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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band91.0
Band Length76.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width15.5
Cup depth28.0
Depth ratio1.8
Wire length29.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation0.0
Gore height15.0
Wing height16.0
Strap width1.6
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Didn't fit

Considering the buzz around Breeze when it was first announced, I'm surprised that there's only few reviews online - I was expecting at least a couple of bra bloggers to jump on it immediately?

Anyway, when Figleaves had a 20% discount I really wanted to try Breeze!
Was looking for 32G or 34FF because I'd heard the band ran small and the cups large-ish (and especially in a longline, I'd prefer a larger band over a too-tight one). However in the end my only option was a 36F (last sister size available).

The design is really ridiculously pretty imo. Soft, firm fabrics, beautiful print & colours. Great quality!
Somewhat narrow straps at 1,6 cm. Shape of the bra / cups is pretty typical Cleo-esque and works quite well with my shape.

Unsurprisingly, the 36 band was too large - I considered taking it in. Although I would be slightly concerned about the bottom of the longline cutting into my stomach at the right band size > as it's actually quite a long longline - more so than Bronte, Flourish or Patsy. On the bright side this seemed to mean less flipping up of the band, but also it hits your torso in a different spot. The cups seemed the right volume, so sister sizing sort of worked, but maybe the wires are too narrow? Breasts didn't seem to 'settle' properly.

My biggest issue with Breeze; there was an unflattering and uncomfortable bulge under my armpits that seemed caused by 1, 2 or all 3 of these factors:
- too tall wings,
- strip of boning on the side that poked,
- the outer side of the cup pushing / cutting into breast tissue?

Because of this discomfort and the band that I would have to alter, I sadly decided to return my gorgeous Breeze.
But now I have some internal debate going on wether or not to try the 34FF that I came across yesterday. 😁😇 Sometimes sister sizes can differ quite a bit in comfort / poking issues, so perhaps...

This bra is not owned any more

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  • 1

    I see what you mean about ridiculously pretty! No idea about that bulge tho

  • 1

    Breeze is so gorgeous! It's one I'd love to try (and review) but I can't justify paying regular price for something from a company that doesn't make my size. This makes me want it a lot though! I love the galaxy-esque floral. Maybe this will go on my christmas list...

  • 1

    Breeze is so pretty! I mulled over buying it, but the reality is that I have a short torso and that's also where I carry my weight, so it wouldn't have been pretty :P
    I think you should go for the 34FF!

  • 1

    Yeah PetiteCollegiate I was sort of torn myself, the 20% discount didn't really compensate for the sister sizing and fit issues..

    But I'm sort of scared of missing out, as it appears to be selling quickly! Who's buying Breeze and why aren't they reviewing her 😉

    Also I was just surprised that the 'established' bloggers (who do the Moda previews etc) really seemed to be raving about Breeze, but now it's available nobody seems to mention it.

  • And ProperlyFitted guess I probably will.. I'm too tempted ☺️ And who knows it might work better!

  • 1

    bubblegum maybe Cleo didn't send out any review samples of it because of all of the good press? I know that there are some bloggers that primarily review things they are gifted (man, wouldn't that be the life).

  • 1

    Ah that actually makes sense! Hadn't thought of that. And indeed, wow that would be something.. Free bras! 😮

  • Breeze is so pretty. I have Cleo Minnie and I hope that Breeze has the same cut as Minnie. My review of Minnie (unfortunately only in Czech but I plan to translate it to English):

  • 1

    wow, AbracaBra , its adorable! sure shows through the shirt, tho. and seeing Czech type makes me slightly nostalgic . . . i'm OLD, 50, but back when I was 7 my father was on a National Science Foundation exchange in what was Czechoslovakia, and we lived there 6 months. Slovak side, but still.

  • bonjourhi well the armpit bulge was hard to properly capture in pictures, might look acceptable? But in reality it was much worse than I've had in any bra.

    It looked like slight muffin top - no drama, but the discomfort & poking was what bothered me most. Like stabbing a flab of my flesh or something - 😦 auch.

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Fit information

On Jun 2015

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Underwire length:
Runs too high under the arm, it pokes
Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Band fit:
The band is definitely too big
Cup's width:
Outer cup cuts into breast tissue in the sides

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