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Bras » Cleo » Zia Balconnet (6851) » 32J 32:13

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Fits ribcage81.3
B. perimeter39.6
Stretched Band83.4
Band Length67.1
Cup width16.8
Cup depth35.1
Wire length36.2
Cup height25.3
Cup separation1.8
Gore height10.5
Wing height12.8
Strap width2.1
Hooks2

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  1. 3
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    Hasn't set fit

    I bought this bra because Bravissimo said it would appeal to people who liked the Alexa. I liked the Alexa. I wasn't sure about the crazy print on this one, but I decided it's like having party hats under my shirt and that's kind of fun, especially since the majority of my other bras are on the plain side. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but some bra diversity is good too.

    When I got the bra out of the box, I could see that the band was not as long as the band on the Alexa. I wondered if there was a mislabeling ... incident and I'd been given a smaller bra by mistake. I couldn't even hook it at all. There were inches between the ends when I tried to put it on. I had to wear it with an extender. By the second time I wore it, the band had stretched to the point that the extender became unnecessary. I used to live in bras with too-tight bands, telling myself I'd lose weight and they'd fit. They never stretched out to the point that they'd be comfortable. This did. I actually worried that it might keep stretching to the point of being unwearable but that has not happened at all. A 34HH might have fit better, but I still have some weight to lose so I didn't want to exchange it.

    The shape of the cups is not like the cups on the Alexa. I think the Zia is a little bit less round, with a slight pointy shape that is more pronounced at first but quickly softens up to become more round (but still never as round as the Alexa). I had a hard time keeping the straps up at first but that was probably due to the extender.

    As with the Alexa, I haven't had any underwires poking under the arms. I had the same gap at the top of the cups at first that quickly filled in as my boobs settled. I have the same lack of quadboob, and I have the same lack of cleavage. This is not a bra to be worn with a boob shirt. I only wear it with t-shirts. Worth noting: Even though it has a little fancy frilly thing at the top of the cups, it is totally fine with t-shirts. That lays flat and does not show through, unlike the fancy frilly thing at the top of the cups on the Ewa Carmen, which I ended up cutting off because it was so stupid.

    In short, it's second best after the Alexa in terms of fit. I think the print is far better looking, although it's not really the sort of thing I'd ever seek out. It's festive and doesn't look like the stereotypical bra for big boobs that your grandma would wear. Huge points for that.

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  2. 0
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    Used to fit

    I love this bra. It's beautiful and comfortable. Definitely my favorite bra. The band is firm and the cups are made of a strong material.

    I love the fully adjustable straps, though, they aren't very pretty. I don't experience wire poking. I'm also not pulling back up under my breasts all day. A big deal when it comes to heavy breasts like mine.

    Cons: Dots show through most clothes. Only two hooks in the back, wish it had 3 in my size because it can cause back rolls.

    This bra is not owned any more

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  3. 0
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    Fits

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bra. It's super cute! The cups fit really well and the band is firm. It gives a really nice full out in front shape. Highly recommended

    Updated on Apr 21, 2013 Flag this

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    Didn't fit

    I loved the way this bra looked, but the cups were a bit too big - the wires wrapped around too far back, and stabbed my armpit a bit.

    I noticed that even though the Zia is supposed to be the same cut as the Marcie, the fabric used for the Zia is far more firm than that of the Marcie.

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  5. 0
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    Used to fit

    My absolutely favorite daily bra recently. The band is very firm with little stretch which I greatly prefer. The size panels are quite tall, so they smooth out my sides neatly, but these wires don't cause any poking for me. Generally forward, uplifted, medium rounded cup shape. The mesh across the cleavage is not stretchy, though it doesn't seem to cause me quadboob like other bras with similar mesh might.
    The most important element for me recently is the adjustable straps: this bra allows for adjustment all the way along the strap, with embroidery on the strap to prevent it from gradually slipping. This is the perfect bra strap for me. Other bras that are half-adjustable tend to have the O-ring connector at the apex of my shoulder, so a fully adjustable strap with no irritating connectors along it is perfect.
    I also love that this has a band that goes fully round the torso under the cups, which is a very stable and firm construction that also seems to keep the cups in shape from stretching as well.

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    Didn't fit


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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Feb 01, 2013



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Jan 21, 2014



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Apr 26, 2016



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    Fits

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    Added on Feb 07, 2013