The “Bra-digan”: Is it a Trend an Older Woman Can Wear?

Is there anything sexier than confidence? We don’t believe so, but the bra-digan look runs a close second. Even celebrities such as Katie Holmes and Laura Dern brought attention to this look. And even better, it’s perfect for this time of the year. Keep reading to learn more about the bra-digan trend, along with our favorite bra-digan combinations for this fall season.

Who Started The Bra-digan Trend?

This sexy new trend may be attributed to actress Katie Holmes! When she stepped out in a $2200+ beige cardigan with a matching bra from the New York brand Khaite in August, everyone took note. Some members of the press even nicknamed her look the “break-up cardigan” because she wore it immediately following her breakup with actor Jamie Foxx. 

Now every fashion haus from Gucci to Balmain is offering cardigans. Actress Laura Dern has been spotted wearing one on the red carpet, along with singer Maggie Rodgers. It’s also been one of the most popular editorial looks on the front row of fashion week in September. 

Can Older Women Wear The Bra-digan Trend?

Of course! It can be a great way to show off your toned shoulders that you’ve been working on during quarantine. It’s also a sexy, festive look that a more mature woman can carry off over the holiday season. All you need is a cardigan and a bra in a flattering shade! 

Our Favorite Bra-digan Looks

T Tahari V-Neck Cardigan, $68/Sale $22.97

Perfect for layering during the fall season, this fabric has stretch and it fits true to size. Selfridge Co. says, “We’re getting some serious nautical vibes from this Ted Baker cardigan. When you’re sticking to dry land, though, fasten the shimmering gold-toned buttons and pop this tactile layer over high-rise, wide-leg trousers.”

Free People Chlo Pressed Flowers Lilac Cardi, $123

This chunky pointelle knit is soft and stretchy. This cropped cardigan pairs perfectly with high waisted jeans. From sweet to tough, tomboy to romantic, this cardigan can help you pull off any look.

Anthropologie Maribeth Speckled Cardigan, $128

With a speckled design and an oh-so-soft finish, this layer makes a cozy topper for workdays and weekends alike. This cardigan is perfect for the on-the-go woman.

State Cashmere Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Button Front Long Sleeve Crew Neck Cardigan Sweater, $125

This cashmere top has 4.5 stars out of 100 reviews. A perfect core piece for your closet. One reviewer said, “This is a wonderful weight of cashmere, not so thick, but just thick enough, and drapes wonderfully. Also, it isn’t as long as some cardigans, making it a nice length. This cardigan is perfect for work and the size runs just as expected.”

Rag & Bone Brushed Ribbed-Knit Cardigan, $248

This wool cardigan is perfect for cold weather. Wool fibers trap air pockets, helping to insulate you from the cold. When you’re exposed to damp conditions, wool also has natural wicking properties that pull moisture away from your skin.

Reiss Olivia  Cotton Blend Short Cardigan Neutral, $295

Layer up in luxury by opting for the Olivia cardigan in neutral. Woven from a luxurious cotton-blend, it’s best worn with jeans when relaxing off duty.

Matches Skin Patou ribbed Cashmere Cardigan, $300

This cardigan is knitted from soft 100% cashmere with a V-neck and dropped shoulder seams, then finished with patch pockets and brown buttons. It has a relaxed fit through the shoulders and the frame, making this perfect to lounge around in with your pajamas.

Vince Chunky Ribbed Cardigan, $495

This beautifully spun wool-and-cashmere sweater won’t disappoint. The chunky finish and oversized buttons are just lagniappe. This relaxed fit cardigan can be paired perfectly with some black faux leggings.

Free People Adella Longline Bralette, $38

This bralette has a review of 4.5 stars. Many reviewers have mentioned that this bralette is every bit gorgeous as it appears in the photos.

Macys DKNY Modern Lace Longline Bralette, $34

You can be sexy and have great support with this bralette! Many women who have larger breasts prefer this and gave it 4 stars.

Net–A–Porter GANNI Leopard-print underwired bikini top, $132

This chic bustier-style bralette is another that can dress up any of your core cardigans to get a sexy, edgy look.

Gilt Cosabella Clara Sweetheart Bralette, $50

Clara Sweetheart Bralette in black with lace design with tapered underbust detail, scalloped eyelash fringe trim, and adjustable shoulder straps. This poly bralette is perfect to style up some of your core cardigans.

Related Articles: Looking for the perfect jeans to complete the bra-digan look? Be sure and check out the best jeans for women over 50! Oh, and don’t forget boots! We’ve already rounded up our favorite fall styles

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