Style and Fashion, over 40.

Bralet over a Shirt | Leopard, Snake and Satin, over 40.

Leopard Lace Bralet over a Chiffon Blouse, Finery Satin trousers | Fake Fabulous

Bralets (worn over blouses and shirts) were all over the magazines recently, and I must admit to liking the look!

Much like the corset-style wide belt, a bralet worn over a shirt (or blouse) is pretty sexy...without actually revealing any flesh at all!
Your bra is on show but no midriff, or even cleavage needs to be exposed.
You can even wear your own (supportive) bra underneath.
Perfect.

Being over 40 is no excuse for not giving mini trends a go, so tonight I decided to wear this leopard print bralet over a sheer snake-print shirt.

{There's nothing like a spot of pattern mixing when you are nervous of a trend šŸ˜.  I always think that if you go for it full-on you can bluff your way through anything!}

Leopard Lace Bralet over a Chiffon Blouse, Finery Satin trousers | Fake Fabulous

My wide leg satin trousers {Last spotted HERE} seemed the perfect partner for this bralet/shirt combination.
These trousers are comfortable, high-waisted and offer full coverage.
Adding a nice swoosh, as well as an interesting contrast to the lace and chiffon.

Prim and proper brogues, a neutral clutch and some bold (but simple) earrings finished things off nicely.

Are you going to try / Have you tried this trend?
Do you like it?
Please let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.
I love hearing from you!


BRALET: La Senza (this is nice.... so it this one)
SHIRT: French Connection (very old) ...this would work beautifully!
TROUSERS: Finery...these velvet ones would work.... these are nice too.
SHOES: Clarks... these are cool!
BAG: Tkmax... this one is nothing like mine, but would have looked great!
EARRINGS: H&M...these are lovely.


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22 comments

  1. This is great on you, but with my bazooms, it wouldn't work AT ALL! I love the trend, and it looks great if you are lithe of body and modest of chest. Those trousers are wowzers... I just want to steal your wardrobe. xx

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    1. "Lithe of body and modest of chest".... I like that Lisa. :o)
      My extra few pounds of midriff is slowly departing (post-birthday-cake-munching) and thank goodness! This bra let would have looked odd with a mini-muffin oozing out underneath!
      To be honest, I thought this look minimised my boobage a little.... maybe you could give it a go in the comfort of a shop changing room?? You might surprise yourself?? :o)
      XXX

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  2. Bold! I like the way you create new looks, Samantha, and take chances. I think you look fab, xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  3. You're a wonderful creature of contrasts Samantha. I love how you piled the whole lot on here with not holds barred! And that final addition of simple brogues is a real touch of genius. Go girl!

    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Anna. Brogues always seem to add a little "something" don't they?
      I would have worn flat ones but these hems drag :oP.
      XXX

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  4. I hate this particular fashion (bralets over shirts) although you have a jolly good stab at it Sam. As the fuggirls would say, I have notes...looking at the photos closely (your audience is very engaged!) I suspect that area of blouse between the bottom of the bralets and top of trousers would be an area of annoyance pdq "bunching". I admire your working of this one but it's not for me..

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    1. Hahahaha...yes Sam, it was a little troublesome! Even though I had picked a longer bra and a higher trousers,there was bumfling going on. At one point I tucked my blouse into my pants!!! (Like being back a school) Shhhh...don't tell :oP XXX

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  5. Good on you for trying this trend. Definitely not for me with my E sized knockers. The trousers are divine. I may well revisit flares.
    -Gail

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    1. E sized knockers might "knock em dead" Gail! In the best possible way :o)!
      To be honest, I thought this look made my modest 30 D's look a tad more modest... which is no bad thing in a leopard print bra! :oP XXX

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  6. It's not a trend I'm going to try - it just doesn't fit in with my style - but I think you've made it work really well. The combination of the two animal prints was a stroke of genius!

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    1. Thank you Fran. I knew I liked this trend as soon as it was "invented". Layering in an unexpected way always appeals. Maybe leopard print is a neutral after all!! (I have heard people say it many times :o)) XXX

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  7. I think you look fabulous, Samantha! I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it - but if I spot a bralet I love enough, I might just go for it lol!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. There are some fab leather and leather-look ones out there Suzy....I could see you in one of those! In fact, I am tempted myself!!! :o) XXX

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  8. Way to go Samantha! I love this trend, as well. I've got so many combos to try myself. I really think you nailed it, too. You go the proportions just right with the fit of the blouse and the bralet. I like that it's leopard print as well.
    xo
    n

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    1. Thank you Norbyah.
      I've seen a few I like now...a white bandage-style one and also a leather one!
      Oh how I wish I had a big clothes budget!! :oP XXX

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  9. I like the idea of looking sexy even though you're fully covered. This trend is really intriguing because of that!
    It's a bit like the bralet becomes a tiny vest!!!
    I probably won't go in for this look but I like it on you a lot!!

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    1. It is like a mini vest, isn't it Judy?! I think I picked it because it was quite long and I felt more covered-up. I'm so glad you like it! :o) XXX

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  10. I think I'm not going to try this trend, but I'm loving it how you styled it with sassiness and (usual) elegance!. Lovely mixed prints, lovely wide leg pants, lovely color combo and always fabulous accessorizing!.
    (I remember that 'underwear as outerwear' trend was up in the 80's and I enjoyed it then, always layered over/under lots of sheer fabric and lace. I think it was amazing!)
    besos

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    1. Oh yes Monica! I loved a wonderbra under a micro-mesh turtleneck top...early 90's clubwear :o) XXX

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  11. The bralette looks great over a top. I like it paired with wide leg pants.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

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