Whoa what a sexy bra. This bra is cute off the body but once you put it on - yikes - this is the sexiest shape any bra has given me... ever.
The Alexa runs big so I originally bought this in my go to size for Cleo (28GG) and almost overlooked the fit because I loved the look on.
The Alexa has almost no stretch in the cups. Actually if it has any at all I'd be amazed. The band is a great 28 band - firm but not restrictive and comfortable to wear. It's true to size. The cups really pull your boobs dead on - there's absolutely ...no east/west spread going on here. And once your boobs are facing forward, covered in the dark Alexa fabric - very slimming and sexy. The cups are very uplifting and round rather than pointy. From the center seam that runs across your nipples the top horizontal pieced section almost runs back towards your chest at a right angle.
I'd be very interested to see how this goes on ladies that are full on top and full towards their collar bones, because my boobs are full and fleshy especially towards the center of my chest, but I don't have a lot going on on my sternum and at underarm level. Does this mean I have "shallow" breasts I'm not sure but I'd swear the Alexa was designed for me.
It doesn't cut in at all. In the 28G it cuts in just a tiny bit if I breath in deeply but it's wonderful. Love this bra. Just love it. Can't wait to get it in a million colours.
Highly recommend. Try it in 1 cup size down from your norm! Read more 177 more words
This is my favorite bra of the moment, despite the fact that it isn't a plunge, nor is it perfectly round. It gives a pretty round shape. I can't wear it with a boob shirt, but it's good for wearing to work and such places as cleavage to the eyeballs aren't necessarily appropriate anyway. It has shorter underwires than the Cleo Lucy and I don't get stabbed, ever.
The one photo I have up at the moment shows slight quadboob, but there's actually none. I put this bra on and I have what seems like a lot of extra space at the top ...of the cups. A little bit of shifting and a few minutes of letting boobs settle and it's filled out, but not overflowing. I'm in the habit of doing a quick quadboob check at every bathroom break and I have yet to see any in this bra.
The first time I wore it, it was a bit stiff. This is the first bra I was really aware of breaking in. That extra little bit of fabric at the central gore, I thought was uncomfortable at first because I have a tummy, and I felt like the bra was getting pushed up by it. But after wearing it a couple times, the fabric loosened up and I haven't noticed it again.
The boobs are set a little wide apart for my liking but I need the band length so I haven't taken in the center. That'll happen for sure if my band size goes down again.
I have to say I'm not wild about the print. It's not so much the paisley as the colors. I love the bright pink. The rest is not my favorite thing ever. Okay, I think it's kind of ugly. But it's so comfortable and gives such a great shape, and is so reasonably priced, that I just live with it.
Great shape, great support, comfortable, affordable. That's all I really ask, so I love it even if it's fugly. Read more 246 more words
Initially anticipated this style to fit exactly as the Cleo Sasha: http://bra.pe/MqA/ because the style is exactly the same from the printed mesh balcony construction down to the bow and lace detail. The one major difference is sizing! I first ordered 30GG expecting it to be perfect but it is actually made too big. In comparison, I wore the Sasha about a day before Alexa arrived so I know the cups are made larger. So, I also ordered this 30G.
Although there is a bit of a material issue in the cup, the ...30G fits slightly better. Overall, the 30-band fits well, the material is excellent, comfortable, and most importantly there is no gaping or wrinkling. The only funny thing is how the 3-part seam is sewn together. It's not exactly "wrinkling" but there is an obvious pucker from the seam. I hope this will dissipate with a few washings. The center gore almost sits flat on my sternum but floats about .5cm away and I am forced to allow it because I really want to like this bra. Again, although I'm pretty disappointed there is a big fit difference between what could have been identical fitting season-to-season styles I am aware this is somewhat commonly occurring. Sure, disappointing for a non-UK customer who has to wait weeks for delivery let alone CANNOT try this style on in ANY mortar store. The 30G is the best fitting size between these two.
Stay tuned for photos for comparison.
Measured unstretched before wearing. Purchased late-March from Figleaves. Read more 159 more words
I know this bra is supposed to work like the Cleo Lily, but it isn't super comfortable for me. Not enough projection, cups cut in, a bit too wide (which I'm used to as I have extremely projected narrow/short rooted omega-shaped boobs), and the wires seems to cut into my sides a lot. The cups, although soft, don't have much stretch to them. I wish the Meg was still being made, as that is my favorite Cleo offering, but the Marcie and Melissa also work for me.
I highly recommend this to those who are full on top! I've never found an unpadded balconette that doesn't cut in on top. I love it! I agree with the consensus that this runs large in the cup. Other Cleos are too small for me in a 30H, but this fits really well and I think a 30HH would be too big for me.
I'd been eyeing this bra for ages on ebay. When it popped up on sale on bravissimo, I went for it. The pattern is nice and the fabric is lightweight, not itchy. It feels like it would be good in hot weather.
It doesn't fit me. I think part of it is that the straps are too wide set for my shoulders. When I pull them in, it makes the front of the cups gape out awkwardly. When I pull the straps out to the side (where they're falling off my shoulders) the gape mostly disappears. There's empty fabric at the sides and along the front of the ...cup. There's no wire poking me anywhere. The underwire does rest on the edge of my larger breast but it's not uncomfortable, at least not in the few minutes I've worn the bra.
Pulling the bra in various directions makes the shape of the cup show more clearly. It seems like a nice, rounded shape that would probably be complimentary on someone with the right fit. I wish it fit me because it really is lovely, but there are too many fit issues to make it worth keeping/altering. Read more 87 more words
This is a fun and sexy bra that will give you wonderful uplifted, round and centered shape. It has two flaws - only two hooks in any sizes and the straps that connect to the cup basically near your armpit (can be too far apart for some). If you want more coverage this won't be your everyday bra, other than that it's comfy enough to be one. The fabric has NO STRETCH and there is a lot of volume on top, so if you don't get this in the right size, there will be gapping and will look baggy on top or it may cut in if its too small. But flaws aside - this bra is worth it just for the shape - it doesn't get much better than that.
I quite like the band on this bran and feel like it give nice uplift for a soft cup bra. The shoulder straps are a bit uncomfortable for me, though: they are halfway adjustable, and I have lengthened them to their maximum length, but they still feel snug and the plastic connector digs directly in to the top of my shoulder. I've never had strap length issues with any other bra, so I'm not sure why this is happening here.
The shape this bra gives under clothes I like, which is lifted, upfront, and rounded. The material of the cups do not stretch at all, and I get ...a hint of cutting in along the top quad effect when I move around on some days, but when I tried the next size up at 32J, the cups were significantly too large for me and so I exchanged it for this size, 32H.
My breasts are close set together with no space between them, and this bra has no space between the underwires at the sternum at all which fits great.
There are 2 rows of hooks in the back, and the band is stretchy and I have a big of soft padding around my ribs so prefer my bands very snug, so I end up with a bit of rolls when wearing this bra because it's not wide enough to smooth everything out and still give support. Not enough to discourage me from wearing it and not more than some of my other bras do, but something to note for similar shapes. The band goes all the way around under the cups and feels supportive. Read more 168 more words
This bra fits quite well, but the construction is a little weird. The seam where the two lower panels and the upper panel meet is a little tight so the top and the lower part bulge a little around that seam.
Other than that, it's very comfortable and gives a nice shape. I like it's look a lot more in person than I did from the photo on the website.
The straps are not fully adjustable, the cups are decently close together. Unfortunately, there are only two hooks per column.
I'm borderline 32/34 and this is a used bra, so of course I'm on the 2nd set of hooks, but I am actually surprised that I don't have to fasten it on the 3rd set - perhaps the band runs small if it weren't used? But the truly surprising thing is how wide set the straps are! I do not have this problem with Ewa Michalaks like so many do, nor with Fauve half cups as some do. However, this bra! I have to move them almost to the falling-off edge of my shoulders to align the cups correctly. The print is a sweet 70's-reminiscnce, the hot-pink lace ...is not binding and there is zero stretch to the lightweight fabric. The straps have the same fabric all the way up to the back and are only partly adjustable. It doesn't pull or hold side tissue in very well, the wires don't go up very high on the sides and the central seam is way toward the center, but the gore is fairly tall. So better for center-full than side-full like me. I'll get good use from it in the summer due to the colors! Read more 86 more words