- 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
Bra » Cleo » Breeze Longline Padded Balconnet (9025) » 36F » Bras » Owner
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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
Updated on Oct 14, 2015 Flag this