- Top of the cup:
- Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
- Band fit:
- I can fasten it, but it feels too tight
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Magenta colourway with orange details. My first Cleo. Just arrived and is now my best-fitting bra. Very comfortable because it fits. I would describe this as a more youthful/supported version of the Envy and Jasmine: more support (because the upper is not thin stretch lace and because the side panel is bossier than the Envy), more projected, more space in the underarm (no chafing my front-of-armpit fat), narrower wires than Jasmine. Also, bra arrived firm but not heavily starched like the Jasmine did (could not wear Jasmine all-day for first several wears).
I like the fabric rather than stretch lace upper section, less bouncy, but still has room for my fluffy allover fullness. There is some give, so my uneven breasts do well. Projection next to the gore is the best I have - I'm not fighting the bra - and the gore is quite narrow (at least narrower than my Envy gore), but the overall wire width put together is about the same as Envy 30F (nice and narrow, even though this is a cup size larger!).
I have several little thread pulls where the straps attach, even though I've only had this for a couple weeks (hand-washing). Not equal to Panache quality, but it was half the price (Amazon). I can't bring myself to pay full price for a Cleo bra after this, since the quality is definitely inferior to Panache. Still, the fit is magical, so I'll get em on clearance.
Look forward to trying Cleo Erin & Panache Floris. I thought balconettes weren't good for me - worried about straps carrying too much weight. Here, good construction and firm upper section make it superior to a plunge for me. I'm a convert.
I have this on order in 30G in aqua: when I really swoop-and-scoop in this size and don't slouch, I do get some quadding, so I'll try the 30G and review! I'd also like to have something that accommodates my PMS size (without damaging a stretch lace bra).
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