• Rachel Blackburn

What's Trending in Lingerie? Let's Talk about Stretch Lace.


The lingerie industry is seeing a rise in popularity for stretch lace styles. Luckily, Smitten has many styles that feature stretch lace – but it’s important to understand why it’s become so popular and who we recommend it to.

Many Smitten styles are ‘stretch lace’, this means that the top cup of the bra is made out of a stretchy lace fabric. When you are next in to check your fit, ask to feel how different the top cup of different bras feel as a comparison so you can understand the difference in fabrics and how the fit may differ too.


Why do people like stretch lace?

  • Stretch lace gives a more forgiving fit for the fuller busted, as it slightly stretches to accommodate the bust.

  • The delicate lace gives a smooth finish under clothes.

  • As the lace moulds to a woman’s natural shape, it hugs curves gently and comfortably.

  • Only the top cups are stretch lace, so you’re still getting that lift and stability from the bottom cups



Who can wear a stretch lace bra?

  • Great recommendation for women whose breast size fluctuates during menstrual cycles, so it can accommodate her bust size as it increases.

  • Women with asymmetrical bust sizes.

  • Remember, it’s ultimately all down to preference of the wearer!

  • It’s always a great idea to remember to try both a rigid cup bra and a stretch lace bra so that you can find what you feel most comfortable in or what works for you the best.

If you would like to know more about the magic of stretch lace, just pop in to see us when life returns to being safe or drop us an email in the meantime. We'd be more than happy to show you some examples and let you try the designs we think would work best for you.

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