A bralette is sometimes built into a camisole – it is a bra of a simple and lightweight design, which has no molded cups or wires. Bralettes are longer than casual bras and they give a torso a more narrow appeal as it covers a part of the ribcage as well.
Bralettes are commonly used as a training bra for preadolescent girls, just like a regular bra, it has thick and lacy straps, which provide just the right amount of protection and support for small to average busted women. There are many fabrics that are used for bralettes, with lace, microfiber and cotton blend being the most common of options. There is no underwire in the most bralettes, stretchy bands are far more common, and they can also double and camisoles.
Bralettes are perfect as a very simple option for those women who need a bra for leisure and sleeping and who do not want much support.
INTERESTING FACT. During the 1950s in the United States, doctors recommended young teen to wear a bralette to provide stretched blood vessels, poor circulation and sagging breasts.