Balconette Bra Defined
A Balconette bra has cups (many have Underwires) that support but do not cover the whole breast...the top half of the breasts are exposed. This bra is perfect for plunging necklines, giving you support but leaving lots of bare skin. This style of bra offers great support, while still giving the bra-less look under a sweater or blouse. It is a low-cut bra designed to enhance the cleavage. A balconette style bra means a contoured bra with under wire design that has a large portion of the upper half of the cup removed to expose the upper part of the breasts. The shoulder straps are also set farther apart or wide -set to expose as much of the chest and upper breasts without exposing the nipple. Such bras are often referred to as being décolleté‚ and are usually worn with low cut clothing or if the bodice is cut low, wide or square. Many find this style bra very attractive. Balconette bras are also called demi cup or a shelf bra. A demi cup is the fabric triangle of the bra that covers the breast, designed as a half cup, the demi cup usually runs straight across the breast just above the nipple and has a low center front. Also known as shelf cups or shelf bra.