Although I enjoy loud colors, mixing patterns and anything covered in sequins or feathers, my style is pretty conservative. My hemlines stay fairly low and my necklines relatively high; I’m not really big on showing skin. That’s why just the thought of the underwear as outerwear trend makes me blush. Sure, I think it’s cute on the right person, but I am just not the type of gal who can strut my stuff in that way.
I looked at the VS PINK bralettes, and obviously thought they were adorable, but planning on making them a visible part of ensembles for day and night gave me high anxiety, that is, until I started experimenting with them. I found that these bralettes were not super low cut, which made them feel more like a cute cami than anything else, and the band of lace below the actual bra portion gave me coverage that made me even more comfortable.
To me, the obvious pairing for one of these bralettes is anything with a high-waist; the goal is to look more Fashionista than pop star, people. I donned a bralette in Jewel with a high-waisted, flowy skirt in a fun, brightly colored chevron print, and then topped it off with my favorite blazer for day. Mixing in a glittery belt, cool jewelry and leopard ankle boots took the too-sexy-edge that I feared off. I think any of the VS PINK bralettes would look equally as cute with a pair of high-waisted pants, a cool jacket and some killer oxfords. I also love the idea of one peaking out from a super drapey tank top or an open-back top.
For night, I was really nervous about making a bralette work without it getting too scandalous too quickly. All I could picture was a skin-tight mini skirt and sky-high platform heels paired with it; my mind quivered with fear at the thought. As a result, I grabbed a sweatshirt (from the men’s department, no less) and never took it off. I did manage to pull a Flashdance on it though by hacking off the waistband and neckline. The added slouchiness and open neck was perfect in that it showed off just a hint of the lacy, black bralette I sported underneath. Some leather pants, pink heels and a statement necklace made for a super cool ensemble ready for a night out without feeling overexposed or risqué. If you’re a little more daring than me, don a bralette with a high-waisted pencil skirt, a boyfriend blazer and some major heels.
Needless to say, I am now obsessed with these VS PINK bralettes. It’s easy to make them a sweet supplement to any ensemble without resembling Britney Spears circa 1999. The most fun part about fashion is testing trends out and making them fit your style. I never would have thought that the underwear as outerwear trend could be my thing, but these bralettes helped me successfully try it out without breaking out in hives.