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Bra » Cleo Swimwear » Lucille Padded Bandeau Bikini (0063) » 30E » Bras » Owner


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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length61.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width14.0
Cup depth24.0
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length28.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.5
Gore height9.0
Wing height9.0
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This has a lot of the same fit issues as the 30E - Panache Swimwear » Britt Padded Bandeau Bikini (SW0823) that I also tried on (of course, they're both Panache), so I'm not going to repeat the whole spiel here.

This is also wide and shallow, but it doesn't seem as bad from the side as the Britt did (trick of the pattern maybe?). The wire is also quite a bit closer to my IMF than the Britt was. A lot of what you're seeing under my breast is band and not actually the wire.
The band is incredibly tight, it was really hard for me to fasten by myself, but once it was on it was comfortable. It doesn't feel too tight, just supportive. I assume it'll be looser when it's wet.

I really like the look of this top. Ideally I would like to size up to maybe a 30FF then bend the wires together, but that's not going to happen. I jumped, I bent, I shook, I ran, it doesn't move and neither do I (without straps) so it'll function appropriately at a water park. It's cute, and it was $11, so I think I'm going to keep it.

Update 7/31/15: I wanted to update after I used this and to comment on the bottoms.

The bottoms I got in a US size 6(S)/UK10. They're just as cute as the top and are moderate coverage and a bit more than I usually wear. I'd consider them on the lower end of midrise.
I have the same issue with these as I do most bottoms of any sort. If they fit my backside, they're too loose at the waist. So, I get no cutting, and when dry they look great. When I get in the water, the waist band flutters at my abdomen. I don't think they'd come off, but a tall person could probably see some extra pelvic flesh if they were looking at the right angle.
I'm going to see if I can do something about that since sizing down would probably give me quadbum.

So, the top and swimming. Awesome, the band loosened up in the water like I thought it might. So, despite the difficulty clasping it, 30 is the right choice for me. It's super secure and didn't move despite my throwing my kid around like a ragdoll and getting tossed by my husband in retaliation. After reading the reviews, I was on the watch for some fabric bleeding but I didn't see any. All in all it performed like a decent swimsuit should.

I'm $32 all in on this suit, and I'm pretty happy with it for the remainder of the summer.

Navy Stripe colorway

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Updated on Jul 31, 2015 Flag this

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  • 2

    This is really cute on you! It looks cut very similar to the Britt - you think it has more immediate projection? I think it's adorable. If I could find it that cheap I'd probably try it myself.

  • Thanks!

    It measures the same, but I don't feel as smashed down. It's actually pretty deep at the seam, but as it goes up the side it's very shallow. It's weird!
    Each cup has got about .5" of width I don't need, so as soon as the band relaxes I'm doing some bending.

    It's really cute and better than I had before. Plus it was cheap and it'll work until Ewa or Comexim has one I want :)

  • Great buy for $11, amazing! Looks really good on you.

    Waterparks are the best, congratulations on finding a bikini that's up for it :)

  • 2

    Thanks bubblegum !

    Coming out of a waterslide only to find your breasts achieved freedom from their cloth prison is not my idea of a good time.

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Fit information

On Dec 2015

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)

On Jul 2015

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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