Fits well, and overall looks very nice. I like the style and the colorway a lot! Please excuse the dorky bottoms I'm wearing in the photos... Back fastener is a swimsuit style non-adjustable clip, not rows of hooks/eyes.
Pretty comfortable and flattering for a bandeau, but I wish they'd included strap attachment points at the back so you could wear the straps crossback as well as halter. The band is firm enough to provide support, but the whole thing feels kind of heavy and makes me fear it would slip down — not saying it *would*, just that I'd be paranoid while wearing it. Also, the firmness of the band creates flesh rolls at my back/sides that I find unappealing, but a looser band would probably not feel very secure.
I thought that because I wear 28DD in Cleo Juna & Cleo Jude that I might be able to fill out a 30D swimsuit top by Cleo/Panache. This was not the case. Sadly just too big. The pattern was very cute, and the suit was on sale. Too bad I had to return it. The small bikini bottoms fit like a loose UK 8 or a tight UK 10. I'm somewhere between a UK 6/UK 8 in bottoms/pant sizing, so the bottoms were also loose. The suit did seem to be well-made.
This one looks so much better in person than on the website!!
I wore it as a '30' band for a while, but decided it wasn't working. Before going on holiday, I altered the band down to what turned out to be a sub-28. At first I thought I overdid that, but after the first dip in the water it now fits like a dream. The straps are fairly useless, I don't even bother with them any more.
Don't attempt diving into a pool with this bikini though. The bottoms (tie-side) don't stay put very well, as is common with these types of bottoms. Neither does the top, ...if you dive. I've swum with it fine otherwise, and I've also swum with it in the sea and exited with my bikini still on.
Also: I did not alter this because it stretched out much. I alterered it because it was too big to start with, and now it stretch to fit. So: not too much stretch. Definitely quality stuff, unlike the Freya bikini's I've had that wouldn't even survive one measly holiday of 5 days. Read more 78 more words