The older I get, the more comfortable I want to be at ALL times.
I found these awesome bralettes and think you need to know about them. Many of them are from Target so they are super affordable.
These options are a great way to provide support (for smaller chests) and shape (for real small chests) but, most of all, you won’t want to rip it off as soon as you get home.
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Why I Love Bralettes
One of the things I remember about pregnancy is that I hated wearing a bra. The minute I got home from work, I would remove it before I even took my shoes off.
Maybe it’s because I’m carrying extra weight (can I still call it baby weight even though my youngest is 11??) but my underwire bras were really starting to annoy me.
Since I am lucky to work out of the house, I can just go without if I want. But if I don’t get fully dressed, including some extra support, I don’t feel like my day is really started.
So I started looking for comfortable bras and bralettes to wear. And found some really great ones.
And really, the bras that I wear every day are really called a push-up bralette. So, not a traditional bra at all. And so super comfortable.
Wirefree Lounge Bras are the Best
THIS ONE shown in the photo above is my absolute favorite. And it’s $13.
It’s a push-up bralette. When I first bought the bra, I got it from Target, but it went away before I could buy more. This one is very close to it (although I haven’t had a chance to try it yet!).
Shop all of the wire-free lounge bras at Target.
I did an exhaustive search and found a similar one on Amazon. And promptly bought 3!
I’m VERY small chested so this really doesn’t push anything up. What it does do, however, is help me fill out the cup so you can’t see my nipple when I lean over. Finally!
You can see a little shelf in the cup, which helps to give it shape, but there is no underwire. And the chest band is elastic. While it fastens like a traditional bra in the back, it’s so comfortable.
Wirefree bras are key for comfort. Most of the time they’re also called “long-line”, which is where there is a little bit of band around the bottom, unlike a traditional bra.
Sometimes they are also called “lounge bras.” Which makes sense. These aren’t made for sports, or even business dressing. They’re all about relaxing and not feeling constricted.
Where to Buy Bralettes
Does Target Have Bralettes?
You betcha. Like all your other favorite things you can find them at Target. Target has an awesome selection of cute and comfy bralettes to wear for everything.
I love a black lace bralette like the one pictured for wearing under open sundresses in summer. The racerback makes it feel like it is meant to be seen.
Most of my bralettes have a little padding which is great for making me not look super flat.
Do Bralettes Provide Support?
Bralettes, in my opinion, don’t provide enough support for you to do any kind of exercise.
I wear them mostly for comfort and usually for a little extra shape. I feel like bralettes are the slips but for the top half of your body. I dress pretty modestly so I have bralettes in all shapes and sizes.
I found this bralette at Pacific Sunwear while shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo a few weeks ago. I loved the really thin straps on this one. There’s a little more coverage in the back which is great for those tops that are wide open or have their own straps. This one is lightly padded, maybe lined, is a better way to say it. The chest band is also a little longer so this one is SO comfortable! And I loved the little criss cross detail in the front. I’ve actually become quite a bralette hoarder over the last year. But these lined ones are truly my favorite. PacSun has a nice selection (any store aimed at juniors seems to be my speed in the chest deparment). Urban Outfitters has a great selection of bras and bralettes, too, but can tend to be kind of pricey. And maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think I’m in the market for one with sea shells covering the nipples.
Sorry to all you big chested gals. I don’t have any idea what that’s like so I’m guessing Victoria’s Secret is a great place for you to start.
Check out the bralette section at Target! They have so many great ones!
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