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Who Should Wear a Balcony Bra?

Because balconette bras have wide-set straps and half-cup styles, they're best-suited for:

  • Women who have broader shoulders
  • Women who want a wide neckline
  • Low-cut, square neck or sweetheart neckline tops
  • Women who are looking for a sexier style
  • Women who have firm breasts
  • Women who are looking for a fabulous cleavage bra

The design of a balcony bra makes it great for women with a certain body type and breast shape, but women who have a different body shape or breast distribution may find that a balcony bra doesn't fit in the most flattering way.

If your body has any of these characteristics, a balcony bra might not be good for you:

Women with narrow or sloping shoulders
(the straps may be too wide set and may cut into the shoulders, and may cause discomfort around the armpit or the front of the arm where it joins the shoulder)

Women who have loose breast tissue
(a balcony bra may lack the shaping and support necessary and the breasts may look "squished" or flat on top)

Women with narrow shoulders or breasts that aren't as firm may find that other bras are a better fit, such as full cup bras, push-up bras, padded bras and molded cup bras.

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