bralette

noun
bra·​lette | \ ˈbrä-lət How to pronounce bralette (audio) \
plural bralettes

Definition of bralette

: 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

First Known Use of bralette

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Bralette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bralette. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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