Noticed: Neon Bras

by Melissa | in Bra, The Tell All

For as loud as they are, I’d never really paid neon bras much attention. Seeing them on the racks of the lingerie department, they looked like they belonged on 18-year-old party girls, not on a 30-year-old woman. I breezed past, moving toward sensible neutrals. (After all, if I wanted something sexy, I reached for black.)

I’d like to think of that time as the dark ages. Not only have the quality of neon bras reached new heights—obliterating my teen-store associations—they’re also, dare I say, pragmatic: Careful street-style observation has shown me that a brightly colored bra instantly adds a little edge to any weekend outfit. The key is letting its shocking hue show through.

Here’s what to wear yours with:

A black, off-the-shoulder sweater. A slouchy knit feels vaguely punkish with one candy-colored strap peeking out.

A crisp button-down. A white oxford shirt looks far less conservative when you’re wearing a lime green bra—or bralette!—underneath. We love the contradiction.

A racer-back tank. Play up the tank’s sporty vibe by letting your bra’s fluorescent straps show.

Anything with a slash. Blouses with a vertical slit in the front or back seem even sexier when a flash of neon shines through.

A few neon bras we love:
Cosabella Soire Demi Cup Bra (featured above)
Victoria’s Secret Pink Wear Everywhere Push-Up Bra
Urban Outfitters Scalloped Rose Bralette
Hanky Panky Crossover Lace Bralette



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