Balconette bras have a distinct look and offer unique features that support and enhance your breasts. Before you dive in and buy one, you must know what to look for in a balconette Balconette bras have a distinct look and offer unique features that support and enhance your breasts. Before you dive in and buy one, you must know what to look for in a balconette bra so that you can achieve a great fit. This blog will outline the features of a balconette bra, why these unique features exist and what these features actually do for you whilst giving you the rundown on how to ensure your balconette bra fits you perfectly. As lingerie fit experts who know the ins and outs of all bra styles, we’re very excited to be taking you through the fit of an absolute classic and one of our favourite styles so that you can see why the balconette bra is loved by many.
Ensure the bra band fits firmly
If you made it into our store for a bra fitting, then you’ll know that ensuring the brand fits firmly is important. This goes for any bra style, the underband should fit firmly around your torso and sit levelled around your underbust.
The fit should feel snug yet comfortable, as the underband is one of the key bra features that provide you with support. However, it’s important to ensure that your under-band isn’t too tight otherwise this will cause discomfort and you’ll be lucky to make it to midday without wanting to rip the damn thing off. And on the contrary, if you find your under-band is riding up in the back then you’ll need to consider a smaller size.
Hot Tip: Make sure you can fit two fingers underneath the band in the back, and one finger underneath the band in the front, this will indicate that your under-band is the perfect level of snugness!
Make sure the straps are comfortable
Straps are another key bra feature that provides you with support. As mentioned earlier, balconette bras are known for their wide-set straps that sit closer to the outer shoulder, as opposed to regular bra straps that sit further inwards. Because of this strap positioning, balconette bra straps can cause inconvenience and discomfort if the bra doesn’t fit perfectly.
When your bra straps are too tight or too loose this will compromise the support your balconette bra can achieve. Similar to your under-band, your bra straps should sit snugly on your shoulders. If your bra straps are slipping off it is often a sign that you need to try a larger band size, or simply tighten your straps. If the bra straps are digging into your shoulders, it is often an indication that you should go down a band size, or simply loosen your straps.
Hot Tip:Make sure you can comfortably fit two fingers underneath your shoulder and your bra strap, this is a sign that your bra straps are fitting well.
Now you know the ins and outs of what makes a balconette bra different from all other bra styles, and why balconette bras are a must-have in any lingerie drawer. Don’t forget all of our important fitting notes and tips, these golden nuggets of information come from years of lingerie design and fit experience that will ensure your balconette bra fits you perfectly.