This cult-favourite Cosabella bralette is now available in cup sizes up to L, and we put it to the test

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Looking for a bralette to match your skin tone? We put Cosabella's new Never Say Never Bralette to the test (Photos via Cosabella)
Looking for a bralette to match your skin tone? We put Cosabella's new Never Say Never Bralette to the test (Photos via Cosabella)

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As women with larger chests will attest, finding a bralette you love is never easy, let alone a bralette that will match your skin tone.

This age-old problem prompted Cosabella, a trusted lingerie brand for nearly 40 years, to relaunch its famous Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette in seven new skin shades. 

Designed to flatter any and every skin tone, the luxury intimates and loungewear brand has gone beyond its usual standard, curvy, and extended range and is offering the bralette in petite, beauty and ultra-curvy sizes. With options from A to L cups and band sizes 28 to 3X, all size and colour options of the Sweetie Bralette are made from Cosabella's iconic Italian floral stretch lace.

Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette

Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette in Sei (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette in Sei (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $72

When the opportunity came up for us to try the Sweetie Bralette for ourselves, we jumped at the chance to test out the world-famous style. Read on to find out what four Yahoo shopping editors thought about the size-inclusive bra.

Elizabeth Di Filippo, Lifestyle Editor

Let's start with the positives: this bra is ridiculously comfortable. If you're someone who despises wearing a bra but loves a bralette — you'll love the Sweetie. It's romantic looking, it has adjustable straps and it's not restricting whatsoever. 

That being said, if you're someone like me with a moderately sized chest (36C), this might not be the bra you reach for on a daily basis. Although it's super cozy, the Sweetie Bralette offers very little support and doesn't have any kind of soft cup for any kind of structure or shape. 

I will be reaching for this bra on lazy days when I'm relaxing at home or to wear to bed as pyjamas for the rest of summer, but I don't think it's ideal for anyone who requires or just prefers extra support. 

Kate Mendonca, Shopping Editor

I've always been a fan of bralettes, so when I started developing extra sensitive skin a few years ago, I decided to ditch underwire for good in favour of less restrictive undergarments. Despite my love of the comfy bra alternative, I have to say that the Cosabella Sweetie Bralette unfortunately didn't live up to my expectations. 

On the bright side, the lace was extremely soft and the bra had plenty of stretch so I never felt like it was digging into my skin. I also love that it's available in a range of neutral shades to suit a wide array of skin tones, since it can often be a challenge to find the right colour that won't show up underneath your clothing.

As for the negatives, I felt that this bralette was simply not supportive enough — even for someone like me who only wears a size 32C (which works out to a size small in the Cosabella bralette). I found myself spilling out of the cups while going about my daily activities, so I'll only be keeping this bralette around for lazy days around the house. 

Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Sei (Photo via Cosabella)
Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Sei (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $84

Kayla Kuefler, Shopping Editor

As someone who requires a little more support for the gals when out and about (I wear a 34DD), I tend to wear bralettes as layering pieces rather than for solo support. Lifehack: for my well-endowed sisters, rather than wearing a camisole under tops, layer a bralette over a basic low-cut bra for extra tata coverage.

With that being said, I wasn't surprised by the fit or (lack of) support offered by the Cosabella bralette. While I experienced spillage with the brand's Never Say Never Sweetie style, if you have a larger chest like me, it may be worth trying the Curvy, Ultra Curvy, or Padded versions for a more supportive fit. 

On the plus side, the bralette is insanely comfortable, so if you're looking for something to wear to bed or lounge in, the Sweetie Bralette is definitely worth checking out. 

Hilary Hagerman, Managing Editor

While I'm not usually a bralette person, the past year and a half of working from home has definitely relaxed me a bit when it comes to my daily over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder strategy (thank you, Grammie, for teaching me this term many years ago). 

The Sweetie Bralette is, well, sweet and feminine without being too frilly — and like others have said, it's super soft. I was worried about the lace as lace bras tend to irritate my skin, so I was impressed with the comfort of this bralette.

The downside, as other editors have noted, was the lack of support. As someone with a moderate-sized chest (34C) I'm not used to having spillage or support issues — but I did find that this was maybe a bit too free-flowing for my liking. I'll definitely be keeping it for Sundays spent watching TV, but would probably prefer a more supportive model for daily wear.

To shop Cosabella's Never Say Never Bralette in all of its size and colour variations, scroll below.

Never Say Never Printed Curvy Sweetie Bralette

Never Say Never Printed Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Leopard Cielo (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Printed Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Leopard Cielo (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $97

Never Say Never Ultra Curvy Sweetie Bralette

Never Say Never Ultra Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Sette (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Ultra Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Sette (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $84

Never Say Never Sweetie Padded Bralette

Never Say Never Sweetie Padded Bralette in Black (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Sweetie Padded Bralette in Black (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $102

Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette

Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Uno (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette in Uno (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $84

Never Say Never Maternity Mommie Nursing Bralette

Never Say Never Maternity Mommie Nursing Bralette in Aloe (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Maternity Mommie Nursing Bralette in Aloe (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $102

Never Say Never Petite Sweetie Bralette

Never Say Never Petite Sweetie Bralette in Black (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Petite Sweetie Bralette in Black (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $72

Never Say Never Extended Sweetie Bralette

Never Say Never Extended Sweetie Bralette (Photo via Cosabella)
Never Say Never Extended Sweetie Bralette (Photo via Cosabella)

SHOP IT: Cosabella, $84

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