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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!
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 Flag this
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
About this Bra
* $52.25 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns (not Amazon Wardrobe)
* fun, non-neutral colors are available
* One layer of stretch mesh.
* Elastic at top of band.
* Wing support: soft seaming.
* Continuous band - wires lower than wings.
* Back close with 3 columns of hooks.
* ridged elastic
* soft (don't stand up on their own)
* full adjust
* leotard back
* 2-seam (3-piece) half-cup (top edge is diagonal, not horizontal, so I can't call this a balconette)
* unpadded, stiff underwire
* Upper panel is non-stretch lace (unlined).
* Lower panels are two layers of non-stretch mesh.
* Soft cups (no padding or molding).
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly ... conical breasts
* average projection
* wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts)
* very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line)
* even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full)
* short root height, average vertical placement
* mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away)
* conical shape (but will squish to round)
* full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue
* petite (5'3") so have narrow frame
* front (anterior) rib flares
* length: fits
* wings: too short, boobs escape
* no axillary skin spillage
Gore: Comfortable, tacks, good spacing, height fine.
* Gives a pleasantly round shape.
* Wires too narrow.
* Top of cup gaps (perhaps because so mush of my breast is outside the wires).
* Bottom of cup filled (enough immediate projection at the wire).
* too far apart, slip
* adjust short enough
Comfort & Fit Summary
* Recommended for giving conical breast shapes (like mine) a nice round shape. It did this, but had other fit issues.
* Tried in multiple sizes (reviewed separately), all with a crummy fit. Once the cups were wide enough (32F), they were too big. Finally decided that this style is too projected for me and gave up.
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 Flag this
My shape: close set, center full, full on bottom, average/narrow width roots, tall shallow roots, soft tissue.
This bra doesn't fit me well. The gore is too high and separate, so my breasts push it together and it doesn't really sit flat against my sternum. It's also somewhat wrinkly at parts, especially a little bit on the sides, although near the wire at the bottom it seems to fit nicely. I like the openness of the top part, it doesn't cut in which is nice. All the Panache and Cleo bras I've tried so far were big fails for me at the gore, I'm especially disappointed this didn't fit in the end.
Updated on May 01, 2019 Flag this
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
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.
Updated on Feb 25, 2018 Flag this
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!
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 Flag this
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.
Updated on Aug 06, 2015 Flag this
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