What is a balcony bra?

A balcony bra is a popular everyday style with a low cut that still provides good coverage and is also known as balconette bra. The wires form a half circle and enclose the lower part of your chest, resulting in a modest cleavage.

The balcony bra works for every type of breast and works with every type of clothing. Because of the low cut and the straight neckline, the balconette bra won't be visible under your cute summer top or sexy dress for a night out. At marlies dekkers, you find designer balcony bras that range from size B cup up to G cup. Comfort meets style! Discover all of our balcony bras at our online marlies dekkers shop and find the perfect bra.

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What is the difference between balcony bra and full cup bra?

A balcony bra covers half of your breast and a full cup bra covers the entire breasts. Additionally, a balcony bra is designed with a low, straight neckline and a full cup bra is designed with a high neckline. The half circle shaped wires of the balcony bra give your breasts support and create a modest cleavage. The amount of support for the balcony bra and the full cup bra is the same.

What is the difference between a balcony and a balconette bra?

A balcony bra and a balconette bra are the same! Balconette is French for balcony, and this name is still used because of the big French influence in the lingerie history. Balcony or balconette refers to the straight across neckline of the bra. The balcony construction of the bra and half circle shape of the cups offer the support you need. The straps of the balcony bra sit close to the edge of your shoulder, but don’t worry about them slipping off! A perfect fitting balcony bra will not slip.

What is the difference between balcony bra and demi bra?

The cups of a balcony bra are shaped in a straight line, whereas the demi bra features cups that are shaped more inwards at the middle of the chest. Both the balcony bra and the demi bra have a low cut, but the demi bra tends to be a little lower than a balcony bra. A balcony bra gives you a modest cleavage, but a demi bra shows off a sexy deep cleavage.


The visual below shows the different fits of all bra shapes, with the red line showing the cup height of each item. In our Bra Shape Guide you can read all about our different shapes of bras.

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