Should you ditch your underwire bra for a bralette?
Considering ditching underwire bras for those cute bralettes? While bralettes may be a cute alternative, both bras have their own purpose. It just depends on your preference and comfort level.
What was essentially called a “training” bra in the past has become more popular and fashion forward and goes beyond the 12–13 age range. Training bras were the first steps to preparing us for womanhood. Eventually we’d graduate to wearing “real” bras—underwire bras. Traditional bras have underwire sewn in with molded cups for additional support. Most underwire bra dilemmas can be solved by getting properly sized and measured.
Bralettes, on the other hand, are so comfortable because they have little to no structure, no underwire and they are usually made from light and soft materials. For girls with a bigger bust size, we're here to bust the myth that you MUST steer clear of bralettes. That’s not the case at all! If you have a larger bust size, you may have to search under non-wire or wireless bras. Wireless bras, non-wire bra, and bralette all fall under the same umbrella with the level of support varying. Pro tip: Look for brands, like BraBar, which specifically state on their site that their products are fit for full-busted women.
Bralettes are great solutions for sheer tops, open back tops, low necklines, or tees with low sleeve cuts. The added lace detailing on these bras make for cute layering pieces for tops and dresses. If you feel like you need extra support, then a bralette may not meet all your needs with its limited sizing of small, medium and large, but they can cover some of the basics.
Which bra do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!
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