Sue Ellen and her bra

“It’s not a top Sue-Ellen. It’s a Bra,”

Said my life-long hero. Never the less, the bra-wearing candy heiress looks to be very on trend at the moment. Much to the glee of men, bras are having the moment. Much to their dismay though, they’re not the push-up overtly-sexed-up kind. They’re cup-less. With cut-outs. Cropped. Sheer. Delicate. Worn under v-neck dresses in mesh at Gucci or over a coat in sequins at Prada.





With Sue-Ellen, Gucci, Prada, Rhianna, Gaga, Margiela (from a few seasons ago – always ahead of its time) and more – it’s only a matter of time before we’re flashing the world our Lonely Hearts lace triangle bras from underneath our leather jackets. Or wearing our bra-lets as tops with our high waisted swing skirts. OR wearing them over t-shirts – anyone brave enough? Man repelling challenge accepted! Considering the already warm weather Brisbane has been experiencing, I’m all for stripping down to my leopard print strapless bra to let my mammaries breath.

Since bras are quickly becoming an item not just seen by your and your lucky man-friends’ peepers (that right plural – what of it?), they seem to be getting prettier in prettier, in a non-sexual nineties way. The bra to show isn’t white and lacy like Sue Ellen’s ‘Gatsby Swing Top,’ and don’t resemble the giant Berlei ones your mum wears. If I had to pick just one amazing bra to wear as a top and subsequently bring all the boys to the yard, it’d be this delicious milkshake – a cutout softcup bra in grape velvet by Lonely Hearts Label. Get on my titties!

Then again there are plenty of styles around that I’d happily go to bed with. And remember, according to life bible Ten Things I Hate About You, if a girl owns a black lingerie it means she wants someone to see it. And if it looks this good, who’s to blame her if she wants the whole world to see it?

black bras

Clockwise from left: Topshop strappy mesh triangle braLa perla underwire bra, Monki Anne bra, Caterina Lace Bralette,  Lascivious stretch satin & powernet braSass & Bide Any Time bra.

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