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Bras » Cleo » Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851) » 32H 32:11

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Fits ribcage83.2
B. perimeter34.1
Stretched Band86.7
Band Length68.1
Cup width15.8
Cup depth31.3
Wire length34.0
Cup height21.9
Cup separation2.4
Gore height7.5
Wing height10.5
Strap width1.9
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    I already wrote a pretty thorough review of this same model in purple, so I will restrict comments in this review to this specific color way. Overall, the fit is really fantastic, this bra fits like it was made for me.

    One thing I was surprised to notice upon opening the package was that this bra is not white and orange as it appears in stock photos, but actually light pink and orange. I'll try to get some photos that reflect this.

    Once again, the little flowers embroidered on the cups show through thin shirts. Not the color, which is what you might ... expect from neon orange, but the texture. This is really disappointing because otherwise this might be my perfect bra! My only very slight quibble is that the wires are just a touch too wide for me, but it doesn't bother me, it's just something I noticed when I took the bra off and saw the marks on my skin.

    As I mentioned in my other review, I bought these in a small lot from someone that was selling them very cheaply. Normally I would go for a 34GG, not a 32H, but these actually fit really well. Now I am left with the conundrum of whether that is due to the incredibly stretchy band or whether these were stretched out by previous owners. I guess I'll never know unless I need to order more...

    Update: After wearing this bra and its twin a few times each, the area of the band right under the gore is not a problem I can overlook. It is sharp and digs in painfully and tends to leave marks that don't go away overnight. It's a shame, because the rest of the band doesn't feel too tight and the cups are like a second skin. Ah well, maybe I'll try it again in my actual size when new colors are released.

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    Blush/neon orange colorway

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      If you check the normal measurements for this bra, you'll see that it normally stretches to around 33.9", so they were definitely stretched out by their previous owner! :)

    • That's amazing, because they look new! Either way, I'll keep them. I had a feeling that might be the case because in Panache bras I'm absolutely a 34 band, it seemed strange that Cleo would be so different!

    • It might also be that Cleo IS a bit different; I keep hearing it called their junior line, and I know that many Panache-pure bras are more expensive.

      Some stretch measurement difference is bound to happen just because not all of us are stretching to the same extent, but I do think 3+" of difference is probably somewhat a wear issue :)

      I would try a 34 and 32 the next time you order!

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      I had this. The gore made me feel sick and it poked in until I finally get rid of this bra for 1.50€ on ebay.de.
      But it looks cute concerning the design.

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    Didn't fit

    If your full on top like me, you will probably need to alter the gore to make this work. Also, I'd go down as much as 2 band sizes to get a propper fit as the band i sooo strechy.

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    Didn't fit

    I love this bra, colour is fantastic and it feels very light.
    The cups are soft and comfortable, but I do find as my boobs settle throughout the day there is some wrinkling at the top. I tried the GG but the wires were too narrow and cups definitely too small, so I think it's more my full on bottom shape than the size.
    The wires do run very high under the arms and were quite painful for the first few wears but have softened off after a few washes and are ok now.
    The band is a bit loose compared to my deco and other cleo bras, but ... not enough to size down, just something to be aware of.
    The shape is incredible, worth putting up with a few minor discomforts. For an unpadded bra, it lifts and rounds like nothing else! It's not the same as a padded or moulded bra, but is wonderful for days when I want something a bit lighter.
    Highly recommend this bra, but be aware of the high wires and slightly loose band.

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    Fits

    Brilliant budget friendly bra. Lovely rounded shape. I wear a 32H in this and wear a 34GG in Panache Clara. Currently only these two models fit me nicely.

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    Didn't fit

    Buy a narrower underwire, narrower center gore, smaller band size.

    Updated on Oct 21, 2016 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I got this bra from a swap group for VERY cheap; I am still working out my size/shape in different brands and wanted to experiment with the various Cleos. Lucky me, it fits pretty well! Normally I wear a 34GG in Panache styles, so I fully expected this band to be too tight at 32H, but other reviews hinted the band on this one is pretty stretchy. I can't say for sure how a brand new one would fit since I believe I'm actually the 3rd owner of this bra, but it looks pretty close to new, and it does indeed fit like a 34 to me (edit: ... I just completed the measurements, and I can actually stretch the band to 35/36 without much trouble!). The cups fit perfectly, there is no gaping/wrinkling anywhere and the (non-stretch) lace at the top of the cup is flat.

    I actually got 2 Cleo Lucy bras from the same owner, and both had a slight modification. The previous owner had sewn the gore together to adjust the angle of the cups (as seen here: http://brasihate.blogspot.com/2012/01/cleo-lucy-review.html) and I just used a seam ripper to undo the alteration on this bra to see if there was a big difference. I don't really notice much difference in the fit, but I've been wearing this purple one for 8 hours now and it feels/looks fine, so I will probably undo the alteration on the other Lucy as well.

    Pros: Cute color (purple!), great rounded/lifted shape (similar to my other Panache bras), seems to fit my larger and smaller breast equally well

    Cons: Embroidered flowers on the cup show through thin shirts (because of the texture, not color), straps are a bit wide (they're right on the outside of my Tail of Spence, but this is a common problem for me), the bottom edge under the gore/cups might be made of razors (I'm hoping this will break in, as the blog post linked above hints)

    Overall I think I can overlook the issues, at least for a few more wears to see how problematic they actually are. As I said, I've been wearing it 8 hours today and other than the bottom of the cups/gore digging a little bit it's pretty comfortable.

    Update: I have now worn this bra for an entire day several times, and I don't think I can overlook the band issue. The length appears to be fine, but the bit right under the gore is very sharp and digs in painfully. Twice now it's left a mark that did not go away overnight, so I think, despite how perfectly the cups fit, I might have to retire this bra and its twin (32H - Cleo » Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851) ).

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    Didn't fit

    Definitely smaller in the cup than the styles I'm used to (Juna, Meg/Lilly). I wear a 32H or 34GG in those, but this one fits like a 32/34G. I wanted to try a bandless one but I would need a 32J, maybe, and then I'd expect the wires would be too wide.
    Cute, though, and seems well made.

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    Didn't fit

    Cups are too big and wrap underarms. Material is a little scratchy. Not enough elastic on upper cup.

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    Didn't fit

    This bra worked really well for me in sizes up to and including a 32GG but it just doesn't work for me in a 32H or 32HH cup there must be something subtly different in the cut in the larger cup sizes. My boobs start at my collarbone, I think they are average on the top, firm and bottom heavy with lots of projection.

    Black colorway

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    Didn't fit

    Fits a bit large I think. I've been dying for a yellow bra as long as I can remember, and this is a Lovely yellow sun color, but clashes with my particular skintone. I need something a bit more pastel-y.

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    Updated on Jul 28, 2014 Flag this


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