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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 32E 32:6

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Fits ribcage76.1
B. perimeter24.8
Stretched Band81.0
Band Length63.8
Cup width13.4
Cup depth24.2
Wire length24.9
Cup height15.5
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.1
Wing height8.9
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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    Fits

    Since I discovered sister sizing up in the band in Marcie bras, I'm not going back.

    Despite my 27"/29" ribcage, I find that 32 band in this solid black Marcie is just perfect:

    - The band is nice, snug and supportive, but not cutting in. It's stretching to close to comfy 31". From experience, I know that Marcie bands are not likely to loosen up anytime soon, so comfort is key here. (I have a 3 year old Marcie and I just recently had to switch to the 2nd hook. Incredible quality and durability!)
    - The gore is super comfy, even with longer wear! In contrast to the 30F version that ... digs in painfully after just 30 minutes.
    - The underwires are comfy everywhere, no digging or chafing at the sides. Boob tissue actually *stays in the cups*, instead of escaping to the sides.
    - The straps are closer to the middle than in the 30F version, and less likely to bother my armpits. This is excellent. (Seriosly, if you have frequent issues with straps cutting into your armpits, try the sister size with larger band. You might be pleasantly surprised!)
    - The straps are narrower than in the 30F version. While this does not affect the fit much, it looks nicer in summer under a tank top.

    Overall, I'm under the impression that the 32E continuity colour black Marcie runs slightly small in band and cups, maybe half a size each.
    The beige version I have runs both stretchier and slightly larger in the cups. I can fit into a beige 30E right now, but wanted a 32E Marcie for those days of my cycle when my boobs are larger than usual. The 32E black Marcie fits the bill and I'm very happy with my purchase!

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    Updated on Apr 13, 2018 Flag this


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    • Thanks for the review! It looks like I should give another shot to Marcie in 32E as 30F has also painful wires to me!

    • Very interesting! I have a 28F black Marcie that's sat in my drawer for over a year. It's so pretty and seemed like it should be the perfect bra for me, so I'm stuck in denial that my dingy 30E one in aqua more. Never been able to pinpoint exactly why since they don't measure very differently.

      Last time I wore the 28F I was so uncomfortable I took it off halfway through the day and went braless, lol. Sizing up is a good idea

    • I tried a pink 32E in a Bravissimo in fall 2016 and while it felt fine (aside from the cups gaping a little since I'm more FOB), it was evident that the band was too loose because the wires weren't flexing back enough for a proper fit. So I recently bought the 30F in navy, and while I can hook it on the loosest hook, and it fits pretty good in the cups despite the openness etc, it's very snug and hardly stretched to 29". If I use an extender, the cups gap more. Maybe I will try another 32E, preferably one of ones that have been known for tight bands. But it's a bit frustrating. I really like it but the gore kills me if I don't use the extender, but then I sacrifice fit if I do. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a 32E (maybe 32DD). Would be interested to see if it helps.

    • Calluna Good luck! Going down in the cups certainly helps with digging. Maybe a 30E in beige would be a good idea? It seems to be the most stretchy colour they have on offer regularly, and also the cups run slightly large.

      There are quite consistent size differences between the older and newer colorways. I guess the change happened with the AW2014 collection - I've been able to wear 30 bands comfortably since (which was unheard of previously).
      Black is an exception to that rule, but then black bras run smaller/tighter in general, so no huge surprise here.

    • bracrastination thanks. I do like the beige and would not mind a 30 that wasn't so snug but also still technically fit.

    • annabellynn, I think the black Marcie is just less stretchy then the other colors. I have a blue and a black 28F and while the black version is only 1cm shorter it fits so much tighter. I even have to ask my boyfriend to help me into it.

    • bracrastination what do you think of the band/cups on the tangerine and lime colourways (compared with the beige)? I’ve heard that bluebell is stretchy too. It looks like my navy is after AW2014 but it’s still really tight...maybe because it’s so dark and has the same dye issues that the blacks do?

    • Calluna I haven't tried any of these. My rule of thumb is that light colours run wider, while dark/saturated colours run tighter. aboobaccount's experience seems to confirm this.

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  2. 1
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    This bra was a gamble. I normally wear a 30 band but this 32 seems to fit fine. I wear it on the middle set of hooks and it is decently tight enough, though not as tight as my 30 bras. I think I'm forgetting how sister sizing up works, but I think this 32E size is equivalent to a 30F band? The cup fits great. I wasn't sure if it would work because I keep reading everywhere that Marcie is for upper fullness and I identify more with having even fullness. But it seems to work for me so I'm not sure what's going on exactly. I haven't come across a Cleo unlined bra that hasn't worked for me (in the correct size, anyway.)

    Updated on Sep 04, 2015 Flag this


    • Cleo bands tend to run tight. You are correct 32E is the sister size of 30F. Do you identify as having even fullness when you're wearing a bra or when you're not wearing a bra? The fullness thing is based on how your breasts tend to look in a bra. Paradoxically, it's something you tend to learn after you find bras that fit pretty well.

    • I always thought fullness was based on how your breasts look while leaning 90 degrees at the waist while bra less. My nipples point towards the ground while doing this so I've read that means even fullness. At least that's what the Reddit community explains.

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      Yes, leaning parallel to the ground can give some information about fullness on top vs. on bottom. I believe in our size range it tends to be less useful than for those in the 30H range. The blogger at brasihate.blogspot.de came up with the idea, and she was in the 30H range at the time. The blogger is an extreme FoT shape, and her best friend is apparently an extreme FoB. The 90 degree leaning over test is more useful for those at the extreme end of FoT or FoB.

      The more subtle manifestations of FoT or FoB appear when boobs are in bras. If Cleo Marcie works well for you, then you may be even, or perhaps you underestimated your upper fullness. Does the Cleo Lucy's cups work well for you, too? As you probably already know, Lucy will work for FoB breasts that don't find a good fit in Marcie. If both Marcie and Lucy work well for you, you probably have even fullness.

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    Fits

    Love this bra. Definitely one of my favorites. Nice, round shape. I was surprised I was able to fill it as a lot of people say it's for more FoT and I lean more towards even/FoB.

    Updated on Mar 29, 2018 Flag this

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  4. 0
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    Not a bad fit, though the hard Cleo wires hurt after a while, especially at the gore. Got this for a steal on eBay, so it feels worth the purchase.

    Red colorway

    Updated on Feb 25, 2018 Flag this


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    Fits

    I like the fit of this except for the center gore - way too tall for me, after 2 minutes my chest had a bunch of red marks. Too bad because this was a great fit otherwise!

    Edited to add: I pushed the underwires down in the gore in front and that seems to have fixed my fit issue!

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Mar 19, 2017 Flag this


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    Used to fit


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    Didn't fit

    I sized up in the band, but I wish I hadn't because I'm already on the middle hooks and eyeing off the last set.

    Fits the same as any other Marcie I've owned, same up-front and rounded shape.

    Black colorway

    Updated on Aug 06, 2015 Flag this

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    Didn't fit


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    Didn't fit

    I mostly like this bra. It's a decently fitting soft cup with a round shape.

    The band fits loose - I need to wear it on the tightest hook. I fill out the cups well. I'm not sure yet if the cups are too wide - I suspect they are, but just a touch. The tag on this bra is very itchy.

    If only it were dark purple!

    Updated on Dec 14, 2014 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    Beauty bra. For a unpadded bra good push. Nice feeling.

    pink colorway

    Updated on Nov 11, 2014 Flag this


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