My New Favorite Lacey Braletes

I thought I’d share with you my new braletes. Hey – I say why not. Because I love them. And it’s so new to me to look for a bra with LESS going on, not more.

I got three of these lacey little numbers from Eberjey while in NYC. I had my eye on these thanks to blogger Rebecca Baust, as she is also a fan. They are not scratchy at all, but are actually quite soft and so comfortable. The colors are so pretty. They are so easy to hand wash. And despite their thinness and lack of hard core wires and push-ups and thick straps, I think they are actually so flattering (ok, what I really mean is, I think they are flat out sexy and give a nice shape and make you feel feminine with whatever it is you’ve got.) Price wise, they are also on the lower end of the pretty braletes out there.

I know readers also gave great suggestions for bras in this post. Including some ideas for large breasted women. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments here!

Also, for some really interesting information, check out the website Bra Free. I found this when I was looking for new bras and I must say, I think it gave a bunch of info. that most women have never considered!



P.S. – Danny just said this post should be called “Danny’s New Favorite Lacey Braletes”!

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  1. Sarah Spitz February 5, 2015 at 11:20 am - Reply

    They're really cute. Beautiful and comfortable….a perfect combination!

    Love from Italy,


  2. Anonymous February 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I really love the look and idea of wearing a bra like this! Maybe you or another reader can chime in on how you feel? I have a lacey bra that me and my hubby both love but I'm scared to wear it most times. I tend to have to layer so you can't see the lace and I get nervous about things showing through whether it is plain lace or perky chilly weather showing through. How do you feel about that? In a humid climate it felt like defeating the purpose of wearing less of a bra only to have to layer it again to help me feel "modest" (such a subjective word). Maybe it is my own personal issues. I tend to not draw attention to my bra at all. I developed early and received lots of negative attention early on because of my large chest at a young age. Now as I am married and just an average size, I still layer too much. What is the happy balance? Can I really just wear my layer, bra, and shirt and its okay if you can tell what bra I am wearing under my shirt? Is it okay when it is chilly that shapes show through? I know a lot of this is personal preference and opinion. Thanks! <3 Carleigh

    • mara February 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      You're right – everyone has a different idea of what they might feel is comfortable or modest. It's such a tricky thing, really. I say everyone should just do whatever makes them feel GOOD and comfortable. For me, I wouldn't mind at all having some lace show through – I think it would be just natural and feminine and I wouldn't feel the need to hide the fact that I'm wearing a bra. The chilly weather situation (or even AC indoors) is a bit tricky for me, to be honest. I know some that just wouldn't mind AT ALL if their nipples showed through. For me – eh – I'm still a bit shy about that (at least in public)- even though technically this is just normal and I wish it wasn't such a big deal. I'm still kinda new at this, so we'll see what happens.

    • Anonymous February 6, 2015 at 3:57 am - Reply

      These are so adorable and I love the links provided! I am glad you brought up the nipples! I have been scared of them too-hence the padded bras-but really, they are just nipples on our breasts! Whats so crazy? Yikes. Time to be brave and just be I suppose. My other hinderance is that I want to go more minimal but as a temple going Mormon, bras like these look adorable but the color and thinness and fun seems to be absorbed or pointless after the other "layer" as Carleigh hinted at is incorporated. My husband would love it though.


    • mara February 6, 2015 at 4:38 am - Reply

      Hi Mindy! You worded this tricky topic well. high five. 🙂 And yes, you've got a point about the extra garment layer. It would be tricky to wear these thin bras over the temple garment. But I think they'd work great if you wore them underneath. (Sadly I think many don't realize that they can choose either option.)

    • Anonymous February 6, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the reply and for always always remaining positive and sensitive around tricky topics. You're the best. I have been having fun looking at the other ladies comments on your other post that you linked to. Women are wonderful. Wish you the best retreat! Thank you for sharing the love with us all.


    • mara February 6, 2015 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      Mindy – you are so, so kind. Your comment really meant a lot. Thank you! I do tend to bring up sensitive topics around here. I guess I always just love a good and open discussion. But it IS hard sometimes to pull it off tactfully or sensitively. So I appreciate that you've noticed that I try. And yes, aren't the women here wonderful? I'm constantly amazed at the community here. So wise, kind, thoughtful, and intelligent.

      And thanks for the good wishes for the retreat. I have a bit less butterflies for this one compared to the last. But, it's still a moment of vulnerability for me – and courage – and all of that stuff that it takes to start something new. But I'm so, so thankful for the experience. And I'm feeling confident in doing more events in the future. So grateful.

    • Anonymous February 7, 2015 at 2:31 am - Reply

      Yes this space you have created is truly unique and inspiring. I feel safe and illuminated by the simple truths you share and discussions you open in such a delicate yet honest and free way!

      I was very bummed I couldn't make it to this retreat. Sounds perfect. You will be wonderful and I look forward to attending a retreat in the future! You've helped my life in so many ways already I would be crazy not to. Namaste!

  3. Bridget February 5, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I've been a lot of different sizes because of fluctuation from pregnancy and steroids and the non-bra bra that I still wear even though I haven't been pregnant for many years is the Basics Women's Maternity and Nursing Sleep Bra from Target. It's a great option for women who pack more power in their puppies.

  4. Heidi February 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Hi Mara,

    I am wondering if you have any problem with these bras riding up? I find that with a normal underwire bra (which I have also completely banned from my life for comfort reasons) I need something no bigger than a 32. Since these only give two size options, I was wondering about your comfort level with the S/M size and if you have any issues with it riding up (the WORST feeling ever!!).

    I love these posts – it's great to see women feeling comfortable just as they are. It took me a long time to embrace my small chest but now I'm totally confident with it and it's great to see others who are too!

    • mara February 6, 2015 at 4:16 am - Reply

      Hi Heidi – no – they haven't ridden up at all! The size 32 should work great for you! (That's what I am, too, and the size S/M has worked great.)

    • Heidi February 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much!

  5. Anonymous February 12, 2015 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Mara- why did I not know you could wear a bra under your garment top? It is hard to feel comfortable and sexy with the layering. Is that what you do? No matter where you are in the world, you dress amazingly and radiate both style and beauty. I can't tell you how glad I am for your beauty tips, health tips, and the enlightening posts you share. -Aly

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