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This is one of the cutest bras I've ever seen. I love the way it looks and from a distance I love the way it looks on. It feels good when I first put it on too. Really supportive feeling without looking like a grandma. I've attempted to wear it 2 times other than just trying it on. It hurts me REALLY badly right on either side of my breast bone on both sides. I mean to the point that I cut up a piece of really soft thick fabric and folded it there to try to make it bearable to go ... out with my husband wearing it. It didn't last a few hours and even with that cushion there, I took it off in the car on the way home and not for anything exciting lol. I even wonder if it is something that could be fixed by bending the wires at all if the bra fits otherwise. I do have a sort of prominent breast bone, so maybe this just won't work for me.
As for the cups, they feel like they fit. But when I look at them I'm just not so sure. The bottom of the cups look they fit to my untrained eye and so does the very top edge of the cup made of lace lays perfectly. So the part that is a problem is the seam right where the lace meets the rest of the cup almost seems like the lace should have been sewn a little tighter. I THINK that my breasts are "even" shaped but I could be wrong. I've thought about taking that part apart and sewing the lace more flat, but the gore pain has stopped me. I don't want to mess with it if it is just that the bra doesn't fit or work for me because then it wouldn't work for me or anyone else.
I bought this new from eBay, so no return.
Pros: Looks precious, playful, and flirty
Sturdy and supportive.
Straps are wide enough that they feel good on the shoulders.
Cons: Lace doesn't seem to match the rest of the cup in width. Maybe it is just poor craftsmanship on this particular bra that I got and usually it doesn't do that. Maybe there is nothing wrong with the seam and it just doesn't work for my breast shape or size. It just doesn't seem to look right in that spot.
Gore is really painful on my breast bone. It doesn't dig in anywhere else but it is significant and too painful to wear as-is.
The actual body of the cup has a sort of see through fine mesh material that overlays the cup the materials hate really is the cup and touches your breast. This material is loose and causes small wrinkles on mine when it is we worn and makes it look like the cup is wrinkled but it is only the lace on top. The cup itself under the lace is smoothe.
The wires MIGHT be a little too wide for me under the arm. It isn't uncomfortable and I didn't know until I took photos, but it looks like it is made for breasts that have more "meat" up under the arm than I do. It is weird because if I just touch my bare breast to see where it ends, I can feel it all the way to the middle of my armpit. Not in the pit, but in line with the middle of it if that makes sense.
This is one of the cutest bras I've ever seen.
I bought this new from eBay, so no return. I didn't feel like the fit was perfect when I tried it on, so since it was brand new I put it for sale on my local Craigslist for the price I paid total, hoping to avoid the hassle of shipping. It was the most bizarre experience of my bra life. The ad was flagged and removed and I asked why and was told that I was not really a woman selling a bra because a woman would know that a 28GG doesn't exist and that any bra would be measured using the metric system. AND this was a complaint by another woman. I finally convinced them I was a woman and it was a real bra so they stopped flagging it. That is when I got 2 different requests from men asking me to take photos in the bra and finishing the request off by saying, "I promis I'm not creepy." Um ok. Needless to say I decided to just try to make the bra work because trying to sell it drew out the crazies and I didn't want to go there anymore. Note to self: Never ever ever try to sell a bra on Craigslist again.
Updated on Jan 11, 2015 Flag this
I love this bra - it feels snug but comfortable and it looks amazing.
I find the underwires are a little wide and travel towards my back and the cup is a little on the generous size: but not enough that I would drop down a cup size. I'm wearing a 28GG in this bra and I seem to be very consistently that size across all the Cleo range.
The straps are also quite wide set and I find this very flattering.
Did I mention this bra looks amazing?
I struggle with the Cleo panties range and have yet to buy a pair (I tend to find crotch length is too long in nearly everything except a hipster or boyleg style) but I was able to find a great match to the near opaque red mesh of the bra at my local Target. What a great set in red.
Updated on Dec 01, 2012 Flag this
In my quest for a girly pink bra, I happened to come across the Cleo Marcie. I liked that the cups were unlined and the lace was strong while still being soft on my sensitive skin. Straps were not an issue in terms of length and comfort. The gore is a bit high for me and it does dig into my sternum and boob cleave, but I'm ok with that as long as I'm only wearing this bra for a few hours at work anyway. The only thing I'd like to see change is for more hooks in the back.
I bought this in both 28GG and 28H. In comparing the two, I found that the main difference was that the 28H cup was a bit deeper and wire length slightly longer. This made for better coverage on the sides of the bigger size. Furthermore, the band on the 28GG did measure bigger than the 28H, for some reason, but it was reason enough for me to finally decide to return the 28GG.
Updated on Aug 11, 2014 Flag this
The bra sometimes has a little gaping at the top, but during the times of month when I'm fuller the cups are completely filled. The placement of the straps seems to flatten my boobs on the side, pushing everything towards the center. This can look kind of awkward. The shape is not completely round but kind of flattened. Like a pushed against a wall effect. The band is also a tad loose on me and it did stretch out quickly (I'm wearing it on the tightest hooks almost everyday after about a month), but I'm closer to a 26 and I prefer very tight bands to help support ... my breasts. It could also be that I wear this bra everyday because it is the only one I have that fits me well (I've ordered two more, a Cleo Neve and a Tutti Rouge Betty both in 28GG, so we'll see how those go). The polka dots and lace are visible under very clingy fabrics and sometimes you can see a little nipple, which I guess is to be expected.
Other than those slight issues, the bra is great! It's extremely comfortable once it's broken in. But beware, this did have a break in time for me. When I first got it the gore poked me and left little blisters. That was probably a combination of me not being used to higher gores and that the bra was brand new. But now I LOVE my Marcie! The fabric is not itchy, nothing is poking, nothing is gaping, nothing is digging in, and only slight ride up. It's wonderful to have a bra that fits!
Updated on Jul 04, 2014 Flag this
First time with a "correctly" sized bra, still not quite correct though, I think. The band is very tight, leaves red marks around my torso after a short time wearing it, but the fit is not uncomfortable. My main problem with this bra is that the straps rub too much in front of my arms. Not sure if that means I need to go up a cup size or just try a different style. Even with scoop and swoop, I still have "rolls" outside the straps. Cups are comfortable but lace shows through a t-shirt.
Updated on Jan 14, 2014 Flag this
My favorite bra so far. I do have the in-cup quadboob thing going on, but I guess this is normal?? It doesn't seem to compromise the fit/support any.
Updated on Nov 12, 2013 Flag this
This bra fits wonderfully when I'm in a luteal phase because my breasts swell and become much rounder. The rest of the month there's a little gaping on top due to my (conical?) shape. The wire is about an inch too wide, but I like that the high wings encapsulate all of the side/armpit tissue. Due to the color/seams/lace, I can't wear this one as much because it easily shows under most outfits. The gore is too high and/or wide at the top so it sits on breast tissue in the center. The band rides up a little, but I can't decide if it's too loose or my ribcage/posture is too slouched.
Updated on Jul 20, 2013 Flag this
Just got this bra and haven't worn it long enough to really know how comfortable it'll be. But it looks gorgeous on!! The band fits perfectly... not too tight and not too lose. Does not dig into the top of my breasts (no quad boob).. doesn't push them too close together or too much separation in between. I think the underwires may be a little too high or wide, seems to dig under my armpits just a tad, but again this may just be that its new and hasn't been broken in yet. There is no loose fabric in the cups. Overall it fits better than Freya Arabella 28G.
band fits perfectly, not too tight not too loose (my ribcage is 27.5")
perfect space separation in between boobs
fills out cups perfectly! (no loose fabric and no digging in)
underwires are a little uncomfortable, not sure if too wide or too high but feels a little off.
Updated on Jan 30, 2013 Flag this
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