By now, fashionistas everywhere have spotted the rising trend of the bralette in all its skimpy, midriff-baring glory. Whether you’ve spotted this bra inspired crop top on your favourite celebrity or among the fashion blogger set, there’s no denying that the bralette is gaining popularity. While the bikini like garment is certainly an intimidating look to pull off, countless fashion lovers are learning to master the trend. As we prepare for the casual, languid days of July, slipping into a bralette can be a sartorial solution for the warmer days of the year. Look no further than these outfit ideas from the runways, which offer a peek at how to wear the trend.
The trick with sporting a bralette is to contrast the skin on display with more coverage on the bottom. This can easily be achieved by wearing a sports bra-esque crop top, as seen on the catwalk at Tory Burch. Try pairing the bralette with a floor-length skirt emblazoned with a white, green and pink floral print.
For a fun and beach-ready take on the trend, look no further than the Peter Pilotto catwalk. The runway transformed the bralette into a casual staple, with a multicoloured diagonal bow and a crimson-coloured bandeau top. Meanwhile, airy magenta lace trousers make a splash with colourful embroidered patches.
If you’re wondering how to edge up the bralette, turn to the Alexander Wang runway. This blue and white pinstriped cotton top looks gorgeous next to these lace-edged grey shorts and a matching oversized blazer. For a sporty, menswear inspired take on the bralette, athleisure elements and a borrowed from the boys aesthetic come into play here.
Photos: Vogue Runway