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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 28E 28:6

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Fits ribcage68.0
B. perimeter20.9
Stretched Band71.2
Band Length56.6
Cup width12.4
Cup depth21.2
Wire length21.7
Cup height13.5
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.2
Wing height7.9
Strap width1.3
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    I wanted so desperately to fit into this bra! I have tried all sizes that might fit me but this bra just isn't for me. It's well made and beautiful but is not going to fit on my body comfortably.

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    Didn't fit

    Ohh I hate it this painful thing. the wire at the gore sit on top of my tissue and I get orange in a glass effect, there's bunched-up unfilled fabric below the top edge of the cup. On one breast I get pain in my outer side because I think this bra is forcing my boobs too much inward. Cups too short for my tall roots and I feel like I'm spilling out and unsupported.

    Me: tall roots reaching collarbone, very close-set (touching), average to narrow width, shallow, splayed east-west, FOT or even (unsure), centre-full horizontally (for this reason I don't usually wear plunges), high set, short torso, broad shoulders, size asymmetry. Measurements: 26" snug UB and 34" leaning bust.

    Navy colorway

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    Updated on Aug 12, 2017 Flag this


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      Cleo wires can be very painful. Cute, but no amount of cute can convince me to wear a pain-inducing bra.

    • it almost looks like its too small?

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      yeah it was wayyy small for my larger breast all over and i think too shallow on the bottom for my smaller side

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    Fits

    Marcie was one of my best fitting bras when I was a 28DD/30D size, and I wore it all last summer. It was absolutely perfect for the hot weather! However, since my cup size gain, I decided to size up to the 28E. I had tried 28E once in the past when I was the smaller size since 28DD wasn't available, but it was way too big. Now, it fits me quite well, and even runs snug.

    I originally just felt that the 30D Marcie was good, but not great. It just didn't feel all that stable for some reason, even though the band ... didn't seem too big. Since switching down to the 28 band, this problem has been eliminated. The bra feels secure and stays in place. The 3 piece up shape, which is very similar to Curvy Kate Florence and Cleo Lucy/Kali, fits me really well. There's no gapping or bagginess in the upper cup, an area I typically struggle with. I think this is because Marcie's upper cup is cut to be very shallow and is slightly open, so it adjusts to fit, while upper cups that are cut to be more projected and closed off don't work without appropriate upper fullness. I also don't find that the cups cut into my tall roots, which is great. Marcie gives me a lifted, rounded shape that looks great and feels comfortable.

    I've found, however, that version of the bras with no printed text on the underwires fit me best. Some of the bras are made in China and some in Thailand, but the older model without printed underwires all fit well. However, there's something weird about the versions that have the print on the underwires, and I am not sure why. I've ended up reordering and swapping out every Marcie to be sure I get the older version.

    One problem I tend to get with Marcie is that the underwires tend to behave oddly at the gore without some adjustment. Some of them cross at the gore, and others just poke inward until the bra is properly adjusted. Once it's adjusted, there's no issues with comfort, but it could be why many other people have commented that Marcie's wires are uncomfortable.

    This is a 3 piece soft mesh cup, with double-lined bottom cups. The upper cup is fantastic on this bra, since it's embroidered mesh with no additional edge elastic. The natural stretch of the fabric helps it fit a number of different breast shapes without being too closed-off. The cups are embroidered with polka dots and the upper cup is embroidered with butterflies, but the embroidery and seams are not visible under clothing. Straps are nice and wide, and I like the texture, which helps keep the straps in place. The band is firm powermesh with a leotard back. Unlike Lucy, Marcie has a full band, so it feels extra secure on me.

    I own this bra in 3 colors in 30D and in 2 colors in 28E, and have also tried on the 28F. Currently, 28E fits me best, though the overall bra feels a bit snug now. I tried sizing up to 28F but it was way too deep and tall in the cups. For now, 28E Marcie is still my best-fitting unlined bra. It's a bummer that it's finally been discontinued!

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    Fits

    Marcie was one of my best fitting bras when I was a 28DD/30D size, and I wore it all last summer. It was absolutely perfect for the hot weather! However, since my cup size gain, I decided to size up to the 28E. I had tried 28E once in the past when I was the smaller size since 28DD wasn't available, but it was way too big. Now, it fits me quite well, and even runs snug.

    I originally just felt that the 30D Marcie was good, but not great. It just didn't feel all that stable for some reason, even though the band ... didn't seem too big. Since switching down to the 28 band, this problem has been eliminated. The bra feels secure and stays in place. The 3 piece up shape, which is very similar to Curvy Kate Florence and Cleo Lucy/Kali, fits me really well. There's no gapping or bagginess in the upper cup, an area I typically struggle with. I think this is because Marcie's upper cup is cut to be very shallow and is slightly open, so it adjusts to fit, while upper cups that are cut to be more projected and closed off don't work without appropriate upper fullness. I also don't find that the cups cut into my tall roots, which is great. Marcie gives me a lifted, rounded shape that looks great and feels comfortable.

    I've found, however, that version of the bras with no printed text on the underwires fit me best. Some of the bras are made in China and some in Thailand, but the older model without printed underwires all fit well. However, there's something weird about the versions that have the print on the underwires, and I am not sure why. I've ended up reordering and swapping out every Marcie to be sure I get the older version.

    One problem I tend to get with Marcie is that the underwires tend to behave oddly at the gore without some adjustment. Some of them cross at the gore, and others just poke inward until the bra is properly adjusted. Once it's adjusted, there's no issues with comfort, but it could be why many other people have commented that Marcie's wires are uncomfortable.

    This is a 3 piece soft mesh cup, with double-lined bottom cups. The upper cup is fantastic on this bra, since it's embroidered mesh with no additional edge elastic. The natural stretch of the fabric helps it fit a number of different breast shapes without being too closed-off. The cups are embroidered with polka dots and the upper cup is embroidered with butterflies, but the embroidery and seams are not visible under clothing. Straps are nice and wide, and I like the texture, which helps keep the straps in place. The band is firm powermesh with a leotard back. Unlike Lucy, Marcie has a full band, so it feels extra secure on me.

    I own this bra in 3 colors in 30D and in 2 colors in 28E, and have also tried on the 28F. Currently, 28E fits me best, though the overall bra feels a bit snug now. I tried sizing up to 28F but it was way too deep and tall in the cups. For now, 28E Marcie is still my best-fitting unlined bra. It's a bummer that it's finally been discontinued!

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    Didn't fit

    Managed to find this bra online and finally giving it a shot. Overall, the bra fits to my shape well. I'm still getting used to the look and feel as I usually buy lined bras. The lace does shift from fitting, to slight gaping, to slight digging in depending on my movements/stance. Two of my issues are that the wires dig in on my sternum. I've run into this issue with bras in the past several times. I'm fairly slim and do not have much fat or tissue on my sternum. Also, the straps are a little wide set and do sometimes rub on my arms. That being said, this is fitting better than my last bra.

    I am looking for other bras that would fit similarly and open to suggestions from all!

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    Fits

    This is my first cut-and-sew bra, and I'm glad that I tried it! My molded cup bras tend to keep my breasts firmly in place, so the sense of greater movement in the cut-and-sew took a little getting used to, but was ultimately very comfortable. In the summer, I think it'll be cooler than my usual molded cup bras. Plus, the polka dots and the lace are adorable. You can definitely see the pattern and the seams through thin tops, but not through thicker shirts.

    My only issue with fit is that the lace at the top of the cup wrinkles on my smaller side. Other than that, the band seemed true to size, the gore tacks, and the underwires/cups are a good fit for my relatively wide, shallow shape.

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    Didn't fit

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    Didn't fit

    Band a bit tight, maybe I just need to break it in. Doesn't give as round of a shape I would like. Cups fit well, but it hurts my sides after wearing for several hours. I don't find the mesh material very comfortable. Gore a bit raised against sternum.

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    Used to fit

    If your breast size varies through the month, this is a great bra to complement the Cleo Lucy. This is a bit bigger in the cups for the same size. Comfortable every day bra. Melon colored bra has cute charcoal center ribbon and contrast edging on the bottom. Polka dots are cute.

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    Didn't fit

    First unlined bra that I've tried, I'm amazed at the uplift and the weightlessness (this coming from someone who was basically keeping the push-up bra industry alive with how many I own/owned). I'm definitely not going back. However, this bra isn't perfect, the cups wrinkle a bit on the upper lace section on me (still trying to figure out my shape/ideal bras for said shape), though it's not visible under clothing. After all those push-up bras, too, the shape surprised me—it's nowhere near those perfectly rounded, padded cups, in a good way. My breasts look like... breasts. My skin is extraordinarily sensitive to material, and so far the lace/mesh has not created any abrasion/irritation, but some portion of the band/closure periodically stabs—I believe it's the "seam" around the end edge of the band with the eyes on it, not the hook side. Not sure whether I'll keep yet, but still a game-changer of a bra.
    28:6 28E

    Lace wrinkles in cups; too big or incompatible shape?

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    Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831)

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