Changing your wardrobe is fun to think about as you get older and discover more ways to express your style. You surf the web and find some cute items, bralettes being among the choices. You fell in love, yet you face the frustration of wearing a new bralette and don't know where to start. So turn to your friends here at My Melrose and read our latest style guide article on how to wear a bralette featuring some of our newly curated styles and outside examples to help get into some details.
Chic Featuring Some Western Elements
Being non-traditional is always in style and a cool thing to do. Break the average western wear idea by thinking of our example with the khaki "New Mix" 12" Bralette and the "Wax" Long Sleeve Knit Denim Jacket as the western-inspired half of the outfit, while the rest of the creation is the chic contribution. Our bralette is lightly padded, which can add volume to the right places for those who want it. Cropped bralettes like ours are great for short and tall gals; be mindful of how you style them.
Instead of using different-colored denim, you can use our khaki bralette as a base layer for a matching denim jacket and jean set. If you go this route based on this example, your jeans should be skinnier since the coat is a loose fit with some length. Cowboy boots are a traditional western idea to incorporate, or go for an urban tomboy look by wearing some Timberland style boots. Accessorize this look with nothing flashy. Keep your necklace dainty and straightforward; a small charm would work here.
Another western chic idea would be to keep things casual with a loose-fit scoop neck top that lets the bralette peek out a bit. Pick a pair of flare jeans like our "YMI" 34" Medium Wash Flare Jeans and a pair of low chunky heeled booties similar to the "Top Moda" Single Buckle 2” Heel Faux Leather Ankle Bootie.
Dress Up Your Bralette
Bralettes are a unique addition to dressy outfits, creating a sultry look masked under something high fashion and sophisticated. The My Melrose fashion pick above does just that, featuring the black "New Mix" 12" Bralette layered under the fuchsia "Mango" Long Sleeve Knit Blazer. Continuing a bold and refined style, we selected the "Ashley Blue" Black Tie Belt Flare Pants "Soda" 5 1/2" Double Platform Heels. Again, the Bralette provides volumes; however, in this ensemble, we play with lighter textures than the previous themed outfit. Here we have an all-black base layer, typically a goth subculture concept that provides room for androgynous looks. This outfit accentuates the female figure, hence the pants and shoe choice elongating the legs.
A different take on the all-black layering idea can tone down the dressy occasion concept while keeping a polished look is using the Bralette with black cropped denim jeans and ankle strap heels with a long light beige trench coat like fashion influencer and Le Happy blog owner Luanna Perez-Garreaud wears here.
Simply Wear a Bralette as a Top
Bralettes don't have to hide under tedious layers; our red "New Mix" 21" Lace Bralette Tank proves that. Making a sexy outfit becomes effortless using bralettes as tops. Here, we highlight the figure while playing with the see through parts of the lace and combining that idea with the distressed elements of the jeans. This look is cohesive and consistent finishing the with white "Top" 3 1/4" Closed Back Ankle Strap Heels.
Try a longer bralette with a wrap skirt like the actress Renee Somerfield is wearing here. After looking at styles that use bralettes that cover the torso paired explicitly with skirts, heed this advice; be intentional about your color scheme. This garment combination seems easy to mismatch. If you attempt a look like this, think primary, like warm and cool-toned colors, and go from there.