All hail summer fashion! The ideal summer outfit is simultaneously effortless and experimental — which means it’s essential to wear the right bra underneath. As we know, a bra can make or break an outfit, and more importantly, it can seriously cramp our style. We need support from our bras in all the right places and the ability to cater to our tricky necklines and off-shoulder tops. The bra is basically the unsung hero of the entire look. We’re partnering with Vanity Fair® to share the low-down on this summer’s best trends and the best bras to pair with them.
While we’ll happily experiment with new clothing trends and brands, when it comes to bras, we like to stick with the tried and true experts. For almost a century (!), Vanity Fair has consistently offered style, quality, and comfort in equal measure to make women of all sizes feel fabulous. Lucky for you they’ve provided a unique code for B+C women, just apply BRIT+CO at checkout for 30% off. Scroll on for five fun summer trends and four brilliant bras to pair with them so you can feel fantastic all sunny summer long. After all, summer should be about adjusting your AC, not your bra.
THE TIE-TOP JUMPSUIT
Man, are we excited to see the jumpsuit in every other window display. They’re basically uniforms for playing and are a wonderful alternative to a summer dress that can easily be dressed up or down. Jumpsuits, like the one pictured on Adriana above, are especially flattering on curvier ladies — they allow for more tailored fitting at the waist and bust. Look for seasonal stripes and feminine details, like these of-the-moment tie-top straps.
Opt for a strapless bra that’s just as comfortable to romp around in (yes, it exists!), such as the Beauty Back® Strapless Full Figure Underwire Bra. Going strapless means you’ll avoid the peek-a-boo bra strap problem that can happen with sleeveless garments. The smoothing, supportive bra will effortlessly hug you, leaving no visible bra lines. Plus, it features silicone along the underwire, sides, and back to prevent slipping.
Oh ‘90s necklines, how we’ve missed you! Square necks are back and our fashion editor says they’re here to stay. Lean into the nostalgic trend with a denim snap-down mini dress layered over an easy tee.
You’ll need a comfortable, polished bra that won’t add more lines to the look or cause spillage. Especially when layering a crewneck tee with the square neck, we reach for the Vanity Fair Beauty Back® Full Coverage Underwire Bra. Smoothing garments that offer full coverage and a sleek look— are definitely the way to go.
FLOWY + FLORAL SILHOUETTES
You’ve probably seen a lot of flowy silhouettes this summer season, they keep things breezy and cool as the heat rises. The flared bell sleeves, soft florals, and wrap-around tie of this blouse make for an ultra-feminine trend. Pair with casual high-waisted cutoffs and slip-on sandals for a breezy, lovely look.
Delicate, flowy tops call for more subtle bra styles that don’t have a lot of padding or added bulk. Go for a well-fitted bra like this Beauty Back® Full Figure Underwire Bra that won’t compete with the airiness of the blouse. The bra features a four-way stretch fabric that smooths the back for a sleek look with no bumps or lines. Seamless sides and an invisible neckline definitely make this pairing a must.
The style we’re seeing truly dominate our Instagram feeds? Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses! It’s another nostalgic trend that we’re pleased has made a comeback, especially in this ultra-’90s iteration. Serving us major Clueless vibes.
NEW-AND-IMPROVED PEASANT BLOUSE
Yes, the peasant blouse has been around forever, but it’s back in the spotlight this season, featuring a more structured silhouette than before. This summer’s take on the peasant top is basically the polished, urban, minimalist cousin to the busy boho blouse. The starched linen material of this top is balanced by soft details like peplum flair, light lace lining, and itty-bitty cloth-covered buttons.
Match the classic effortlessness of the peasant blouse with an equally casual and supportive bra that smooths your back and sides. Again, the Beauty Back® Full Coverage Underwire Bra is the ideal pairing for this summery top. Invisible neckline, smoothing fabric, and reliable coverage? Win, win, win.
There you have it! Five can’t-lose summer trends, and the super supportive bras to pair. See? We’ve got you covered ;)
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Author: Maddie Bachelder
Production + Styling: Cassidy Miller + Kayla Haykin
Photography: Kurt Andre
Hair + Makeup: Stephanie Cardenas
Models: Ashley Perlman, Nyah Brandl, Adriana Lebaron, Melissa Ruiz, Jessica Hatch