Purple bras, they’re not just for royalty anymore. These undergarments are a fun and unique way to add some color to your everyday look. With a variety of shades and styles to choose from, there’s a bralette out there for everyone. But before you go all in on the purple, let’s talk about how to choose the perfect shade for you and how to style it.
If you’re looking for a purple bra to match your skin tone, there are a few things to consider. The first is your skin tone—the surface color of your skin. If you have cool undertones, you’ll look best in shades of purple with a blue base, such as lavender or periwinkle. If you have warm undertones, you’ll look best in shades of purple with a red base, such as eggplant or plum. And if you have neutral undertones, you’ll look great in any shade of purple!
The key to a great bra is to make sure that it fits perfectly. If the cups are too small or large, or the band doesn’t fit snugly around your body without being too tight, then you’re going to look like a mess. While there are many ways to wear a bra, we’re going to focus on two styles: one for everyday wear and one for special occasions. The everyday look has plenty of options for accessorizing—just throw on some sunglasses and you’ll be set! For an evening out on the town, try pairing yours with a sequined cocktail dress and some sky-high stilettos. You’ll be turning heads all night long!
If you’re looking for something flashy, purple bras are the way to go. They’re a great way to add some pop to your outfit, and they work well with a variety of colors and styles—just remember to get the right shade for your skin tone, and make sure the fit is right!
Meet the experts:
Sandy Ronalds, Founding Director of Nat’v Basics, an eco-friendly underwear label designed by women for women. The brand creates everyday basics that are meant to be comfortable and chic.
When you want to feel like the most beautiful woman in the room, this is the bra for you. It’s got all the right moves—the gold hardware and foam padding will make you feel like a goddess, while the comfort-fit band will keep you feeling like one even after hours of wearing it.
It’s the perfect mix of comfort and style, with a little bit of bling thrown in to make sure you look and feel amazing!
“This is my number one bra! I wear it every day,” wrote one reviewer. “I have it in multiple colors! It holds up my girls right where I want them and the straps don’t dig or bother!”
This purple bra from Araks is a stunner, and it’s got all the makings of a classic: seamed cups, adjustable straps, and a double hook-and-eye closure in the back. But that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past—the Beau has a cool edge that’ll make you want to wear it again and again.
It pairs nicely with the matching hipsters or even your favorite pair of jeans if you’re feeling extra bold.
It’s the bra that wants you, and it’s not afraid to show it. This floral lace garment has an X charm at the center front, so you can wear your confidence with pride.
The lavender color is perfect for spring and summer, and the sheer lace cups let you show off some skin without being too revealing. Furthermore, underwire support will keep your girls feeling great all day long.
“The unlined lace bras are among my favorites from Savage x Fenty. The lace is so soft and these are both comfortable and sexy,” shared one wearer.
This is a spicy little number that will make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. The purple lace cups and front body of this push-up balconette from Adore Me are so sexy, you’ll be shocked at how comfortable it is!
And the front cut-outs feature gold-ring details that shine in the light—they really bring out your best assets! Plus, removable pads give you a little extra oomph if needed, and adjustable straps mean no matter what size chest you have, this piece will fit like a dream.
According to one reviewer, “I wear lingerie mostly for myself vs for my husband’s pleasure because of how it makes me feel. This set has me feeling sexy every time I wear it.”
Your new favorite bra is here. Soma’s Perfect Coverage Bra is your new go-to for everyday comfort and style.
The T-shirt bra provides a smooth neckline and contour cups that won’t show under clothes for a seamless silhouette. It’s made of brushed microfiber fabric, so it’s both soft against your skin and machine washable.
Elsewhere, the inner cup lining is also soft against your skin, so you’ll feel comfy all day long. It even has back-adjustable, built-up straps, so it’s easy to adjust on-the-fly, perfect for when you’re in a rush or on the move!
“I love this bra! It is so comfortable and soft. No poking or digging. Just smooth coverage and excellent support,” explained one enthusiast.
The perfect bra for under singlets and tees!
If you’re looking for a bra that’s smooth, soft, and super comfortable, you’ve found it. This chic style from the Australian-based label Nat’v Basics has double-lined cups for extra support and coverage.
But what we love most is its smooth and soft finish—it’s so comfortable you’ll forget you’ve got it on!
This bra from Montelle Intimates is so comfortable, you will never want to take it off.
It’s like a second skin, but a better skin—one that provides support and comfort without restricting your natural shape. Built with the label’s characteristic ultra-soft microfiber and lightweight, it features shape-enhancing 4-way stretch foam cups. You’ll feel like a movie star at any time of day thanks to the sexy crisscross front feature.
This daily comfort style has double-layer side wings for more support and comfort in addition to its integrated straps for a barely-there look and feel. In addition, the breadth of the straps and the number of hook-and-eye rows also increase as one grows in stature.
A bra that’s more than meets the eye, this lace number has a V-shaped opening at the front. Adjustable shoulder straps and padded underwire cups help you shape and support your girls, while hook-and-eye fasteners at back ensure that everything stays in place.
“Beautiful bra and comfortable fit,” shared one reviewer. “I love the look, it’s refreshing to have a push-up that is a different style from the standard push-up.”
We’re obsessed with this bra from Alo Yoga.
The rounded neckline and crisscross straps are so sweet, but the keyhole cutout at the back takes it over the top. The details are sexy, but not too revealing—it’s the perfect balance of playful and classy.
This bra looks great with any outfit, so style it with a matching thong or leggings for a look that’s sure to turn heads.
“I ordered the plum, and the color is rich and beautiful,” wrote one reviewer. “I absolutely love this top. It fits so well and wicks sweat like magic.”
You’ll look like you’re ready for a garden party in this light-padded, floral lace bra from Etam. The underwiring gives you the natural enhancement you want, and the adjustable straps mean you can customize your look to suit your mood.
Or maybe you want to feel like a goddess? This bra is perfect for that too—its back-fastening hooks make it easy to slip on and off, so it’s perfect for quick changes during a photo shoot or impromptu dance party.
When you’re feeling like you just want to move, but you don’t want to get tangled up in a bunch of wires and straps—look no further than Lively’s Spacer Bra.
It’s a mashup of bra and bralette that combines the comfort of the former with the support of the latter. This innovative design features full, wire-free coverage while still offering full support without all those pokey wires.
The label’s innovative spacer cups are light as air, so they feel like you’re barely wearing anything at all. And it’s got an athletic-inspired band that’s designed to make moves. You’ll be moving around in no time!
As one wearer explains, “This bra is extremely comfortable! I also love that it is smooth, so that makes for a fantastic T-shirt bra.”
Finding a bra that makes you feel like a goddess requires prioritizing comfort, support, and style. For this reason, Prade designed the Triangle Bralette: it is crafted from ultra-soft and flattering sustainable satin and has an adjustable strap system for a customized fit.
The ruched chestband adds an extra level of comfort, so you can wear it all day long—even if you’re living life on the edge!
“This bralette is so incredibly comfortable and stylish. I forgot that I even had it on,” explained one buyer. “Very impressed with Parade’s choice of material, and although the bralette is thin and soft, it doesn’t feel cheap or like it will fall apart.”
You can train in comfort and style with this low-cut sports bra. You can count on this garment to be there for you when you need it the most thanks to its breathable, lightweight materials and removable straps that create a halter neckline.
It’ll provide you with all the support you’ll ever need, whether you use it as a base layer beneath a top or as an outer layer with your favorite leggings or shorts.
Put yourself out there with this lace and tulle low-cut bra. The inner sling positions your breasts in a forward-facing position, and the three-part seamed underwire cups shape and lift.
Worried about the strap coming loose? Don’t be.! Even while you’re twerking your heart out on stage at the club, our close-set straps will remain securely fastened and will not slide down your shoulders.
Flaunt your assets in this sexy purple bra from Victoria’s Secret.
It has a low plunge neckline and an underwire that will give you the support you need to make any outfit truly stand out. The picot trim adds some delicate detail to the otherwise simple design, making it perfect for those who want something with a bit of flair without being over the top.
And don’t forget the monogrammed “VS” on the center gore—what better way to show off your love of Victoria’s Secret than with a little bit of their logo right there on your chest?
A delicate lace bra that’s as sweet as a lilac blossom on a spring day.
This style features stretch lace that gives you the perfect amount of support. The lilac color looks stunning against any skin tone, and the matching bow and clashing lace along the neck add just a hint of glamor without overpowering your look.
Small scalloped elastic runs along the edges of each cup to give it a stunning look.
We’ve found the perfect everyday bra for you: Natori’s Balconette bra.
This naturally beautiful, underwire plunge bra has stretch lace with an extremely soft hand-feel and non-padded lace cups with fishnet ground to offer subtle modesty. Vertical seaming on cups provides natural shaping, while the open balconette neckline is finished with a delicate scalloped edge.
Whether you’re going out or staying in, this bra will be your new favorite!
When it comes to purchasing bras, how can you determine the right size, style, and fit to suit your unique body shape and needs?
To determine the right size, style, and fit for your unique body shape and needs, start by getting professionally measured at a lingerie store. This will provide you with an accurate band and cup size. When trying on bras, make sure the band is snug but comfortable, the cups fully encase your breasts, and the straps don’t dig into your shoulders. Consider your wardrobe and lifestyle when choosing a style, and try on multiple styles to find the perfect fit for your body and preferences.
“The most important thing is getting the size right. If you can get a professional bra fitting to determine your size, definitely do that—a surprising number of women don’t realize they’re wearing the wrong size, and really feel the difference once they get it right,” Ronalds shares.
She goes on to add, “Next up, let’s talk about style. Are you a full-coverage kind of gal, or do you prefer a little more cleavage action? Do you need a sports bra for your daily workout, or are you looking for something a little more lacy and delicate? Consider your needs and preferences when choosing a style that’s right for you.”
“And finally, let’s talk about fit. Your bra should fit snugly, but not so tight that you feel like you’re being squeezed like a tube of toothpaste. The band should be level and the straps should be adjusted so they’re not digging into your shoulders. And remember, bras can stretch out over time, so make sure you’re adjusting and readjusting as needed,” she explains.
What are some common mistakes to avoid when wearing bras, and what are some tips for ensuring proper wear and care to maximize comfort and longevity?
Common mistakes to avoid when wearing bras include choosing the wrong size, neglecting proper care, and not adjusting the straps. To ensure proper wear and comfort, make sure to get professionally measured for the correct size, rotate between bras to prevent overuse, and adjust the straps to maintain support. For optimal longevity, hand-wash your bras in cold water and air dry them.
“Bras, the essential garment that can either make or break your day! Let’s face it, we’ve all made mistakes with our bras at some point. First things first, make sure you’re wearing the right size! You don’t want to be spilling out of your cups or feeling unsupported in an oversized bra. Make sure you always check the size guide online or head to a store to be fitted,” Ronalds tells us.
“Secondly, don’t wear the same bra every day. Think of your bras like your favorite pair of jeans, they need a break too. Give them a day off and rotate them so they can maintain their shape and last longer,” she states.
What are some best practices for washing and caring for bras to ensure their longevity and maintain their shape and quality?
To care for your bras and ensure longevity, hand-wash them using gentle detergent in cold water. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they can break down the elasticity of the bra. Rinse thoroughly and gently reshape the cups before laying them flat to air dry. Avoid using a dryer, as heat can damage the fabric and elastic. Store bras properly by stacking them, not folding or inverting the cups.
According to Ronald, “First things first, don’t just throw those babies in the washing machine and hope for the best. Treat them with the TLC they deserve! That means hand washing them in cold water, or at the very least, using a lingerie bag on the gentle cycle.”
She also explains, “When it comes to drying, don’t just toss them in the dryer. Air drying is the way to go, if you want them to last, keep their shape and not start to look shabby or worn out prematurely. If you’re feeling really fancy, you can even invest in a drying rack specifically designed for bras.”
When it comes to choosing a bra for a specific outfit, what factors should you consider to ensure a seamless and polished look?
When selecting a bra for a specific outfit, consider factors such as the neckline, fabric, color, and style. Opt for seamless bras or bralettes under tight-fitting clothes, and choose a color that matches your skin tone or the outfit itself. For low-cut or backless styles, consider adhesive bras, plunge bras, or multi-way bras that provide support without showing straps or bands.
“Choosing a bra for a specific outfit is like trying to assemble a puzzle without the picture on the box! You want everything to fit perfectly and look seamless, but it can feel like a real challenge sometimes,” Ronald shares. “To kick things off, consider the color. You don’t want your bra to be a bold statement piece that clashes with your outfit.”
She continues,”Next, think about the type of bra you need. Strapless, push-up, sports bra, bralette – the options are endless! You want to make sure you’re choosing the right type of bra for the occasion. You wouldn’t wear a sports bra to a fancy dinner party, unless you plan on doing some impromptu yoga poses to impress your fellow guests.”
“Then, think about the neckline of your outfit. A plunging neckline might require a different bra than a high-necked top. You don’t want any awkward peek-a-boo moments and finally, make sure your bra fits well. A well-fitted bra can make all the difference in how your outfit looks and feels. Plus, you don’t want to be constantly adjusting your bra all day,” Ronalds concludes.