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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The dress included a bralette top, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a peplum waist. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 13 Mar. 2023 The Euphoria star, 26, took in the Louis Vuitton show on Monday from the front row, while wearing a daring tiger-print ensemble of short shorts, knee-high boots, and an open blazer that revealed a black bralette. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2023 The musician stepped onto the red carpet wearing a sheer black slipdress, which showed off a plain black bralette and hot shorts underneath. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Feb. 2023 The top part featured a long-sleeve lace shirt with a black bralette underneath. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 30 Dec. 2022 This was quickly followed up with a black tulle skirt and oversized blazer by Rodarte, worn with a black bralette underneath. Emily Chan, Glamour, 1 Sep. 2022 Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim have cultivated a uniform while on tour: Black bralette on top, big pants on the bottom. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 22 July 2022 Kate Hudson arrived to the Met Gala in a baby pink look from Michael Kors with a bralette top and column skirt. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Ari's bralette even has a five-star rating and is still shoppable online in sizes S-L. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 9 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Bralette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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