My favorite time of year is when the upcoming new collections are released. I visit a few of my favorite blogs to keep updated on the upcoming A/W and S/S offerings. Last July, I spotted the Cleo Millie on A Sophisticated Pair's blog and I fell in love. I really loved the aesthetics of the bra most of all.
The Cleo Millie features a geometric pattern on a black base. The upper parts of the cups are made up of a black fabric in a scalloped shape. The bra closes with 3 sets of 2 hook and eye closures.
One reason that I was so confident that Millie would be a sure fit on me was that it’s based on my favorite Cleo bra, Marcie. Marcie is also a three part cup construction with lacy material on the top. One of the things that I love about Marcie is the rounded profile that I get from it.
Early this Spring, I found a great deal on this bra from Amazon.co.uk and finally decided to buy the set in my usual size (34G/Medium bottoms). After 6+ months of pining over the Millie, it would finally be mine! A little less than two weeks later, my package was waiting for me when I came home. I eagerly opened the box and hoisted my boobs into the bra. And. It. Didn’t. Fit.
To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement.
I actually found this band to be tighter than that of my Marcie, and other Cleo brand bras that I have tried. The gore on this bra sits flush between my close set breasts. The one very odd thing about this bra is the way that which it fits me. I almost feel as if the straps are in the wrong place and are pulling/ putting pressure at the wrong point on me, which creates a bulging shape, especially when viewed from the side. Not so attractive and wearable.
To really see how Marcie/Millie compare I wore them simultaneously. As you can tell, there are some differences between the two bras.
Here are the measurements for this bra and my Cleo Marcie:
Alas, my love affair with Cleo has not ended . This fall/winter, I am looking forward to trying few new styles and an old favorite: Jolie, Izzy and the raspberry Marcie. The upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 line will (finally!) feature Marcie in black and beige colors.
Has there ever been a bra that you were looking forward to trying and turned out to be a disaster?