Yes, Bralettes Are Always Better Than Bras, Because Comfort Matters

Yes, Bralettes Are Always Better Than Bras, Because Comfort Matters

Underwire is going out of style, for more reasons than one.
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One thing has always stood in the way of ultimate comfort for people who have boobs: the bra.

Bras have been around since the beginning of time, starting out as a simple cover for breasts, but have evolved into a beauty standard that females are expected to conform to. Well, I'm here to tell you today that the bra is done, out, goodbye. The bralette is IN. There are several reasons why you should switch from bras to bralettes, no matter your size.

First, let's talk styling bralettes and pricing them.

You can layer bralettes under any top you want, and they even look good with my sundresses that I had this summer. It's very in style right now to have that lace pop out to give your outfit more visual diversity. They can be worn just like bras, and come in different colors, styles, and level of intricacy. Bralettes are the gift that never stops giving.

Bralettes are also less expensive than traditional bras.

Take the ones I purchased at Victoria's Secret and Francesca's. The bralettes are Victoria's Secret usually run from $20-30 depending. The bra's, however, run from $30-65 for just one! The Francesca's bralettes are $18. And bralettes LAST. If you follow the washing instructions, the lace won't pull, and it will be just as good as it was when you bought it.

On college campuses today, comfort is king.

There are people that still dress nice and wear a full face of makeup every day, but I am not one of those people. My usual outfit to class consists of a cute t shirt, a bralette, leggings, and my Nike tennis shoes. But when I do like to dress nice, I hate having to put on a real bra. It's uncomfortable, expensive, and when the underwire starts to poke you in the chest you feel like you want to explode. Also, when I take naps in the middle of the day, I don't want to wake up with a huge imprint of my bra in my chest or go through the trouble of taking it off before I nap. What's the solution? Bralettes. See what I'm doing here? The possibilities are endless.

Now, I am someone who is smaller chested. (Literally, I'm a 32A and have been since high school...) For my friends with bigger chests, I would recommend Torrid, Target, Forever 21 plus, and Soma. I have heard mixed reviews about the VS and Aerie bralettes with bigger chests. But the point is, bralettes are for everyone, no matter your size.

A question that seems to pop up often is, aren't sports bras essentially the same?

No.

Sports bras, while comfortable, can be conforming to the body as well. They usually provide some kind of padding or support, whereas bralettes typically do not. And the obvious answer, sports bras are made for working out, bralettes are made for everyday wear. Sports bras' usual material is athletic, sweat resistant, and not the softest item of clothing to wear. Bralettes on the other hand typically have no support, and they are made to be more delicate and add a layering effect to your outfit.

So there we have it, why bralettes are always going to be better than bras.

If you haven't gotten on the bralette train yet, go buy yourself a nice lacy (or non lacy) bralette and see what all the hype is about, you're probably going to want to throw out all of your bras afterwards.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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5 Of The Worst 2019 Grammys Looks

A star isn't born looking like this

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This past weekend we experienced the 2019 Grammys which in my case was pretty great. The performances blew me away, I only found myself bored a few times, and some of the fashion was incredible. Some of the fashion though didn't cut it for me. Here are some of the absolute worst dressed from the 2019 Grammys.

1. Anna Kendrick

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Ann Kendrick walked up on the Grammy stage and I audibly gasped. It looked as if a pink bird was shredded and bejeweled to make her dress. I really don't understand this and Anna Kendrick could do so much better.

2. Charlie Puth

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Now don't get me wrong, I love Charlie Puth just as much as the next guy, but this Grammys ootd wasn't cutting it. In this brown suit and bright red flamenco shirt, he looks as if he is some old retiree trying to dress up for the first time in sixty-three years so he puts this on. I am not impressed and a little disappointed in the incredibly talented Charlie Puth.

3.Tayla Parx

You actually can't wear your converse with your GRAMMY DRESS. The dress already looks like one of those DIY fabric rugs that your stepmother made you for Christmas and then she goes and adds the CONVERSE. Ugh. Sorry Tayla, this just didn't work for me.

4. Rashida Jones

Rashida, you are going to the Grammys not your baby shower! This baggy dress literally looks like it could be her maternity dress. From the sagging stomach area, which I know she doesn't have, to the non-existing top, this dull navy washes her out and makes her look flat as a pancake.

5. Katy Perry

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I saved the worst for last. What's up with all these horrible dresses being pink? This dress literally looks like there's a hula hoop underneath this packing peanut skirt with a tin foil top. Baby, you're not a firework tonight.

The 2019 Grammys was definitely one to remembers, but the outfits were to forget.

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