Wear them layered under a cardigan or alone with a pair of jeans.
The runways have made big lingerie-as-outerwear pushes for quite some time now, but it wasn’t until Katie Holmes wore a cashmere bralette with a matching oversize cardigan last August that the trend really took off.
Her casual look by Khaite created a viral moment for an essential garment: the bra. Often left as a mystery to everyone but the wearer, there’s something very alluring and cool about exposing your intimates. That was the case with Holmes, who’s buzzed-about ensemble starred a luxe, ribbed knit bralette with a $520 price tag.
The good news is you don’t have to spend anywhere near $500 for a bra that’s meant to be seen. Several brands make equally rich-looking options that you can layer under a blazer or that you can wear alone with a pair of vintage, high-waisted jeans. So, we rounded up our favorite styles on the market — including the infamous Khaite bra, which is currently on sale. Shop them all below.
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