Are You Supposed to See My Nipples Through an Unlined Bra?

Are You Supposed to See My Nipples Through an Unlined Bra?

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Emanuel Perez

Short answer: that’s completely up to you.

What is an unlined bra?

Let’s start from the beginning by answering the question, “What is an unlined bra?” An unlined bra, by definition, is a bra made with one layer of fabric across the cups, no padding or foam included. On the other hand, a lined bra has cups with padding or foam. Both lined and unlined bras can have underwires or be wire-free. The benefits of unlined bras are primarily rooted in comfort. Because there is less fabric and bulk, you are more likely to have a design that feels lighter on your body.

That being said, when many people think of unlined bras, images of sheer fabric comes to mind. These are not unfounded impressions, but unlined bras do not have to be like that. Unlined bras come in a variety of fabrics so you can choose whether or not your nipples show. They don’t have to, but they can if you want.


Features of ThirdLove's Unlined Plunge Bra in the colors mauve purple and nude


One amazing driver for the unlined movement has been people wanting to be unapologetic about their breasts and embrace their natural shape. We may have adapted to the unlined trend, but when we created our Unlined Collection, we wanted to make bras that celebrated natural curves in a supportive manner.

All made in modern, minimalist designs and easy as wearing nothing, our Unlined Collection is composed of a plunge and minimizer bra to cater to all cup sizes and fit priorities, with both made in a light, smooth fabric. Our Unlined Plunge gives you a bralette style with bra support, while the Unlined Minimizer features the same wearability, but in a full-coverage design with an added forming effect to minimize your bust up to 2 inches.

At the end of the day, our Unlined Collection, and any unlined bra for that matter, should make you feel confident. To find your perfect unlined style, check out our full collection here.

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