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I love the Panache Porcelain model and I'm pretty sure Maddie draws much inspiration from that iconic t-shirt bra. Maddie is indeed very, very much like the Panache Porcelain Viva; with a a few small differences in shaping and details. First of all, typical to Cleo, the band is stretchier. After my experience with Juna's incredibly unstable band, I ordered 28 in Maddie, instead of my usual 30. Maddie's cups are, again, quite like Porcelain Viva, but Maddie's cups are "open" (similar to Juna only in this respect). Also, Maddie's cups are definitely "padded". If they were even the slightest bit thicker they would feel bulky to me. (I prefer the very lightly lined Porcelain cups). It's highly likely that I will buy more Maddies, but I think the 30DD size will be work better at keeping my boobs from migrating out the sides of the cups. Maddie's band is firmer an tighter than Juna's and overall it feels more supportive.
Updated on Apr 06, 2014 Flag this
I normally wear a 30D, and based on reviews went one band size down and one cup size up with the Maddie. The cups are STILL too small, which is incredible to me. The band fits comfortably even if it seems to be riding up a bit in the photo (that's from me desperately yanking on the straps trying to give more space to the top of the cups so I could lie to myself about it fitting), and the cups are incredibly soft, so I'd be willing to try a 28F if not for the fact the gore is too wide as well. It sits flat, but has to push my breast tissue out of the way to do so, which only serves to cause even more quadboob toward the center of the cup.
All of this is a shame, because the bra is VERY comfortable otherwise, looks quite well constructed to last a long time, and I am still on a quest for a skin-tone t-shirt bra that fits just right.
Updated on Dec 08, 2016 Flag this
It's my go-to bra right now as my body is changing so rapidly. Sure, it's too shallow, sure it's way too wide, but it doesn't hurt me. So pah!!
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 Flag this
Review is based on a trial, not on long-term wear. But! The bra fit me well, one of my best two. 28dd, which I wear usually, was way too small in the cups, so I sized up to 28E. The band is nice and tight. The cups may turn out to be a problem in the long run: when I stand up straight, they lie very flat against my breasts, but if I inhale extensively or start bending, the quadboob steps in. But it's a nice smooth look for everything I've tried this bra with, and the moulded cup gives a great lift.
Updated on May 30, 2017 Flag this
Not enough immediate projection, and a little too small.
Updated on Apr 29, 2017 Flag this
I have yet to actually go out and wear it, but from how it feels and looks like just trying it on is surprising. It feels very nice, if only a bit tight because of the unstretched band. The gore lies flat. And I'm pretty sure that it encompasses my breast tissue entirely. It holds my bigger breast almost perfectly, and just a tad bigger on my smaller breast. But I cannot comment on how it wears yet.
Updated on Jan 22, 2017 Flag this
This a little small for me now but see my review for the same bra in 28f instead
Updated on Aug 27, 2016 Flag this
I have quite a bit of separation (3 fingers) between boobs and they are quite shallow (and fairly even vertically, but slightly FOB), so this bra fits very well with the exception of the gore, which doesn't tack even when wearing the band at sufficient tightness. The band is too wide, which means it needed a bit of modification to fit to said sufficient tightness...achieved this by sewing the loop portion of a bra extender to the band next to the existing loops.
I have to adjust it every 6-8 hours, but otherwise not a huge problem. Straps are perfect.
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Updated on Aug 05, 2016 Flag this
This was a story of so close, yet so far. If it had the same width as my Masquerade Hestia, it'd be my new best. Buuut it's so wide it wraps around my ribcage and the straps are obviously too wide-set as well. The cups were wide and shallow, but had enough volume and I loved that they have nice immediate depth, and sat correctly in my IMF. Really a shame about the width. The band seemed a bit stretchy, but not impossibly so, also I sometimes buy a 30DD and alter the band down a couple inches, so not really a deal-breaker.
Updated on Apr 17, 2016 Flag this
November 2015: Not sure why I never uploaded pictures of me wearing this... Darn. But so far, the Maddie has been my tried and true bra and I now wear it in 28FF and it fits perfectly.
Original Review: When I first bought this bra, it fit almost perfectly. The straps were really wide in the front, so if I wasn't standing perfectly erect, my armpits press the cups forward and they gap a tiny bit next to my arms. But other than that, the band was nice and firm, I filled the cups well, and they encased my tissue on the sides well.
Now, ... the same gaping occurs, but I quadboob at the center of the cups. When I first swoop and scoop, I am exploding out of the cups, but due to the band stretching out and the before mentioned gaping due to too-wide straps, my breasts end up slipped into my armpits. I have remeasured my breasts, and retried on my bras, and they definitely do fit differently. Curvy Kate Tempt Me in 28E used to be too big, and now it just fits. The Kensie Corselette bra used to gap a tiny bit and now it doesn't. Cleo Marcie is a bit too small. Freya Ashlee half-cup in 30DD (with an altered band) is too small.
I'm not quite sure where to go from here. After looking at other bra measurements, I don't know if I need to upgrade to a 28F or stay a 28E. Cleo bras seem a bit smaller than other brands, so maybe I'll size up in Cleo but stay a 28E for now in other bras. I haven't had much success outside Cleo Maddie and Marcie with my shape, so I'm still searching for other bras that fit well from other brands.
Updated on Nov 11, 2015 Flag this
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