bra·​lette ˈbrä-lət How to pronounce bralette (audio)
plural bralettes
: a soft bra with no wires or cups and often with thin, removable pads
… a beautiful bralette to wear as both an undergarment or a crop top if you're really trying to up the ante on your going out looks or headed to a music festival.Marquaysa Battle
Meet the bralette, the underwire bra's kid sister. She's a dainty little thing, all flimsy straps, lace, and minimal padding.Heather Schwedel

Examples of bralette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her classy outfit included a sheer nude top layered over a bralette. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 The actor channeled the ’80s in her all-black ensemble, wearing a black bralette and a black headband. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, Fox’s new sleeve tattoo was on full display, with the actress opting for a black bralette and matching high rise sweatpants for her travels. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 5 Mar. 2024 Aerie is pulling out all the stops for Cyber Monday: Leggings are between $25 and $29; sweaters, bralettes, and accessories are half-off; and everything else is at least 40% off. Jake Smith, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 Then there’s this Natori bralette, which is made from a breathable mesh fabric and offers light support. Rachel Simon, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 Plus, this ultra-popular bralette from Calvin Klein is on sale for as little as $15 right now. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Here's a bralette that's sewn with an outer layer of dainty lace that's super pretty to look at—and a breeze to put on with its anti-slide zipper closure. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 28 Feb. 2024 Not to mention it can even be worn with a simple bralette to travel into the summer. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bralette was in 1973

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“Bralette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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