I wish this bra had fit me, but even being the one Cleo that was consistently recommended for having narrow wires and lots of immediate projection (and it does!!) for some reason, the model just didn't work for me, which is sad since I loved the "Marcie Basketballs" shape (I can't remember whose review I read that on, but I thought it was hilarious and have since modified my mental name for that round shape to "basketboobs"). Unfortunately, the wires were too long which allowed the cups to be too wide... more about all this could be seen on my fit request with this bra, but since ...I myself am not quite sure exactly why it didn't fit, I'm not going to go into it more here.
What I can say with certainty: The 30HH Tangerine Marcie I tried was a lovely, bright orange-y peach shade that I thought was playful but still demure enough to work under many or most colored tops. It had a reasonably stable band despite having only two hooks, though the band seemed pretty stretchy to me - I'm not sure how those factors would combine and effect the lifespan of the bra in this size. The mesh was definitely transparent, even my very light pink ghost girl nipples were clearly visible through it, actually they were way more visible in this bra than they are normally. The mesh fabric of the main body of the bra was also prone to making my softish tissue wrinkle or "fold" in weird ways within the cup (probably becasue it didn't fit well) which were pretty visible and unattractive, which could be a unique thing about the tangerine shade, I don't know. The fabric also had enough stretch to it that when the strap pulled on the outside panel of the three-part cup that it was attached to, it created this visible line of tension across the cup that could be seen because it reflected light differently and made a vague depression along that line in the breast too. The center vertical seam in the tangerine marcie I tried was also very visible under the thin sweater I tried it with. I tried 3 comexim bras at the same time (65M - Comexim » Sonia Half Cup (406)65M - Comexim » Ingrid Plunge Bra (289)65N - Comexim » Burgundy Half Cup (357)) and tried all 4 bras with the same pink sweater. I'm not sure if it's possible to tell in the pictures, but in person the seams in the marcie showed through the most. This surprised me for some reason, so I thought I'd mention it, I guess I think of a bulkier padded bra as having bulkier seams but in this instance that didn't happen. Still, the shape was so nice that, had it fit me even slightly better, I would have kept it anyway and worn a tanktop or camisole with it if I cared about the seams showing - they weren't a deal breaker for me at all. Read more 420 more words
As someone who describes herself as having even distribution of breast tissue with lots of projection, and narrow and short short roots, getting this bra in a size up was not a good call. It is significantly too tall or open on top, and is ridiculously wide. This bra has much too little projection at the wire to satisfy my breasts. That said, it is a cute orange color, and the Marcie has such an iconic look that can be recognized from far away that the aesthetics of the bra are hard to criticize. It isn't any more uncomfortable than any other bra, but it doesn't stand out to me as being particularly comfortable.
This bra fits like a charm ! It gives me the nice rounded and projected shape I love in Cleo. I purchased it in the neutral color, and it doesn't show much under thin white tops. It is a boring, yet lovely light color, but the lace design makes this bra not-so-boring. It is my least flashy bra, which is needed sometimes even in the most colorful girl's dressing !
I found out I have to adjust my nipples a little more in that bra to face forward and not east-west but it's not a bother at all. It is very hot right now, but this bra lets the girls ...breath. The major improvement over all my other Cleo bras is that Marcie's straps don't slip from my narrow shoulders ! I don't have to adjust them all day or when I'm in transit, which is great !!
I recommend this bra. As a matter of fact the yellow babydoll is already on its way with the assorted frilly panties ! I also plan to purchase the black one. Marcie, you're my new favorite Cleo bra ! Read more 75 more words
This was recommended to me for a round silhouette. It definitely provides! Unfortunately, the tops of the cups are huge. I have plenty of projection in the bottom near the wire and the fit is perfect in that respect. The wire width is also perfect. It's a pretty bra and I can see why it's a favorite for so many. For me, I'm not sure if I should try sizing down, or just mark it off as a shape mis-match. I'm going to take in the lace to get a better fit rather than send it back.
My new favorite. Lifts my breasts up, makes them round and front-and-center, with cups so deep my boyfriend laughed the first time he saw it in my bra drawer, but they fit like a dream! If you need projection and a youthful appearance, stop looking, because this is the bra for you.
I got this bra pretty much knowing it wouldn't fit (I'm fuller on bottom) but wanting to try it anyway because it's GORGEOUS. The straps are digging in a bit, despite being on the tightest hook and loosened generously. I don't think this would be my ideal work bra because of that, but it will do wonderfully for around the house, shopping, visiting friends, etc... Anything that isn't wearing it for 8+ hours straight The bf also really likes this bra, which is unexpected as he tends to find red lingerie cliche.
When I initially tried it on, I had gaping up the ...wazoo. Today I tried it on the tightest hooks and still have some gaping, but it's definitely at a tolerable level. I think pulling the band this tight warped the wires a little bit, which is helping me to fill out the top. On the bottom, the bigger boob fills it out perfectly while the smaller has just a touch of wrinkle there.
One last thing... the shape is REALLY super round. I feel wonderfully uplifted and... busty in this, compared to other bras I've tried which tend to be more pointy and minimized in shape. Read more 97 more words
It is difficult to set the fit of this bra, because it looked to weird on me. The Band is fairly tight, felt almost too tight. There was empty fabric in the cups and were too big so I had to adjust the straps shorter... but then it got weirder... I got some gaping on the side under my arms on top of the cup but the lace of the upper section of the cups was digging in and gave me somewhat in-cup-quadraboob. I though this was because I tightened the straps so much. I also tried the bra with extender to see if the tight band causes the problems but it kept looking weird. So I figured this shape was all wrong for me. Btw the bra is even prettier than on the pictures... sadly not a good fit for me.
I just read that there was a sewing error on this bra. So that explains the weirdness.