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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band79.0
Band Length63.0
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width13.0
Cup depth22.5
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length23.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.5
Gore height7.0
Wing height9.0
Strap width1.3
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Shape: round, projected, even to FoB, close set, on the narrow end of average root width.

Holy heck, Cleo, what's with the stretchy bands lately? This is the second new colorway with a ridiculously stretchy 30 band I've had to send back (the first was a Cleo Marcie in Bluebell). It's SO stretchy you guys. I could fasten this on the tightest (!!) hook right from the get go. All the fit pictures are of the band on the tightest hook - it's a mess otherwise. On the loosest hook, there is so much gapping and wrinkling in the cup, the gore pops up off my sternum if I move in any direction that isn't chest forward, and the band is creeping up my back. If I move to the tightest hook, it greatly reduces the gapping and wrinkling in the cups, but it's not perfect (note the pronounced wrinkling at the bottom of the cups). The pros are that the shape is nice and rounded, the fabric is soft and comfy, and this colorway is just the best - turquoise and black look excellent together.

I'm returning and grabbing a 28F to see if that fixes the fit issues, otherwise, too bad.

Turquoise colorway

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  • Show all comments (9)
  • 1

    Itnis amazing how different the bands are now. Skye is very stretchy. I observed the wires distort easily, too. Admittedly, however, the bras are significantly more comfortable to me now.

  • 1

    Love4Pollinators it's so weird! Cleo used to be known for super firm bands. For the upcoming Della floral print & Piper longline I'm going to size down to 28F right from the start. My hope is that the bands will be *consistently* stretchy, because if not - so frustrating.

  • Love it!!! I need to get one soon *_*

  • I had the same issue with the pink Blake. I started out on the tightest hooks and it was still too big!

  • 1

    I also let my 30E go to grab a 28F band... Love the blue though!

  • 1

    Oooh but I love the blue colorway so much more than the pink one. This is a very nice combo. I too am desperately awaiting the Piper release as well.

  • This reminds me of the color way on one of the tutti bras

  • revisa Yup, this is like a more athleisure take on the powder/blue noir TR Nichole :)

  • Id say that it reminds me about Claudette Fishnet set ;)

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