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Perhaps we're in a saucy mood with the official Hallmark day of love a mere hours away, or maybe it's those bachelorette and bridal parties that have us wracking our brains for a racy gift that'll make the bride-to-be bestie blush, not blanch. Whatever the case, we can't help but notice a specific kind of barely-there bra at many of our favorite undergarment destinations. Yep, it's the voyeur bra and it's a curious mix of provocative bondage culture, feminine details, and thoughtful know-how fabrication.
With key bits of fabric missing, you'd assume the prices of these unmentionables would drop. But, oh no, darlings, there is some finely tuned construction here, all in the name of a perfectly framed bosom. Not surprisingly, many of the brands that have been creating these high-end titillating pieces are from French and British labels. It makes sense that the unabashed femme fatale and cheeky sensibilities embrace this provocative style, but it's fun to see that American power-house retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Bloomingdale's host some pretty, brassy, domineering picks, too. So, go ahead, peep away — these teasing bras are just begging to be looked at.