Half Bras - The only thing better than buying a beautiful new bra is realizing that it fits perfectly with the rest of your lingerie wardrobe.
When it comes to half cup bras (or demi bras as they're also known), it’s easy to turn one piece of intimate apparel into a multi-tasking mix master with these smart lingerie tips.
Your bra and panties don’t have to be an exact match to make a set. Simply stick to the same color family to create a pairing that looks like they belong together.
A white pair of lace panties pairs perfectly with a white microfiber half cup bra. Or try a sheer black demi bra with black silk boyshorts. If your lingerie pieces are in the same shade range they’ll look like a matching set, even if they’re not.
Pick a solid colored brassiere that picks up one of the colors in a print for a pairing that looks fresh and coordinated.
A beautiful floral bra with a solid pair of panties makes a sweet set. Or make the most of a simple single colored balconette bra by pairing it with any number of patterned undies from your collection.
If you’re wearing a cotton bra, choose similarly sporty underwear, like a pair of cotton boyshorts. Or pair pretty lace bras with equally ladylike panties in silk or lace.
If you’re going for a minimal and simple bra style, keep you panties just as sleek. Staying within the same overall look will create a streamlined pairing that looks like they’re made for each other.
Go for a wild card pairing by wearing contrasting prints on both the top and bottom. Fashionistas everywhere have embraced mix and match prints when it comes to their clothing, so continue the trend all the way down to your underwear.
Choose polka dot panties with a striped half cup bra. Or, opt for a floral balconette to contrast against geometric print panties. Date to get adventurous with your pairings for a whimsical and fun look that makes any piece feel fresh.
One of the hottest trends in fashion is color blocking, or wearing bold contrasting colors together. Try a bright red half cup bra with blue panties, a hot pink demi turquoise boyshorts, or a purple demi bra with a red thong.
This look is fun and flirty and takes your half bra into high fashion territory simply by pairing it with intimate apparel that you already have in your lingerie drawer.
Try a silky kimono robe or satin robe to help coordinate pieces that don’t necessarily match. Pretty robes can have a grounding effect on your brassiere and any other beautiful lingerie that you’ve paired it with.
Adding an extra layer makes your whole look more special and sophisticated, so it becomes more about looking luxurious and ladylike and less about finding the perfect lingerie match.