Admit it: Being holed up at home has given you the freedom to dress however you damn well please. For many of us, this means putting comfort above all, like wearing braless OOTDs, for example. But if you’re looking for a little more support in the chest area, might we suggest donning a lounge bra instead? Many celebrities have resorted to this simple yet stylish piece as their pambahay garb, and with good reason.
Most lounge bras come with pads for support, and they’re fashioned to look like cropped tank tops, so you can get away with sauntering around your home in it without feeling too exposed. Plus, its plain design and cute colorways allow you to match it with a myriad of things. Julia Barretto is always wearing B&W ones in her monochromatic outfits. Chi Gibbs wore hers with checkered green pants for a retro vibe. Lissa Kahayon frequently wears hers with high-waisted trousers for a casual look at home.
It’s safe to say it’s become a pambahay staple, so if you’re looking to hop on the bandwagon, here are all the online stores you can shop now to grab a piece:
1. Love, Jane (@lovejaneph)
Marcella Bralette, P269, LOVE, JANE, Instagram
If you’re looking for options, options, options (can you hear Toni Gonzaga’s voice?), look no further than IG shop Love, Jane. They offer a slew of bralette variants to cater to different preferences. There’s the Marcella, which offers a compressed fit because it’s made with Nylone and Elastane fabric that’s quick-drying, too. There’s also the cozier Catalina (P249) and Malia (P199) that feature a sharper V-neckline and a shorter hemline.
2. Serena Clothing (@serenaclothingph)
Lounge bras, P250, SERENA CLOTHING, Instagram
If you want one that looks more like a tank top, consider the ones offered by Serena Clothing. They feature a large scale ribbed effect and cover the top area of your tummy for more coverage. The colorways are perfect for those who love muted tones—we’ve got our eyes on the green one! These will be made available in September, but you can send them a DM to call dibs already.
3. Love, Ara (@loveara.ph)
Gigi Ribbed Top, P290, LOVE, ARA, loveara.ph
If you’re looking for lounge bras with even more coverage, check out the Gigi Ribbed Top from Love, Ara. It’s got that cute, ribbed effect we all crave for and that skin-tight feel for maximum comfort all day. Plus, it comes in the cutest colors, too: blush, mint, white, and blue. So easy to mix and match with sporty outfits or feminine ensembles! We imagine this with joggers, activewear leggings, or track shorts.
4. A Girl’s Haven (@girlshaven)
Dani Bralette, P350, A GIRL’S HAVEN, shopgirlshaven.com
If your style is on the flirty and feminine side, you’ll love these lounge bras from A Girl’s Haven. They come with sexy details that will enliven your pambahay outfits: the Dani comes with spaghetti straps and a short hemline to flaunt that midriff, while the Akemmi has a crisscross, strappy back detail. What’s more is that the Akemmi is made with stretchy Spandex, so you could wear this during yoga sessions, too.
5. Malcah (@malcahph)
Kylie, price upon request, MALCAH PH, Instagram
Form and function combine in the Kylie bralette from Malcah. Perfect for those who want comfort above all, it’s made with a ribbed knit material and comes with adjustable straps for a secure fit. Plus, instead of the typical U-back design of most lounge bras, this one has a subtle “V-back” detail for a unique touch. Great for those who want a hardworking, stylish top they could wear for workouts or lounging.