Share your bras and experiences and help other women
Get recommendations, write review and learn more!

Got bras? Create an account

Bras » Fantasie » Marianna Padded Half Cup (9201)

Marianna Padded Half Cup (9201)

Since AW2015 More...

Official website
I have one of these

Size range

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
30

30D

30:4

0 bras

30DD

30:5

2 bras

30E

30:6

2 bras

30F

30:7

3 bras

30FF

30:8

0 bras

30G

30:9

0 bras

32

32C

32:3

0 bras

32D

32:4

0 bras

32DD

32:5

0 bras

32E

32:6

0 bras

32F

32:7

0 bras

32FF

32:8

0 bras

32G

32:9

1 bra

34

34C

34:3

0 bras

34D

34:4

0 bras

34DD

34:5

0 bras

34E

34:6

0 bras

34F

34:7

0 bras

34FF

34:8

2 bras

34G

34:9

1 bra

36

36C

36:3

0 bras

36D

36:4

0 bras

36DD

36:5

0 bras

36E

36:6

0 bras

36F

36:7

0 bras

36FF

36:8

0 bras

36G

36:9

0 bras

38

38C

38:3

0 bras

38D

38:4

0 bras

38DD

38:5

0 bras

38E

38:6

0 bras

38F

38:7

0 bras

38FF

38:8

0 bras

38G

38:9

0 bras

  1. 30 D-G ... (30 :4-:9)
  2. 32 C-G ... (32 :3-:9)
  3. 34 C-G ... (34 :3-:9)
  4. 36 C-G ... (36 :3-:9)
  5. 38 C-G ... (38 :3-:9)

Read reviews

  1. 1
    like

    34G

    Hasn't set fit

    Pretty color and lace but a total shape mismatch . Once again I ignored my instincts and allowed the bra fitter to convince me this one fit. She tightened up the straps so much my shoulders may never recover and told me said how great it looked. On me everything about it is wrong including very wide set straps, gaping at the top and minimal to no support. Fantasie bras are cute but their sizing/styles are always iffy for me.

    Rasberry colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jun 07, 2017 Flag this


    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  2. 1
    like

    30F

    Didn't fit

    I waited so long to finally find this bra at a price I could afford. Sadly, the only size I could get didn't fit. It is too small in the cup and too large in the band for me. I could go up a cup, but Fantasie doesn't make 28-bands and my ideal size would be a 28G. Fit aside, Marianna is one of the prettiest bras I've tried. There's a full review on my blog.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jul 16, 2016 Flag this


    • 1

      Intensely lovely! Thanks for your review!!

    • 2

      Beautiful and very Fauve-esque! I've wondered about this one but haven't seen many reviews, so this is very helpful. Sad to hear it didn't work for you in this size!

    • Thanks! VioletIridescence, yes, it is very Fauve-y! I love a lot of the Fauve half cups, too, but was too late for most of them.

    • 1

      It looks like the depth runs on the small size of a 30F also

    • 1

      I had a bit of a frustrating experience with this bra too. In my regular size (30E) it was too small in the cup, but when I sized up it was too wide for me - which I also find with Fauve half-cups (annoyingly, as they're so beautiful).

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  3. 0
    like

    30DD

    Didn't fit

    After trying at least a dozen Fantasie unpadded styles, I decided to give some of their padded half cups a go. The Fantasie website recommends their padded half cups for people like me with asymmetry, but up until now I haven't been able to find one of these styles in my size on Amazon as it is my go-to source for trying out returnable bras. I found two padded half cups in my size on eBay though, and decided to just go for them. Marianna has been on my Amazon wishlist forever, so I was thrilled to find one in my size for a decent ... price, though it was listed as NWOT. Unfortunately, both of these styles were very poor fits on me and had similar issues.

    Both Mae and Marianna's cups are constructed as 3HC and are the wrong shape for me, and the main problem is that the cups are designed to be very wide and somewhat outer-full. I found that both bras had wires that are short and narrow for the cups, but the cup fabric is very wide, so at least 1/2" of empty cup wraps under my armpit. While I have a lot of side tissue, the location of the underwire is simply ridiculous. The measurements of the two bras are very similar, and it appears that they share the same wires. My problem with these wires is that they are very hard, but they also flex too much horizontally, so when you wear the band snug, the wires become distorted and dig into the sternum and sides. The hardness of the wires prevents them from curving in to follow the ribcage. The wires on this particular bra are actually shaped too narrow despite having wide cups, so even though they flex out, they still pinch on both ends, and the skewing is so bad that the top of the gore tacks while the bottom floats. Unfortunately, the wires make both of these bras incredibly uncomfortable on me.

    In addition, the lined cups are very soft and feel like they are made from batting rather than foam, as there is no shape or structure to the cup material. This means the cups are soft and flexible, but it means they are also too flexible. Unless you have plenty of tissue in that area, the straps will pull on the fabric at that point and cause a pull line to distort the cup. While Mae and Marianna measure very similarly, I found this problem to be much more obvious on Marianna than Mae, probably because Mae's cups feel more roomy on me. With the band worn snugly, Marianna's cups are actually a bit small on me despite the width issue. I am having a hard time figuring out what shape this suits, although you will need outer fullness and firm tissue to avoid the strap pulling issue.

    This style's band is made from powermesh, and is less firm than Mae's stretch satin band, so it feels like the average Fantasie 30 band that is too large on me. There is a gentle leotard back so it should be easy enough to shorten the band. Although I prefer a truly snug band, any tighter would cause the wires to distort further, so you will want to be careful when selecting bands in this style.

    In terms of styling, I thought this looked much prettier in pictures than it did in person. The color I had my eye on is Latte, the neutral with ivory lace. However, I have the silver colorway, which is actually a dark cool pewter grey. The body is made from silky microfiber, with ivory floral lace overlay on the cups and cradle. I think that a tonal color selection would have looked nicer than this color combination. The straps have a scalloped edge and no additional detailing at the front of the straps except tiny grey bows. The center gore is another bow with a small bezel diamante charm. A nice looking and elegant design, but not as luxe as I had imagined.

    Based on my experiences with these two padded half cups, I think I'll be sticking with Fantasie's unlined styles from now on. Unfortunately due to the short cup height, I can't even "hack" these with foam pads as I usually can for bras that have fit issues.

    Read more
    640 more words

    Silver colorway

    Updated on May 20, 2020 Flag this


    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  4. -

    30E

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 06, 2016



  5. -

    32G

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Magenta colorway

    Added on Mar 23, 2016



  6. -

    30F

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 18, 2016



  7. -

    34FF

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Silver colorway

    Added on Jul 19, 2017



  8. -

    34FF

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    raspberry colorway

    Added on Mar 28, 2018



  9. -

    30E

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Sep 18, 2016



  10. -

    30DD

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    grey colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Sep 01, 2016



  1. «
  2. »
  3. 2 Pages