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Bras » Cleo » Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) » 34G 34:9

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Fits ribcage81.3
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band86.9
Band Length71.8
Cup width16.3
Cup depth30.7
Wire length31.5
Cup height21.0
Cup separation2.1
Gore height9.5
Wing height11.8
Strap width1.5

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  1. 1

    Didn't fit

    This bra felt like I had a tray strapped to my shoulders. It has a kind of pointy shape, and since i have very little breast tissue on the top (I am pendulous and bottom heavy) this gave me a shelf-like look. Which I thoroughly did not enjoy.

    The band was too tight, I couldn't have fastened it myself on the outer hook even if I wanted to and that's why my daughter fastened it for me. With an extender it was more comfortable.

    The gore was tall enough and it tacked, so that fit aspect was nice as I felt supported. I filled out the bottom nicely ... and the band/underwires didn't move when I moved or adjusted. I didn't fill out the top though and that gave me a pointy bullet bra-shelf-look which was the opposite of what i was looking for in a new bra." alt=":P" /> The stretch lace wasn't really touching my breast anywhere, as most of my breast was gathered in the bottom slope of the cup.

    If the straps were closer together in this bra it might have fit me better. Along with a rounder shape it would most likely be near perfect.
    It's the first bra I've had where the gore actually touches the skin on my sternum, which was very comfortable. I'm looking forward to finding a bra that fits well after I've had my breast reduction.

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    Black colorway

    Updated on Feb 11, 2018 Flag this

    • From the way you describe it, it honestly sounds like the cup is too big. If the band was too small, maybe retry it in a 36F - larger band, smaller cup.

    • I think you should look for bras that don't have a cup that's made completely out of stretchy material like Hettie it. From your description here (pictures would help us figure it out better), it sounds like the bras cup stretched to contain your tissue, but then was too tall since your tissue sort of "puddled" into the bottom of the cup instead of being shaped by the cup. I'm not sure going up or down a size would really help you much in this situation. I know the Cleo Minnie has nice taught cups and fairly short cup height which should both be good things for you. Stretch lace at the top of a cup could be great for you since it conforms to shape, but if your tissue is super soft, you will need cups with much less stretch so that your tissue is shaped instead of shaping the bra. Though if you really like the bra definitely try what lcl0706 , said. It could do the trick or at least make it wearable.

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      thecatladies7011 belatedly commenting I agree it does look a little big (the photos uploaded to this bra are yours, right?) but personally I found Cleo materials and construction uncomfortable regardless of size and I've been everywhere from 30/32 E/F to 34G-H, so follow your instinct. If you have an ample, projected breast and slightly wider breast root, sizing down will help a cup fit at the top but the wires may be narrow for you.

      I see in your profile that you are likely recovering from your surgery so I wish you a swift healing process, and you are welcome back to find fabulous new bras when you are ready! Best wishes!

    • Hey, thanks for all the feedback. Pretty crazy that as soon as we decided to go real bra shopping, I got called into surgery and am sitting here all taped up, and looking forward to bra hunting again in a few months!

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  2. 0

    Didn't fit

    Doesn't fit right, but it's pretty. I like the ridgey straps and stretchy lace.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Sep 01, 2017 Flag this

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  3. -

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Aug 17, 2018

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    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Aqua/Rose colorway

    Added on Mar 30, 2019