What Bras Should You Wear Under Sheer Tops?


Sheer tops have continuously been a staple for many a fashion lover over the past several years. They instantly give a daring peek of lingerie to your look while adding a small dose of mystery to it. But there's one question that countless transparent clothing fans have contemplated: what bra should you wear under a sheer top? Few fashion combinations are as lovely as a see-through shirt with a pretty undergarment, the latter of which is super important to choose wisely if you want a solid finished look.

It's a style that looks great with a cropped pair of jeans, a chic trench coat, and a pair of velvet ankle boots. Or, if you're aiming for a little less "going out" and more towards "office cool" with your look, try accompanying a cool sheer button-down with a simple longline bralette, a dark pleated skirt, and your favorite comfy flats. Plus, sheer tops are totally season-less — you can just as easily wear 'em as a lightweight pick in the summer as in the winter (just be sure to add some outerwear overtop in the chillier months, of course).

So, if you love regularly getting fancy and going nonstop gossamer with your look, or if just feel like trying out something a little more risque, here are some fantastic bra choices to pop on under your see-through tops.


A Sparkly Party Bra That's Made To Be Shown Off

Nasty Gal

Dazzle Me Lurex Bralette (Sizes XS-L), $18, Nasty Gal

This lovely triangle bra is the perfect pick to wear underneath a fancy dress, whether it's on New Year's Eve or your own birthday party. The cool sparkly fabric looks great when paired with your favorite gold jewelry and a fun pair of heels.


A Long Balconette Bra That Looks So Fancy Under Sheer Dresses


New Look V Front Longline Bra (Sizes 32B-36DD/E), $23, ASOS

If you want a little extra coverage with your bra for when you'll be wearing it under sheer dresses or shirts, try this sexy long black lace bra, complete with scalloped edges.


A Super Cool, Comfy Calvin Klein Sports Bra


Calvin Klein 'Modern Cotton Collection' Cotton Blend Racerback Bralette (Sizes S-L), $21, Nordstrom

In all seriousness, this is one of my favorite bras of all time. It's so comfy and feels like I'm wearing barely anything at all, yet still looks fantastic when it's worn under a sheer top or a loose black jumpsuit.


A Sexy Leopard Print Bra For Added Glamour Under Sheer Clothes

Just My Size

Comfort Shopping Wirefree Bra (Sizes 38D-50DD), $13, Just My Size

Show off your flair with this cool leopard bra that comes in a wide range of sizes, has pretty panels of mesh along the center, and features a comfy plush-lined bottom band — perfect to accompany a sheer black tank.


A Striped Sporty Triangle Bra


Missguided Contrast Stripe Bralette Top (Sizes 4-8), $17, ASOS

If you idolized Sporty Spice as a kid, you're sure to love this stretchy, comfy bra under any of your sheer shirts. With its unpadded triangle cups and cool red, black, and white striped trim, its perfect for putting under a simple black sheer shirt.


A Basic Neutral Bra For Subtle Wear Under Sheer Clothes

Just My Size

Playtex 18 Hour Lace Wirefree Bra (Sizes 32B-50DDD), $15, Just My Size

If you prefer to have your bra not show up super visibly under sheer shirts, try this ultra comfortable pick from Playtex that features soft wire-free cups, stretchy material, and adjustable straps.


This Sexy Crisscross Design That Comes In 12 Colors


FPT Stretchy Seamless Geometric Peek-a-Boo Cut-Out Bralette (One Size), $11, Amazon

Not only is this comfy seamless crisscross bralette cute and totally machine washable, it also comes in a whopping 12 different colors, from neutrals like taupe and black to brights like neon yellow and red.


Two Soft And Long Bralettes In Lovely Lace Material


2-Pack Marilyn Monroe Half Line Lace Bralette (Sizes S-XL), $20-$22, Amazon

Thick bands offer a little more comfort, so this wire-free bralette is a great option for anyone who wants a sexy yet easygoing undergarment to wear under their sheer shirts. Plus, it comes in a pack of two different colors, so you get multiple looks for one low price.


This Glamorous Nude And Black Lace Bralette


Torrid Lace Overlay Mesh Bralette (Sizes 0-5), $33, Amazon

This gorgeous nude and black mesh bralette features a pretty lace design that's totally made to show off under a transparent pink or black shirt paired with a sexy black wool pencil skirt.


A Sports Bra That Doubles As A Going Out Garment

Bare Necessities

Panache Ultimate Maximum Control Sports Bra (Sizes 28DD-GG), $49-$70, Bare Necessities

Double up on comfort and function with this cool, multicolored sports bra from Panache that looks fantastic under a simple sheer tank top. The breathable mesh keeps you from getting sweaty while the fun crisscross back looks great under chic, sheer tops.


This Sexy Lace Bralette That Works For Any Date Night


Torrid Lace Bandeau (Sizes L-5X), $20-$28, Amazon

If bandeau styles are your favorite, try this gorgeous black lace design. If you love showing off a little side boob, this is a beautiful option to put under a loose top or a sheer dress.


A Crisscross Bralette For A Fun Lingerie Look


SweatyRocks Black Sports Lingerie Crop Top Bralette (One Size), $10, Amazon

Show off a little cleavage with this sexy bralette that features a cool crisscross front design, as well as a longline cut for a little extra coverage.

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