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Bras » Cleo » Jude (5846) » 28FF 28:8

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Fits ribcage68.9
B. perimeter22.1
Stretched Band72.3
Band Length57.9
Cup width14.3
Cup depth21.6
Wire length23.2
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height1.7
Wing height9.2
Strap width1.6
Hooks2

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  1. 4
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    Didn't fit

    Measurements for 28FF:

    Stretched Band - 27"
    Band Length - 22.5"
    Cup Width - 6"
    Cup Depth - 9"
    Wire Length - 9.25"
    Cup Seperation - 1.25"
    Strap Width - 0.625"
    Hooks - 2

    If this were a full banded style it would fit better. Because of that the center gore shifts durring the day even though the band and cups fit. The wires get more ponted towards each other (if that makes sense). So an alteration is in order. I guess it just fans out too much for me. As a result this causes the tops of the cups to press into breast tissue (see photo os left side shot) making it appear there is quad-boob, ... but I know I'd be swimming in a larger cup size. A narrower center gore that is also taller will put the cups closer together at the bottom, giving more room in the tops of the cups and also a rounder look from the side. Similar to what a dart in the center gore would do...except there is no fabric on this bra to accomplish that. I hope to attempt to make this a full band style to fit my frame better, but if that's not possible then I will only be adding a taller, narrower center gore.

    PROS:
    Fabric is soft against the skin (for the most part. See cons below).
    Smooth look, even with the top cup detailing. Under regular fitting shirts show through is not a problem.
    Cute design. It's nice to see more t-shirt style options from European companies. They're finally getting with the times! =)
    Narrower, smoother elastic. For me this is more comfortable as I find at times most styles from other brands like Freya irritate my skin. But this one will be better in the Summer for tanktops.

    CONS:
    Partial banded style, not as supportive as a full band. The underwires can be uncomfortable at times because they press on my ribs. This is only something that happens to me in this style of band, no matter what the size.
    No side wings so if you have even the slightest bit of back fat the elastics will emphasize this because they (and the main fabric) are completely stretchy.
    The only part of fabric on this that is uncomfortable is around the underarm. I've also read this in other reviews on shopping sites that it is bothersome. Hopefully that will go away from wash and wear. I think it has something to due with the type of elastic.
    Center gore is super tiny!

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    Updated on Jun 29, 2012 Flag this


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  2. 2
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    Didn't fit

    Update - Sold this bad boy, decided it was just too dang small & shallow for me.

    I agonized over this bra, and what size to order (because my 28FF Cleo Juna does not fit), and I really wanted the black & pink but really needed a nude T shirt bra too. Turns out the nude color is almost an exact match to my skin tone, and the lace detail is cute. I'm not a huge fan of plain beige bras, and this solves my T shirt bra hunt. After picking apart every measurement possible, I decided my Juna was more of a shape mismatch instead ... of a cup size problem and went with the same size. Definitely glad I did, because a 28G would have been too big.

    Material: I find it kinda scratchy, but I have sensitive skin, so YMMV. It's not unbearable though. Hopefully a couple washings will soften it.

    Wires: I know this is a hard bra to fit into for most. For me, the wires are the perfect width, and confirm my very strong suspicion that I need wide wires. They stop on my sides exactly where my breast tissue ends, and enclose everything in the middle.

    The band: - at first glance, I thought "holy short band batman!!" But I can fasten it on the loosest hooks, and it feels like it will stretch over time.

    The straps: VERY short. I have to leave them as loose as they go. I consider my boobs to be fairly low-set on my chest, so keep that in mind if you give this bra a shot.

    The cups: I don't fill out the bottom, although it's close. There is slight gapping at the top when I reach forward, but I think that is standard with molded cups like these. There is zero spillage in the middle - again confirming I need wide wires. The *only* nitpick I noticed is I have *very minor* quadding on the inside edges of the cups. I added about 1/4" of length to the band with an extender, and it solves that problem and also allows me to shorten the straps a little bit. So, even though I can fasten the band on the loosest hook (maybe even the middle hook) and it's not particularly uncomfortale, I believe I will use the tightest hook on an extender until the band stretches enough to correct this on its own.

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    Nude colorway

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    Updated on May 22, 2015 Flag this


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      Wow, that's great news! It's good to hear about the times Cleo Jude worked well for someone. That is valuable info!

    • Thanks! I was pretty excited to find success with something. After I read enough reviews stating it was way too wide, I had a feeling it might work for me haha! I thought it was important to write a good detailed review - it felt like this bra got a bad rep because it's a difficult shape. I'm one who tends to shy away from products that don't have good reviews but I told myself that doesn't mean much in the Land of Bras, everyone is different, it's not like I'm buying a microwave.

    • I love this bra a little more each time I wear it. I put it on today, and put a very thin white cami on over it, to wear under my sweatshirt. I realized this bra is so close to my own skin tone that if it weren't for the pink lace trim, you wouldn't be able to see it at all - and that's saying a lot for the thinnest white shirt I own. The tags had to go, though. Usually I don't have a problem with tags on a bra band, they're pretty soft. These drove me bananas. Something to think about if you have super sensitive skin, although it's nothing a pair of scissors can't fix.

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  3. 1
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    Didn't fit

    I really like this bra and find it comfy. The back is very firm but doesnt dig in. I think it is quite shallow (althogh i am not good assessing such things). I get quite a bit of quad boob at the front and my breasts get squished together but i find it comfortable and very supportive anyway. Actually i know this probably sounds crazy but all my bras that i find most comfortable and supportive sit like this ie i seem to find them most comfortable when they are a fraction small and i get a bit of quad boob. For example the comexim and ewa bras are the same. I dont know if i am the only one who finds this? I sort of feel guilty admitting this as this site is to help find a true fit, and yet i am admitting that what i find most comfortable and most supportive are not perfect fits ;)

    The centre gore is super low.

    Updated on Mar 31, 2017 Flag this


    • Sincerely, I prefer the bra world when I was wearing a bra several sizes too small. A non-tacking gore is significantly more comfortable than the tacking gores that sit upon 1/3 of each breast because they don't have enough center projection. But, we each can tolerate some things and reject others. I'm just thankful you have comfortable bras :-)

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      Thanks for your comment. I am pleased i am not the only one :)
      I think the most important thing is just to find something that is comfortable. And what is comfortable for one person may not be comfortable for someone else.

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      Comfort is a key feature of fit. If you are more comfortable physically in bras that fit this way, it is because there is some other fit characteristic of the non-quadding bras that is NOT working, i.e. they're not actually a good fit. Can you describe in more detail what part of the bra or what aspect of fit is more comfortable in your slightly quadding bras?

    • Thanks wendybien. Well, i guess that the bras that fit this way i can put on and feel comfortable and not even think about or notice my bra all day! I am not playing with it, fidling with it, adjusting it. Wondering if i should make the straps tighter or looser to make it feel better or maybe put it on a tighter hook or looser or.... Ie this is what happens in other bras. But in Jude and other bras that fit like this, no :)

      I guess they feel firm and my breasts feel supported. If i am running late for work and have to run a bit in these bras i could :) but in others, no....

      I dont have a photo in jude. But here is a photo of me in another bra that fits similar (maybe in jude the quadding is worse, but this photo will still help illustrate). This is a 30e marks and spencer (although as it is a 30 i usually wear it on the middle or tightest hook) http://bra.pe/XTo7/pictures/
      http:/bra.pe/XTo7/

      And another example http:/bra.pe/XCDZ/

      This one is a bit old, but shows the same thing. Infact i almost feel like the more quadding the more supportive and comfortable !!!
      A debenhams bra in 28ff http:/bra.pe/Xbh/

      I then tried the larger size and found it uncomfortable and not as supportive http:/bra.pe/XBhy/

      This one is a bit different because it isnt such a plunge shape but still there is quad boob. I didnt keep it but i remember it feeling really supportive so i keep thinking maybe i might buy it afterall http:/bra.pe/XVQ1/

      And a previous experience with curvy kate (although this was a few years ago so i dont know if it would fit exactly the same now. And i think i heard that the fit/shape has recently been changed slightly??)

      http:/bra.ra.pe/Xjm

      I remember in the 28ff i thought it was supportive but too small. But then the 28g i no longer liked the shape, the look, wasnt as supportive http:/bra.pe/Xjn/

      I recently tried some more curvy kate as i had heard that the shape of these were different and it seemed like it might actually fit.....but no. The quadding was fine but not as comfortable. You can see there is some wrinkling in the cup. This was a pretty good fit for me. Much closer to fitting than i usually find. But i know if i had kept it i would have been constantly adjusting the straps and fiddling to try and make it feel better.
      http:/bra.pe/XVQv/

      Sorry for writing so much! But it would be amazing to figure out what could actually fit and be comfortable! As over the years i have bought and returned so many bras. Plus the draw full of bras i kept because it cost more to return than it was worth or i thought it almost fit or i liked it so i kept it even though it didnt fit etc etc. So a draw full of bras i dont like and dont wear. I am sure lots of people on this site relate to this ;)

    • ok so the feeling you describe is how a properly fitting bra should feel, so if your non-quadding bras do NOT provide that feeling of being secure and supported then they do not actually fit! Perhaps you've been wearing cups that are too large in overall volume? This can happen when someone has roots that are wider or taller than average, or is more projected than average, leading her to size up to a larger than optimal size to fit that one breast dimension that's greater than what bra cup designers had in mind. Other possible causes could be choosing cups that are too low-coverage to firmly support the entire breast mass, or a band that is too stretchy, too large or too thin.

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  4. 1
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    Didn't fit

    It's super pretty, and certainly not the worst fitting bra I own, but the straps are set a little too wide for my shoulders. With a little bit of work, I can get the cups to lie just right, but ultimately, they're a little bit wide, but not quite deep enough, and my boobs are too firm to allow themselves to be shaped by the bra.

    When I first got it, I could barely do the band up, and had to wear it with an extender, but after only a few wearings it had relaxed just enough to be comfortable but still supportive, and doesn't seem to be continuing to stretch.

    Overall, I like, but don't love this bra. I wouldn't go out of my way looking for it, but if I happen upon one in maybe a 28G, I'd definitely give it a shot.

    Also, it's not really relevant to the fit, but every now and then the underwires make an odd creaking noise.

    Updated on Feb 07, 2012 Flag this


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  5. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Cup is shaped for center full breasts, and top edge of cup curves inward, also cup runs small. I think you'd need to be a very specific shape for this bra to fit well. Quality wise, the light foam shows through the outer material of the cups- in the light seafoam/rose pink trim.

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    Updated on Jul 14, 2016 Flag this


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  6. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Seamless nude color bra! I had to cut off the lace detail so it doesn't show through white shirts. And the straps are a bit wide set for my narrow shoulders so I had to add something to the back to bring the should straps closer together. I could have gone with a bigger cup because my bigger boob feels a bit constricted but the smaller side fits well.

    After wearing for longer, I don't like the straps at all, they cause the cups to angle away and its not comfortable. I will be adding a racer back bra strap converter to fix this...

    Nude/Pink colorway

    Updated on Jun 30, 2015 Flag this


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      I don't understand why so many manufacturers put white trim on "nude" bras! I know it looks cute, but it totally defeats the purpose of a nude bra when they do that. Kudos to you for cutting it off! I've done that before myself. ;)

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  7. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Really thought for the first few minutes I had it on that it was a perfect fit - I was wrong. It's a shame because it is gorgeous and the material is very soft. It is simply not compatible with my shape: I do not fill the bottom (causes wrinkling, there is almost 3/4 an inch difference between where the underwire should end and where it actually is, therefore cutting into my skin while sitting down too. Seems too big then it tends to cut on top and do a small quadboob effect. Sizing up or down would be useless, it is just not for me.

    Updated on May 21, 2015 Flag this


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      Awww so bummed for you! It looks cute on you, but totally fits you like it did me :-( Sorry it didn't work out. Jude's a tough bird to figure out for sure.

    • I know! I think it might be too shallow for me, with a shirt it makes me look very wide (almost constricted?) and it looks silly with my tiny waist. Considering trying something with more depth to get them more close-set.

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  8. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Plungy without too much cleavage.

    Updated on Mar 17, 2015 Flag this


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  9. 0
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    Fits

    Wide enough cups for me, yayyyy!
    I enjoy the firm band and like the fact that cups are light - very unlike Freya Deco, which in my opinion has really annoyingly foamy cups. Although I seem to fall in the middle of FF and G, 28G did have too high wings. With FF my armpits aren't bothered.
    Jude leaves me with slight quad, but it's so slight I might keep this taken into an account how comfortable this otherwise is.

    Updated on Feb 15, 2015 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    The cups on this bra were much too closed for my full-on-top breasts. The wires were also quite wide and there was excess fabric on either side. Would likely be best for someone who is wide and FoB.

    Updated on Jul 02, 2014 Flag this


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