I tried two sizes (30DD and 30E) for comparison, and it runs deep in the cups, with quite some immediate projection at the wire and at the center, and the cups are rather tall.
30DD had the perfect cup height and volume, and fit like a 'true' halfcup. Sadly, the wires were too short at the sides, poking painfully. The wires of 30E fit perfectly. But the cups were .5 cm (1/5 inch) taller, making it a rather tall "balconette style" fit. I also had some empty space in the cups near the center gore, so the cups are too deep.
Overall, it's not a perfect fit for me and my tall-rooted ...boobs with medium projection, and I assume Minnie is not really suitable for wide root shallow boobs (which is a little sad, since older Cleo halfcups like Cleo Charlie (5171) did a much better job at that).
However, the quality is superb! The band is nice and firm, and it has side boning to stop the longline part from wrinkling. The cups are lightly padded. The band has 2x5 hooks in the back and the straps are half-adjustable. The fabric is soft and smooth (seams and rims are nearly invisible under T-shirts) and it gives a nicely rounded and lifted shape. Read more 102 more words
Even though I love this bras style its not a 100% perfect for me because of a band slightly too loose and some breast tissue migration because of the DD. I will sell it or exchange it to some online bra size 30E or 28F.
I love, love, love this bra. It's totally converted me to longlines. It's amazing having the support for my breasts spread out over a larger area of my back, and I find it also helps me stand up straight and use my abs more in daily life. This longline is also actually long, with fabric and boning extending a good two inches below the wires in this size. At first I found the boning a little uncomfortable, but I found that after a day's wear this bra really formed to the shape of my body and ribcage and the boning now curves exactly where I do. Super comfortable! ...
Occasionally sometimes when sitting down, the front bunches up a little, but it isn't painful and is easy to put into place again discreetly. The boning definitely helps prevent any major flip-ups. The fabric in the straps and band also loosens up a bit after the first wear, which was great for me, as I found the straps to be a little short at first! Now they're perfect.
I'm full all over and take the same size in this bra as I do in the Marcie. Read more 87 more words