It’s that time of year – now that spring has arrived, retailers are rolling out their summer collections. Perusing what’s new and what’s available has led us to reflect a bit on what summer means for our wardrobes and personal style. With warm weather right around the corner (and already here in some places!) here are our top picks on what to include in every summer collection:
A Pretty, Colorful, Lacy Bra
The jury is very mixed on whether visible bras are “ok” – but the fashion industry is clear that with a cute mesh or sheer shirt, a brightly-colored visible bra is cute, playful, sexy and totally acceptable. If you share that opinion and you’re brave enough to rock this style, you need a pretty, colorful, lacy bra to flash under your favorite fashions!
Curvy Kate offers some of our favorite lacy bras that will show to best advantage if you want something to peek out from under your favorite fashions. The Curvy Kate Portia Balconette Bra CK4001 features sheer cups with criss-cross overlay and colorful ribbons adorning the cup tops to add a trace of femininity. Or if you want a slightly different style or color combo, try the Curvy Kate Gia Balconette Bra CK2101 or the Curvy Kate Smoothie Balconnet Bra – both of which offer slightly different looks so you can tweak your style.
If you want to go a little fancier with your peek-a-boo bra, try one of our fabulous Prima Donna bra options. We love the Prima Donna Madison Underwire Bra 0162121, which comes in a vivid scarlet as well as a range of other options. Madison is an underwire bra with embroidered tulle and three-section cups to provide great shaping, a soft and feminine look, and a bit more opacity. Or try one of our other great Prima Donna bras – we’ve got a ton to choose from and they’d be perfect for this application!
Get the Same Effect with a Bikini Top Under a Sheer Coverup
Like the idea of the peek-a-boo bra, but don’t feel like you’ve got the fashion hutzpah to pull it off? Try a bikini top under a sheer coverup, instead! Bikini tops are made to be visible at the beach, so you don’t have to feel like you’re flashing your intimates when you rock a style featuring your favorite bikini top.
We love the Tara Grinna Florica Tunic Style 416, for example, if you’re contemplating going with this sexy strategy for your summer wardrobe. Florica is long-sleeved with a stunning v-neck and flattering side slits. Pair it with the Tara Grinna Florica Fixed Band Halter Bikini Swim Top Style 119, with the flattering hardware that will show through the v-neck top and a very enticing halter neckline, and you can enjoy the look of the peek-a-boo bra with styles that are absolutely designed for this type of wear. It’s a great compromise if you love the look but you’re a bit too modest to flash your bra.
Check out all of our swimsuit wrap styles and swimsuit tops to find the perfect combo!
What about you? What’s in your summer collection? Do you have a favorite trick or look that you can’t wait to wear when the weather gets warm?