The thick of summer might be our favorite time of year. There are almost too many fabulous parties to attend, the days stretch on for miles, and our lovely-summer-dress collection is finally hitting its stride. Everything would be just perfect…except that all these summer weddings, long weekends, and warm-weather frocks require a strapless bra that works (and plays) as hard as we do. What’s a girl to do? Enter Simone Perele’s Velia Strapless. Lightweight enough for the airiest chiffon and heavyweight enough for some serious bridesmaid-fist-pumping-on-the-dancefloor, this supremely pared down strapless is so wearable and supportive that one of our besties even swears by it as her everyday bra. Now that’s saying something. Here, the method behind the Velia’s marvelousness.