When it comes to lingerie, I’ll never argue that style and seduction take precedence over comfort. Suffering simply isn’t chic. Feeling good in your skin… downright sexy.
Put simply, lace is as essential to the French woman’s lingerie wardrobe as perfume is to her beauty routine. But inside the American fitting room, women are saying “non merci” (no thank you) to lacy bras and undergarments.
Is this a cultural difference? Or is there something about lace French women know that we don’t?
When it comes to femininity, style and seduction, nothing captures a French woman’s attention like beautiful lace. A lace bra is the first layer of her look. It’s everyday chic.
So whether you wear all-over lacy numbers daily—or your bra wardrobe is reserved for lace-free T-shirt bras, there are a few things we can all learn about wearing la dentelle (lace).
Here are some of our French-approved tips for embracing your lace:
- Add a touch of lace to your T-shirt bra. For smooth operators and T-shirt bra devotees, this is an excellent first step towards embracing your lace. A hint of lace on the straps, on the sides of the cups or the back of the bra gives that bit of lacy allure while staying seamless under clothing. Who knew T-shirt bras could be so chic?
- Meet Lace Halfway. A little lace, a little cotton = the best of both worlds. The next step to embracing your lace comes in the form of full cup bras with the support and comfort of cotton lining embellished in luxurious lace (or embroidery). You’ll get all the comfort and support of soft cotton that shapes the bust—with touches of lace that feel as soft as a whisper against the skin. Yes, please!
- Our Picks: You’ll feel confident the moment you put on the feminine and supportive Caresse Full Cup Divine comfort, supportive coverage and the perfect amount of lace to make you feel beautiful. Another stunner: the Oh-La-La-worthy Amour Full Cup bra with sheer Leavers lace and soft and supportive microfiber.
- Embrace Your Lace. The secret to wearing an all-over lace bra is simple: wear it for yourself, unapologetically, in colors that make you feel beautiful and laces that feel divine against your skin. A woman should never feel intimidated or uncomfortable in her lingerie. Au contraire, lace is feminine, intimate and reflects your unique personal style, much like the scent of your perfume.