How To Match A Bra With Your Top

Letting a bra to peek under your top is easy in theory, but hard to apply in practice. While it looks hot on Instagram and glossy pages, trying to let a bra peek out in a public space can elicit more than just long glances.

Before you say that this trend can only work on the itty bitty titty committee, I am not here to let *you* shy away from trying out fun and flirty fashion trends! As a fellow DD daredevil, I won’t let anything come in the way between me and my boobs. Since it’s one of the trickiest trends to play out in public, wearing a bra with your top (or as an alternative to a T-shirt) can be done in a sexy, yet tasteful way.

If this is your first time experimenting with it, here are some ways on how you can match your bra with your top:

  1. Long sleeve button-down with a lace bra

Lace bras are my kryptonite and I have to admit that I hide it more than I show it. Feminine and ultra sensuous, a lace bra can add a dose of sex appeal, especially when worn with a men’s button down shirt. If you have a button down shirt, you can loosen up the buttons after office hours to reveal your bra. If you don’t feel comfortable showing too much skin, a longline bra is the way to go.

Savage x Fenty Curve Metallic Lace Balconette Bra, $103 SGD

2. Plunging neckline and a bralette

Dressing up like it’s J.Lo at the 2000 Grammys is still a risk worth trying. While Jenny from the Block prefers to let it all hang out, you can keep the girls inside with a bralette! No matter the color or print, a bralette will always shine with your outfit.

P.S. This look is super wearable for all bra sizes!

3. Metallic top and a statement bra

Statement bras are fun, but a pain in the ass to think about what to wear it with. Whether it’s an animal print, sequin or a vinyl bra, the statement bra deserves to be seen, not hidden! Instead of wearing it with neutrals, amplify your bra with a metallic shirt. Trust me, this will be a POPPIN’ look!

NOTE: If you’ve got a jacket that can double as a top, it will look wonderful at holiday parties, too.

4. Lace top with a matching bra

A sheer lace top and a nude bra has been overdone to death. Tell me, who wants to look completely naked underneath a sheer top?! Throw in a bit of modesty with an opaque bra in a color that matches your lace top.

If the bra itself has some lace, it makes the top look like it’s been built in with a bra!

5. Open shirt with a lace up/halter bra (or bikini top)

Ooh…la…la…this is honestly, my favorite trick in the book as you can literally get all eyes on you here. Given that halter/lace up bras are all about emphasizing your shoulders, and neck, it balances out an open shirt. Regardless if it’s a crisp button-down white shirt or a Hawaiian shirt, a masculine vibe levels up the entire look.

While I, myself, don’t have too many halter/lace up bras, I use a bikini top as my bra!

P.S. If you live in colder climates and still wanna look hot (while being covered in layers), a deep V-neck sweater will be a great substitute for an open shirt!

Victoria’s Secret Lace-up Bra Top, $26.46 SGD
Anine Bing Lace soft cup triangle bra, $41 USD

6. Off-the-shoulder top with statement straps/trims

Remember that time when we saw Regina George get hit by a bus? Yup. She was wearing a black off-the-shoulder top with a teal bra. While you don’t have to be a mean girl to look hot, you can serve MEAN looks by simply copying her outfit! From under your boob to the top of your waist, you can experiment with all different kinds of bras with your top.

If your top’s hemline ends under your bust, let the lace trim peek out underneath. But if your top ends at the waist, go for a bra with statement straps whether it’s crystallized, covered in lace or embellished with logos!

Tommy Hilfiger Microfiber Bralette, $47.95 USD

7. T-shirt with a see-through (or chainmail) bra

Not a big fan of hiding your completely sheer bras? Try it on top of a plain white tee! As your canvas to ANY look, white works with any crazy design or pattern. Just keep the rest of your outfit simple.

Lonely Lingerie Bonnie Softcup Bra, $66.43 USD

8. Denim jacket with a sports bra (or sports bra-like top)

To all my girls living in the tropics, I got you covered. If you’re feeling a little cold after a long day at the beach, a denim jacket is a must MUST! Not only do I swear by it (for almost everything), it gives your outfit a street-appropriate edge. In place of a bikini top, flaunt your sports bra to set thirst traps at the bar!

Vita LA Nirvana Sports Bra, $38 USD
Ryderwear Seamless Sports Bra, $39.95 USD

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Michelle Varinata

Lapis - (n.) a layer Shrek once said that "onions have layers" as he was peeling one. Like an onion, I have layers. Born in Jakarta and raised in Singapore, I grew up being surrounded in a multicultural environment. Then, I moved to the States, where I lived in NYC and L.A. The creativity, hustle, bustle and vibe of those cities inspired me to become a blogger, journalist and influencer. Writing by day and living it up by night, I slay in the streets one OOTD at a time. Full-face makeup included, too. ;)

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