I really like this bra. I generally wear a 30JJ, but the fitter brought a 30K as it seems to run small. It gives good uplift and separation, though it is slightly pointy, but it looks very youthful under clothes. It is cut lower than some of my other balconette bras. It fits well on me, aside from very slight overspill at the top and very slight wrinkling at the bottom, apparently due to fullness on top. However this is barely noticeable, and it is very comfortable, I've had no problems with the band or wires, and it looks good. The only real problem I have had is that the eyes have started, for lack of a better word, "wiggling" - they haven't stayed in place very well. I doubt this is a general fault, though I may have to go back to Bravissimo about it.
For this bra I advise to go up 2 cup sizes from your usual Cleo/Panache size and go for your usual band size. It’s a good basic bra. What I love about it, is the stability & support it gives me. I feel secure and there is no jiggling at all. (Boobs feel like concrete) It could be quite tricky to find you size in this bra, because the top section of the cups runs quite tight. (which makes it often difficult to work on full-on-top boobs) The solution to this is sizing up 2 cup sizes in my case. It has a fairly narrow center gore ...for a bra in the K-Cup range. The shoulder straps are wide and fully adjustable.
What I like about it: -Stable construction -Good coverage (fabric comes higher than average Cleo Balconette) -Makes you feel supported and secure (boobs of steel) -Wires do not come too high under the arms - wide & fully adjustable shoulder straps - tight broad band / 3 hooks – back fat minimizing - center gore is quite narrow - something I need
What I dislike about it: - top edge of the cups does run quite tight and might cut in if you are full-on-top - is a bit uncomfy at first, needs some time to break in - there is not much depth in the cups on bottom, cups are quite shallow towards the underwire - it might give a pointy look (my solutions to this, size up and tighten the straps)
Comfort: 4 (-1 because the wires getting uncomfy when wearing it during the day) Appearnace: 5 (I really like the basic /simple but elegant look of it. It comes in pretty fashion colours & basic colours.) Quality: 5 (so far I can’t complain…)
Overall if you can find the size that works for you in this bra, it’s a good everyday bra. 4.75 hearts
This bra was too large in the cups, and too tight in the band. Althougj I measure at this cup size, my breasts are full at the bottom and do not fill the top. There is slight wrinkling of the lacey top but I can live with it for now. The most uncomfortable part is the wings digging into my arm pit, which again is probably due to the cup size being too large for me. The style is probably a better choice for shallow breasts.
I have worn it a few days here and there, and the band hasn't stretched out much. I'll probably need an extender if I decide to keep it.