Cleo by Panache 6751 Meg Balconnet Bra Reviews
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Cleo by Panache Meg Balconnet Bra 6751 Reviews

Meg Balconnet Bra
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rating Size: 36F

Fits perfectly, and is SO comfortable and cute. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 28GG

I love the pattern and the shape it gives my breasts! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 32FF

It holds everything up and at attention, as they should be. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 42E

i'm an e/f with wide-set breasts and this bra holds them up, front and center, in place, all day, without pinching or binding. It also makes them look smaller (great for my smaller rib cage) and right between pointy and round, sort of natural but very pert, great under any clothes ive worn. It also doesn't show under even low-cut tops or low-back (within reason) dresses that ive worn. It's a no-nonsense figure-maker that is still sassy and adorable, not matronly. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 28FF

Gives you a fantastic shape and a beautiful design in one. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 30F

I simply L-O-V-E the fit of this bra. I'm very narrow, and this bra is the only one I have that doesn't "give" me side breasts. Having such large breasts make me look "fatter", but this bra managed to show my thin waistline as no other did before. Larissa from Chicago
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 36HH

I keep getting this bra in the wrong size, so I don't know if it would be more comfortable in the right size. i should have gotten the 34J, the back is already too loose and i find myself putting on the middle hook though i want to put it on the tightest. the shape is different. it's very front and center, and if i swing my arms, i don't hit my boobs, which is amazing and never happens. it's very rounded bullet shape. which looks really good under Mad Men style outfits, but the material is stiff, and so the seams tend to show under thinner or even just not thick clothing. I"m bummed, because I'm not sure i can justify ordering the right size to try it because of the seams. it runs a cup size big, and big in the back, though i guess it's actually true to panache band sizing. I like the idea of this bra and the immediate effect, but because of the seams and the back being too big, i just don't love it. The print is adorable and i want to love it, i just can't get this one quite right. it's good enough that i have tried 2 sizes to get it right ( both times being stupid and taking the tags off too soon), but unless i find it super cheap, i'll let this one go. If you are dead sure of your size in Panache and want a more vintage shape, order this one a cup down, and i think you will love it! Cassie from lafayette, in, usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 30E

The pattern on this bra couldn't be cuter, but the fabric is scratchy and stiff. It also fit me oddly -- too big in the cup and too small in the band, which I haven't experienced with other Cleo bras. Sadly, it had to go back. K from Chicago
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 28E

The band is not stretchy, so if you're unsure about your band size get measured first. The material was very comfortable and the print was pretty. One of my complaints is that the under wire is really huge and digs into my skin. The center of my chest is very irritated now. Another thing is that it tends to be very wrinkly in the center. (My boobs are more outwards than centered so maybe this is the reason why.) Melissa from Houston
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 28FF

I love this bra! It has incredible lift (so high that I feel like my boobs are floating), and the pattern is adorable. It definitely runs bigger than the cleo Lucy, and slightly bigger than the Marcie. In this bra, my boobs look very front and center, with no spreading to the sides. It has a very slimming effect. The shape is more of a natural round one, rather than the perfectly round one the Lucy and Marcie can give. As for the band, it's tighter than the Lucy, but not nearly as tight as the Marcie. I measure 27" under my bust with a pretty bony ribcage, and I would say this band is comfortably snug, just the way I like it. Evie from Olympia, WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 36DD

I was really disappointed by this bra :( The fabric is really pretty. It's more see-through than the pictures led me to believe, but looks fine on. The cup size was too slightly too small for me (indent with some boob spillover on top). But the sad part is the construction is just weird. The straps pull up in an awkward spot so there's a very pronounced forward 'bullet' shape, and flattening at the sides. Not at all natural or flattering for me. It doesn't seem like something that would be fixed by going up a cup size because the proportions of the construction. However, if this bra is flattering for your shape, it would be very supportive and cute. Be aware that the fabric has almost NO give and the red mesh bands are even a bit tighter... if you have full or semi-full upper breasts like me, you may want to go up a cup size to avoid an indent line there. Super sad it wasn't a good match for me, especially after taking the Her Room Bra Finder survey and knowing the equivalent size of bras that do fit me well. Good luck!

Cleo by Panache Response: Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that this bra wasn’t a perfect fit for you and would recommend going up a cup to get that custom fit. Sometimes changing a bra size can make a world of difference when it comes to fit. You had mentioned that the fabric had no give and you are correct, the fabric goes through a process of lamination when a finish is applied to it to make it sturdy and to eliminate stretch. This is done so it can support and uplift a full cup as we do offer this style up to a J cup. Those girlies need all the support that they can get! We would also like to recommend the Panache Jasmine Underwire Bra 6951, an on trend bird print with stretch lace on top of the cup to accommodate a fuller bust on top. Great support and uplift! Diane

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 28F

Now that I've found the right fit I love this bra. Initially, I ordered it in the same size as the Lucy, 28G. The band fit but the cups were huge, more like a 28GG. Then I tried it in a 28FF. The band fit even better but the cups were still too big. I went down to a 28F and even though the band was tighter it feels so good. I'm a "small" 28 band, meaning I fit a 26 band, if I could ever find one, would be a better fit. This bra gives me a sense of what the correct size band, 26, would feel like. Maybe because the band fits me so well I get good lift with this bra. The pattern on this bra is very pretty. I love the fit of this bra so much that I've ordered another one. Kathi from Lakewood, Co
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 30F

If you want LIFT you got it, if you want comfort, forget it. This bra is fine for nights out, it makes your breasts look super perky, putting them up and front! I've read some reviews about it saying the band runs one size smaller, and that was the reason why I decided to buy it, so for me, it runs true to band and cup sizes. The bra is NOTHING stretchy so, make sure your get the right cup size. Larissa from Chicago
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 28F

I really like the cut of the cups on this bra. They look a bit like cupcakes :) and make me feel like some beach beauty from bygone years. Too, the red splash of mesh lace at the top of the cups is a nice accent color, it gives the bra a bit of pop! The fabric of this "Meg" bra is not as soft though and some ladies might find it less comfortable than a lace or a satin bra, but the colors are vivid and the bird print is whimsical and lovely. Also, the cups run true to size, but the band is very tight, and I think the shape the bra gives in profile is more natural and less round than other Cleo bras. Karen
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 30HH

I fell in love with this bra the moment I laid eyes on it. It's even cuter in real life and it does deliver that awesome shape and lift I only find in Cleo bras. BUT! The bands on the Cleo line are really making me mad. They have only 2 rows of hooks!!! They are always too stretchy! And they actually make the back fat far far worse than any other bra!!!! So, dear Panache! As I am not your only customer that has complaints on Cleo bands and i think you've heard this before - Are you planning to improve the bands on Cleo line? I'd pay twice the price for that because it would then be a perfect bra - with no compromises. Vlatka from Croatia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 28G

This bra has very stiff fabric which is a little unusual for a Panache bra. The stiffness may wash out. However, I gave this bra a rating of 3 because of the fit. While the band fit fine the cups were very generous. So generous that I may have to go down to a F cup even though I exchanged it for a FF. I have many other Cleo bras in a 28G and they fit well so I was very surprised that the cups on this bra were so huge. Kathi from Lakewood, Co
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2012
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