Summer's Bralettes Are So Good That We'd Wear Them as Regular Tops Too

Denim shorts, strappy sandals, bralette tops—there are few items that scream "summer" more than these do. Well now that we can safely confirm the arrival of our favorite season, it's time to wear these pieces that have been waiting patiently in our closets all year. Out of everything in my summer wardrobe, I'm particularly excited to start wearing bralette tops again. To me, nothing says "it's too hot out to wear real clothes" than passing off a pretty bralette as a crop top. I mean, now is really the only time of year where such a statement applies.

It's not just us, though. Designers definitely had the same idea in mind, offering a plethora of bra-like tops in their summer collections. Make no mistake, as this summer's array of bralettes are entirely too stylish to be worn underneath anything. It would truly be a shame if these cool pieces didn't get to live their best lives when worn with everything high-waisted that exists in your closet. If you're with me, you too are about to fall in love with the options that await you below.

Look for unique details like tie straps or an interesting texture.

This light shade of pink actually goes with everything.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Make this matching short set your go-to for summer vacations.

Available in sizes 0 to 3.

A bralette this pretty deserves to be worn all on its own.

One of the most exciting ways to approach the lavender trend.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

BRB—figuring out where we can wear this vinyl bralette top.

Available in UK sizes 6 to 14.

Pair yours with high-waisted skirts for summer nights.

With a statement back like this, there's no need to wear anything over it.

Available in sizes XS to L.

We'd also wear this top over a white T-shirt to make it work during the day.

Available in sizes 0 to 6.

Bella Hadid wore this top—and then the internet collectively fell in love.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You'll get so much use out of this simple yet versatile top.

Available in sizes X to 3X.

Hello, summer smocking!

Available in sizes S to XL.

This top belongs in a minimalist's summer wardrobe ASAP.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Free People's vintage-inspired florals are always a favorite.

Available in sizes XS to L.

We could imagine wearing this one with coordinating satin trousers.

Available in sizes S to L.

This color feels so right now.

Available in size XS.

Pair with denim short and call it a day.

Available in sizes S to L.