Just a few short years later, bras showing through sheer blouses are a non-issue. In fact, the look is a style choice nowadays—three cheers for one less wardrobe malfunction to worry about.
It can be a bit intimidating, though, to walk out of the house wearing a transparent top. Less so when it’s dark, so consider saving this for a night look unless you’re enjoying a beach vacation.
Second, you don’t want to pair any old bra with a see-through shirt. Keep the hardware at a minimum—bralettes are your best option. And of course you want to make sure the bra is in good shape—no pills or fraying elastic. Choose a complementary color and texture combo, and make sure your bra isn’t also see-through to keep it G-rated. Check out a few ideas below for the next time you rock a sheer top!
Sheer stripe Normandy blouse, $235—The easy, loose silhouette of this blouse is the perfect combo of elegance and comfort. Pair it with a pastel or nude bralette:
Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie bralette, $31 (40% off)
Veronica Beard textured sheer blouse, $95 (only one, get 20% off with code SUMMER)—this one has lots of texture, so keep the bra simple and free of too much lace or decoration. I love this one from Splendid.
But you could get creative with some color with this coral version.
Paige silk Candice top, $199—Perfect for hot weather paired with fun, no-fuss underthings.
Tamara Mellon printed silk keyhole blouse, $170 (68% off)—Not only is this one sheer, but it’s also plunging, so your bra better be cute.
AEO First Essentials scrappy bralette, $6 (insane price—also check out the cute scrappy back!)