While some of you may be thinking that the answer to the question presented by this blog post title has to be a strapless bra because of all the strapless wardrobe options summer brings. While I agree a strapless bra is essential for summer, I recently found the most gorgeous lace bras from ThirdLove that needs to be in your summer rotation! The 24/7 Lace Balconette Bra is available in 10 different colors, but the aqua-mint (shown below) is hands down my favorite.
While typically you choose a bra to hide under your clothing, ThirdLove created a line of bras that, in my opinion, are too beautiful to fully hide. If styled correctly, this bra can become part of your outfit instead of hiding underneath. The biggest tip for pulling this off is the motto, “less is more.” I like to have a tiny bit of the pastel lace peek out the front and/or the sides of my top, or even the back if you have a fun detailed back top or dress. With the more colorful bras, my rule of thumb is always to keep everything else in your outfit more neutral. I paired this bra with a flowy cream colored top, light-wash denim shorts and simple accessories for a casual look for running around the city.
If you are shopping for yourself or even a gift for a friend (hello bachelorette parties), I love that these bras come with matching undies. If you are new to ThirdLove, they offer a 100% fit guarantee so you can always exchange or return your item if need be. Make sure to check out their “My Fit” section so you can get situated with the best fitting bra for your body. ThirdLove offers 1/2 sizes, a complete game changer in my opinion!
A big thanks to ThirdLove for partnering on this post!