Cleo Skye runs large (and tall) in the cups and slightly on the larger side of True to Size in the band. They cups aren't as open as Marcie's, but they are taller. There's a lot of immediate projection and the wires are very narrow. The gore is also very narrow, so this makes the wires seem even narrower. Wide and shallow shapes should definitely avoid this one.
This bra fits great. I love the rounded shape it gives. I think the mesh lace feels a little bit more flimsy than some of my other unlined cleo bras. Also the strap color is very very bright, which isn't my favorite. But I love how it fits.
Ive been wanting this summery bra since I saw it months ago online - but £30 for Cleo bra? naaah . Only EM and Comexim are worth paying that much and even more. Then couple of days ago I was in central london for a meeting and after that Ive decided to visit Bravissimo as I was wondering what stock they carry inside the shop - and im not very impressed actually. Theres few pieces of clothes - divided by colours, few clothes on poor sale (white shirt on sale for over £30 - really? no, thank you - i prefer my M&S for £12). Further we can ...find department with underwear... also divided by colours, looks nice, tidy but the stock isnt good enough as well - i mean its not bad but they could definietly do better! I started by looking at navy and purple shades.. only bravissimo satine took my attention from that side.. then opposite I have noticed bright bras and that was the moment when I falled in love with Skye. I didnt mind paying the full price for it anymore. It was just staring at me and unfortunately on 32E left on the rack and even no luck with sister sizes to 30E in the store room. I still had to try it on, but this was all over too big! wires too wide, cups too large and band loose as hell like in Blake! such disappointment So, ive found online 30F and 28FF for slightly cheaper (YAY!!) with matching bottoms. The band 30 feels actually good, but the feeling of snugger band in other brand than EM and Comexim doesnt feel really good, its like I still feel them after some time ( I am wearing it now about 30 min), while in polish bras the feeling is gone after few minutes. The 32 was very large and 28 is not very bad, definietly looser than Marcie. Recently I started wearing Marcies in 30F as they are just perfect, no wrinkles on the lace, making such lovely shape (definietly they looks better than 34D). Unfortunately, the skye is like 1/3 cup too big on the bigger side and 1/2 on smaller side. Its not really noticeable under tops, but im gonna ask my mom to fix that by sewing the bra on the sides somehow. Im not so sure if 30E would work.. Im still tempted to try when Ill have a chance! Overall, very weird, 32E was really big, 30F is not bad and its wearable, and 28FF was too big with more wrinkling than 30F (but not as big as 32E). I dont know if its my boobs or just my poor luck. The wires are neither narrow nor wide, but around 0.3-0.5 cm too wide - 30E would definietly have perfect wires. But I can live with them, theyre kind of soft, softer than marcie. Did anyone try to bend Cleos wires? is that possible like in Comexim? I dont know what Cleo did with the design of this bra, but the sides from cups and straps are wide and theyre little bothering my armpits. I dont know if this is caused by little too large cup or its the Skye itself. I really need to put my hands on 30E/32DD to check it out!
As I said, I got panties with this bra, size 10UK (S). I think cleo started to produce snugger bottoms, as before I could easily wear size 10 and now I feel way better in 12. They look so cute but I need bigger size: ( Read more 491 more words
2nd bra that fits so far! It isn't quite as supportive as I like (when I bounce up and down there is more jiggle than my other bras), but it is pretty comfortable. after wearing it for 45min or so, the wires felt like they were digging in a bit.
At first, as with the cleo hettie, I wondered if the band was too tight-- but the band regular and stretched measurements were larger than most of the others that fit in the band. It fits upside down/backwards.
Since it is just these 2 cleo bras that feel like this, maybe it is bc the wires are stiff?
Or maybe just because I've worn them for longer and realize that they are not as comfy as when just putting them on for 5 minutes..
Thinking about trying a 34d but thinking that even if the band was more comfortable, it might not fit as well overall.
Short, projected, slightly narrow, center full, close set, even breasts...
The first comfortable Cleo/Panache bra I've tried!! I've learned I require both center and immediate projection. This led me back to my nemesis, Cleo/Panache. Still the straps are thin, the band thin, the colors loud, and the gore too wide. However, I may create a home for Skye is my minimalist bradrobe. It is comfortable.
Prior to wearing Skye, I was wearing a 32F Curvy Kate Florence. Apparently, my breasts strongly prefer the immediate projection in Skye: they rejoiced. The immediate projection in Skye is....liberating. Combine the cut with the stretch fabric and you have one very comfortable bra. Next, ...I wore Blake. Blake is returning to Amazon. Skye is impressive.
Although the band stretches easily, please be aware that the wires overstretch just as easily. This 30FF was too shallow until I added a full extender. My underbust measures 27.5". I'm returning the 30FF for a 32E. I suspicion the wires will be too narrow in the 32E, but I don't have enough upper tissue to fill the top of the 30FF/32F. I'm short-waisted and this is a common theme: cups are too tall. Nevertheless, the bra has both excellent immediate and center projection.
The colors are harmonious but louder than I prefer. Comfort trumps appearance in my world.
From my perspective, Skye's fabric is a marked improvement of Cleo's from the past. Now, I hope Cleo focuses some effort on bands and straps. These could be exceptional bras with a few more design improvements. Read more 145 more words
Short, projected, slightly narrow, close set, center full, even breasts....
Two tenths of an inch more cup width and a narrower gore, and I would keep this bra. This is a comfortable Cleo bra; a first for me. The fabric is lightweight, slightly stretchy, and soft. However, the cup width is .2" too narrow. Sigh. Strangely, when a cup is too narrow, not only do I feel discomfort under my arm, but also the pain radiates into the center of my breasts. This is not a sensation I can tolerate for more than a few minutes.
Please note: the band will stretch beyond 31". However, the wires distort at ...31". I have a 28" underbust and sized up to the 32" to eliminate wire distortion. If you don't require maximum immediate projection, the distortion may not bother you. I may have a slight omega shape to my breasts and need as much immediate projection as I can find.
This band is too big because I receive very little support. But, when supported by a band more appropriate for a 28" underbust, my breasts become very close-set from top to bottom. To date, I've found one wired bra that can both support my breasts and has a narrow enough gore. And, the support from a too-large-band is less than I receive from some wireless options. Wireless is my preference until I can find a gore narrow enough.
Despite my affection for Cleo's choice of fabric and the excellent immediate and center (near the gore) projection, this lovely will journey back to the vendor.
So, this bra definitely runs big in the cups. I was warned about this, so I ordered it in 30D instead of 30DD. I usually wear 26F in Polish and 28E in UK brands, but Skye begins at 28F for whatever reason. So I have Skye in 30D, and aside from the band obviously being too big, it's a great fit, and it's really soft and comfortable. In comparison with my 28E Marcie and Kali, Skye's cups are taller on the sides and shorter at the gore. It's not quite a plunge, but it's different from the other Cleo balconettes. The matching knickers in XS are pretty true to size.
Panache Cleo Skye attempt no 4. Ive tried 28FF, 32E, 30F and now 32DD. 32E - cups very large and band way too lose, 28FF - cups too large (but little smaller than 32E) and band too tight, 30F - band perfect, cups like 1/2 size too large (kind of worked as a full cup when straps pulled up but wires too wide and strap placement too wide due to too big cups). Thats about other sized Ive tried Ive snapped this in 32DD in cheaper price than 30E so decided to give a go as 30F wasnt horrbile but I had to try smaller size and I must admit ...I am kind of really happy with that! The band obviously I can close on the tightest set of hooks, definietly Id need band 30. However it is very comfy. The wires are spot on! 13cm wires are my perfect width so they do not end almost in the middle of my armpits and also the cups is shorter on the side so more comfortable The cup depth is good, very good - but tiny in-cup quad occurs on the bigger side. Also I have very tiny gapping near the gore, but i think I can just adjust straps better and it will dissapear. Also the cup coverage is much lower than in 30F, so I guess 30e would be really my best size. Strap placement is still little to wide but it should bother my armpits.
So yay, I am even more happy now but still Id prefer to have 30E. however, the band can be little adjusted with moms help *_* anyone interested in buying or swapping 30F or 32DD for 30e? )))))