This is the longline version of the regular Sadie and was released in the autumn/winter collection 2011 together with the check/orange Sadie. Just as that bra this one has two-piece lightly padded seamed cup with pink lace along the top edge. It has plastic bone in the sides and at the front seames and straps that partly is made of the same fabric as the actual bra, which makes them not fully adjustable. It comes in 28- to 38-backs and goes from a D-cup to a H-cup.
I've wanted a lonline for so long! Initially found it ridiculously difficult to do up, but with practice is now fine. Cups fit perfectly, however the lace on the cups doesn't quite sit flat, a problem I've had with the Juno bra too. I do have to shorten the straps significantly to get any cleavage at all, or to fill the slight empty space at the top of the cups. I don't know if sizing down would have helped, couldn't try the GG in this one. The underwires on this one come up really high under my arms and rub throughout the day, tried loosening the straps but it didn't help, so again, maybe size down would have been better. The straps are a little far apart, but nothing major. The band sits firm, and is very supportive, however as my tummy is bigger than my underbust, it does curl up when I sit down, which can be a bother constantly fixing it. BUT, the nipped in shape is fantastic under clothes! It looks like it's cutting in, but because of my size, it's just tummy bulges, easily hidden by highwaisted skirts or shapewear. Overall, while not an everyday bra, I do love this one for when I want a nipped in look. The shape is nice and round, despite having one vertical seam. Probably fits better on slimmer people who won't have the cutting in effect, but I do really like this bra.
The Cleo Sadie Longline reminds me of a vintage summer top in term of looks. When worn, the longline band covers until just below the start of the ribcage which prevents the bottom of the band from flipping up (as the Freya Nieve Longline has a tendency to do). It also has four pieces of boning down the front and sides. The color is a pink/orange plaid. The cups fit very similarly to the regular Sadie. The longline is unnoticeable under a tight fitting shirt.
This is a really nice and goodfitting bra and the longline style offer a lot of support. It is really pretty and the cups are comfortable and true to size, compared with the longline styles from Freya are the cups on the bigger side (I own the Nieve longline bra from Freya in a 30FF). The band is also true to size and nice and firm in a 32 (I often wear a size 30). It gives a nice shape and only a little cleavage that I like, because I planning to use it as a bralet/top on festivals in the summer. You can´t see the longline when you wear clothes, and it definitely underlines the figure and avoid lumps. Compared with the Nieve longline bra from Freya, this has plastic bones in the sides, so it doesn´t “roll up” through wearing.
(The picture with the side shot shows a tendency to overspill, but I first noticed when I uploaded the picture, this isn´t how it normally sits)
These cup sizes were much too small. I wear a 38GG in most bras (including several other styles of Cleo) but this bra didn't even come close to fitting. I ended up giving it to someone who wears a 38G and it fit her almost perfectly.
I bought this bra in a grab-bag sale with no returns or exchanges, so I didn't get a chance to try any other sizes, but I'd recommend ordering up a cup size.
This bra has very narrow wires. The bottom of the cups are a very tight U shape. The band was a bit too big for me, I'm usually a 30 or 28, so I ended up hand sewing from the stays at the bottom of each cup outwards along the elastic. This changed the stretched bra from 78 cm to 74 cm, which works great for me!
Cups are too small for me, though it could just be that this size is too small. Made out of a very soft material, shame it doesn't fit The band is very comfy - the extra hooks give the extra support which is very comfortable
A perfect fit, the longline offers great support and doesn't roll up thanks to the plastic side bones. Delightful colours and materials. I just love it ! It can be a little rigid and dig in the underchest when you have to sit down for a long time, but I have worn it during a day long walk and it was really comfortable.