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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 28FF 28:8

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Fits ribcage69.0
B. perimeter25.2
Stretched Band71.9
Band Length56.4
Cup width13.4
Cup depth24.9
Wire length24.8
Cup height16.3
Cup separation1.9
Gore height7.2
Wing height8.8
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 5
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    Didn't fit

    I just love this set! It's sooo pretty! the pictures don't give this bra justice! the colour is so gorgeous! And the ruffles on the panty! stunning!!
    The bra is great and comfortable, but I think I will try a marcie in a size down, as the wires are too wide and I think it would bring my boobs a tad more centred in a 28F. The top is acually not completely flat, but you don't see this under clothing!

    I did get this stunning set through an exchange from another user and I love it! Thank you so much!!

    This is the burgundy colourway.

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    Updated on Feb 11, 2016 Flag this


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      It looks gorgeous on you! :) Stupid wires, always causing trouble!

    • I have been wearing it for a couple of hours now and the wires do poke a lot in the middle! :( :'( but it is so pretty!! :(

    • I will just see it as a "half a day bra" :D

    • Would bending the wires out away from you a little at the gore help?

    • Would it help to bend the wires out away from you a little at the gore?

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      So sorry for the double entry. I entered a comment once and it didn't show up; so I entered the second comment. And now they BOTH show up, and I can't delete one. :P

    • So sorry for the double entry. I entered a comment once and it didn't show up; so I entered the second comment. And now they BOTH show up, and I don't seem to be able to delete one. :P

    • So sorry for the double entry. I entered a comment once and it didn't show up; so I entered the second comment. And now they BOTH show up, and I don't seem to be able to delete one. :P

    • 2

      This is such a lovely color on your skin tone!

    • Love it in this color! Cleos often run tight... try an extender and see if that helps with the gore.
      I found the Marcie failed to completely center my boobs in any size. I think it has to do with the design of the cup, not the size. Might also not be helped by the wide wires and wide-set straps. I don't think this is really a design that will bring the boobs together a the center, it is more geared to push them up if that makes any sense.

    • Thx wendybien, if I use an extender its too wide :/ I think I'll have to take it off after uni and then it will work :D

      Wanabee: is it just pushing them away or how do you do it? Thx

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      BronteBeach

      If the top of the wires are poking you at the gore, you'll want to bend those tops slightly away from your sternum. It might work best if you do it while wearing the bra, if you can use enough force with your hands in that position. Then you can do it a little at a time until you achieve a good comfort fit. Gentle use of a pair of pliers with their jaws wrapped in a clean rag might help too.

      What the wires are made of is important. It will affect how maleable they are, and how well they retain their new shape. But you'll just have to work with them a little to find that out. 😊

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  2. 5
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    Fits

    The band on this bra runs tight and doesn't appear that it will stretch quickly....currently waiting for the extenders I ordered. I can wear it this way but the cups are distorting because the band is too tight for me and the underwires dig so bad they leave bruises.

    Cup shape is very open on the top, I can't get it to dig in no matter what position I try. Probably the cutest bra in my drawer at the moment. It's a true red, not orangey. Mine did need some stretching on the diagonal seam as it cut in slightly but it did ... not show under shirts and was very minor. The gore is quite narrow. Overall it fits very well. I slip some comfy cups/no peek pads in and no worries about nipple show through. Seams definately show in most of my summer shirts which I don't particularly care for...but it's pretty enough that I wear it anyway. Quality wise...there were some loose threads but nothing that looks like it's going to fall apart. It gives a very rounded, uplifted, up front shape and is more supportive than Lucy....I can jog in this one with minimal jiggle.

    Edited: The extenders arrived and what a difference! The underwires no longer bruise my ribs and the cups fit perfectly with no wrinkling. I needed two positions looser than the loosest hook at first and now just one. This bra is getting a lot of wear! I don't think I would go up a band size personally, just because it will last longer this way. I think this is one bra I will actually end up buying in more colors...especially the aqua that's supposed to be coming up!!

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    • how did you stretch the seam? the same thing is happening to me but i'm not sure how to go about stretching it

    • how did you stretch the seam? the same thing is happening to me but i'm not sure how to go about stretching it

    • Just grab the puckery part on either end and stretch it. Works best while wet. Mine doesn't do it at all anymore.

    • Ugg, I keep trying, but the in-cup quad-boob keeps getting worse. I'm at the verge of tossing this bra! It looks so disgusting . . . like camel-toes on my boob (only the bigger side - i wonder if its worse because the cup is slightly too small on that side?)

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  3. 4
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    Didn't fit

    Hey, I found a Marcie that works for me! Thankfully, no in cup quadding in this colorway. I hear that problem has been fixed with the new run of the nude ones, but the white dots on the nude colorway make it useless for me as a nude so I'm not interested in finding out first hand. Regardless, this is pretty good on me despite being recommended for FOT/tall roots, of which I'm neither. The cups do gape a little bit. Nice projection at the wire. This particular color has an extremely tight band. Not sure if that's true for all the yellow ones or if it's just mine, but I need an extender at first. BTB even asked me to verify the stretched band measurement since it's only 26.5! Full review on the blog.

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    Updated on Apr 13, 2016 Flag this


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    • I wish I lived closer to you to try it on!!! It looks so good on you! The 28G was an awful fit for me. I like that the band runs small as I'm realizing i haven't got a good UB measurement from my shape and a semi recent collarbone fracture making it hard to get& I'm learning it's smaller than I thought. You always look so great in bras!!!

    • I wish I lived closer to you to try it on!!! It looks so good on you! The 28G was an awful fit for me. I like that the band runs small as I'm realizing i haven't got a good UB measurement from my shape and a semi recent collarbone fracture making it hard to get& I'm learning it's smaller than I thought. You always look so great in bras!!!

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      girl333 she really does look good in bras.

    • Thanks! It's definitely better for taller roots. But it's good enough to keep. I'd totally let you try it on if you could! Hope your collarbone feels better soon!

    • lcl0706 sorry for the double post. Cell phone posting"/! Thanks, it's a lot better, just gets irritated from overuse& the range of motion isn't great yet. I wish there was an instant bra swap like the jetsons style to try on bras!

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      It's such a great fit on you! It's crazy to compare how tall the cups were on me compared to how they look on you - it's definitely fitting you way better than it would have fit me. I also remember the pink color way running small, but I think my newer ones are more TTS despite the gaping problem (and then the raspberry one being kinda loose). LOVE IT! Always love your photos too!

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  4. 3
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    Fits

    The second Marcie of my collection, now in 28FF, as I've heard the "nude" colorway tended to be smaller in the cups than the other versions. It turned out, nevertheless, to be quite deep anyway, but my even boobs worked that out!

    More details in my full post (and pictures): http://www.myfashioninsiderblog.com/2016/08/lingerie-cleo-by-panache-marcie-not.html

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    Updated on Aug 21, 2016 Flag this


    • 1

      Wow! I'm shocked at how it looks with a top, it being unlined and all. Definitely need to get my hands on a Marcie!

    • skinnycolbs Cleo's unlined bras shape is stellar, yes!

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  5. 2
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    Didn't fit


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    • I follow your blog with great interest, Staaldrigstill. The front and 3/4 view shots are very helpful. I would love to see side shots, too. The view from the side, turned 90 degrees away from the camera, often reveals shape problems not visible in front or 3/4 views. That's the view that helps me decide on a bra the most.

    • learningaboutbras I'm so happy to hear from a reader! I don't have many of those shoes because i have to be in a very awkward position to take them, but I'll definately try to snap some for upcoming posts. Thanks a lot for the advice, I very much appreciate it. Is there anything else you'd like to see on the blog?

    • I understand it's hard to take 90-degree angle shots. There are tools to set up your phone and use a remote control to get difficult shots, but those cost money.

      If you get matching panties, I'd like to see front and back views, even if you're not wearing them. Maybe measurements would help, too.

      It's hard to find pictures of the back. Figleaves and Nordstrom are pretty good about showing the back, but even they sometimes don't get a good shot. I have wasted a lot of money shipping back panties that were too low cut or too roomy or not flattering in the back. Now I know never to buy Cleo panties. Most Ewa Michalak panties I can't wear. I'm still learning which other ones work.

      Oh, it was really funny when you wore that pushup bra and you said your classmate didn't learn a lot about ancient Roman architecture that day! LOL!!!

    • Acctually my phone doesn't have a camera haha. I have one of those old things with buttons and I've had it for five (soon six) years, it's bathed three times and I've dropped it contlessly. I always thought why should I replace it if it ain't broke, but it just never brakes! (I'm also terrified that this day will come because these new phones cost a fortune!). Sorry for the off topic. I'll try my best to get some side shots, and if all else fails I'll ask my SO to take them for me :)

      I never thought of that knicker aspect. I have some sets coming up, but have only photographed the back if they were extra pretty, but now I'll have a reason to do it otherwise, thank you!

      Haha, I felt a bit bad for the boy. I've never really considered the fact that other people would be affected by what I wear. Maybe school uniforms could serve a purpose after all?

    • I think this bra looks good on you. I can't see anything that looks too big. I only see it looking a little small in the cups. You could wear a 28G in this bra, because I see it cutting in on top of your cups, but I don't see any gaping at all.

    • Did you like the 28FF pink version of the Marcie?

    • Nayanya It's mostly prominent when I move. The pink fit me much better.

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  6. 1
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    Used to fit

    Now I really thoroughly enjoy most of the Panache/Cleo bras I have, but this one is such a beautiful fit. It's scarlet red and the perfect tone of red to compliment my pale skin. I feel like a bombshell in this bra and it certainly looks the part! It's by far the best shape I've had from a Cleo bra probably ever, it's so rounded and nice and the fabric has such a beautiful pattern. This is a newer model with a slim bow in the middle like the Cleo Blake.

    The quality is so good in this bra! I mean Panache has a high standard usually, but ... WOW. It just feels so good. It was bought brand new at Bravissimo in November 2017 and hasn't been worn much as it's on the smaller end for my cycle, so I will admit that I'm biased in how pristine it is. The band is the tightest I've had from Panache bras but its so comfy!

    The white hooks on the red clasp fabric is stylish and as i said the pattern is so cute. The embroidered bows at the top of the fabric edge go just along the top of my breast tissue and contain the fullness on top so well. The straps are a little thin for my taste, but that's common with Cleo bras. They're still cute though.

    I tend to wear this bra under a floral blouse I have that already pays attention to cleavage. Combine cleavage blouse with hottest bra? Maximum. Boob. :D

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    Updated on Jul 20, 2018 Flag this


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      Please remember to add measurements for the bras too so we strengthen the database.
      Thank you! :-D

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  7. 1
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    Fits

    I really like the burgundy color of this bra and it gives a nice round shape. The wires does however poke a bit so it's not the most comfortable bra I own.

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    Updated on Jul 04, 2016 Flag this


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  8. 1
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    Didn't fit

    I had wanted to try the Marcie after reading about it so much, and when I saw the images of the AW15 burgundy colorway, I knew I needed it! Burgundy is pretty much my favorite color, but I didn’t yet have such colored bra. In natural lighting, it seems more like a dark purple to me, but it’s beautiful anyway. I also love the cute and unique lace pattern. Lookswise, it’s a killer! Also, the shape is amazingly rounded for an unlined bra. I rarely actually wear unpadded bras because a) I’m shy about nipples and b) the shape I get is often a bit droopy. Marcie might ... get much more use, if it wasn’t for the comfort issues.
    The band seemed perfectly tight enough, but now I just realized that it had ridden up a bit after a long day (then again I’m 26"). Wires are quite wide, and for me there is about 1 cm extra space towards the armpits. For me the wires don’t really cause much discomfort at the sides, but they do press into my ribs under the bust.
    There is something very strange happening with the center gore: it sort of tacks (or one wire does), but it is constantly twisted towards the other breast. I guess this is because of my close-set breasts; I often have problems with high gores. At least this way the wires don’t completely sit on my breast tissue (as in Cleo Juna), but the gore is still uncomfortable and digs into my sternum too hard. There is also some wrinkling/gaping in the left cup, towards which the gore is turned (which is my bigger breast actually). The right cup seems to fit fine. I have some fullness at the top, and this is the only unpadded bra I have tried that doesn’t close in at the top too much.
    I think that Marcie might fit me be better in 28F since the gore would be lower, wires narrower, and the open cups would still probably still accommodate me. However, I’m starting to think I’ll just have to give up on Cleo balconettes, as lovely as they are otherwise – I just cannot deal with the wires. :(

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    Updated on Jan 20, 2016 Flag this


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      FWIW, it looks beautiful on you :) It's a gorgeous color. This is how the Cleo Lily tacks on me. Panache wires are very firm unfortunately and you're not the only one to think they tack uncomfortably.

    • Thank you lcl0706 ! :) That's interesting about the Lily. They are beautiful as well, glad it seems to be working for you!

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      The gore dug into me at first as well, I'm wide set and have a bony sternum, but found with enough persuasion, I was able to bend the very end of the wires outward and it's much more comfortable now. :) I think I wrote about it in my review of the same bra, the newer Marcies have more true to size bands, unlike the older models that ran several inches smaller. That could be why it's too big for your 26" underbust. Hopefully you can make it work, it really is a beautiful bra and its you well! :)

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      Thank you Slava-Zone ! :) That would make make sense about the band, it's not as supertight as I assumed. Bending the wires might be a good idea (I should do that on my Juna as well). Then again I'm bothered by the twisted gore, it feels like it doesn't really fit in between my boobs. Not quite sure what to do with this one. But it is a beautiful bra indeed!

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      Nml817 You're welcome, glad I could help. :) I've seen tutorials before about being able to make a gore narrower. I think that with close set breasts, you'd be better off with overlapping wires, which Marcie doesn't have sadly. By the picture, it just looks like the wire casing is just too wide for the space, so like you said one is trying to twist out of the way, which I don't think is a bad thing. It's such a small area of the bra, as long as the rest of the bra is staying in place, I don't think one small area of the bra being twisted will compromise the fit. :) If both wire casings sat flat, they'd probably be cutting into your breasts, which would be ouch!

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  9. 1
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    Didn't fit

    These cups are unfortunately too wide on me to be comfortable. These cups hate my armpits and my armpits hate them. It's a shame because the 32E Marcie is much nicer to my armpits, but the band is way too stretched out now. :(

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    Updated on Aug 17, 2015 Flag this


    • Good review!

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  10. 1
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    Didn't fit


    • Ha! I'm not impressed by the design of Marcie either. It's obviously well constructed - I could tell even though it didn't fit me - but that's all. Oh well!

    • I think it looks better in the other colour though, like it's quite nice in red or black, but the pink and yellow - urk!

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