After having worn this bra in a 34DD, going down a bandsize and up a couple cups has been a godsend. (Truth be told, I think I might even be able to go up up more cupsize but it's certainly not dramatic enough to be a dealbreaker. I only get the merest shadow of quad-boob, and only with my larger breast.)
The shape I get with the Lucy is superior to ANY other bra I have EVER worn. It's perky, perfectly rounded, foward-projecting, nicely defined. Basically anything I could ever ask for in a bra. The balconette style makes for perfect coverage - I'm ...not a big fan of plunges, so I like the height of the center gore but the generally level cut across the top of the cups. My only complaint with this bra is very minor - even though the band fits, I find that the lower edge of the center gore curves inward, leaving me a small pink line across my chest. However, this may just be an issue with my bra specifically, and certainly not a problem with the Cleo line as a whole.
This time around, I went with the navy/pink colorway, which is basically adorable. I really enjoy that it has accenting embroidery, unlike other colorways which have just one color and an accenting bow. The embroidery itself is flat enough that I can wear it with all but the thinnest fabrics - it basically begins to show through around the same point that the seams themselves show. Overall, this is probably one of my favourite bras. Read more 164 more words
This is my second Cleo Lucy purchase, and the 32F in black fits pretty much identically to the red colorway I bought last year.
I'm usually a 30FF or 32F, and I prefer the 32 band in this style, as it is on the tighter side. I get perhaps a *slight* amount of quadding on my larger side when I fully swoop and scoop, but this is preferable to the extra space/wrinkling I get if I size up to the 32FF.
The shape I get in this is projected, lifted, and narrow. Not as rounded as the Cleo Marcie, but still more rounded than pointy.
As in other unlined Cleos, I take a 32F in the Lucy. For comparison's sake, I take a 32FF in the Darcy and Maddie moulded/padded bras. I'm wearing my standard base size here with Lucy and it's one of my favorite bras. I found my larger side might quad a bit in this size on certain days of the month, and my smaller side usually gaps in certain positions, but that's becuse I am assymetrical by nearly a cup size. I did bend the wires slightly on this one to follow the curve of my IMF more exactly; I took the U and pulled the top outward slightly, which widened my wires from about 5.4 to about 5.5. Otherwise the bra was perfect. People who find this bra closed on top probably have pretty tall roots. I think my roots are about average height, and some Panache bras are too closed on top for me, but this one is a winner.
- Good lower projection - Nice narrow wires - Tight along the top of the cup, so not a lot of forgiveness for FOT breasts (if it were looser or more stretchy, I could get away with wearing this cup because the quad-boob I get is so minimal - however, since it is NOT forgiving, the small amount of quad-boob I get will not go away) - Tight band. It fits, and wouldn't bother me throughout the day, but I'd like a little more comfort. Also, the band is not very stretchy, so when I fasten it, the wires are warped to be wider than they actually are. - I love the neon orange embroidery! <3
I love how cute this bra is. The colour is fantastic. It's a cup size too small, but only barely (the FF is also slightly too big). Aside from that, it is comfortable and I like the rounded shape (I don't like the pointy shape). I don't have any significant complaints about this bra, only sad that I don't have the purple in a larger size.
Band runs very small. Stretched length is only 30 inches. Paired this with a band extender and it fit beautifully, but beware of short band length! Wires are a tad bit too wide for me, and the center gore is a bit tall/wide also, it digs a little. Overall a pretty good fit, but I think I'll be returning this and sizing up to a 34E.