I was hoping this would work, but it is sadly too big. When the top lace part is stretched there's almost 1 1/2 inches of space between my breasts and the fabric. The band is snug. If I swoop & scoop there is wrinkling at the bottom of the cup, if I don't, then there's not. The gore seems kind of high, but it doesn't bother my skin. I will unfortunately have to return this.
I am fairly certain I will love this bra once I attach an extender. I wish Cleo made bras in 40 bands, because that is probably what I truly need for now, but other than that they fit me so much better in the cup than bras I've tried from their parent brand Panache . Nice, narrowish underwire, narrow center gore, and great fit for my full-on-top FOT shape.
The amount of gaping that I have in the top panel near the very narrow and high gore makes me think that even if I size down in this bra it still will not fit. The bottom 2 panels fit great (with a little gap at the center of the breast. The wires are also a little uncomfortable though I have no issue with poking. I think this might be becuase my sternum is not accomodating the hight of the wires in the middle, there is a bit of a gap at the top of the gore and the wires shift if pressed. The straps are barely long enough. The wires at the sides are a cm too wide.
Straps run a little tight - I've had to let them out to their full length. (On unpadded Cleos, I normally have the slider sitting about two inches above the band, for reference.)
This one is cut for full-on-top shapes: the upper lace edge is extremely loose (and gets looser the tighter you pull the straps, paradoxically). I thought having an even shape it might not be too bad, but I suspect I could even get away with a 32DD in this particular bra, the cup is so voluminous.
I love the way this bra hikes 'em up around my ears without being padded at all. It is very comfortable once broken in. I am still trying to find the right style and size for me and this one is pretty close but I do get a little bit of spillage on the tops of the cups. It's not a severe quad boob effect but I wonder if I should go up a cup size on this one.
Edit: after measuring the bra, and my boobs, I definitely need to go up a cup size or two or three. Eeeep!
Another great Cleo with great support. I fill out the bottom of this one, but not quite the top. I am trying a few 30F because 30E seems a tad small in the cup, but most of the 30F's I have tried are a tad big, particularly on top. I think this would work in 30E or 32DD like my 32DD - Cleo » Natasha Balconnet (6841) . For some reason I feel the Natasha is more comfortable, perhaps the fabric is softer.
This bra design is WILD. I love it. Wish I could fill the cups out completely because the lace design is very sexy and the colors are so funky. I'm very full on bottom and my breasts aaaaalmost fill out the top of these cups, but not quite. The material where strap meets cup digs into my armpit a bit (this is a trend with every single bra I try on). This same section also flares out a bit--not sure what that means about the fit. It's the first bra I've seen that happen on.
I'm a gigantic Marcie fan; this fits very similarly through the bottom part of the cup (doesn't have the pronounced pushing-in effect of other stiff Marcie clones like Melissa), but is really open on top. REALLY open. The lace doesn't sit flat on me, but doesn't show under a top. I think the 32F would be too small through the bottom of the cup.