Yes, 2022 isn't over yet, but it has already been full of fresh attitudes about what makes for the best bras. The undergarment's recent omnipresence could be thanks to the return to in-person meetings and greetings. Of course, there's a possibility that it's because some aren't quite soft enough or supportive enough.
The bra has a long and complicated history that is not entirely clear. Early pictures from Rome show people wearing bandeaus while playing sports. In 1893, Marie Tucek was issued a patent for the "breast supporter," and in 1914, Mary Phelps Jacob was issued a patent for the "brassiere." Both of these women were from New York.
Bras have been a fashion staple in pop culture for decades. Many stylists incorporate lingerie into their styling, referencing iconic moments from the past. Modern updates are designed to be seen, with the bra often showing. Quality still matters, even when the bra isn't visible.
Brassieres have come a long way from their humble beginnings, but we're not going to dive deeper into the evolution of brassieres over the years. What Vy’s Closet will focus on are the trends for bras in 2022 that you'd undoubtedly want to know about:
Bra Tops. Literally.
"Naked dressing" is very much a thing in 2022, and with that comes the trend of
wearing bras and other types of undergarments, well, not under one's garments.
The red carpet is not spared from this trend, as Vanessa Hudgens sported a scarf top with bra cup detailing at the MTV Movie Awards.
The revival of Y2K fashion may have paved the way for bra tops. But no longer will you see visible bra straps as we did in the early 2000s. Instead, designers focus on creating looks that allow bras to be worn outside the home.
Some of the brands that embraced the bra tops quite well include Miu Miu and Michael Kors.
If you wish to try this trend, you can match your chosen bra top with midi-length skirts.
For many years, visible underwear has been quite common. There was a time when showing off bra straps was a big thing (Yes, we're looking at you, Carrie Bradshaw). Even peekaboo thongs and boxers had a moment in the early 2000s.
Today's version, however, actually involves layered neckline details that result in something that looks like a peeking undergarment.
If you've seen the Versace fall 2022 collection that featured that gorgeous black flowy dress with a neckline that looks quite like bra pads, you'd know what we're saying. Giambattista Valli's spring 2022 collection with strapless dresses with bralette-looking necks is an excellent reference, too.
Sarah Shahi of The L Word wore a Nensi Dojaka dress with a layered bra neckline at the 2022 MTV Movie Awards.
On the other hand, Kylie Minogue wore a black Versace dress with a corset top that revealed a bedazzled bra at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
With the rising popularity of sheer clothing, it's no surprise that sheer bras are also becoming more popular. For a sexier, more revealing look, sheer bras are an excellent option. They also come in different styles, from demi cups to full coverage, so you can find the perfect one for your outfit. Sheer bras are perfect for showing off your assets, and they're sure to turn heads when you wear them.
If you are planning to embrace this sheer clothing trend, make sure that your look is coordinated. For instance, you can do an all-white or all-black minimalist look with brassieres and high-waist briefs under a sheer dress of the same color.
One of the biggest trends in bras is lace. Lace bras are not only incredibly beautiful and elegant, but they're also very comfortable and can be worn for any occasion. Whether you're looking for an everyday comfy bra or something truly special that you can wear for a night out, lace is the way to go. Another great thing about lace bras is that they come in a variety of colors, so you can find one that suits your unique style. If you're looking for something that is unique, you can even find lace bras with embellishments such as beads or sequins. No matter what your style, there's a lace bra out there, that's perfect for you.
With the world slowly but surely moving towards a more inclusive and diverse society, it's no surprise that even our lingerie is starting to reflect that. In 2022, colored bras have become more and more popular as women of all ages and sizes begin to embrace their unique sense of style.
Whether you're looking for a pop of color to brighten your day or want to make a bold statement, there will be a colored bra for you. And with so many different shades and hues to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice!
Lingerie Trends as Seen on the Runways
Designers have been revealing (or rather featuring) undergarments in various ways this year. We've seen subtle peeks and full-on displays.
Gucci had a star-studded line-up filled with lingerie that included lace sets, bustier slips, garters, and, uh, the quite controversial set-toy jewelry.
Lowe had matched their pale blue blouses with high waist briefs. And who can forget Fendi with their lace triangle bralettes worn under suits or mesh bodysuits or Miu Miu's cupped bras as tops?
If you are interested in incorporating your undergarments into your daily looks, check out the Spring 2022 collections of the mentioned designer brands to get inspiration.
Brassieres have always indeed come a long way from their origin. Even the function of a bra has evolved into something that is more than an undergarment. It has now been recognized as a fashion item and should therefore be stylish. That said, comfortability should never be compromised when choosing a bra, so make sure that your everyday brassiere, whether it’s a push-up bra, a bandeau bra, a t-shirt bra, a lace, or something else, is comfortable and the right fit for you. Vy’s Closet can help you with that.
Vy’s Closet is where you can get the highest quality lingerie in the Cayman Islands. Check out our collection of brassieres today and find one that suits your needs!