Avery Rose Bralette Review
“I want to create bras that you look for in your drawer when you get dressed. I want them to all have some unique embellishment that when worn is meant to be seen.” – Jennifer Coll, founder, Avery Rose Lingerie.
I knew I was in for a treat from the moment I unwrapped the first Avery Rose bralette. For starters, the box came filled with branded tissue paper and tied neatly with a bow and each set was individually packed in black silky bags. If this much thought and care is put into the packaging, I know the garments themselves are bound to be special.
Rightly so, these bras, made with butter soft lace and dotted with Swarosvski crystals, look ultra luxurious. I don’t often wear underwear that shimmers like this so it was hard not to get excited to give these a test run.
Jewelry-inspired styles are what founder Jennifer Coll set out to create when she launched her most recent 2019 collection. She uses Swarosvski crystals, sequins and unique hardware that pushes each undergarment into ready-to-wear territory. In fact, the first thing I did after receiving the package was run to my closet to see which of my tops would show off these gorgeous styles the best.
I’ve recently become a big fan of bralettes. I find underwire bras to be very uncomfortable, but I used to believe I needed the shape you get from a molded cup t-shirt bra. A little nudge from the body positivity movement has helped me embraced my natural shape and allowed me to be more comfortable selecting easy, effortless undergarments that still make me feel beautiful.
“Wearing these Avery Rose sets made it hard not to feel beautiful and empowered.”
That feeling of beauty and empowerment is part of the key mission behind the Avery Rose collection. Jennifer started the line to make women feel their most beautiful everyday and to prove to her daughters that women are capable of anything they set their minds to.
“My objectives for my bralettes are always the same: To create bras that we all need in our wardrobe; pretty, comfortable and functional,” says Jennifer. “I want to create bras that you look for in your drawer when you get dressed. I want them to all have some unique embellishment that when worn is meant to be seen.”
Wearing these Avery Rose sets made it hard not to feel beautiful and empowered. What’s more, the added benefit of comfort and functionality make these sets a no-brainer. Here’s a look at the three styles I tried on.
The Lily was the first bra I reached for when I opened the package from Avery Rose. This bra is an original style and bestseller for the line. I received it in the newest colorway for 2019 – red.
This beautiful bra features triangle cups made from paisley print lace sourced in Los Angeles, CA and lined with black mesh. The center front of the elastic band is embellished with eight rows of black Swarosvki crystals. What’s the most striking about this bra is that it looks as comfortable as it does beautiful. I knew right away that this would be a bralette that I could wear all day long, and not just something I’d slip into for a special occasion.
This bra has one of the most classic cuts, which instantly makes it a staple in my opinion. It has the functionality of your favorite basic bralette, but is made from luxurious materials that make you feel anything but plain.
The matching Lily thong pairs perfectly with this bra. I love how the elastic sides are adjustable so that I could easily find the most perfect fit. So often thongs dig into all the wrong places so this feature is a pleasant upgrade.
This gorgeous style is named after Jennifer’s oldest daughter and is style from Avery Rose’s original collection that she loved the best. “If I had to describe my daughter it would be that she’s fiercely independent and never subscribes to fashion trends but has her own individual style,” says Jennifer.
Certainly, the Isabelle bra can make a woman feel that way. The bra has been updated for 2019 with a multi-colored floral burnout velvet and is embellished with a gunmetal ring centerpiece that is equal parts fierce and feminine.
I really fell in love with the strappy t-back on the Isabelle bra. The straps are fully adjustable, which made it easy for me to fit and I love the way they accent my back and shoulders. I spend a lot of time each summer trying to hide my bra straps, but this is one I’d enjoy showing off.
The Isabelle panties make this look a complete set. I loved the ruched back and adjustable elastic sides because it made the panty look stylish and feel good on.
Alexis, which is from the newest collection, is a longline bra that features hand-beaded elastic straps that meet in a unique x-back design.
Jennifer’s assistant Alexis designed this bra. She has a larger bust and created the cross-strap design and wide band to provide extra support. “One of the things she loves about Avery Rose is the fact that she can wear bras that have thinner, beautiful straps rather than the bulky, thick straps of the bras she has had to wear in the past,” says Jennifer.
Once again comfort and style converge in the Alexis with the use of a beautiful red paisley lace and sparkling straps. I would wear this bra under a sheer fitted top or a slouchy blouse to show off the straps. The matching Alexis panty also features a ruched back and adjustable elastic sides, which help you find the perfect fit.
While bralettes are my favorite, they might not be for everyone. Jennifer says she receives a lot of feedback and her number one request has been for bras in larger cup sizes. Right now her bralettes come in sizes XS-L, which generally fit a cup size B through DD, depending on the amount of stretch in each fabric. For example, the burnout velvet used for the Isabelle bra has enough give to accommodate larger cups sizes.
However, this is not a solution for everyone. Hang tight ladies—Jennifer has designed several underwire styles with lightly padded side support to help hold up and lift the breasts for larger cup sizes. Plus, she’s working on developing a bra that can do this without the underwire.
I can’t wait to see what Jennifer has in store for us next. These Avery Rose sets are like trading cards—I want to collect them all.