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Bras » Cleo » Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091) » 28F 28:7

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Fits ribcage69.9
B. perimeter22.9
Stretched Band75.0
Band Length61.3
Cup width12.9
Cup depth21.1
Wire length22.3
Cup height13.3
Cup separation2.0
Gore height6.7
Wing height8.0
Strap width1.3
Hooks2

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  1. 11
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    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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    Used to fit

    It seems to technically fit well. I fill the cups without overflowing, and the band is good. I think it needs to be broken in, though, because doesn't quite feel comfortable. I'll edit this review once I've worn and washed it a few times.

    I heard this cut was similar to Comexim 3HCs (my best fitting bras), and I think that's true. This 28F is about equivalent to Comexim's 60H, I'd say.

    I'm so glad Cleo released this rose print, because I was really interested in trying this bra back when the animal print was the only option, but I think animal print is absolutely hideous and have a ... personal policy against buying anything with it. This print, however, is more my style. It's kind of a cobalt blue with pink and bright green which is cute but not obnoxiously childish like some other Cleo patterns.

    Edit: it did soften up after a wash or two and was a great fit! Sadly, I've grown out of it for now due to pregnancy - it gives massive quadding that is obvious even under loose shirts. I'll definitely be keeping this one for when I go back to my regular size, but for now, Mimi has to wait in my drawer. :(

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    Updated on Jan 27, 2018 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I really like this bra but it doesn't not fit well. I have a 26in underbust and normally wear 28 bands, but this band is too loose. The gore does not lay flat on sternum and I quad on my left side. Maybe sizing up would have helped, but the band is too stretchy for me. Other than that, it's a really nice bra.

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    Updated on Mar 22, 2017 Flag this

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    Didn't fit

    This bra is very pretty; I have the rose print! The foam on the cups and the binding on the upper edge are quite thick; it seems a little like a swimsuit padding. The cups themselves cut a little into breast tissue, and there isn't quite enough projection at the bottom of the cups. The wires/wings are a little low; the wires dig in a little bit on the armpit side, it seems like there isn't quite enough padding.

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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Oct 24, 2016



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Didn't fit

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