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Bras » Cleo » Piper Longline Balconnet Bra (9351) » 30F 30:7

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Fits ribcage73.3
B. perimeter28.9
Stretched Band76.0
Band Length62.1
Cup width13.5
Cup depth23.2
Wire length25.2
Cup height15.3
Cup separation2.1
Gore height13.5
Wing height15.2
Strap width1.5
Hooks5

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  1. 8
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    Didn't fit

    I got lucky and got my hands on a Cleo Piper!! I had to sister size up a band due to availability and pray. Overall I'm desperately in love with it. It's projected, fairly narrow, stunningly gorgeous... and I'm way behind on my bra reviews and just got this in yesterday but I felt it was important to get this review out to the masses ASAP before Piper is released on a large scale, because there are Two Glaring Problems that I think are going to affect everybody who tries this :-( and I know a lot of us love it. Full review on the blog.

    Cobalt colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Sep 17, 2016 Flag this


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      Thank you so much for the review! I would need a 30 band for sure, but I'm almost positive this won't work for me due to the issues you've mentioned. I have problems with high and wide gores. That and my post twins tummy probably won't work the best for a longline anyways!
      As for alterations.... What about opening up the wire channel and shortening the boning itself, then shortening the wire and boning channels together? I think that may work, but might be hard to do cleanly.

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      As tempted as I am by pretty this bra is, I still don't have a nude or even pale bra that fits well, so your review made passing on it a bit easier. ☺️

    • Oh man, looks awesome on you! The wide gore, closed on top cups and wire channel issue give me serious pause, but I don't think I can resist trying it anyway. Is the shape typical Cleo round? (Looks like it from the pictures :) Thanks for the super informative review!

    • 1

      Is it possible that the bra will have a slightly more narrow gore and less tall cups in your appropriate size? Still, infuriating about the wires. :(

    • 1

      VioletIridescence i found the shape rounded yet slightly more natural than Marcie-basketballs.

      annabellynn i had the exact same thought. Then I thought - how much *really* changes between a 28 & 30 band. I can see the possibility if I'd sized up 2+ band sizes but just one? Idk. if I stumble across a 28FF I'll try it out to compare.

    • and Dvrgrl812 thats the kind of alteration I'm considering. I'm not sure how to shorten the side boning though. Is it plastic? can you just clip it off?

    • I'm not sure if it is plastic or metal, but you can use tin snips to cut it if it is metal. I'm decent at sewing but not sure if it would look neat enough. If I got the bra used I might try it, but not at full new retail.

    • I sew all the time since I make bralettes. But not sure if I want to attempt it. I'm torn. I got it at a tiny bit of a discount on Poinsettia since they're a discount site. I honestly don't know what full retail price will be once it goes live in the US. I suspect it'll be more than a new $55 Marcie since it's longline, but it could be the same, either way I hate to take apart a new bra. On the other hand - can I really tolerate wearing it the way it is. If I find I'm ignoring it, I might as well try to alter it.

    • 2

      Like you, I'm low-set so I never have issues with bras colliding with my armpits, and I'm more likely to grumble about straps that don't adjust long enough. So, even though I'm in the minority as I'm not sold on the colour (cobalt blue is actually a horrible colour on me), I do like the design, and I'd actually really curious to try this myself, to see whether I encounter the same problems.

    • You should give it a shot Alexa. I'm in love with the color, I've never seen cobalt or royal blue clash with anyone's skin tone! If you want to wait till SS17, it's coming out in coral :)

    • 1

      lcl0706 , side boning is plastic. It should be easy to cut, but perhaps a puzzle as to how to smooth. With your skills, I doubt it would faze you for long.

      I recently cut down the wires of an unlined Passionata half cup bra. I used a Dremel tool to cut the wires and the flat side of the blade to smooth the cut end. The wire channels themselves can stay in place. You sew shut the channels so the cut wires stay where you want.

    • 1

      Coral is much more my colour, so I think I'll hang on until next spring, especially as I currently need to stock up on all the old Comexim designs before they discontinue them!

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  2. 1
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    Fits

    I. LOVE. THIS. BRA. Holy moly. I was not one of the women who thought that this bra was gorgeous in photos. But that color, and that eyelash lace, when you put it on your body it is GORG. As soon as I put this bra on I was ordering the bottoms to go with it. This is the best fitting bra I have ever had.

    The 4-part cup is heaven. So much immediate projection, that wire does not budge from my IMF. The width of the cup is spot on for me. I get a beautiful naturally rounded shape from this bra, not a spherical one that Cleo ... is known for. The top is quite closed off, not quite as much as my CK Bardot, but pretty close. You're going to need very FOB breasts or short roots to make this one work.

    If I'm being 100% honest the cup is a teeny hair too small, but you can hardly notice. I have very short roots and it still just barely cuts in sometimes, but not enough that you can tell or that it bothers me. I also get a little bit of wrinkling near the stitching at the top of the cup, but not because it's too big, it seems like a tiny construction flaw maybe? As started in another review, the wires (at least in this size) are shorter than the wire channels by over half an inch, even though the side boning is as tall as the channels. It doesn't bother me, but I find it weird. The sides are quite tall, and that may bother many people, but I don't even notice. I think I am rather low set in addition to having short roots. My tissue starts almost below armpit level. Ideally I would have a slightly narrower or lower gore, because the wires sit on a tiny bit of tissue right at the center, but this doesn't bother me.

    This bra may have single-handedly converted me to longlines. It took a couple minutes to get used to it, but I adore the extra security. My breasts aren't going anywhere in this thing. Honestly this bra is so comfortable I didn't even want to take it off to measure it.

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    • Such a compelling review! Congratulations on finding a great fit!!

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    Didn't fit

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    Cobalt colorway

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