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Welcome back to Editor's Essentials, a Wednesday feature in which editors from around the Racked network discuss their all-time best buys.
Behold, the bralette: vaguely French for "the laziest of lazy day bras." These unlined, wire-free styles are the perfect complement to the drapey tanks of summer, providing, as one of our editors states, "the comfort level of nudity, but with the perve-blocking powers of a layer of fabric."
Despite the glorious freedom the bralette offers, there are a ton that simply do not do your splendid rack justice. In effort to weed out the lacy offenders, our editors—from AA to C/D—are offering up their trusted favorites in the category, from easy mall brand staples to gorgeous designer splurges.