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Melissa Balconette Bra

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28G

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28GG

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30

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30E

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30FF

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30GG

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32

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32G

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32GG

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  1. 28 FF-GG ... (28 :8-:10)
  2. 30 D-GG ... (30 :4-:10)
  3. 32 D-GG ... (32 :4-:10)
  4. 34 D-GG ... (34 :4-:10)
  5. 36 D-GG ... (36 :4-:10)

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  1. 4
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    32GG

    Hasn't set fit

    Notable: Runs a band size small. Rather closed top edge making it a short root/full on bottom bra. Very narrow, and quite deep. Currently has the biggest depth ratio of all bras in 32GG on Bratabase but numbers-wise fits more like a short-rooted 30H or an extremely deep 30GG.

    Looks: Would work well as a darker nude. The eyelash lace used for the cups and the front of the bra is very classy. The narrow textured straps continue that. The straps have golden hardware, the hooks and eyes are a matching taupe. There is no branding on the outside of the bra, only on the rag. The overall impression ... is simple elegance which is only mildly ruined by the somewhat gaudy lopsided golden bow at the center gore, which is luckily easily removable.

    Construction: It is a three part balconette with the bottom section connecting to the strap. Lace is non-stretch, without much give. Edge of the cup has a stabilizing strip of fabric sewn in. Bottom section of the cup has lace laminated to a sturdier fabric - this doesn't seem to be the case in smaller cup sizes, there's a switch at some point. The straps have relatively low stretchiness for how thin they are, I'd say objectively it's not quite nearing average stretch, but I can't confidently say it's low. From the side seam onward the band is a single layer of stretch powermesh. The closure has two hooks, wide spacing. Not giving full points for quality because I don't like how they have done the transition from cup to strap and the top edge of the band on the inside could be a touch neater.

    Fit: I tried it on with an extender. I had clear quadboobing and the cups gave me a pointy shape - but clearly less on my smaller side, so this is a size related issue, not an inherent shape. The edging detail makes the cup quite closed. I'm terribly disappointed it doesn't work for me, it is very pretty and one of the narrowest + deepest combos out there.

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    Updated on Jan 17, 2017 Flag this


    • Awesome! Thanks! I usually wear 30GG and just found a Mandalay 32GG that mostly fits. I will keep an eye out for the Melissa

    • maddy2596 I was planning on returning mine but you could buy it if you want to.

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  2. 2
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    30G

    Didn't fit

    Short roots, functionally full on bottom , center full Gore is always a problem for me. Ideal gore height no more than 2 inches. I need a ton of immediate projection.
    Initially I thought this might work . Wires were staying in my IMF( unusual for me) and center projection good so that I had no wires on either breast. The 5" wires are ideal for me.
    But, after having it on a while, I experienced real discomfort under my arms and when I took it off I had
    bright red marks where the top of the cup and where the strapswere attached to the cup was cutting into my underarms

    The band runs small and is not that stretchy, so I sized up. In Cleos I wear a 28GG.
    Shape is not quite as rounded as a Cleo. Pretty smooth under a darker t-shirt. On a lighter one, lace and seams visible.
    My breast are dense and very heavy and this supported them well.
    For reference, I sag in a Freya plunge.

    Updated on Oct 07, 2017 Flag this


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    32FF

    Fits

    My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.

    The bra fits like a 30G, so I would definitely recommend sister sizing up from your usual size.

    This bra is nicely projected and has wonderfully narrow wires. I rarely see 5" in this size range, especially in non-Polish brands.

    I get quite a rounded shape in this. Certainly more so than the 32FF - Miss Mandalay ยป Paris Balconette Bra.

    The bottom fabric/mesh is quite rough and scratchy, although that may soften up with washing. The top part of the cup is much softer.

    Unfortunately the straps/cups cut into my tail of spence really badly, and I'm not sure I want to keep the bra and hope that that gets better after washing it. I'm really torn on this one. :(

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    Updated on Jun 09, 2017 Flag this


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    28GG

    Didn't fit

    See my review for 30G. Band way too tight on this one.

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    32F

    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Aug 05, 2017



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    30F

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Apr 08, 2018



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    32F

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 01, 2017