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My shape is soft, narrow and short rooted, and low set.
This bra has been reviewed a thousand times and is discontinued, but I'm reviewing it and posting to the front page anyways. I once bought a used 30FF, which fit well but the lace was floppy (as I know is normal in this bra even when it fits), but the bra was in poor shape when I received it and the band was stretched out. Since my ribcage recently shrunk, I thought I'd give it a go in 28FF, and I got a good deal on this one through Amazon.ca (check out the ridiculous box/packaging picture though). This ... bra fits except I get some bubbling. When I move the lace out of the way it's more obvious. I don't mind a bit of bubbling, as I'd rather bubble than gape or have floppy lace. I marked it as fitting for that reason. There's not much room for centre fullness in this bra. I have less centre fullness now that my boobs shrunk, but even on me I can see that there's not quite enough room. The shape is nice and round, and it's actually fairly narrow for a UK bra. The straps are thin and wimpy, but the band is true to size for a 28. Finally, I feel supported! It was definitely time to try some 28" bands! Wings are too short for me. Aesthetically this bra does nothing for me. It's just a boring beige bra (sorry if you love it, but it's just one girl's opinion), but it offers a nice shape and good comfort, so it'll get well used I'm sure. Plus... beige bras are very practical. Yes... this is a very practical bra.
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 Flag this
Very nice and comfortable everyday bra. I have it in black and nude. Both have not very snug band and quite shallow cups. The gore is not perfect for close set boobs. And it shows under clothing.
I've altered the bra. I've shorten the gore ( just pushed the wires in the channels to free about 2 cm and cut the extra fabric in the gore part, then sewed it back). And also I've shorten the straps ( this is very usual for me, as the straps are almost always not short enough ). Now it is perfect!
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Updated on Nov 24, 2017 Flag this
Great fit! Love it. Comfy, nothing digs in, everything lies nice and flat.
Updated on Feb 12, 2014 Flag this
This is my second bra of this brand and model. I have lost a bit of fullness, or gotten a little more toned in the past two years, so I have gone down a band size. This bra is still my favorite. This is the bra that I compare all other bras to.
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 Flag this
This bra makes cakes-on -the-plate look, and that was the reason why I bought it. I hoped that was due to the shape of the bra, but that was just because of shallow cups. It's really one size small for me.
Band is not very tight, I began to wear the bra from the second hooks.
Updated on Dec 06, 2017 Flag this
This is a cute bra! The color is a lovely off-white, the look is rather simple but the lace edge gives a nice touch. Juna gives a fabulous, round shape and is very functional under a lot of clothes. The cups fit well (it doesn’t seem super shallow to me) and the materials feel good on the skin. The wires are slightly too wide, but not uncomfortably so. The band fits on the looser side. Nevertheless, Juna would be great for me without one thing: the gore.
I have close-set breasts that also tend to gravitate towards the center during the day. The center gore of Juna is ... relatively high, wide, and extremely sturdy. It sits on my breast tissue, poking and leaving marks. I once made the mistake of wearing this bra for two days in a row, which left horrible dark marks on my boobs for a week. I previously had the Juna in 28F that then got small and worn out, and it didn’t feel so bad after breaking in. I hope the wires would soften up, or maybe I’ll try to bend them. I’m sad because I really like this bra otherwise!
Updated on Jan 21, 2016 Flag this
The Juna in 28FF fits me very well, I like it a lot. The wires are nicely shaped for my breast form, as they don't reach up high in the armpits and form a wide cup. The band is very firm and not too elastic, but doesn't cut into the skin, which makes it comfortable for me (since I like tight bands; for now I find it improbable that I will somehow get to use the tightest hooks). The straps are very smooth and of ideal width, they are firm but don't cut into the skin. For my pretty separate breasts the gore width is perfect, as well as the cup shape that gently pushes the tissue towards the center of the chest without leaving any fabric there (what is my problem in many other bras). This is why on me, it has a slight push-up effect. The only "negative" thing about this bra is the thin line of lace at the cupline, that is truly horribly sized, but easy to fix sewing it together behind the gore.
Updated on Jan 06, 2016 Flag this
The Juna. Oh, the Juna. How I want to love this bra. It was an 80-100% recommendation from Bratabase. After trying mostly 30 bands, I realize I really am a true 28 band. It's tiny in the cups. I'm disappointed and not sure what to do with it. I like the shape it gives. The bra is adorable and seems to be made well. The lace trim doesn't bother me, and my skin is usually picky about lace.
*Update* - cups definitely too small, too shallow. Sold it. Tried a 28, which was still too small on my bigger side.
Updated on Aug 03, 2015 Flag this
Well, upon initially trying this one on I thought the cups were much too big and went instead for the 28F. (http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dlxu3/) Even so, I wasn't sure about that, nor were fellow Bratabasers, so I decided to try this one on again to see, being sure to firmly anchor the underwires in my IMF. It does seem to fit much better, I have to say, though there is gaping at the top—it's mostly the lace, but the cups do gape a bit (see laptop-held-above-my-head photo). I'm still not sure and per the comments on my 28F, may try 30E and 30F to see what happens there. ... That does make me nervous, though since I really do prefer 28 bands. We'll see.
All of that (and the odd dents in the fabric I'm not sure would come out in the wash), this is a really comfortable bra, just as the 28F. The fabric is soft, it is comfortable, I do not feel as if the girls are being manipulated (if that makes sense), and though it is plain, it's kind of a pretty plain. As someone who wears a lot of light tops, I do need lighter bras, and though this is a bit dark on me, it's fine.
Just as with the 28F, I am not too keen on the way the straps adjust—from the top down, on the back side of the bra. But that is a small quibble. The straps themselves are slender enough—I think it's the (always failing) Curvy Kates I've tried where the straps seem to be a mile wide, but that's not the case here. They're also sort of slightly padded—it's not obtrusive or bulky, but there is more to them than the standard bra strap.
Now I really just need to figure out the size. As this one has what I consider a fairly obvious defect on one cup, I'll try for the 30 bands, much as I hate to, and see how they look. I do see that the horizontal lines in the band in this are not so bad as those in the F cup. That generally indicates 'too small', though I always wonder how much my spinal deformity affects that, as it definitely causes issues in clothing.
Overall, though, this is a lovely bra. IMO it would be nice if Cleo also released it in other colours once in a while!
Updated on Jun 15, 2015 Flag this
Very nice bra—comfortable, simple but not plain—but the cups are a bit too big. I do like the narrower, slightly padded straps a lot!
Updated on Jun 06, 2015 Flag this
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This looks good and is a great nude shade for you! I’ve always been interested to try it because I love my Cleo Hettie and the round shape Cleo is supposed to give, but I see you’re right it does have low wings (which I don’t like). I would also call myself short, soft and low (but average width not super narrow) and I recently fell in love with Freya 4-part half cups like Lauren - just curious have you tried those and what did you think? Hettie and Lucy have worked for me. I have a Piper im on the fence about, and soon to try an Atlanta...
Thanks Jolie0216 . I used to have a cleo Hettie and did like it also (I think it was too big or something... can't remember but I got rid of it), but the Lucy didn't work great for me. I'll have to check out Lauren. I've looked at the Piper and would probably try it if it was on sale. I have read on some reviews that it causes a lot of underarm/armpit chaffing? Is that true? And yeah, that new Atlanta is super cute!
Do you find it to be projected enough at the wire, or is it a bit shallow? The packaging is ridiculous. How are we supposed to fight for the environment and reduce our footprint when packing is excessive?
Calluna hhmm. I don't know. I'd say averagely projected. I wouldn't call it super projected, but it's not quite shallow either. And I know, that box is bigger in person than it looks in the picture too.
You don’t have to be an environmental activist to observe that packaging is excessive for a single bra! And it is...usually if I purchase a single bra from somewhere they send in an envelope style package not a box. Why the vitriol?
Jolie0216 it's a troll
Calluna okay so I've worn it for a half day, and it slid down out of my IMF, so I'm thinking it must be at least moderately shallow at the underwire.
Thanks Wilderness1 ! I’ve thought about this one before just for a functional bra but always wondered if it would work.
josepha I didn’t ask for your opinion. Go troll elsewhere.
So, either the troll's comments were removed or they have me blocked lol!
Wilderness1 despite their habit of calling all their bras of this period "balconnets" Cleo didn't cut them low--so contrary to what you might expect, this is a bra that I'd expect to be almost full-coverage on a person with shorter boobs, not almost-demi-cup coverage like what you are getting. I suspect that is why it's not staying put--it's a just a little too small and your boobs are able to climb out/push it down as you move during the day. I think a 28G would fit without bubbling and the wing height would be more to your liking.
Wilderness1 As for the Piper, I’ve worn it all day today and can say there is no underarm chafing. But I’m low set so I’ve never really met a wire too tall! In fact I wish they were higher in almost every bra I have! Piper fits well - when I tried it on I thought the cups a bit small, but maybe I’ve lost weight since then or was on a hormone high tide. Boobs they’re a mystery lol! So I’m definitely keeping. My Atlanta in 30F though was def small in the cup, quadding in both sides. Trying a 30FF tomorrow since I really liked the look a lot, nice low gore!! Usually I’m a pretty solid 30F in Cleo so maybe the Atlanta just runs small....I’ll measure it before I send it back! Piper seems to be cheap on Amazon right now so that’s the only reason I decided to give it a go...but I think 30F will be just fine with it.
wendybien they must have been removed because I don't see the comments either now.
Yeah, I wondered if a 28G would fit better. I used to have the 30FF and I thought it fit a bit small in the cup. Maybe if I find a good price I'll give it a go in a bigger size.
Jolie0216 I might have to finally give the piper a go then. I'm low set too never have a problem with wings coming up too high. I like the looks of it (though I wish it wasn't a longline, as I don't tent to reach for them as often). Thanks for the recommendations. I'll be interested to see what your Atlanta looks like. Hope it fits you!
Troll account is gone.
Wilderness1 yep I imagine the reason the sister size of 30FF appeared to be (more) OK is that the band was really loose. Now that you've shrunk in boob volume that cup volume is probably just about right.
Jolie0216 I am not sure when the Atlanta came out but if it's newer the wings might be fine, if it's older I don't know. All the older Cleos tended to have quite low wings generally because they were cut to appeal to very young full-bust consumers who were assumed to be super paranoid about "matronly" bra construction features (high wings, traditional full cups design, wider straps, 3 or more hooks on the band, etc.) Piper uses sheer materials and colorway to look youthful but it has features that are reminiscent of the main line Panache (Superbra), which embraces that "full support" look. Wing height is no exception--It is hard to compare the Piper measurements to the stats for Cleo oldies since it is a longline, but if you examine the curve that goes from strap attachment to outer wire tip you'll see the difference.
Calluna Really ? Is this how you offset your nonsensical virtue signaling tree hugging deliriums?