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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 30F 30:7

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Fits ribcage72.7
B. perimeter24.7
Stretched Band76.2
Band Length59.8
Cup width13.2
Cup depth24.6
Wire length24.6
Cup height15.8
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.2
Wing height8.9
Strap width1.3
Hooks2

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  1. 9
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    Fits

    It seems a bit crazy to me that I waited for so long in my bra fitting adventures before daring to try this bra and getting a good fit into it. A bit of backstory: I started wearing bras that truly fit me just after I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and I gained about 14lbs during my first two years with fibromyalgia, which impacted my bra fitting experiences and made it hard for me to find a truly good fit, as my shape and size would change every few months. I tried Cleo Marcie only once during that period, and at that point I was stuck between 30F ... and 30FF in this bra. Now after 9 months of training and counting calories, I am finally back at the weight I had before fibromyalgia, and (spoiler alert) Cleo Marcie now fits me in 30F!

    I am the textbook shape that works for Marcie: full on top, tall roots, narrow, projected. I also have some inner fullness and I'm rather close-set.

    This bra is giving my tall roots some love! It's very open on top so it doesn't cut in at all. It's also very comfortable and the gore is rather narrow compared to many other bras I've tried. My only complaint about this bra is how thin the straps are, especially compared to Freya Rio's wide 2cm straps.

    Not to mention: this red colour (I think it's F/W 2017?) is lovely and disappears completely under a white shirt, and the leopard bow is a nice touch.

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    • This bra looks excellent on you. I have to size up to 30FF in Marcie because I have so much side tissue. You obviously don't have this problem. I love the fit of this bra.

    • Gorgeous! I have a 30F in the navy on right now. I love it.

    • Stunning on you!

    • Yay! How lovely this gorgeous red disappears under white because it is so much more beautiful than beige.

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  2. 3
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    Fits

    This bra is very comfortable (and super cute!). I'll be trying a 28 to see if the fit of the band would be better. This is currently my best fitting bra!

    Updated on Jan 17, 2018 Flag this


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      So glad this is comfortable! Marcie creates an awesome shape.

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      I’m considering this in this same size. I’m concerned that I might still be a little bit too FOB for it though, but the 32E I tried wasn’t too bad, just too large of a band. What’s your shape like ?

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      Calluna Go for it! Seriously! I'm *very* FoB and while the top of the lace in mine is a smidge loose, the bottom fits extremely well!

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      Scarl3tt3 to me you look evenly full in this bra. I wouldn’t call you *very* FOB. Regardless, I made Marcie work for me as well and I am even with the shortest roots on the planet lol. So I tend to disagree with the widespread notion that Marcie only works for FOT shapes. I wore Marcie in a size down from my average size, until I got tired of its killer wires and elastics.

    • Scarl3tt3 thanks! I think that I am borderline evenly full but with the tendency to be more fob than fot, though as I have fairly soft and malleable tissue, sometimes my boobs act differently depending on the bra. They’re tricky little bastard boobs sometimes. Which makers me feel like I should go for it in the 30F instead of 30E. Agree with lcl0706 that perhaps it’s not quite the fob/fot diagnostic bra that it’s reputation says it is.

    • It looks very nice on you!
      Stupid question: is it the black version?
      I just order the black one in a band size larger since I was expecting it to fit tighter then the other colorways.

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      aboobaccount Not at all! This one was actually the navy color. The black doesn't have any color accents IIRC. :)

    • I'm actually looking at the navy one too. Though I love the bluebell.

    • My navy 30F is on the way!

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  3. 3
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    Didn't fit

    Long overdue review of a bra I've had for more than 3 months. Loved this colorway since it first came out and it's very classy in person! Shape is great, the Cleo-basketballs. Top section of the lace is empty and flopping in the wind, and it's only gotten worse since I took these pictures back in May. Oh well. Its band is slightly loose on me as it's more TTS than my 28-band yellow one, but because Cleo's elastics are so thin and high-tension yet the band's mesh fabric is... well, mesh... that 28-posing-as-a-26 yellow band is really uncomfortable. I still wear this bra to death despite very likely being able to size down to a 28F/30E at this point.

    Burgundy colorway

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    Updated on Aug 02, 2016 Flag this


    • This color on your skin is gorgeous!! If you hadn't pulled the lace up, I wouldn't have known it was unfilled. Impressive. I'm accustomed to wrinkles there ;-)

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  4. 2
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    Fits

    This Cleo classic has become a go to bra for me as it achieves a round and smooth look totally without padding or moulding.
    I like to wear it with both revealing and more covered up tops.

    At first the Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) is always a bit on the snugger side. After breaking in it deals surprisingly well with light upward size fluctuations.

    This beautiful red colourway comes with a little leo print bow between the cups and white hardware.

    Scarlet colorway

    Updated on Jan 06, 2018 Flag this


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    Fits

    As a self-confessed fan of the Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) I had to try this nude version. I'm always on the lookout for non padded options to wear with lightweight and light coloured summer tops :)

    Sadly the shade is too pink and too cold for my yellow skin undertone. Otherwise the bra fitted as expected.

    Nude colorway

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    Used to fit

    This review will be updated in the near future as this is my first time taking it out for a spin, and I've only had it on for about 5 minutes

    Impression: I actually REALLY wished this bra weren't red when I first saw it. And then I saw the colors they offered for SS '13 and AW '13 and decided I liked red best out of all of them. When I first opened the bag, I wasn't super in love with the red, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. I have mixed feelings about the lace at the top. I want to ... say I don't like it, but part of me is reminded somehow of Super Mario Bros. Especially in blue (and especially the briefs) remind me an awful lot of the water levels with Cheep Cheeps.

    Fit: The band isn't uncomfortable but it's tighter even than my Meg felt. I took a look at it in the mirror and the hooks are straining a bit, so I think I'm going to buy an extender. If you feel like you're typically on the higher side of your preferred band size, you might want to size up or go the extender route for a while. This is my first time doing this so I don't know how long it'll take for me to stretch it out so I don't need the extender anymore. Straps end in a good place for me, but they are awful hard to adjust. I had to take the bra back off to do it, haha. As everyone mentions, the profile is very round, which I like. The very top of the lace doesn't cut in, but the bottom of the top row (with the fake bows) digs a bit on the left if I squeeze my shoulder blades together. Little boob is gaping a bit, but not much, and sizing up would make that much more apparent. The gore is narrower than my other Cleo bras, which I think is better suited to me.

    Quality/buying experience: There are a few stray threads, which I don't recall seeing in either my Lucy or my Zia when I first got them, but they're darker so it's totally possible that I just didn't notice them. The major quality issue I have is that this bra was sent to me missing one of the hook closure things in the second row. I bought it from Breakout Bras at a discounted price through Amazon. Their return/exchange policy states that the purchaser has to cover return shipping, but since they sent me a defective product I emailed them asking if they would send me a prepaid label. However, they were out of my size (and the price had gone back up). They emailed me back and offered to refund me 35% of what I'd paid for the bra, which I decided was a good enough deal to keep. In total I paid about 50% of what the bra is listed for, so, not too bad.


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      Haha you are so right on about the lace being reminiscent of Mario bros water levels!

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  7. 1
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    Didn't fit

    Ive been looking to get Marcie in better size than 34D for some time now and when I got my babydoll in 65F I was amazed how it made my boobs to look. However after wearing it today Im little bit concerned about some issues.
    First of all, the bra makes my bust looks really nice! I feel like I have boobs, as its not minimising at all but opposite which is great for a soft bra
    Secondly, my boobs feel so stable. They dont bounce as this occurs even with some Ewa bras!
    Thus, cups looks perfect, the depth is great and theres no wrinkling or gapping anywhere, ... buuut! the strap placement is bit too wide in this size. moreover the cups are too wide and they do annoy especially my right smller side causing red marks due to this fact. Maybe the cups is not really my perfect size? or maybe its not the style I should wear? also wires are unfortunately too wide for me a little. After I took bra, the line was like 0.5cm behind my boobs - i think Im going to bend wires and see how that fits.
    The band is perfect for my 73cm underbust - felt little too tight after I put it on, but later was okay. During a day I had episode of itchiness under the band and felt like i need to pull the band a little from my body - and it helped. later was okay with no issues.
    Beside the issues with too wide cups I really love the bra - and I think Ill keep it.
    However, if cups on the side end too close to my armpits and wires are too wide - would sizing down be a good option? or this may cause quadboobs?

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    Updated on Sep 07, 2016 Flag this


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  8. 1
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    Fits

    Another success with a "Complete Assurance" recommendation from Bratabase. Cool! I'd usually never try a 30F..

    So, based on the complete failure 30Fs I've tried before, I'd say this runs small in the cup. The band fits tighter - nice and firm.

    The design isn't my cup of tea - the frills on the panties are so dainty! But you know I love my matching sets .. The pink + the ruffles is super feminine, wouldn't be my first color choice .. but it was a great price!

    I'd say I still prefer my Cleo Lucy in 30E - the wires seem narrower, the shape and lift seems slightly more pleasing, and the design is less frilly.

    Pink colorway

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    Didn't fit


    • I have the Marcie in the pink, blue and yellow and, for some reason, the pink fits best. Love the shape!!

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  10. 1
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    Fits

    Cleo's semi-sheer classic in bright raspberry with a polka-dotted little white bow on the center gore. The upper cups are made of non-elastic lace. Straps are fully adjustable and fairly wide set. The shape is pretty round and the bra not too covering.

    I own this balcony bra in purple too and as I had a little quadboob tendency with my 30F - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) I ordered this colorway in both in 30F and 30FF - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831). This proved unnecessary as the raspberry one fits perfectly well in 30F. Measurements are pretty much the same for both so I don't have any explanation for the somewhat tighter fit of the purple one.

    Raspberry colorway

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    Updated on Feb 02, 2015 Flag this


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    • The raspberry is definitely a stretchier fabric, and apparently the red was too. I'm having problems with the stretchiness

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      Oh that's a pity for you, but a slightly stretchier fabric would explain my observations. For me it appears to make those little difference between pretty well fitting and perfect fit.

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      Haha yes - Floris is supposed to be the same cut, but fits me better because its absolutely solid, unyeilding fabric. I'm a 32J, though, so I've got a lot of weight pushing on that fabric.

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      As far as I can tell from the pictures the cups Panache Floris Balconnet Bra (7311) are made of a more sturdier fabric instead of the double layered mesh you have on the marcie. I imagine this make a big difference in your size range.

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      Exactly - the Floris is a smooth, heavy fabric. I definitely need to wash after 2 or 3 wears, though - even if i only wear it once a week.

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      Oh this I have to do with my Marcies as well. Latest after the third wear the gore starts to feel somewhat uncomfortable. After washing everything is fine again :)

    • sunbird : will you be selling the 30FF?

    • I'm sorry as the bra was part o a bigger order I've already returned it. But I will probably be selling the purple 30F.

    • 1

      that purple is lovely - i hadnt seen that

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