Shopping up a storm this festive season? Don’t forget your bras for ethnic wear! These 7 best bras for Indian wear will let you wear any ethnic look you want to flaunt. Try on everything from a low-neck midi dress to a more traditional kurta set with these stylish bras. Read on to know more…
1. T-shirt bras
T-shirt bras are definitely one of the best bras for women no matter what you’re wearing – western or ethnic. The lack of stitching, embroidery or lace on the cups give them a seamless feel, so you don’t have to worry about the pattern of your bra showing through your clothes. They are perfect for body-hugging silhouettes like kurtas or kurtis with fitted bodices.
Jockey’s latest collection with t-shirt bras is exactly what you need for these occasions. Made with adjustable straps, padded detailing and cotton elastane stretch fabric, they are both comfortable and easy to wear. Get them in different shades, including these vibrant Red and Purple hues. Amante’s Pink padded t-shirt bra with rose motifs is a fashionable choice if you prefer printed designs.
2. Strapless bras
Looking to go seamless under an off-shoulder ethnic top or that one-shoulder ethnic dress? Then strapless bras are your best friend! They are designed with wired, padded cups and a broad underband for extra support when you choose to go strapless.
The balconette bra from Jockey in Black with removable straps is a versatile choice for most clothing. If you don’t want straps at all, you can opt for the padded bra from Ginger with a lace underband. The slip-on design with no hooks makes it comfortable for all-day wear. Enamor’s bra in Blue with a multicoloured floral print will make you look pretty on the inside as well as out!
3. Plunge bras
These bras have a low cut in the centre and a lower cup coverage than other bras, making them the perfect choice for any top with a plunging neckline – think saree blouses or deep cut ethnic dresses.
Some of the styles to choose from are Jockey’s plunge bra in White with a Red dotted print and the plunge bra from Enamor in Blue with a lace pattern and padded detailing.
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4. Low back bras
If you’ve been shying away from low back ethnic blouses or tops, you can now wear them with confidence with low back bras that are made with narrower underbands. Some low back bras even come with clear plastic bands and straps.
Enamor’s printed t-shirt bra in Pink with a light floral print has a narrow underband that allows you to show off your back when you are decked up in your ethnic best. You can also opt for the soft lace bra from Ginger in Navy Blue that has a plunge silhouette that is ideal for a dress or blouse with a low neck. Triumph’s Black padded bra has a lacy underband and straps if you’re trying to match your blouse with your bra.
Bras for ethnic wear don’t always have to be covered up. Be bold and show off your bralette by wearing it in place of a saree blouse or ethnic crop top. If you are wearing it like this, then Ginger’s bralette in Green with padded cups covered in lace along with a high neckline with a sheer overlay will look chic with an ethnic skirt or under a saree. The same goes for the Green bralette from Triumph, complete with lace detailing and a wide underband without hooks. You can also coordinate your bra with your ethnic wear by wearing a style like this Navy Blue bralette from Enamor designed with broad lacy straps and a stylized lacy underband.
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6. Minimizer bras
Just as the name suggests, minimizer bras work by minimizing your bust. They give women with a bigger bust the appearance of being smaller sized. These bras are designed to maintain the natural shape of your breasts and make your body look just as flattering as it usually would. They come in a variety of designs with underwiring and padding or comfier styles made for everyday wear. Minimizer bras work as well as a bra for kurtis as they do under a saree, dress or lehenga-choli.
The Peach coloured non-padded minimizer bra from Triumph comes with broad shoulder straps, shaper panels on the sides and a broad underband for added support. A similar pattern from Enamor in Beige with adjustable straps and a button closure is perfect for blending into various ethnic looks. If you want to upgrade your basic bra to something more playful, then Enamor’s minimizer bra in Pink with a lace overlay and a floral print is gorgeous!
7. Multiway bras
Whether you are looking to spice up a backless choli or show off lacy straps under a saree blouse, multiway bras will do the trick! They are the best suited bras for ethnic wear since you can style the straps in many different ways to go with the rest of your ensemble.
The Black multiway bra from Triumph has adjustable straps and a stylized back with lace, while the padded floral lace bra in Blue has detachable straps so you can style it the way you want. The White bra with Red straps and a Pink floral print is another stylized pick that is great to show off your festive wear.