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Bras » Cleo » Harry (5161) » 28G 28:9

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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band73.7
Band Length57.2
Cup width13.8
Cup depth24.6
Wire length27.2
Cup height16.5
Cup separation1.8
Gore height7.6
Wing height9.7
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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  1. 5
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    Didn't fit

    This bra comes from VioletIridescence and is one of the bras I have been super curious about over the last year and a half. I considered getting a 30E from eBay once when I was smaller.

    This is definitely an interesting style. It’s pretty old and among the only seamed half cups from Cleo that I’ve ever seen. It’s also from the era which has male names for the styles. I’m sure there’s a good reason why they have bras named Harry and George.

    I was a little worried about it being too small in the band because it is a 28 instead of a 30, but it ... looked like it was at the lower edge of my stretched band comfort zone. It simultaneously fits and does not fit. I don’t think I have any problem with the actual band tension, but it’s quite a bit of pressure on my sternum as a result. I’m not sure if it’s a painful gore simply because it’s a bit tight in the band, too tall of a gore, or if it’s the trademark hard Panache/Cleo wires. It’s likely a bit of everything.

    The cups of this one are too tall for me by a half inch or so, I think. My roots are functionally short because I have softer, deflated upper tissue. It’s not gaping a ton, though it is more noticeable on my small side. One thing that I have noticed is that I am sort of flattened in the middle near the gore. Is this a sign that it’s not deep enough for my center full tissue at the gore? I’m also getting a bit of a compressed look from the side, though I’m honestly not mad about that. It’s a good thing under specific tops, I think. Sometimes you don’t want to be looking like a bra tent. Wires are pretty good. Maybe a touch wide, but within my comfort level. Cup depth seems optimal so I don’t think it would fit better in a size down. It’s a tiny bit shallow on me which might be the 28 band. It’s still pretty projected at the wire, I think.

    The aesthetics of this bra are stunning! I’m not usually a fan of white bras, but it’s got some pretty buttercup yellow and powder blue embroidery and the straps have a nice split detail on the straps. The half cup shape is really beautiful! I just adore how it looks.

    Sadly, I don’t think it is right for me. I think I might have to take a break from Panache/Cleo as I am just not feeling well with the hard wires anymore. Not sure if it’s just summer or what, but I just don’t think I can tolerate it. I don’t think my measurements have changed but I’m due to remeasure.

    I’m going to pass this set on, I think. I am just too sensitive for it right now.

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      What a sweet pattern! So delicate and charming! Too bad it's not working for you right now. I want to say also, I love your curls!

    • Pinniped thanks! It’s a really sweet pattern on the bra and my loose curls add a bit of a romantic look. But I actually cut like 3-4” off last Saturday and it’s quite a bit shorter now. Very summery and light and fun, but my curls do tend to form the longer my hair is, so it’s not quite as curly now, but is still wavy with just enough length for the ends to helix spiral (except for random straight bits where the curls begin lower down). And with the length off, my waves start higher than before.

    • Weather app lied and it was hotter outside than I expected, so I was pretty hot when I got home from the salon. I got undressed to change to something lighter and I caught my reflection in the mirror with the sun on my hair with my Ingrid on and it was great, so I snapped a picture. Naturally, I’ve covered my face since I am in my bra here. Here’s what it was like when I got home. Bear in mind it’s almost always breezy here so it’s easily tousled.

      https://imgur.com/a/QJJkSXV

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      Lovely waves, so pretty in the sunlight! I had a hairdressing catastrophe back in February. 😩 It'll be probably another six months before my hair is back to the length I want, but at least I'm getting some good curls back now. (I like how you color-coordinated your face with the wall, haha!)

    • I hear you. Curly cuts can be traumatizing. I d wager it’s harder for wavy hair than curly and straight hair since we have our own drum beat. But, I’m very fortunate to have finally found a good stylist. This was my second hair cut with her. The first was quite conservative as she had not played with my hair before and was learning about it. This time, I consulted with her at least 3 times before cutting it this short. She said I was brave to do something shorter like this (because she loves my hair...lots of people love it long). She was really excited to see it short, she was practically squeeing. I was in a bit of shock, naturally. I’ve washed it once so far, and it’s a learning curve about how to preserve overnight, as I’m afraid that a pineapple might stretch out the bottom layers that are spiralling some. I have a puff cuff coming in and I was told to look into buffs. It’s feeling super light and summery for sure.

    • I always liked this bra too, but could never find an old one in my size. It's pretty, so it's too bad it didn't work out for you.

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      Wilderness1 If you are interested in it, I would be happy to trade with you. You can handle the tighter band better than me, and I think you might have a little more upper fullness than I do. Cups might still be a tad too tall, but I suspect that it might fit you better than me.

    • Calluna thanks for the offer, but I just lost a few pounds and now my boobs are quite a bit smaller. It would be too big for me for sure!

    • Oh not to worry! I understand!

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  2. 3
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    Hasn't set fit

    Another obscure Ebay find! I came across this beautiful bra for a great price and decided to try it because I was curious how it fit as compared to the newer Cleo balconettes. Surprisingly, it was still new with tags. Harry is an early model Cleo manufactured a long time before I even found ABTF & the world of bra-fitting, so it must've either been old stock or just sat in someone's closet forever.

    The design is very lovely: semi-sheer white mesh cups with pale blue/yellow flowers and lacy tendrils. The straps have a pretty split detail and matching blue bows. I so prefer the sweetly feminine and ... understated look of Cleo's older models to the radioactive neons they use now! The band is TTS, versus Cleo's newer 28 bands that often run small. The wires are similar in width to my Marcie and Lily, and there's a decent amount of room at the center gore for inner fullness. There's some minor wrinkling near the wire on my larger side, which might suggest that there's not quite enough immediate projection for me. However, the shape it gives is great, very round and purple. Whereas Lily collects my tissue aggressively from the sides so that when I look down at my boobs they appear to have a slight projectile look, Harry distributes my tissue evenly across my chest. The result is an ever so slightly wider appearance from the front than in Lily.
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    • It's quite pretty! I've never seen anything like that from Cleo.

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