Top Secret No More

The Sexy Back bra, $36


Two weeks ago, I was tipped off about Top Secret bras via a press release from New York. This new line of Supplex bandeau-style bras is designed by Andrea and Michelle Varat, two sisters from Miami whose family has a background in clothing manufacturing and design. According to the website bio, the Varat sisters came up with Top Secret after Michelle travelled to Brazil and saw the practical, stylish bandeau-style bras Brazilian women wore under their tops and dresses.



Unlike other types of bras, Top Secret bras are meant to be seen. The scalloped straps on the Lacey's Secret bra lend allure to off-the-shoulder tops, while the Sexy Back bandeau's lace detailing can add visual interest to a backless dress. When worn under a deep V top, or perhaps this AA cotton spandex jersey deep U dress, the Shine On Me bandeau's satiny fabrication is quite eye-catching.

Shine On Me bra, $44


Top Secret is available at Fred Segal (among many other locations), and has been spotted on celebrities like Hilary Duff and Kate Hudson. Seeing Hilary and Kate rock these bras in their warm weather ensembles makes me think summer can't arrive quickly enough!

23 comments

  1. I am a real sucker for fab lingerie - thanks for telling me this "secret"!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. That Shine On Me bra looks fabulous!

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  3. What a great idea for warmer climates - all the fun of a cami without the extra layer.

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  4. The sexy back bra is awesome, and a great idea!

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  5. Hmmmm. I'll have to check this out.

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  6. I have one of these and i live in it! It is so comfortable and looks so glamourous- thanks for spreading the word...do you know where I can get more? the store i went to sold out!!

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  7. Lauren, I think the website (www.topsecretsociety.com) has a full listing of retailers that carry their bras. You can also order directly from the website.

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  8. neat. The one thing I worry about is that I usually wear a heavily underwired and padded bra, so I don't know if the bras would work on me.

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  9. you should do more posts on bras and lingerie in general :) very informative!

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  10. Love the idea of this product, Love your blog too for that matter and am adding it to my blog list! :-)

    Those pieces make showing lingerie look stylish and not skanky!

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  11. Mmm...Those are some seductive bras! I want that sexy back bra and it's not even that expensive. Actually, all of them are great buys, especially with the new exposed undergarments trend for this spring...:)
    Yummy-yummy post Lisa! :)
    xoxo
    Mimi

    P.S. can't wait to read your coverage of Voncuver fashion week :)

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  12. Bras that can be exposed? I am aghast and charmed by this concept.

    I've never been one of those girls able to wear a light cami without a bra, so this is a lovely idea for warmer weather.

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  13. Ooh looks good, lots of layering potential. I love the bandeau AA bras but it'd be nice to try something slightly different. Will deffo have a look when I'm in NY.

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  14. I see what you mean by how these one are so much better than the 9to5 ones in the Globe & Mail! I could definitely use a bandeau bra for my backless dress hehe

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  15. These are so cool, perfect for these Wang-esque tanks I got from Forever 21... the arm holes are cut really low, but with these bras peeking out it wouldn't look bad at all!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  16. I've tagged you! I hope you will do the tag!

    This is definitely pretty awesome!

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  17. Ohhhh great secret, and thanks for sharing ;) they actually look like they would be more comfy than normal bras too

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  18. I agree with Rosie - I'm a bit big in the chest reigon and I like a "serious" bra - I love the idea of these but worry it won't be enough!

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  19. I love these! American Apparel have some bandeau "bras" that are cute, problem: they have no support. I love that these are real bras AND can be seen! I'll be keeping my out for things similar across the Atlantic.

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  20. yay i like that. i have problems getting bras.. i ONLY wear ck bras lol

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  21. Nice and soft, just right fit, not too tight and not loose at all, stays up, no pulling or sliding either way, don't know how I went so long without them. good quality fabric, recommend highly. I bought two of them the short version and the wider version. I purchased bra at http://www.apparelnbags.com/barely-there/index.htm

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