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My pics are from early 2014 when the bra still fit quite well, now it's quite small.

First of all, the band is too tight now. If you go by the +2 or +0 method the band should be fine but my skin is very sensitive to too tight bands and bulky seams. I can get away with wearing the lovely flamingo-y Darcy in the first half of the cycle when my boobs are smaller but coming closer to PMS-boobs I get massive quadroboobing and the wire will get too narrow on the bigger side.
In comparison with Juna this Darcy is slightly bigger in the cups and due to the more sturdy padding (not comparable with a moulded Maddie though) the shape is a tad different.
An issue I usually have with Cleo bras is that I have to extend the straps almost to their maximum length. It's ok but I'd like some more leeway.
The design is adorable, I love the yellow with just a tinge of green and the pink flamingos.

When my skin wasn't really upset with bulgy or itchy seams I really liked wearing Darcy even though it wasn't my most comfortable bra. Now I can get away with Darcy for a working day but when I come home I want to take of my bra first thing after taking of shoes an jacket because the band hurts and also the underwire hurts on the ribcage on the smaller side.
However, Darcy is going to stay because I did not give up hope on losing the weight I put one in the course of a year.

If you're fine with Cleo Juna, just get Darcy in the same size. Even if you're not faring that well with Juna due to slightly too shallow cups, the flamingo-Darcy might be worth a try. The band of course runs looser than with unpadded Cleo bras, so I'd always size down from your Marcie/Kali/Lucy/Hettie/Ellis/Meg [...] bandsize. In my opinion the cups run between half and quarter of a size smaller than the unpadded styles as well.

Bird print colorway

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Fit information

On Feb 2016

Top of the cup:
Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
Band fit:
I can fasten it, but it feels too tight

This bra didn't fit her, but these did