There is a very feminine feeling to wearing beautiful lace bras/bralettes, and the dainty pieces deserve a moment to shine. Growing up your mother more than likely would reprimand you if you tried to leave the house with bra straps showing. Fast forward to 2017 & it’s acceptable. Let me show you how & where to rock this trend.
I. Let’s start with where lace is acceptable (and not):
Nights out, concerts, weekend lunches, farmer’s markets, community cultural events.
NO, save it:
1st dates (self-explanatory), family functions, weddings, holiday functions, work & or networking events (also self-explanatory).
II. Clarifying the Laws of Lace:
Now let’s clarify how to style lace to avoid an instant faux-pas. Lace can go from classy to trashy ‘real quick,’ so let’s navigate the fine line.
The 1st Law: Match the styles
If your outfit is bohemian, wear a whimsical romantic bralette.
If your outfit is sporty: wear a sleek athleisure inspired bralette.
The 2nd Law: Balance to avoid clashing prints & colors
If your outfit is loud with prints: wear a solid colored bralette.
If your outfit is loud with colors: wear a bra that complements 1 shade of your look, or go neutral with black/white.
But for Monochrome looks: it’s your choice, play with bright colors or match the bra.
The 3rd Law: Don’t get strap happy
If your shirt is strapless with cutouts or low arms: wear a bandeau.
If your shirt is racerback: wear a racerback bra (i.e your mother’s doctrine).
However, if your shirt is strappy; emphasize these details with a strappy bralette.
photos by @kaymariephoto
Whichever way you decide to show a little lace, always keep class in mind. Lace should not overpower your look, yet add a slight hint of femininity to the look. Please remember to choose one with a support level that suites your body type. I hope this is helpful, and that you all have an amazing weekend!