The influence of intimates and lingerie has never been stronger in fashion. From corsetry to brassiere, designers are celebrating the female form in a big way for Spring/Summer 2020. Spotted across the runways from Dior to Givenchy, the bra – be it strapless or otherwise – is making a revival from its heyday in the early aughts when style icons like Gwen Stefani (the No Doubt star, not The Voice judge) and Christina Aguilera was still in her Dirrty phase (remember that?) rocked them.
The Bare Essentials
Dress To Impress In These Bra Tops That Scream Fashion
Dion Lee Cotton-blend bralette, $379, www.farfetch.com
This cotton-blend bralette by minimalist cult label Dion Lee is the quintessential must-have for utilitarian dressing.
Givenchy Silk bralette, $750, www.farfetch.com
Givenchy didn’t miss the mark when creating this silky, blush pink, v-neck bra top.
Tom Ford Silk-satin blend bralette, US$581 (S$809), www.net-a-porter.com
Tom Ford’s bandeau-style bra top crafted in stretch-silk and satin makes for the perfect addition with a pair of trousers standalone or accessorised with a structured blazer for complete sophistication.
Miguelina Linen bralette, US$149 (S$208), www.net-a-porter.com
You can’t compare the feeling of warm linen across your skin and this Gracie bralette is the epitome of summer delight. Coming in a gorgeous daffodil yellow shade, this bra top has been thoughtfully designed with flattering gathers, a shirred back panel and self-tie straps for a customised and flattering fit.
Mango Viscose-blend bralette, $45.90, www.zalora.sg
Khaite Viscose bra top, $468, www.farfetch.com
Launched in Khaite’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection, this viscose ruched bra top is the preppy take to bra top styling with its timeless check pattern design.
Jonathan Simkhai Leather bra top, $382, www.farfetch.com
Reinterpreting ‘California Cool’, LA-based label Jonathan Simkhai released its shiny new bra top in patent black this season that features a halter-neck tie strap and cross-over waist tie with belt fastening.
Alex Perry Satin crepe bralette, US$390 (S$543), www.modaoperandi.com
A sultry statement to any ensemble, this true-to-size satin crepe purple bra top by Australian designer Alex Perry is just the party favour you’re thinking about.
Rick Owens Cotton-blend bra top, $489, www.farfetch.com
Alita Viscose-blend one-shoulder bra top, $20.40, www.pomelofashion.com
Jil Sander Satin bra Top, $535, www.luisaviaroma.com
Sweet dreams are made of this – a satin spaghetti-strapped bra top that can be worn in the sheets to the streets.
Perhaps as an ode to those Gen Y icons – and maybe even a nod to the popularity of mid-riff baring tops among the Zoomer generation – brands are redefining the role of the bra as a top that can be worn solo. The update this time: it is worn in a casual elegant way with flowy maxi skirts or lace skirts, so the result is less *coughs* dirrty and more effortless.
Cover Image Photography Theresa Marx Styling Lorna Mcgee/A&R Creative Hair Sabrina Lefebvre Makeup Riona O’Sullivan Casting Nicholas Forbes Watson/A&R Creative Model Sophia Roetz/Select Model Agency Catwalk Photos Showbit.com