Your weight and the size of your belly doesn't define your worth or limit how poppin' you can look. And when it comes to fashion, there's no separating straight-size trends from plus-size trends. Anyone can wear anything and everyone will rock it in their own unique way. No competition, no comparison.
"This is by far my favorite bralette look," said Brittany.
"As per usual with my baby boobs, the bralette was a little too big in the cup area, but not to the point where I wouldn't wear it," she noted.
Sheer We Go Lace Bralette ($19, Modcloth)
I tried a 3X and loved how much it covered. It made me feel comfortable wearing it as a top.
Mixed Lace High Neck Bralette ($25, Torrid)
Surprisingly, my boobs felt super supported.
My biggest fear was that I would I have puddles of sweat under my boobs, and I was right.
Faux Leather Mesh Neck Bralette ($25, Torrid)
Meanwhile, Brittany was flashing back to a whole other decade.
"I felt like a young '90s woman running errands in this look (middle hair part and all). Although I never wear olive or florals, I fell in love with this bralette. It was an easy way to add a subtle feminine touch to my otherwise laid back look," said Brittany.
"All I needed was a scrunchy and an oversize mug and I'd be ready for the set of 'Friends," she joked.
Serene Surroundings Lace Bralette ($19, Modcloth)
Brittany was finally feeling comfortable being so exposed in another Modcloth bralette ($19).
Though it was one of my favorites for design, this bralette definitely had the least support.
When a bralette is this cute, you can't worry about perky boobs. Sure, I felt more exposed in this look — my breasts weren't as lifted and my stomach was peeking out. Normally this would be a cause of stress, but why shouldn't my body be seen the way it is? All bodies are amazing.
Brittany was once again ready for the '90s. Catch her outside the Pearl Jam show!
"Clearly, I should've spent my 20s in the '90s instead of being born into the decade, but I had no say in the matter. I definitely channeled Pheobe from 'Friends' for this look. It's casual and comfy but more put together than baggy sweats and an oversize hoodie. Although believe you me, I still wear that on the reg," said Brittany.
At $13, this bralette provided the most support and made me feel confident enough to drop the jacket and show off my round belly.
"Before I even put this bralette on, I wondered why there were so many clasps," said Brittany.
"Never in my life have I worn a bra OR bralette with more than three clasps. My baby boobs don't need that type of support! Other than the oversize back strap, the bralette itself was fine. A little big, but I loved the deep cut," said Brittany.
Optimal Effortlessness Lace Bralette ($19, Torrid)
So... Should we all start wearing our bralettes as tops?
Sometimes for sure! I think it works best in extremes: either wear it super sexy for a date-night or go casual and give it an athleisure twist.
Whether you are as small as Brittany or resemble my body shape, you should feel comfortable showing off your belly. You don't have to rock bralettes as tops, but don't let your fear hold you back from having fun with fashion.