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Bras » Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) » 34J 34:13

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Fits ribcage89.0
B. perimeter44.4
Stretched Band91.2
Band Length70.9
Cup width18.0
Cup depth38.0
Wire length37.7
Cup height26.9
Cup separation2.2
Gore height10.8
Wing height13.1
Strap width1.9
Hooks2

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  1. 7
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    Used to fit

    This is a really cute bra in nice bright colors that is great for the full on top lady - but not so great if you're a full on top lady with lower fullness also. Even-shaped ladies watch out because the lower cup depth is not on par with the upper cup looseness. HOWEVER, the immediately lower cup projection is to die for. Even if you can't quite fill out the upper cup in the size you need to accommodate your lower fullness, this could still be a great bra.

    Depending on my cycle, posture, how well I swoop & scoop, I get varying amounts of "flop" in the ... upper cup lace. The great part about this bra is that the lace is so thin and smooth that even when it isn't filled it doesn't show under clothes. Moreover, if it did bother you, the lace upper panel is attached to the side sling and strap so it's possible to sew two stitches to tack the lack a little further in under the other fabric and tighten it up.

    The wires are a touch narrow for me, but it's so slight that the only reason it is a problem is because they dig in both at the top of the gore and at the outer tips of the underwire. This has more to do with the underwire shape than width specifically, I think, and would be remedied if I simply bent them. I don't think I'll try that out for a while, if ever, and certainly not on this particular bra because I'm planning to sell it, but maybe on one of my older Marcies that I bought used...

    The color and sheen on the fabric are gorgeous, as are the polka dot pattern in the lower mesh and wave pattern in the lace. I'm not a fan of pink, personally, but the hot pink bow at the gore really contrasts for some nice pop to the bra. Because it is all mesh and lace, the bra is quite breathable, and perfect for summer. No boob sweat ever :)

    The band runs a touch loose, like in most Cleos in this size range, but it's not a huge deal :) This bra has such a great range of cup sizes that most people will be able to sister size down with little consequence.

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    Updated on Jun 04, 2013 Flag this


    • I know this review is a little old, but thank you! I was wondering why this bra was wrinkling at the top for me, even though the cup is almost perfect and the gore tacks. I am slightly FOB, but I think I lean toward even fullness. "Even-shaped ladies watch out because the lower cup depth is not on par with the upper cup looseness. HOWEVER, the immediately lower cup projection is to die for. " I agree. I've only just gotten the bra, so I haven't really worn it yet, but what you described seems to fit my experience when I tried it on.

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  2. 2
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    Didn't fit

    Aww man, it's too big. :( I love the colour, and oh my golly, it's leaving my armpits alone!

    Edit: It's poking into the side of my right breast. WHY?!

    Edit: The gore is also poking into me like on my Jasmine. Is it because it's too narrow?

    Edit: I seem to have grown into it.
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    Updated on May 31, 2015 Flag this


    • oh. my. gosh.
      Exact same thing happened to me. The center gore poked only into my right breast, and chafed/poked hard enough to leave a small bruise + rub burn. Not sure what causes this to happen; is the cup size too small? is the band size too small?

    • The band feels good, maybe a little tight. The cups are definitely too big.

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      The gore is digging because the band is too tight. Try wearing it with a (non-stretchy) extender and see if it helps. Marcie runs about 1 band size tighter than regular UK bras, so sister sizing up is a good idea.

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  3. 2
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    Didn't fit


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  4. 1
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    Fits

    I just got this bra in the mail today and it fits reasonably well (much better than the Panache Jasmines that were my first foray into bras that were my correct size and I've stuck with them because I had a good source for them. I don't have the money or energy to try ordering from Poland). Immediate projection is better than I expected but still not quite enough for the gore to sit flat, and the straps are set basically under my arm in the front so they cut into my armpit a bit. Still keeping it though, because the wire width is perfect, even though I could use a smidge more projection or maybe a larger cup.

    I bought two of them and one of them has smaller cups than the other, which seems to exacerbate the strap placement issue. I'm losing weight, though, so we'll see how it goes.

    Updated on Mar 22, 2018 Flag this


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  5. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Long story short-this bra gives fantastic shape and fits me really well, except the perennial wires are too narrow and short for me. This leads to killer stabbing on my sides, so even though it's definitely my highest and roundest shape under a shirt,I would never reach for it in the morning. The gore also tends to dig in. The band runs tight imo, and is narrow like typical Cleo, making the straps take too much of the weight.

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    Updated on Apr 07, 2014 Flag this


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  6. 0
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    Didn't fit

    The Marcie is beautiful. It's a great quality and the fabric choices are excellent. However, Marcie didn't quite work for me. I feel that it ran large in the cup, especially the top. I bought it one size too large not knowing my Cleo size, but I feel like it was two sizes too large on me. The band is comfortable and firm but the gore is very tall and pokes me at the top. I will probably end up selling this bra.

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    Updated on Jul 15, 2013 Flag this


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    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on May 26, 2013



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    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jun 18, 2014



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    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Oct 23, 2014



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Oct 17, 2015



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