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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 30FF 30:8

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Fits ribcage73.3
B. perimeter26.9
Stretched Band76.4
Band Length59.7
Cup width13.8
Cup depth26.2
Wire length26.3
Cup height16.7
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.6
Wing height9.4
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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    Used to fit


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      Thank you for posting pics with the white tank top. I wondered if those little dots would show under clothing since they are a contrasting color. Why can't companies just make "nude" bras all one solid color? Don't they realize those cute little details in contrasting colors defeat the purpose of a truly invisible nude bra?

      Thanks for your review, as always! :)

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      No problem!
      I do like the contrasting color as a general design choice, but I agree that it isn't ideal if you want the thing to disappear... and I would prefer that it did!

    • I have heard the marcie is more shallow in lower cup sizes. My issue is I get awful in-cup quadding - its a 32HH, tho, and I usually wear a J, so I am really curious if it would be better in a J. But I dont think, in your size, you'd have that problem.

      pic, in case you want to see what I mean: http://media.bratabase.com/cache/2b/65/2b650464aa10220b9ed9191a968cbe6b.jpg

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      dbmamaz You may get more feedback and reach a wider audience if you submit a fit request for your issue.

    • I am pretty sure I did a fit request, I'm not asking for help with my bra. I know its a tad small and has awful in-cup quadding and is comfortable.

      I am LOOKING FOR information from ppl who own the new colorways (esp black and beige) to see if its likely I'll have less of the quadding problem with these colors now that whatever issues have been fixed

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      I was looking at other pictures of 30FFs and this one does look more similar to those than my 30G, so I guess it's just the shallow range cut off. It's a bit unfortunate, but it might work out OK in the end.
      As for in cup quadding, I had a little bit of that when my red one was like half a cup too small but it was negligible. Even though this one is a little off, there isn't any quadding, so I wonder if it's a red/respberry issue. I don't think I ever had that issue with my pink ones.

    • Yes, I've heard it suggested that the reddish ones are stretchier and that caused the problem. Idk, i might try a beige or black 32J some day

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  2. 3
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    Fits

    Basic all black version of Cleos unpadded classic with the amazingly round shape.

    I've grown a little bigger lately so I ordered this bra in both a 30FF and 30F - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831). When I tried the raspberry version of the 30FF three years ago it was definetely too big and the upper lace was gaping. This time around while the black 30F technically fits the 30FF does as well, even the upper lace is laying perfectly flat which can be a problem in the Marcie with FoB breast.

    As this bra was a perfect match for my boobs on those bigger days, the uplift not compomised and the wire width perfectly wearable I decided to go with the 30FF and enjoy the extra comfort that goes along with the roomier cups.

    Black colorway

    Updated on Jan 24, 2018 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    Love at first sight! Although this is not my correct size it still fits pretty good, possibly because of how stretchy the band is. I did end up getting a 30G because I had ever so slightly in bra quadding where the lace starts. I was not sure if it would get better or worse as I wore it. Also I was worried that the band would get too loose but it sure was the most comfortable band I’ve ever had on. Not too firm but yet firm enough. The center gore tacked at the bottom not the top so I also thought maybe due to the cup size. I’d like to compare the Black in 28GG/G and 30G. If you read my review on the 30G in the Tangerine color it definitely seems to run way tighter in the band so I’m curious if this is the difference in size FF to G or if it’s the color Black vs Tangerine?!?

    Black colorway

    Updated on Jun 11, 2018 Flag this


    • I’d probably size up in the cup in this one as well as the 30G, as I’m not sure the sister size you suggested will be any better.

    • Thanks I’m going to try that!

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    Didn't fit

    This was the first bra I ever bought that I really loved. I have bought 5 or more of these in various sizes and colors over the past six years. I was looking forward to getting this bra in my current size because I thought it fit me really well, but after trying it on I'm less than impressed! It still gives a nice shape and the band is very comfortable, but there is gaping on the underarm area I don't remember from before. I don't know if I'm getting better at finding bras that fit or if something is just off on this particular bra (Different from earlier colorways)? Either way, I'm much more pleased with the Cleo Skye I recently purchased and this one will have to be returned.

    Updated on Jul 11, 2017 Flag this


    • Skye was so much more comfortable for me, too. Thrilled you have her :-)

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    Didn't fit

    I have finally found a bra that fits! And, it's super cute and happy looking in the bright yellow.

    At first, the band was quite tight, and I wore it with an extender, but it has stretched to be comfortable. There was the slightest gapping at the top of the cups with the slightest quad boob at the seam between the lace and the fabric. However, a tiny (¼") tuck at the apex took that away and it lays smoothly over the tops of my breasts. The seams practically disappear under tighter clothing as well.

    I am quite close together with fullness ... in the center and project. After two kids, my tissue is soft on top (it wants to pillow or be cut into…no plunge bras!!). I was so happy to finally put on a bra that wasn't pushing out my tissue in the center and allowed for my breasts to come forward without cutting into them.

    I also had ordered a Lucy in a 28G, but it was way too tight in the band, so I am waiting for it in a 30FF. I am also waiting for a Lily in a 30G. I am excited to feel I am finally on the right track! I have tried on so many different brands and cuts. Some were almost OK, but not quite. I would love to hear feedback as to how these three styles have worked for others.

    At any rate, I'm very happy with my new yellow bra. So is my husband! I didn't realize how much he hated nude and black bras until he saw me in this happy yellow Marcie!

    EDIT: I read some comments on fit issues with the Meg/Lily, where it was recommended to push the wires down in the channels so that they are pushed away from the center and more towards the outside. Genius! Gapping is gone! I removed the tucks and it fits well. I may even try up one cup size with my next purchase, but it remains supportive and practically disappears under clothes.

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    Updated on Aug 21, 2014 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    What more can I say that hasn't already been said about Marcie? Basic balconnet, good for upper fullness, can also work for other shapes. I'm pretty even and Marcie works for me.

    This one is perfect for my larger side but too big for my smaller one. It's still wearable; the wire is just slightly annoying on that side. I'm getting a 28FF soon that will hopefully be better (with an extender).

    A minor thing I noticed that I haven't before is that the gore is either too high, too wide, or both. It soft-tacks and can sit painfully on breast tissue if I forget to push it back into the cups. I notice that if I press down on the gore, the cups appear fuller.

    The lace and the polka dots on the cups are cute but will show up under white shirts.

    Updated on Feb 24, 2018 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    The gore was too wide for me, and the cups were a bit too tall (and therefore I had emptiness in the top/ middle cups).

    black colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Oct 08, 2017 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I'm undecided about the gaping on top, but it is otherwise comfortable. I will write a full review once I decide.

    Bought from a bratabase user for $32 who wrote: "Worn twice and handwashed. Excellent condition."

    Updated on Jul 11, 2016 Flag this


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    Hasn't set fit

    I bought this in 30FF and 30G and the 30G fits much better. My boobs quadboob in the 30FF. Again, the cups pull the band into being way too tight.

    BLACK colorway

    Updated on Jun 10, 2016 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I bought this before I found Polish bras, and it was the smallest band available locally. It's not projected enough for me, and I really need a 28 band. The wires come up too high under my arms, and the gore digs into my sternum. However, it's still a pretty bra, and I like wearing it when I don't want a lined/padded bra.

    Updated on Apr 23, 2016 Flag this


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