Beautiful, sexy bra. I've always wanted a longline but could never find one with a small enough band. The band fits well, though I wouldn't mind if it were a little tighter. The cup may be too small, I think I need a second opinion on that. Either way, I will keep this bra even if I have to order a bigger cup size.
The Great Amazon Prime Wardrobe Try-On, Part 4! My shape: projected, soft tissue, narrow shoulders and roots, FOB Fit: I've never tried a longline bra before, so I figured this would be a perfect opportunity. I haven't had luck with Cleo bras in the past, and this one is no different. I admit, it feels... weird having such a looooong band. Plus, it cuts into my waist flab in a not very flattering way. The hooks are a little annoying to clasp, but that's mostly because I am unused to doing up so many. The cups themselves fit me fairly well. The wires are a bit too high in the armpit for me and are slightly too wide, and I get gaping at the top edges, which is common for most padded bras that I try. Appearance: This bra is FRICKIN GORGEOUS. It's so colorful! I love the bright floral design. I definitely have a thing for bright pink bras.
I had heard Breeze ran small in the band and somewhat large in the cups. So I was looking for a sister size, from my regular 30GG/H to a 32G or 34FF.
First tried this bra in a sale, when the only sister size left was a 36F. Not a big surprise that that didn't work out (36F - Cleo » Breeze (9025)) but I as I really loved the design and rounded profile, I wanted to try a smaller backsize.
In this 34FF, the fit is definitely much better than in 36F - although a 32G(G?) probably would've worked as well. I'm now wearing it on the ...second row of hooks. So for my shape (tall roots, upper fullness) Breeze doesn't seem to run large in the cups. And maybe one size small-ish in the band?
About the band, this is actually longer than in other longline bras I've tried (Freya Flourish & Crush, Fauve Bronte). This means (for me) that the band also doesn't flip up as much, which is great. And the length means a nice smoothed silhouette under clothes, without bulges.
Cup wise I could maybe get away with a bigger size, but there's no real quadding. Some minor discomfort where the sides are kind of poking into my armpits (which seems to be caused by the side boning? Luckily much less of a problem than in the 36F).
Edit: forgot about the straps; they are not my favorite. Pretty narrow, kind of wide set and more rigid than I prefer.
Guess Breeze still won't be an everyday bra for me, but I really love the design and it gives some good special occasion cleavage! Matching shorts are a nice fit in a size 14, for my larger 42 inch hips / butt. Read more 186 more words
Is this the perfect bra to wear under a white shirt? Hell no. Is it adorable? Hell yes! This is the first 28FF bra I’ve purchased after trying 28Fs/30Fs/30FFs/a Comexim 65HH. I’m happy to say it fits very well! I don’t think I’m enough of an expert to judge whether it fits perfectly, but it’s comfortable (straps are a little wide-set for me) and the fabric is very soft. The print is loud but adorable! It gives me a smooth appearance under a shirt - not cleavage, but definitely lift. The longline is maybe a little difficult to deal with, but no more so than other longlines. If I felt really daring I bet I could wear this as a crop top! I can’t speak to how well it holds up under wear (lol), but it seems to be nicely constructed. It’s very reminiscent of Bravissimo Esther with, I think, somewhat taller cups.
I'm going to start off by mentioning that Breeze runs 1 size too big in the cup. I'm a 32H cup size wise in other bras from Cleo, but a 30H in Breeze. Ultimately, I tailor the band down to a 26-24. My review is based off the wear of Breeze with and without alterations.
The gore hugs my sternum tightly. 0% floating away. The cups are substantially firm and supportive. They have a nice round profile. No hint of cone whatsoever!
The material of the straps are comfortable and don't dig into my skin. *happy dance*
The fabric below the cups is quite stiff with no give, no stretch; ...which further provides ultimate support. The quality is immensely impressive, I'll tell you that. Admittedly, I've slept in Breeze for over a month and it still looks brand new! Overall, I find this bra supportive, cute, high quality and durable.
The straps aren't fully adjustable. I find the straps are too long for me even on the tightest setting.
With 6 hooks, Breeze is one hook too long for my short torso, as it awkwardly hits my ribs; causing discomfort when I bend a certain way. (I heard it's 5 hooks for smaller cups)
TL;DR -------- PROS: - Supportive - Durable - Comfortable straps - Firm Round cups - Back support
CONS: - Straps aren't fully adjustable - Slight east/west look - A bit too long for shorter torsos - Visible under tight clothing - Cup are a tad more separated than I prefer Read more 131 more words
This bra had me excited for months and now I managed to get it for free with my Bravissimo reward points.
Pros: - bra looks awesome (the straps, the shape it gives, the way the flowers look like a galaxy) - bra is supportive and well built - band is snug and easy to do up - straps are adjustable enough for me - cups are the right distance apart for me
Cons: - it might be to narrow, projected and closed at the neckline for some. As I'm full on top, it just about works - at the sides, the boning at the bottom digs in, which I hope will stop happening but may just be ...because I am chubby! - there's slight digging in at my sternum which may be because of my somewhat splayed boobs. The bra comes up quite high at the centre. It is not a half cup but a balconette style with tall cups (which generally work for me)
I'm keeping this bra as it's beautiful. I don't think it's going to be an everyday bra, but my boyfriend already loves it as it looks kinda like flower nebulas. For a longline it is well worth the £29 that Bravissimo is selling it for! Read more 91 more words
(For reference, I'm even to slightly FOB, short roots, close set, self supporting, somewhat narrow and very short/small framed. Best fitting size is 26FF.)
Loved this bra from afar for years & finally found one in a sister size, but the fit is a total disaster. I'm heartbroken because it's gorgeous!! 😭
The boned longline and 3HC cup shape are great. They are lined with soft cottony padding that's slightly thicker and less stretchy than Comexim's. The floral part of the straps aren't adjustable. The floral fabric in the front of the bra is lined with firm mesh, while the back is a very stretchy, slippery, white fabric.
Now for ...the fit.
The band: I bought this planning to alter it if the cups were ok, as is life for the 26-er on a budget. But stretching to 33" is a lot if you are looking for a 30 that fits like a 30.
The straps: Surprisingly close together! Wide set straps are my bane & these, even in a 30 band, were perfect.
The cups & wires: A bit large for a padded 30E at 9.5" depth. But the real problem is how the wires at the gore are angled to splay apart much higher up than my roots. I've encountered plenty of too-wide gores but this is the first time it was so bad I actually got in-gore quadding (illustration in the images) with boob spilling out between the wires under the fabric of the gore. It was painful even just trying it on. The cups gape a lot because they're sitting on top of boob rather than being filled with boob. If I hold just one cup in place so the wire sits correctly, the shape and volume are actually perfect for my bigger boob. Overlapping the gore wouldn't even help as the angle of the wires - not only the distance between them - is totally wrong for me.
Oh well, guess I'm running back to Comexim for any future adventures into half cups. Read more 230 more words
Cleo's longline styles are great. I had to go down a cup size in this style. Print is cute. The longline part doesn't flip up or curl. Wires are slightly narrower than I'd like, but I put up with it because it's so hard to find a good longline. Cleavage is awesome, as usual with Cleo padded styles.
You'd think going by my measurements that this would be a cup size too small, and while it is a hair on the small side, I'm happy with how it fits.
Wow I haven't reviewed anything in awhile! I'm going to try to get caught up by the end of the year.
My stats: 26H/HH according to the ABTF calculator, firm tissue, slightly FOT, tall and narrow roots, center full, close set and functionally high set.
The look: I adore longlines, especially true longlines, not 4 hook monstrosities. This bra has 6 hooks and hits right at my waist which is extremely flattering on my body shape. The pattern is so fun and bright! All hardware is white.
The fit: This bra fit (quadded) when I was a 28H but it's a little bit big in the overall volume, ...the depth is fine and it's a tolerable fit because the cups are so wide and the cups are a bit closed on top. The band is way too big in the rib area and waist area, this wasn't designed for a big difference between waist and UB (which I don't even bave a big difference, my loose underbust is 27" and my waist is 25"). The gore is also wide and tall and gets uncomfortable after a few hours of wear. However the weight of my boobs is supported by my hips and waist rather than my back and shoulders so that's a nice change of pace.
Overall impression and rating: 3.5/5 stars, The quality is pretty good, it's a true longline with 6 hooks and the print is gorgeous but it's not meant for my shape or size and can get uncomfortable because of the gore. I've detached the straps and it works pretty well as a strapless bra though. Read more 162 more words