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Meg Balconnet (6751)

AW2012/SS2013 - Continued shape from Alexa, Sasha, Olivia styles. More...
This bra is discontinued.

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  1. 4
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    28F

    Fits

    This is a very old discontinued style. You can still find it on ebay in a few (not so mainstream) sizes like 28J or 28D. But it was my first properly fitting bra so I still review it

    The colors are fun. I like to let it peek out a little under a dark tank top with spaghetti straps. But it also works with a white shirt since the light orange doesn't shine through too much.

    The cups make a very round shape. Their fabric is a bit thicker then the normal Cleo mesh which makes it looks very smooth under clothes and prevents my nipples from poking though ... even if they don't align perfectly with the seems. It felt a bit rough at first but became more comfortable washing it. The wires are incredibly firm, stiffer then all of my other bras. They don't distort at all and follow my IMF perfectly without digging in. They are also somewhat closed on top. Combined with the rigid fabric this gives excellent support without looking “full coverage”. The downside is that the is no room for size fluctuations. Sometimes I put this on with a bit of wrinkling in the morning and the cups are filled out perfectly by noon and even a bit too small after eating lunch. The band is very snug and narrow, which does horrible things to my back fat. But it feels good. It also didn't stretch significantly in the 6 month I have it now which is amazing considering that I wore it almost every day in the first couple weeks.
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    • This is adorable on you!

    • Very cute. There is a navy blue and red print in the listings in the same size if you want a second colourway of it.

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    • It's very pretty. Too bad it's discontinued!

    • Thank you all!

      @Calluna, thanks for making me aware of it. That is so tempting but can't really justify getting more bra at the moment (I already have over 30 with like 10 brand new ones still in the package) and I only have one pair of boobs afterall.

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  2. 3
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    32E

    Didn't fit

    The cleo Meg is related to the Lily which is good for even shapes. This bra fits okay. There is some wrinkling on the smaller breast. The cups wrinkle on the bottom but the tops do not cut into my roots.When I first tried it on the gore was sitting on breast tissue and it hurt slightly. I altered the gore so the wires would overlap. Tried it on again and the gore hurt even more. With the gore overlapping it is sitting on less tissue so all its pressure is more concentrated in a smaller area, so it hurts more. I have decide me and Cleo/Panache wires do not get along. They all cause me too much pain even if the cup fits okay.

    Updated on Oct 01, 2016 Flag this


    • Sigh. The plague of close set breasts and an industry not yet adapting to our needs. Cute bra on you!! Sorry the alteration created another problem. Ugh.

    • Its the same exactly with be. I even didbra surgery with one cleo: I put shorter and softer wires into the tunnels. Perhaps this could save your bra too?
      Otherwise I recomment Fauve half cups.
      Soft as can be.

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  3. After I ordered the Cleo Meg, I had one of those "I made a HUGE mistake" moments. I thought for sure that it would be absolutely terrible on me, given (what I thought was) my breast shape. Trying on the Meg led me to question my shape, because I can actually fill out the top of the cups. What is this madness?

    The Meg is just a really cute bra. I love the colors and the pattern. Before I started shopping online for bras, I had no idea that such whimsical patterns existed on bras in my size. The fabric for the cups seems really stiff, but washing ... the bra seemed to soften them up a touch.

    I find the Meg to be quite comfortable, and the band doesn't seem too stretchy, though it stretches out to about 31". I can use the outermost hooks rather than having to tighten them up. The gore doesn't dig into my chest. The underwires go up into my armpit area, but this is a good thing because it allows me to scoop in that extra ... stuff around my armpit area. It doesn't go up too high and stab me in the armpits. I am somewhat short-waisted so finding a bra that goes up just far enough on the sides WITHOUT digging into my armpits is a chore: they are either too low or too high.

    The shape of the cups are different from any other non-padded bra I've tried on. They do this thing where it rounds out the breast rather than giving me pointy boobs or squashing them outright. While I like the roundness, there's this odd slight dip at the top of the cup where the ribbon is. I believe I read somewhere someone comparing this shape to a shortened duck's bill, lol. Other than this bit of weirdness, I am happy with the shape. It looks great so far underneath my clothes. When I scoop and swoop, I fill out the cups. I don't experience any quadboobing when I throw my shoulders back, or raise my arms. I have to really make an effort to hunch my shoulders to get gapping. I am still a little confused as to why this bra would even work for me -- maybe it doesn't and I am being delusional.

    I do wish that the straps weren't set so far apart. I have to keep them pretty loose or else they will start to dig into the front of my shoulders, above my armpits. This is probably due to my narrow shoulders. :( To prevent this, I keep the straps somewhat loose and I try to scootch them inward toward my neck. Other than that, this is a great bra for everyday use.

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  4. Since I measure a 36K-KK-L and find success in Panache 36Ks, it baffles me that I'm able to fit into this bra. I found it online for a really reasonable price, so I figured if it didn't fit I could sell it. I'd been looking for this bra for a long time, and I wasn't going to let it get away again.

    I have pendulous and full on top boobs with wide and short roots. The wires on this bra fit my breast roots almost perfectly, and I don't feel any pinching or rubbing at all. The band is very supportive, which is surprising given the fact that ... Cleo bras only have 2 hooks. The straps are spaced close together enough for me, but they're on the thin side so they tend to fold over and dig in slightly. To fix this problem, I bought one of those bra strap holders (http://www.amazon.com/CAKYE%C2%AE-Womens-Non-slip-Elastic-Holder/dp/B00ZPC2EHK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1439670869&sr=8-2&keywords=bra+strap+holder).

    The cups are practically perfect. They're the slightest bit too small, but not to the point where they cut in or cause any fit problems. I get a really nice round and projected shape in this bra. It fits pretty similarly to the Marcie, but since the fabric is stiffer it gives a slightly more supportive feel, and makes my boobs feel really firm.

    I really love this bra, and since it's made in one size higher than this one I hope to wear it as I continue to grow.

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    • I found the Meg to fit one size bigger than it says. I have a 36GG that fits like an H.

    • Hootymyboobs So essentially this is like a 36JJ? That makes a lot more sense, and explains why it's only a little too small.

    • Yep. I think the cup feels deeper because it allows more all over fullness, that I don't get from say the Lily (which compresses my side tissue to try and front and center me that the Meg doesn't).

    • The Meg is some kind of short even boob magic. I could wear a 30J Meg when I needed 28KK/30K in most other styles. You're lucky to be able to secure one, there don't seem to be a lot of them in the wild any more.

    • Ereshiy You'll really hate me. I paid $20 for it including shipping from Finland to the US. :x

      I'd been lusting after it because of the adorable color and my love of polka dots. There's a bunch of polka dot Cleos I want to track down.

    • I'd probably need a 36J or 38J in Meg to get the cup volume I need these days (At 28Mish this works out at 36K in something like CK or Panache), and the design is going to be for a frame so much larger than my own that it just won't work, even with alterations. I'm just glad that you got a comfy fit and a good buy.

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  5. 2
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    30J

    Didn't fit

    Wow- this is a generous bra. To put this in perspective, I found that a 32J in most Cleo bras is a tad small in the cup, whereas this is spot on for me in cup volume. You may want to consider getting one-two cup sizes down from your normal Cleo size.

    The bra is a three-piece balconette, with the cups made out of a very sturdy fabric- there's almost no give in it at all. There's a small bird charm in the centre to match the bird print fabric, which is a very nice touch. There's two rows of hooks in three columns on the fastening, which is ... normal for Cleo, although I certainly wouldn't say no to the extra stability of a third row, especially in the larger cup sizes. I'm not really a dark bra person, but I'm also a realist, and this bra was a pretty good fit so I'm sure I'll get used to the navy with red trim after a while.

    The band is too long for me, and rides up a little even on the tightest hook (which is unsurprising, as I'd ideally wear a very snug 28 or 26 band). The straps are too wide-set, and will wander off my shoulders unless I use something like a racerback converter. The wires are a touch wide, and there's not quite enough immediate projection in the bra, leading to a bit of wrinkling around the bottom and side of the cups.

    However, the shape it gives me is very centred- I have almost no breast tissue at my sides, which is unusual for a bra in this size. It's definitely a very uplifted shape, which some people may consider a bit pointy, but I think that I rather like it. The sturdy fabric is a plus for me, as it feels very supportive. I know some people with upper fullness have said that the bra cuts in on the top, and while my breasts are fuller on the top, they have a lot of projection for their height, and so this works quite well. I'd say it's a good bra for short boobs.

    I'm planning to alter the band and the straps a little to improve the fit, and I'll add some more notes to this review after I've worn the bra for a while.

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    32FF

    Didn't fit

    I loved the prints that came into fashion this spring/summer. Some of my favorites were the bird prints, and of these my number one print was the swallows. I know that my dove-print dress and my swallow-print shirt are going to seem dated by the time next spring rolls around, so the idea of a swallows-print garment that I could go on wearing without looking off-trend was appealing.

    This is my first Cleo (first Panache of any kind, actually), and I knew from reviews that the fit was going to be tricky. All in all I'm pleased with it, but I have some notes.

    Size wise, I suspect I could ... probably have gone down a cup. I've got some slight wrinkling at both the bottom and the top. However, the top of the bra is a bit weirdly constructed, and it's possible a smaller cup would have squished the tops of my breasts into a deformed shape. As it is, the side silhouette I get is the strangest of any of my bras- they slope up very nicely from the bottom, but then flatten out at the top, at a 90 degree angle to my chest bone. Fortunately this isn't noticeable at all under clothes, not even tight fitting clothes- not that I'd wear Meg with anything tight, because the seams at the top show through. The shape from the front, on the other hand, is great.

    The bra isn't very supportive, my breasts bounce a bit more than I'd like (possibly a smaller cup would have partially alleviated this?). But the lift I get is incredible: my breasts have never felt so high! If the top angled/sloped up rather than flattening out like a table they might even be too high. Nevertheless it's a great feeling.

    Others have mentioned the marvelous attention to details on the Meg, and I must concur. My favourite detail is the red metal clasps on the straps, to match the red in the bird print.

    Best of all, this bra is immensely comfortable- at the end of a long day I don't want to take it off.

    Update- I've discovered this is my perfect PMS bra. For one week a month I swell up to fill Meg's cups perfectly.

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  7. Fits PERFECT! The band is not too snug and the cups are of ideal size and shape for me. Most importantly: it minimizes my unevenness. When I tried it on, I said to myself: "OMG, now I have to throw all my other bras away and get more Cleos of this size and cut!"

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      I believe Meg is a Lily-clone. Lily is discontinued now but you may still find it on Ebay (good luck, I can't find any 28 band Lilys anymore). I believe their replacement for this season is the Erin. Also, Tutti Rouge Nichole might be worth a look into if you can swing their shipping, although rumor has it the cups run big so maybe try a 28E.

    • Thx for the suggestions lcl0706 - was looking at e-bay the other day, missed a Lucy for a bargain price, thinking - oh I'll get it tomorrow... :( I like the Lily in agua/pink and probably will go for it.

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    32H

    Didn't fit

    This is a tricky fit; I would only buy it at retail if it was free to ship returns. I have it in a 30H, and the fit was perfection until I gained a few pounds and it became too tight everywhere. I thought sizing up to the 32H would be just the ticket.
    It's not horrible but it's not nearly as good. I have the slight bit of extra fabric (where the seams meet at the apex) that so many other reviews noted but the rest of the cup fits fine.
    It seems the wires are wider (I need to input measurements for both) than necessary and 2 hooks feels inadequate now.

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  9. I have even to slightly FoT breasts but they are super squishy and slightly splayed. This bra works pretty well for me, being a bit too small but not enough to cause problems. The cups have a little bit of puckering and a little bit of quading as well as being slightly too far apart from each other. The gore width doesn't hurt, only leaves marks that last for days (as per all of Cleo's bras) so that's how I know it's slightly too wide.
    The colorway I got is super pretty even though I'm not very girly and it being coral and deep, saturated pink. It looks feminine without being high maintenance looking, princess-ey or childish. I still want to try the Lilly in 28F though because the Swan print is super pretty!

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    Updated on Feb 24, 2015 Flag this


    • Does pinching the gore closer help with the fit?

    • I don't think there is room to do that. The wire channels are already as close together as they can be.
      I think I just need narrower channels that are still close together or a lower gore or overlapping wire channels.

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