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Bras » Cleo » Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091) » 30FF 30:8

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Fits ribcage75.3
B. perimeter26.1
Stretched Band78.8
Band Length63.9
Cup width13.9
Cup depth23.3
Wire length25.8
Cup height15.4
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.5
Wing height9.0
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 4
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    Used to fit

    This bra is hard to review. Partly because I have wanted it for so long and partly because it’s not a great fit, despite the pictures. I’ve held off reviewing it for ages but I really want to get the pictures off my phone. Lol.

    So this is one of the bras that I was always told that was narrow and projected like Polish bras. I must have a lemon. It’s 5.5” wide, which is not the end of the world, but I have a little bit of space between the wires and my roots. I could do with a 1/4” narrower. It’s also slipping out of my ... imf which is unusual. It does not look like it is shallow on me. Something about the fit is just weird.

    My big breast fits fine but I’m getting empty space on the small side. I have not tried it with a top on to determine if it’s problematic or not yet, but I probably won’t, given the rest of the issues. Cup height seems ok but maybe a bit tall. But it’s got a bit of a closed edge, I think, so I don’t think I can go down a cup size. While I am comfortable with the loosest hooks, I get a better fit with the middle hooks. I’m not sure if I can get away with the 28 band. I think it’s dependent upon whether or not I am flaring or not.

    So while the pictures look amazing, they are lying. I have tried the bra on several times, never removing the tags or putting clothes on overtop. I really love the look of this bra, and want so bad for it to work. I’m not sure if it’s worth trying a 30F in it.

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    • Oh man. I’m bummed for you it didn’t work. I can see why you wanted it so badly. It’s gorgeous!! I know you say the pics are deceiving in fit, but the color and pattern looks really good on you. I hope you can find a size that works for you. :)

    • Thanks Happy2BraShop. I’m just not so confused about the fit. I love the colour and print. I want it to work so much. I’m not sure if I would fit a 30F. All the data shows that cup depth would be too small. So as far as I know, this is the right volume. Would a 28G actually be better than the 30FF?

    • Calluna How do you feel the back-band on the 28 would fit? If it runs stretchy and less tru to size, it could be worth a shot since proportions in the actual cup change even though they’re sister sizes and it might be in your favor. If the 28 band runs firm/short then you might risk having the wires distort and get pulled back, basically causing the same issue of wires feeling a tad too wide If it fits too tight. But you could also add an extender if it’s just a tad too short till it stretched out. If your bigger boob is fitting the cup now, sizing down in just the cup might not work. I’ve had this happen where I was literally in between sizes on back-band and in between sizes in a cup. At some point it comes down to how comfortable you feel in it when you’ve decided on a size and if you could live with a minor fit issue if it’s still there. Is it possible to order the other two sizes and choose best out of three?

    • Yeah it’s a stretchy band. But it might be too tight in a 28 still. Theoretically, it should stretch to 29” which is obviously a lot for a 28 band, and is the smallest I’m comfortable with. If I’m flaring, I need closer to 30” even though I’m a 28-28.5” snug.

    • I actually got this as a trade. So I might try other sizes if it’s a good price. The 30Fs look like they’re not even 9” deep. I need 9.5-10” usually, depending on the shape and material.

    • I also have one of this, and just in sister size 32F. It is too big, maybe also a little bit too wide. I guess a 30F can be a good fit for me.

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  2. 3
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    Didn't fit

    Bought from another Bratabase user to take my first leap into the world of true bra sizes.

    I took one look at the package and thought "Oh no there's no way I'm filling this out," and sure enough, the cups looked like they needed double the volume I had. I laughcried at my epic fail, threw the bra into the closet, and tried to forget that I spent money on it.

    That was last week. This week I had the bright idea to tighten the straps so the cups would sit more flush with my body. It worked somewhat; now I just get normal gaping instead of hilariously towering walls. ... The tightened straps also caused the band to start creeping up, but I'm hoping that's just a natural symptom of stretchy Cleo bands because I already feel pretty snug in this 30. I probably could've accepted the fit had the cups been cut just an inch lower (I mean, this IS a halfcup bra yeah??). But sadly, I need to size down like the original owner did.

    On the brighter side of things, this bra is amazing in every other respect! The main color is a very nice muted cerulean and the contrasting almost-neon coral isn't prominent enough to throw the whole balance off. It's more outgoing than my usual fare but still tame enough for my very vanilla taste. I have a narrow enough tacking gore for once in my life. Wires wrap comfortably, although tbf I've never found painful wires in any bra I've tried. The bottoms of the cups are filled out just fine. The straps don't dig in. But all of this just makes it more regretful that the bra doesn't fit lmao.

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    • Sorry it didn't fit you. You could always re-list it here and on r/braswap (reddit). I'm sure someone will want it. You can list bras here on bratabase for exchange or sale, and if you find someone on bratabase that wants to exchange something with you then exchange shipping costs are covered by bratabase.

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      Since the seller listed it on Bratabase, I only thought it was appropriate to put it back here. :0 I thought I did my research but I guess it’s true that you’ll never get the perfect fit on the first try.

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      You can resell it anywhere. Some people cross list it.

    • Yeah Calluna's right, making a post on Reddit Braswap is also a good choice.

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      If you really like this bra, I found a smaller size of it selling on Poshmark that you can try. There’s a 30E UK, so two cup sizes down from this one. However, maybe it might be good to order from a store so you can return if it doesn’t fit and so you can nail down your size better. :) I agree that crosslisting is a good idea on r/braswap!

    • I....think I saw that same Poshmark listing. I try to buy from other users because I like the thought of giving those bras purpose again if they’re just sitting in drawers unworn. I am trying to watch stores for yummy sales though.

      I did think about throwing this up on eBay a few days ago at least. I don’t like having my request Braswap post be just a few posts back from my sale Braswap post but I suppose I can just delete the old one......

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      A reminder, you can generate a simple text description of all your listings here:
      https://www.bratabase.com/my/listings/export/text/

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      Oh wow!

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  3. 1
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    Didn't fit

    My shape: close set, center full, full on bottom, average/narrow width roots, tall shallow roots, semi soft tissue.

    I have not worn this bra, this review is mostly from trying it on, not sure if I should keep this size, or size down one cup. However, I will say that this bra is such a surprise to me. I only ordered it because it was on sale and it had matching bottoms, so I figured why not! I also added measurements for the other two sizes I ordered: 30G - Cleo » Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091) and 32F - Cleo ... » Mimi Padded Balconnet Bra (8091) .
    It seems to be an anomaly to me compared to all the other Panache and Cleo bras I have tried in the past because the wires don't hurt and the band is quite stretchy.

    The cup is a halfcup with three vertical seams, these seams don't show under a shirt and lay flat, but the top portion (I don't know what that's called) does stick out and shows under thin shirts and tops, this is the only negative (might be too big?). The cup height is at its limit for me since my breasts are FOB (6.1'" or 15.6 cm), but it still sort of works. The width is little bit wider than what I'd like (at 5.5" or 14 cm, and I have some empty space on the sides), the depth seems small at 9.2" or 23.4 cm, but sometimes I get the feeling it's just a little bit big. The wires did not move down much during my try-on and stay put in my IMF which is a plus.

    The gore height is tall, but surprisingly doesn't bother me. The band feels stretchy and feels very comfy on loosest hooks on me. The straps are okay, not fully adjustable, I'm almost at the end of their length, so they fit okay to me. They feel more wide set than other bras I have, but they're not a problem for me.

    I like the polka dot pattern and the color, very playful and not at all serious. Big change from all the other bras I have. I ordered the bottoms in a size M/12 UK and they're okay, but a little bit loose so I wonder if I could size down. You can see the measurements of the bottom when you click the pictures.

    Overall, I really love the shape this bra gives me, lots of oomph and very rounded and uplifted, looks great under a T-shirt. However, I do wonder if I size down to a 30F will I get an even better shape since this bra seems a little big when my breasts are at their smallest. Like it feels like my breasts "settle in" a bit and it there's gapping at the top. Do I try a smaller cup? Or will be a shape mismatch (too open up top for FOB breasts)? I appreciate any input you all might have since I'm very undecided about it!
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      I love this bra. I really want to get one and I passed on it when the price was good but I was really tight and frugal with my money. It’s still on my mind. I tried a 28GG in February knowing that the cups were going to be too big. But I wanted to get a better idea of the bra.

    • Thank you Calluna . I think this bra is pretty cute, but feel very undecided on it.

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      Are you thinking about sending it back?

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      It's hard to make up your mind when this bra gives you a great shape but you feel something is a little off, right? I have the same experience with the Cleo Lexi, which also has the same thick binding on the top of the cup and it shows through tight clothing. My Lexi is the exact same measurements as my Cleo Maddie, which does not have the same problem with gapping when I move or a thick visible binding. So, while Lexi technically fits me, I am not keeping it because I know I won't wear it due to the above issues. I feel like FOB folks do tend to have more issues with cups that technically fit but exhibit gapping when we move, since we just don't have as much tissue up there.

      Do you think you will wear this bra with clothing where the above issues won't matter? Or do you think these problems will be a lot worse under clothing? I'd suggest thinking about that when you decide whether to keep the bra or size down. Good luck!

    • Calluna Yes I am since I could return it in store so it’s not a big deal. But I’m thinking of ordering the 30F maybe... I should order the 30F and try to compare both together side by side.

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      belleandblues Yes!! You totally get what I’m feeling, something feels off, but I guess I can’t quite put my finger on it...

      After reading your comment and thinking a bit, I really think I should return it now. I can’t wear it with lighter colors or less “heavy” clothing/sweaters because it will definitely show the edge. I think that it’s bothering me also that it’s so open up top.

      Thank you for your comment, I really think you nailed how I am feeling about this and I can definitely see what you mean about the Lexi vs. Maddie.

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      braluv I'm glad this was helpful! I am sitting on my B. Temp'td B. Sultry Balconette with the same consideration right now . . . it gives me a beautiful shape but I feel like something is just not quite right with it. It does fully disappear under clothing though so that's why I am still holding onto it, at least until the return window closes.

      Btw, I took a look at your best fitting lined bra, the Comexim Celebration, and the measurements are really close to this Mimi. The Mimi 30F is roughly 15% smaller in cup volume than Mimi 30FF, so I would be pretty surprised if it ends up fitting better! What about giving Maddie a try? It has a top edge detail, but it's flat, so I didn't find it terribly visible under clothing. The cup height of Maddie is a little shorter, so there's not much room to gap at the top, and I think it would give you the same rounded shape you like from this bra.

    • belleandblues Hmm yes the Maddie looks nice. I haven’t tried that one yet. Thank you for the suggestion. I will look at the comparison stats between both. The Comexim Celebration is probably my best lined bra, gives off a great shape, has immediate projection AND is super comfy. I should really try out more Comexim lol

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      Thanks for the review, I am also FOB and looking for what might work for me. And the half cup style seems like it would resolve my lack of fullness at the top that often causes gapping. But then I worry that I would feel like my soft tissue might just not feel very secure, I guess? It definitely looks good on you though but go with your gut feeling.

    • Chaos You're welcome! Half cups can give a great profile/shape, but there's definitely more jiggling of the tissue I feel like. I also have a lack of top fullness and I love it when bras push me up to give the illusion of full-on-top, lol.

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  4. 1
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    Didn't fit

    Finally, I have something approaching my size in the rose print Mimi! I was reccommend to try the Mimi by hurrrrrmione as it might suit my FOT shape, as the Panache Petra I was wearing is better for FOB....unfortunately I still get some quadding on my larger size, but it's a much better match for my shape and I'm keeping this for the moment. The print is beautiful, I get great Marie Antoinette cleavage and it's very comfortable (the band is pretty stretchy so it's best to size down if you're inbetween sizes). I have a Mimi in 30F leopard print (which is definitely too small) ... and the rose print version has much softer, silkier fabric covering the cups. The detailing is especially lovely - the delicate lime green trim is gorgeous and makes all the difference - it really enhances the look of the bra and elevates it to something quite special for this price point. The wires are a tiny bit too wide for me, but still a lot narrower than most, especially for UK lined styles. In short, it's a bit of a treasure, and I'm very happy to have it, even if it is slightly too small in the cups.
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    • Yay! Glad to hear it worked okay.

    • hurrrrrmione thank you for your advice :)!

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  5. 1
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    Fits

    This here is an EXCELLENT bra. I don't have the best history with half cups--they tend to gape on me--but this one is like magic. It's extremely round, has great projection, and even gives me cakes on a plate/marie antoinette cleavage, for the first time! If you like Polish half cups, get this bra!!

    While the cups are perfect I do have a few problems with the rest of the bra--the straps are set so far apart they feel like they'll fall off my shoulders. The band is quite stretchy so I had to size down, but it gives me a big back roll. I wish Panache would take a note from CK and make 3-hook bands.

    Some people have said the cups are tall but I find the opposite, they are actually the shortest cups I have measured in my size range at only 6".

    The print on the cups is absolutely lovely and very modern. I do wish it continued onto the back. The whole of the bra is very soft.

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    • I haven't measured many cups yet but I've definitely found 6-7" to be normal rather than TALL. Maybe they mean that the cups are too tall for their roots? :|a

      I have to ask, are you sure this band isn't still too big? It's very diagonal on you rather than parallel to the ground. Is it cut so that it does that?

      (Also I hear you on the two hooks. Panache two-hooks made me very twitchy about band size for a long time because they get uncomfortable so much faster than three-hook bands of the same tightness.)

    • I'm not sure what's going on with the band. I definitely noticed the diagonal position, but it's not too big, it feels slightly tight. My guess was that it's because it's so stretchy and thin, it's probably trying to get above where my back fat is, if it were a thicker and stronger band it would probably be straight.

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  6. 0
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    Fits

    I love the Cleo Mimi! The 30FF fits perfectly on my small, petite frame, similar to how other Cleo padded/molded bras fit me. It was disheartened after trying on other 3HC half cup bras from Freya and Gorsenia in the same size, as they all were too large in the cup and too open on the top part and too wide in the strap placement.

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  7. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I find this bra to be extremely comfortable. Minus the small upper cup issue, i think this is pretty close to perfect. By the end of my 2nd day wearing it, i was notcing the upper rim of the cup protruding a bit off my breast tissue when I made certain movements. I'm not sure if this is my bra shape, or the way the bra is structured. It's made from a thicker material at top that I think that may have some trouble laying perfectly flat on some breasts. Otherwise, this bra is great. The rose pattern is adorable and it's very comfortable to wear all day. It gives a great shape under shirts.

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    Didn't fit

    Note: This wire was too narrow and the gore too wide. I didn't understand how profoundly these two characteristics effect my fit. Hard Panache/Cleo wires sitting on my breasts at the gore and the outer edge was very painful. If the wire fits you better, this may be a much more comfortable bra https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />

    Within ten minutes of wearing this bra, I was experiencing breast pain. Usually, this occurs because my breast is smooshed. The bottoms of these cups don't allow much projection but the tops are very open. I fill the bottoms but I could fit half another boob in the tops. Once again, my heavier, larger breast has the largest gap in the top. The band stretches to 32 inches and I could comfortably wear it on the tightest setting. The top of the cups poked my shoulders a bit. This is my seven-year-old daughter's favorite bra: she ADORES the fabric and colors...

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    Didn't fit

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