I think this bra looks absolutely gorgeous. I find it's more of a half-cup than a balcony. I bought it after reading a review from the wonderful Georgina at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust: http://fullerfigurefullerbust.com/tag/panache-cleo-ellie-36h-simply-yours/ I am a bit unhappy about the pink lace band on the top of the cup because it sems to wrinkle on me and I think I will have to think of how to alter it slightly so it lays flat on my breasts and doesn't show under tighter tops. It gives fabulous uplift and support. I wish it had a 3-hook band and although I have not had it for long, I think the band's material is a bit flimsy and will stretch easily. At the moment I need to use an extender because it's rather tight but I would ot want to go up to a 38 band.
This bra is super cute, but unfortunately it's too small for me! It was the first bra I bought after realizing I'd been incorrectly fitted using the +4 method for years, so it was a close estimate, off by one cup size. Unfortunately, I couldn't return it or exchange for a different size because I ripped it a little on accident. Anyway, here's what I think about it.
-The print is SUPER CUTE! Before my current bra fitting knowledge, the only colors I ever found in my [wrong 32DD] size [in America] were nude, white, and maybe black or ugly light greyish pink if I was lucky. I was ...thrilled that the Ellie had such a cute, colorful, and most important to me, youthful print.
-The center gore comes up too high for my shape. Although this particular bra was the wrong size, I still suspect the correct size wouldn't help much with this. My boobs are very close together, to the point of there being literally no space at all between them, so the high center gore gave me some bruising (and I doubt that level of irritation would improve by going up a cup size).
-The overall shape is great. It's nice and rounded, with a moderate amount of lift (as in lifting the boobs off the ribcage!). It's also very front-facing, none of the dreaded east-west effect happening.
I would probably try buying this bra again just for the shape and print if it wasn't for the high center gore. I wish I could buy it, but I just don't see it being comfortable for the middle of my chest. I wouldn't recommend this bra for close-together boobs, but I would recommend it for full-on-top because the top hardly cut in at all despite it being a cup size too small for my full-on-top boobs. Read more 196 more words
It's possibly the cutest bra I've ever owned. I love how the colours are slightly different on every bra which makes each one unique. The only thing I don't like about the design is the shade of yellow, one of my least favourite colors.
The Ellie is often described as a balconnette bra, but technically speaking it's more of a half-cup, designed really well, giving my boobs great uplift and wonderful round shape.
I totally fell in love with the fabric, on the outside and on the inside. It's so soft, nothing scratches me, nothing pokes me, it feels so good! The band seems a bit stretchy though, I'm not ...sure how long will it work well. The two-hook fastening also worries me a bit. It works well now, but after days and days of lifting my boobs?
I've heard that Cleo bras have narrower underwires than the other Panache branches'. Well, it doesn't work for this bra. The reason is clear: the underwires are long, therefore the outer ends are shaped the way that may prevent it from poking our underarms. It doesn't work for me, so I'll have to reshape it somehow, because I really want to keep this bra.
The straps aren't fully adjustable, it may be a problem for taller girls. I find it comfortable enough. Read more 110 more words
Short, somewhat projected, even, closet set, center full, omega-shaped breasts...
I adore happy bras, and this bra causes me to smile. Cool turquoise, cobalt blue, and violet are combined with warm greens and salmon pink. The straps are partially adjustable. If you are high set, you may not be able to adjust them short enough without an alteration.
Cups are cotton-flocked foam covered by the polyester watercolor masterpiece https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Lace along the top of the cup is non-stretch and can accommodate somewhat taller roots than I have (that might include everyone https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> ). Apparently, the lace edge ...is a fit issue for many of us. I expect to see it phased out in future models.
Sadly, like 100 other bras, this pushes down quickly and causes a burning sensation within 10 minutes of wear. Only one bra has not caused this burning sensation, B.Tempted B.Wow'd. Because I am omega-shaped, I need a narrow top and bottom gore width or an unusually low gore. Otherwise, the fit is supportive and the shape delightfully rounded and lifted.
I would recommend this bra for average to projected, short, narrow to slightly narrow, and even to FOT breasts. Truly, it is a smile-generating Cleo creation https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Read more 110 more words
Bought this as a replacement for an old 28D Juna I own - apparently that Juna is so stretched out and worn now, it's hiding the fact I've gone up a cupsize! Major quadding in the Ellie, but the band feels firmer than the Juna did even when new. Very pretty print too, disappointed it's not my size!
Bought this for cheap secondhand off eBay. It's a Juna clone, and I can see that based on construction, but it fits vastly different than my previous Juna did. Of course, it's a cup size larger too, and I'm thinking my previous Juna was a mutant 28FF, because all my measurements for it were significantly smaller than the rest of the 28FF Juna measurements on here.
I hear all the time Juna is a wide and shallow bra with tall cups, and frankly I beg to disagree, at least in the larger end of the size range. At 5.4" wide and 9.5" deep, I actually think ...this is an average width and fairly projected bra. There is no wrinkling at the bottom of the cup and the wires are in my IMF. The 5.4" width is okay, but I couldn't go any wider. Funny, when I first started my adventure for ABTF, 5.4" wide was the absolute minimum I would consider and now it's my maximum. Tissue migration? I'm thinking so.
This bra has obviously been worn, but is in good shape. I can tell the band has stretched with wear. It stretches to 29" and I can close it on the middle set of hooks, and could probably do the tightest but I won't yet unless I need to.
Cups seem filled nicely on my right size. There's quadding on my left side, especially right after I s&s - the lace lays flat there and it shouldn't, and it does not lay flat on my right side. My boobs settle shortly after s&s'ing, which leads me to believe it probably is slightly wide for me. It's very comfortable, soft material, which bodes well for other Juna owners - it doesn't seem to fall apart with time and wear. The watercolor print is pretty and youthful - it's definitely my most colorful and uniquely patterned bra. Read more 219 more words
This bra is absolutely stunning! I love the colors they used to make it. Everything about this bra is perfect except, the cups are a little too small. If they were a cup size bigger then this bra would have been perfect!
This was my first bra by a full bust company, after wearing 32A/B for years. The cups are just a bit too narrow (but feel fine), and they cut in along the top edge on "big boob days". The shape of the cups is not good for me in this size, they're too pointy from the top and pushed to the center. The band fits well, I don't have to adjust it throughout the day. As people usually mention, the lace doesn't really sit flat.
A much better fit than my 30DD Ellie that slid down over the course of the day. The only issue is that my breasts are apparently closer together than I thought, so that the gore doesn't just press into my sternum, but actual breast tissue. The wires and coverage are great. It also makes my boobs sort of pointy, and the lace lies flat so I'm apparently quadding a little. Sigh.