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Bras » Cleo » Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851) » 32J 32:13

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Fits ribcage84.4
B. perimeter41.1
Stretched Band88.2
Band Length67.1
Cup width17.1
Cup depth35.9
Wire length37.4
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.4
Gore height8.1
Wing height12.1
Strap width2.0
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    I will post pictures when I have a chance, but for now.... This is my second Cleo bra and will most likely be my last. This bra introduces all sorts of issues that I've either never encountered before or never encountered to this extent.
    The first issue is the gore. It is both fairly tall and fairly wide. I do generally prefer wider and taller gores, and generally my issue is that they're too short. This bra has a combination of width and height that is too much for me however.
    My next issue is with the straps. For the first time ever, I have found a bra where the ... straps don't adjust long enough for me. As a result, the band rides up pretty substantially. Since the band rides up so much (and also due to the underwire setup which makes it hard to try the bra on backwards) I can't really evaluate the fit of the band. But it doesn't feel tight despite the fact that it isn't level, so it may be just a little bit big.
    The biggest issue however is with the cups. They underwires are quite tall and would probably poke me in the armpit if it weren't for the fact that the wires are so wide that they go all the way to the back of my ribcage (which makes armpit poking a nonissue). The fabric of the cup however does rub at my armpits because the wings are fairly tall. The cup itself has a little bit of gaping at the top on the left side and a lot on the right side in a neutral position. When I pull my shoulders back, the left side lays pretty flat while the right side still has a bit of gaping. It's really hard to say if this is due to a size or shape issue though simply because of how many issues I have with the shape.

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    • It's probably a shape issue. Lucy and Kali are odd ones in our size. They only seem to work if you alter the gore, otherwise the gore is too wide and the cups are too wide and shallow. I (and many others) have had success with other Cleo cuts like Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) and Cleo Lily. I wear mostly only Polish bras (narrow, deep cups, narrow gore) with the exception of the 3 Marcies and 2 Lilys I have. I like their fit and shape better than unpadded Ewa Michalak bras.

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    Didn't fit

    Really pretty bra, but had to return it because the 32J cup was just a bit too big for me, after earlier having tried a 34GG cup and ended up with quad boob across the top for too small of a cup. The top edge of the cup does seem loose enough to work for my full on top shape, and I just need to split the difference and try a 32HH next time.

    With the cup being too big, the underwires came very far around my body to on my back, and also very high to poke at the back area of my underarm/back. The smaller size earlier didn't poke me, but was still fairly wide, so it seems like this bra would work well for wide-set shape and needing very high underwires but still not as covering up as a full coverage style.

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    Hasn't set fit

    I love this bra and at first I thought it might be the one for me, but sadly after wearing for a short while, it began to cause pain under my right breast. Not sure if the immediate projection is not quite enough....I didn't quite fill the top of the cups, but it was so close it wouldn't matter as it wasn't obvious under clothes. Such a shame, I feel like I'd need to try a cup size up but that doesn't exist (and might then be too big at the top anyway).

    Black colorway

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    Didn't fit

    This is my second Cleo bra and will most likely be my last. This bra introduces all sorts of issues that I've either never encountered before or never encountered to this extent.
    The first issue is the gore. It is both fairly tall and fairly wide. I do generally prefer wider and taller gores, and generally my issue is that they're too short. This bra has a combination of width and height that is too much for me however.
    My next issue is with the straps. For the first time ever, I have found a bra where the straps don't adjust long enough for me. As a result, the band ... rides up pretty substantially. Since the band rides up so much (and also due to the underwire setup which makes it hard to try the bra on backwards) I can't really evaluate the fit of the band. But it doesn't feel tight despite the fact that it isn't level, so it may be just a little bit big.
    The biggest issue however is with the cups. They underwires are quite tall and would probably poke me in the armpit if it weren't for the fact that the wires are so wide that they go all the way to the back of my ribcage (which makes armpit poking a nonissue). The fabric of the cup however does rub at my armpits because the wings are fairly tall. The cup itself has a little bit of gaping at the top on the left side and a lot on the right side in a neutral position. When I pull my shoulders back, the left side lays pretty flat while the right side still has a bit of gaping. It's really hard to say if this is due to a size or shape issue though simply because of how many issues I have with the shape.

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    Fits

    Another Cleo Lucy! This fits as well as the other, so there's definitely consistency in this model. The fabric may be slightly more comfortable in this purple-and-pink colorway than in the red I tried. Time will tell.

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    Fits

    I have finally discovered the famous Cleo shape! I had to loosen the straps to avoid it cutting in on top, but it appears to fit after adjusting. I may need to take in the gore to compensate for my inner fullness, but it's wearable as is. The fabric is a little rough.

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    Didn't fit

    I grabbed the Lucy in the red colorway. It's a really lovely color. The inner lining of the cups is quite silky, which was a nice surprise! By adjusting the straps to their longest setting, I was able to reduce the quadboob, but I probably need a 32JJ (which Cleo does not make). It's still wearable. The band feels firm, but not too tight and the cups seemed a good width. The wires were less wide than my @Panache bras but not by a huge margin. It seems to give a nice shape, too.

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    Didn't fit

    The fabric is very thin, so the wires can poke. However, it is supportive and gives me a great shape.

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    Didn't fit

    My only complaint about the Lucy is the wires are a bit too long, but with a little bending of the wires, it became much more comfortable!

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    Didn't fit

    This bra, like other panache bras, has wide wires. I ws hoping cleo would have narrower wires, but I have not found this to be true. It is not really a good fit for a somewhat narrow, full on top bust, like mine. However, with that being said, it is of great quality and pretty. The band is stretchy, but not overly so and strap seperation is average. The underwires poke badly in my underarms, but this really is the best fitting bra I have so I will make do until I get a better fitting bra.
    ** Update**

    This bra is unwearable for me because of the underwires after ... a couple wears. I looked back at my pictures and realized I was actually stretching the underwires because the band was so stretched. Stretchy bands are not always a good thing. I put the bra on without fastening the back and lo and behold, the underwires are NOT too wide, just too tall under my arms and too short at the sternum. Also the cups are gaping badly. I am going to try for a 34 H in Cleo and see if that helps.

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