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I think I might be one of those rare people for whom Jude actually works! I recently found out that I am not a 32DDD, but a 28G, so I've been trying on lots of different bras to find ones that fit comfortably. After a good many failures, I stumbled upon Jude and its replacement, Cleo Neve Plunge T-shirt Bra (7196) . After reading countless reviews, I decided to go with Neve since everyone seemed to like it so much better.

Let's just say there have only been a few times in my life that I've felt regret similar to the regret I felt wearing Neve for an entire day.

Jude, on the other hand, is pretty great, and works for me in all the areas where Neve failed. Jude's band is tight but comfortable on the loosest hook, and while I am conscious more often than not of the underwire against my ribcage (more on the left than on the right for some reason, but this is common with all bras for me), it doesn't hurt; with Neve (same size), the band was painfully tight, and even with an extender I still ended up with sore ribs. Jude's underwire comes up a comfortable distance beneath my armpits; Neve's wires came up too high and constantly stabbed me just under the armpits, so I'd keep (futilely) having to adjust it all day (these issues together were bad enough that my friend thought I was either going to burst into tears in the office bathroom or just light the bra on fire right there). The straps and cups on both bras feel about the same width (I got rid of Neve before I purchased Jude so I don't have exact measurements to compare), but I feel like the cups themselves might be a slightly different shape. With Neve I ended up with the same problem I had with the equally disappointing Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234). The cups were filled at the bottom and I had a bit of quadding on the inside edges of the cup, but there was a gap where the top of the cups met the straps unless I was standing with absolutely perfect posture (which, sorry, Mom, I am usually not). The gaping issue didn't go away even after scooping, so maybe the cups were too tall for me or I'm just not full enough on top to fit them properly. In any case, I don't have those issues at all with Jude, which fits nicely with no gaps or quadding or empty spaces. In short, I'm super happy I went against the crowd and gave Jude a shot. It doesn't give me as much cleavage as I thought it might (which is fine), and I know the hot pink trim and straps will show through thin shirts (also fine, since I have a solid black bra for just this purpose), but it's pretty comfortable and gives me a nice silhouette that's not melon-round but also isn't pointy/conical, a problem I had with some of the other bras I've tried recently. Overall it's a great t-shirt bra for me, and I'm assuming once it stretches out a little and I get more adjusted to wearing tighter bands in general, it'll feel even better. I'd definitely recommend that anyone having similar issues with Neve try Jude instead before giving up completely.

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  • Wow, congrats. I think you are one of 2 people I have ever seen here who posted about the Jude being a good fit!

  • The only bra that I could find that was a perfect fit for my younger daughter was the Cleo Jude in 28D (she's actually a 26DD). If she goes up a cup size six months from now, we're in trouble. For what it's worth, she had the same problem you did with the Neve gapping at the outer edges.

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