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Bras » Cleo » Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091) » 28E 28:6

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Fits ribcage70.3
B. perimeter20.6
Stretched Band74.5
Band Length60.9
Cup width12.5
Cup depth20.3
Wire length21.2
Cup height13.1
Cup separation1.9
Gore height6.2
Wing height7.6
Strap width1.3
Hooks2

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  1. 4
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    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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    I've become a big fan of Mimi now that I have more upper fullness and can fill out this style properly, so I decided to pick up as many of these as I could. I was lucky enough to snag one in my actual size of 28E (instead of the sister sizes of 30DD) and got this in the blue and white polka-dotted Spot Print.

    The 28E, being my correct size, is the best fit of all, as the band is properly snug. The cups are identical to the 30DDs I have, so they are a tiny bit small (mostly wires are a little short on the ... side and I could use a little more depth), but in general is still a good fit. When I was a smaller cup size and much shallower on top, I had a hard time filling out this style. I also tried a cup size up in 30E and it was definitely about a half cup size too big.

    I'd stick with your normal band size and normal cup size, sizing down if you are on the smaller end of your cup size. I think this style is tough if you don't have enough upper fullness or are very shallow, so it's more for average to projected shapes. Because of the open cups, it is great for tall roots.

    Blue Spot is not my favorite print though, as I find this shade of dusty blue a little drab on me. I wish I had gotten this size in the Rose Print, but c'est la vie. The blue and white polka dot is accented with vibrant coral picot trim at the upper cup and cradle. The print runs throughout the bra in the front, extending to the front straps, while the band is solid blue knit, with blue elastic adjustable straps. Unfortunately the straps are only partially adjustable and the elastic is medium width plain elastic, instead of a wider and textured option to prevent slippage. The printed fabric is pretty standard lightweight knit used for many printed bras (similar to Freya and Fantasie). The band is single layer fabric, and it's on the thinner side, so this might be why the band doesn't quite feel as secure as a thicker fabric or firm powermesh.

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    Fits

    This bra fits really well on the tightest hook. It's got a decent amount of projection, especially at the center, which is great for me. Unfortunantly, the seams are visible under shirts, and I'd have to alter the band, which means I'll probably return it.

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    Fits

    Narrow cup with a lot of projection and very open on top, which is perfect for tall roots and people with more tissue above the nipple. The band is pretty stretchy in the blue polka-dot colorway so definitely size down in the band! I'm usually a 30DD/E and the 28E still feels like the elastic could stretch out sooner than some of my other bras.

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    Didn't fit

    This bra's band is nice and snug, so it forces me into the proper posture! I love bras that do that! I've gained weight since I bought this, so I need to loosen the straps more than I'd like in order to avoid quad boobs. Hence, the solid band is especially appreciated. This is very cute yet sexy bra. I love the wide-set straps. Even though this a molded bra, which I usually loathe, it fits well. There is no gapping even when I hunch over. I am very, very happy with this bra.

    Blue Animal colorway

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    Didn't fit

    This bra is very projected, with tall cups. It's a little big on me, but I don't think I could size down because the cups are very firm and they are closed on top despite being tall. The wires are also very firm - I can only wear this bra on the loosest hooks despite being a true 26, because the wires are so hard that it hurt to hook the bra on the tightest hooks.

    Other notes: the straps are half adjustable; the knickers in XS run slightly large. I love the print enough that I'm going to try to make this bra work even though it's not the best fit ever.

    Rose Print colorway

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    Didn't fit

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