Like some of you I have been pondering whether to get myself a bullet bra for a while, but not been sure how I'd wear it, or if it would be for me at all. Well, I decided to go for it a little while ago, and ordered the Maitresse bullet bra from What Katie Did in black. I can even begin to tell you how wonderful it is, it instantly became my favorite bra. I liked it so much, I have already got the Harlow too, which is in lovely vintage peach.
Anyways, I'd thought I'd give you some examples of wear, so you can maybe get a better idea of what it is like, and maybe finally go for it too. :) First, though:
1) So far, I think (at least for me as a beginner), the fabric shouldn't be too thin, or too clingy.
2) Stripes/prints will help to distract a little, as will dark colors, and help make it less obvious (if you want that).
3) The bra hits much further up than most bras, so for example, although I have several different PUG tops, the only actual PUG tops that I currently own I can wear the bras with are my Ridley tops (even the Daryl is lower cut).
I have found them surprisingly easy to wear; I have worn everything here, apart from the last wool sweater to work (and nobody noticed!).
About 1), if you end up like me,wanting to wear them every day, it will be possible with thinner fabrics, you just need to add something. For example, I don't think this sweater would work alone, it would be too much, but since I'm wearing a jumper, it isn't. :)
Another example is this striped top, which I thought was a little too much (I was going to work). But, add a cardigan - problem solved!
This sweater I haven't worn out yet. I can't decide on what I think. I know I can't wear it to work, but maybe when I get more used to it (and feel bold!), I can wear it out. Hmm...!
Some of you might want a more obvious look. I feel I need to ease into it, also it's fun to be able to wear it to work. Regardless, I hope you found some use in this, especially if you are on the fence. Please add you own experiences, advice, examples (and pics!) if you'd like.
Billie! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm so sorry it has taken me two weeks to get back to you, I have been sick (ruined the Lindy workshop, among other things :/).
Anyways, if I understand you correctly, you are just asking if the the straps are like in the photo? Yes, they are more mid cup, like in the photo. (Quite far out to the sides in the back though, if you check out the photo from the back. This felt a little weird to me at first, but I got used to it).
So, go for it! And also go for the stockings! I'm so happy it seems like the weather here is getting a little warmer now (still winter, though...), so it will be easier to wear stockings. :)
You are welcome Margrete . Yes I did notice the straps in the back [ I like their zoom in feature , that is very helpful ] The rago body shaper I have is like that in the back which is fine with me and oh the stockings yes must have :) will go well with the rago as well thanks for your help , hope you are well now . Here is to good health and well being so to enjoy pinup lifestyle ;-)