I almost gave up on buying more Cleos after I got bored of my Lucy - as it is way too loose now on me and I stopped wearing it after I start buying Comexims and EM. However, when I saw Blake in the preview it made me to think that I could give a try as it looks very simple. It was great choice - better than my Hettie that I was in love but again is too loose on me - so im trying to sell it and get it in 32DD or 30E instead. Blake has so great materials! like a new better Cleo! Fabric feels ...so good quality and is very soft. Also, I love the combination with beige trim. The only think that I don't like is the bow with animal print. It gives obviously rounded shape, the wires are narrow enough and works well on me. The band is bit loose, I could close it on the second set hooks however the loosest set feels comfortable and supportive enough. The band unfortunately is made of 1 layer of mesh - so I think that it may stretch out with the time.. the straps are not too wide - feels like my EM BM Szmaragd, also are fuly adjustable. Overall Im very happy with the purchase and Ill be trying to get it in new blue version *_*
Very similar in fit to its sister cut, Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) . Marcie has lace at the top of the cup, which wrinkles a little on my smaller boob. Blake has a ribbon on top of the cups, which tacks a little better for me. This bra gives me a slightly better shape than Marcie, and I think its a little more supportive. My only complaint is that this bra is a little stabby! The spots where the strap is sewn onto the cup and the band chafe. I probably won't end up keeping it for this reason.
Very comfortable bra! After putting it on, I didn't even notice it throughout the day (In a good way!). The fabric is soft and lovely, the support is firm and wonderful, and the uplift is nice and supportive. The bra feels very nice and lightweight, but does exactly what I need it to do. As a Marcie-based cut, the Blake is a little more closed on top--the white contrast stripe is not stretch lace, but it does have some give so it doesn't cut into my soft tissue.
The band slid down. I would lift my arms and scoop and swoop to adjust, but when i put my shoulders down the underwires would slide and move. The underwires slid down past the IMF and made it feel like my breasts were folding in on themselves in the cup.
The overall comfort was nice. It didn't feel like a cage of fabric or anything of the sort. Howerver the underwires kept moving and so the fabric wrinkled when i couldn't fill the bottom of the cup. The straps are also too far apart for my shoulders.
I liked the fabric as it was light, soft and just really ...nice. This felt somewhat sturdier than the Cleo Hettie. This bra has a more rounded shape with a closed top than the Cleo Hettie, which gave me a more pleasant shape. However it was too closed on top and created quadboob.
I'm not certain as to why the band slid down. Regardless of the reason it certainly wasn't useful.
My breasts are long, bottom heavy and pendulous. They are more full on bottom than on top, and my shape needs a bra that has closer straps and a rounded, lifting shape. Read more 92 more words
A good Cleo bra. Runs a bit loose in the band and a tiny bit big in the cups for a 30DD. I so wish it came in 28E, because it would fit me a lot better, but I can live with 30DD because it's so cute. The mesh is very soft and comfortable and the combination of the aqua and black is very attractive.
This bra is nothing fancy, and I like it. I have recently put on weight (I'm both currently unemployed and not the most active person) and as always, I needed a brand new bra to put me out of my quadboob misery. Cleo is my n°1 favorite brand, because it's the only one that gives me both good support, good shape and relative comfort (I mean: as much as a casual bra can be comfortable - not counting my other favorite sports bra by Panache) and not too much strap sliding because they didn't put them too far apart like other brands do (I'm looking at you Curvy Kate!).
I ...found this model online for a very attractive price, and the different fabric texture is a nice change from the normal smooth nylon-like one. The rest is as usual for a Cleo bra: it gives round shape, high-ish breasts, good support throughout the day (but some slight band chafing because I'm between sizes and don't know yet if I should close it at the 2nd or 3d hook), the fabric breaths well and is not irritating.
I like that they didn't go crazy with neon colors or patterns with this one, despite the still bright coral color. Someday maybe they'll make a bra in neutral colors for youngsters ? Maybe it's because I'm much closer to my thirties than my twenties that I feel the need for tamer (more tame?) lingerie https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
My shape: Projected, short rooted, even/functionally full on bottom, somewhat narrow, soft tissue.
I've been on a hunt for a Lily replacement (without stretch lace), and I've been curious about the Blake for a while. Unfortunately, because of the thinner/less rigid fabric, combined with my very soft tissue, I get in cup quad. If I had firmer tissue with a little more upper fullness, I think this bra would work better. Will be returning.
The band on this bra fits looser than other Cleo unlined bras I have tried - very sad.
It fits well when I swoop and scoop, but the tissue tends to escape. I think a tighter band would help that. Unfortunately the company I bought from is out of 28Fs - I think that size would be better for me. The band isn't horribly loose or anything, to be clear - if I bought this bra for like $20 used, I'd probably be satisfied. But since I'm buying it new and paying almost retail price, I'm a bit more picky about fit.
Anyway though, this is the Cleo I've always wanted - minimal design (minus the Leopard bow), great shape, slightly less bright color. I want to keep it.
Listing it so hopefully someone will take it before I rip the tags off and wear it anyway.
Fit: This bra fits smaller in the cups than my other Cleo, a Marcie. It seems truer to size. The top is a little closed off but my larger breast doesn't quad much because the cups are so high. Instead the gore doesn't tack. In fact, it fits like a very tall wide Curvy Kate Bardot. There's a lot of bra here but I don't feel swallowed up like in the Marcie. Still, the wide tall wires are all up in my pits. The band is quite stretchy and I don't need an extender.
Look: It's basically Barbie's dream bra. It's hot ...pink with baby pink accents and a tiny leopard print bow. The fabric is this soft textured stuff. The hooks and eyes are the same baby pink. It appears better made than the Marcie was. No weird lumps. The cups are a little conical on me. Not the nice round Marcie shape. Could be related to fit but I'm in the largest size they have so I can't size up to tell.
Comfort: I can't comment because I didn't wear it long. It seems to be similar to Panache quality comfort. Certainly the materials are soft, not itchy.