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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 28H 28:11

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Fits ribcage71.9
B. perimeter32.6
Stretched Band74.0
Band Length58.2
Cup width14.4
Cup depth30.5
Wire length29.2
Cup height21.2
Cup separation1.9
Gore height8.5
Wing height10.6
Strap width1.9
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, slightly centre full, never met a gore I didn't like, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG

    I now understand why people rave over this bra. The shape is unique and very pleasing. It is a bit too open at the top of the cup to fit my even shape perfectly, but I do like it.

    The wires are a touch wide, the gore is particularly wide, but doesn't bother me, and as with the Lucy, I have sister sized ... down to get the firmness of the band that I like.

    I have the colour labeled "burgundy" but it really is more purple than red. I like it a lot. It does not show in all the pictures as well, but it really is quite dynamic and attractive. Plus, no neon anywhere! (I may remove the bow on the gore)

    The shape is achieved by the angles of the seams. The bottom of the cup diagonal starts fairly low - at least half way down the gore - and the strap attachment and upper end of the diagonal is further into the center than most balconettes. The straps are a full two cm inside my Ewa Michalak BM. My Curvy Kate Bardot imitates this strap placement, but the Marcie vertical seam is two cm inside the Bardot and the diagonal on the Marcie is three cms further inside the Bardot so the rounding effect in the Marcie climbs inward along the wire and thus gives a flatter apex/nipple area and a rounder inner cup. I will try and draw what I mean.

    The immediate projection is adequate and the strap set width, as already discussed it narrower.

    I'd love some side boning and/or three hooks, but oh well.

    The straps are not only scalloped on the outside edges, but ribbed so it is almost impossible to adjust the straps under tension, which means they will not be moving anywhere.


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    Fits

    SIZE
    This bra size is true to size.
    The cups are deep and projected.
    The band is snug.

    SHAPE
    The shape of the bra is beautiful!!

    I have full on top breasts and this is the first bra I have found that has enough room for my upper fullness and doesn't give me an "upside-down-7" shape.
    The wires are to wide for my narrow roots but not uncomfortable.


    This bra is also very beautiful and soft https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />

    MAGENTA/ORANGE colorway

    Updated on Jul 15, 2015 Flag this

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    Comfort
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    Bra appearance
    Excellent!

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    Hasn't set fit

    I bought this bra from a user on Reddit. I've had problems with the gore on Cleo's being too wide for me in the past. This bra has had the gore taken in to make the gore more close set. The alteration looks good. It is perfect for me with the alteration, however, it also made the band too tight for me to wear. I like the shape that this bra gives me, I just wish the band wasn't too tight. It fits more like a 26 band.

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    Updated on Jun 27, 2015 Flag this


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    Hasn't set fit

    pretty uncomfortable but pretty...the band digs in after a few hours- its quite stiff, and the wire at the gore pokes in like no ones business. I might just follow the same tactic like some other Marcie owners and tack the gore a bit further down so that the wire doesn't stab me in the chest each time. I also think it runs slightly large in the cup. I usually wear a 28H but i could have done with a 28GG in this bra I think. I have quite narrow rooted full on bottom breasts and this bra seems to want slightly fuller on top breasts...

    Updated on Nov 09, 2014 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    My favourite thing about this bra is the colour. It looks different depending on the lighting, but in daylight, it's a deep warmish yellow. The wires are stiffer than I'd like which does force the gore to tack, but it's a bit uncomfortable. I pushed the wires down about half an inch and stitched the wire channel ends so the wire can't slide back up. It's the same alteration I performed on my 28H - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) in pink. It does help reduce the chafing and rubbing.

    After owning the pink version for several months and now the yellow version, I'm beginning to move on from my honeymoon phase with this bra due to the stiffness of the straps. They are not as soft and adequately accommodating as other soft cup bras I've owned such as the Curvy Kate Angel or Lottie. While I still love many things about my Marcies, these straps give me shoulder aches.

    Yellow colorway

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    Didn't fit

    This bra is not a friend to close set boobs, but I went ahead and kept it anyway. My boobs feel weightless in it and the profile shape is rounded and projected, which I don't get much of in my moulded plunge bras. It also makes my boobs very narrow from a front view, pushing all of my sideboob towards the front. I don't have a preference for that either way, but I can imagine it would have a slimming effect under a tight dress https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />

    I kept this over a 28GG I ordered at the same time. I found the band to be a bit snugger on the H and the wires were higher on the side without going too far back.

    Update: I've recently lowered the gore to 2.5 inches http://www.bratabase.com/adventures/entry/4446/

    Candy pink colorway

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    Updated on Aug 30, 2014 Flag this


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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Oct 23, 2015



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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Apr 13, 2017



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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Nov 04, 2016



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    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Aug 30, 2013



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