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The bra top is back and it's hotter than ever. Surprisingly versatile, designers have every look covered from bralette to bustier to corset, making it easy for any woman to wear. Some of us aren't so keen on showing off our midriff or arms, so putting together your cropped bustier top with a short jacket and high-waisted skirt may be a the perfect solution. Others may be worried about going over the top, but as long as you keep your bottoms relatively simple, you shouldn't be committing any fashion crimes. Take a look at some of the hot bra tops out right now.
Petite Cutout Swan Bralet
The use of the swan print and buttons downplays the center cutout on this adorable top, creating a sweet look as opposed to sultry. This top would be great with just a regular pair of jeans and a casual cardigan. You could also doll it up by pairing it with a monochrome high-waisted A-line skirt. An added bonus is that it's being sold on Topshop.com, which has a ton of bra tops to choose from in addition to this one.
$52 at Topshop.
Vera Wang Eyelet Printed Peplum Top
Constructed out of stretch silk and cotton-blended crepe, this bustier top makes great use of color with its mixed prints. Matched with a solid colored maxi skirt or pencil skirt is a great way to rock this top.
$995 at Net-a-Porter.
River Island Black Bralet
This vintage style piece is very flattering with its sweetheart neckline and seamed cups. It has gold tone button accents and straps that cross in the back. A pair of high-waisted dress pants, or even just a maxi skirt to keep it modern, would pull this bralet into an outfit. River Island has tons of great clothes to choose from and this is definitely one of them.
$39.99 at Asos.
Opening Ceremony Patchwork Rafffia Bustier Top
Made out of Raffia and mesh, this has underwire cups and boning to keep it nicely structured. It's two-toned in black and tan, with an almost woven look. With its detachable straps, it can give the wearer multiple ways to style it. This top would be great with a black maxi skirt, or you could pair it with a pencil skirt and blazer for a sophisticated, yet edgy look.
$330 at Shopbop.
Zinke Lace Crop Bralette
Lace-covered, with frayed fringe accents, this bralette gives off a very romantic vibe. Worn with a flirty skirt at modest length and a ladylike cardigan or cropped open sweater, this makes for a very sweet ensemble. The top is pale blue, but it is also available in white.
$58 at Free People.
The Trenta Bra
This bra top features a detachable sterling silver charm bracelet and necklace that is fastened to it.