This swimsuit bra top is has a properly tight band, a gore that lays flat on my sternum, and cups that are perfectly wide. The cups are decently shallow, with slight projection. My main problem with this swimsuit top is that it cuts into my really, really tall roots. It actually would probably suit someone with tall roots; I just have really, really tall roots. Anyway, it is a very nice, high quality feeling swimsuit bra, and the bottoms are cute as well.
This bra offers more coverage, but is still quite boobsie. I like that it is versatile and can be worn different ways. Wish it had more projection though. My boobs are forced very high and so there is more cleavage than I'm comfortable with. So far it's the better fitting one of my swim tops but the hunt continues...
i wear a 28D and am moderately shallow, slightly conical, and slightly wide. i am average set and even.
the bra is fine, but not really my personal preference in terms of design. although amazon prime did not have my size, i ordered the wrong size anyway to find out whether this cut and other related models could work for my shape - it does.
I have wide, even breasts with tallish roots. Here comes the weird part: I normally fit into 30DD/28E Cleo/Cleo Swim tops. The original owner of this set said they thought it ran small in the cups; while waiting on it to arrive, I ended up snagging a really cheap 28E one, thinking I would sell the one that didn't fit. The 28E - Cleo Swimwear » Lucille Padded Bandeau Bikini (CW0063) fit, and I will reproduce the review below in a second. But, this 30E ALSO fits! The band is definitely noticeable looser, but somehow it fits! It doesn't ...seem to be too big! I retook my UB, standing bust, and leaning bust measurements and they are the same as always. I have no idea how this is happening!
Review from the 28E: I have wide, even breasts with tallish roots.
I was worried that this bra would cut into my tall roots and look bad, but it surprisingly does not. On close inspection, I guess there is a very minor bulge, but I consider it to be virtually nonexistent.
From other pictures I've seen, it looked like the underwires were sitting way below the IMF fold due to being very shallow in the bottom of the cup. However, this is just excess fabric on the bottom that makes it appear that way.
The band is very firm. I feel very confident in wearing this as a bandeau by taking off the removable straps. I feel it fits similarly to other Cleo 28Es, though I will also be soon receiving a 30E, so I will be able to compare them.
The bra has one vertical seam in each cup, towards the center, on the outside and inside. The outside seam is covered by the overlapping fabric where the chevrons complete. Read more 202 more words
There are multiple different colorways of this top, as it's different each year. I'm not sure which year this is, but the one I'm reviewing has navy stripes and a square-shaped, light blue plastic decoration in the middle.
The band on this one is insanely small. I can't even come close to getting it closed. If the sizing is consistent across all of these, I'm worried that even sizing up to a 32 band wouldn't fit. The cups actually fit just fine though. I have wide, tall roots and most strapless things cut in at the top, but this doesn't appear to.
For comparison, I have Cleo bras, and I wear either a 30 or a 32 band in them, depending on the model (since some Cleos run tight in the band). In the Cleo Maddie, I wear a 30 and a 32 in the Juna or the Neve, and I don't wear my bands super, super tight.
I'm going to have to return this, but I'll be swapping it for a 32E, which will hopefully fit better.
I've never owned a bandeau bikini that actually stayed up. Most bandeaus are unwired, however, the Lucille is wired and so you get a very supported look. The cups are moulded and the construction is sturdy enough to get this bikini to work like a strapless bra. It actually stays up better than any strapless bra I own.
The shape it gives me is less than ideal. I'm not very projected, but this style does run very shallow. Because the gore is so high, in the right size, you will not get any cleavage. The 30G might be a cup too small on me, so I get some quad boob in the upper region of my chest. The profile is not the most flattering either. The shallowness plus the sturdiness of this bikini flattens me right out.
All that being said, the pros outweighs the cons and it's a good looking bikini set that's not too juvenile yet not matronly.
I bought this bandeau because I own one already in 30FF and found the fit to be more supportive than any other bandeau bikini I've tried on. Seeing as that the band was a bit loose on the 30FF, I decided I could try the 28G. I couldn't be more wrong on my assumption.
The 28G fits nicely in the band, however, the problem arose when I calculated the total bust perimeter. In losing band length, I effectively reduced the total bust perimeter. The cup volume on a 28G/30FF are clearly 1-2 sizes too small, but what made the 30FF tolerable was the fact that the band could compensate ...a bit for the lacking cup depth. If this bandeau was made in 28H, I think I would be confident to swim in it.
Regarding the construction of the bikini top, the cups are padded with foam so you needn't worry about getting cold and poking through. The gore doesn't really tack since it's over an inch wide, but I'm wondering if this is just the way it's supposed to fit. I have some fullness in the centre which results in the wires pressing down on my inner boobs. The band fastens with a single snap closure in the back. Other than the fact that I'm sized out of this bikini, I do really admire the construction and look of this bikini. Like many full bust women here, the bandeau style has eluded me for a great part of my adult life. I will keep chasing this dragon until I catch it. Read more 152 more words
Gorgeous swimsuit with a lovely color but the band is WAY too tight. Even when I exhaled to my fullest (and I drop just below 29") this is still too tight to close. This might work well for someone who is a 28FF normally.
The fit of this bikini top is ok. I could go down a band and up a cup to a 28GG and have a more modest and proper fit, but as a bikini, I'm ok with some cleavage. The gore doesn't tack on this bikini top, but I imagine it is supposed to. It doesn't bother me, however, I might need to practice caution when entering and exiting the water in case of any unexpected wardrobe malfunctions (yes I still use that reference 10 years after the fact). I can reduce the risk of that happening by using the straps it comes with https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" ...alt=":)" />
I'm very neutral about the design. It's cute, but maybe too cute for me with the heart in the middle. I've seen people remove it and put little buttons in its place. I have the bottoms in size S and they fit nicely (my lower hips at the widest are 37.5 inches).
All that being said, this bikini is the best strapless "bra" I have ever owned. The front design is what I'm looking for to create cleavage. While the gore may not tack and the wires are not sitting exactly at my IFM, the bikini very firmly encircles my bust and doesn't feel like it's on the verge of slipping at every move. What would make this bikini an even better strapless bra is if it had a ton of hooks in the back, but it actually does a much better job staying up without straps than my Deco Strapless and Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless bras. Not everyone will agree with my strapless fit preferences, but this is the only setup that seems to work on my narrow ribcage. When I wear strapless bras big enough to enclose my breast tissue, there's too much bra and too much weight added on the band, which is always too loose. This causes said strapless device to slide down to my waist. This doesn't happen with my Lucille bikini. Read more 228 more words
I’ve always considered Panache Swimwear Lucille Bandeau Bikini Top (SW0560) as the most beautiful bikini ever designed. As I couldn’t buy it when it was available, I was happy to discover that Lucille was going to be resurrected in cleo swimwear collection. What convinced me to the purchase, it was definitely the design. Unfortunately I didn’t know that the cups run THAT small. This is a very small 30e. The cups are quite large (the wires are too wide) and very shallow, this size runs more like a 30dd. I’m not sure if trying a 30f would resolve the problem, the wires would be even larger and the cups more covering. I’m rather convinced that the cup shape is not right for my breast. Besides the cup volume issue, the band is firm, the straps are fully adjustable but very stretchy, I have to readjust them when they’re wet. In conclusion, I probably won’t try the bandeau cut form panache anymore.