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rating Size: 32

Supportive gives a nice profile, gives cleavage but still looks natural. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 38HH

This is one of my favorite bras! I was happy to find it in a color other than black or white. This is my second time purchasing this bra. The first time I got it from a local store and it worked so well I wanted more of them. I was very excited to find it on her room with even more options and at a better price I might add. At this size (38HH) it's difficult to find bras that don't stretch out after 6 months or so but this bra has lasted me for a couple of years and I am just now buying another one. In fact I bought it in two colors this time. Yes it's that great! Highly recommend this one for it's fantastic fit and long lasting stretch free fabric. Janelle from Urbana, IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2019
rating Size: 30H

Panache bras have always been one of my favorites. This one holds me up without any padding & fits true to size. Second time I’ve purchased one of similar style. Will definitely buy again. Kayla from Florida
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2019
rating Size: 28F

I, not only love this website, but I do love the Cleo collection. I have been very happy with the fit. I also like the skinnier straps and back, yet, still have the support I truly need. And, we can't forget how sexy this collection makes me feel! All in one! This is a great lingerie line! sww from Florida Keys
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2018
rating Size: 38F

nicely made, fun color (red), However, like most boned bras in large sizes, this one leaves bruises on the insides of my arms after more than a few hours of wear. This is a matter of fit, which varies from brand to brand.and is hard to guess until you've worn it all day. I bought this to wear under a specific square-necked dress and I will save it for use with that on special occasions. Emmy from Lexington NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2018
rating Size: 36D

Look very nice. I like it! Natalia from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2018
rating Size: 34FF

Great shape (not too pointy), lace & mesh material is cool in summer! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2018
rating Size: 38J

While I loved the other Cleo I had previously, this bra digs, cuts & has no give..... very uncomfortable, do not recommend. However it does give me the lift I want. Victoria from Plover,WI, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2018
rating Size: 34HH

Panache is my favorite bra brand because of the fit, and I assumed that I would wear the same size in all of their styles, but the Cleo Marcie balconet bra doesn't fit right at all. Aside from the fact that it doesn't have enough support for breasts as big as mine, the cups kind of hang and are loose on top around the lace and make my breast pointy. The cup seems too big for me, but then the same size in the three other panache bras that I bought at the same time fit great. The bra is super cute, but it's not for me. Teri from Florida
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 38HH

This bra is a great fit. It holds me up well which can be hard to find at larger sizes. The design is pretty and the bra is very good quality. The only draw back is the wires and stiffness of the bra can be a little uncomfortable after hours of wearing it. However since it's so hard to find proper fitting bra's at my size that I actually like I would definitely recommend this one. The fit is great and it really does it's job well. Janelle from Urbana, IL United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2017
rating Size: 30FF

This is a well made bra that I've tried in several sizes. A 30G bra with fuller coverage and side support is fitting better, (Fantasie Estelle.) I would like to note that the black is a little bigger in the cups than the nude. This is a good option if you can wear mid-coverage. I find that I prefer full coverage for the support. Customer from Oregon
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2017
rating Size: 30FF

This is the best fitting bra I've had so far. I love the Marcie bra! Sam
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2017
rating Size: 34

perfect fit, doesn't ride up or slip off shoulders Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 30FF

I ordered this bra after a long search for one that would not add to my already large bust (I couldn't say no to the cute design either). Unfortunately after wearing for a few hours the underwire began digging into my armpit. The lace trim also has a tendency to stick up no matter how much I swoop and scoop myself into the cups. Jessica from Nebraska
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2016
rating Size: 30G

Usually not a fan of unlined bras as they don't offer good side support and my breasts spread out, but this bra is amazing! Great side support keeps everything pointing forward, feels wonderfully comfortable and looks great even under a tshirt. Sarah from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 30G

Not love at first try. I didn't like the way this bra shaped my breasts, Pointy Torpedo Projection with no lift, and the seams are prominent. Top of the cups were a bit loose as well. The band however was nice, comfortably snug with the supportive wide sides tapering to a very thin low center back. KD from US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 32DD

Cute and sexy at the same time, and a beautiful color too (burgundy)! It seemed supportive as well. I sized up one like people recommended and here's my take: If you have full upper breasts, size up one and you should be good as long as you can wear very high center panels without pain (also you need higher necked shirts). If you do not fit this criteria (like me), it most likely will not work Sarah from MD
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2015
rating Size: 32H

This bra offers great projection and a VERY rounded shape, while keeping the girls front and center! The fabric is not quite as firm as Cleo's Lily, but the support is still great. Just enough give to be forgiving. I will say that the seams and even sometimes the embroidered dots show through thinner, clingy t-shirts. You may need to go down a band size with Cleo. In my experience their bands tend to be looser/stretchier than Panache or Freya. Can't attest to other brands. Katherine from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2015
rating Size: 32HH

The color is beautiful! Hopefully it holds up for a while- I will keep you posted. Marlisa from Miami, FL USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2015
rating Size: 32FF

I've seen this bra work well for women of all different sizes and shapes. It's supportive, cute, and comfy! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 28F

It gives a round shape and is lightweight. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 38FF

Supportive, attractive, and everything a woman could want in a bra. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 36G

Fits well without digging under the arms. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 30FF

Perfect fit. Great projection. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 34FF

Only bra that actually fits flush against my chest without being too tight. Also, always comes in great colors! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 40J

Holds up while feeling free. Super comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 34H

Classic fit, pretty colors. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 30F

Very pretty. I thought the cup provided more coverage on a fuller bust than it appears on the model. The center gore is a bit irritating on me. It keeps flipping sideways as i wear it. Probably should have been sewn with more structure and just a little more separation o prevent this. Still, it's a pretty bra and I kept it. Erica from Brooklyn
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 36G

Read the reviews before buying and went up one cup size. NOT ENOUGH! Usually a consistent 36DDD, ordered one cup size larger. Tried on the bra and had major spillage. Too bad as I loved the pink color. Returned bra and asked for TWO cup sizes larger, or 36G. Was contacted by herroom that 36G was not available in pink and offered yellow. Very happy with the color and fit of replacement bra! Great shape, positioning, and support. Happy from North Richland Hills, TX USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2014
rating Size: 28GG

Great support for the full busted girls, great cleavage, and very sexy! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 28GG

It's a great fit for me, lies flat under basically everything, and comes in adorable colors. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 32F

Creates full, rounded, separated bust. No bounce, very comfortable! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34J

I love this bra. The fit is great. It gives me a nice round uplifted look. My only wish would be for this to come in better colors. The ones available are not very good for my wardrobe. Black or nude would be far more applicable. Carrie from Iowa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2013
rating Size: 32E

Fits nicely. Supports well even while active. Very comfortable. Impressed and very happy with my purchase! Jessica Ann from Montrose Colorado USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2013
rating Size: 32HH

I expected to really like this bra but alas, it wasn't for me. Compared to the Cleo Lucy the Marcie has a higher center gore which doesn't work for my shape. ie: the center gore digs into breast tissue even though the fit seemed good. Detterbees from Brockton, MA, U.S. A.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2013
rating Size: 30D

I recommend sizing up in the cup, but even though the bra I own is technically a bit too small in the cups, I love it. It gives me such incredible uplift (because it's a bit tight). The tops of the cups stretch, so even though they aren't the perfect fit, they don't cut into my tissue or cause jiggles. I get really lifted, rounded, forward shaping - and it looks great! Shani from AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: 38GG

This bra is GREAT. It gives my breasts a wonderful rounded shape, and lifts them up nicely. Most bras on me have gaps in the bottom of the cup, and tend to shift down, pushing my breasts down against my chest. But this bra holds them up and keeps them in place all day long. My only complaint is that the underwire is very uncomfortable in the armpits. So much so that I tacked a bit of soft padding covered in flannel onto one side. I also find the straps to be uncomfortable and the band to be narrow. If they added a touch of foam padding to the underwire and made the band be wider, this would be the Perfect Bra. Denise from Portland OR
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: 38G

This bra runs small in the cup, I recommend sizing up by one cup size. Otherwise, I really love this bra. It is comfortable, straps and band do not ride up or down. The construction really gives my breasts a wonderful, round shape and lift that I haven't had in forever. The biggest difference I see from my previous bras is that this bra pulls the girls back to the center of my torso and makes me look slimmer - my chest no longer looks wider than my shoulders. My only complaint is that from the profile, my breasts are really protruded. But then again, I like that they are no longer wider than my chest from the front view, and I'm not sure how I could get it both ways successfully! Sue from Washington, DC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: 34DD

This was more like a push up bra which I don't need. I had to send it back. JD from AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 30H

I've been trying to find the right size for so long. This bra is wonderful, although for some reason I now have two panache bras of different cup sizes and both fit? I don't know what that is about. Anyway, this bra gives a nice round shape and is not itchy. Definitely worth the money! Catherine from Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 32HH

This was a very uncomfortable bra. The stitches in the back and the hooks felt like they were made of Velcro. It was so bad I can only hope I received a dud, but I'm wary of trying another and having to return it again. It just seemed very cheaply made. I couldn't wear it for very long so I'll be returning it. I also felt the band and straps could have been wider considering the weight they're holding up. Stephanie from Philadelphia, PA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 32HH

This was one of the most uncomfortable bras I've ever tried on. The stitching around the hooks made the fabric very stiff which caused it to scratch my skin. It felt like I was wearing velcro on my back. I may need to go down a band size, but I'm reluctant to try this bra again. I'll definitely be returning it.

Cleo by Panache Response: Thank you for your feedback! We are disappointed to hear that you weren’t pleased with the bra. Marcie balconnet bra is a super cute style that offers great uplift and support. It’s a possible that because it wasn’t a perfect fit, the bra didn’t feel good on. We recommend consulting HerRoom's Bra Fitting Advice Page prior to making any purchases. Stephanie from Philadelphia, PA USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 28G

I LOVE this bra! I have a terrible time finding bras that support me and give me great shape and this one does both beautifully! PLEASE get more colors in! (I would also like this in nude--I'm having a terrible time finding one!) Jeanna from La Vista, NE
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 30E

This bra is very well made and beautiful. Absolutely great for a 'night in' (husband gives enthusiastic approval of set). This gives beautiful shape but in the interest of being thorough, here are my niggling points: 1) cups are a bit wide so as to give a small amount of extra fabric sticking out on the sides. I have full, round breasts but do have implants and this may not be a problem with natural breasts. I range between a 30DD and 30E. Maybe this would be a non-issue with the DD but then I felt I may have had an overly forward, almost minimizing look. 2) Fabric does show under knits, 3) I have to 'tuck' my lady bits past the lace so as to minimize show through. 4) The lace is a bit itchy but this may give with time. This bra is wider than the Lucy in the cups (some say they have to order up with the Lucy). Overall supportive and very gorgeous, just not a t-shirt bra for me. Hotmama from Kirkland, WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 28G

I love this bra! It's so nice to be able to wear a sexy bra that lifts and separates "the girls" nicely. Jeanna from La Vista, NE
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 30E

I have had a lot of trouble finding a bra that fits correctly. Cleo is amazing! I have very full "girls" but never feel like I'm going to fall out, straps are thick enough for support, too. I TOTALLY forget I am wearing this bra - that's how awesome it is for me. Mercedes from KS
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 28E

I'm madly in love with this bra. Being short (4'10"), thin (28) and fairly busty(DDD), I've had a hard time finding bras that fit just right. This is the first and now I want it in every color. I'm giddy. It's supportive, cute/sexy, comfortable, and didn't show through clothes nearly as much as I thought it would (even when cold). If you are on the fence, just get it. Ria from Spokane, Wa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 32FF

Cleo bras are a favorite of mine due to the adorable sexy styles and the tight fit on the band. This one does not disappoint. Love the color red and the swiss dots. The blue bow with button is awesome too. I feel this runs a little small in the cups but not enough to go up a full size. I can only give this 4 stars though because I feel that a FF should really have a three clasp closure not a two. This bra can be worn under a tshirt that is darker in color without any issues. Very sexy and comfy because of the nice tight band. Molly from St. Louis, MO
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 28F

The pictures don't do this bra justice. Cleo by Panache has designed another winner with the Marcie bra, a red-hot number (blue-red, not yellow-red!) that offers the same round shape to the bust that that their Lucy bra does. The lace at the top of the cups is just lovely, and the cute little button with the navy bow makes it perfect. This might just be my new favorite bra. Karen
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2012
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