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Paris Balconette Bra

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    30DD

    Hasn't set fit

    Profile: even-to-full on bottom breasts, splayed, narrow, projected, short roots.

    This bra is gorgeous, although the cobalt colourway was not as saturated as I had expected it to be. I still love it very much and looks very good on my skintone as a muted royal blue. Construction feels sturdy and high quality. I have to say that the material doesn't feel as high quality as my older Paige bras, but it's better than most full-bust brands.

    I agree that this bra fits a full cup bigger. All of the Miss Mandalay bras I've owned tend to be small in the band as well, so this fits more like a ... 28F on me. The wires are one of the most narrow I've ever tried and at least in this colourway, I find that the cups of this are rather deep too. This bra fits narrower and deeper than my Paige bras do, although the Paiges are an older style. This bra is deeper and narrower than the Freya plunges. The ribbon cuts in a bit, so it's not for those who are fuller on top. The shape is naturally rounded.
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      Gorgeous on you! Thanks for comparing this model to Paige.

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    30DD

    Didn't fit

    At this point I have other bras that fit me better and that I like more. But, I still really like this.
    The band, straps, and wires are all comfortable for me. I have zero complaints about this bra except that it's more of a 30E than a DD.

    I do have one rave though. The color! It's so pretty! I love blues and a cobalt blue is so fun. It's why I really want the Comexim Sapphire, but I've seen a few of those that are more purple. This isn't, it's electric.

    I will say that the ribbon edge on the Paris doesn't seem like the best quality. It's fraying where it connects to the straps. It hasn't interfered with fit yet, more annoying to look at than anything else at this point. But, I feel like it shouldn't be happening. The bra isn't that old and it's well cared for, so what's up, Paris?

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  3. I pined after this bra for ages because it was everything I wanted: a deep enough color to be a nude for me, sheer all over, and still a bright color.

    The Paris, much like the Miss Mandalay Paige , has a VERY firm band. It also feels less stretchy than the Paige. I'm a solid 30, and I can only fasten this bra on the loosest hooks. I definitely advocate going a size up in the band, maybe even two if you prefer looser bands. [Edit: After a few months, the band now fits me well.]

    As other reviewers have noted, the Paris has an inflexible ribbon ... running across the tops of its cups. This can lead to cutting in at the tops of the cups, which makes this style a tricky one for everyone, but especially so for those with full-on-top breasts. I am full-on-bottom, but I'm still perilously close to getting noticeable cutting in. I chose to go up one cup size to try and get around this caveat, but I could have easily gone up two cup sizes.

    (To summarize: My "standard" bra size is 30GG [for Freya and Cleo bras]. If I had chosen to go up only in the band, the sister size would have been 32G. Instead, I went up in the band /and/ cups, for a 32GG. This size has the same cup volume as a 30H. If this is still a bit confusing, feel free to message me!)

    The shape this bra gives is so round I'd compare it to a Cleo, but is still somewhat natural-looking. It is a very comfortable bra.

    As with my wonderfully fitting 32G - Miss Mandalay ยป Paige , I had to bend the underwires away from my armpits for optimal comfort. With that small adjustment, it seems that Miss Mandalay is the brand of my dreams as far as style and fit.


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    30FF

    Didn't fit

    I got this in Paris Moulin 30FF version in red. I have always wanted a red sheer bra and this bra is just what I wanted. It has bows on each side of the strap and the centre gore in leopard print. The mesh on the lower part is stiff, but it will probably go away once I've washed it. It doesn't feel scratchy when I'm wearing it.

    I have full on top boobs and although everyone and their grandma said this model is bad for FoT boobs, I just have to try it on myself to see if it's true. Well, it is true, but not as bad ... as I've thought. After swooping and scooping and then standing still, there is no cutting on top at all. However, if I pull my shoulders back, it cuts in. Nonetheless, it's nothing that by taking in the centre gore can't fix. Once I've taken in the centre gore, the top part opens more and there is less cutting in.

    The band is really firm. Even though it's a 30-band, fully stretched it came up only to 28" and since I usually wear 28-band anyway, this is perfect for me. The shape it gives is excellent. Nice and lifted, though it's not as round as Cleo bras, it's still round enough and it is pretty seamless underneath clothes too.

    The width of the cup is only 5" with 10" depth, so I would say they have narrow but deep cups. The perfect width for my roots is 5.5", so this is a tad too narrow for me. However, after putting it on, I think the wire gets distorted a little because it doesn't sit on the side of my breasts. I have some escaped tissue near the armpit, most probably because of the narrow cups, they don't have enough width to hold in all my tissues. However it doesn't bother me that much.

    All in all it's a beautiful and comfortable bra and I am satisfied with it!

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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 a slightly pointy/natural shape in this. The cups are rather tall near the straps, so I have quite a lot of strap gap there.

    The fabric/mesh is quite rough and scratchy, although that may soften up with washing.

    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.

    Black colorway

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    30G

    Didn't fit

    Red "Paris Moulin" version with sheer cheetah print bows.

    Beautiful sheer design, brilliant color. Underwires are a good height under arm, center gore is quite comfy at about 7.75cm high. The band is VERY snug and although it fits and I can inhale deeply it is just too tight for wear. Although a tight band will help extend the life as it stretches and I could have used a bra extender I am considering ordering a 32G (sister-sizing: as if it were a looser 30 band and GG cup for more coverage). Straps are fully adjustable and very comfy although may be a bit wide set for some.

    My ... only concern is whether the balcony styling is suitable for my build or would I be better off with a half-cup/demi type instead? Will post to fit requests for assistance after uploading photos.

    30G:
    * band very tight but could use an extender for first few months while it stretches
    * balcony style/cup size appears to 'cut in' to shape, less nice overall shape under a shirt

    32G (http://bra.pe/R7q/):
    * band too big: firm yet wearable on final hook
    * balcony style/cup appears with proper coverage under shirt

    Purchased & Returned early-April '12 from Asos.

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    30G

    Didn't fit

    short roots, very center full, functionally full on bottom. Gores are always a problem for me since I have touching breasts. almost all gores are too wide and too tall.
    This bra is good on immediate projection and pretty good on center projection, although I suspect I need slightly more since wires sit slightly on breast tissue.
    Straps are a little wide and cups come up too high and rub under arms. This is a problem with several of the Miss Mandalay bras I've tried.
    Bra didn't give a very nice shape in a t-shirt.
    I wear a 28GG in a chloe , but I needed the 30 band in this.

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    32GG

    Didn't fit

    Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, slightly centre full, splayed, never met a gore I didn't like, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG

    Not quite enough immediate projection and gaping at top edge with slight in-cup quading. I can alter the top edge with a dart that should take care of it, but I think this is the right size. I think this model would take more centre fullness rather than just taller roots or more FoT


    No side boning and thin straps with nothing to ... keep them from slipping and only two hooks.

    No-stretch mesh cups with soft lining on the bottom. Wires are very U-shaped. Narrow-ish, but still a little wide for my ideal.

    Very nice orange colour.

    Edit: Alteration:

    I put a dart in the edge of the cup horizontally from the top of the centre gore in to the edge of the ribbon cup edge - about five cm. This has pulled the gaping top edge of the ribbon closed and lowed the cup height at the centre gore openning up some centre fullness at the gore. It also pulls the straps inwards a touch. The cups still have not enough immediate projection and I get in-cup quading when I roll my shoulders back - but it is definitely better.

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    32F

    Didn't fit

    Paige and Paris are the same cut, and I found them equally disappointing. I was excited for them because they have the narrowest wires of any bra I've ever seen in my size, at 5 inches they're a quarter inch narrower than even my Polish bras. However the wires are also quite tall, making a deep U shape. The cup itself is also very tall. The cup doesn't give much support and has an extremely natural shape, much more so than Freya or almost anything else I've tried. This isn't my taste--to me my boobs look practically the same in this bra than they do braless, so I might as well just not wear a bra at all. I appreciate the sentiment of the narrow wires but I'll be returning these and wouldn't try Miss Mandalay again unless they improve the shape and support of their cups.

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    34G

    Didn't fit

    This bra is better for wider set breasts or a shallower shape. It's adequately projected, but not at the centre cup (where I need it most). I used to really like this bra (when first I got it years ago) but it was better made then, and I was a smaller size. I don't think it's well-scaled to a G cup. Also, the bands used to be really tight - and I heard that they still were - so I ordered a 34 back size. Should have gone with my regular 32.

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