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Jude (5846)

AW2010-SS2013. Moulded plunge with a partial band, available in various colorways More...
This bra is discontinued.

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38:9

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  1. 1
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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    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.

    Updated on Nov 22, 2020 Flag this


    • I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work :(. I also found the cups of the jude to be shallow and super east-west. Maybe try seamed padded cups instead?

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    28FF

    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 https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />

    The centre gore is super low.

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    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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    28D

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    28G

    Fits

    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.

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    Updated on Nov 05, 2015 Flag this


    • Wow, congrats. I think you are one of 2 people I have ever seen here who posted about the Jude being a good fit!

    • The only bra that I could find that was a perfect fit for my younger daughter was the Cleo Jude in 28D (she's actually a 26DD). If she goes up a cup size six months from now, we're in trouble. For what it's worth, she had the same problem you did with the Neve gapping at the outer edges.

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    28E

    Didn't fit

    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!

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    32FF

    Didn't fit

    This bra just isn't the right shape for me at all. I didn't realize till after I got it (and did some more research) that it doesn't fit many people. I returned it.

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    Updated on Oct 12, 2013 Flag this


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    28F

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    28F

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    28DD

    Didn't fit

    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!

    Updated on Aug 01, 2013 Flag this

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    28DD

    Didn't fit

    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.

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    Updated on Jul 11, 2013 Flag this


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