The sun’s out, the sky’s blue and Lambing Live was on the box last night. It’s still brass monkeys out there, but Spring is on its way.
Which means it’s time for a seasonal wardrobe review. As you start stalking the new trends in the shops, don’t forget to update your lingerie. Woe betide the freshly-bared shoulder adorned with a grey bra strap. Or the Winter white cleavage sporting a visible “cosy” cotton bra.
If there’s one way to ruin your new Spring look, it’s by teaming your clothes with the wrong lingerie… and giving a public viewing to what should be under wraps.
The right bra provides uplift and hidden support under skimpy Spring and Summer tops and dresses. It should be seen only if it plays a role in the ensemble, adding a sexy glimpse of lace or satin, or a complementary touch of colour.
To help you get it right, I’ve picked the best AA-cup bras on sale in the UK for Spring looks:
- HALTERNECK BRA: Show off strap-free shoulders in halterneck tops with the incredibly versatile multiway bra at Little Women. With smooth, seam-free cups, this underwired, balcony-style bra can be worn with straps, strapless, or as a halterneck. Available in AA-cup and A-cup sizes.
- RACERBACK BRA: Give impressive lift to small busts in racerback tops with the Atlantis strapless gel bra by Panache at Know Knockers. Gel-filled, ultra-padded cups and multiway straps give revealing tops and dresses a bit more “filling”. Available in AA-cup, A-cup and B-cup sizes.
- BRA-TO-BARE: The Wacoal Petites push-up bra is too pretty to keep under wraps. Team it with a sheer top to reveal its decorative lace and ribbon detailing. The underwired cups and removable padding give the bust-line a gentle boost. Available in AA-cup, A-cup and B-cup sizes at Freshpair.com.
- NEARLY NUDE BRA: Loving the nude & pastel shades for Spring? You need a skin tone bra to blend in with light-coloured tops. The lightly padded Wacoal Petite lace-up contour bra at Figleaves is just the ticket. And stylish too, with corset style detail and seamless, underwired cups. Available in AA-cup, A-cup and B-cup sizes.
- COLOUR FLASH: The Limited Collection padded plunge bra from Marks and Spencer is begging to play peekaboo. A glimpse of coral pink strap, a flash of colour beneath a denim shirt… this bra will add a totally tropical twist to a Spring outfit. Available in sizes AA-cup to DD-cup.