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Bras » Cleo » Lily Balconnet Bra (7351) » 30FF 30:8

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Fits ribcage73.9
B. perimeter27.6
Stretched Band76.8
Band Length60.3
Cup width13.6
Cup depth25.5
Wire length25.7
Cup height16.2
Cup separation1.9
Gore height7.9
Wing height9.6
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit


    • If you ever decide to part with your red Marcie let me know!

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    Used to fit

    When I finally came to terms with my 30F Swan print Lily being about a half cup too small, I swapped for a size up in blue, unsure how it would fit.

    So, this is pretty much my perfect bra. I was afraid of that, as I have too damn many bras and can't part with any of them! But seriously, this is made for my shape. The only minor complaint I have is slight gapping on my smaller side, which happens in every single bra ever. The band on this one is tighter than my swan band, which is great - it actually only ... stretches to just over 28" whereas I was closing my swan print band on the middle or tightest hooks. If I wanted to nitpick I could say the wires are 0.2" or so too wide, but I like the overall shape so much I think I can forgive that.

    I like the blue and pink colorway, but miss my swan print. Somebody please confirm - does the swan print run large? I thought I'd heard that, and this blue one would seem to confirm. It's tighter in the band and the cups are not what I would think a full size larger would be. If I accidentally-on-purpose stumbled across a 30FF swan print somewhere *cough* eBay *cough* would it possibly be too big?

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      Love it, the color really pops on your skin tone too. Very flattering and summery.

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      This looks great on you! :) You're going to make me end up spending my money on trying one.

    • Thanks! Petite it's a great bra really. Tons of lift, narrow wires (wider than Comexim though), gives a great shape for even boobies. I love it so much if they're still around on eBay when I get some more dollars, I'll probably get a swan print one again. I love that print, it's so quirky & not too girly.

    • I do really love the swan print as well, I think it's a bit shallower and wider in my size than in yours though. Also, I'm a bit worried about the gore being too high and wide. But it's so tempting!! Ugh life if difficult when you want all the bras.

    • Tell me about it. Lily is probably slightly wider/shallower in your size but I doubt by much. The gore is high-ish but it's narrow, the wires touch at the top of it. Higher gores don't tend to bother me even though my boobs are close set at their upper roots (the roots touch actually). This one sits at an angle, on my right breast tissue, unless I reach in & reverse scoop & force my boobs farther apart. But it doesn't hurt. YMMV.

    • Oh I didn't realize they were that narrow! I wish Lily was scaled less because it's 5.3 wide in a 28F and about 5 is my max. I'll probably try it anyways because it's so cute and I would die for a round shape like that.

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      You might get along with Lulu Tout's unlined bras. I am waiting on delivery from figleaves, it'll probably be next week. I found a purple one on sale for $20 - I've never had a purple bra and it's my favorite color! The downside to Lulu Tout is the smallest band they go is 30, but they run really tight like a 28. The last figleaves bra I had was a 30FF Just Peachy that measured 4.9" wide. LOVE that, but it's too deep for me. So I'm trying a Lulu Tout because the few measurements on BTB suggest the LT unlined bras run just as narrow. I freaking hope so, I'll report back once it gets here.

    • I don't have any swan print Lily, but I can tell you that the Aqua 30G is smaller in cup than Magenta 30G. I regretted buying my Magenta 30G on ebay because it is unwearably too big, so much extra fabric on top of cup leads to poor support, and the underwires feel wider, while the 30G aqua is a perfect fit on me (what gives?! frustrating). This is consistent with what I've read from others: the Aqua runs small in band and cup compared to other colors (I don't know if I read about compared to swan specifically, but that's the gist.)

    • Other than the bands, Freya unlined plunges work fairly well. They also show up cheap all the time because they work for so few people in my size. It's odd, I have fairly small (by full bust standards) breasts that act like large ones in all the fitting issues and heaviness I have.

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      Thank you Jane, that's what I thought I had read. So frustrating! The 30F swan Lily was just barely too small, just enough to be annoying. I'm afraid a 30FF will be too big, & no 28Gs seem to exist anywhere anymore to see if that would be any better, plus it seems like the 28 band is what I'd need in other colors. As much as I adore the swan print there's no point in having one if its too big. Grrr.

    • 1

      I am the EXACT same way with 30FF magenta Lily - just barely too small, looks fine but a vague sensation that my boobs are fighting the bra? hard to explain. Anyway, I feel your pain.

    • There's a 28G on Amazon right now at the very bottom. It's sort of expensive though.

    • janearmena Yes! That, exactly.

    • PetiteCollegiate ouch, $55, and it's the aqua one which I already have. I know that fits well in a 30FF. A 28G in swan print is a mythical unicorn these days. Oh, bras that fit... why couldn't I find you earlier before Lily was discontinued.

    • I'll keep my eye out for you! I'm sure it exists somewhere!

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    • Squeee! Eesh, even $45 seems like a lot right now. I'm going to have to have a chat with my wallet and conscience.

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      Maybe they have an extra promo? A lot of places will give an extra 10% just for getting on their email list. But yeah, that's the story of my life. My boobs have expensive taste.

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    Fits

    I have even fullness, average projection, and roots in the averageish range. I find both the Cleo Lucy (better for FOB) and the Cleo Marcie (better for FOT) wearable, but I wish the Lucy had a bit more room in the top of the cup and the Marcie a bit less. The Lily is said to be better for breasts with even fullness, so I had high hopes for it, until I got it and realized it's just a slightly improved version of the Cleo Meg.

    The navy parrot print Lily fits very similarly to the Meg in the same size (30FF), except for slightly narrower wires and less ... of the Meg's weird little bubble of fabric between the horizontal cup seam (which fits me smoothly) and the top of the cup (which also fits me smoothly). There's still a little bit of wrinkling in between, but not a bubble of fabric as in the Meg. The line of coral mesh that runs below the top of the cup seems like it might be cutting in the tiniest bit, but the top of the cup itself does not cut in. I think you'd need short roots, a fair amount of top-center fullness, and high-set breasts for the Lily to fit right. It's not quite as tricky to fit as the Meg, but it's still tricky.

    The center gore is fine in both height and width, but the wires are too low under my arms. I'd like a couple more inches of wire under my arms in the Lily. It looks fine under clothes (rounded, with none of the Meg's "elf-shoe" effect) and I got it on sale, so I'll keep it, but I won't be buying this cut again. So my search for the perfect even fullness/average projection bra goes on!

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    Didn't fit

    Magenta/orange colourway:

    I already have the Lily in aqua/pink (http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dlh3m/ & http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dllbm/) and also in the parrot print (http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dllbq/)

    The band on this colourway doesn't run quite as firm as the aqua colourway, so it appears aqua runs tighter than Lily's norm.

    Other than that, I don't fit any significant fit differences in the magenta colourway.

    Magenta/Orange colorway

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    Didn't fit

    Navy/parrot colourway:

    I grabbed this one on sale because I found the aqua/pink Lily such a perfect fit I wanted a couple more as everyday bras.

    Despite not liking the parrot print, I have to admit I don't find it nearly as offensive in person as I expected to, so that's a plus.

    Interestingly, the cups of the aqua/pink Lily are two layers of mesh in the lower half of the cup, and only the upper panel is a single layer of mesh. This parrot colourway is a single layer of mesh for the whole cup. Despite this, the fabric is stiffer than the aqua/pink colourway, so I suspect it'll take a couple of wears before this one moulds to me quite so perfectly (and the lack of fit on my smaller breast is therefore a touch more apparent in this colourway).

    The band runs a little looser on this one, by about one column of hooks. But other than that, I don't find the fit particularly different between the two colourways.

    Navy/Parrot colorway

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    Used to fit

    A few months back, I bought this bra in 28G. However, upon wearing it, I find the top part of the bra cuts in my breasts, so I sold it to my friend who is the same size as me but with FoB breasts (I'm FoT). It suits her better with minor flapping on top. I was pretty heartbroken to let the bra go because I'm in love with it.

    Cue a few months later, I'm still thinking about it, so I want to give it another try, but this time in 30FF. I thought, maybe the 28G I bought was really tight on me so it distorted the ... bra shape and cuts into my breasts. That could be a possibility.

    Wearing this bra again in 30FF, I find that it fits me perfectly! The band stretches just a shy away from 30". The top doesn't cut in, the wires are low on me, the fabric is so soft, wire width nice and narrow. So yeay! This bra works on my slightly even/FoT breasts! The shape is the usual Cleo shape, lifted and round.

    In conclusion, I really do think the 28G I bought the first time was too tight on me, hence distorting the shape and fit of the bra.

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    Didn't fit

    Too wide gore, too tall/ closed cups.

    aqua colorway

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    Didn't fit

    This Swan Colorway runs deeper in the cups than the Aqua colorway. Also, the wires are firmer. I can tell it's from a different season. If you require a deeper, more open on top cup, then the swan print is for you. I was disappointed it was too big for me.

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    Didn't fit

    The best immediate projection in an unlined bra I've experienced to date. I would benefit from slightly longer wires as not all of my side tissue is captured. My smaller breast appears to fit better than my larger breast. And, I may have shorter roots than the breasts for which this bra was created. For summer, however, this bra will rise to the top of my lists because of its quick dry nature and breathable fabric.

    Aqua colorway

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    Didn't fit

    Typical Lily. It fits better sometimes than my 30 F but just depends on the time of month. I don't find the cups to be a while size bigger though. I'd suggest anyone who has issue with the armpit budge that Cleo often can create to try sizing up one cup. I find that to have completely gone away. I don't get quite as much lift however still plenty, being an unlined Cleo. The magenta does not readily show through most of my shirts. Sometimes the orange stripe does however. My original Lily I've had close to two years and wore multiple times a year for the first, and I've only had to adjust the band back one set of hooks. These are real work horse bras

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