Parade’s approach to designing bralettes was largely focused on inclusivity.
We were committed to offering bralettes, which typically come in a very limited size range, in the same sizes we offer for our underwear bottoms (XS-3XL).
We hired a bra-specific pattern-maker and fitting each individual size to achieve the perfect fit.
We listened intently to feedback from our community and our models in the development stage, to make sure the process was as inclusive as possible and so the end result represented all the things you were looking for in a bralette. You’re worth it!
Here's everything else you need to know about Parade bralettes:
What's so special about Parade bralettes?
Our product team spent two years developing our bralettes to provide weightless support and unreal comfort in our full range of sizes. Here are a few of the things that make our bralette so special:
1. We fit and designed each size from scratch, using women of all shapes and sizes. This means that the XS bralette is not just a smaller version of the XL bralette, but rather, a version of the bralette design optimized for that size range. This is not industry standard!
2. We developed our exclusive AirBand™ — a new kind of under-bust elastic that feels feather-light and has no unnecessary digging.
3. We listened to you, our models, and our team throughout the design journey. Our bralettes were truly co-created by our community and deliver on all the qualities you found to be most important.
4. We employed a pattern-maker who specializes in bras to develop the pattern for our bralettes. These designers are rare to find, but we know your comfort is worth it :)
What fabric are bralettes made of?
Parade bralettes are made from Re:Play — our original bestselling fabric with an ultra-soft touch. The elastic AirBand™ was developed by us exclusively for this bralette, and the mesh details are made from Silky Mesh (which is certified recycled, of course!).
How supportive are your bralettes?
We designed our bralettes to hold you up without harnessing you down. You can expect weightless support and coverage with a lightweight feel. Our adjustable, transformable straps provide customizable enhanced support as and when you need it.
Are Parade bralettes compressive?
No, these bralettes do not compress or minimize your chest.
What size am I in bralettes?
You can take our bralette Sizing Quiz which is also located on each bralette product page, or use the size chart below.
What size bralette should I get if I'm between sizes?
This depends on your preference and how you are between sizes.
For example, if you get a size M, and the cup fits you great, but the band is too loose, you may need to size down to an S if you don't mind having slightly less coverage, or you may do better in our 1+ size designed for smaller bands with bigger cups.
Across our styles, you will find more support from our Scoop Bralettes than you will from our Triangle Bralettes.
Are Parade bralettes lined or padded?
No, these bralettes are unlined and unpadded to celebrate your shape. The fabric is double layered for support.
Are Parade bralette's straps fixed?
We know you want versatility, which is why the straps on all bralettes are fully adjustable for length, and they can also be worn straight or crossed for added support and wearability under many clothing styles.
Are Parade bralettes sustainable?
We wouldn't be Parade if they weren't! Our first bralettes are made from our signature certified recycled Re:Play fabric and feature breathable mesh panels in our sustainable Silky Mesh fabric. The hardware, straps, and elastic on bralettes are not recycled (yet!), but if you know of any ways they could be, we're all ears.
How should I wash my Parade bralette?
To preserve the lifetime of your bralette, we recommend machine washing in cold water and on a gentle cycle! Line dry is recommended (and better for the planet), but you can tumble dry low. Make sure to attach the hooks to the eyes before popping into the machine to prevent snags!
What if my Parade bralette doesn't fit?
Our Parade Promise is that if you’re dissatisfied with your bralette, you can return or exchange it within 30 days. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help with this!
For a more comprehensive overview on Parade's bralettes, be sure to check out our FAQ & Help page.