The Search for Longline Bras and Bralets

My post on Underwear as Outerwear has been niggling away at me. I have this sudden interest in bras which are too pretty/hot/interesting to be kept under covers. I managed to grab this one in pink in the Topshop sale, and have worn it a couple of times, mostly under lace tops or low cut tshirts. 

It’s really, really hard to find bras which you can wear out of the house without fear of getting arrested. Topshop have a little selection and there are a couple of viable options from the Sonia Rykiel for H&M collection, but I’ve fallen head over heels for the Alexander Wang bralet.

* Source, Alexander Wang

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. kavita@iheartvintagex
    January 31, 2010 / 12:19 am

    I just bought a bustier top that I want to wear as outerwear! That topshop one looks great! ♥

  2. Steffani Alix
    January 31, 2010 / 12:21 am

    that sequin bustier is fabulous

  3. ELVIA
    January 31, 2010 / 3:21 am

    yummy! 🙂

  4. Annie Spandex
    January 31, 2010 / 5:03 am

    Oh, in pink?! That's awesome

  5. daisychain
    January 31, 2010 / 8:04 am

    I'm obsessed with long line bras right now. I bought a gorgeous ruffle one in Primark of all places!

  6. Noshabelle
    January 31, 2010 / 11:28 am

    WOOOOOW, I want the first one – geez, it's gorgeous! I want Topshop here in Norway.

  7. Winnie
    January 31, 2010 / 12:41 pm

    They're so lovely! I love the Wang one too!

  8. SOS!
    January 31, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    I wish bordelle wasn't so expensive, they have lovely ones!xx-LJ from SOS!

  9. SR@MyStyle
    February 1, 2010 / 8:43 am

    Hi there-yours is fab, this is a great trend for summer!!

  10. Juliet
    February 1, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    I don't own yet my pair off these, but I would love to!juliet xxx

  11. Kristin
    February 2, 2010 / 2:47 am

    Love love love the sequin one!

  12. MELISSA Z.
    February 2, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    I've just discovered your blog and I like it! If you want check out my blog and leave a comment! Thanks a lot!

  13. Life In Technicolor.
    February 2, 2010 / 4:18 pm

    hey im sorry im its been so long! thumbs up for teh A Wang one, it looks sporty yet sexy. arent u a fab one reena haha. thanks for continuing to be in touch, hope youre well! andrea xxxxxLife In Technicolor.

  14. Zara_K
    February 2, 2010 / 10:42 pm

    I just got a few from where I work, What Katie Did, I'm still a little nervous to wear it as outerwear but like you I think the layering is key. Planning on wearing one under a sheer top to test the water a little. I'm not sure you could get away with this look at Sunday lunch but its more a going out look. Both ones u have put up fill me with a thousand looks and ideas of how to wear them in my head i want, want both! x

  15. NOELLE
    May 30, 2010 / 11:40 pm

    Did you ever get the Wang bralette? It is by far my favorite of bras ever – the prettiest I've ever seen. I too, was head over heels in love when I first saw it, and still am, to this day.

  16. Ria
    June 23, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    I have one from Silence + Noise that I like live in it's amazing. I'll weep when it breaks.

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