The Right Bra for Every Look
Get the silhouette you want for all the latest runway fashions
Sheer (as seen at Jason Wu)
Sheer can be one of the toughest trends to pull off when it comes to foundation garments. To peek-a-boo or not to peek-a-boo? With a black sheer top, Jene loves the look of a black bra peeking through, but for those not so adventurous at heart, choose a cami with a built-in bra that offers a great base layer and some smoothing action too! We like Assets by Sara Blakely.
Color Blocking (as seen everywhere!)
Color blocking is a huge trend this season and something we can have a whole lot of fun with. So why not color-block your bra? Let the straps of this fun fuchsia number peek out under a royal blue top! Josie By Natori Etoile is a great pick.
High-Collar Necklines (as seen at Peter Som)
High-collar necklines require some clever finagling when it comes to bras, since the sleeves scoop inward, which usually leaves us exposing our straps. So what’s the solution? A T-back bra like this one from Wacoal cinches straps inward!
Body Con[scious] (as seen at Donna Karan)
Body con dresses leave no room for error — or erroneous lines. Choose a bra that leaves no room for error either, like this nude silicone gel backless strapless that’ll mold to your figure under even the slimmest styles. We love the freedom and lift we get from Fashion Forms: Body Sculpting Backless Strapless Underwire Bra.
Plunging Neckline (as seen at Zero Maria Cornejo)
Extreme necklines call for extreme undergarments. When it’s plunging down to there, don’t let your support system show through. Pick an extreme plunging bra like this one from Lane Bryant.
Flapper Shift (as seen at Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, and Tory Burch)
Wide-set straps on flapper-like shifts require a bra that also has wide-set straps. That’s why the balconette style is perfect, with its horizontal appeal. Felina’s Maxine Unlined Balconette Underwire Bra is a fab choice!
Posted on March 31, 2012