Luxury Lace Bras


The lace bra has been a lingerie drawer staple for decades. Whether worn everyday or saved for a special occasion, here’s Myla’s guide to shopping and wearing Lace bras.

Lace Bras

What’s the point of lace bras? Lace has always been associated with a sensual, intimate or luxury item, traditionally used as finishing touches to regal attire through to corsetry. Before the invention of synthetic stretch fabrics it would be a more restrictive finishing used for decoration to show wealth.

As fabrics have evolved over time however, lace has become not only more workable but more accessible, no longer restricted to the upper class and elite, although still maintaining a level of aspiration. In short, lace bras bring the wearer a little piece of luxury as well as sensuality and in many cases with modern manufacturing - stretch and comfort.

You may be asking, do lace bras show under a shirt or how to wear a lace bra under clothes? It’s all down to the style of lace and fit of the bra! 

Types of Lace

With a wonderful variety of laces available, it’s best to stick with soft stretch options for everyday. These will sit close to the skin and form to the bust allowing a smoother look under clothes. Compared to heavier corded lace options which while beautiful, are styles made to be shown off - and trust us they’ll show - best save those for the bedroom!

How should a bra fit?

The fit of your bra also plays a big part, an ill fitting bra will leave possible bagging, or over spill which will draw possible unwanted attention. Follow our fit guide or pop into our Selfridges London concession for a fitting to find the right size bra for you.

Bra Styles

Lace bras come in a variety of styles, shapes and colours, explore our lace bra collection below…

Black lace bras

Chic black lingerie is a staple underwear colour whether for everyday or exciting evenings. 

The Beaty Street range features a black lace underwired bra, an easy to wear style crafted with stretch black mesh and floral French lace. The stretch allows this style to form to the bust, making it sit close to the skin - great for wearing under clothes with minimal visibility!

This black lace bra will take you from day to night with its many styling options. Pair with its matching lace brief for an everyday black lace set, whilst the black lace thong works under less forgiving outfits. For an evening to remember elevate your lingerie set with the black lace ouvert and complimenting Suspender belt.

At the other end of the spectrum is the soft cup bra, on the rise in recent years as we pair our styling back to basics and comfort. The Elm Rowblack lacesoft cup bra gives you a little bit of everything including comfort, sensuality and easy sizing making it a great option for a lingerie gift.

This black lace soft cup bra combines soft stretch mesh with heavy floral leavers lace, finished with sweet frilled edges and centre ribbon for untying to reveal what lies beneath. Harder to wear under clothing this style pairs better with floatier layers or as a bedroom ensemble. Perfectly paired with its suggestive tie-side brief.

Ivory and White lace bras

Ivory and white lace bras are versatile styles, that work fabulous for everyday as well as a lingerie gift or wedding bra set.

Silk and lace makes for a luxurious pairing, the Maida Vale silk and lace bra in ivory is a special piece that will fit into both your occasion and everyday lingerie drawers.Wear this silk and lace ivory bra with its matching silk brief for everyday comfort. It’s plunge neckline with soft floral appliqué works well under v neck tops or sheer shirts for a peak of its delicate detail. Style this for an evening out and pair with the matching silk and lace ivory thong under a more slimline outfit.

Elm row’s soft cup white lace bra is a fabulous bridal ensemble. The perfect gift for a bride to be or a wedding night lingerie set. This triangle lace bra in white is crafted with heavy floral stretch leavers lace on soft stretch mesh for comfort. Pair it with its tie-side white lace brief for a cheekily suggestive ensemble.

The Beaty Street ivory lace bra and it’s many styling options make it a versatile style for your lingerie drawer. An underwired bra crafted with soft stretch mesh and floral lace. It’s neckline is decorated with floral lace appliqué that is mirrored through the rest of the range. It’s full sheer lace knicker, discreet lace thong and exciting ouvert option all pair perfectly with the matching ivory lace Suspender belt giving you options for all ensembles and occasions.

Colourful lace bras 

Everyday underwear has been revived with the modern day women in mind, no longer restricted to 3 core colours (black, white and nude), we now have countless colour options to refresh our lingerie drawers and express our personal taste.

As our wardrobes become more colourful, especially as the weather warms our lingerie options grow, here are some of our favourite fanciful and fabulous colourful lace bras.

Ebury Street is a fabulous silk and lace bra, with sensual scalloped neckline. This pink lace bra features a floral motif to the cup in a beautifully detailed bi-colour lace. Pair this luxurious bra with its matching tanga brief or thong. These lace knicker options are finished with soft breathable silk details for a luxury touch.

Ebury Street also available in blue is a fabulous alternative for a brides wedding lingerie set. Her something blue lace bra features touches of cream to soften the look. This silk and lace underwired plunge bra pairs perfectly with its matching silk and lace brief or thong.

The ever lovely, Elm Row soft cup bra is now available in seasonal spring yellow. This yellow lace bra brings a pop of colour to your lingerie drawer and summer wardrobe. It’s heavy stretch leavers lace forms to the skin but it’s flirty frills work best under looser layers - perfect for styling under strappy summer styles.

Shop our selection of luxury lace bras and build your own luxury lace lingerie ensemble.

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