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Bras » Cleo » Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851) » 28F 28:7

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Fits ribcage69.3
B. perimeter23.1
Stretched Band74.2
Band Length57.8
Cup width12.9
Cup depth22.4
Wire length23.1
Cup height14.5
Cup separation2.6
Gore height5.2
Wing height8.5
Strap width1.6
Hooks2

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  1. 9
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    Fits

    I finally found a bra that fits correctly! Its a glorious day! The cups are literally the perfect size for my boobs (no overboob, and very little gaping when I bend over). Its such a fun green color, and it gives my boobs an awesome shape (no torpedo boob) and my nipples are concealed! The 28 band is a little tight, but everything else fits so well that I'm not even mad.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on May 18, 2015 Flag this


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      Glad you love it! Today is "Lucy Day" on BTB lol, this is the 3rd Lucy review today! I got mine today too :)

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  2. 6
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    Used to fit

    PERFECT!
    Oh geez, this bra makes me want to re-check the fit of all my other bras.
    This is downright perfect in every single way.

    Cups enclose all tissue, and ONLY tissue. This is my first bra in a new size that doesn't have extra fabric on the sides. That, and the depth is just enough. Not too little, not too much, it's perfect.
    This is the kind of bra I want to make: Narrower wires, enough depth, and a rounded out shape.

    I got the Cleo Lucy from another user in 32E, and it fit good in the cups during shark week, but the band was obviously somewhat big. Not too ... bad though!
    This is 2 bands down-something I was super worried about, but it's perfect. You can feel that it's supportive, but it's not too tight at all. Even my Cleo Maya in 30F, the band was really tight and a tad uncomfortable.
    This was previously owned, so that might be why, but in any case it's just..perfect.

    Wires are narrow enough for me, band is taut but doesn't feel like it's slowly killing me, material is nice and smooth, lift is amazing, and exactly the color I wanted. No quadding, no empty fabric, no awkward (mis)shaping. Straps adjust long enough.
    Cups are just close enough.

    Beautiful detailing. I even like the red bow. I wouldn't normally think to pair red and purple unless they're both super dark, and used for something rather than clothes, but this works very nicely.

    I was also worried that F would be too small, considering the 32E worked pretty well for me, but it's simply perfect (have I said that enough?).

    If I had to get rid of all my bras and keep one that suited practicality, fit, comfort, and appearance, this would be it.

    The balconnet style worked great without making me quad. The problem I find with padded balconettes is that they are almost always too shallow and have wide wires. I need projection, but just the right amount, and narrow wires.

    I have tall roots and I've read that half cups and balconettes are good for that, but my problem is always too little room in cups/wires too wide.
    Some balconettes also have tight elastic that doesn't allow for more than a very fixed amount. Like an elastic band on the top cup. That cuts into my roots.
    This has no super stretch lace/mesh, fixed lace/mesh, or super tight top cup band. It's perfect.

    I'm mostly even, and I think this bra works well for that shape. I think it could work for full on bottom, and slightly full on top. There's about equal amount of cup to be filled out all over though.

    I would easily pay $100 for this bra now that I know it's my unicorn bra.

    Edit:
    I wanted to note that I've seen other reviews saying this bra's wires are wide, and I know I said they're narrow. I find them to be pretty narrow on mine, and they are definitely more "U" shaped.I will add measurements tomorrow, but I think they're about 5" width. On my 32E however, the wires are very bowl-like(wide), but nothing like my Tutti Rouge, the Chantelle C Sexy Chic Plunge, and even Natori Feathers.

    Maybe it's a size difference? I'm not sure. I just don't want to be giving incorrect info! As far as I've read, people say Cleos run wide and shallow, and I didn't experience that with this. Maybe a little, but not severe.
    I did experience wider wires a little with the Maya, but it seemed to me more average and projected.. I think 30E would have been closer to my tissue, so, not sure! I'm a little confused, but if others say they're wide and shallow then I'd assume I must be wrong or mine are somehow unique. I'm still figuring out my shape and realized I'm not AS narrow as I thought, so I may very well be wrong.

    I'd just recommend reading multiple reviews for the Lucy because I'm still a noob.
    At the same time, I need narrow to average wires- I know for sure I don't need wide. And projected cups(not extremely so, but a decent amount), and this fits exactly on the sides of my breast roots, which has never, ever happened, and cups enclose me perfectly.
    On the other hand, I also have very malleable, soft tissue, which can be easily squished and redistributed elsewhere in cups. So irdk. D:

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    Updated on Jun 01, 2015 Flag this


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      It's such a great feeling when you find The One!! At least, that's what I hear haha. Yay for you!

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      lcl0706 That's definitely how I'm feeling! And thank you :D I'm super happy

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      If you wore a 28G I'd happily sell you mine lol

    • lcl0706 Lol I would gladly buy it from you if I were 2 cups more! I feel like I just need to stock up on these and never buy anything else :p

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  3. 5
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    Fits

    This was one of the worst bras, until I made some somewhat horrific modifications. I bent the wires to make the cups much more narrow, then I cut off the top lacy bit that was both gappy and cutting in. Now it's my favorite bra.

    Updated on Jan 01, 2016 Flag this


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      Hey, whatever you've gotta do! Sometimes Frankenbra is the best bra!

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      Go Frankenbra!

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  4. 1
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    Fits

    The cup size is a perfect fit. It was a bit scratchy when it was new, but softened up nicely after a few washes. Band is a bit tight, but this is by far the best fitting bra I've had yet, so I'm wearing it anyways. One minor downside is it seems to have a bit of a minimizing effect, and the band likes to work its way down throughout the day. I think the lower projection may be a bit too low. Overall the fit is ok though!

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jun 25, 2015 Flag this


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  5. 1
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    Used to fit

    I never thought I would buy a unlined bra, but this was too lovely to pass up. The band is a bit tight to start with but I think once I've worn it for a bit it will loosen up. It was coming up short in the underarm and I was getting some bulging but that was fixed once I moved the underwire in the channel more towards the underarm. The straps are fully adjustable.

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    Updated on Sep 06, 2012 Flag this


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  6. 0
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    Didn't fit

    This bra isn't a bad fit, just a bit more wrinkling than I prefer since I have better fits. Not sure what's not working to cause them. Just slightly the wrong shape while Marcie fits me with fewer wrinkles!

    Feels a bit wide, irritates my armpits some. Gives a nice shape. Band fits closer to 28 than 30. Cups fit true-to-size. Wider gore than some Cleos. Fuller cup shape. Very soft material.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jan 27, 2017 Flag this


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  7. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Need advice please! It's a pretty bra and seems to fit OK everywhere except fo the band being painfully tight and the side of the c ups being a bit big. I *think* I am more FoB and towards the centers. My measurements gave me a size 28F/30E. Could these issue be fixed by using an extender, and does it fit well enough to bother with one?

    ALL comments and help are welcome! I am very new to this :) Thank you!
    28:7 28F

    Band feels way too tight, but I love the bra otherwise.

    Cleo

    Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851)

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    White colorway

    Updated on Jun 29, 2016 Flag this


    • its easier to give advice if you post a fit request, because that way your measurements can be compared to the bra. But it never huts to have a couple of extenders around. I dont see the cups looking too big? But if the band is too tight, it might be flattening the cups, so they might be too big with the extender.

    • I'd say overall this looks like a pretty good fit, but I agree that the band is too tight on you. It'd be worth trying an extender I think (and its always nice to have a few lying around anyways)

    • dbmamaz kermitdafrog21 Thank you both! I did post a fit request on this one. I will try with the extender I have later, but it stretches and adds a lot of length so that may or may not work. We shall see!

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  8. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I was sent the wrong size in this bra. I had ordered 28E and I think it would fit well in that size except for the band being a little too loose. It's closed on top, so good for those with short roots.

    Black colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on May 22, 2016 Flag this


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  9. 0
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    Hasn't set fit

    It's a really nice bra and looks almost new despite being owned by several others before. I am not sure about its fit on me but that's probably because I haven't tried on very many other bras since getting measured for my right size. It fits well enough to keep though!

    Updated on Mar 21, 2016 Flag this


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  10. 0
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    Didn't fit

    The wires feel really wide but on measurement they are not that wide, its strange

    White colorway

    Updated on Feb 05, 2016 Flag this


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      How was the band on this? I'm sub 28 and so the band tightness is always top priority for me.

    • The band actually felt like it was tightish for a 28, I liked the bands fit, I do think I'm closer to a 26 back than 28 as it turns out.

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