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Bras » Cleo » Minnie Balconnet Bra (7431) » 30E 30:6

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Fits ribcage72.3
B. perimeter22.6
Stretched Band75.3
Band Length59.9
Cup width13.0
Cup depth22.8
Wire length22.9
Cup height13.5
Cup separation1.9
Gore height6.8
Wing height8.7
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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  1. 7
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    Didn't fit

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

    THE TAKEAWAY: Hooray, a new Cleo with a true to size band! This bra is very similar to the Panache Floris Balconnet Bra (7311), but the cup is shorter and the lace section closes in more quickly. In this size range, Minnie's shape is best suited for short-rooted, even to full on top breasts. Could potentially work for tall-rooted FoB if shallow on top. Average wire width. If you have very little tissue on the sides, you may experience some cup wrinkling.

    DETAILS: This is one of the few unlined Cleo cuts I ... haven't tried, and that was only because I disliked the polka-dot aesthetic of the prior colorways. This brand new for SS17 multi-colored print is great and I couldn't resist giving it a try. Unfortunately, it's not a perfect fit. The biggest issue is the inflexible top lace/mesh section. It cuts in too quickly on my tall roots, essentially making the cup too short to accommodate my breasts. The result is that the top section both cuts in AND isn't fully filled. I also get a bit of wrinkling on the sides, but that's not a deal breaker (in general, I seem to have less tissue there than many bras expect - wrinkling ALWAYS happens in bras with side slings, and occasionally in bras without).

    In the takeaway section, I note that this bra reminds me quite a bit of the Panache Floris. The fabric feels identical, very smooth on the outside of the cup, with a patterned mesh/lace portion on top. However, the lace top on the Floris is taller and more open, which better accommodates my shape. So - if the Floris fits you well, the Minnie may not, and vice versa.

    A final note - after stretchy band after stretchy band in new Cleo colorways the last year, I was shocked that this one felt firm/true to size! I've lost my tailor's tape in a move, so I can't confirm how firm-TTS it fits, but I will say that it is a little firmer than my TTS 30E Panache Olivia and Floris on my 28.5" snug UB. If you're on the top of your band size (closer to a 30" snug UB), I would consider sister sizing up, particularly if you're sensitive to TTS/slightly firm bands.

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    Navy Multi colorway

    Updated on Apr 14, 2017 Flag this


    • Thanks for sharing this! I didn't realize that they had a new colourway. I have the polka dot one in red, and I have never been a big fan of the looks of that bra, but I have short roots and the cut works great for me. I'll have to keep my eye out for this one when it (eventually) comes on sale.

    • The only polka dot Minnie I liked was the navy & yellow one. I tried it & it was unfortunately a disaster on my shape. I am even with very short roots, I just think it is too projected at the apex for me.

    • I missed out on the Minnie in navy/yellow (I tried it on when I was a 30FF and got in-cup quad, but now I think it might work better in my new size). I'm glad it's back and excited to try it again.

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  2. 1
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    Used to fit

    From all "George" sister cuts I've tried, Minnie is most similar to Cleo Bella Balconnet Bra (7001) and Cleo Melissa (6991). (I haven't tried the Cleo Zia Balconnet (6851) so far.)
    It has slightly more projection than the Marcie. If you're shallow, you might experience some wrinkling in the upper part of the cup, but that's usually not visible under clothing.
    The materials used are very comfy and the band is ever-so-slightly stretchier than the Marcie's. Marcie in 30E felt too tight for me (wires digging in and hurting), but Minnie in 30E is pretty comfortable.

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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    The cups are too deep for me, and 30E is just too large. The 30DDs fit wasn't too bad, but it's a shape mismatch so I'll be sending these back. Such a pity, this is one of the cutest bras I've ever seen and I really wanted this to work out.

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    Updated on Jun 30, 2017 Flag this


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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I am not sure what to make of these unpadded Cleos. I love the shape they give me, but the bands are so darned tight and I think that is making one side fit oddly. I am going to try 32DD in these and see what happens. I am 27-29" UB and 35" OB and usually 30E fits well.

    This is a cute well-made bra that gives great support, as usual.

    Updated on Mar 11, 2015 Flag this

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  5. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I love this bra! I find the fit of the Minnie fairly close to that of the Zia, in that both of them have a little bit of extra mesh lace at the top outside edge of the cup close to the strap, but are okay closer to the gore and in the rest of the cup (whereas the Marcie is just perfect everywhere). The Ellis was just a gappy disaster, possibly because it has a thicker, less-forgiving material at the top. I guess I would say the Minnie seems between my Zia and Marcie in how much space there is in the top lace part of the cup.

    Updated on Jun 18, 2014 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Apr 30, 2015



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    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Feb 15, 2016



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    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Dec 06, 2017



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    Fits

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    Navy Multi colorway

    Added on Jun 08, 2017



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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Jun 23, 2015



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