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Welcome back to Editor's Essentials, a Wednesday feature in which editors from around the Racked network discuss their all-time best buys.
- For Love and Lemons, $42 (from $63)
- Natalie Alcala, Racked Los Angeles editor: "LA's For Love and Lemons really nails it when it comes to sassy underpinnings. I'm a big fan of their
- Eileen Sutton, Racked social media editor: "Part bralette, part sports bra, Free People's strappy bra ($20) is best worn with anything that's see-throu
- "Urban Outfitters, a.k.a bralette emporium, never fails me with the Kimchi Blue Lace Triangle Bra ($16). It's easy enough for a quick erran
- Leslie Price, Racked National editor: "Freedom is a bra with no straps. Strike that, freedom is no bra, but when you have to go to the grocery store or walk the dog, Hanky Panky's
- Danielle Directo-Meston, Racked Los Angeles associate editor: "For a splurge, LA lingerie label Wylie Wilson's Joan Jett bralette ($134) is m
- "For a more wallet-friendly option, I love Intimint x Cosabella's super comfy and semi-sheer Venice bralette ($40), which comes in an array of summer-ready colors and offers '
- Erika Graham, Racked assistant editor: "I'm a 32AA so bralettes and I go way, way back. About four years ago, I picked up a strappy triangle bralette from
- Izzy Grinspan, Racked editorial director: "If you like the laid-back vibe of a bralette but still require some support, your best bet is a longline bra, which keeps things buoyant via the architectural powers of a th
- "Also good for B/C cups: Eberjey's India retro bralette ($49), which comes in an infinite variety of shades of lace."
- Susie Kostaras, Racked Boston editor: "Cosabella's Never Say Never Sweetie bra ($52.50) ALL. THE. WAY.
- Nicola Fumo, Racked market editor: "After extensive personal research, the only bralette I've found to do my C's justice is an ultra-cheap Forever21 lace halter. (Without getting into too much detail, the halt
- Kenzie Bryant, Racked National senior editor: "I recently replaced all my sad, old bras with about seven soft bras—so I'm in this trend for the long haul. As a 34B with an athletic upper body, the triangle b
- "Cosabella bras are a dream to wear. I love this one because it's lacy and girly ($79) and
- Esther Hahn, Racked San Francisco associate editor: "I liked Aerie's Classic Lace Bralette ($20). As a C/D-c
Behold, the bralette: Vaguely French for "the laziest of lazy day bras." These unlined, wire-free styles are the perfect compliment to the drapey tanks of summer, providing, as one of our editors states, "the comfort level of nudity, but with the perve-blocking powers of a layer of fabric."
Despite the glorious freedom the bralette offers, there are a ton that simply do not do your splendid rack justice. In effort to weed out the lacy offenders, our editors—from AA to C/D—are offering up their trusted favorites in the category, from easy mall brand staples to gorgeous designer splurges.