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I think I really actually like this bra!! After hearing the beige Marcie had been recalled due to manufacturing issues, I was worried my bra (that I got from HerRoom through Amazon) would end up being weird, but it seems fine as far as I can tell.
Unlike the yellow Marcie that I had tried on previously in this size, the wings and underwire so far don't seem to be coming up so high and cutting into my fleshy armpit/tail of spence area (which happens to me in the Lily), which is a godsend.
The band, like my other 32GG Cleos, seems to be a lot softer and stretchier ... that what I previously had at 32G. Not the biggest fan of that as I prefer snug bands, but I don't think I'd want to do a 30 band. The straps, too have an extra layer of padding that isn't o the 32Gs.
Cups seem like regular Marcie cups, a bit too open on top for me to fill but I don't mind!
The fabric is the regular (?) mesh-y stuff that is quite light and thin. I can see this being a go-to when I turn in a sweaty pig in the summer time. Even with the lighter fabric I still get a wonderful uplifted shape that gave my pendulous omega-ish breasts a a self-esteem boost =]
As with every bra I've tried, there is empty space on the sides and underneath (super narrow and projected), as well as a gap where the cup meets the strap (short roots), but I keep them anyway.
I don't have many plain white tshirts, but I tried this on while wearing a printed one backwards and the designs were not visible to me! I like that I can have a beige bra for thin white shirts without having to resort to wearing ill-fitting foam domes.
Updated on Apr 15, 2015 Flag this
Oh Marcie, what has happened to you, we used to be such good friends, but now you're just awkward and odd when we meet.
Where do I start with this bra??? ( in the beige colour way)
Wires are good, the right width and height for me, but my last Marcie had crossed wires giving an amazingly narrow gore which seems sadly to no longer be the case.
Band - to me seems not quite as tight as other new 32's but definately firm enough.
Straps as before nice non scratchy material next to the skin, seamed part way along for some reason but this doesn't stop the adjuster.
Cup/shape well this ... is where the issues start, I don't know why, I prev had a pink Marcie which I loved in 32H but I am now smaller, 32GG is the right size, but the pull of the strap continues straight down to the wire, this would be fine if it included the side bit of the wire but it doesn't so there is a strange dent sort of in front of where the side sling would be if there was one with breast tissue bulging both in front of and behind the pull. The seam between the balconette and the lace top is too closed in so again there is a dent and bulging either side, and as my nipples is to the outside of my apex ( centre full) this gives a very square look to the front of the bra. Add to this some excess fabric at the upper outer cup and I think I will stick with my Minnie / Erin. Sadly Beige Marcie is not for me right now
Updated on Mar 27, 2015 Flag this
Very cheery yellow (although it doesn't look the best with my skin tone). A bit too open on top for me, not enough projection (doesn't stay in my fold). The wires come up high and as a result, the part where the strap meets the cup cuts into my upper-front-arm-chub painfully/unflatteringly.
Updated on Nov 05, 2014 Flag this
I love the look of this bra and the shape it gives me, but the straps are SO wide set! To put the straps mid to outer shoulder where they should be, they go inwards at an angle that forces the fabric to dig very uncomfortably into my tail of spence. Leaving the straps straight isn't an option because they're wider set than my (very broad) shoulders themselves! It rendered the Marcie unwearable for me despite having the narrow wires that I needed.
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 Flag this
love this bra. it is super cute. I think the band may be too loose as i can fit my entire hand underneath. I think it also rides up a tad. I love the color. it doesn't seem to hold my boobs in the cup. i swoop and scoop and it fits perfectly but as the day goes on it wrinkles as my boobs disappear. if i swoop and scoop again it fits perfectly again. I wonder if a 30h would be a better fit in this bra...?
Updated on Sep 04, 2017 Flag this
Measured on tightest hook: Buy narrower wire, longer straps, smaller band and cup size
Updated on Oct 21, 2016 Flag this
The bad: The wires are too wide - go too far underneath my armpit and kind of dig in. The straps are too short so they pull and hurt. The lace looks lumpy underneath a tshirt.
The good: love the way this pulls my breasts forward and in. It seems to minimize without flattening. The shape is great underneath my clothes.
I need a larger cup size because my larger breast is sticking out. I would consider ordering a 32H and getting the straps lengthened and bending the wires if I can't find anything better. The gore doesn't tack completely, but I think it would if i had the correct size. For now, it's going back.
Updated on May 17, 2016 Flag this
I wish this bra had three hooks and a lower gore. It was fitting well, but with a 10lb/1.5" gain, I looked in the mirror while out last weekend and saw what I assume is called "in cup quadraboob" - the seamline across the cup is too tight (this isn't really apparent in the photos).
Also, this bra is very old and should likely be recycled.
Updated on Apr 14, 2016 Flag this
Fairly comfortable bra that gives a nice mostly rounded shape. The cups are deep enough and the upper lace is not tight, so it does not give me quad boob. It does come dangerously close to cutting into my armpit, but I am rather narrow through myour shoulders. The straps are set a little wide, so keep that in mind doing if you have narrow shoulders. Not as much of a problem for me since they settle in my deep shoulder grooves so they don't slip off my shoulders. I think the bra is very cute with the white lace and white embroidered polka-dots, however, I think this ... will be visible under a white or really thin top. I found dead the band to be tightened the first time I wore it, but I'm only on my 5th or 6th wear and I'm already on the middle set of hooks, and I can see that I will need to go tighter soon. I will definitely get this bra again because I really love the shape, but next time, I'm sister sizing to a 30H.
Updated on Apr 11, 2016 Flag this
Just got these in both blue and yellow after my measurements were checked at a store fitting. I love the colours and the shape, will have to report on the quality and durability later on but so far they fit well and look nice and round under clothing. My first Cleo purchase and I am hoping they'll perform according to the hype because I love Cleo's colours.
UPDATE: After wearing the bra a couple of times I noticed that I can't quite fill it and the cups wrinkle a at the top of the cup. Also, the underwires sort of dig into the sternum not because they are too ... high or low but I think it has something to do with the angle at which they are bent? Not really sure. All in all, I am sort of disappointed because I love the shape and the colours and I did try a 32G at the store and it was tight in the cups and when I tried 32GG it looked ok. But you can never really tell before spending a day wearing it..
Updated on Dec 21, 2014 Flag this
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