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Della Balconnet Bra (9111)

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  1. 7
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    28F

    Didn't fit

    SHAPE: round, projected, even, close set, tall roots, on the narrow end of average root width.

    THE TAKEAWAY: excellent for projected, even shapes with average to short roots. If you're very FoT or have tall roots, the top cup edge will cut in, wrinkle, or cause quadding. If the Blake fits you, this probably will too! Cup fabric is quite stiff with no stretch at all. Conversely, it has a stretchy band, so sister size down if you're in the bottom of your current band size.

    DETAILS: Ugh, I love this print so much. And those matching high-waisted bottoms! This has been on my wishlist a looonng time, so I'm ... disappointed that the fit is not. quite. right.

    As a heads up, I think the closest sister cut to this is the Blake, which also wasn't a perfect fit for me.

    First, the good:
    - The print is gorgeous, and I love the little contrasting flat bow in the gore. I don't think I've seen a flat bow like this before: it's a bit more modern and less frilly/girly, which is right up my alley (I gushed endlessly about the modern lace print in the 30F - Fortnight » Ivy Longline (673-11)).

    - The fabric is thicker than most unlined bras, so it has a nice smoothing effect - very little of the seams are visible under t-shirts. The thick fabric also minimizes prominent nipples (if that's something you're concerned about).

    The not-so-good:
    - Stretchy band alert! I purchased this both in 30E - Cleo » Della Balconnet Bra (9111) (my usual size in Cleo/Panache) and 28F because I'd run into stretchy bands in previous new Cleo styles & colorways (30E - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) and 30E - Cleo » Blake Balconnet Bra (9151) ). Looks like the stretchy band issue is still a problem in this colorway, so if you're on the lower end of your regular band (my snug UB is ~29.5"), I encourage you to sister size down.

    - The thick fabric doesn't feel particularly good. It's not like the Blake's fabric at all, which is SO SOFT and comfy. It's quite stiff. For some reason, it looks really stretchy and smooth in photos, but that's not the case in real life. There's no stretch in the cup fabric *at all* so if you find you're in between cup sizes, or if you have pronounced asymmetry, or if you're very FoT, you will get gapping, wrinkling, and/or quadding.

    - I have an even shape, and I _can't quite_ fill the top of the cups out. It's not so bad on my larger side, but it's noticeable on my smaller side. My usual trick to deal with my slight asymmetry is to tighten the strap on the smaller side, but unfortunately that doesn't help with the gapping/wrinkling in this bra.

    - And here's where I think the primary fit issues are: my roots are taller than this bra expects, so the top of the cup wrinkles where the edge tries to cut in, and I'm too close set and center full while this bra wants more tissue towards the sides. It took me awhile to sort this out because I inexplicably have wrinkling in the cup right at the wire near the gore, but I think that's the result of an overall shape mismatch. The fact that the usually narrow Cleo wires are further into my armpits than others that fit me well was a big clue, as was that I get a tiny bit quadding over the cup right above the gore.

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    • 1

      So beautiful bra but when I see your photos I think it would be too close on top for me because I have tall roots.

    • AbracaBra I've revisited this review and updated it with a few notes advising against picking it up if you have tall roots. At the time of the original review, I didn't even notice that it was my tall roots that were causing the cup wrinkling at the top edge!

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      Thank you for this review. I'm trying to find a bra that works with my shape and I'm having a heck of a time. Your review helped me cross the Della off of my list.

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  2. 7
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    32F

    Didn't fit

    As a bra nerd, it's pretty cool to finally hold a bra in your hands you've been seeing only pictures of from season previews... I'd wanted this bra from the second I saw the first trade show pic of the pink leopard.

    It's just as cute in real life as it was online. However, there are some issues. First, the band runs quite big, stretching to 33.5 in. I'll be exchanging it for 30FF. I thought it was quite odd because Panache unpadded bras typically run tight. The shape seems like a new one for Cleo--it's not a Marcie clone, a Lily/Erin clone, etc. It is a 3-part ... balconette, but different from those. The top section is more closed than those, but I get that dreaded diagonal wrinkle. I'm hoping the tighter band will hold me in better so I can fill out the cup all the way. It is a typical Cleo round shape.

    I'll have a more in-depth review when I get the exchange and I can wear it for a day (in 3 days--bless amazon!), but so far I'd say this bra is probably best for FOB, maybe better for taller roots, and worth trying if you liked Lily or other Cleo balconettes.

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      I appreciate the review of a new Cleo cut. Hope the exchange works out for you!

    • Oh my, that is one pretty bra and seems to be a good shape for you. Curious about the fit in 30FF...

    • Yay! Congratulations! I know you've been trying to track this bra down. ;)

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  3. 3
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    28FF

    Fits

    The colors are weird: It's a pink and brown animal print on a beige background. The beige looks a lot brighter on the pictures but it doesn’t look too bad in person. The cups them self are not too visible under a bright shirt but you do notice the black seams and straps.

    The fit is OK. The cups feel somewhat large one me but I am sure the black trim on top would be cutting in if they were any smaller. It probably works better for a full on bottom shape. Unlike most other Cleos this does not make my breasts super round. It is more of a ... natural very projected shape. In fact it only lifts my boobs a little without really changing their shape. The fabric is thin and the seams don't align with my nipples so they can easily poke though.

    The band is very loose and stretchy. It feels like a loose 30 (like Freya) or a snug 32. It is still OK on my 73.5cm ribcage but not very supportive. I mostly wear this one at home or when I just don't feel like wearing one of my tigher bras. The straps are also long and stretchy. I am tempted to shorten them even more but that just makes the band ride up. The wires are firm and a little too wide on me but they don't poke my anywhere.

    Quality is also good. I have it for almost 6 month now and it didn't stretch much and still looks like new. I also like that the wire channels are exactly the right length. On some of my other bras I have over 1 cm of empty wire channel at the sides which looks a bit strange.

    Overall it's a really nice and comfy bra but if you have a smaller ribcage then I you should go down at least one band size in order to get any support.

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    • Interesting print and colours. I’ve never been one for animal prints, although I am considering the CK Madagascar in pixie, and that’s a zebra print. I don’t think it’s quite the same. It’s actually quite complimentary to your skin tone though, I think. As for the band....see, I think that it’s fine. Doesn’t look stretchy or like it’s riding up to me.

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      Yeah in your shot of the back the band looks like it’s barely holding together & could snap. There’s nothing too big about this bra. It’s a better cup volume than a 28F. If you need to feel super compressed, i like Wendy’s suggestion of long lines on your Ellace review 👍🏻

    • lcl0706
      Believe this thing is stretchy. I can easily fit both hands under the band. Maybe the hooks are a manufacturing error. My Freya Enchanted (http://bra.pe/XYMZ/) fits much tighter and the hooks look perfectly normal. I also have quite a bit of back fat so most bras look tight on me.

    • I hate that hands under the band thing. My one requirement for a band is it to stay in place. So what if I can fit my hand or both hands or 5 fingers sideways under it... if I’m not pulling it back down all day I’m good!

    • @lcl0706
      Yes, it's a very inaccurate test. I also never understood why you are supposed to be able to get two fingers under the band. I can do that even if a bra is way too small. But I did this experiment some time ago:

      https://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/comments/7kyfiu/fun_i_calculated_how_much_support_my_bras_give/

      And the this one actually turned out to be a full size looser.

      @Calluna
      I'm not too much into animal prints as well. But my boyfriend loves it for some reason. Maybe he will buy me the Madgascar if I show him the pictures. I already got my Cleo Marcie this way ;-)

    • aboobaccount lol! Men can be so manipulated when it comes to our bodies (or theirs) though, in my case, my husband prefers me with no bra....though he's happier I'm switching to more soft cup bras as he's not really a fan of the boob armour type lined/mounded bras I have been wearing for a while. I'm getting the CK Bardot that lcl0706 has listed and it's sheer....so maybe he'll like it? I think that it's sexy as all get out. ;)

    • Also, I went to the abtf page and was totally lost when I looked at the information and results. 🤔

    • @Calluna
      My BF also favors no bra over everything else. But he does like my unlined 28Fs a lot more then my old, mostly padded 34Ds. I wouldn't say that I am manipulating him. I am just inspiring him to invest some of the money he saves on his underwear (he spends like 10€ per year) into mine ;-)

      As for the big excel sheet:
      I tried to figure out how much support a bra could theoretically give based on the force exerted by the band as opposed to how far the bra stretches (which is what bratabase records). But it turned out that you have to take the whole structure into account. I just used the link to point out that this particular bra fits nearly twice as loose (less force) compared to my others.

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  4. 3
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    36H

    Fits

    I think this is the one! I'm completely in love with this bra. The wires are a little bit narrower than the ones in 36H - Cleo » Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851) and the cups have zero wrinkles *anywhere*. I get a great rounded shape, and the best part is that the straps stay put. No sliding whatsoever!

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    • Wonderful!!

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  5. My breast are full-on-bottom, close-set and I have short-ish roots.
    I have this bra in the floral print, so pretty! The bra is very elegant looking with the floral print, the blue 'bow' at the gore and the thin black straps. The band is sheer black at the back.

    The wires of this bra are quite long and strong, like most Panache and Cleo bras. The wires are average to narrow width. The gore is a little high, but relatively narrow, which makes it comfortable even for close-set breast.

    The cups are deep and made of a very strong, thick and non-stretch mesh. It migh need a couple more ... washes to soften and become more comfortable. Because of the thick mesh, the seams are a little bit visible. The shape of the cup fit well for full on bottom breast, or even with short roots. The top of the cup will definetly cut for FOT boobs or tall roots. This bra is not the best for asymetrical breast. For me there is a hint of wrinkles on the left side, and a hint of quad-boob on the right. However this is not visible under clothing. In my opinion this bra compares to Cleo Lily Balconnet Bra (7351)](model:9865) in terms of depth and room at the gore.

    This bra has a full band, which is a bit tight for a 30. It fits me well, but the elastic at the bottom of the band curls inwards and digs in my skin. I guess it will soften with wearing and washing it.

    This bra gives me a very rounded shape. Not as round as Cleo Lily, but not as pointy as Cleo Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) . The structure of the cup brings the breast in front.

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    • Thanks for sharing about the narrow gore and projection!

    • Thanks for this review!

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  6. 1
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    28F

    Didn't fit

    ...It's really cute, but unfortunately it's just a bit too big. The cup size runs sort of large, and the gore is too wide compared to what I expected from a Cleo bra.There's some gapping at the top of the cup for me, but I ordered a cup size larger to accommodate the size difference because of my menstrual cycle. The underwires were somewhat tall.
    The fabric across the cups is sort of stiff, but might soften out over time. This bra has a sort of pointy shape too. The fabric wrinkled a bit as I couldn't quite fill it.

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    • 1

      Is the cup depth really just 8" in this size?

      It looks like maybe the gore is pretty wide on this bra in general (1" is too wide for me!) and the wires a smidge wide for Cleo. That has been keeping me from trying it. I was also thinking about a 28F, but need a 9" cup depth...

      Would you say it's more for full on bottom or full on top shapes?

    • letstalkaboutbras I may have measured incorrectly, but it's packaged in the bag again since I'm returning it back to Amazon.
      Yeah if that's the case then I'll have to go for others, cuz the space between my boobs when they're supported is quite small (smaller than not supported).
      Judging by the pictures I have it would fit FoB shapes more, I'm FoB and it fits me very well there. The wires were just generally too wide.

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    30G

    Didn't fit

    My shape: Projected, short rooted, even/functionally full on bottom, somewhat narrow, soft tissue.

    I can't quite fill the tops of the cups, but I think a cup size down would be too small. The wires are too wide, and there doesn't seem to be enough immediate depth at the wire (or the emptiness there may be because the wires are too wide). Will be returning.

    Floral Print colorway

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    • I tried this one too, and had the same issue. The gore is too wide, and the top is a bit big.

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  8. Hallelujah! The 3rd time is the charm for this bra. I'm glad I listened to everyone's advice to size down! Now there's no gaping up top and I have that smooth, round look. Now that I have this bra in the right size, I can see it's very closed on top! Unfortunately, this style is not for the FOT among us, the black trim will definitely cut in. However, it closes just perfectly on my FOB self. There's a tiny diagonal wrinkle on my smaller side, but I can definitely deal with it. The immediate projection seems good and it seems to be staying in my IMF. The wire length is also a bit narrower than typical Panache. The gore is a bit more separated but it's low enough to not bother me. Again, the band runs a size large, stretching to 32. I would recommend this bra for those who are FOB, narrow to average, and projected.

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  9. 0
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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    Fits pretty well, but the fabric is not as soft as I'd like and a little itchy

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    I tried this in the black floral design through Prime Wardrobe. I'm usually a UK 28FF/30F (soft, projected, but overall evenly-distributed), and I found the cup volume/shape to be surprisingly large enough, but the band comfortable-to-loose even on the smallest hook. Maybe I just got one that was cut just a bit too large in all dimensions? It's a shame, though, because I really like the fabric on this one--I'll probably keep an eye out for a 28F/FF on sale.

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