Trend: Bra Tops

May 2 2012, 1:45 PM

One of the biggest trends for spring—both on the street and on the catwalk—is the bra top. This season’s version of underwear as outerwear illustrates the fashion industry's continued fascination with all things sports-influenced. If you’re game to try the look—not to worry if you don't have the tightest six-pack; you can pull it off without flashing your abs—keep it simple and unembellished with clean lines. As for color, work bright tones, pattern, or go for one in black or white to play up a minimalist vibe.  Here, we’ve not only rounded up our favorite bra tops in town, but also the best ways to wear the trend:

Unity Boutique says their girls are layering up their LA Made (pictured above) bandeaux boho chic style by wearing them either under a maxi dress or their favorite racerback tank.

Find it: $20, Unity Boutique, 1455 S. Pearl St., 720-570-5076, unityboutique.com

In Cherry Creek North, Blu co-owner Janci Frisby likes Top Secret (pictured left) for the wide range of styles and colors. Her fashion tip: Wear them under plunging necklines, backless draped tops, sundresses, or even to toughen up a sweet summer frock (think snakeskin pattern). 

Find it: Starting at $50, Blu, 3201 E. Second Ave., 720-941-8034

Helmut Lang’s asymmetrical version in black (pictured right) had a strong visual impact on the spring runways when worn under a jacket. A.Line Boutique’s assistant manager Mayra Sanchez makes the look more real-world, but still edgy by wearing it under a loose fitting racer-back top or a sheer, woven knit sweater. (Will be available in-store mid-month.)

Find it: $90, A.Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Place, Building F1, Suite 107, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200, aline-online.com