The balcony bra, also referred to as a balconette bra, is very similar to the half cup bra. It was designed to provide full support with minimal coverage. This style of bra is ideal for situations such as when you’re wearing a scooped or low cut neckline and don’t want your bra to show. The laqué version of this bra is a sexy showpiece designed to be presented but it still retains the characteristics of a typical balcony bra.
The word balcony originates from the Italian balcone, for ‘scaffold’, and the balcony bra has some similar characteristics. The balcony bra provides support from beneath, pushing upwards from the lower cup and band. Due to the increased amount of support in this area, the cup coverage can be significantly reduced to allow your ‘architecture’ to be on full display. For these reasons the traditional balcony bra is suitable for day-to-day wear, giving a very natural appearance.
A balcony bra made from laqué takes the concept to another level of enjoyment for the wearer and the admirer. Laqué is a stretchy fabric designed by French designer Patrice Catanzaro. It is a mixture of polyester and elastanne, with a feeling of silk against the skin and the look of shiny latex. By combining the support of traditional balcony bra design with this stunning and immensely wearable fabric, Patrice has been able to create a unique garment that is equally suitable for the bedroom and the boardroom, cleverly hidden under your business suit, of course!
The laqué balcony bra is a seriously sexy take on a very practical bra design. Why not combine the best of both worlds and investigate this further? The Mahina Black Ruffle Balcony Bra is a delightfully feminine and super-sexy variation on this design. Match it with suspenders and stockings for a look that’s guaranteed to command attention.