Many trends appear in the fashion world, often unfounded, often exotic, or, on the contrary, very useful. Just as in the past women fought for the right to wear trousers, so now many women are beginning to fight for the opportunity to give up bras and have natural breasts, whatever it may be.
Body positivity has penetrated the most unaffected minds. But the other half of women who have problems with breast formation, on the contrary, proves the need for bras. As a result, world came up with an alternative (which, however, has existed for centuries, but hasn’t yet been so popular before now) – bralette.
In this article, we’ll try to figure out how this differs from the classic bra, whether this replacement is worthy and how to wear it correctly. Or maybe we still need bras? Let’s start.
Bralette – what is it and where is it from?
As it’s said, nothing is unique in the fashion world. So, bralette is essentially the first form of a bra, because initially, women used wide rag ribbons with shoulder straps to support their breasts while household chores, gardening, and other things. However, in the past, it seemed like modern crops and then turned into underwear.
However, women’s breasts have always been the subject of inspiration for creative people – artists, sculptors, fashion designers, etc. Therefore, over time, fashion changed the canons and required new and new inventions to compliment women’s underwear.
Modern discussion collides with two sides. The first is that women are proud of their breasts, and they really want to decorate this body part with beautiful lingerie. They are not ready to give up bras altogether.
On the other hand, women are terribly tired of rigid bras with underwire and elastic bands that impede movement. Moreover, it’s proven many times, that bras disrupt the blood flow to the lymph, which leads to serious diseases and the appearance of neoplasms in the breast.
Thus, the world community is concerned about the need to combine aesthetics with women’s health, and for this, it had to turn to the origins – bralette.
What is the difference between a bralette and a bra?
First of all, the absence of underwire bras – those forming metal arcs that always bend during washing and put pressure on the body during wear. The bralette consists of some breathable fabric that can stretch well to keep your breasts in place as you move. It’s soft and pleasant to the body.
Modern dressers and fashion designers made bralette a basic item of women’s wardrobe. They’re proposed to be worn both as underwear and as a full-fledged piece of clothing.
What is the advantage of a bralette?
Its lightness, of course. The fact that you can wear it under any clothes and not feel stiffness and fatigue. Your breasts will receive the necessary blood flow, which ensures their health.
What is the advantage of a bra?
A bra remains an inalienable part of life for some women. It all depends on the shape of your breasts and the need to regulate their growth and development.
As a rule, a bralette doesn’t look good on a chest size 4 and more. This is since, without a special frame structure, which bras have, it’s difficult to withstand the volume of the breast with only one tissue.
Another advantage of a bra is the ability to adjust the shape of your breasts. Usually, women face this problem after childbirth – the breasts hang down and lose their attractive look. Stretch marks appear on the skin.
To some extent, this problem can be resolved with the help of special exercises and wearing bras, since their strong shape allows the breasts to return to their natural position.
So, there are benefits on both sides. And the choice depends on the needs of each woman. We recommend choosing naturalness and maintaining your body health, which is perhaps the main guarantee of any fashion trend.