5 Reasons Every Plus Size Woman Needs a Bralette

May 17, 2018  |  

Like the tankini and the yoga pant, the bralette is one of those items you didn’t know you needed and then suddenly couldn’t live without! Part top, part undergarment these versatile items of clothing can be worn numerous ways to suit all of your style needs. From Savage x Fenty including bralettes in their inaugural launch to Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Eloquii including them in their offerings, find out why every plus-size woman should have this underwire free item in her closet!

1. They’re A Great Swim Cover Up

Spend the summer conquering the “no shoes’ “no shirt” rule by slipping on of these lightweight lacy tops over your bathing suit. Bonus? They’re usually quick drying. This lace pullover from Torrid has a racer back leaving plenty of room for bath suit straps. It’s available now for $28.90.

Torrid Racer Back

Photo Courtesy of Torrid

2. They Add Texture

As the trends make a return to early aughts fashion layering is more important than ever! Add some intrigue to a simple tank top or a spaghetti strap dress by slipping a bralette underneath. This nude one from Savage x Fenty is a great option at $34.

I’ve gotten an insane amount of DMs asking how I feel about the @savagexfenty bras. I bought bralettes in three colors – they’re crazy comfortable. The bras with cups aren’t offered in my size…they usually aren’t. Lol [For reference, I’m wearing a 3X and I’m a 36K in bras usually] Happy shopping 🖤 #SavagexFenty . . . Also, I considered touching up my armpit but these scars and discoloration are part of my story. Bras have been the death of me, lol. They’ve dug into my skin for yeeeears upon years and I used to be very self-conscious about it. But I know I’m not alone. So here we are. . . 📸: @mjonesimaging . . . #psblogger #effyourbeautystandards #fenty #plussize #plussizemodel #plussizelingerie #savagexfentyplussize #plusmodelmag

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3. They Provide Added Support

Not quite sure about that miraculous bra you purchased from your favorite Instagram influencer last summer? We get it. Try topping it off with a plunging bralette from Eloquii to make sure everything is as pulled together as it was in her bathroom mirror.  At just $34.90 it’s a great investment.


Photo Courtesy of Eloquii

4. They’re A Great Crop Top Alternative

Addition Elle Bralette

Photo Courtesy of Addition Elle

Not quite ready to fully display your curves? Bralettes can be worn beneath oversized shirts or loose dresses as a cute way to stay in control of how much skin you want to show. Try this mesh one from Addition Elle for $34.99. It’s on sale right now for 50% off!

5. They’re The Perfect Way To Upgrade Your PJs


Photo Courtesy of Addition Elle

Now that you’ve finally retired your college tee and boyfriend’s basketball shorts it’s time to upgrade your sleeping attire. Consider pairing bralettes with boy shorts or fitted sweats for a simple combo that’s cute and cozy. This butterfly bralette from Ashley Stewart is usually $44.50 but it’s currently $15 off!

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