Shopping for body-positive lingerie can sometimes make your head spin – clicking between a million open tabs from store to store, weighing up all the options (decision fatigue is real), hoping to find something that’s actually in your budget; and before you know it, you’ve sworn off lingerie forever and plan to live in onesies for the rest of your life.
Bralette shopping isn’t easy, that’s for sure.
Just like everything else in your wardrobe, lingerie is definitely not one-size-fits-all. Literally.
There are so many different shapes and sizes of bodies, and every last one is beautiful, each is unique, and all deserve to be respected.
Lucky for us, there are quite a few apparel companies out there who wholeheartedly agree with this, and believe in catering to every shape, size and style.
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bralette, look no further. Here’s some of the sexiest, most diverse and breathable bralettes out there, and the best part?
They’re all body positive, plus-size and curvy inclusive and come from badass brands spearheaded by women of color. These brands are also sustainable and believe in giving back to charitable causes.
Whether you’re looking for an elegant, princessy piece in delicate shades of blush and sky, or a sultry ensemble in the darkest maroon, we’ve got you covered.
Floral Lace Bralette From Savage X Fenty – Rihanna
Seriously, is there anything Rihanna can’t do?
I mean, the woman has been a singer, actress, philanthropist, businesswoman and she’s launched two stunning collections, Fenty Skin and a jaw-dropping lingerie line in collaboration with Savage.
One of the prettiest pieces in this boudoir collection is the Floral Lace Bralette, which featured delicate floral embroidery and is available for both curvy and regular fit types.
Available in an extensive range of sizes from Xs to 3XL, this racerback stunner is made up of 87% Nylon and 13% Spandex, making it equally comfy and sensual.
Tencel Bralette In Maya Nude From Proclaim – Shobha Philips
Shobha Philips, the entrepreneurial powerhouse behind inclusive lingerie line Proclaim, was inspired to launch her own clothing label after many frustrating and unfruitful attempts to find a ‘nude’ that would seamlessly sync with her brown skin complexion.
This dusty rose bralette is as chic as it is cozy, coming in an unusual pullover style, complete with geometric cut-outs and an incredibly soft finish.
The material is a blend of 92% Tencel and 8% Spandex, and curated in a size lineup of S to 3X.
But the best thing about this label? All pieces are ridiculously sustainable, since they’re made of 100% post-consumer plastic water bottles. How’s that for eco-friendly?
Cocoa Bralette From Nubian Skin – Ade Hassan
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Ade Hassan, the creator of the diverse Nubian Skin clothing line, decided to curate a carefully selected collection of lingerie aimed specifically towards women of color, to match their unique skin tones in a way that was not only comfortable but empowering as well.
Whether you’re out for a light run in your local park or just lounging on the sofa watching Netflix, this athleisure-inspired bralette is the perfect piece for you- since it’s available in a large variety of sizing, from X-S to XX-L.
Even better, all pieces in the Cocoa collection come in muted hues with delightful, coffee and confectionary inspired names- my fave’s the Cafe Au Lait!
Bohemian Princess Bralette From Nude Barre – Erin Carpenter
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What do you get when you combine a graceful ballerina and a killer business acumen?
You get Nude Barre, a lingerie and hosiery line founded by Erin Carpenter, dedicated to providing melanated women with access to a range of WOC-friendly bras and bralettes, seamless thongs, fishnet stockings, as well as footed and convertible opaque tights, all of which are available in a wide range of sizes and 12 “True Nude” shades.
Undoubtedly one of the loveliest pieces from this label, the Bohemian Princess Bralette is an elegant, figure-flattering number in shades of warm chocolate with hints of deep maroon, stocked in sizes XS to XL.
Try pairing this beauty with a whimsical wrap dress, or a creamy, off-shoulder top with jeans.
Simone Bralette From Suzy Black NYC – Suzy Black
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According to Suzy Black, lingerie is not only intensely personal, but it is also a beautiful celebration of femininity and empowerment, and falling in love with who you are.
Nothing exemplifies that thought better than this sublime lingerie collection, counting in for several sizing choices, luxe shades and hues and amazing comfort.
Creamy ivory, exquisite floral designs and a form-flattering outline combine to create this opulent lace bralette, best worn with a flower crown in your hair and a butterfly on your shoulder.
Contrast Lace Satin Bralette From Shop Style Shark – Dionne Teddie
Fashion enthusiast Dionne Teddie started out by selling pre-loved clothing on Poshmark, and after a tidal wave of eager followers (100k plus!), transitioned into entrepreneurship, launching her own clothing boutique.
Besides being minority-owned and led by a woman, Shop Style Shark also prides itself on being affordable and available to the modern woman, who wants to kill the style game on a budget.
One of the hottest pieces of the lingerie collection is the Contrast Lace Satin Set, a sheer number in vibrant dual tones.
The bralette of this set is inky black, designed with an intricate scallop pattern and detailed with feminine lace.
The composition of the set is 95% Polyester, and 5% Spandex and is available in sizes S through XL.
There’s definitely a wide gap in the fashion industry for body positive designs and inclusivity, but these killer women-owned brands are filling it in, one stylish piece at a time.
Over to you! What are some of your favorite diverse, body positive and sustainable brands owned by women of color? Let’s talk about it in the comments! 💛
Written by Rosh De
Feature image via Proclaim Instagram