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16 Gorgeous Demi-Cup Bras (and Why You’ll Love Them)

  |   By Estelle Puleston

The hunt for the perfect bra can be a difficult one. You not only need to find the right size, but you also need the right style for your particular breast shape. Tall and molded cups work better on fuller breasts, for example. Front fastenings work best on those with wide-set breasts. But there’s one bra style that suits almost everyone who tries it: the demi-cup.

Demi-cup bras are also called half cups because they cover roughly half the breast. In practice, this means that the cup stops an inch or two above the nipple. Unlike a plunge, which is low at the center and high at the outer edge, a demi is quite low all over. You'll find some demis cut almost straight across. We call this a ‘balconette’ bra.

The demi-cup is an underwired bra style. The wires are short, a shallow ‘U’ shape compared to deep ‘U’ of a full-cup bra. That’s good news if they ever poke you at the underarm. These likely won’t reach high enough to do that!

But there’s more to the demi-cups popularity than just comfort. People love them because of their versatility. The cups don’t come up very high, which makes them a sexy, skin-baring choice for the bedroom. But it also makes them very practical. Combined with straps that are placed far off to the sides, demi-cup bras easily stay hidden under most necklines.

Demi/half cup bras are available in a variety of styles, from smooth t-shirt cups to fancy lace. They’re one of the most common bra shapes around. But to help you start your search for the perfect demi, here are 16 of my current favorites:

Up to $50

demi-cup bras

Dark Rose Embroidered Balconette Bra
Available in sizes 30B-36DD
via Boux Avenue

demi-cup bras

Jardin Rose Balcony Bra by Reger by Janet Reger
Available in sizes 32AA-38D
via Debenhams

demi-cup bras

Sweetest Sin Demi Bra
Available in sizes 32B-38C
via Blush

demi-cup bras

Stella Lurex Lace Quarter Cup / Balconette Bra
Available in sizes 32A-36C
via Figleaves

demi-cup bras

Adorn Balcony Bra
Available in US sizes 32A-42H
via Ann Summers

Up to $100

demi-cup bras

Adriana Half Pad Balconette Bra
Available in sizes 32A-38C
via Dora Larsen

demi-cup bras

Torrid Curve Body™ Floral T-Shirt Bra
Available in sizes 38B-50H
via Torrid

demi-cup bras

Chanée Bra
Available in US sizes 32A-36G
via Honey Birdette

demi-cup bras

Beatrix Red Placement Stripe Demi Bra
Available in US sizes 30DD-42I
via Playful Promises

demi-cup bras

Sofia Delicate Flowers Balconette Bra
Available in sizes 34B-40C
via Intimissimi

demi-cup bras

Tulip Lace Push Up Bra
Available in sizes 32C-46H
via Curvy Couture

Over $100

demi-cup bras

Saga Underwire Demi Bra by Simone Pérèle
Available in sizes 32B-36DD
via Nordstrom

demi-cup bras

Rêve Éveillé Half Cup Bra
Available in sizes 32B-38C
via Aubade

demi-cup bras

Blue Dahlia Bra
Available in sizes 32D-36D
via Gilda & Pearl

demi-cup bras

Dressing Floral Half Cup Bra by Lise Charmel
Available in sizes 32B-36E
via Sugar Cookies NYC

demi-cup bras

Sensual Lace-Trim Underwire Balconette Bra by Kiki de Montparnasse
Available in sizes 32B-36D
via Neiman Marcus

Do you wear demi-cup bras often? Do you have a favorite brand?

 

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.
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