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Bras » Cleo Swimwear » Cassie Longline Padded Balconnet Bikini (0153)

Cassie Longline Padded Balconnet Bikini (0153)

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This bra is discontinued.

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  1. 7
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    32G

    Fits

    *Warning, long review:
    Ever since first seeing promo pics of this bikini, I've been drooling over it like crazy. I love the look of longlines!! However, longline bras normally don't tend to work on me, mostly because of bands flipping up. Furthermore there was hardly any review/measurement info available on Cassie. So I was a bit hesitant. Then Evadne wrote a review on it - around my size range - this was really helpful and made me want it even more..

    Sadly this beautiful bikini was quite pricey, so I took some chances hunting down a cheaper one.
    Having learned it ran small in the band ... but large-ish in the cups, I thought I would need a 32FF (normally I'm 30GG but I have a bigger band / smaller cup-tolerance policy for bikinis). As this size was already sold out, I tried a 20% discounted top from Bellelingerie in 32F. However that turned out to be waaayyy too small - 2 sizes at least.

    Everything else seemed either sold out or full price :( But then - miraculously - a 35% discounted 32G turned up on Amazon!! With matching bottoms, similarly reduced in price! Divine intervention? So anyway I couldn't resist ordering the full set: top, brief and high waist brief ;)

    *add drumroll.....*
    This 32G works well on me and I'm REALLY pleased with it!!

    Technically it's still slightly too small - some quadboob going on. But since Cassie is quite FoT friendly, it mostly looks cleavage-ey ;) Wires are perfect, they encase my tissue brilliantly. Surprisingly the band does not even flip up on me! (so far - walking around in it at home). However the band really is quite tight indeed; normally I mostly wear 30 bands but in this, sizing up to 32 was inevitable - and I would even consider a 34! Think this runs like a 30GG?

    Slight point of (self)criticism, the chub on my tummy is not really flattered by the tight band. Pictures might look ok, but admittedly I didn't upload the least flattering ones. Still, the 32 feels extremely sturdy and not uncomfortable at all. Like something I could really splash around in! (*last time I went swimming in a Pour Moi bikini, I actually lost both my top & bottoms underwater, when diving off a 20ft / 6m diving board.. > embarrassing < So sturdy tops are VERY welcome :p*)

    About the bottoms, I was unsure whether I would like the high- or lower waist ones better. Got both in size 14/L.
    Turns out, even considering the belly issues I just mentioned, the low rise bikini bottoms are my preferred choice! In a weird way, the high raise ones seem to accentuate my hip/stomach area? Apparently I can't pull off the real pin up look. So anyway, I'll be keeping the low ones and reselling the high waist ones (UK size 14 / L - running kind of tight in the waist).


    All in all, recap: I don't mind the quadboob. Band is tight, but feels fine. Tummy chub I'll just have to get rid of ;) - or if not, I think I'm still ok with the way this bikini looks. Fabrics are great, thick and seem to have long-lasting potential. Print and colours are everything I hoped for and more. Very vibrant and cheerful :) Wow, this bikini is SO pretty imo! Really lived up to my expectations. Love it <3

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    • gorgeous!

    • dbmamaz thank you! ^_^

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      This looks amazing on you! The pattern is awesome and those high waisted bottoms rock.

    • It looks great! Lucky lucky indeed finding it discounted like that.

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      Thanks Happy2BraShop - but still think I can't do the high waist :/ I thought it would be slimming, but it's not? (could upload a bad picture)

      And yeah very lucky indeed jlcl119 - guess me and Cassie were meant to be after all ;)

    • It looks so adorable on you! If it makes you feel any better, I find that high waist normally creates a bulge on me too. Somehow they always manage to hit at the worst place (or it's the elastic? I love high waisted pants and shorts when I can tuck my shirts, but for swim and panties it just isn't all that flattering on me.

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      Ahh that's kind PetiteCollegiate :)

      Know what you mean, I do have some high waisted jeans that look great, but these briefs I'm just unsure about.

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      Edit: (and by no way do I mean to whine or overanalyze, as I'm extremely happy with this bikini (+ low briefs) as it is!!)

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      FWIW, I think the high waist are cute and look how they should :)

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      It looks great! You're making me wish I got one of the matching bottoms, haha.
      It's interesting how small it was coming up for you. I guess my short roots really impact the fit on me more than I would have thought.

      I wore Cassie to the beach today and swam in the ocean. Unfortunately, because of how open it is on top, my boobs kept trying to float up and out of it. You might fare better, but if you do go swimming, double check your boobs before you get out of the water... just to be safe :p

    • :) Thanks again for your review which convinced me to buy it! Really interesting indeed to see how our fit issues varied.

      Because the cups are snug on me it does feel very secure. But I'll certainly heed your advice when I take this for a swim!

      Btw I would send you my high waist bottoms (shipping only) but guess the L would be big on you? (my hips & butt are quite pronounced).

      There's actually a discounted brief (M) from Bare Necessities here: http://www.amazon.com/Cleo-Panache-Cassie-Bikini-Bottom/dp/B00UYRY1FO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1438302156&sr=8-3&keywords=Cassie+Cleo

    • I know the long waist look kinda old, but I swear they make you look like a perfect 50s pinup!

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  2. 4
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    32F

    Didn't fit


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      I agree, I wish more bikinis would utilize a metal clasp like Comexim instead of the plastic one! I had a bad experience with my 32HH - Curvy Kate ยป Pebble Moulded Bikini Top (CS6031) a couple of years ago -- the plastic clasp broke while I was in the ocean. Talk about embarrassing. That clasp was quite thin and flimsy compared to how your Cassie looks, so hopefully you won't have the misfortune I experienced!

      I would be interested in your possible future post of mixing/matching bikini tops and bottoms! I just don't have an eye for that kind of thing (I am one to copy looks from mannequins or from other people I see online rather than create my own, haha), so it would be helpful to see how you mix them.

    • Thanks a lot for reviewing this!

      I've been drooling over Cassie since before it came out.. Now you've made me want to go ahead and buy it ;) Can't really justify an extra bikini.. But it's so vibrant and pretty! Looks great on you btw.

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      Ahh, BumbleBean! That's a thing of nightmares! I'd be skeptical of every plastic clasp after something like that. Not cool.
      In that case, I think I'll have to write up the post as soon as I have a couple hours to kill. :D

      bubblegum Thanks! It is pretty awesome! Glad I could be a bad influence ;)

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  3. 0
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    30E

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    Very firm band and tall cups. I would definitely size up in the band and down in the cups if I was going to try it again. I probably would have preferred 32D when I was in this size range.

    I needed to have this set when I first saw the print. My idea was to buy the longline and the high waisted bottom for more coverage at the pool. Sadly, neither piece was comfortable on me. Since it wasn't the right size, I found myself constantly fiddling with the straps and cups to make it look right. I even tried putting an EM cookie in the smaller side to fill it out better.

    Despite going by the recommended measurements for the bottom, XS was also way too tight, and I probably needed more like a medium. Turns out the high-waisted look isn't flattering on my short torso at all, anyway, so I'd go for the regular bikini next time. I ended up wearing an old blue bikini bottom with it most of the time.

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  4. 0
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    28E

    Fits

    First impression of this bikini: The print is really beautiful. I was surprised by how bright the neon orange trim and clasp are, but I think it looks good. I think the colors are just bright enough for a summer-y feel without feeling super neon.

    The fit: Luckily for me, the band runs tight and firm. Since the two halves of the clasp overlay when you put it on, I only included one side of the clasp in the band measurements. I'd say the cups are rather open on top since I have tall roots and am FOT. This bikini also definitely has more center than outer fullness. There ... is some gapping near the gore, but it's not noticeable. If I had any more outer fullness near the straps, I'd be quadding there. The width and projection of the cups are around average.

    The side boning is very soft and flexible. I didn't even realize it was there. The straps are very thick, but they're not wide-set so it's not a problem.

    Some additional random measurements I took, in case anyone is curious:
    Elastic width: 0.8 in
    Distance from bottom of underwire to elastic: ~1 in

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  5. there's a defect with these- there's extra material in the gore panel that keeps the underwires from fully tacking.

    even though I'm closer to a 26E than a 30D, the longline does its job. plus it's beautiful.

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  6. 0
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    38G

    Didn't fit

    This used to fit me well until I lost weight, now it's too big all over.

    When it did fit, it gave great coverage and decent lift for a bikini top. The band in the cleo swim tops tends to run tight. I sized up to my next up sister size even though I was in a 36, I got this in a 38 and it was just the right tightness.

    I have flared ribs so this top, as well as just about any other longline bra tends to roll up.

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    34E

    Didn't fit

    I shouldn't have ordered this in the middle of winter! I've dropped some weight and now the band is too large. Oddly, the 32 was very not stretchy, but this one is true to size. The cup volume seems correct so I'll be going down to a 32F. I find the wires to not be as wide as usual panache. They give great upward lift but they're a little bit tall.

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    32FF

    Didn't fit

    This top is GORGEOUS, but boy does it give me hell wearing it! I have flared ribs and a big tummy and it tends to flip upward. The cups, which have a vertical seam halfcup construction, are quite tall so there's a bit of gap at the top, which gets worse as my boobs settle into it and I have to find somewhere to re-scoop and swoop. The stupid back hook even popped open on me one time, while I was just sitting in the hot tub!

    If I see it on sale I would probably replace it with a 34E. 32FF is my normal Cleo size.

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    Updated on Dec 18, 2015 Flag this


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  9. 0
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    32G

    Didn't fit

    Beautiful print. Feels really well made. I was surprised at how sturdy it is.

    Unfortunately, the cups are one or two sizes to big. There is a significant amount of gaping at the top and the wings and gore come up too high because of how big it is on me.

    The band is between a 30 and 32. It feels great, perfect fit for a bikini as is not to tight but still supportive.

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    Updated on Jun 24, 2015 Flag this


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    28E

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jan 15, 2017