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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band68.6
Band Length55.9
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width15.2
Cup depth30.5
Depth ratio2.0
Wire length30.5
Cup height20.3
Cup separation1.9
Gore height8.9
Wing height10.8
Strap width1.9
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One month update: I've been wearing the Zia for a month now. The band is stretched out to where I now wear it on the tightest set of hooks. I've noticed this in the past with Panache bras. Ideally I'd like my bands to not to stretch out so fast. In addition I have since gone up 1-2 cup sizes so the cups no longer fit me. As mentioned in my original review the style doesn't suit me. Overall I'm not a fan of this bra, but someone with broader shoulders and shallow and wide set breasts would probably love it.

Original review: The Zia is absolutely beautiful with its large polka dot design and embroidered upper panel. Traditional three part construction balconette bra. I have heard that cleo bras have narrow wires. For me they were on the wider side as I prefer the wires on Polish bras. The cups are great for projected breasts. Bra is smooth under thin fabrics. The bra almost gives a more conical shape; it's not very rounded. If you prefer a less rounded shape this is a good fit.

In addition to the underwire being too wide for my preference I would prefer it have three hook and eye closers instead of two. The band is nice and supportive but I think it would have better support for anyone above a UK G cup with three hooks. The gore is also too high for me. I'd prefer it be 3". As someone with full on top breasts I prefer stretch lace for the upper panel, and also prefer a full cup style over a Balconette style. I do get a bit of overflow, but not enough to justify going up a cup.

Zia (and Cleo in general) is good for people who find Polish wires too narrow, but British wires too wide, wants a smooth look under clothes, has wider shoulders, is full all over/full on bottom, likes a Balconette style, and prefer a less rounded shape.

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    The strap positioning and wire width appear to me to reflect a too-large cup being pulled tight into a semblance of fit by a too-small band! Cleo runs small in the band already so sizing down from the 30s and 32s that you have been wearing recently would produce a lot of cup distortion--I can't see if you're using 1 extender but I think you'd need 2-3 for this one. Really, even if you are more of a 30, most Cleos run so small that a cleo 32 can fit like a firm 30. I think this would be worth a shot in 32GG and you'd find the strap and cup width issues much improved.

  • no,no. my 30HH cleo Zia was 30, not less. I could wear 30HH with sewed in center Gore, or 28J with exender (but still center Gore sewed in) in most Cleos on my 29" frame. So, they may run small in smaller cups sizes, but not in HH.

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