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Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091)

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  1. 12
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    28F

    Fits

    Shape: round, projected, even, close set, on the narrow end of average root width.

    I'm going to try a slightly different review format moving forward that highlights what I think are the most important fit characteristics of a particular bra right up front, so those skimming reviews will see the most relevant info first. Here goes!

    THE TAKEAWAY: This is the t-shirt bra of my dreams, folks: a smooth silhouette under figure-hugging clothes WITHOUT the limitations (read: lack of immediate depth) of a molded cup. Want cakes on plate cleavage without going Polish? The Mimi excels for even to FoT shapes. It handles center fullness nicely, and the gore is ... not excessively wide or high. Wires run about average width. Band is stretchy. Consider sister sizing down for best fit.

    DETAILS: In previous seasons, this bra came in not-so-appealing (to me) animal prints and I entirely dismissed it. With the AW16 rose print, I was willing to give it a shot - and I'm so glad I did! All of my bras are unlined, with the exception of the full-cup 30DD - Parfait By Affinitas » Charlotte Padded Bra (6901) , so this 3 part padded half cup is a brand new shape and experience for me. Um, IT'S AWESOME. Don't get me wrong, you will pry my perfectly fitting 28F - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) from my cold, dead hands but having a nice, lightly padded bra to wear under t-shirts is a welcome change of pace. And did I mention the cakes on plate cleavage? I've yet to find a non-molded plunge that both fits AND gives me some cleavage (seems to be an either/or - I get NO cleavage with my unlined bras, and hella cleavage with my Cleo Neve, although it's wayyy too wide and shallow for me), but the Mimi fits the bill. It's not *crazy* cleavage, but it's there, and is a nice complement for v-neck tops.

    This is a keeper. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that they're moving away from the animal prints moving forward - the blue polka dot print for SS17 is also cute and very wearable. If only they made this in a selection of nude tones, this could legitimately be a holy grail bra for a lot of people - I feel like it could sell like hotcakes, especially in the US, where unlined bras are not the first choice for most.

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      I'm jealous it worked for you. I couldn't get the wires anywhere near my IMF and the gore floated. It was a mess. :(

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      I love your new format, although I still read the whole thing. Great job, very informative.

    • Beautiful!!

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      What a great fit and such a beautiful bra on you!

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  2. 7
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    30E

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      Looks like a good fit on you! Thanks for the review and for pointing out the straps and the low wings... I had never noticed that the straps were so thin and not totally adjustable before, and the short wings might be a deal breaker for me, as I am low set and tall. I like the wings to come up a bit higher...

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  3. 7
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    30F

    Didn't fit

    When I first heard about this bra, I was excited! Cleo finally did a padded, two-seamed halfcup again. Its cut is similar to the famous Masquerade Georgiana (5471) which is an awesome bra that fits well on so many different boob shapes.

    So, let's compare these two.
    First of all, it's noticable that Mimi has slightly more cup height than Georgiana. So, while Georgiana ran half a cup smaller for most, Mimi is true to size with regard to the cups.
    The rest of the cup shape is nearly identical and also the wires are the same as the Georgiana's. (Side note: Mimi has exactly the same wire shape ... as used on the Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) type balconettes.)
    The wires are as wide as the Cleo Juna Balconnet Bra (6461)'s but half an inch shorter at the center gore, and therefore less prone to digging into one's sternum. Excellent!

    The band runs true to size, stretching to barely 30" in a 30 band. It is way tighter than the Cleo Juna's, and comparable to Cleos unpadded bras.

    The cups are seamed, but the seams are flat and don't show through shirts. Also, I was delighted to notice that the top seam is completely visible under T-shirts. For me, Mimi totally works as a T-shirt bra.

    It works even better than Cleo Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) because the rim is not that pronounced and lays flat against the body.
    Also, Mimi's cups offer more depth than Maddie and have more projection, in especially near the center gore. Mimi is noticably deeper than Maddie (but then Maddie is known to be a bra that runs *very* shallow and also smallish in the cups, so I'd consider Mimi average projected, comparable to Cleo Marcie).

    Mimi's cups are kind of open on top, and can accomodate high roots quite well, but not as much that the rim would stick out under a T-shirt. (I have even fulness and this shape works for me. If you have more lower fulness or a teardrop shape, it might not work for you that well.)

    I found the padding of the cups to be most similar to Masquerade halfcups (say, Georgiana or Masquerade Rhea (6121), Masquerade Angie Balconnet Bra (7171) or Masquerade Hestia (4541)). It's not as thick as the Maddie's or Cleo Juna's, but it feels more sturdy. It doesn't add much to your shape, but it keeps everything covered nicely.

    Last but not least, some words about appearance.
    Regular readers of my reviews know that I don't care much about how a bra *looks*, but how it *fits*.
    Animal/leopard print is not everybody's cup of tea (I'm not thrilled about it either), but then Cleo currently only makes this shape in this kind of pattern, so considering that this bra is a very good fit on me, I can totally live with it.
    I found the pattern to blend in surprisingly well under any type of dark clothing, and that's all I can ask for.

    Last but not least, I tried this bra in 30E (my regular size) and 30F (because I suspected it would run as small as Georgiana), and since the cups are true to size, 30E fit me very well, but 30F was too big in all ways possible (wires, cup height and cup depth).

    To sum up:
    - True to size in the cups
    - Firm/true to size band
    - Same wires as Cleo Marcie and sister cuts
    - Invisible under clothing, makes a great T-shirt bra for someone with even/upper fulness
    - Average projection, in especially near the center gore
    - Gives a very rounded, projected and centered shape
    - Light padding

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      Thanks for the in-depth review! I really want to try Mimi but I'm not a fan of leopard print. Luckily for me, the AW16 print is a pretty floral pattern (in my opinion)!

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  4. My tl;dr review of the Cleo Mimi:

    In one sentence: Mimi is a more projected sister version of the Masquerade Georgiana (5471).

    (If you've never heard of Georgiana before - it is like a non-molded, two-seamed ancestor of the Cleo Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) and it's very famous with people with wide root shallow boobs because it creates a super nice shape, fits many different shapes, and is very comfy).

    So, this is no good news for people with very wide root shallow boobs, as they will probably not have enough immediate projection for Mimi, even if they found Juna or Georgiana a good fit.
    But it's ... good news for everybody else.

    I'm somewhere in the middle of the shallow - projected spectrum, and Mimi fits me super well. It fits very similar to CH and CHP shapes by Ewa Michalak. It creates a rounded, centered shape and it has just enough openness on top to accommodate my high roots as well (I wouldn't recommend it to people with much upper fulness (FoT) - Mimi requires some immediate projection at the bottom, and the cup rim might cut in on people who are very FoT).

    Wire width is identical to Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831), but the wires don't dig into my ribcage, although the band is true to size and firm. They are slightly lower than the Cleo Juna Balconnet Bra (6461)'s. Very comfy.


    (For a more detailed review, please refer to 30F - Cleo » Mimi (8091)).

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    • I thought Mimi was a Maddie clone. You mean there's a padded Cleo bra that isn't as shallow as an empty pool? Interesting!

    • lcl0706 It's definitely not a Maddie clone.
      First of all, Maddie is made from molded foam. It has no seams and the foam is way thicker than the fabric Mimi is made of, making it even more shallow.
      Mimi has two vertical seams. Then, the volume of the cups is different - Mimi has more immediate projection and center projection.

      The only similarities I can see between both are the underwires (which are identical) and maybe cup height.

      Currently, my beige Maddie is way to small on me, quadboob all over the place. Mimi in the same size fits decently. That's because it's more projected and has more cup volume overall.

    • I could possibly go up a cup size in the Maddie, but that'd give me underwires that are too wide. I guess it just became too shallow for me.

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  5. 5
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    32G

    Didn't fit

    This bra had been on my increasingly diminishing list of must-tries for months. My dream bra is a padded-to-molded balconette with minimal detailing or seams to show through shirts and ideally with narrowish (but not tall) wires. What few measurements were available on Bratabase seemed to confirm that this would be the case with Mimi. My pendulous, high-set boobs consistently strike out with Cleo's unlined bras (ugh, just awful, even the magical Lily that so many rave about). I got a pretty good fit with Neve, only the wires were wide too and the gore too low.

    Sadly, I struck out again with this bra. I ordered a ... 32G because it was on sale even though my usual size is a 30G or 30GG depending on brand. 30G can run a little small in Cleo's molded options like Maddie (which is a total fail for me). This bra's measurements gave me the impression it would be rather shallow, so I would have thought my ideal size to be a 30GG. I'm not sure how accurate the measurements here are and will be adding mine soon. Since Cleo bands run tight for me, I figured 32G would be a fair option.

    Keeping those size gymnastics in mind, this bra isn't right for me. While the wires are narrower than, say, a Freya half-cup, they are far too tall. Even though they don't really poke my armpits, they are very U-shaped. The cups are deep, not shallow like I thought. Fit wise, it seems like a cross between Cleo Juna Balconnet Bra (6461) and Cleo Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) . It is more open on top than Maddie, but more molded than Juna, yet has the same U-shaped wires as Juna. Also like Juna, this bra only has partially adjustable straps, which is probably the only reason why it's not reaching my armpits: I can't fully get it into my IMF; at least not comfortably.

    The main, glaring issue with this bra and why I will not be keeping it is that the cups are super tall. There is no place to measure cup height for Bratabase, but laying a soft tape measure from the top center edge of the cup along the curve of the cup to the base of the underwire channel (not including the band), this bra has 7" tall cups. At 5'1" with high-set and short roots, yet again I find myself wishing that I could order the "petite" version of this bra with a reduced cup height. Because of the tallness, I am literally getting a wall of bra that is empty at the top. My larger side does a little better. I am getting the most emptiness nearer to the gore. The cup is jutting out more there. This is also where my tissue wants to slide the more I wear it and move around. I am not sure if this is because it is probably 1/2 a cup size too big. A cup down might quad on the larger side. Because of this severe gaping, although the gore is quite tall, it doesn't support my breasts towards the center.

    The gore: it is much taller than other balconettes I've tried, more like I would expect a true half-cup to have. I have a little space between my boobs so high gores don't really bother me, but the thickness of the underwires and channels in the center irritates my chest. It tacks hard at the top and floats at the bottom of the gore. I find it uncomfortable and would have had to bend it out if I'd kept it. I always get a little floating at the bottom due to a dip in my rib area, but never had a bra so uncomfortable at the top of the gore.

    Band: I have to wear the 32G on the tightest hooks, so for this bra I would say the band runs TTS if not a little long. More like a Freya 32 than what I would have thought a Cleo 32 would be like.

    Size: If I were to give his bra another chance, it would have to be in a 30G. But the cups being so tall and the partially adjustable straps pretty much rule it out, anyway. Now that I think about it, with all Cleo bras, lined and unlined, I am between a 30G and 30GG and the cups are always too tall. I may have to scratch this brand off of my list even though the styles are pretty cute.

    Shape: As for the shape this bra gives, it is pretty true to the type of shape I think Cleo unlined bras give when they fit: more or less uplifted and central due to the narrower wires. There appears to be adequate immediate projection at the bottom of the cup, but not a whole lot. More than, say, 30G - Curvy Kate » Starlet Moulded Bra (CK2501) , and maybe a smidge more than 30G - Cleo » Maddie Moulded Balconnet T-shirt Bra (7091) , but less than a Cleo unlined.

    Appearance: I cringed when I ordered it, but truth be told, I don't hate the leopard print. I like the minimal detail of the tiny scalloped edge and no other frilly bits. The material is soft and supple. The underwires are thick and hard, true to Cleo's usual, which I don't really like that much, but wouldn't be a deal breaker if they weren't the wrong shape/height/length.

    Unless someone wants to gift me a Comexim this month, I will be waiting until next season's offerings come out to make any bra purchases. My to-try list is dwindling to next to nothing while my fail list grows. I'm so tired paying too much for bras that don't fit. My post office probably refers to me as the one who returns everything, and they wouldn't be wrong.

    Bonus review note: This is the first bra I ordered from Amazon that didn't arrive damaged in the mail. They padded the cups out with paper. Maybe my complaints are having an effect?

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    • Thanks for this comprehensive review!

      I've been considering this bra, but based on your review I'll stay away from it. I had a similar wall of empry bra experience with the Breeze an Minnie long lines, do I suppose this cut is very similar to those.

    • Thanks for your comment, Charlotteke ! It's funny you mention it, because I have had my eye on the Breeze and Minnie longlines for a while. I read somewhere that the padded balcony cut must be the same as with Mimi. So I won't be ordering those, either. So sad because they are so pretty!

      I know some people aren't into the young vibe of Cleo, but after years of wearing plain beige bras, I love the vibrant prints. Why do they hate my boobs? :(

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      I also like the Cleo's crazy print and color explosions, but I don't like to wear it all the time, which is where Ewa Michalak comes in luckily!

      I am also on the lookout for a perfect half cup. The Freyas are too shallow for me, although the Patsy came close. Cleo's Juna was a bit underwhelming and that lace sticks up too much.

      I am now waiting for my first Ewa chp, I have high hopes that that may be the one...

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      Sorry it didn't work for you :-(
      Amazon and damaged bras, nope mount your complaints are making a dent. Mine sure haven't. Got a couple molded bras last week, with 3 pairs of hubby's jeans dumped n top of them. And the jeans were ordered separately!!

    • Sc2401 I'm laughing because I actually reported my bra order "missing" when I first got home and saw the box wasn't there when it said that it had been delivered. Turned out the bra was put in the box with a pair of shoes that was ordered at least 3 days later. If they hadn't put paper padding inside, it probably would have been crushed to death.

    • So, this review got voted down today and I'm not sure why. I always try to be accurate and comprehensive. Let me know if you think something needs to be changed!

    • Some people disagree with our "tall" appraisal of the cups. I looked dwarfed in the Mimi's cups, but fill out a Gorsenia 65H unlined. Strange!

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      Love4Pollinators well, on my frame, the cups on a 32G are tall. I'm short and high set. If I tried this bra again in my new size, it would be in a 28FF and only then the cups might be an OK height. So it's all relative to our bodies :)

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      I have super short roots, so I always look at the height of cups. I can always add data for cup height when I measure bras, but I notice that that data is missing in a lot of searches. Cup height is a huge consideration for me when I buy bras, so I wish it was a standard measurement and search criteria.

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      Wilderness1 I agree. I think the plan is to make it standard in future... at least, I hope so.

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  6. 4
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    28E

    Didn't fit


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    • I found this print too shallow, also. I suspicion there was a pattern change for the floral pattern.

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      Love4Pollinators I remember asking if there were any differences from the leopard print and floral, and it seemed no one really had an answer.
      I have the floral version on the way, so I'm hoping it fits.

    • I just checked the floral price on Amazon: I'm eager to know, definitively, if there is a pattern change. Looking forward to your review....always :-) :-)

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      Prettyncharmeuse, my experience with the blue animal print Mimi is similar to yours, with the added "benefit" of it being the most uncomfortable bra I own. I never understood what people meant when they complained about Panache wires, until I met Mimi.

      My hypothesis is that the Darcy/Juna has softer, flexible cups which allow for projection at the expense of shape; while Mimis rigid cups force the wires below the IMF on projected folk. On me, this means it jams into the bottom of my rib cage (rib flare?) and is only kept from going further by the straps.

      I also have the straps at their maximum (I'm only 5'4" and have 1.5-2" overlap on my other bras) and they're uncomfortable after time, again probably due to the bra being pushed down.

      I was really excited to see the floral and dot colorways of Mimi, and bought the blue to test it out. Sadly, I'm pretty sure Mimi and I are done.

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      acee how did the blue Mimi fit? I don't think I've seen it yet (in not interested in buying that color, just interested in seeing it)
      I definitely get what you mean about the differences between Mimi and Juna. I really wish Cleo came out with more Juna sister cuts. I actually ordered the Juna in 34D because I wanted it that bad.

      Love4Pollinators the floral Mimi just went up in price on Amazon a few days ago. In my size it was $43 now it's like $55. I got the floral one from bare necessities because it was $19.99, but I don't think they have a lot left. There's a lot of cheap bras at bare necessities right now. When I was on a laptop a 15% coupon popped up, so I got it for $16.

    • I also thought the wings were very short! If only I could find a bra with narrowly placed straps but tall wings. Then my armpits would be happy.

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      I thought it fit, until I moved. It looked nice, maybe a little empty at the straps due to my short roots and non-existent side tissue. The band was loose, and needed to be on the tightest hook (in my usual 28FF) for support. I also found the thick (relative to Darcy and Comexim 3HC) top of the cup to be very visible under clothes.

      I never tried another colorway, so can't compare the fit. The pictures on this site are representative of the blue animal, though.

      Darcy in 28FF is my sleep bra, but I quad too much to wear it during the day. Juna in 28G "fit", but the straps were too wide to be comfortable.

      I hope floral works for you! It's a very cute bra.

    • Prettyncharmeuse Will you be listing this bra or did you send it back? I tried this in 30DD, and it was so close, but not quite right and definitely big in the band for me. I'm sending it back and have a blue leopard 28E on the way. If it works, I'll probably want the orange one too, but everyone is out of it.

    • So far it is the best bra fit I've found after many tries. I really like wearing it but it does have that one unfortunate problem of being very thick at the top of the cup. I really don't care about seams showing but this is actually a ridge and is much too visible.

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      musica_476 I still have the bra. I bought it from large cup lingerie, which is a UK company. I'm not going to return it, because it would probably cost more than the bra was. I initially was going to buy the 28F, but it's sold out now. I saw your fit reuqest, and thought about you. I'll definitely be listing this bra, since it doesnt fit me.
      avakatz the visible ridge is what kept me from spending a lot on the floral Mimi, but since I just paid $17, I don't think that's too bad.

    • Wait, this is not a Juna clone is it?

    • renemy no, it's not. I wish thehave still made Juna clones.

    • Yeah me too. Do you know if they have plans for any more? I can't find this info anywhere

    • renemy I have no idea, but I doubt it.

    • I also got this Mimi from LGL recently. Mine is a 28ff and can say it fits me better than the floral 30f. The floral feels larger due to the band being looser. I haven't measured them yet, but it is possible there is a difference in cup volume also. The 10£ price with free shipping was just an offer I couldn't ignore. :)

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  7. 4
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    28G

    Fits

    A british 3 part half cup?! Sign me in! I used to look over Mimi but when it showed up for A/W 2016 dressing up in roses, I had to jump in! And boy, what a jump!

    Full review here: http://www.myfashioninsiderblog.com/2016/10/lingerie-cleo-by-panache-mimi-autumn.html

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      Gorgeous!!!

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      Thanks for this review, it is very helpful. :)

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  8. 3
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    32DD

    Fits

    I finally found a padded UK bra I actually like, the print is super cute too, modern but a bit retro. The fit is quite similar to a Polish half cup, full review and comparison on my blog. I only have a couple minor issues with it, the gore is a bit wide, but still manageable, and the straps are only half adjustable and while very thin, they are sturdy not super stretchy.

    Updated on Mar 25, 2017 Flag this


    • Adorable!!! :-)

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      Such a cute bra! Thanks for reviewing it, I hadn't realized that there was a new mimi pattern out.

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      I hadn't seen it until Cleo sent it to me, I absolutely love the print. It seems to be a bit hard to find, so I'm guessing it's not in stock everywhere yet.

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    32FF

    Didn't fit

    Shape: Projected, even/center full, narrow/tall roots, soft tissue.

    THE TAKEAWAY: A lightly-padded 3HC (three-part/two-seamed half cup). The shape and construction are definitely similar to the 32HH - Wellfitting » Liftsational Classic Demi (aka, a Comexim 3HC). One big difference is the lack of a top section, which probably makes this bra friendlier to true FOT shapes. Good for even or center fullness, and at least moderate projection. The outer material is soft to the touch, and the seams are nicely subtle, but unfortunately on me the lip of the bra is pretty noticeable under thinner t-shirts, which stops this from being a true t-shirt bra for me. ... One word of caution is that the straps are quite wide. This bra is a rare Cleo that's comfortable on me in a 30, so you may want to consider sizing down from your usual, especially if you're between bands.

    Edited to add: My 32, at least, does not stretch to 36". It definitely only hard-stretches as far as 34". But without distorting the wires? 31.5 is about the limit. This is my problem -- bras that _hard-stretch_ to 31.5" are about my size, but bras aren't categorized by their hard-stretch...

    THE DETAILS: I went ahead and tried the blue leopard print because that's what was on sale in my size on Amazon; my plan was definitely to buy the AW16 rose print if it worked for me. Unfortunately...

    I don't think this bra provides enough projection for me. In the 32FF, I get pretty major quadding, but in the 30GG - Cleo » Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091) (bought because of 100percentawesome's spot-on advice to size down) the bra shows its true colors, quickly sliding down out of my IMF when left unattended. (I'm wearing it right now, and I keep glancing down to see that it looks like the GG suddenly fits, only to tug it up back into my IMF and see the return of the gaping.) This makes me think that the 32FF is giving me orange-in-a-glass, which is well-disguised by the firm padded cups.

    This bra would work better for me in 30GG if I were more FOT or had more outer-fullness (which would fill out the outer gaping in the 30GG; it looks pretty perfect in the center, but the rest of the bra casts a wide shadow on my tissue), but I think ideally I would also be less projected. Still, that this works on me at all makes me think it can definitely handle at least SOME projection. The gore is also a smidge wider than my ideal, but gores so rarely bother me that I didn't even notice until I _really_ started inspecting the fit.

    But the biggest dealbreaker might actually be the strap wideness. When I wore a 34, I frequently had problems with straps being too wide, but on smaller bands it's usually less of an issue. Yet in the 30GG (and maybe even especially in the 30GG, versus the 32FF), the straps are basically in my armpits, and I think it would definitely get uncomfortable over time.

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    Blue Animal colorway

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      Nuts, I'm sorry it didn't work out for you! I wish there was some good way to quantify depth at the wire, since it seems this bra has worked out well for some of us who are projected, and others not. It's particularly a head-scratcher in this case because I think our shapes are a close match, you're just in a larger cup size. Maybe the scaling is a little wonky? You mention how wide set the straps are as well as feeling like you need more outer fullness - how would you say the wire width is for you?

    • 100percentawesome It could totally be a scaling problem, or it could be me being between cup sizes in this particular bra; there's a pretty dramatic difference on me between the 32FF and the 30GG. (Apparently I hadn't added the pictures yet, which... annoys me, because I thought I'd waited to review this bra until they'd been approved, but apparently I got this one confused with the 70HH - Comexim » Small Quail Plunge Bra (454) and the 32GG - Anna Pardal For Comexim » Florence Nuance Plunge. Nuts.

      I wish I had tried the rose print, though, so I could be sure it wasn't also somehow a colorway issue.

    • 100percentawesome I realize that you asked a specific question!

      The wire width in my size is completely fine. The 30GG is markedly taller than the 32FF, though; about half an inch taller. (Also interestingly the 30GG has thicker straps; I don't think I've noticed that before between sizes that are so close together.)

    • Ah, you experienced the GG divide with this one, then. If I recall correctly the construction of Cleo & Panache bras changes beginning with GG cups. That's actual super useful info (taller cups, thicker straps after the divide) and might be worth highlighting in the review of the 30GG.

      As for the wire width, I was thinking some of the issue with the cups could be due to it, but it looks like it could be the combo of the cup shifting due to not enough protection (or OiG, if not wide enough) and being a bit too tall (at least in the 30GG).

    • That's a really good point, and I will do this. :) It's been a while since I ordered a GG cup (lost some boob when I went off hormonal BC), and I don't think I was often comparing it directly to a non-GG cup when I was!

      Yeah, the wire width in this case is fine, but that was a good question. I do wish I was more confident in my cup volume measurements but I find them so tricky. I wish we could measure depth the same way we measure cup height (that is, by running a tape measure down the inside of the center of the cup from top to bottom, rather than trying to find the deepest horizontal part of it), because I just don't know where to put the tape measure and fiddling with it makes me increasingly lose confidence in the accuracy of the measurement.

      I think I'm like, in a properly measured ~5.5" cup I would want just a smidge over 10" of depth, but the shape of the cup has such a big impact on how it fits me that the same depth in one 5.5" cup can quad in another... le sigh.

    • rainbrasspetals I feel you! I always doubt my depth measurement and it is SO dependent on cup shape that it's sort of useless anyway. By the depth measurement the Mimi *shouldn't* actually work on me, as it's not nearly as deep as my best fitting bras, but there's something about the shape that makes it work. It remains a mystery. All I have to say is if Amazon Prime goes away (with all the free shipping and returns!) I would have a dreadful time finding bras that fit.

    • 100percentawesome Gosh, so very agreed. Without Amazon Prime, I wouldn't have ordered a Cleo Hettie today. Knowing that I can try it on, and return it for free, is a huge boon. I've never actually tried a Lily or a Lucy or a Minnie, I don't _think,_ but Amazon Prime makes it very easy to fix that. :)

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    Didn't fit

    Beautiful bra. Open on top, so could fit more shapes, but may gap a little for some. Fabric at top edges of underwires came frayed a bit.

    Blue Polka Dot colorway

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    Updated on Oct 04, 2018 Flag this


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