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: 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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