This bra didn't work for me, because the gore was too wide, as it felt like the cups were really far apart on me. Also, I think the cups may have been lacking enough projection. I'm learning that stiff, molded cups are in general not as great as the fabric cups, for me, as they don't accommodate different shapes so well. Also, for an FF, the cup depth wasn't as deep as expected.
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 https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
This review is for the black/magenta Jude I bought new on Amazon. I have another review for Jude in aquamarine/purple in the same size, which I bought used from a Redditor. There are some subtle differences in fit between them. This black one has cups that are overall smaller. The wires are 0.2" narrower, the cups are 0.4" shallower, and the they also seem to be a bit shorter. All of this causes more serious quadding than I was getting with my other bra, and I'm not sure I can justify keeping it. The band is also a little bit bigger, and I really couldn't afford a larger ...band.
I really wanted to snatch up another Jude because they're discontinued and all but sold out in my size, but this one seems a little too small. The wire width is perfect though, and the gore is comfortable (my other one was not, until I bent it out). I would try this bra in 28DD out of curiosity, but I can't find it anywhere except Amazon, which only has it in a purple animal print that I find very unattractive and impractical. Perhaps I just got lucky with my first one that it fits well enough to wear. If I ever find a nude version in either size, I would like to try it. It's hard to say which of these two was the fluke, measurement-wise. Read more 126 more words
I think I might be one of those rare people for whom Jude actually works! I recently found out that I am not a 32DDD, but a 28G, so I've been trying on lots of different bras to find ones that fit comfortably. After a good many failures, I stumbled upon Jude and its replacement, Cleo Neve Plunge T-shirt Bra (7196) . After reading countless reviews, I decided to go with Neve since everyone seemed to like it so much better.
Let's just say there have only been a few times in my life that I've felt regret similar to the regret I felt wearing Neve ...for an entire day.
Jude, on the other hand, is pretty great, and works for me in all the areas where Neve failed. Jude's band is tight but comfortable on the loosest hook, and while I am conscious more often than not of the underwire against my ribcage (more on the left than on the right for some reason, but this is common with all bras for me), it doesn't hurt; with Neve (same size), the band was painfully tight, and even with an extender I still ended up with sore ribs. Jude's underwire comes up a comfortable distance beneath my armpits; Neve's wires came up too high and constantly stabbed me just under the armpits, so I'd keep (futilely) having to adjust it all day (these issues together were bad enough that my friend thought I was either going to burst into tears in the office bathroom or just light the bra on fire right there). The straps and cups on both bras feel about the same width (I got rid of Neve before I purchased Jude so I don't have exact measurements to compare), but I feel like the cups themselves might be a slightly different shape. With Neve I ended up with the same problem I had with the equally disappointing Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234). The cups were filled at the bottom and I had a bit of quadding on the inside edges of the cup, but there was a gap where the top of the cups met the straps unless I was standing with absolutely perfect posture (which, sorry, Mom, I am usually not). The gaping issue didn't go away even after scooping, so maybe the cups were too tall for me or I'm just not full enough on top to fit them properly. In any case, I don't have those issues at all with Jude, which fits nicely with no gaps or quadding or empty spaces. In short, I'm super happy I went against the crowd and gave Jude a shot. It doesn't give me as much cleavage as I thought it might (which is fine), and I know the hot pink trim and straps will show through thin shirts (also fine, since I have a solid black bra for just this purpose), but it's pretty comfortable and gives me a nice silhouette that's not melon-round but also isn't pointy/conical, a problem I had with some of the other bras I've tried recently. Overall it's a great t-shirt bra for me, and I'm assuming once it stretches out a little and I get more adjusted to wearing tighter bands in general, it'll feel even better. I'd definitely recommend that anyone having similar issues with Neve try Jude instead before giving up completely. Read more 460 more words
The Cleo Jude (5846) is a great plunge bra, especially once broken in. When new the cups can feel a little stiff but they aren't thick and have no extraneous padding, which is wonderful! It's impossible to find a plunge bra with this style, in this size range, without bump pads, which I can't stand.
Even with no padding this bra manages to give a really nice rounded and lifted shape. The band is probably true to size. On me, this particular one is very tight but I shouldn't have ordered a 28 -- in Cleo bras I seem to have better luck ...with 30 bands. With this bra I use an extender and I will definitely be purchasing a 30DD in the future if I can find one.
The texture of the lace on the cups doesn't show through shirts but the color of the lace may show through thin or sheer material, as may the contrast-color straps.
All in all, this is actually one of my favorite bras and I'm NOT happy that it's discontinued! (Apparently, I'm the only person in the whole wide world who actually liked it, haha.) Fortunately, it has been succeeded by the Cleo Neve Plunge T-shirt Bra (7196) , which I also love.
*** When I first bought this bra I was nursing and so in the pictures the cups look about 1/2 cup too small. I've since stopped nursing, and the cups fit normally now. Incidentally, this bra has held up amazingly well!! It still looks like it did the day I bought it and the band hasn't even stretched out -- I still need the extender. Great quality from Cleo! Read more 184 more words
With the "good enough" fit I got from the Cleo Jude in Plum/Coral, I needed a more invisible t-shirt bra to go under light colored tops. This bra seems to work well with full on bottom / not much on top shape - which is me. I was annoyed that the nude bra had pink trim, but IRL the pink is so subtle it looks white in most lighting. Disappears nicely under light tops.
I purchased this bra to see how it fit compared to a 28E that I bought which ended up being too small and had the typical Jude characteristics. This bra had a lot of extra room, mostly projection-wise and near the bottom of the cups. The cups also came up much higher on my chest, which was really uncomfortable. I felt really constricted in it. The cup width was also pretty wide. This bra in no way worked for me, so back it went.
This bra is much maligned, but I really like it for my wide-set, FOB breasts. The molded cups are very rounded, and on my petite frame, they end up a little splayed, but that fits the natural curvature of my breasts. I am very slightly shallow, and this bra comes close to cutting into my upper breast tissue because it curves in so drastically at the top edge. However, this prevents any gapping when I bend over, and this works for me. You might try this bra if your breasts are FOB, splayed, and wide-set without a significant amount of tissue spread above your upper ribcage.
I love this bra for t-shirts, and I kind of want one in every color now!
The cups were too small, I had major quad boob all over. My armpit tissue wasn't contained at all, and I quickly leaked out after Scoop&Swooping. The wires were wide, and band was also really loose. I ordered it in Hawaiian Blue, a lovely colourway. In the end I returned the bra, as it was simply too small.