The LW Guide to Bralettes

We all know how gorgeous a beautifully styled bralette can look and that it can be difficult to get that perfect balance between chic style and comfort. For many of our small boobed customers finding that perfect bralette is never an easy task..

Many of our LW ladies are after comfort - as well as style and practicality - and usually find that they have to compromise with either one of these to get something they love.

2016 / 2017 has seen the #bralette style rocket; our own sales alone have soared as we now offer a large range of bralettes and a new collection of own brand bralettes designed especially for the smaller busted women.  Being an AAA cup has never felt so good!

Here are our FAQs that we receive day to day from our customers about Bralettes.

What is a Bralette for?

A bralette is an alternative to your typical bra. They sometimes offer less support than your typical underwired bra, which normally means more comfort (always a plus). They also come in many styles - for instance you may want a slightly padded cup bralette for the day and maybe something with lace for evenings and special occasions.

Will you see my nipples through my bralette?

This all depends on the style, with the #freethenipple movement on social media a lot of ladies are using their bodies to empower others, and seeing a nipple to them is no longer a bad thing. However if you are worried about this, then we would suggest that you went for a lightly padded cup. Try our Secret bralette below;

secret bralette

It has lightly padded cups to protect your modesty with a subtle lace overlay - keeping it fresh and modern.

What size bralette should I by?

Sizing normally varies depending on the brand, our own bralettes come is sizes XXS - XL and we tend to work this on band size, For more info on sizing check out our detailed guide here. Or check out the actual product itself for advice. For Mimi Hollidays size guide click here. If your unsure, buy a few different sizes an styles - you can always return them!

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Wise words by the amazing Ashley Graham!

Do you sell non wired, triangle bras for small boobs?

Yes! Last season saw our luxury brand Mimi Holliday's sales of their non-wired triangle bras  rocket, proving that this is one of the favourite styles on the market. Here are our Top 3 Mimi bralettes;

1.  Sugared Almond Triangle Bra £55


2.  Fairy Floss Triangle Bra - £36

bious-bisou-fairy-floss-ss17--lace--141-triangle-bra3.  Cinnamon Sugar Triangle Bra - £25


 Do you wear a bra under a bralette?

We think this one is more about personal preference really. You shouldn't really have to but some women like to keep a simple bra on underneath a sheer lace bralette to add layers. If you're going to try this you'll really want a plain t-shirt bra - try our Very You  or a Triumph Soft Sensation  then layer one of the LW serenity bralettes over the top as it's a super comfy stretch lace.

What's The best bralette for us AAA, AA, A cup ladies!?

Try our new Little Women bralette collection here, it has been especially designed for our smaller busted customers whilst giving them shape and support yet still making them feel empowered by what they have. We have three styles;


Our soft cup, stretch lace triangle bra. The type of bralette you'll want to lounge about in all day. The perfect weekend bralette!



Our go-to bralette for layering and showing off under a low cut plain white t or baggy cashmere jumper and ripped denim!



Our super strappy and sassy set. Perfect for a night out or a special occasion.


If you have any other questions regarding bralettes or any other questions.

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