This is labeled as a sister cut to the Marcie, but I'd say it's really more closed on top. It also runs a bit small in the cup, so I quad out. It does push the boobs front & center nicely and provides tons of lift.
I actually really like this bra! It is the closest to perfect fitting unlined balcony style I have found since the start of my bra journey. Unfortunately it does have a couple small issues. The good: band is firm and snug on loosest hook but not uncomfortable. I wore it out to do errands for 5 plus hours and it was still reasonably comfortable by the time I got home. Straps adjust perfectly for me although I have them close to their longest setting and I am very petite, so I could see that being a problem for taller or longer torso'd women. The shape it gives me ...is lifted and rounded within my frame. The top has a slight bit of that ski slope shape the are pretty common with balconette style. I am FOB with deflated breasts. So no volume on top and even though I'm FOB my profile has flattened out quite a bit even in the fullest parts. My boobs are squishy. I find balcony bras a challenge because they usually gape at top and my breasts all spill forward creating a very pointed unflattering shape. This bra does not do that! The Bad: band feels right but still causes some back squish. I also get a slight bit of armpit squish even after swooping and scooping. I'm not sure if the underwires are too short? Feedback welcome https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Because of my petite frame I've often found the opposite to be a problem where wires dig and are uncomfortable and I don't have that problem with this bra, so for now I'll trade uncomfortable wires for a slight underarm pooch. It's not noticeable under a tshirt. To me this cup almost feels like a half cup although I stay put in them and do not have any quading. Although on my larger side I do feel like I would quad very slightly if it was a tiny smidge smaller. I think I'm between cup sizes tho because in my cleo Maya 30DD I have tons of wrinkling at the top and can't quite fill it. I've also found that I'm between sizes in my l'Mystere and Wacoal moulded/T-shirt styles so finding an absolute perfect fit is very challenging. I have read in other user reviews are that the Natasha cups run a bit small so I'm excited to try some other cleo styles in this size. Read more 299 more words
I wish I'd known to size up in the band! I think sizing up in the band would have solved all of my problems with this bra. Wearing an extender ends up making it fit just fine, though the cups are still a smidgen small. Up in the band if possible!
First of all animal print looks more like purple camo to me, not bad, just sayin. Anyway, I like the fabric. Like the Cleo Melissa (6991)](model:7128) I found it to be smooth/soft and the band feels a bit on the tighter end of the 34s. Shape wise it seems like it is a match to my projected FOB/even shape. The upper lacey part of the cup does something weird, Its hard to put my finger on because the bra is a cup size too small for me, but its seems like it would be loose on the right size breast. Not horribly loose, but probably wouldn't lay flat like i often see as a complaint with these Cleo Bras.
Over all it is nice. I will probably hang onto it for a bit before I sell it in the off chance I loose weight and need a smaller cup size.