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What is a Balconette Bra?

What is a Balconette Bra?

...or is it "Balcony bra"? Or both?

No matter, we're here to answer your balcony/balconette queries!

What is a Balconette Bra?

Originating in the 1930s, the Balconette bra is so called because the bra acts as a "balcony" for your breasts. Hence why classic Balconette bras feature a straight-across shape on the cups. The bra was popularised by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s!

The design of the Balconette bra emphasises your natural cleavage and lift without the need for extra padding. They aren't full-coverage, leaving lots of skin on show. The straps are wide-set, aiding in giving you that "balcony" effect!


Is a Balconette Bra right for me?

Balconette's are perfect for wearing with low-cut outfits, giving lift and projection to your breasts whilst also leaving plenty room to show off your assets. You can also wear them with boatneck tops and square necklines.

If you prefer underwired bras, the Balconette is perfect for letting your natural shape take lead while also maintaining support.

If you have wide shoulders, the Balconette will work great for you due to it's wide-set straps. If you are more narrow, you might not feel as supported or comfortable in a Balconette, but you may find a plunge bra more suitable.

What size should I buy?

We'd recommend buying your usual bra size, but you can double check this by using our fitting room, which can be found on the top right of our website.

What style is right for me?

Now that you've figured out that a Balconette bra meets your needs, you have plenty of beautiful designs to choose from!

Green Rosalyn Balconette Everyday Bra

Go with plain colours for everyday - the Rosalyn Green is perfect for just that, with a fun twist.

If you need a pop of colour, the Eddie Magenta is perfect. With it's harness straps you have an added va-va-voom element. It's many straps can be shown off, or hidden underneath a sleeved top or dress.

Feeling femme? The Olivia Set has gorgeous details such as orange satin edging, delicate pink bows, lace and embroidered flowers. The simple shape of the Balconette makes this bra great for everyday or date night.