The reason why it took so long to had this review done was that I was ambitiously trying to make you a vlog about it. Well, it turned out to be too nerve-wrecking since I’m not a native English-speaker so I just settled to write about the bra. First of all, I first bought the Marcie last December as a Christmas present to myself. I absolutely lovelovelove red lingerie so it was a no-brainer – I had to get my hands on it. I was a bit hesitant of ordering it online since hadn’t had any Cleo or Panache bras before, they’re not something you see in Finland everyday. I had heard that Cleo makes rather snug bands so I opted for 30F which is a sister size to 28FF I go for while shopping Curvy Kate or Freya. Luckily it turned out to be just the right size (I obviously have amazing luck while ordering online..) and the band truly is quite snug. Not uncomfortable but just tight enough to give the proper support for my breasts. What I would have wanted from the band in addition would be three eyes and hooks but hey, you can’t always have it all. Besides the fact that it only has two hooks and eyes the band is really supportive and stays firm for a long time and doesn’t stretch insanely like CKs and Freyas.The design of the bra is just gorgeous. I love the little bow embroidery on the top of the cup, it’s so girly and so much fun at the same time. One thing I really love about the Marcie are the colour combinations. The red one has a little purple center gore bow and this one has a pink one, which is great as you usually see all the bright colours teamed with dull black. Personally I don’t care much for black so it’s really nice to see colour on colour.
As for the fit I think this is great bra for those who have breasts with even fullness. IIYC’s Cheryl has reviewed Marcie before and for lower fullness this was also a success. Some of my fellow bloggers have had issues with the bra but I think that they occur mostly on bigger cupsizes I’m afraid. For example Georgina of Fuller figure fuller bust found some gaping at the top of the bra. It’s not that there is something wrong with her breasts, they’re gorgeous, it’s just that the right fit and size are more difficult to find when you wear something like 36HH and that’s why you should be prepared to go through some trial’n’error with this particular bra. If you get the fit right, you’ll have amazing rounded breasts which look great under even the thinnest tops.
I have some migrated breast tissue in my armpits which is caused by wearing the wrong size for several years. Due to this and the fact that my breasts are wide-set I need wide wires to feel comfortable during the day. Marcie has these wide wires which are great for my breast shape but not everyone’s cup of tea. This is why you should carefully examine your boobs to know which brands and styles of bras suit you the best. For someone with narrower breasts Marcie is not the best style since it may cause some poking and discomfort under the armpits. However, the wires don’t rise very high so this is a bra that can suit even shorter torsos.
All in all Marcie is one of my favourite everyday bras now and I’m not giving up on it any time soon. I can’t wait to get the pink-turquoise colourway and the amazing black babydoll that are released in autumn!