3 Quick & Easy Bra Makeovers to Make Your Underwear More Beautiful

Ms. Melior
by Ms. Melior
11 Materials
30 Minutes

Have you ever thought of using bras as a fashion statement? Follow this tutorial and learn 3 bra makeovers that do just that! Even if we’re the only ones who see our bras, we know what it looks and feels like, and a beautiful bra makes us feel stronger and more confident. Ready for your bra makeover? Let’s begin.

Tools and materials:

  • 1 lace-trimmed bra
  • 1 bold-colored untrimmed bra
  • 1 white underwire bra
  • Scrap fabric
  • Scrap lace
  • Small beads or sparkles
  • Fabric glue
  • Sewing pins
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
How to turn a bra into a bralette

1. Bra into bralette

For this bra makeover you are going to glue a bra with lace trim onto a piece of lace. Apply fabric glue to the inside of the bottom bra band and attach it to the top edge of some lace.

Trimming off excess lace

Trim off the excess lace from the sides.

DIY lace camisole

And you have a pretty camisole!

Matching a plain bra with patterned fabric

2. Plain to patterned bra

Pair a bold-colored bra with some coordinating scrap fabric.

Measuring and marking the bra side panel

Mark 1½ centimeters (0.59 inches) on the side panel of the bra, from the bra end. 

Cutting off the side panels

Cut the side panels of your bra at those marks.

Tracing the bra panel pattern

Trace the outline of the cut-off side panel onto the back of your fabric, adding a 1-inch seam allowance. Cut out the tracing.

With the right sides together, pin the bra side panel to the fabric and sew along the seam allowance line on three sides, leaving the shortest side open, making sure the bra is getting sewn onto the fabric.

Sewing the new fabric to the bra

Turn the side panels right side out and fold in the open edge so that the bra closure sticks out. Then sew that open edge closed, attaching it to the bra.

Bra DIY hacks

Attach the wider ends of the side panels to the sides of the bra and sew in place. And now your plain bra has been taken up a notch.

Adding glue to bra cups

3. DIY bedazzled bra

Use a plain white underwire bra for this bra makeover. Apply fabric glue above the underwires.

Sticking beads to the cups

Then attach beads or sparkles to the bra.

DIY bedazzled bra

Continue gluing and adding beads until the whole bra cup is covered. And now you have a beautifully bedazzled bra to add to your collection of upstyled bras!

Bra makeovers

DIY bra makeovers

I hope you give these fun bra makeovers a try. If you do, please let me know in the comments which bra makeover you liked the best, and if you’ve come up with any bra makeover ideas of your own.

Suggested materials:
  • 1 lace-trimmed bra
  • 1 bold-colored untrimmed bra
  • 1 white underwire bra
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