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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length61.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width12.5
Cup depth22.0
Depth ratio1.8
Wire length21.5
Cup height14.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.4
Wing height8.5
Strap width1.4
Hooks2
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Index30:5
EU65DD
UK30DD
FR80DD
AUS8DD
US30DD

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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, but unfortunately I waited too long on the Dusty Rose and the 28E was sold out, so I decided to try the sister size of 30DD. I was hesitant about the 30DD because I originally felt that the 30D Marcie wasn't super secure (when that was my size), which I attributed to the band. However, the 30DD feels pretty good, although the band is 4 cm/1.5" longer. I'm not sure why this works for me now, but I'm glad it does. It feels identical to the 28E for me, but obviously the band is not as tight. I think this is a good option for me when I don't want a bra band that's super snug for comfort reasons.

The cups measure identically between the 28E and 30DD, so this is a good example of where cups are not graded with the band (at least in this size range) and you can safely sister size without the cups changing proportions. Some of my Marcies are a little deeper in the cup than others, and this is one of the slightly deeper ones, but it basically fits the same.

The only thing I don't love about this bra is the color. The Dusty Rose is a deeper, rosier pink mauve than I had expected. I thought it would be a softer, lighter rose pink. I also don't understand the use of taupe grey trims and hardware, as it just looks weird. A nicer pop of color would've been pale lavender, sky blue, or soft buttercup. Given that I also didn't like the color combination of the Olive/Coral that I ordered at the same time, the same designer was probably responsible for both color choices.

Note that this is for the older version, with no printed text on the underwires.

If you're still trying to get your hands on Marcie before she's totally gone, give the sister sizes a try. The firm bands should work if you have to size up, and you can always add an extender if you need to go one size down.

Dusty Rose colorway

Updated on Jul 25, 2020 Flag this


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