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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).
Updated on Jul 26, 2014 Flag this
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.
Updated on Mar 23, 2014 Flag this
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!
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 Flag this
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.
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 Flag this
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.
Updated on Jul 17, 2017 Flag this
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.
Updated on Mar 11, 2017 Flag this
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 !
Updated on Jul 26, 2016 Flag this
Oh, how I wanted the Lucy to fit. I had a lot of hope in this bra.
The most important thing to note (for me), that I wish I had known ahead of time, was that where the mesh meets lace on the cup, would create a quadboob, making the portion covered with lace looked oddly puffed up, even though I still had some wrinkling at the very top of the cup. No amount of swoop and scoop could make this bra enclose the breast tissue near my underarm (tail of spence). The cups just did not come up high enough and give the type of inward/forward support ... I need, while at the same time, it rubbed that area painfully, even while just wearing it a short time.
The band on this black 30DD was significantly tighter and less stretchy than the band on the 30E in Malibu Blue. The tighter band fit snugly on the loosest hook and felt like it'd probably be the right size for me. (It is worth mentioning, I am still a beginner on the bra search journey. I have found that 30 bands really vary significantly between brands. While Natori fit snugly, Freya and Panache seem like I should consider sizing down to a 28.)
It's a pretty little bra, definitely not built to create cleavage. At this point, I believe I have wide-set, splayed, wide-root, pendulous, fuller on bottom (or equal, when bent over....but with deflated upper breast tissue that's almost non-existent when standing), shallow (because of the extent of the ptosis and the size I was to begin with) breasts. I have recently come to understand that the 32 B/C push up bras I have been wearing for 20 years have created a rather pronounced bulge of tissue between underarm and breast (tail of spence). Any cup in my recommended sizes, that doesn't pull that tissue in, is going to be too big in the cup.
I'm giving up the on Cleo Lucy. It just is not the right style and shape for me. This one is going back to Amazon and the obsessive quest will continue...
Updated on Dec 14, 2015 Flag this
This is the first bra I've tried in out-of-matrix sizing. I've used a few reputable bra size calculators and they seem to think I'm a 28E/30DD. Well, I can say that the construction and detailing on the bra is very pretty, but does not fit. I fill out the bottom nicely, but there's major wrinkling near the straps, lots of gaping at the top of the cup.
Updated on Nov 16, 2015 Flag this
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