4 Ways To Let Your Bra Show In Public, Because It's Just That Hot Out

Bralettes have officially become a staple in any fashion girl's wardrobe. And they are even more vital in summer, a season when anything goes (and frankly, when it's too hot to wear a thick, padded bra). These lighter options literally become the first thing we grab for wearing under our tees, tanks, and dresses.
And while we're used to showing them off in the expected ways, like under a tee or sheer top, there are some more unexpected (advanced, if you will) ways to style this fashionable piece of underclothing. It's all about playing with silhouettes that let your pretty bralette be a focal point of your outfit instead of fading into the background. And since you're already showing more skin in the summer months anyway, it can't be that difficult to show off a lacy strap or two, right?
So, click on for a few fresh ways to wear your bralettes, and if it does get so hot that you end up taking off all the extra stuff and just chilling on that rooftop in your bra, well, frankly, we support you. Here's to braletting your way straight through Summer '17.
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Nothing says summer like a tropical-print shirt. To add a little bit of interest to a top that could easily feel like you borrowed it from your dorky uncle, leave the top few buttons unbuttoned to allow for a comfy, color-coordinating bralette to peek out. Pair it with some breathable trousers and a sophisticated bag and you've got a look that can take you from an afternoon block party to sunset rooftop cocktails.

Mango Tropical Print Shirt, $49.99, available at Mango; Community Pinetown Pant, $44.99, available at Aritzia; Calvin Klein Seamless Logo Unlined Longline Multiway Bralette, $21.98, available at House of Fraser; COS Interlinked Pendant Necklace, $25, available at COS; Staud Bruni Bag, $350, available at Staud.
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It's pretty standard to show off a bralette under a sheer or open-knit top, but have you thought about focusing on a silhouette to frame the bralette instead? For example, this one-shouldered poplin tunic leaves the perfect peekaboo area to showcase one side of a delicate lace bra, which (bonus!) is a lot more comfortable than wearing a strapless bra under this type of top, anyway. Since it's summer, keep those legs bare and accessorize with oversized earrings, lace-up sandals, and a handy bag for wherever the day might take you.

Anine Bing Delicate Lace Bra in Nude, $99, available at Anine Bing; Zara Poplin Tunic with Metallic Details, $39.99, available at Zara; ASOS Falia Leather Tie Flat Sandals, $31.58, available at ASOS; Parisa Wang Addicted Backpack, $235, available at Parisa Wang; J.Crew Fun Circle Earrings, $19.50, available at J.Crew.
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There are days that are hot — and then there are days that are hot. To get through those sweltering afternoons when just the thought of fabrics touching your skin makes you break out in a sweat, we suggest light layers that give you the feeling of being sans clothes without, you know, actually being naked. Try pairing a cute bralette with frayed white denim shorts, and then throw a sheer, printed dress over that combo for coverage. Add in a summery sandal and a basket bag to tie it all together, and your outfit will be smokin’ — just like the temps.

SPANX Bra-llelujah! Bralette, $48, available at SPANX; Zara Printed Tulle T-shirt, $29.90, available at Zara; Mango Frayed Denim Shorts, $49.99, available at Mango; Dragon Diffusion Small Triple Jump Tote Bag, $280, available at J.Crew; Intentionally Blank Joy, $169, available at Need Supply.
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Styling your bralette doesn't always have to feel fancy or complicated. A modern muscle tank will look cool with a minimal black bra showing on the sides. Finish said outfit with laid back denim, slide sandals, and a practical tote for a chill, daytime ensemble that won't leave you too sweaty.

H&M Soft-cup Triangle Bra, $24.99, available at H&M; P.E. Nation Fast Ball Tank, $110, available at Net-A-Porter; Alexander Wang Wide-leg Jeans, $350 $175, available at Farfetch; Birkenstock Essentials Madrid Slide Sandal, $29.95, available at Nordstrom; Bao Bao Issey Miyake Prism Metallic Tote, $1,260, available at MatchesFashion.com.

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