15 Pretty Balconette Bras You Didn't Know You Needed

Of all the bra styles, the balconette is meant to be seen. Whether you're giving the pantsuit-and-bra trend a whirl, looking for something to show off under a sheer top, or celebrating Valentine's Day with your significant other, this bra is typically purchased with a specific outfit or special occasion in mind.

The balconette's reputation as an ultra-flattering piece dates back to the '50s when iconic movie star and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe first popularized the style. With its straight neckline, low-cut cups, and wide straps, the balconette bra is designed to emphasize one's natural shape while offering incredible support.

Today, this bra style comes in every print, size, color, and cut imaginable—designers have even created hybrid balconette-style bras like the plunge balconette and the T-shirt balconette. Below, shop our favorite iterations of this iconic bra style, organized by price.

$100 or Less

A balconette bra for everyday wear.

This lacy design from Journelle is the perfect "treat yourself" purchase. 

This lightly-lined balconette T-shirt bra is incredibly practical. 

Addition Elle's balconette bra was designed to be soft, supportive, and comfortable.

$200 or Less

This black lace balconette would look amazing under an oversize blazer.

We love the barely-there style of this Yasmine Eslami bra.

It doesn't get more flattering than this demi-cup balconette bra.

This Fleur du Mal crochet lace bra comes in two more colors.

We're here for the floral embroidery on this Chantelle piece.

$300 or Less


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It doesn't get any better than light-pink silk La Perla.

This Kiki de Montparnasse balconette bra may be our favorite.

We love the silk floral print on this Parah balconette.

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