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Fits ribcage0.0
Stretched Band81.0
Band Length66.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width14.0
Cup depth28.0
Depth ratio2.0
Wire length30.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.5
Gore height6.2
Wing height9.5
Strap width1.6
Hooks2
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I have had a lot of bras come into my life this past month. The reining champion is currently 32FF - Cleo » Lily Balconnet Bra (7351) . In fact, I am wearing it right now (after taking off my Chantelle C Chic Sexy Plunge (3641) after it started annoying the heck out of my armpits - More on that in its own review.
Lucy is my 2nd in command when Lily is taking a much need rest after hoisting my lovely lady lumps all day, Lucy is ready to step in and sub.

Now with any sub, they just don't do it quite like your first choice, but you are so very glad to have them around.

Here are my (very few) issues with Lucy:
The very bottom of the cup does not have the same angle as Lily, so my soft breast tissue is more apt to slid down and push the cup with it even after scooping and swooping. I find that I have to adjust more often throughout the day to make sure my breasts are in the cups properly. Annoying, yes. Dealbreaker, no. It still does a better job than most of the bras I tried.

The other issue I have with Lucy is that the very bottom of the gore (the part that touches the top of my stomach) feels sharper than a razor as the day progresses. When I wore it the first time, I felt like I was being stabbed there. Its NOT the wire, its like the fabric is so thin and pulled so taut between the wires that it is less forgiving of my stomach area being slightly less than flat. I think its because its not a full banded bra like Lily. Maybe this will go away with time, and wear and washings, so I don't consider this a deal breaker either. For one thing, it does help remind me when my stomach is full.

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    I feel the same way about Lucy and Lily! I find that the top portion of Lucy's cups is too firm and can smush my boobs until they pop out the top. I also feel like I hang low and wide in it, whereas Lily pulls everything up and forward really well. You might want to try Panache Envy - it's my fave (in 32F, but I wear Lily and Lucy in 32FF) right now.

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    I'm really glad the purchase worked out for you! I sized down in both bras, got them in, and love them, too!

  • now that could explain why Envy wasn't good for me, Erin ( Lilys successor) is my best too but the Marcie cuts are my subs so maybe Envy wasn't full enough on top for me??? Am waiting for the next Floris to try that

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    vexingbet, what you say here sums it up perfectly for me "I also feel like I hang low and wide in it, whereas Lily pulls everything up and forward really well."

    It must be the mesh on Lucy that is more flexible and allows that low-wideness, but again, it still works in a pinch.

    Needless to say, I placed an order for Envy and Jasmine, Meg and others that are supposed to be cut similar to Lily. I never knew what immediate projection meant till now.

    courtnelius , GIRL, I am beyond happy it worked for me. So glad to have been able to find something, and the bras are in great condition. Thank you!

  • I think you'll like Envy and Jasmine. Jasmine's cups are good -- firm on the bottom and stretchy on top -- but the wires are a bit too long/wide to be totally comfortable on me. Hoping to get my hands on Meg and the newest Meg/Lily "twin," Erin, and see how those two work for me.

  • Erin? Do tell!
    And I miss typed earlier, I am on the hunt for meg too, but I have Melissa coming. Basically, I am waiting (not so patiently) for the following to come in the mail. Cleo- Chloe, melissa, @Marcie (tried her before in 32F- Candy Pink colorway and it was a bit too small)@Freya Ellie & @Pollyanna (have her now but shes a 34E, and too big in the band) And then the Jasmine & Envy.
    Have you tried, @Cleo Ellis? I'm wearing her today, and I need a bit more cup, even though she is open on top.

  • I think Erin is new this season and replacing Lily, so they should be similar, like Meg and Lily are.

    I haven't tried Ellis yet, or the others you've listed there. I keep looking at her and Panache Floris, but I haven't bought either yet.

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    Ellis reminds me of Lucy, except its more open on top than Lucy, and the cups are more firm in general. Then the lace is flexible and relaxed. I get lots of great cleavage in this bra, and boobs are right in your face. Makes my FOB breast look FOT.
    I'll be sure to tag you when I finally get my hands on and boobs into them. :)

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    Looking forward to it :) I'm already quite FOT, so Ellis sounds like it might give me a bit too much va-va-voom, haha. But I suppose you never know until you try.

  • I just got the Melissa, and it is perfect. If you like the Lily, I bet you will love the Melissa. The band runs a bit tighter than either Lily or Lucy, FYI. I have an Ellis and a Bella on order, but they could get cancelled; that's how this supplier is.

    @Braphobic, dish on the Jasmine and Envy if you get them. I'm afraid of Panache (non-Cleo) ever since I got an Emily and it's way too closed on top.

    Really want the Erin!

    Did anyone find different fits in different colorways for the Lily? My Aqua runs tighter in the cup than my Parrot, and they were both from Zulily.

  • Jasmine seems very open on top to me -- super stretchy, even moreso than Envy.

    As for Lily, I can't figure out exactly what the difference is, but I like the way the parrot looks better than the aqua. I'm positive there's a subtle difference in fit, but it's so subtle that I can't even tell what it is.


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