This Unconventional Dress Trend Is Coming in Hot for 2020

We’re all for a cool and slightly more offbeat styling tricks to take an ensemble to the next level. You know, like wearing your button-down backward, pairing a choker necklace over a turtleneck, or yes, even teaming a dress (or skirt) with trousers. In fact, we wanted to focus specifically on the latter today as it’s an easy way to bring a fashion-forward twist to an outfit.

While the elevated look has actually been a styling front-runner for fashion girls for a few years, there’s a strong chance it will hit the mainstream market in an even greater way in 2020 as the trend came in hot in the current spring/summer collections. Yep, brands from Gucci to Jil Sander showcased a range of dresses—including shirt and knit styles—over trousers like flares and wide-leg cuts. Sure, it may seem more unconventional in theory, but the layered vibe is definitely worth a try given its high-concept nature.

To highlight further, we rounded up some of the key runway moments featuring this styling trick. And to showcase how to wear the look IRL, we also included inspiration on how style setters are wearing the dress-over-trousers vibe right now, complete with styling and shopping tips. Keep scrolling for more and get ready to jump on this A+ look before all of your friends do.

The slim black trousers bring an extra layer of dimension to this pleated skirt-and-top Jil Sander look.

The baggy trousers bring an extra layer of sleekness to this Givenchy belted leather dress.

While this brown Gucci dress would be beautiful on its own, it’s even cooler with the addition of the skinny leather pants.

Into the monochromatic look? This vibrant Akris ensemble with the sleeveless orange dress and coordinating trousers is where it’s at.

A white shirtdress gets taken to the next level with a belt and black trousers. Case in point? This Lanvin outfit.

Styling Tip: Amp up a denim on denim look by layering a turtleneck with a maxi dress.

Styling Tip: Bring even more texture to a suede maxi dress with leather leggings or trousers.

Styling Tip: Sophisticated black trousers pair flawlessly with a bold frock.

Styling Tip: Un-button a floral dress to the waist to show off your go-to skinny jeans.

Styling Tip: Rather than wearing a sweaterdress on its own, consider incorporating denim into the look for a little something extra.

Styling Tip: Split-hem trousers peeking out of a pretty dress is especially high-concept.

Styling Tip: A denim shirtdress with skinnies and booties is a no-fail formula that’s always forward.

Next, check out easy styling tricks that will make your outfits feel more luxe.

My Style Is Simple, and These Are My Favorite Winter Outfit Ideas

As I’ve said before, my style is simple, but I like to think that that doesn’t mean it’s boring—and hopefully others agree. Yes, I love the occasional party dress, fun bag, or statement shoes, but I’ve always believed that when it comes to day-to-day style, you can achieve an impressive outfit without wearing anything out of the ordinary. That’s why my closet is mostly made of the best versions of basics with some “cooler” pieces sprinkled in here and there.

So when it comes to dressing for winter in New York City (which is especially hard for this L.A. transplant), I tend to stick to fuss-free outfits that as a package look polished, put together, and, of course, stylish. With that in mind, I scanned the world of celebrity style, street style, and Instagram style to narrow down my favorite looks to inspire me for the season ahead. What to expect? A lot of black and neutrals, basics, timeless silhouettes (and new ways to wear them), but most important, easy-to-copy combos. As for the rest? Simply continue on to see (and shop) for yourself.

As someone who’s new to the trousers-tucked-into-boots thing, I’m already obsessed so I definitely plan on copying Rosie HW’s all-neutral take in the coming days. On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Bottega Veneta Coat ($3650), Necklace ($6700), and Bodysuit ($990); Celine bag; Jimmy Choo Mavis 100 Embossed High-Heel Tall Boots ($870)

Shearling coat, turtleneck, leather pants, chunky jewelry, pumps—now this is how you do all-black and look far from boring.  On Rihanna: Jennifer Fisher 3″ Samira Hoops ($650); Balenciaga coat; Fenty Knit Turtleneck Top ($510); Bottega Veneta Tied-Cuff Leather Wide-Leg Trousers ($3950); Fenty Power Point Pumps 105 ($660)

I love any outfit that includes a leather trench right now, but I’m especially into Gigi’s layered cardigan situation paired with a statement belt, blue jeans, and chunky boots. On Gigi Hadid: 3×1 x Mimi Cutrell Kirk Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans ($265); Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots ($150) 

Another lesson in combining neutrals and textures for a simple but far-from-basic look.

How to make any old faux fur feel like new? Belt and boots.

Blazers make any outfit more polished, but I love this unexpected, lighter outfit that still feels winter-ready.

Sometimes, all you need to do is let a chic belted coat and classic accessories do the talking. 

I might need to relegate this to a night out that I can ensure involves very little actual time outdoors, but nonetheless I’m inspired.

Pro tip: Nobody has to know how many layers you’re wearing under your utility jumpsuit to stay warm.

Up next? 5 things about my outfits I’m always secretly judging.

Here’s What Happened When I Tried Micro-Needling to Cure My Breakouts Forever

I was skeptical.

Welcome to Month of Me, where every day in January we’ll be publishing a new fashion, beauty, or wellness article featuring a first-person account of shaking up an old habit, pushing beyond a comfort zone, or simply trying something new. Follow along for 31 days of storytelling, including what it’s like to quit alcohol for 80 days, try Beyoncé’s very strict diet, or completely overhaul your closet.

Name: Samuel Schultz, video producer,Who What Wear. What did you try? Micro-needling at Facile Dermatology + Boutique with Nancy Samolitis, MD, FAAD. Why did you try it? I’ve been dealing with an onslaught of acne-related issues for the better part of a year. I went from having the clearest skin to having consistent breakouts seemingly overnight. Because of my darker complexion, hyperpigmentation is my real problem. Even with daily sunscreen use, a small pimple can leave a brown spot on my face for months. Because I’m dealing with such regular breakouts, that means consistent hyperpigmentation. These issues have sent me on a journey of trying product after product with unsuccessful results and arguably more irritation than before. I’ve had some success in the past keeping breakouts at bay using Glow Recipe’s Blueberry Bounce Cleanser ($34) and the brand’s Avocado Sleeping Mask ($49) nightly. I’m also well-versed in my retinols, and the Shani Darden Texture Reform Serum ($95) was my skin’s best friend for a while. However, now that my breakouts have reached a breaking point (no pun intended), I wanted something that could help my skin fend off the breakouts and heal from hyperpigmentation from within. After a lengthy discussion with Samolitis on all things acne, we determined micro-needling could yield the best overall results for someone in my position. While micro-needling is commonly used to treat wrinkles, it can also vastly improve scarring and hyperpigmentation and, in the long term, reduce your pore size to help keep acne at bay.

How did you prepare? Preparation was light. I simply shaved my face and made sure I wasn’t using any active ingredients like retinol or vitamin C a few days before the treatment. What happened during the whole process? An RN lathered my face with numbing cream, which was actually quite comfortable. After waiting approximately 30 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect, I was then taken to a room for my procedure. Samolitis showed me the tool she’d be using and dove right in. Because of the numbing cream, I only felt a little pressure but definitely no pain. I was very comfortable!

Any challenges? I was given an aftercare package from Facile and instructed to use the sunscreen and moisturizer they provided in lieu of my normal skincare routine while my skin was healing. After three days, I returned to my routine and also started using the BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner ($80) to keep my skin bright and the Mara Algae + Moringa Universal Facial Oil ($72) to keep my skin extra hydrated during these colder months. And most importantly, sunscreen—I’ve been loyal to Facile’s Tinted SPF ($45) since my first appointment at the facility. It’s a full-coverage, zinc oxide blend. Any surprises? Prior to the procedure, I had done some self-extractions on my skin (never recommended, FYI). What can I say? I was breaking out pretty bad, and it was the holidays. I just wanted them to be out! I was concerned that this would change my treatment a bit, but Samolitis said it was okay to go over the extracted areas. So long as the pimple isn’t an active pustule, the treatment can actually help reduce post-inflammatory pigmentation. Another surprise was how minimal the bleeding was. My skin only bled a small amount. How did you feel afterward? What kinds of changes did you notice? My skin felt tight immediately after, and once the numbing wore off, it felt as though I had a small sunburn. Not the most comfortable feeling but completely manageable. I was actually surprised that I wasn’t redder and more inflamed after the treatment. I was told the redness would last up to three days and would be the worst on day one. My redness had disappeared almost completely by day two. I did opt for some infrared light therapy the following day to ensure I was healed up by New Year’s Eve and because I just love Facile so much. They offer treatment for everything and anything. What did you like about it? Overall, I liked how comfortable it was. You wouldn’t normally think that a procedure which consists of hairpin-size needles dragging over the skin would be a “comfortable” experience, but it was really quite painless. I also like how proactive it is. Micro-needling encourages the skin to produce more of its own collagen and become stronger from within. The results are fairly immediate. I could see a vast improvement in my skin texture and overall brightness after about a week.

What did you hate? Acne scarring is difficult and certainly not pleasant. The price of micro-needling is generally high. I don’t have a ton of deep-rooted scarring since acne is a relatively new battle for me. If you’re someone with bad acne scarring or frustrating wrinkles, multiple treatments can quickly become quite costly. I’ve had success with at-home products for treating my hyperpigmentation and scarring on a lighter scale. Talk to your dermatologist or a trusted skin source to really determine if this will provide results! Would you try it again? Absolutely! Micro-needling is more successful the more you do it. Samolitis recommends three to four treatments depending on your specific issues and sometimes more treatments if the scarring is especially bad. I plan to get at least two more rounds to maximize my results. Any advice for someone who is thinking about trying it? Go for it! Micro-needling addresses a wide range of skin concerns and is less invasive than many lasers. I would especially encourage this for darker skin tones to treat hyperpigmentation. One of my concerns is if this treatment could adversely cause more pigmentation given my darker tone, but I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it allowed me to turn around some spots I would normally have had to deal with for months.

Below, I’m sharing the skincare products I’ve been using to maintain the results of my micro-needling treatment and which have helped keep my skin breakout-free. Keep scrolling!

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18 Reasons Kate Bosworth Is Benjamin Buttoning Right Before Our Eyes

We’re well aware celebrities have access to the most amazing makeup and skincare wizards in the world, so they have an upper hand when it comes to their anti-aging efforts. (Hey, it’s their job to be in front of the camera, so we guess it’s fair.) That said, since our favorite celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, January Jones (and more!) are rather in the know when it comes to the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, we comb their social media accounts with a fine-tooth comb for every drop of wisdom they gift us with. And lately, we’ve had our eye on Kate Bosworth. Sure, we might have first fallen in love with her fresh face of freckles back in the early 2000s (Blue Crush will forever be a classic, after all), but we can’t seem to shake the notion that the actress—who is currently 37—seems to be aging in reverse. Is it just us, or does she have the skin of 20-year-old? In an effort to gain some insight into the products, rituals, and treatments Bosworth swears by to maintain her skin’s integrity and her overall healthy and glow-y aesthetic, we did a deep-dive into her Instagram account. Because (bless her), she’s been very generous in terms of the tutorials and tips she’s been doling out as of late. Curious to know how Bosworth seems to be Benjamin Buttoning right before our eyes? Keep scrolling—we have 18 major clues waiting for you just ahead. 

Not only is Kate Bosworth’s What’s for Lunch IGTV series adorable, it also offers some insight into what the actress noshes on to maintain her energy and youthfulness. Instead of ordering food on the go or eating out during a busy day, Bosworth guzzles a big bottle of filtered water, an arugula salad dressed with avocado, chickpeas, and some other “good stuff,” a Honeycrisp apple, and a KIND Bar.

Of course, not everyone’s daily eats need to look like Bosworth’s in order to maintain her healthy glow, (you do you, please!), but we’re taking note of her clean, whole food mentality that’s low in sugar and high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

Inspired by a recent trip to Italy, Bosworth’s first-ever foray into the world of online makeup tutorials sheds some light on her romantic side. This look, dubbed “Italian Romance,” focuses on a mock wine-stained “berry-bitten lip” accentuated by a soft, chocolate-hued eye. For her fluttery, ultra-long lashes, Bosworth loves Glossier’s Lash Slick Mascara ($16). 

Bosworth also shares here that the season often dictates the shades and colors she chooses to use—brighter pops of coral and pink for spring and summer compared to deeper hues of berry for fall and winter. 

And she knows the importance of a truly epic face cream. “I’m obsessed with this face cream,” says Bosworth. “It’s incredibly results-driven—I’m a huge skincare fanatic, and this is a product that I’ve absolutely been loving. It’s great for the winter season or when you’re traveling a lot and feel super dry.” Fun fact: Bosworth will use the cream on the go and mix it with her favorite concealers to expand their coverage and create a makeshift foundation. (If you will.) 

According to this makeup tutorial, Bosworth tout’s Koh Gen Do’s cult-loved Maifanshi Moisture Foundation ($77) as her ultimate product pick when it comes to making her skin look healthy, glowy, and super-hydrated. She uses shade 13 and shares that for her, the foundations that always work the best are the formulas that do have a moisturizing and hydrating element to them. (Drying formulas are a no-go if you’re looking for a dose of youthfulness!) 

Not only does Bosworth value the process of finding her perfect holy-grail foundation, but she also knows application—and product placement—are essential. Here, she shares that oftentimes we forget to cover our ears (which can be red or more pigmented), which adds a unified look to our makeup vibe. To keep everything even, she relies on her “hero” brush (aka the below number by Charlotte Tilbury) to get every last millimeter of her complexion, and yes, her ears.

Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation Stick ($47), in particular (which, by the way, she only ever applies with her fingers).  “It’s just one of those products that’s always in my makeup kit or in my purse,” she explains. “It’s just an easy way to touch up the skin and has a really creamy and hydrating consistency.”

Bosworth shares that she has a knack for multi-purposing her favorite makeup products and uses a pretty taupe-y hue from YSL to add a creamy wash of color and contour to her lids and cheekbones, alike. Sadly, we couldn’t find the exact product Bosworth reached for in this tutorial (it’s no longer carried!), but we found a similar shade in the brand’s Couture Blush. 

Another fave product she’ll dab on both her eyes and cheeks? Clinique’s fan-favorite Chubby Sticks. Bosworth’s favorite shade has since been discontinued, but we know for a fact that her longtime makeup artist Pati Dubroff favors this pretty pop of pink from the brand. 

“I don’t use a lot of blacks around my eyes because when I do, it makes them look smaller,” says Bosworth. “Whereas warmer brown or burgundy or pink tones are much more complementary to my eye color.” She loves the shade Disaster Class from Glossier which reminds her of a luxe pour of Bordeaux.

At this point, we’re pretty sure the entire celebrity and makeup artist universe hoard Glossier’s top-selling product, and yes Boy Brow ($16) also happens to be Bosworth’s not-so-secret secret to her perfectly groomed arches, which, yes, are crucial for a well-framed and youthful-looking face. 

After first applying her favorite blushes (Nars is a favorite brand), with a brush, she’s not afraid to get her fingers dirty as well.  “I always kind of get my fingers in there with blush just to kind of meld it in,” she admits. “Even if it’s a powder.” 

Bosworth is not shy about loving a bold lip look—be it a darker stain of color or a bright, juicy pop. That said, she has a very specific application method. First, she dabs (in kind of delicate stabbing motion) the tube to her lips, and then uses her fingers to spread and push the product into her lips while she pouts to create that perfect ratio of color and stain to create her signature “just-bitten” look. She’s a fan (as are beauty editors) of Rituel de Fille’s pretty line of non-toxic lippies. 

“This tint has a tiny tiny bit of pink, which kind of naturally draws out the color in your lips, and I wear this alone A LOT, but I also like to add it on top of my other favorite lip colors,” Bosworth shares.

In a pinch (aka when she’s without her usual stash of makeup products), Bosworth shares she’ll abide by an old trick leaked to her by a makeup artist and use a creamy balm like Aquaphor to coat her lashes and brows. In the absence of a mascara or brow pen, the formula helps thicken up the hairs, lending a fluttering and full texture. (She uses clean fingertips for her lashes and a clean toothbrush for her brows.)

(Here, she shares that she also loves to use Glossier’s beloved Balm Dotcom $12 for the same purpose—in coconut!) 

While in the beautiful (and steamy!) St. Lucia, Bosworth took some time to share her go-to skincare routine when she travels. In terms of anti-aging, consistency is key, and Bosworth shares that she relies on the below skin staples to keep her skin on good behavior even amidst differing climates and weather forecasts.

“I use this cleanser from Epicuren religiously regardless of what climate I’m in,” Bosworth shares. 

“This gel is so nice if your skin is feeling irritated or if you’ve been in the sun—it’s also very clean, which I love.”

When traveling somewhere warm, Bosworth switches her go-to formula from Augustinus Bader (The Rich Cream we mentioned earlier!) to the brand’s slightly lighter iteration, The Cream ($265). As Bosworth explains, it’s a better option for her skin when she’s in a warmer and more humid climate.

Last but not least, Bosworth favors a natural, lightweight, and active botanical–infused mist to seal in all of her skincare and lend an extra hint of moisture. Recently, she discovered the brand Bronty and has been favoring various formulas from the brand like this one (called Refresh), which is a great option for travel. 

Bosworth knows that youthful skin and stringent sunscreen application go hand in hand. So, not all that surprisingly, she has a very specific three-piece repertoire of formulas she keeps on hand at all times—especially when she’s traveling. Her favorites are below!

Bosworth shares that she loves to use this clean and classic formula from Coola underneath her makeup. (It’s organic and reef-safe!)

Another sunscreen Bosworth “absolutely adores” is this strategic mattifying formula from Inno-Derma.  “I wear this when I’m going into the sun, and/or when I’m going to be wearing more makeup because it’s mattifying—I have super0sensitive skin, and it doesn’t make me break out,” she notes. 

When she needs some coverage from her sunscreen, Bosworth relies on this organic French skincare formula from Sun Si’belle, which she says is a universally flattering “chameleon” SPF that is tinted but magically works for all skin tones. When on holiday, the actress says she’ll use it in lieu of foundation. 

None other than Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50) —the creamy, ultra-blendable bronzer that practically every celebrity and makeup artist uses and swears by for creating the most flattering and believable of glows.  “It’s such a great natural-looking bronze, and I’ve probably been using it since it came out,” Bosworth gushes. “It’s the hero product in so many girls’ bags. This is the only product I really use a brush for, and it will mix really nicely with all the other products you’re wearing.”

Take a glance at her “Fitness” highlight reel on Instagram, and you’ll see that Bosworth takes her workout regimen extremely seriously. She prioritizes sessions with her trainer Steph Watson and will even get herself to the gym post-flight. (Respect.)

Check out Bosworth’s “Beauty” highlights on Instagram, and you’ll see tons of non-sponsored posts about the LED treatments from LightStim, which she largely credits for helping to maintain the integrity of her skin. (She has her own hand-held device for home and also goes for in-office sessions as well.) . “This is me getting game-face ready for fashion week,” the actress captions one snapshot on Instagram. “I often get asked about skin and LightStim has been a HUGE part of maintaining the integrity—in my opinion—the best in LED therapy hands down. I have been using LightStim for YEARS, they are the only US-manufactured/FDA-approved LED Therapy. The BEST.”

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This Grandma Trend Is Here to Stay, So Snap Up These Under-$100 Pieces Stat

Last year, we began reporting on grandma trends of all sorts from babushka scarves to pearls, and today we’re here to follow up and fill you in on a little secret: Pearls, as they relate to the grandma trend movement, are here to stay. We’ve seen the runways flaunt them, jewelry designers incorporate them, and influencers post them for months on end, and if the retail space has taught us anything as of late, it’s that shoppers are still buying them and they aren’t stopping any time soon.

It’s no secret that pearls can come at a rather steep price point, but there are actually a ton of places where you can shop pearls on the cheap (we’re talking under $100). Today, enjoy the shopping selection below and get your official affordable pearl fix as we show you the best pearl fashion, jewelry, and accessories on the market right now.

Pearl hair accessories can liven up any outfit from jeans and a T-shirt to a tailored suit. We love the addition of the classic pearl somewhere a tad unexpected like atop your head. Between the hair bows, headbands, and barrettes, there is bound to be a pearl hairpiece below that will tickle your fancy.

Pearl jewelry is about as classic and timeless as it gets. If inheriting your grandmother’s string of pearls isn’t in the cards for you, then all of the under-$100 options below will suit you just fine. Currently, we’re loving fresh takes on the old trend including anklets, two-toned necklaces, and more. 

Pearl-adorned clothing is certainly not for everyone. But in case it’s something that always catches your eye, we found some items that are equal parts pearly and affordable. Not that we like to play favorites, but the cardigan from Forever 21 might be the best $13 thing we’ve seen on the internet in quite some time. 

Last but not least, we bring you the cutest selection of pearl handbags we ever did see. If you weren’t in the mood for a stunning in-your-face pearl moment, then we suggest you click out ASAP.

Next up, shop the ultimate capsule wardrobe for women over 50. 

Uplifting Bras Women Over 40 Love

By a certain age, we women know what we want: comfort, ease, to look good, to feel great. Sexy, even, sometimes. We’ve honed our personal style, we avoid trying too hard, we acknowledge the trends without chasing after them. We understand the impact a great accessory can have—like a bra that will never let us down.

In a Bare Necessities Facebook Live broadcast this past fall, we asked what you wanted, and our Bra Fit Experts and buyers have answered. These are the bras for grown women we swear by around here:

Wacoal Halo Lace Convertible Bra (bands 30-40, cups B-G)
If you subscribe to a less-is-more bra philosophy, Halo Lace is where it’s at. Thin, unlined, full-coverage underwire cups come with built-in slings to bolster DDDs and Gs. Those cups seem to complement most of our shapes, especially those of us who sag or are shallow up top—it’s that comfortable, stretchy flat lace that conforms like custom to your figure and makes itself scarce under clothes. Even the band design changes the higher you go. With a sliding J-hook, the fully adjustable straps convert into a racerback—good for sloping shoulders—without you having to be a contortionist. There are almost as many colors as there are sizes; Red Pear is the newest. (When ordering, our Bra Fit Experts advise that the cups run deep, and Wacoal bands run snug. Call 877-728-9272 x4 or chat with them if you need fit advice.)

Chantelle Rive Gauche Bra (bands 32-42, E.U. cups C-I)
On the other hand, If you prefer a bit more bra than an unlined style can provide, this gorgeous, tried-and-true lacy style works impressively hard. With wide wings, a wide back band, wide straps and three-part seamed, lined, stretch cups, who even needs a push-up?! Not you, that’s who. Those seams are what afford an incredible amount of lift as well as side support for that “in-and-up” profile that eludes us with time. If you’re the sort who appreciates a matching set, check out the bikini bottoms that go with the Rive Gauche, or see it in action on Jessica.

Wacoal Visual Effects Minimizer Bra (bands 30-44, cups C-I)
Some days (and some shirts) just call for a minimizer, you know? This beauty is one of our very favorites. Nearly as inconspicuous as Halo Lace, this minimizer has a mesh lining behind the stretch lace cups for a one-two punch that works together to reduce the look of your bust size by as much as an inch. Other touches we appreciate: the fully adjustable, wide elastic straps; not an excessive amount of back band; a great color palette and an commendably wide range of cup sizes.

Chantelle C Magnifique Sexy Minimizer Bra (bands 32-44, E.U. cups C-H)
Evidently, it is possible to feel sexy and reduce the look of your chest at the same time. This smooth and, dare we say, sexy minimizer feels good to wear, looks really polished and makes you look polished, too, under a button-down or a top with a plunging neckline. By subtly rearranging your breast tissue down and to the sides, the simple mesh cups magically make you seem less busty. Inside, you’ll find side slings and a second satiny layer for some modesty. Bonus points for great color choices, pretty matte-and-shine straps and swanky gold hardware.

Wacoal Awareness Seamless Bra (bands 32-44, cups C-I)
Since it came out more than a decade ago, Wacoal fans have been singing Awareness’ praises. (One reviewer likens it to “a religious experience.”) Full-busted women who had previously been subjected to oversized center gores particularly love the narrow meeting point between the cups. And everybody seems to like the rainbow of colors this style comes in and the calla lily pattern quietly woven into the lace. While structured, the smooth and seamless molded stretch cups are still pretty thin. Larger cup sizes have padded, rigid straps for comfort and support as well as more hook-and-eye closures, so Awareness continues to surprise and delight at any size.

Wacoal Perfect Primer Bra (bands 32-46, cups C-H)
In a word, this bra is stretchy. The seamless microfiber underwire cups are like hammocks for your breasts—snug, but also relaxed. With built-in side-support, those unlined cups stretch to fit for a nice, natural shape. The cups are supremely soft and lightweight, adding up to a bra that’s comfy enough to wear all day without thinking about it again until it comes off. Not unlike the primer you put on under makeup, this bra creates a flawless foundation on which to build an outfit.

Glamorise Wonderwire Front-Close Bra (bands 34-48, cups B-H)
In a front-close style, it’s extra important to nail your perfect band size so that the bra isn’t riding up or putting the squeeze on with no hope of adjustment. That’s why we love the easy fit of Wonderwire. That lace trim isn’t just for looks; it helps with a forgiving fit (especially key if your breasts are different sizes). Same goes for the flexible wire hidden away inside the cushioned band and the smoothing shape enhancers inside the cups. Padded straps are more of a good thing.

Elomi Cate Side Support Bra (bands 34-46, U.K. cups DD-K)
There isn’t a lot of stretch to Cate, and that’s a good deal of what makes her so great—a firmly supportive fit in a shimmery satin package. Shaping side-support panels plus the four-part seamed cups impart the ultimate lift for full busts. The way the cups are constructed actually gives this full-coverage bra the lower-cut impression of a balconette, without ever easing up on the support. At any age, that’s the kind of win-win solution we can really get behind.

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