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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band91.4
Band Length68.6
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width15.2
Cup depth34.3
Depth ratio2.3
Wire length34.3
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.5
Gore height7.6
Wing height10.2
Strap width1.9
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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: 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) ).

Purple colorway

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Updated on Sep 29, 2016 Flag this

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