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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length57.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width12.7
Cup depth21.5
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length21.5
Cup height14.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.7
Wing height8.5
Strap width1.4
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Marcie was one of my best fitting bras when I was a 28DD/30D size, and I wore it all last summer. It was absolutely perfect for the hot weather! However, since my cup size gain, I decided to size up to the 28E. I had tried 28E once in the past when I was the smaller size since 28DD wasn't available, but it was way too big. Now, it fits me quite well, and even runs snug.

I ended up picking up two more discontinued colors via eBay, and snagged this one. It fits quite well and is consistent with the Black and Nude Marcies that fit me. The only thing I don't love about this is the color, as I find army green to be a strange colorway for a bra, and I think the coral accents just look weird. Unfortunately it was the only color left in my size that I didn't already own.

I originally just felt that the 30D Marcie was good, but not great. It just didn't feel all that stable for some reason, even though the band didn't seem too big. Since switching down to the 28 band, this problem has been eliminated. The bra feels secure and stays in place. The 3 piece up shape, which is very similar to Curvy Kate Florence and Cleo Lucy/Kali, fits me really well. There's no gapping or bagginess in the upper cup, an area I typically struggle with. I think this is because Marcie's upper cup is cut to be very shallow and is slightly open, so it adjusts to fit, while upper cups that are cut to be more projected and closed off don't work without appropriate upper fullness. I also don't find that the cups cut into my tall roots, which is great. Marcie gives me a lifted, rounded shape that looks great and feels comfortable.

I've found, however, that version of the bras with no printed text on the underwires fit me best. Some of the bras are made in China and some in Thailand, but the older model without printed underwires all fit well. However, there's something weird about the versions that have the print on the underwires, and I am not sure why. I've ended up reordering and swapping out every Marcie to be sure I get the older version.

One problem I tend to get with Marcie is that the underwires tend to behave oddly at the gore without some adjustment. Some of them cross at the gore, and others just poke inward until the bra is properly adjusted. Once it's adjusted, there's no issues with comfort, but it could be why many other people have commented that Marcie's wires are uncomfortable.

This is a 3 piece soft mesh cup, with double-lined bottom cups. The upper cup is fantastic on this bra, since it's embroidered mesh with no additional edge elastic. The natural stretch of the fabric helps it fit a number of different breast shapes without being too closed-off. The cups are embroidered with polka dots and the upper cup is embroidered with butterflies, but the embroidery and seams are not visible under clothing. Straps are nice and wide, and I like the texture, which helps keep the straps in place. The band is firm powermesh with a leotard back. Unlike Lucy, Marcie has a full band, so it feels extra secure on me.

I own this bra in 3 colors in 30D, 1 color in 30DD, 3 colors in 28E, and have also tried the 28F. Currently, 28E fits me best, though the overall bra feels a bit snug now. I tried sizing up to 28F but it was way too deep and tall in the cups. For now, 28E Marcie is still my best-fitting unlined bra. It's a bummer that it's finally been discontinued!

Khaki/Coral colorway

Updated on Jul 25, 2020 Flag this

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