STYLE 2.0: SWIMSUITS AND BRALETTES ARE THE NEW TOPS
Shop these bikinis and bralettes that work even better as tops
We’re arguably living in the most experimental era of fashion, no doubt that we’ve seen fashion from the strangest to prettiest, especially in the past decade. While some of the styles got discarded in the pile that may never be dug again and some are here to stay for longer. Adding to this adage of fads, there is a modish yet convenient trend arising – wearing bralettes and swimsuits as mainstream top-wear! You may have experimented a hundred styles of swimsuit or bralettes, but have you given a thought to don them outright as a top. Its perks? You don’t need to wear a bra; because your bra is your only top! Pair it with blazers or jackets to keep your bra top style flow effortlessly to the chilly fall evenings.
Although this trend has been noticeably carried off by several A-lister ladies – sometimes in the support of #freethenipple propaganda or the name of experimentation. But if that hasn’t convinced you yet, we are sure this curation of chic bralettes and swimwear that works fabulously as tops will.
Made in Italy, this bra is from Versace’s Autumn/Winter ‘19 underwear collection and it is undoubtedly the most perfect time to be wearing this, and not just under your clothes obviously. With iconic leopard motifs, logo tape hem, logo ribbon trim on the edges, and impeccable craftsmanship, this bralette will fashionably win over your heart when worn with a pair of colour coordinated pants and blazer. We suggest open toe heels and minimalistic jewelry to make the best out of this outfit.
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Flagpole’s Diana High-Waisted Ruffle Bandeau Bikini | Buy Now
Going out but might want to hit the beach or pool later? Well with this bikini top in your wardrobe who needs to run back home for a change. This ruffle bandeau bikini is just as top-notch as a spiffy top, just pair it with a pair of light washed denim skirt or a pair of jeans and team it with snazzy sneakers. Grab a woven handbag and accessorize with some slinky jewelry and you’re ready for your day out.
With neon patterns and stretch-lace, this bra top gets as fashionable as it can. Italian built and finished with a thick elasticated band for extra comfort, this bra top is plush and holds you in place. Slip it on it with a leather skirt and complete the look with a classy clutch and a pair of sassy pumps to get the head-turning look you want – whether you take it to the club or on a dinner date.
Flattering painterly lily motifs and aesthetic silhouette, one look at this piece and you know it can be so much more than just a swimsuit. Wear it with a pair of high-rise white shorts, a tasselled bag and beach slippers to be the ‘it’ girl wherever you go.
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Adriana Degreas X Cult Gaia Pleated V-Neck Jersey Swimsuit | Buy Now
With popping red colour, adorned shoulder bows and the sculptural finesse of the deep V back, this swimsuit looks gorgeous as it is, to make it versatile pair it a white skirt and you will have a look that is undeniably Instagram worthy. Just hop into a pair of flats and grab a beaded handbag to balance the pop of colour with earthy counterparts.
This outfit is elegant with its subtle floral prints and incredibly sensual as you show off your midriff alongside the beautiful seams. All you have to do is pair it with a flowing wrap skirt and a pair of neutral pumps and voila; your versatile bralette does the rest of the job. You can also experiment it with slouchy pants for an urban-chic style.
This bralette can be worn over and under clothes, doesn’t that makes it the most versatile piece of clothing you can add to your wardrobe? Wear this with a pair of high waisted denim jeans, accessorize with some spunky hoops and a peppy pair of sneakers to get the nonchalant-fashionable look or pair it over your humble white shirt to bring out the fashionista in you.
Photo credits: Farfetch
Add this experimental gear to your wardrobe and enjoy transforming them into chic new tops because the styling possibilities with them are endless!
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