I’ve recently discovered this cute alternative and I have to say I love it. When I was trawling the internet shops in my breaks from revision I came across this, it reminded me of the many pins I have on Pinterest of white bralettes under a cute overtop and of course I instantly thought… “I gotta get me one of them” .
I couldn’t find a white version aside from on the (what I thought was) American site which supplies Urban Outfitters and Asos with their products. I had a look and they literally have 15 different colours, after finding the one I wanted I promptly realised that postage was going to be a nightmare. Being me, I did tonnes of research on reviews of Free People and found that though they were American, they have a UK base too and if you sign up to their newsletter you get free postage & packaging on your first order! I didn’t have too high hopes to be honest because there were loads of reviews saying that postage took weeks and sometimes they didn’t even get the right product, if at all… so when the package arrived just 7 days after I’d ordered I was definitely impressed. I would 100% recommend ‘Free People’ though expensive, it’s full of bohemian goodies. However postage & packaging is usually around £5, so definately take this into consideration as this is still 5-7 days.
In the end I decided to go with an ivory version of the bralette because I prefer off white to pure white and I think it highlights the detail, though I was considering buying the ‘sienna’ or ‘copper’ one I ended up wimping out as, considering the reviews, I probably shouldn’t spend too much money if it was just going to be “lost in the post.”
Whats great about this particular bralette is that it’s a halterneck which I absolutely love, if a top or dress is halterneck it’s just perfect as it adds cute details.
To complete the look, I bought an oversized fisherman’s jumper from Boohoo.com as I had this image in my mind and I have to say it’s exactly what I wanted!
I think Bralettes are just the best; they’re so comfortable and cute and in the summer (Beaches and Festivals for example) they can be worn without a shirt or jumper over the top as they are just gorgeous in themselves. There’s a good range of applique ones in Primark at the moment which I can see looking amazing under the sheer top that are all the range at the minute.
They’re definitely a summer essential.