Incoming Fashion Trend: Bra tops

(L-R leather biker bra, Browns; polka-dot bra top, Miss Selfridge)

We’ve already been seeing a lot of longline bras hitting the lingerie departments of our favourite stores in recent months, but this summer you can expect to see a lot more of the humble bra top, and we mean that literally, because they’re being tipped as the next big summer trend.

Yes, UK Vogue tells us that the only thing to be seen in this summer will be a longline bra, worn either over t-shirts, under cardigans or on their own with “just a peep” of stomach on display.

So you could wear them like this:

Blousson Noir leather bra top, £825

Or like this:

VPL

Or like this:

Fannie Schiavoni Gunmetal Chainmail Overlay Bra, ASOS

Or, of course, you could wear them on their own. (Maybe not that last one, though.) The Miss Selfridge one at the top of the page, for instance, could look cute with a pair of capri pants, say, or a summery skirt.

WILL you be wearing bra tops this summer, though (other than as underwear, we mean)? What do you think of this trend?

20 Comments

  • February 19, 2010

    Janelle

    Maybe for lounging in the sun…if I ever achieve a flat stomach. Sigh….time to hit the gym!
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..Wonderful Weekend =-.

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  • February 19, 2010

    Alicendre

    The last one is the anti-chainmail bra!

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  • February 19, 2010

    lori

    Is anyone else reminded of Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills, 90210? Are the early 90s really back in fashion?

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    • February 19, 2010

      naomi

      bra tops…shresses…harem pants…heck even 90210 itself…clearly yes! lol

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  • February 19, 2010

    Ellen S.

    Um, no. I don’t need anything drawing extra attention to my boobs!
    .-= Ellen S.´s last blog ..New Jewelry Find =-.

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  • February 19, 2010

    Brie

    No, no, and no. It’s just not that attractive and you look like a senile old woman wearing bras over your tops.

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  • February 19, 2010

    Laura

    Hate them, the sad thing is they are so frickin cute as Bras! If only the stores made the matching knickers I’d be happy to wear them………under my clothes!

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  • February 20, 2010

    Steph

    I really love long-line bras, I just like them as… well, you know, *bras*. As in, underwear only.

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  • February 20, 2010

    Lola

    Hmm. I think they look much cuter worn on their own, really (don’t think I’d ever be brave enough to do it though… I like to keep my wobbly tummy firmly covered up!). Wearing them over a t-shirt or dress just looks pretty silly, IMO.

    And that last one… well, there just aren’t the words, really, are there?
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Shoe of the Day: Bow-Belle =-.

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  • February 20, 2010

    AlyCatNat

    Oh, No, not the midriff again. Didn’t we just get over that? What’s next, boot cut pants?
    .-= AlyCatNat´s last blog ..Flickr Find: Julia’s Magnificent Moose =-.

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  • February 20, 2010

    Amee

    The hoochie uniform just keeps getting more options. I’m sure some would look okay worn over something, but we all know very few girls will wear it that way. Mini skirts, heels, bra tops. I’d rather they wore their pjs.

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  • February 20, 2010

    Madeline

    I think they would look great with high waisted skirts – as long as the waist is tall ehough to cover your stomach.

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  • February 20, 2010

    Ally C.

    Ew. no.
    .-= Ally C.´s last blog ..Funky Find =-.

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  • February 20, 2010

    kevie

    Am I getting old or did we only just emerge from the era of everyone flaunting their belly buttons. }: P Return of the muffin-top? Waaaaay too soon, thanks.

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  • February 21, 2010

    Diandra

    I don’t mind bustier-style tops, but I wouldn’t wear anything that was obviously a bra! I’m sure you can make them work, but I think they might look kinda trashy, or like you just rolled out of bed. :/

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  • February 21, 2010

    Ash

    The second polka dot print isn’t so bad of a top but all the others are big ‘No’s. I mean you won’t catch me wearing any of these things as my mother always told me not to flash my belly as I am not a ‘trailer trash hooker’ but I guess to each his own.

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  • February 21, 2010

    Katie

    No. God, no. It is the 90’s coming back to haunt us. Make it go away!

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  • February 22, 2010

    charles

    disgusting as outerwear. just wretched and tacky on many levels. Maybe i’m conservative but please let’s have a little tummy modesty, and not show so much abdomen (unless we are at the beach and in a lovely and tasteful bikini)?
    .-= charles´s last blog ..Blue Friday : Today’s Outfit =-.

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  • February 22, 2010

    monoi

    Not particularly fond of the examples up here, but I’m not diametrically opposed to bra tops in general. It easily gets over the top, though.

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  • February 24, 2010

    Jasmine

    Heck! Why splash out on a bra top when I can just wear the real thing out and about?

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