STYLING A | BRALETTE

August 7, 2017

This post is sponsored by Maidenform. All opinions are my own.

Let’s face it, as much as we love the sunshine and warmth, there is such a thing as too hot. Whenever summer rolls around the last thing you want to do is wear an uncomfortable, sweat-trapping bra. My solution for staying cool and looking cute in the summer is bralettes.

I’ve always been a fan of Maidenform bras but now I am fan of their bralettes too! This Long Lace Bralette has literally been a lifesaver for me during these summer months. This bralette allows for sweat to breathe and there is no comfortable padding, underwire, or thick straps to constrict you. In fact, you almost feel like you aren’t even wearing a bra with this bralette.

Bralettes are not only comfortable, they are also fun to style. I love this particular bralette because it is all lace with a wide band making it a longline style (almost like a crop top). The deep v cut with lace neckline makes this the perfect barrette to wear under loose fitting summer dresses and v-neck tees. The cups are also covered with lace for modesty and support so you can wear this bralette under sheer tops without showing too much. What I also like about wearing a bralette in the summer is that I can let the lacy, feminine touches peek out from a top or dress for a subtle hint of sexiness.

/ Ways to Style a Bralette /

  • With a backless sundress when you don’t want to go braless
  • Under a v-neck tee shirt or camisole (peeking out from the front)
  • A button down shirt tied at the waist (leave a few buttons undone at top)
  • Under a sheer blouse
  • With cut offs and a kimono/ robe
  • With a high waisted maxi skirt and a cropped denim/ leather jacket
  • Under a muscle tank
  • Under overalls
  • Under a loose-fitting or off the shoulder sweater

I would love to hear if you’ve tried a bralette before and why you love them in the comments below. By commenting, you are entering for a chance to win an amazing Maidenform bralette (THREE winners will be chosen)! THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The three winners are @shelbyacarlson, @abigail_mae2, and @dharaniv. Thank you for participating!

/ Giveaway Instructions /

  1. Leave a comment sharing why you love bralettes!
  2. Follow me @dailykongfidence on Instagram
  3. Follow @Maidenform on Instagram

The giveaway will take place from Monday, August 7, 2017, 11:00AM PST through Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:59PM PST. The winners will be announced on my blog and Instagram Stories.

*Disclaimer: Maidenform is the prize sponsors only.*

/ Maxi Dress Look /
Dress | Show Me Your Mumu
Bralette | Maidenform
Hat | Rag & Bone
Watch | Cluse
Slides | Zara

/ V-Neck Tee Look /
Tee | J. Crew
Bralette | Maidenform
Jeans | Zara
Jacket | DSTLD
Shoes | Zara

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47 comments

Jessi Malay August 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm

omg those jeans are too die for!!!

XO, Jessi

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dailykongfidence August 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm

Thanks Jessi, you know how much I love my Zara! =)

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Thomas Falkenstedt August 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm

A bralette truly is a very versatile piece and you’ve done a great job styling it both up and down with both denim and dresses and once again I’m envious I don’t get to wear a bralette, haha. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and advice to other women though!
Thomas xx

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dailykongfidence August 7, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Haha, thanks Thomas. I do love them for summer and the slight peek a boo lace is always a sexy touch.

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Mariann Yip August 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm

I am literally in love with bralettes for the summer! I hate the feeling of wearing a bra especially with looser clothes for the warmer weather. I am a huge fan of wearing them with dresses especially how you did in your photo. Maidenform is an amazing brand and I am a fan and customer of their products!

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dailykongfidence August 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

I knew you would know what I am talking about. Maidenform makes such great bras and bralettes and they are so affordable.

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Amy August 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Love how you styled this one style 3 different ways. I love bralettes so much and am soooo happy they are on trend right now vs. the push up wire bras of the early ’00s. These are so much more comfortable!! Perfect for summer. Hope your week is off to a great start!

xx, Amy
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dailykongfidence August 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Oh yes, those push up wire bras are the worst and bralettes are the way to go! Maidenform’s bralettes are so soft and the lace is really pretty.

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Bernice August 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Omg Yas! I’ve been a little late to the bralette game but I’m definitely in love! Thanks for these styling tips xx

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Elizabeth August 7, 2017 at 10:42 pm

I’m also a big fan of wearing bralettes to the airport because they make it so much more comfortable when you travel! <3 🙂 Loving all of these looks so much!

XO, Elizabeth
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Britta August 8, 2017 at 2:03 am

I love how you styled this beautiful lace bralette! They really are lifesavers during the warmer months! Normal bras become so uncomfortable right?!
I especially love this maidenform bralette because of the broad lace panel so that it looks like a crop top! So cute!
Xo
Britta

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Michelle August 8, 2017 at 3:25 am

This bralette is so pretty! While I love the idea of a bralette I would still probably have to wear an underwire bra under it in public. When you’re over 40 and and/or a D cup or more, gravity is not your friend LOL. That said I would totally wear this to lounge around the house or to sleep – it’s so cute and comfy looking! I really love how you styled it under the dress – it drives me nuts when the back is so low cut that you can’t wear a bra – this really is the perfect solution!
XO
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Elegant Duchess August 8, 2017 at 3:56 am

I love bralettes, they look quite stylish under any see through pieces. Love how you styled it and your sandals are fabulous!
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Nathalie August 8, 2017 at 5:52 am

Love the way you styled the bralette in both outfits. The pink dress is so pretty as well and as for the second look, completely drawn to your jeans.

Nathalie
http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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Aimara August 8, 2017 at 7:41 am

Wow babe so many hot ways to style a bralette!! I agree, they are sexy and comfortable and so perfect for Summer!!
I love all the looks you created but my favorite is definitely the pink maxi dress! Thanks for all the ideas! I’ll be definitely trying a few of these 🙂
XO
Aimara
http://www.waysofstyle.com

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Aldora August 8, 2017 at 8:17 am

Oh wow! I’ve never owned a bralette before cuz it makes me feel like I’m wearing a bikini top walking around in public. The way you styled it is so classy and chic especially the look with the sundress. I might really wanna get one to try ~ thanks for sharing 🙂

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Eliza August 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

I’ve never thought about bralettes this way. When it’s too hot outside I’d better go braless. But you’re right. These particular bralettes from Maidenform look so cute and elegant, so you can easily style it with almost every outfit. I love the way you styled it with this backless dress. Looks so elegant! I’ll definitely take a look. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

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Jenelle August 8, 2017 at 8:47 am

I have to confess I hate wearing bras! They are just so uncomfortable. But bralets are the go if anything. So with you there. Love that they feel like nothing, or close to it.
xx Jenelle
http://www.inspiringwit.com

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Darlene August 8, 2017 at 8:57 am

This is such a nice fashion piece! I love bralettes but never had the confidence to wear them but seeing this post its now possible for me to flaunt it. I like how you styled it elegantly and not sexy

xxxxx
http://www.thenewgirl.me

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Lana August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

I prefer not even wear bra, when it is hot outside, but the bralettes are also a good option, because some clothes you can’t wear without a bra.
I usually wear them with loose tees or tank tops. It is nice to add some pepper to your outfit with the lace underwear 🙂
I like the way you styled this cute bralette from Maidenform. It looks gorgeous with with dress and tee.

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Jacqueline August 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm

I had no idea MaidenForm had come out with their own barrettes! YASSS! I’m all about the barrettes lately. I seriously can’t stand wearing a bra anymore. They’re just not as comfortable! Love how you paired it with that low back dress! Seriously going to head out to the store this weekend and look for one! Thanks for sharing boo!

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Candace August 8, 2017 at 10:12 pm

I love wearing bralettes. I love to wear mine with high waisted bottoms. They make me feel a lot sexier than wearing a crop top 🙂

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Ashleigh DMello August 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Perfect styling babe! I’m a member of the itty bittie club so bralettes are my favourite thing ever, haha! They are actually my favourite thing to wear under t-shirts in summer too!

Ashleigh x
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Helen Chik August 9, 2017 at 12:32 am

I’ve always hated wearing bras and if I can get away with not wearing one I definitely will! I’ve always been a huge fan of bralettes and I’ve made piece with the fact that I don’t have boobs but I’m so thankful for it because I can wear bralettes without a worry because of it!

Love these styling tips and wearing a pretty bralette under a muscle tee is the best!

Helen xx
http://helenchik.com

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Darya August 9, 2017 at 1:26 am

To tell the truth, I have 3 bralettes but I’ve never styled them.
I like the idea of pairing Maidenform bralette with slip dress. I never go braless so bralette is such a perfect option for summer.
Thank you for these styling tips. Can’t wait to participate in your giveaway!

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Jessie August 9, 2017 at 1:31 am

Love how you have styled a lace bralette. Those outfits are very gorgeous and love the summer vibes here. White lace bralettes are so sexy, goes well with your tanned skin tone! Love it!!! I have been going ‘bra free’ with my summer outfits. Need to dig out my lace bralettes for those looks above =P

xx, Jessie
http://www.4evajessie.com

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Diana August 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

I think, I am in love with your Zara jeans. I need to visit Zara stores again. I also love your lace bralette, they are so comfy for hot summer days, compare to bras. I hate bras so much, they are not only not comfortable but your skin doesn’t breath too.

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Gracie August 9, 2017 at 9:07 am

That bralette is so beautiful with the lace in the back that you want to show it. I do love your Zara jeans.

Xxgracie

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Open Kloset August 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Hey Darling,
Hows you?
Totally agree with you, in super Hot days I love to wear Bralette , super comfortable and easy to Style:)
Both Look are Chic and Gorgeous;)
The Maxi Dress my Favorite, Love the Color sooo much 🙂
Wish you Happy Week
Love Open Kloset By Karina

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Sheree August 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm

I love a lace bralette!! Given that I am completely the opposite of endowed up top to begin with, plus two kids and two years of nursing, my well has dried up. I wear a lot of bralettes because they are comfortable and they fit my shape the best. Maidenform is one of my favorites and I think I actually own the one you have on as well. They are so feminine and beautiful, looks elegant and unassuming under any button down, tee, or dresses. Love all the ways you styled it and great additional styling tips.

xo Sheree
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Rachel Holliday August 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm

I totally agree that longer line bralettes make lovely crop tops! I really like how you’ve put yours under the tee and the dress to just make it that little bit different too 🙂 Underwire bras can be waaaay too sweaty in Summer- so bralettes are a fantastic option. I absolutely love those pearly slides you’ve paired with the bralette and dress too.

Rachel xx
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maryam August 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm

I am seriously obsessed with bralettes this season. They are so cute and I honesty prefer them over a regular bra. I’ve never styled mine the way you have though. I really like your style, so I will be copying you 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration. You look amazing!

xx, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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the luxe edition August 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Love how you styled this one style 3 different ways. I love bralettes so much and it’s such a simple but elegant loook! You’re killing it!

Theluxeedition.com

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Tandya August 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm

I LOVE how you styled your bralettes! I have the same one! They are perfect for the warmer Summer months and a great piece to layer with loose fitted tops and maxi dresses! I have a really low round neck top that I like to style my bralettes with! Good luck to all those entering the giveaway!

XO
Tandya
http://www.simplytandya.com

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Eva August 10, 2017 at 12:53 am

I like how you wore it. You see and you can not see it. Beautiful … the lace is always very feminine. Ideal with V neckline of your dress. Nice idea.
Xx Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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Samantha Mariko August 10, 2017 at 6:19 am

These are both perfect ways to style a cute, lacey bralette. It’s like layering, but still keeping breezy in the summer heat. I might use these tips myself since I can’t be bothered to wear a real bra in this Tokyo heat most of the time 🙂
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Jessica August 10, 2017 at 8:54 am

This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing these tips. Will definitely take some notes. You look gorgeous by the way. My fav would be the dress photos.

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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marcy August 10, 2017 at 9:31 am

I absolutely love a good bralette for the summer !!! Its so comfy and makes me feel so sexy too. I love the fact that you can wear it in so many great ways like you mention in your tips. I honestly have never tried it in a maxi dress and love how you style it in the pink dress so chic and comfy!! Love your style!

xoxo
Marcy

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Sharon Wu August 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

Bralettes are seriously my best friend! I have so many of them because I hate wearing wired bras (especially in the heat here in Palm Springs). Bralettes are so comfortable and actually to me they are quite sexy too! I like to wear them under just about everything ranging from low-cut tees and sweaters and low-scoop dresses (front or back) like you! I am a huge fan of Maidenform bras because they’re so comfortable. So awesome you got to work with them babe! xoxo, sharon

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ZIA DOMIC August 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Bralettes are such a life saver in the summer time you can wear them under anything and it looks great, even better if its peeking out! xo ~Zia
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Marie August 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm

I am absolutely in love with the way you styled your bralette. I have been obsessed w bralettes for a while now but scared to buy one. I think I’m going to try it w a loose blouse unbuttoned a little at the top!! Thanks for the inspo!!!

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Deddeh Howard August 10, 2017 at 8:50 pm

I love Bralettes, they are so fun to style and they look so nice on you beautiful.

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Kris August 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Great ideas! I love bralettes because they’re so feminine and dainty! Lovely outfits!
Have an awesome day!
xx Kris

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Jo August 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm

What a gorgeous bralette! I love that sexy and chic peek of lace. Your effortlessly cool outfits are so point, babe! Love your style!

xo, Jo
http://www.cutandchic.com

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Danielle @ Follow My Gut August 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

CHRISTINE! I’ve never worn a bralette because I feel like my boobs are so massive but I love the way that you styled it. And you tip of adding it to a sheer blouse outfit sounds so so cute! Now if I could just get a bralette in my size we’d be in business =P

Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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sophie August 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm

I love these two outfits especially the dress.Beautiful.
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Lucy October 11, 2017 at 6:05 am

Magnificent your blog!
Many of the great ideas …
I adopt!

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