- Center gore placement:
- Doesn't lie flat against sternum
- Top of the cup:
- Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
- Cup's width:
- There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)
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A pretty, unlined lace bra, which is supposed to suit full-on-top shapes. I'm not 100% sure about this shade of yellow with my skin-tone - I do think it looks lovely and summery when standing in the sun (see one of my photos) but I can't guarantee I'll always be in a position to stand in the sun or even that it will be sunny, so this may not be useful. Marcie colourways range from gorgeous (the rich red/burgundy version) to being rather an acquired taste, and for me this one falls into the latter category.
Fit-wise the cups on the 28DD are too small for me and I'm quadboobing out of them. The gore tacks at the top but not the bottom - obviously a cup-size issue, as it tacks fully in the 28E - and the cups are a little too wide for me, but wearable. The band is quite tight, although the cups being too small no doubt makes it feel tighter than it otherwise would. The gore is high and poky, a typical Cleo feature from what I understand.
I ended up returning this bra and getting the 28E instead, and while the depth and volume of the cups were much better, the wires were far too wide. Ideally I would need the volume of a 28E combined with the wires of the 28DD. This is a little frustrating because I really do like unlined Cleos rather a lot - they're a ton better on me than unlined Freyas and actually give me a decent shape, something I didn't think was possible in an unlined bra. I'm going to continue to persist with them, painful wires notwithstanding, as I don't know of a better unlined alternative right now (though I find the Lily a slightly better fit than the Marcie due to the wires being a bit narrower).
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Updated on Dec 19, 2014 Flag this