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Halle Balconnet Bikini Top (SW0752)

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This bra is discontinued.

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  1. 2
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    30K

    Didn't fit

    I'll begin by saying that this bathing suit top is not my correct size (I usually wear a 32J making it effectively one band size too small and one cup size too big). I bought it simply because I own no bathing suit tops that are even remotely the right size and I found it very cheaply and they didn't have my correct size. I figured that the band would stretch out over time and I could try my hand at altering the cups. Oddly enough, neither of these seemed to be issues. The band was a bit snugger than I'd like, but it fastened and was not ... unwearably tight. And while the cups are definitely too big, the wires are so wide that almost all of the extra space is on the side and fortunately this bathing suit has little panels that cover this up.

    Now onto the details of the bathing suit...

    As I mentioned the cups were a bit big (but given the fact that they were a cup size too large for me based on the marked size, I expected this). The wires are also very wide and pretty tall as well. They're tall enough that I think if the wires had been a bit narrower, the would have poked me. However, since the wires fell all the way behind my arms, this was not an issue.

    The straps are fully adjustable. There is a little decorative layer over the adjustable part that is just a continuation of the side panel which makes them functional without giving as much of a bra look.

    The band is too small as mentioned before, but I'm not entirely sure if I would size up if I were to buy it again (though I don't plan on buying another one of this top). I think that if you're towards the smaller end of your band size, sister sizing down may work for you. However, this probably depends on how squishy your back is (sorry, I couldn't think of a better or more technical way to say that). Given that it's a bathing suit, its possible that you may want to not sister size down to avoid having so much digging in since it will be more noticeable than a bra. Another little note though, I really hate the type of clasp that this suit has because it twist.

    The gore is by far the biggest issue I have with this bathing suit. I think that the wires may be too short for the channels that they're in because they seem to almost slide down and leave a little pocket of fabric at the top of the channel. This seems to happen only on one side at a time. The wires also seem to move to overlap once this happens. I'll have to play around with it I think to see if there's anything that I can do to mitigate this issue.

    Overall, all I can say about this suit is that on me all of the fit issues came together to make it surprisingly wearable.

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  2. The straps are the most interesting part on this. The outside wing connects to the straps and you can wear it over the cup or as a sling. There is a band that slides down making a more Grecian style look or a more gathered wing. See my pictures for examples. Otherwise, fits exactly like my Panache Holly.

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  3. This bikini set was more expensive than others that I have tried and it´s not unclear why. It is definitely better quality and more complex what comes to design, than any of my other swimwear.

    The top has kind of 2 layers of fabric in the cups and straps. You can change the top layer´s position in the cups, you can have more coverage or pull it away so that cups will be more open. There are normal, adjustable straps and over them is another layer that makes it look that the straps are very wide. This is kind of hard to explain, I´ll put photos to show ... this. Straps are fully adjustable. The detail of the bottom shorts is also adjustable.

    This bikini top fastens with a metal hook, and there are 3 options of how tight you want it to be!!!! :)

    Then the size. My "usual" bra size is 28F (28FF in some models, and 65F in EM) and I got this in 30E, but there´s some quadboob again!! This is a common problem to me what comes to swimwear...
    Anyway the quadboob is not bad at all, and I wonder if 30F would be too big. But I shall not know, because I won´t order it, I will keep this. I tend to need normal-wide wires, (narrow ones are NOT for me) and in this bikini the wires are very good for me.

    So what else to tell... It is a very nice bra and the fit is good on me except for the very small quadboob, I definitely can live with that! I have nothing to complain, really...
    I got the shorts in size 12 and they are a good fit. I usually wear M.

    ETA. I have worn the bikini a few times now, and I think the quadboob disappeared. So I marked this bikini as "fits". However the shape of the cups is not ideal for me, it does nothing to my boobs. There is no lift at all, the shape is very natural (not the way I prefer it, but it´s ok).

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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit


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  5. Didn't write a review

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Aug 31, 2013



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    30FF

    Didn't fit

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    Added on Aug 13, 2017



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    30JJ

    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on May 21, 2016