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

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Fits ribcage68.1
B. perimeter21.0
Stretched Band71.6
Band Length56.6
Cup width12.4
Cup depth21.3
Wire length21.7
Cup height13.7
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.2
Wing height7.9
Strap width1.3
Hooks2

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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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    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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    Updated on Mar 27, 2018 Flag this


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    Fits

    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.

    Updated on Nov 15, 2017 Flag this


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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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    Tangerine colorway

    Updated on Mar 05, 2017 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    My first Cleo Marcie. I have a couple of fit questions, so I'm posting this as an adventure. But first, the pros and cons.

    Pros: a shade of orange I like! It isn't too loose on the side between the band and shoulder strap, like my default Freyas. No foam, yay! Bare Necessities sale ftw!

    Cons: lace on the smaller boob is gaping, which is inevitable but drives me crazy.

    How I'm shaped: I'm super-petite. My breasts are proportionately short but also have wide roots that extend under my armpits, very splayed east-west, projected, kind of close together (one finger, not two), FOB, kind of empty on top, with broad ... shoulders and a bony chest. My default bra of the last several months is a Freya Ooh La La in 28DD. So comfy, but it gaps slightly on the sides between band and shoulder strap and I tend to quad over the gore.

    Questions:
    1. Okay, first, the gore was not lying flat at first. It was laying against one breast or the other, as you can see in the cleavage shot. Then after a few minutes of wear, the gore folded evenly into my cleavage, with one wire on each side of the vertical fold. I guess the good thing is I'm not quadding over the gore in this bra? Should I be looking for low-gore bras? And are there any that meet my other shape needs?

    2. As you can see in the angle and side view, there's a ton of mammary tissue on the sides of my breasts, but only up high, above the line of the nipple. Where should I be putting the tape measure in the cup depth/sternum-across-the-nip-to-ribs measurement? At nipple-level, I hit ribs an inch or more before I do if I'm measuring higher up. Any advice? I've noticed I get wildly different Bratabase recommendations depending on where I measure, but basically I just don't know how to match my shape.

    Thanks!


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    Tangerine colorway

    Updated on Mar 01, 2017 Flag this


    • I think that looks pretty good on you! The marcie lace usually was loose on my smaller side, too, but never showed under clothes, so I didnt worry.

      and i cant answer about recommendations, those never worked for me

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      As far as the measurements go, the breast tissue up high sounds like your tail of spence, aka the part of your breast that attaches to your shoulder muscle. It's normal to not have that inside your bra.

      If, however, you have breast tissue in your actual armpit that's being bisected by the wires, the hard wires of your Marcie will hurt over time. Wear the bra for a couple minutes, then take it off and push your breast (bigger side) against your chest. Does it look like the wire follows the edge of your tissue on the side? You should be able to see a line on the outside of your breasttissue. If it's overlapping your tissue you need a wider wire. Also, that's what you should measure, at the nipple line. If you scroll to the bottom of Renzilla's page here you should be able to see her wire marks around her breast tissue to see what I'm talking about: https://themusingsofrenzilla.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/cleo-juna-34dd-alterations/

    • Basically, if it doesn't hurt, don't fix it. There are always exceptions to every rule, but in most healthy people, pain means problem and no pain means no problem. Try a narrower or shorter gore if you like, but it sounds like you have firm tissue. If your tissue can push Cleo wires around, it should be fine .... unless it hurts!

      If you like Marcie, but don't like the gaping lace, try Cleo Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) which is Marcie with stretch lace.

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      dbmamaz thanks!

      cupandahalf Oh, wow, that is super-helpful! Thank you! (I just spent an age following links and going through the Bratabase cup depth charts in two of my sizes. So much great data!) In my case, the top of the wires are poking into tail of spence-adjacent tissue, but it isn't bad enough to hurt. It would if the wires were any narrower, but I think the Marcie will work for me.

      maddy2596 Thank you! That's kind of where I'm at: the ends of the wires poke at the side tissue somewhat, but not enough to bother me -- at least on a regular, non-PMS day. Thanks also for the advice re Hettie!

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    Fits

    This bra fits me surprisingly well considering that I'm FOB with short roots. The lace is a tiny bit loose on top, but nothing major. The band runs a little tight, unlike the bluebell colorway. The gore is a bit wide because of the wide wire channels and it tends to sit on my breast tissue, but I'm not too bothered by that.

    Tangerine colorway

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    I had expected that this bra wouldn't fit me very well, since I'm FOB with short roots. But I was just so obsessed with this colorway that I had to try. Surprisingly, the cups fit a lot better than I was expecting. A bit loose on top, but nothing major. I might do some minor alterations to the cups, but not too much. I didn't even have to size down. (Wouldn't have been able to, since Marcie is no longer manufactured any smaller than 28E.)

    The band was pretty stretchy compared to other Cleos I've tried. I'll have to alter it since I'm really a 26.

    Bluebell colorway

    Updated on Jul 28, 2016 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    Finally the stars aligned and I had Amazon credit when a 28e black Marcie was actually available. Hurrah! Except not hurrah! It's actually bigger and/or cut differently than the pink 28f I have. The band is looser, the apex seems to be a lot higher (or deeper?) and maybe the cup is less open on top? It did not dig into my sternum for once, which was nice, but the rest was a mess. The pink Marcie is not perfect (a little big, but not terrible). I'm not sure where it all fell apart, but this was kind of the issue I had with the raspberry one as ... well.

    I think maybe the Marcie really doesn't fit me, but the earlier styles are more forgiving. The yellow 28dd is incredibly tight and too shallow for me, but the shape is roughly good for me and my high roots, close setness, etc., like the pink one. This could also be a short person problem, since I am 4'10", but I did think the Marcie is low cut. Sad, so sad. Returning this one. Back to the drawing board, and one bra forever.

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    Black colorway

    Updated on Jan 10, 2016 Flag this


    • I found the yellow Marcie a tiny bit larger in the cup than the pink one in the same size. They are not my best fitting Cleos though, seem shallower than Meg, Lily or Maya.

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