Moda Operandi has reported a 30% increase in the popularity of bras for SS21 and found they were featured in 10% of all trunk shows (new collection previews and pre-sales), compared to 3% in the previous season. Essentially, it's a look that's only gaining momentum, and although it might not be considered a "mainstream" trend, it's certainly one that's providing hard to ignore, on both the high-end and high street shopping circuits.
The big question is, how does one style a bra top? "The easiest way to wear the trend is with the straps and the top of a bra visible under a dress, as seen at Victoria Beckham," encourages editor Emma Spedding. "Or for those who are more experimental, try layering a statement bra over a shirt or shirt dress as seen at Simone Rocha."
So while it does present the opportunity to show some skin, it's refreshing to hear that this isn't the only way to channel the look—especially after being largely confined to our homes in 2020, during which we've played it somewhat sartorially safe.