At last, you’ve made the switch. Winter coats are put away to gather all the dust they want in the back closet, and those gorgeous sandals you snagged off-season are making their long awaited debut.
There might be one thing you’ve forgotten to do - prep your lingerie drawer for the summer swelter. When temps climb up, wearing stuffy clothes, much less a constricting bra, can be a real buzz kill. Just like your summer wardrobe, your lingerie drawer should be replaced and stocked with items that help you keep cool. Think moisture-wicking fabrics, less padding and pretty styles you wouldn’t mind being seen under a tank.
Need some help keeping the ladies cool and supported? See our top 5 recommendations for bras that’ll keep you feeling easy breezy all summer.
At first glance, I wasn’t sure how cool and light this fabric would be until I touched it in person. It's made of sheer nylon with thin microfiber stripes, which offers the bralette structure yet keeps things light and breathable at the same time.
Thinking you wouldn't rock a bralette? Founder and designer, Monique Morin, thoughtfully created a ‘busty’ version of this bralette with an added layer of power mesh reinforcement in the same style, fabric and for the same price.
This bralette was so successful in black that they’re launching a new color for summer, and we’re so into it. The denim blue color that’s coming out soon and will be one of the featured collections in our July Monthly and Seasonal Box.
It comes as a set with a flirty bikini panty or as a bodysuit (all tops have adjustable straps to adjust for longer and shorter busts). Summer outfit goals, complete.
We love this bralette for many reasons. Cosabella is a family owned operation and has been making lingerie since 1983. A thriving brand to this day, they clearly know what they’re doing!
The Sweetie is one of their signature silhouettes and most popular amongst women of all shapes and sizes for its comfort and support as a bralette, even for the busty.
In addition to having 80 different color options (one for every summer outfit), the Sweetie Bralette is available in the Curvy Collection (to support DD+ busts) and the Extended Size Collection (1X-3X).
We love this bralette because it offers adequate support for a variety of bodies, has adjustable straps, is breathable and the style is versatile enough to take you straight from the office to a weekend getaway.
Nothing helps beat the heat better than natural fibers like cotton, which absorbs and releases perspiration (“breathes”) easily. And, when it comes to cotton lingerie that’s comfortable, functional, stylish and eco-conscious, look no further than Majamas Earth.
Their Organic Padded Daily Bralette is made of a sturdy yet stretchy organic cotton that’s sourced, designed and sewn in the United States. We love the flattering scooped back and cross-over silhouettes and removable padding, which make this bralette an easy option to wear with many different items in the office, the yoga studio or on your way to the park.
These bralettes come in solid colors (Black and heavenly pink are my personal favorite) and have matching organic cotton thongs, bikinis and hipsters.
You know that feeling when you get out of a pool and a warm, sun-baked towel is wrapped around you? Curvy Couture basically created that, in bra version. This is one of the softest bralettes we’ve found. Although it is free of wires, the fabric and construction offers plenty of support and shape, even for bustier sisters.
The hook and eye closure offers adjustable support to hug firmly around your underbust, the adjustable straps allow you to customize the fit perfectly to your body, everything is snuggly held into place and all feels right in the world (just like that warm towel moment).
In addition to the fit, the materials are everything.
The bralette is made of a cotton blend containing bamboo, which like cotton, has magical moisture-wicking properties. Pretty details like the lace and smooth satin-y band give this wire-free bra added cuteness and comfort, keeping you chill all summer long.
If you prefer having wired bras, we suggest the Crochet Lace Halter Bra - $58.00. It’s one of the most innovative and cutest bras we’ve seen launched this year, available in 3 colors and a wide range of sizes: 34-46 bands and C-H cups.
This is my personal go-to bra of the summer. Lightweight fabric made of nylon and spandex gives this wire-free bralette a swimsuit-like feeling without the ‘digging in’ that can happen with suits.
Unlike some traditional longline bras which can fit very snugly around the ribs or even have side boning, this bralette has a sturdy elastic band right under the cups, while the rest of the bralette wraps lightly around your upper torso.
The longline style and deep V neckline makes this versatile with many summer outfits, under tanks or overalls. Every CLO Intimo piece is adorned with the most adorable tiny semi-precious stone which is sourced and sewn by hand onto the garment, in their hometown of Colombia.
In addition to giving you some good juju, it makes for a stylish little detail you’ll want to show off. Also, the matching Piel hipsters and thongs are just as amazing for summer - light, comfortable and airy. If you like the idea of living easy this summer, give the Piel collection a try, you won’t regret it!
In addition to replacing and switching out your lingerie drawer, don't forget your sleepwear! Read our tips on how to avoid tossing and turning while you sleep, in the summer's heat. What are some bras or sleepwear you don't loathe putting on in the summer? Will you be switching out your lingerie drawer this summer? Comment below or connect with us on Instagram (@burgundyfoxco) to share!