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Bras » Cleo » Blake Balconnet Bra (9151) » 28FF 28:8

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Fits ribcage68.9
B. perimeter31.0
Stretched Band70.1
Band Length59.2
Cup width13.5
Cup depth25.0
Wire length24.8
Cup height16.3
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.2
Wing height9.5
Strap width1.5

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  1. 3

    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

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Apr 15, 2016 Flag this

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    • 1

      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.

    • 2

      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?

    • 1

      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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    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 04, 2018

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    Turquoise colorway

    Added on Sep 12, 2018

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    Didn't write a review

    Added on Feb 15, 2017