- Strap separation:
- Are too far apart
- Cups separation:
- Too separate for my boobs
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For some reason I can't bring myself to be very excited about the Cleo Lucy. I think the shape it gives my breasts leaves me underwhelmed and it doesn't feel as supportive as a Meg Balconnet or Natasha Balconnet. But I decided to give the Lucy a chance; surely there must be some spot for it in my bra wardrobe. After all, it seems like it technically fits in a 30G, my "default" size.
The color is cheerful and the material definitely seems softer than the aforementioned Cleo bras. The cups are a good width and the wires are the right length for me. If the cups were any wider, they would definitely be too wide. At this current width, they do a good job of reigning in my armpit-boob area. The wires come up at the right height in that they don't collide with my armpits. And the gore doesn't come up too high, in fact, it seems just right. In general, it's what I really like about Cleo bras: the length of the underwires and the height of the cups and gore are right in the comfort zone. The top of the cups are open and don't cut in, and the edges are a nice touch.
The Lucy doesn't really bring my boobs up front and center (as much as they CAN be put up front and center lol) like the other Cleos. Perhaps the shape is closer to my natural shape? Nor are my boobs smashed into my armpits.
Is the Lucy comfortable? Well, it passed my sleep test and "can I do push-ups in it?" test, so I would say it's up there, comfort-wise. My only complaint: after a period of time, the elastic on the bottom edge of the band in the back tries to roll up a little. I don't know if it has to do with the band tightness (I like a SNUG band) or if it is the nature of the elastic being so skinny. I should mention that because I like a snug band, and I'm in between band sizes (29 inches), I use the middle hooks.
When I first got the Lucy, there was the tiniest bit of wrinkling at the top of the cups, at least if I hunched over. Wearing it now, there's no wrinkling at the top of the cups, but no quadboob either. Because of the smooth profile, I can wear it under a silk knit dress and there's no tell-tale bra signs, even with the lace.
Overall, this may not be the most thrilling bra, but it does the job. I can always use a decent unpadded bra that doesn't come up to my clavicle or stab me in the chest!
[UPDATE:] After having this bra for a bit and trying other unpadded bras from Kris Line, I've concluded that I can do better, comfort-wise. I think the straps are too wide set, because they kind of dig into the top of my armpits. And then the CUPS -not the wires- cut into my pec muscles, where the cups meet the straps. If I wear the bra for too long, it leaves painful red marks above the armpit region, where my arm meets my shoulder. Another thing I've discovered is that the gore is too wide, because after a while, the edges of the gore dig into breast tissue. It's weird, because I've never thought of myself as having close-set breasts, because they're kind of splayed. But the roots of my breasts are about a finger width apart, and the gore is just a little wider. I didn't pay attention to this until I started wearing bras with a super narrow gore like Ewa Michalak and Kris Line, and realized they are more comfortable there.
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Updated on Apr 30, 2013 Flag this
On Apr 2013
On Mar 2013 It fit her!
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