*Size*: runs a size small I would recommend getting a size up in band in this style. I'm a generic 28E and, after looking at the measurements, I got a 30E offline. Luckily, my intuition was correct and it fits. The darcy runs about a size too small in the cup and band.
*Fit*: perfect for my wide-rooted, pointy boobs This bra fits my wide-rooted, pointy boobs very well, best out of all the ones I have tried so far. After scooping and swooping, it keeps all my boob in the cups without any shifting, it doesn't gape or quadboob at the top, and it is fill up all the ...way to the underwires. My boobs have a little distance between them in the middle, so the gore tacks easily and doesn't cut into my breasts, and it doesn't stab me in the sternum either! I have to put the band on the smallest hook since I'm normally a 28 and this is kind of a stretchy bra, but it runs very small so it's actually perfect. Doesn't migrate up my back. Since it's a balconette it tends to want to cut into my peck-boob fat on the sides, but I'm not holding that against it since it's my fault I bought another balconette knowing that I have very narrow shoulders.
*Comfort*: nice daily bra Very comfortable bra. The fabric is smooth, the straps are wide and sturdy, and the lace actually doesn't itch. The lining on the inside of the cups is soft and the inside seem is covered with satin so it doesn't itch. My only issue is one that I have with every padded bra.....they're so damn hot! Ugh! If its warm out I end up sweating in between and on the sides of my boobs. Ah well, otherwise its very comfortable. However, if you have a problem with gores stabbing you I would suggest bending the very top of the middle underwires a bit. If I sit up straight or stand up it isn't a problem, but if I slouch (hem hem whoops) it kinda hurts, so I bent them ever so slightly and it feels much better to sit lazily now.
*Appearance*: cute! Very pretty. I got the black and red and white one, which has a heart and dot pattern all around, red lace along the tops of the cup, a black bow in the middle, and black straps and lining. I think I'll chop the bow off though because I hate bows.
*Quality*: excellent This bra is very well made. All of the stitches are intact, there is lining inside the cups AND the band, the lace is evenly sewn and sits flat against the breast, the straps are sturdy, the underwire is made of strong metal, the hooks are well-anchored, and the patterned fabric sticks and stretches to the form of the bra without wrinkling. The tag doesn't even itch.
*Stretch*: The band is pretty stretchy, but not nearly as stretchy as my Cleo Bonnie. The elastic in the band seems a bit heavier duty and the patterned fabric seems to restrict some of the stretching. Again, this band runs small so don't plan on stretching the thing a lot to fit.
*Wear*: So far, don't know. Will Update.
*Final Judgement*: Awesome!! Very good bra, with the exception of some slight inaccuracies in sizing. Works great for my wide-root, pointy boobs. Would probably work even better for someone with slightly wider shoulders. Read more 464 more words
Mr. Darcy with hearts all over him used to be a lot more comfy when he used to fit in 28DD. The wires are shorter than Juna's in 28E so they poke my sternum a lot more. I love the design and I know that after some more wear Darcy will become more comfy, but something is severely wrong with those wires.
The shape is great and apart form the wire issue you can this review would be identical with Juna's in 28E. So I'm not rewriting it
But Darcy is a tad smaller in the cup than Juna. And Juna is already on the smaller side compared ...to Freya-Halfcups with only vertical seams. Also with my bras (I still own the 28DD one) the left cups is sewn slightly differently than the right one. so Despite my left boob being the smaller one quadroboobing in 28DD started on the left side.
I really dote on the design even tho I ususally try to go for black and even better black lace.
In Feb 2016 the heat-print Darcy is really tight and the cups don't even fit anymore in the first half of the menstrual cyle. The pictures I have are from early 2014 when Darcy still used to fit me, just if you're wondering why the description and the pics are clashing. Read more 111 more words
I measure 29 inches under the bust and usually wear 28-30 bands. My 30 bands have been feeling too tight recently, so I wanted a more comfortable and looser band. Unfortunately, this band is very loose. I want to say that it is loose for a 32, but it really is true to size and very stretchy. However, this bra only goes up to an H cup and I fear a 30H would be too small in the cups. This bra is too wide for my boobs, probably because my frame is not a 32-band frame. The depth is perfect. Center gores rarely lie flat on my full ...in the center breasts, but this one does very comfortably. I quadboob a bit in the middle of the bra, and gape a bit on the sides towards the top because I have shallow tissue on the sides of my breasts. I wish this bra was a little lower-cut. I think that a 30H would feel better on my armpits and migrated tissue, but I have a feeling I would quadboob quite a bit. This bra is definitely not for my shape, but it still looks great under clothes and alone. This bra provides the most coverage out of all of my bras, but still provides some lovely cleavage. I don't have any other bras in a fun print so I feel like I really need this bra even though it's not perfect. It is very comfortable and soft. The material comfort outweighs the slight backache I have from wearing a loose band. I may invest in a rixie clip or alter the band. Tightening the band may exasperate the wideness issue I have with this bra. Read more 177 more words
All my Cleos are 30FF. I usually take a 28G in other brands, but have always found Cleos to run extra tight in the band. Yet while the 30FF’s that I already own fit close to perfectly, Darcy is too big in the band and too small in the cup.
Aside from the fit issue, the print and color are just darling. The red, white, and blue heart-shaped leaf print is a wonderfully modern combination of nautical and girly. And miracle of miracles, the pattern continues onto the wings.
The seams are flawless—they don’t show at all under tops. I also quite like the straps: They have a horizontal stripe texture that holds them in place nicely and adds just a touch of extra visual interest. Besides the off sizing, my only other complaint is that the red lace along the cup edges sticks out from my chest, but even that isn’t noticeable under clothes.
When I first saw this bra, I fell in love with it. I read one good review about it and went ahead and ordered it in what I think my normal size might be 28FF, but I'm really not sure on that.
The pattern is gorgeous, with the white, red, and navy blue combination is adorable in my opinion. The straps are fairly thin, which I'm a huuge fan of but I know many people would prefer the thicker straps. I also like the thinner, 2 hook clasp but I know many people aren't a fan of that as well.
I would not go as far to say ...that this is "Padded" as the name suggests. I'd call it "lightly lined"or something of that sort. The "padding" that this bra has is not going to really add anything to the size of your boobs or enhance your cleavage, but I am not a big fan of unlined bras so I really liked this aspect.
The only thing I'm having trouble with is completely hiding this bra under clothes. Being from the land of seamless moulded t-shirt bras, The seam down the center of this bra is giving me a bit of difficulty. So far the only way I've completely hidden it is under 3 cami shirts, which is a bit crazy. Of course, this is not a t-shirt bra so I should've been expecting that.
Overall, I'm a big fan of this bra because it's absolutely adorable, and fits me well!
Edit: I seem to have grown a bit and the bra now causes some quad-boob. The lace along the edges makes it so that it's not as noticeable, but at this point theres enough extra boob that I can't really wear the bra. I'm in love with the design though, so I think I may try to buy this in a 28G. Read more 204 more words
This bra fits well for my after breast feeding boobs. I have the most volume under my nipples and soft tissue. I need middle wide hanger and cups which are not too deep. The darcy gives me a round forward shape.
This bra is officially a clone of the Juna, but I have a Juna, and two flamingo print Darcies, all in size 32H, and there are two very clear differences in this particular size and colour. The Juna has only one vertical seam on each cup, but both my flamingo Darcies have two seams (I've uploaded some photos to show this). I think this makes the cup more projected - it doesn't crumple at the base on me, which foam bras in general do, and the Juna does. The Juna also has only half-adjustable straps, because the straps are made of two sections joined by a metal ring. The Darcy straps have no ring, so they can be adjusted over the whole length. It's a pity this bra was discontinued, as it fits me well (though a 30HH would have been even better if they'd made it, as long as it had the 2-seamed shape).
This is the second size I've owned this bra in. It is such an adorable bra! It runs bigger in the band than most Cleos: a lot like an original Maddie. The cups run slightly wider and shallower than non-padded Cleos. I love the two-part vertical-seamed cup; it gives great shape.
I wore this infrequently because it got too big for me quickly as I lost weight. I wore it maybe 5-10 times and it's still in great shape. Always hand-washed.