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Kayla Balconnet Bra (9221)

Since SS2016 - Unpadded balconette bra with stretch lace in the upper part of the cup. More...

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    28F

    Didn't fit

    This bra is simply too big in the cups for me. I fit better in 28F in Cleo bras like Marcie and Hettie, but Kayla is just super deep. There was a lot of space at the apex and top lace. Band runs true to size. Not really a fan of the print but it's not too bad. The gore is horribly painful even when I wore it for just 2 minutes.

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    30G

    Fits

    Me: very projected and narrow-rooted, even to FOT, center-full, soft tissue.

    By all measures, this one fits. It fits better than any of my other bras. The gore tacks gorgeously, and the cups are great on the sides and top. The depth seems perfect at the apex and the top. (This is the only Cleo deep enough for me.) The cups have a little wrinkling in the bottom near the underwire, smoothing out as they approach the apex.

    As well as it appears to fit... it's just not particularly comfortable. I keep putting it on then taking it off to put on something that doesn't fit as well but I like better: Cleo Blake, CK Portia, etc. I also like the Cleo Kayla in 30GG better even though it's pretty obviously too big for me. It's not as supportive because it's too big, but the band feels better.

    Maybe there are subtle fit issues going on here that I can't detect with the naked eye, but can only feel.

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    30GG

    Fits

    This is a very good fit with enough depth at the apex and on top for my even-to-FOT, very projected bust. It's actually a little too big at most points of the month; this is my big-boobs-week bra. The stretch lace is baggy on me giving it a sloppy look, but it feels good. In G+ sizes, Cleo wires tend to be too long, but they're short enough on the Kayla - I don't feel any problems in the underarm area. Narrow gore, good tack. The band feels good, firm but not tight (maybe because the cups are actually deep enough!) Cleo offers some extra amenities at the GG level: 3 hooks and comfy, lightly padded straps.

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    30FF

    Didn't fit

    I liked this bra for my shape, but it was a little too tight and made my boobs look like torpedos, so I sized up to a 30G, which fixed both problems.

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    30G

    Fits

    I'm so glad that this was recommended to me! I have close set, very projected, even breasts with narrow and short roots, so I've struggled mainly with depth and wire size on past bras. The wires on this are narrow and they aren't the shortest, but they're short enough that this is comfortable and not digging into my armpits. Because I'm close set, the center gore digs into one of my breasts a little, but I've had that problem with most non-plunge bras. The straps on this are a little wide for me, which causes a small amount of gaping at the top, but overall I love the fit.

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    30H

    Fits

    I love this bra! The wires are narrow enough for my narrow roots. There is ample room for my center fullness and the projection is great! I don't often get a firm tack, due to my center fullness and my close set boobs, but this one actually tacks very well! The stretch lace at the top of the cup is great for my tall roots. The fabric is so smooth and comfortable and the stretch lace is not itchy at all. Right now, we are finally coming out of winter and my skin has been dry, so some bras make my boobs itch. Not this bra! I would say if Cleo Marcie works for you, give this one a try. I will definitely buy the SS17 colorway soon!

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    32GG

    Fits

    The fabric is very soft and I appreciate the pastels. The stretch lace in the upper cup is similar to my jasmines. The fit feels similar to my collection of lily bras, except better because stretch lace it my fav and it allows a bit of wiggle room

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    34F

    Didn't fit

    I have been wanting to try Kayla and when I saw it on sale at a terrific price, I finally grabbed one. I had a suspicion this bra wouldn't be a perfect fit for me and I was right - I am more even to full on bottom and I'd read this bra is more for the full on top.

    Appearance - this bra is much cuter in person than the online images I've seen. The colors are more muted and the fabric is soft. The stretch lace on the cups is soft as well - nothing scratchy!

    Onto the fit... The band is perfect, just what I expect from ... a 34. I can fill the bottom of the cups with no problem. My fit issues are with the lace top portion. When I sit with perfect posture, shoulders back, the fit is decent. The lace portion just sits there - it doesn't provide any support but it doesn't wrinkle either. Of course, once that perfect posture goes away or I move my arms forward, the lace bunches/gaps a bit.

    I love the forward projection and shape this bra gives me so I've decided I will keep it. I figure a little bit of thread and I can easily tighten the upper lace portion to give me a perfect fit.

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    34J

    Didn't fit

    Kayla has good projection and uplift, similar to but not as extreme as Jasmine. The band seemed very stretchy - I measure closer to a 36 than a 34 but was easily able to use the second row of hooks here.

    I think the wires are slightly below my IMF, but acceptably so. Story of my life right there.

    Biggest issues for me are the straps and in cup quadding. Straps were far too wide and kept flopping over. I have narrow shoulders but wear a lot of Panache so I knew what to expect, but I guess Kayla's straps are wider than typical for Panache/Cleo.

    I'm slowly trying to understand what in cup quadding is and how to prevent it. So far I have noticed that I do not experience it on similar bras like Envy and Clara, which both have side slings. I DO get in cup quad from Pour Moi St. Tropez, which does not have a side sling but does have "side boning", whatever that is.

    Any thoughts on in cup quadding, y'all? Thanks.

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    • I get that with Flirtelle and CKs that are a cup size too small. I think it is mostly a shape mismatch thing. I think it has to do with needing more immediate projection than is available. Pour Moi is usually wider in cup width and thus more shallow. Is your tissue fairly soft? Mine is and thus is puddles and find the extra space where ever it possibly can. You might be better with Polish bras. Ewa Michalak is famous for wide set straps, but you could try Gorsenia or Gaia?

      Ps side boning means the vertical wire like piece in the side of the band that helps keep the side of the band flat rather than bunched up. The word "boning" comes from the whale bone pieces they used to use in corsets - firm, but flexible. It usually doesn't affect cups. But side slings or sidesupport panels do tend to cut into immediate projection and can thus reduce the amount of room at the bottom of the cup.

    • maddy2596 Eek, sorry for the late reply.

      My tissue is very soft. I think I do better in cups that are all laminate or have more forgiving stretch lace on top. The two styles I have with side sling, Panache Clara and Envy, have stretch lace so correlation versus causation there. Though, Kayla is fairly similar to those bras without the side sling and DID give me in cup quadding so...

      Thanks for...uh, defining boning for me! I could definitely pick out a firmer seam on the side of my St. Tropez, but it didn't feel hard enough to be called boning in my book (oh god, stop talking now). Makes sense that it would be flexible though.

      I have a Wellfitting Cats and Ewa BM on the way. I tried two Gorsneia styles recently, and they were really terrible on me. There's front facing pictures of each of them in my profile. I got much worse in cup quadding from both of them.

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    34HH

    Fits

    This bra is really comfortable, and just what I was hoping for. My previous attempt at expanding my bra-drobe was picking up a
    32J - Cleo » Skye Balconnet Bra (9121), which unfortunately didn't work. Hoping for better results, I searched for a Kayla, and I was super excited to find one available in my normal size, 34HH.

    As a big fan of the Marcie, I was excited by the new styles based off of the same cut. As a FOB, short-rooted, pendulous girl with soft tissue, it's hard to find bras that work, but I'm so pleased that Kayla fits everything I was ... looking for.

    The cups are nice and supportive; the laminated fabric used on the bottom of the cups is sturdy comfortable, but the real winner for me is the stretch lace at the top of the cup. The lace is much more elastic than that lining the top of Marcie's cups, more like the lace on Panache Jasmine, which works and gives me support on the top of the cup instead of cutting in along the top of my breasts. This also means it rests flat against my smaller side, instead of giving that faint ruffle/wave from the loose lace atop Marcie on the same side.

    Kayla has more than enough depth for me, which is a big help. The projection at the wire on the cup is just right for me, which is hard to find sometimes! The depth of the cup, combined with the elastic lace at the top, helps the bra match my breast shape without forcing all my tissue up (like too-shallow bras will). It's definitely a nice find, and I already like the fit more than my Marcie, for one reason: the underwire. With the Marcie, I experience poking under my arm from the end of the wire where it comes up too high; with the Kayla, the wire feels shorter and more comfortable.

    I saw that others mentioned that the band of Kayla felt loose, but I didn't experience that myself. The band feels true-to-size for a 34 band, if that helps anyone else. The purple-and-blue pastel plaid of the Kayla immediately caught my eye; normally, I prefer solid colors, but this was just so pretty!

    Overall, the Kayla was a success for this Marcie-dependent girl, and I'm glad I finally got my hands on this model.

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