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When I ordered the Hettie, I had to decide between a 32DD and a 30E. Both fit well in the cups, but the 30E felt a little too tight to be comfortable, so - knowing that Cleo bands usually stay tight for long - I went with the 32DD.
After a just few weeks of occasional wear (and washing) the band has loosened up considerably. The bra slips around on the loosest set of hooks, rides up my back and feels unstable. So, I'm already on the middle hooks now and probably need to switch to the tightest hooks soon.
I'm planning to take in the band so this isn't ... a dealbreaker for me. However, be aware that Hettie might loosen up sooner than other unpadded Cleos. If you're between sizes, consider buying the smaller size and using an extender during the first few wears.
The fabric used for the band is different from, e.g., the Cleo Marcie's. It's not sturdy power mesh, but a softer fabric that has more stretch to it. It snaps back after wash, but stretches out after a couple hours of wear again.
Updated on Feb 09, 2017 Flag this
This bra actually fit except for the center gore digging into my sternum. I bent the wires back a bit and still was uncomfortable. Also felt like the wires were digging in under my breasts or like the band was too tight. Based on regular and stretched band measurements, the band isn't any shorter than other ones that felt comfortable, so I am wondering if it is just the wires being stiff. Although, I did wear this bra around the house for a while, which I haven't with the others.
Have thought about trying a 34d but it seems like the band would be too tight.. thoughts?
Updated on Jan 14, 2018 Flag this
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Added on Jul 22, 2019