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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band81.3
Band Length62.2
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width12.7
Cup depth22.9
Depth ratio1.8
Wire length25.4
Cup height14.0
Cup separation2.5
Gore height6.4
Wing height8.9
Strap width1.3
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Ah, Marcie!
Marcie, Marcie, Marcie. You lured me away from Poland with promises of wispy soft blue hues, coral accents, and firm bands.
Then you broke my heart with your purple truth, your TRAFFIC CONE NEON ORANGE highlights, and your Freya level stretchy band :''(
Horribly deceitful and horribly expensive!

I so badly want a soft cup bra that gives great shape that is in a cool hue. All Ewa has coming out in my SM are pinks, and no, no more pinks please. So I wandered to Marcie, because in promo images Bluebell is gorgeous, like a hydrangea. The trimmings and bows look like a bright coral, which is pretty against the blue.
Either my monitor sucks or the promotional images do, and I'm telling you that with my husband's computer obsession, I'm pretty sure it's not my monitor.
This is purple in real life. Nothing against purple, but it's not what I wanted. The accents are neon, so bright, and I hate them.
The disappointment is real people!

As for fit, the band is so incredibly stretchy. I bought a 30, because Cleo Marcie is notorious for running tight in most colorways. I had 28 banded Marcies way back when red was new and they were torture to my ribs. So up to 30 I went. It easily stretched to 32" and frankly I probably could have pulled it to at least 33" if not maybe 34". In my pictures you can see it push up into my lats and give me a nice big bulge over the band.

The cups were okay. The wires aren't too bad until they suddenly widen out at the top by my armpit.
Immediate projection was okay. There could have been more or maybe I could have used a cup up.
I had some looseness at the top, but I expected it, Marcie is more suited to FoT shapes and I am even, functionally FoB. So, I don't fault her for that.

I noped right out of this bra. It's going back and I'm not reordering it. If it ever makes it to a clearance price (and I mean less than $20) then perhaps I'd revisit it. Get a smaller band size, remove all the awful orange trim, because I still badly want a cool toned soft bra.
I know this review is brief, but I didn't wear the bra that long, mostly just long enough for pictures.

Bluebell colorway

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  • I like the color of the bra, and I could even deal with the orange bow, but that orange trim on the bottom has to go! I recently got a Marcie in nude in my normal band size, and the band was tight the first time I wore it, but it loosened up very quickly. Granted, I seem to have lost 1/2 inch around my ribcage, since I put my measurements in Bratabase, but I don't think it should have made that much of a difference.

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    I actually don't mind the main color. It's a lot more purple in real life than it is in any photo but it isn't bad. It just isn't what I wanted.
    The bottom trim would be really easy to remove. The only orange that'd be left is the hardware, but you can't see any of that while you're wearing it anyway.

  • I think what I miss most about VS is that they actually could match colors properly!

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    Oh, i dont like the orange at all. I have only one Marcie, a raspberry. I also ordered a band size up after someone here said they run tight and immediately sent it bak for my normal band size - which was still kinda stretchy. i've gone up a cup size but its stretched out so much i can still wear it . . .

    its a shame because its such an easy fit, but its horrible quality

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