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Bras » Cleo » Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851) » 30DD 30:5

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Fits ribcage72.7
B. perimeter21.4
Stretched Band78.0
Band Length61.0
Cup width12.4
Cup depth20.3
Wire length21.4
Cup height13.8
Cup separation2.6
Gore height4.8
Wing height7.8
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    When I first tried Lucy, I purchased 28D and 30D as my preferred size of 28DD wasn't available. I originally decided that 30D was a good fit, but after trying and fitting dozens more bras, I realized that I don't really love the fit as much as I thought.

    Visually, Lucy's cups tend to look shorter and smaller than other balconnet bras (look at photos from other users of this size and you'll see what I mean), and the fullest point is lower in the cup and more projected than what I am used to. Because of this, I really fill out the bottom of the cup, ... but the top embroidered panel ends up being a little empty. This is fine on my larger side, but creates quite a bit of gapping on my smaller side when I move. I also feel that the main cup doesn't feel as supportive as I'd like, so I thought I would try sizing up to 30DD, with 28D being far too small for me.

    30DD fit me the best in the lower cup (the mesh portion of the cup), and I feel much more secure and supported in the cup. However, it demands a lot more upper fullness than I have, so the embroidered portion is SUPER empty. Also, the band is definitely too big for me. Styling-wise, I like the soft mesh fabric and embroidery on Lucy. Both are very comfortable for everyday wear and feel very similar to Marcie.

    Ultimately, I think Lucy's proportions aren't quite built for me. After initially not being a fan of Marcie, I feel that Marcie fits me better than Lucy after a minor wire reshaping. This seems odd as I was told Lucy is for FOB and Marcie for FOT, and I feel that I lean FOB, shallow on top. Good thing there are so many options in the world of bras to choose from!

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    Used to fit


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    Didn't fit

    It fits!! This is the first bra I've gotten that actually fits without any need for alteration! Plus, I really like the rounded shape it gives me, and the color is an awesome electric blue (Malibue Blue).

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    Used to fit

    The Lucy runs true to size, with a tight band, wide wires, medium height gore, and a classical 3-part balcony shape. It worked well on my wide root shallow boobs with medium projection. I am even shaped and the Lucy is known to work well on full-on-bottom to even; but it will cut in on full-on-top boobs.

    Comparing the two colors I own, I noticed that the band runs stretchier on the yellow than on the navy. It might have something to do with the dyeing process: Fabrics in dark colors always run a bit tighter/less stretchy than brighter dyes.
    Also, the yellow one is a little bit more closed on top (the lace part is tighter), so it's cutting in slightly.

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    Didn't fit

    i got this bra on july 30th, 2021, it's not my most COMFORTABLE bra but it *is* my Best Fitting bra- not falling through or swimming in the cups, etc.
    -it's very pretty and i love how it looks!
    -due to having no padding it seems to Always have wrinkling in the cup? but my breast tissue is fully in it, no gaping at the top or bottom- or at least i think so?
    the bottom of my breasts take more of a sloped (like \ ) shape than an outright Round shape (like a C laying on it's back), but that's probably more due to my shape (i couldn't tell ... you what i am but i'm definitely at least Somewhat shallow) than the bra itself or the fit. probably.
    -the material used in the... band? wings? Fabric Inside The Band, But Not The Hook Area, And Not The Edges/Elastic Of The Band, is a LOT stiffer than i expected!!! it's not uncomfortable by any means and it does still have a LITTLE stretch, but it's not, like, the bathing suit material level of stretch i'm used to with my old 34b's etc, lol!
    -the underwire cuts into the outer side of my breast, but only on the bigger one?? on my smaller one the only issue i have with the underwire is if i fiddle with Where i put the bra too much then it clacks against my ribs so much (and that applies for both cups, not just the smaller one)!!! but on the bigger one if i wear it for more than a few minutes the outer side of my breast under my armpit feels bruised and tender/sensitive/sore (no actual bruising is happening, no marks either, and the feeling goes away after a few minutes after i take it off, it just hurts a good amount.). if i try to adjust the outer edge of the underwire Alone on my bigger side then i can never get comfortable and keep adjusting it over and over- which isn't great if i'm in public etc, lol!
    -the underwire is most comfortable right after i put it on and scoop & swoop, any fiddling or 'hmm is that Supposed to be there? -adjusts it-' causes the underwire clacking against my ribs, cutting into my bigger side's outer breast tissue, etc. but it's worth noting it does definitely still cut in on the outer bigger breast's side if i haven't fiddled with it at all, it just takes longer for it to actively hurt or be noticeable, whereas fiddling with the underwire there means i straight up can't stop trying to fix it unless i take it off and put it back on again. ahhh!!!
    -i haven't noticed any itching with any aspect of the bra at all, band strangling me aside it's very comfy and easy to settle into. the straps are a smooth ...satin-y? material with very very faint almost-lace on the outsides, the inside of the wings/cup edges have an ....almost velvet-y??????? material, and is soft and smooth. the lace on the top of the cups might be bothersome if you have issues with lace in general? but overall the bra is soft and smooth and comfortable (band aside, for me).
    -my armpits swallow up the straps!!! i don't know what it is but only in the armpits the straps cut in!!!
    -also, even on loosest ...setting?? with the straps, i feel like i can't move my arms very freely. i CAN, but it takes more effort and more pulling and just overall fighting the straps to do stuff that isnt holding my arms down to my sides. the <- strap tends to feel a little bit Too Loose somehow??? but that might just be cause the other one is restricting my movement-level tight, but the looser side Does feel like it wants to fall down my shoulder sometimes!!! idk if this is an issue of the bra or an issue of 'i am not espescially even in my body and i'll just have to leave one strap tighter for all my bras', lol
    -the lower outermost hook bent, instead of being square-shaped its more triangle-shaped now, with the point being where it's sewn to the bra, i CAN'T tell if it CAME like this or if that was with my struggle with putting a close-to-properly-fitting-bra for the first time damaging it, lol
    -idk if this is an issue of the bra or another sign the band's too tight or me not taking it off right but every time i take it off without an extender it SNAPS off and if i'm unlucky it'll hurt my hands for a little bit! like trying to use a hairband as a slingshot but it just hurts your hand, lol
    -my biggest qualm with this bra is just that the band is so so so tight!!!!! i wore it for several hours at a party a week or so ago and after that WOW did the outer side of my bigger breast hurt!! at first i couldn't wear it for more than a few minutes, one time after wearing it for ~10 minutes it was hurting a LOT and breathing was difficult, and when i took it off it felt like my lungs were caving in (they weren't btw) and my breathing was reversed? if that makes any sense?? i got an extender with it but due to the extender having a like two-inch strip of very stretchy elastic just There it ends up making it feel too loose, i get LOTS of ACTUAL wrinkling+gaping in the cups, and it's just overall uncomfortable.
    -the band and the straps digging in to my armpits aside, this is still my best bra and what i choose to wear when ppl are going to see me, and a VAST improvement from the 34b's i WAS wearing. i don't regret getting this bra at all, never planned on returning it, and even if i manage to get more comfortable bras i'm still glad i got this to figure out where to go from here and for comparison with other bras and what issues they have/dont have in common- for now and for the future!

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    30:5 30DD

    band far too tight among other issues

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    Lucy Balconnet Bra (5851)

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    Fits

    This bra seems like a good fit for my projected but short rooted breasts. This is the first bra I've ever owned where one strap doesn't continually slide off my shoulder! It is comfortable and seems well made.

    Black floral 5851 colorway

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    Didn't fit

    I loved the feel and look of the bra. Especially being the first unlined one I've tried. However, my breasts didn't quite fill the top, since it wrinkles, even after scooping and swooping. It doesn't quite have the tall sides to take in the underarm bulge, either. I really wish this fit, its so pretty and comfortable.

    Black colorway

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    Fits

    This bra is used, but still firm and like new for me to use. The lace is a little stiff but not to annoying. The bra color is not faded, like some bra lace gets when it's been used and washed. But I've found that the Cleo Lucy is the most inconsistent shaped bra EVER! So try at least 3 of one size before you know if that size doesn't work for you, I had to, and I'm glad I did.

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    Updated on Jul 17, 2017 Flag this


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    Fits

    This bra was a recommendation from someone on the ABTF facebook page. I never thought an unlined bra would fit comfortably and look nice on me, but I'm so delighted I was wrong. This bra is comfortable, gives a nice shape, and is pretty.

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    Used to fit

    Doesn't make me look pointy or give strange shape as other unlined have done. Love the look of this bra. The fabric, design, construction- everything! After wearing this all day I did find myself having to fix my tissue in the cups. Gore started to dig into center/close set tissue. Also, the cups aren't too small, yet the line of stitching where the lace is sewn to the top part of the cup slightly digs in & gives an (unnoticeable with a shirt on) slight quad effect. Maybe a 32D would help with this? Not sure if my tall roots are "pulling" the fabric too tight?
    Edit to add: I think the cups aren't close enough for me, but still a great bra that I've been wearing in regular rotation this summer !

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