Just a couple of days I came across a 'How to wear an exposed bra' post. Now I'm all for experimenting, however, I know that the exposed bra trend may not go down very well with most people. I mean it is literally putting on a small part of your intimates for display, isn't it? But it doesn't have to be. Let's not be prudish for a while, and try it.

Anyways, I almost forgot about the post, until yesterday, while I was at Super Saturday, I found this pretty dress with a wide 'V' overlap cut. While I was making up my mind, with what to take and what to discard, I suddenly thought of the post again, while I was holding the dress very close to my 'discard pile'. My mum looked at it and told me it was too deep for me to wear and she encouraged me to chuck it in the pile. But the more I looked at it, the more I wanted it. Reverse psychology at it best, right?

So I promised my mum, I would either pin up the front or wear some sort of tube/camisole inside, and I picked it up. 
Another two reasons why I really like the dress was because, 1- It had a grey version of the galaxy print, and is not very 'in your face' as the others can tend to be.
2 - It had a high waist elastic, that I know, suits me well and makes my legs look longer than they actually are.

So I had this maroon-ish coloured bra, that's been in my closet for a while now, so long, that I don't remember from where I got it, or who got it for me. I think it was either my aunt or dad. Up close, it looks very dainty and vintage-like and is really really pretty. 

Of course there was a reason I chose this colour and not black, because the whole focal point of the look was the bra. Also I kept my neck bare (as suggested in Jenni's post - look 3), and added a watch that almost matched the bra. And lastly, I finished off with another Super Saturday buy - the pretty dark teal studded bag.

I do realise this is the most I've rambled about, for any outfit post! So moving on to the result!

My exposed bra tips

  • Less is more. Less accessories is the way to go, always. Also less cleavage please!
  • Push ups are a complete no-no! Unless that's the look you are opting for *I won't judge*
  • The bra doesn't always have to be lacy. It can variate from a sporty bra, to a regular tee shirt one with a cute trim.
  • Know your audience. There has to be a time and place to wear this. 
  • Lastly, don't over think it! If it doesn't feel right, maybe it isn't. Trust your gut instincts, and listen to the opinions of close friends.

Outfit Breakdown

Dress - Only
Bra - Can't remember!
Studded bag - Pieces
Pumps - Catwalk
Watch - Aldo
Oxidised silver wrist clasp - Tribal Zone

14 Comments so far

  1. You are too hot for me to handle. Way too hot. Loving this little experiment, that bra colour is gorgeous!

    Love, Miffalicious. []

  2. Thats a hot n daring look to carry!
    And i see your obsession with studded bags!


    1. Thanks Ila. I guess I will have to do a post on studded bags alone :-p

  3. Well do try the studded bra's which are so much in these days, well you have carried it very nicely :)
    i can never do this coz i am healthy too :D

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    1. Thanks! I have been looking up at a few studded ones too.. But most I've seen, looked a bit tacky.
      Maybe a DIY?

  4. Roxanne! This is the first time I am commenting on your blog. I have seen your styling on Stylepile and appreciated it. But this specially pushed me to come here and comment. It's bold sexy and so you! Not like the usual ones :)

    Shelly from

  5. Well-done, you :) It definitely takes guts to pull off a look like this one !

  6. HOTTIE.

    You probably must be the only one who can pull off a look like this. Smaaashing! :*


  7. I'm usually not a proponent of visible underwear. Especially when it comes to panty lines (yuck!). However, I must admit, I love what you did here. It almost passes as a camisole. Your look is classy and edgy yet tastefully done. I think if the top was anymore revealing it would've been tacky. I also like the idea of seeing the side of the bra on tops where the arm holes are exceptionally oversized. I, also, did an exposed bra look here if you wanna check it out. Great post!

    Wardrobe on Wheels

  8. u did a complete justice to the dress and its silhouette !! grey n maroon do work up a lovely combination too. It looks neat. Infact I did a similar post wearing a maroon shapewear as outerwear on my blog too !
    Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. see ya around !!

  9. Nice tips :) love the dress!

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  10. great outfit post! You pull off the exposed bra such elegantly yet sexily ;)

    Love the look.

    Defiant Princess