Cleo by Panache 7201 Maddie Balconnet T-Shirt Bra Reviews
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Cleo by Panache Maddie Balconnet T-Shirt Bra 7201 Reviews

Maddie Balconnet T-Shirt Bra
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rating Size: 32FF

Loved the color, seemed like a well made bra, but it runs small! Fit perfectly around, but had major spillage out the top of the cups. I could try up a size but the center gore was a bit too wide or perhaps tall? it just wasn't a good fit for me Andi from Bloomington/IN/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2015
rating Size: 32G

Beautiful bra and if I'd purchased the correct band size it would have been quite comfortable. Tracy from Saint Louis, MO, United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2015
rating Size: 34F

I have a hard time finding bras that fit right and this one is great! The wires don't poke and the lift and support is awesome!! Jennifer from Parkers Lake, KY USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: 30DD

Love this bra. It fits true to size and looks great. Kathie from Rochester, NY USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: 34GG

Great cups for lifting and shaping ! If you have a thin back you'll love this bra. If you're full chested and have some fat on your back the two clasp back strap just doesn't provide enough smoothing. Try the Chantelle line instead. Rebecca from Florida
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: 38G

It doesn't require 4 or 5 rows of hooks in order to get *great* support! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 30E

Smooth appearance under all but the thinnest t-shirts. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 34DDDD

Sexy shape and comfortable! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 30E

It's one of the only bras that fits me. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 30FF

Perfect coverage, gives great lift and shape. Christina from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 36H

I very much like this bra, it's a good nude color for professional wear. I took off a star because I found the band a little snug so it cuts in a little more than I'm used to, even with being used to the results of supporting larger breasts. I also agreed with the previous reviews about the straps cutting in a little, too. Breaking this bra in wasn't as easy as normal, but it was certainly worth it. Well, well worth the price. Jordan from Rapid City, SD
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 34G

Cup fits well but the band is tighter than any of my other 34 band bras. It is a little uncomfortable and hopefully it stretches or I'm going to have to buy a band extender. Crystal from Lafayette,LA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 28F

This bra fits me so well and gives me the support that my other bras don't. The center bridge is perfect for my shape and I'm still really excited to own this bra after having it for about a week. Hanna from Washington
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: 28FF

Best bra I have bought, hands down. Just enough stretch in the straps while maintaining support and an incredible lift. Since I have a short torso, the half cups are perfect since the wires don't poke me in my armpits or sternum. I'm happy to say this is the only bra that doesn't hurt me at the end of the day. I have very heavy, dense breasts that have more "side boob" than center cleavage, and this bra is perfect for my shape. Lifts like a push up, without the unnecessary padding. Highly recommended. Maris from White Plains, NY
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: 36H

Great, versatile bra! Erin from Goodwell, OK
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2014
rating Size: 34FF

It was a great bra, but I think that, after getting a 34F, then sizing up and still having spillage, it's not quite the right style. It was very comfortable though, and fit very well band-wise. And it looked great under a shirt, except for the whole quad-boob part. Very well mad, and I wish I could have kept it! Sara from Provo, Utah, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2014
rating Size: 34H

Eh...it's okay. It gives good lift, shape and support, but the comfort level leaves something to be desired. The straps are so incredibly thin that they cause a LOT of pain, even with strap cushions. I also find that they come up too far under my armpit and chafe. Both of those issues can be resolved (for me) by loosening the strap a bit, but then I lose some lift. It's a trade-off. It won't be my go-to, but I still like it. Liz from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2014
rating Size: 34H

I have to preface my review by saying I did order this bra one cup size too small. Yes, I knew it would be too small, but I am so desperate for a good, comfortable bra I thought I would take a chance. Aside from the obvious problem of giving me slight quad-boob (totally my fault because of the sizing), I was happy with this bra for the most part. It was very supportive and comfortable. Another reviewer stated that the straps were thin and dug painfully. This was also the case for me - HOWEVER, I have a set of Braza silicone cushions (found on this website - LOVE THEM!) that I used and that 100% solved the digging issue. - Great, supportive bra but I wish it came in larger cup sizes. You'll need a set of cushions to keep the straps from digging in. Kat from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 30G

I used to own this bra in nude when I was a 30FF and it was one of my favorites. When it was time to go up a size I made sure to buy this bra again! It has a great shape and feels comfortable. In fact, it's so flattering, my boyfriend thought it was a push-up when I first put it on! The black one is sexy without being over the top and the nude is definitely a favorite of mine. I would highly recommend! Whitney from OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2014
rating Size: 34G

Nice shape and keeps the girls lifted well. I'm petite, so the straps are a little bit wider than I'd like, but so far I haven't had too much problem with the straps sliding off my shoulders. Another problem for us petite ladies with large breasts is most bras end up digging into our armpits. This is still does a little, but the balconnet style is much better than the full-coverage styles. So far, I find it pretty comfortable and it's become my go-to when I want a seamless look under my t-shirts. Virginia from Nashville
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2014
rating Size: 34G

The Maddie balconnet is open at the top, the cups are open and more out than pulled inward. The band is snug and very supportive, the straps have some stretch but they are also very snug. The shape of the Maddie is round, it looks great under tops. There is a line of lace at the top of the cups which is a little visible under tops. The cups have 1/4 thick padding, which is great for heavy boobs, and the cups are structured and sturdy, but not hard to the touch. The bra does give some bounce when walking, but its a controlled movement, its like the bra cups and band cushion the slight bounce when walking. I'm " sister sized" right now in a 34 band, in this bra a 34G, this bra keeps everything in place and the band stays well , very good with my heavy boobs. I'm very happy with the Maddie, and now I have the bra in nude and pink. VM from Gillette, Wy
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 32G

I really liked this bra, and am quite sad that I had to send it back. The cups were lovely, with a good shape and enough depth that they didn't push down and leave a gap between my breasts and the underwire (a common issue for me with t-shirt bras). Alas, I have tiny shoulders like a t-rex and the straps on this are set really, really, hilariously wide. Its like they don't scale the strap placement based on band size at all, because the way these were attached, there was no way that they would sit well on anyone whose shoulders weren't significantly wider then their torso. For me the strap placement was uncomfortable, and also distorted the cup shape every time I moved my arms, which negated the overall smoothness of the bra under a shirt. I knew the straps were probably going to be wider-set then I wanted, based on the grid image provided (which is one of my favorite things about this site), but I've had such good luck with the fit of other cleo bras (the lily is my favorite ever) that I figured I should at least give it a try. julie from united states
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36F

GREAT SHAPING, GREAT SUPPORT, Bra tacks Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 32F

I wanted to love this bra. It fits almost perfectly (I'm still trying to find just the right size) and it looks good. The biggest problem is that the wire digs into my skin on the sides. I don't know if it's because I should size up the band or cup, or if it's just the bra. However, it's unfortunately so uncomfortable that I cannot wear it and now I can't return it because I've worn it for a few days. Emma
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: 30FF

I love this bra. It gives a lot of lift and a natural round shape with minimal padding. It is also very comfortable. For those considering buying this bra, you may like to know that the straps are set quite far apart and the cups are very shallow, which works for my shape (wider, shallower breasts). I have two minor issues with the bra, first the top adornment can sometimes be very slightly visible under thin fabrics, but it is so minimal that is normally doesn't bother me, and second) the cup sizing is quite off. I normally buy 30E/F in Panache and Cleo, but sized up to 30FF for this bra. I hope the bra becomes available in more colors! Belli from Blacksburg, VA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: 28E

This is a well-constructed, attractive bra that looks just right under clothing. I purchased it because of its similarities for my favorite bra, Panache Porcelain. Maddie's cups are open at the top, in contrast to Porcelain's. I like the Maddie bra, but I don't feel it gives me as much uplift and front/center shaping as Porcelain. It also feels thicker; more "padded". If you find the cups on Porcelain don't fit quite right you may adore Maddie. My breasts are wide-set, so for me Maddie doesn't provide wonderful uplift and rounded shaping as Cleo's unlined bras, (i.e. Lucy, Marcie, Millie, Ellis, etc.). Maddie fits me much better than Juna, mostly because the sides are taller, but it's just not the perfect style for my shape. Shani from Phoenix, AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2013
rating Size: 30DD

Maddie is a pretty, well-designed bra. I have the fun pink color and I like it a lot. Maddie's fit is similar to my favorite bra, the Panache Porcelain, but the cups on Maddie are more open, and the wings are a bit shorter. Unfortunately, Maddie's straps are just a bit too wide-set for my small frame, which causes the cups to buckle and gap when I sit. Maddie also has thicker more "padded" cups, and I prefer the very light lining of Porcelain. I don't know if I'll purchase another Maddie, because Porcelain is really "the" bra for me, but I enjoy bras that aren't boring old beige or black, so I'm pleased with my pink Maddie. Shani from AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: 30DD

I bought Maddie because the design is similar to my all-time #1 bra, Panache Porcelain. In comparison with Porcelain, Maddie's cups are open on top, and slightly wider, and the sides are slightly shorter. Maddie's cups are relatively thick, and, for me, they don't provide much uplift. I get more east/west shaping than front/center, which is not what I need from a bra. Maddie is very pretty (I got a cute pink color) but overall the cups are too wide and thick, the straps are a bit too far apart, and the open cups gape too much for me to repurchase this style. I don't find this bra to be very comfortable, either, probably because the straps are just too wide-set for my very small frame. Shani from AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2013
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