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All About Balconette Bras

Rachika Singh April 15, 2019 3 min read

The world of bras can be quite confusing and overwhelming. The innumerous names, styles and types can easily baffle your mind. One of the many bra types is a balconette bra. When I first heard of the name I had no idea what a balconette bra is, what outfits you could pair it with and other such things. But soon after I discovered everything about this sexy bra style, which not many women are aware of.

What is a balconette bra?

A balconette bra is mainly characterized by its cups. The coverage is slightly more than a half cup which just coverage an inch over the nipple line. Another distinct feature is the bra straps, they are wide set to compliment your broad neckline outfits. Most of the balconette bras are designed with underwired cups which provide a gentle lift to the breasts and create an illusion of fuller and rounder breasts.

Fun Fact:

Wondering what would be the meaning of balconette? Well, it’s derived from the word balcony because the bra’s neckline is cut horizontally across the breasts resembling a balcony.

What to wear with a balconette bra?

A balconette bra works best with sexy low necklines. Outfits that get ruined by visible bra cups can be effortlessly donned with a demi-coverage balconette bra. The half coverage cups stays hidden under deep necklines.

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Dresses and tops that have broader necklines also work great with balconette bras. The wide-set shoulder straps stay concealed under broad neckline saving you from embarrassing bra peaks.

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If you need a push-up effect without wearing a push-up bra, a balconette bra can do the job for you. With half coverage cups and underwires, it creates a visible cleavage.

Photo Credits: Shein

 

Advantages of Balconette Bra

  • Contoured Shape
  • No Visible Straps
  • Enhanced Cleavage

When it comes to advantages of a balconette bra, trust me it’s exactly what every girl needs. It instantly glams up your look by providing you with a better silhouette and a gentle lift minus the ugly strap show.

Disadvantages of Balconette Bra

  • Slipping Straps
  • Spillage

The only disadvantages of a balconette bra are spillage and slipping straps. Also, these problems only occur with certain body types. If you have narrow shoulders you may get annoyed with the straps slipping down because of wide setting. But it can be fixed by fastening the straps. The other issue of spillage happens only if you have fuller breasts and if you’re not wearing the right size.

Now that you know all about balconette bras, get shopping and splurge on the prettiest balconette bras.

Rachika Singh

Rachika Singh

Content Manager at Clovia
Dipped in glitter and soaked with thoughts, Rachika just wants to share her experiences with the world. She is a foodie, a pet-lover and a writer, based out of Delhi and is obsessed with beauty, fashion, and food. Being a fashion enthusiast, she loves keeping herself updated with the latest trends.
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