With summer fast approaching, we’re all rotating our wardrobes, swapping out chunky sweaters for chic sundresses and trendy tank tops. Since we tend to show a lot more skin in the hotter months, that means we need to rethink our lingerie collections — specifically, our summer ensembles may require different styles of bras.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up four must-have bras to add to your shopping cart this season.
A lacy bralette
There are lots of reasons to love bralettes. First of all, they’re pretty to look at, which means you don’t have to stress if a lace strap shows under your off-the-shoulder T-shirt or racerback dress. Secondly, they’re about as lightweight as bras get, which makes them a particularly excellent option for the dog days of summer. Opt for a pretty lace bralette that has wire-free cups and a structured band, which is comfy enough to sport while lounging around the house but also cute enough to wear out and about, and still supportive enough to make you feel secure.
A longline bra
Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5351 | Sandrine Hipster P5353 in Wild Pink
You’ve probably noticed that longline bras are suddenly everywhere — and the surging trend is no surprise. Of course, they boast a gorgeous retro-like appeal, which makes them a fun alternative style for date night. Did you know they’re also ultra-practical, too? The extra fabric that extends below the cups not only lends a little additional support (which is great for full busted women) but also provides some shaping around your torso. And you’ll be thankful to have a smooth waistline under those form-fitting summer dresses. Go for a longline bra, which is lightweight enough to wear on any sweltering days. With three-part cups and elegant lace all over, it’s both supportive and seductive.
Related: Where To Buy Longline Bras
A strapless contour bra
Elissa Strapless Contour Bra P5011 | Elissa Brazilian Thong P5014 in Pearl White
Naturally, summer calls for a strapless bra. After all, you’ll need a versatile option that can accommodate your strapless and halter dresses, one-shoulder and criss-cross tops, etc., and this style can do it all since it has removable straps that can be fastened a variety of different ways. You don’t just need any strapless bra, though. A strapless contour bra has smooth, seamless cups that won’t show, even under your clingiest or tightest clothes. Snag one in nude, which is versatile enough to sport under any color top or dress.
A moisture-wicking sports bra
Parfait Active Sports Bra P5541 in Black/White
Whether you prefer running some trails near your neighborhood, doing Yoga in the park, hiking, or playing tennis, an outdoor workout in the summer requires a super breathable sports bra. Seek out a style that has moisture-wicking cups and breathable mesh inserts so you don’t have to worry about sweat getting trapped in your bra. A sports bra that has underwire and a wide, sturdy elastic underband is ideal for medium to high impact sports.
Ready to splurge on some summer bras? No matter what pieces you have in your seasonal wardrobe, the bras in this shopping guide are bound to make your outfits look even better. One final tip: If you haven’t been fitted by a professional in the last six months, you’ll definitely want to book a fitting before your shopping spree. That way, you can make sure you’re wearing the correct size prior to investing in any new pieces.
Related: How To Find A Supportive Sports Bra
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!