Let Summer’s Bralette Move You Into Fall

Jacqueline Wells

It’s official: this summer was the season of the bralette. Comfortable, casual and stylish, it evoked everything about the easy, lightweight dressing that balmy summer months call for. But don’t toss them to the back of your closet just yet. As temperatures dip into breezy sweater weather, the bralette is the perfect staple to wear underneath everything from an Indian summer tank top to October’s coziest cashmeres. Here are four ways you can work the bralette trend for fall:


Tee Time: After months of donning barely-there swimsuit styles, fall is all about coverage. From tee shirts to cardigans to chic button downs, the Cosabella Dolce Soft Bra is the perfect wear-with-anything bralette style. In an array of colors and a cool lace pattern, it’s subtle enough to hide away or play peek-a-boo under your favorite V-neck sweater.


Sheer Genius: A little lace goes a long way, especially when paired underneath this season’s sheer dressing trend. Call it underwear as outerwear, but the Fleur’t With Me Basic Lace Cami Bralette offers an appropriate amount of coverage under a sheer top and is a cool layering piece beneath lightweight dresses and tanks.


Saturday Night Live: Now that you’re back in town, it’s time to step up the weekend dressing. The Bisou Lace Halter Bralette is a sexy twist on basic black lingerie perfect for a steamy Saturday night out. Styling tip: Wear under a plunging neckline for a flirtatious look.


Boho Luxe: With its cool-girl crop styling and super soft lace, the Free People Galloon Lace Racerback Crop Bralette will fit right into fall’s Bohemian layering trend. Let the wide racerback straps peek out under an open-back sweater for an edgy, downtown look.