Livin' for pretty, lacy things. {Source.}
Livin’ for pretty, lacy things. {Source.}

If I’m not in some kind of sporty top, there’s approximately a 95% chance I’m rocking a little lace bralette. They are my go-to. A basic. A staple. Bralettes are the bessst for girls with smaller chests. If you’re also minimally endowed in the bust department, and you don’t have a go-to bralette yet {note: who are you?! Does this person exist?!} you’re seriously missing out. And really, if you DO already own a bralette, you could probably benefit from adding another one to your collection. That’s what we’re discussing today, guys: little lace bralettes. Save vs. Splurge edition.

The Save: Kimchi Blue Lace Triangle Bra, $16 – $18, Urban Outfitters.

Kimchi Blue Lace Triangle Bra, via Urban Outfitters.
Kimchi Blue Lace Triangle Bra, via Urban Outfitters.

Urban Outfitters is THE place to go if you’re looking to add to your lingerie collection without breaking the bank. I own…let me count…four of their lace bralettes: black and nude, black, nude, and oxblood, so yeah–totally committed. When I’m into something, I’m REALLY into it, and these bralettes are perfect: dainty, feminine, and stylish. The difference in price apparently reflects the difference in colors, as some shades go for $16 and some for $18. They’re the perfect piece for wearing under sheer shirts or wide-armed tanks, because they’re super pretty and provide a little extra coverage. Keep in mind, though, that these bralettes completely wireless and the thin straps and band do not offer much {if any} support. They also aren’t sized like your standard/typical lingerie, and instead come in sizes S – L. The small size is perfect for me as a 32b, but online reviewers of the bralettes on the UO site range from As to DDs and have been able to purchase coordinating sizes–most of them appearing to be pretty satisfied customers–so if you’re  larger, this style is still worth a try.

The Splurge: SKIVVIES “Bat Your Lashes” Bra, $121, For Love & Lemons.

SKIVVIES by For Love and Lemons 'Bat Your Lashes Bra'.
SKIVVIES by For Love & Lemons ‘Bat Your Lashes Bra‘.

If you have money to spend and want to seriously invest in a piece that’s unique and stunning, you can’t go wrong with ANY item for the For Love & Lemons “SKIVVIES” collection of lingerie. Seriously, just page through their website and swoon. Eyelash lace. Power-mesh. Velvet. Multiple straps. It’s beautiful. Personally, I own the Bat Your Lashes bra, which is a longline, lace-drenched style that features minimal cup coverage with underwire. It’s a total stunner, and way more substantial and supportive than the triangle bra from UO. Again, it comes in standard sizes of XS to L, and is basically MADE to be seen. Tank tops, sheer blouses, dresses, by itself, whatever. You can also wear it peeking out from under a crop top a la Kylie Jenner if that’s something you’re into. It’s spendy for sure, but totally worth the investment.

Go ahead – up your bra game!



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