Feeling Daring? How To Wear a Bra Top
What trend have some celebrities been trying out in time for the steamy summer season? Bra tops.
While the concept of lingerie as outerwear isn’t a new in Hollywood, the idea of taking a crop top to the next level is fresh and tantalizing — especially for everyday women who feel like taking a style risk.
“Zoe Saldana recently killed it with this look,” says Cecelia Myers, chief styling officer at online personal shopping service site CakeStyle. While promoting her new film, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the 34-year-old actress showed off her curves in a crisp unbuttoned white shirt, revealing a matching lacy bra. While this trend can be tricky to pull off and requires plenty of confidence, Myers believes women can still make this look chic without baring all.
“I’ve had clients ask about crop tops, and I’ve suggested a sheer blouse over a cool, pattered top,” says Myers. “You get a peekaboo effect without going too far."
Some experts also advise getting properly fitted before swiping that credit card. “Make sure you have the appropriate cup size first,” says model and fashion expert Jaimie Hilfiger. “If you are so much of a woman on top that a bra top can’t handle you, chances are this is not for you."
Need some courage to rock this sexy, bedroom style? See how the stars are wearing bra tops below. We also asked several celebrity stylists to weigh in on how to take on this fashion challenge like a pro.