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Black bras are a classic lingerie choice, but it’s easy to confuse classic with boring. Classic lingerie is all about craftsmanship, classic details and finding the perfect balance between fashionable and flattering. While the basic black t-shirt bra has a place in every lingerie drawer, today we’re looking beyond that — into the land of fashion-forward black bras that truly stand out.
1. Tattoo Demi Cup Bra by Simone Perele
I love basic lace bras, but this floral demi cup has a whole new spin on lace bras. The floral details are graphic and sexy rather than cloying, while the shape is perfect under just about everything.
2. Isabella Satin Demi Cup Bra by Lula Lu Petites
The small cup market is massively underserved, so it’s great to see Lula Lu Petites making such pretty stuff. This bra channels retro glamour perfectly, while still functioning as a great every day bra.
3. Broadway Longline Bra by Huit
This bra reminds me of a stained glass window in all of the best ways. Huit has been a creative force in the market for awhile now, and I’d love to see more brands making lingerie like this. This bra has it all — the perfect retro shape, unexpected pops of color, and beautiful design.
4. Gracieuse Demi Cup Bra by Lou
This bra is just gorgeous. The hint of pink adds to the delicate feeling this bra creates, making this the perfect piece for those who love classic feminine lingerie design.
5. Ribbon Lace Bra by Dottie’s Delights
This bra is from the new Sweet Gwendolyn collection from Dottie’s Delights, which was a highlight of this season. It’s sexy in a modern way while still channeling the vintage erotica look. If you love retro lingerie but haven’t quite embraced the bullet bra, this bra is perfect for you.
6. BELLE Black Grecian Tulle Bra by La Lilouche
If you like your lingerie sheer and delicate, this is the bra for you. I love the combination of the tulle and lace that makes this bra look extra special. If you’re in the market for a special occasion bra, this would be a great choice.
7. Insertion Bra N by VPL
VPL is known for their colorblocking, so I was surprised to fall in love with this black bra by them. It boosts the same great graphic impact as their more colorful options while channeling a bit of the bondage look that is so hot right now.
8. Madison Plunge Bra by Elomi
The Art Deco trend that started with The Great Gatsby earlier this year is still going strong. The Madison Plunge is based on the popular Betty Bra shape, ensuring that fashionable plus size ladies will be able to channel their inner Daisy or Jordan as well.
9. Deco Shape Strapless Bra by Freya
Freya’s release of a shapewear collection based on their popular Deco was smart financial move — and this longline bra is a strong offering with a familiar fit and shape. This set is made extra special by the matching high waist shapewear panties and the grey and white details.
10. Ivana Push Up Bra by Princesse Tam Tam
This bra combines sweet ruffles with sexy sheer side panels to create something truly special. This bra is a great way to wear something fun and flirty under your sweaters this winter.