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Blake Balconnet Bra (9151)

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  1. 4
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    30E

    Didn't fit

    Shape: round, projected, even to FoB, close set, on the narrow end of average root width.

    Holy heck, Cleo, what's with the stretchy bands lately? This is the second new colorway with a ridiculously stretchy 30 band I've had to send back (the first was a Cleo Marcie in Bluebell). It's SO stretchy you guys. I could fasten this on the tightest (!!) hook right from the get go. All the fit pictures are of the band on the tightest hook - it's a mess otherwise. On the loosest hook, there is so much gapping and wrinkling in the cup, the gore pops up off my sternum if ... I move in any direction that isn't chest forward, and the band is creeping up my back. If I move to the tightest hook, it greatly reduces the gapping and wrinkling in the cups, but it's not perfect (note the pronounced wrinkling at the bottom of the cups). The pros are that the shape is nice and rounded, the fabric is soft and comfy, and this colorway is just the best - turquoise and black look excellent together.

    I'm returning and grabbing a 28F to see if that fixes the fit issues, otherwise, too bad.

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    Turquoise colorway

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    Updated on Aug 31, 2016 Flag this


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    • 1

      Itnis amazing how different the bands are now. Skye is very stretchy. I observed the wires distort easily, too. Admittedly, however, the bras are significantly more comfortable to me now.

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      Love4Pollinators it's so weird! Cleo used to be known for super firm bands. For the upcoming Della floral print & Piper longline I'm going to size down to 28F right from the start. My hope is that the bands will be *consistently* stretchy, because if not - so frustrating.

    • Love it!!! I need to get one soon *_*

    • I had the same issue with the pink Blake. I started out on the tightest hooks and it was still too big!

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      I also let my 30E go to grab a 28F band... Love the blue though!

    • 1

      Oooh but I love the blue colorway so much more than the pink one. This is a very nice combo. I too am desperately awaiting the Piper release as well.

    • This reminds me of the color way on one of the tutti bras

    • revisa Yup, this is like a more athleisure take on the powder/blue noir TR Nichole :)

    • Id say that it reminds me about Claudette Fishnet set ;)

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  2. 4
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    32DD

    Fits

    I almost gave up on buying more Cleos after I got bored of my Lucy - as it is way too loose now on me and I stopped wearing it after I start buying Comexims and EM. However, when I saw Blake in the preview it made me to think that I could give a try as it looks very simple. It was great choice - better than my Hettie that I was in love but again is too loose on me - so im trying to sell it and get it in 32DD or 30E instead.
    Blake has so great materials! like a new better Cleo! Fabric feels ... so good quality and is very soft. Also, I love the combination with beige trim. The only think that I don't like is the bow with animal print.
    It gives obviously rounded shape, the wires are narrow enough and works well on me.
    The band is bit loose, I could close it on the tightest hooks however the second set feels comfortable and supportive enough. The band unfortunately is made of 1 layer of mesh - so I think that it may stretch out with the time..
    the straps are not too wide - feels like my EM BM Szmaragd, also are fuly adjustable.
    Overall Im very happy with the purchase and Ill be trying to get it in new blue version *_*

    EDIT:
    Ive got with it panties in 12UK (M, 38) and they fit like real M (38) size. Front is made of the double layer of mesh while back of one layer of the see through mesh.

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    Cerise colorway

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  3. 4
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    28F

    Fits

    The 28F Cleo Blake is my new best fitting bra. This bra gives the rounded Cleo shape (much like Marcie) with no trace of the "in cup quad" that Cleos are prone to, probably because the entire cup is made from the same fabric. (The seams are still visible under tight tee shirts, though). The fabric is understated and comfortable, with most of the support coming from the inside lining fabric. The outer fabric is quite stretchy, and the top of the cup is finished with a piece of beige elastic. I've uploaded closeup pictures from the 28FF I first tried.

    I was able to size down in the cup relative to my usual Cleo size. My guess is that the stretch in the fabric allowed more projection and/or fullness at the gore which I need. I'd suggest that those who usually need larger cups than their measurements indicate may be able to go with their actual measured cup size in this bra.

    The band is medium, sort of between Cleo and Freya in terms of firmness.

    Cerise colorway

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  4. 3
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    30GG

    Fits

    This was one of the 8 bras I tried in my first Amazon Prime Wardrobe Box! (Sadly, 8/8 did NOT fit)
    Out of all 8 bras that I tried, this one fit the best. It wasn't a good enough fit for me to keep the bra, mostly because my larger, left breast had some quadding going on, and the band is a bit too stretchy for my tastes. Plus, I got a weird, upside down 7 (I think that's what it's called?) shape that I really don't like. I didn't try it on with a shirt over it, so maybe it wouldn't even be noticeable, but *I* know it's ... weirdly shaped!
    (I think I've been spoiled by Polish bras. That, or my breasts are primadonnas who demand only bras all the way from Ewa Michalak in Poland and will settle for nothing less, hahaha.)
    The search continues! Anyone have any tips on what I should try next, preferable that's available through Amazon Prime Wardrobe?
    (I do wanna say, it's a bit annoying that Amazon requires UPS only to return these. They sent them to me in a box that's too big for the UPS Drop Off box, of course, and you HAVE to mail it back in the original box. So stupid! So now I gotta figure out how the heck I'm going to send it back without having to drive all over looking for a UPS Store. First world probs, I know. I'm still grumpy about it.)

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    Updated on Jun 02, 2018 Flag this


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      I’m sorry none of your Wardrobe picks worked out.

      I just got a Wardrobe package, also 8 bras, and it was a big plastic bag.

      There are lots of UPS stores. Go on their website and use their locator. You can filter for UPS stores only. I have two within 15 minutes, one is inside a Giant supermarket.

      You can also drop it off at any Staples Shipping Center inside the store near the front. They’ll give you a receipt for it.

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      finallygotboobs Did any of your picks work out? I'm really excited about the Wardrobe, since there are NO STORES near me that sell anything near my bra size. (I believe that's a common problem for a lot of people, unfortunately.)
      Also, I did find out there's a store called Pak Mail that will take UPS packages, and that's really close to my house. Hooray! So my grumpiness has gone away, hahah. I already have another Prime Wardrobe cart ready, with 8 more bras to try, when they receive my return.
      Here's hoping for better results!

    • 1

      Thanks for your measurements! I'm excited Amazon's Prime Wardrobe may help dramatically increase the measurements in our database. That would be so helpful!! Squeal :-)

    • 4

      I know! That's part of why I decided to try all these bras, even though I figured they wouldn't work for me. I was doing the "great bra try-on" and my husband was like, "Is this your bra math homework?" as I was scribbling down all the measurements, hahaha.

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      mandapandarawks they all fit reasonably well but I’m not wowed by any of them. I have enough bras but if any had been super comfy in a color I like I’d keep it. I ordered because I was curious about the bras and curious about Wardrobe.

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      The upside down 7 can be caused by a top small bra, just FYI.

    • 1

      *too

    • Too bad none of the bras worked out this time, mandapandarawks . I would be annoyed at the UPS return requirement, too.

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  5. 3
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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    The Cleo Blake I received runs bigger than the bra it's based on, the Cleo Marcie. I've been a very consistent 28FF cup in Marcie and her clones, so this is something of a surprise. The measurements seem about the same, perhaps it's the cup height or maybe the fabric has more stretch? FWIW, I have short, narrow roots and inner fullness.

    The bra itself is a blue toned pink/red. The cup is made from 2 layers of knit fabric, with a "pebbled" effect on the outer layer, and a smooth inner layer. Unlike Marcie, the upper part of the cup is made from the same fabric as the lower cup, which may be less "in-cup-quad" prone than the lace on most Marcie Clones. The top of the cup is sewn to a piece of pinkish beige elastic, which means that the top of the cup has a smidgen of stretch. YMMV if very FOT or tall rooted.

    The band also seems biggish for Cleo.

    I haven't yet decided whether I'll return or exchange it for a 28F.

    Cerise colorway

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    Updated on Apr 15, 2016 Flag this


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      I was extremely curious how the Blake would fit and I'm glad to see your review! So overall it seems like the Blake is like a slightly larger Marcie in the cup and band? Good to know!

    • Thank you for your review! :D I was hoping I could get away with the Blake as it's a three-part molded bra but if it runs big in the band...probably not since I'm a sub 28er. I wish Cleo offered it in a longline style too, since the bands usually run tighter on those. It'd be cute too in that look.

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      kerniss Thinking it over, I think that because the cup has more stretch than Marcie, it may allow more projection at the lower gore, where (in the fabric clones at least) I get OIGish wrinkling. Maybe I can just use more of the cup? wendybien would know.

      Anyway, I've decided to return it for a 28F! For Science!! (On the VERY positive side, if the 28F cups fit, the overall smaller scale of the wires, etc, would be great for me.)

      @littleology The Blake is not molded, it is a soft knit fabric. The band isn't huge, just biggish for Cleo. Part of the may have been that I didn't fill the cups.

      The only longline I tried was a Freya Totally Tartan, the cups were too small and my back HATED it.

    • Hi acee thanks for your review! Like the others, I too have been hoping someone would talk about the Blake. It's so cute! My shape is sort of full all over, but more-so at the center and bottom. I get wrinking in Lily, and she doesn't stay in my IMF. Do you think Blake is more likely to work for me?

    • Also, any comments on the quality compared to the mesh Cleos?

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      janearmena I have a 28FF Parrot Lily which fits with wrinkling (OIG?) at 5 and 7 o'clock at the gore and minor quad at 1 o'clock on my larger breast, though it does stay in my IMF. My ideal wires would be 4.5-4.75, so I have a lot of unused space at the side of the cup. I'm full everywhere else, though.

      I'd guess that due to the stretch, it will be more forgiving of projection, but I can't say for sure as it's too big for me. The only other 28FF Cleo I've experienced that with was a Swan Lily that I think was mislabelled (it reappeared with the vendor several times after I returned it.)

      Regarding quality, the mesh is a softer, more open "cottonlike" fabric than any other Cleo I've seen. I'd guess it could snag. The finish along the interior of the cup edge doesn't look great, but may make that edge more forgiving. I've uploaded some detail pictures.

    • Wow, thanks! It's very different for Cleo. Seems like it would be nice for summer. Maybe I'll give it a go when it's on sale :-) Thanks!

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  6. 2
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    28F

    Fits

    The Cleo Blake is a nice and supportive bra with an attractive design. As a Panache bra it lives up to the standard, the quality is excellent as always - no loose seams or threads or anything. The band is somewhat looser than a flunking new Panache band, but it isn't an issue.
    It's comfortable to wear, but after slouching or sitting down for a while the edge of the band beneath the cups digs into my skin. This doesn't happen with any other bras. The fabric edge is sort of sharp or rough, which I'm sure could be smoothed out with sandpaper but I'm not willing to ... do that to the fabric... I start noticing after a little while that I'm wearing this bra, it's not as comfortable as the Panache Jasmine.
    So all in all it's a nice bra, not as comfortable as I'd like, but has a cute and simple design. If you've got tub around your stomach I would not recommend this bra for you, as for me it irritated my skin quite a bit where the edge of the band folds with the skin.
    After investigating the details of it, I can see that this bra has more band underneath the underwires. There's more fabrc that extends vertically downward than in the Panache Jasmine; the band is longer/wider below the cups. This might contribute to the band rolling/folding into my tub(tubby, pudge, fat, rolls). The edge of the elastic is what folds and the fabric edge is, as said, sharp.

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      That sounds uncomfortable! Do you have fold over elastic? It might soften the edge.

    • 1

      This is good to know, lunarmonarchy . Thanks for the review.

    • Love4Pollinators I don't have any fold over elastic, but I can get it easily from Ebay. How's it work? Do I sew it along the band?

      learningaboutbras I'm glad you found it helpful! I tried my best to write a professional review to describe the bra's features, and I'm really glad you find this information useful :D

    • 1

      It is usually quite soft and you can sew it along the edge of the band. With such a sharp edge, you may require two layers. Sincerely, I hope you find something that helps.

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      I've done that with fold over and it works great!

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  7. 2
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    30H

    Didn't fit

    Goddamnit Cleo. 32GG stretches over 34 inches, 30H stretches to 31.3 inches. I can't win, can I? All I want is this bra in a true to size band, is that REALLY too much to ask? I can fasten it (my tight UB is 30.5") but it doesn't feel comfortable. There is wire distortion that is pulling the cup shallower and it's also giving the cup a pointy shape that it doesn't normally have.

    Partially adjustable padded straps. Cups narrow, deep. Cups made of two layers, bottom layer is a sturdy mesh, top layer is a geometric stretch lace. Side wing is a single layer of sturdy power ... mesh. Definitely doesn't allow as much room for top fullness as Marcie. Has a good amount of room at the bottom of the cup, but not as much as Lily/Hettie. Average amount of room at the center gore (it might be pulled more flat, will try again with extender and revisit this). Side seam but not side boning, two hook closure. Okay, with an extender the shape isn't as pointy and there seems to be a little more room at the center gore. Note - unlike previous Cleos I own this one has hooks with wide vertical spacing! My extenders don't fit well.

    I bought this bra for the looks, no doubt about it. It's been described as a Bond girl bra and I do get that vibe. Cerise and light peach is a striking combination, the only decoration is a dainty leopard print bow which is just kooky enough for Cleo. The geometrical stretch lace top layer is tasteful and stylish. Hardware is a matching light peach.

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      How annoying about the bands!

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  8. 2
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    28F

    Didn't fit

    I tried a 30E in this bra, liked it, but decided to be picky about the band.

    The band on this 28F is great for my 29-30" underbust.. but the cups are definitely wider on the 28F (5.45" vs 5.2"). And the cups slightly deeper (9.45" vs 9"). Sigh. Just enough to make it not fit the best on me. I find the material is more prone to wrinkling than others, so I don't think I can make it work.

    One observation is that this bra hurts a lot when I do wear it tight. Painful wires like no other. Could that be why the bands run loose? As is I prefer it with at least one row of extenders.

    Cerise colorway

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    Updated on Nov 04, 2016 Flag this


    • This bra's wires hurt me, too. Although I found characteristics to appreciate about Cleo Skye, Blake was an instant return.

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  9. 2
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    30E

    Fits

    I almost gave up on buying more Cleos after I got bored of my Lucy - as it is way too loose now on me and I stopped wearing it after I start buying Comexims and EM. However, when I saw Blake in the preview it made me to think that I could give a try as it looks very simple. It was great choice - better than my Hettie that I was in love but again is too loose on me - so im trying to sell it and get it in 32DD or 30E instead.
    Blake has so great materials! like a new better Cleo! Fabric feels ... so good quality and is very soft. Also, I love the combination with beige trim. The only think that I don't like is the bow with animal print.
    It gives obviously rounded shape, the wires are narrow enough and works well on me.
    The band is bit loose, I could close it on the second set hooks however the loosest set feels comfortable and supportive enough. The band unfortunately is made of 1 layer of mesh - so I think that it may stretch out with the time..
    the straps are not too wide - feels like my EM BM Szmaragd, also are fuly adjustable.
    Overall Im very happy with the purchase and Ill be trying to get it in new blue version *_*


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    Updated on Jul 30, 2016 Flag this


    • Where did you get it from? I was trying to find it online, but I couldn't really find any place selling it except for figleaves!

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      I got it from a swap ;)

    • 1

      I swapped it to her, I got it on ebay originally for around $40!

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  10. 2
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    28F

    Fits

    Very similar in fit to its sister cut, Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) . Marcie has lace at the top of the cup, which wrinkles a little on my smaller boob. Blake has a ribbon on top of the cups, which tacks a little better for me. This bra gives me a slightly better shape than Marcie, and I think its a little more supportive. My only complaint is that this bra is a little stabby! The spots where the strap is sewn onto the cup and the band chafe. I probably won't end up keeping it for this reason.

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    Updated on Apr 20, 2016 Flag this


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