This bra was one of my first well fitting bras a long time ago. I wore it out and passed it on. I had it before in 30E and now I am trying it in 30E and 28F. So how does it stack up now?
Still pretty good! Its comfy and flattering. The gore is still a bit stabby, being neither too high or low but hitting me in a painful place. The cups are a bit wide, but it's ok for me. Where the lace used to gape more, it now tends to cut in ever so slightly. The cutting in is made worse by the tighter band on the 28F, so I prefer the 30E.
Some people say this bra suits more shallow shapes, but I would encourage ladies with other shapes to try it too. I believe I am more projected than shallow, but I find this bra very forgiving.
This bra works okay for me, but the band is quite stretchy. I tried this on during my first round of trying to find ABTF in a 28E and it felt way too tight everywhere. I returned for a 30E. A 28F would have been better. The wires are little bit wide for me and I get a hint of quadding on certain days. The cups are thicker foam than I expected, but still flexible. The vertical seam is visible under tight or drapey shirts, but that doesn't bother me. One of the quirks of this bra is that the lace doesn't lie flat if it the cups fit well, but does if the cups are too small. I like that the straps are enclosed in soft fabric and don't irritate my armpits.
I had such high hopes for this bra, but it just didn’t deliver. I was looking for a seamed cup that would be fairly discreet under clothing. I tried it in both 30E and 30F. The E was too small and the F was too big. Size issues aside, I was really disappointed by the construction of the bra. The seams are clumsily sewn and really obvious. At the top of the cups where the lace attaches, it kinda bulges outwards, making another unsightly line. And the lace itself seems poorly sewn, as it wants to fold under the cups instead of laying flat.
This feels like a very sturdy bra. The wires are not very flexible. The bra looks cute, but the vertical seams do show under t-shirts. I originally bought the Cleo Juna 30DD, but the wires were a little too small and too close for my breasts. It also had minor quad boob issues, and I did not fully fill the bottom of the cup. The 30E works better, but it slightly gapes at the top, which can be seen under t-shirts.
This bra just didn't fit right on me. The band felt very loose for the band size. The cups are open up top so it is better for even (or maybe FOT?) breasts. I have tall, shallow roots like reduced fullness up top and this didn't work. One breast is more even and fit the Juna and one breast is FOB, projected and had some wrinkling and gaping at the top of the cup. My tissue is soft so when I move my arms, my breast shape changes and the bra gaps and wrinkles. So this is better for thise with firm breasts. The wires are wide and angle out. The straps are a bit wide for me. The straps do not fully adjust so it is not good for highset breasts. It does bring my breasts in and centered from a slightly splayed position! Yeah! The shape is nice though the cup seams do show through some tops. Overall, it didn't work for my shape.
It fits well, gives a rounded appearance. The lace does not lie flat, as everybody knows by now. The straps are not fully adjustable, which is a bit uncomfortable for me as I have to get them to maximum length.
I have mixed feelings about Juna. It gives a nice shape under clothing; uplifted, round. I have a hard time looking past the lace part at the top of the cups. It's way too open for me. Also, the high gore doesn't work well for my close set boobs. I don't know if a different size would work better, or if it's just not the best style for me.
This has been my go-to nude bra since I began wearing smaller bands. My old, wrong size was 34A. I have tried Freya and @Panache but Cleos seem to be the only ones that generally work for me. Freya padded bras, in particular, are too deep for me. My breasts are shallow with a wide roots. I prefer wide bands and don't mind if the wires come up rather high under my arms. Widely-spaced straps, however, really irritate me since they tend to dig into my underarm area and need to be constantly adjusted.
The Juna fits OK. I do not fill out the tops of the ...cups, so the lace is usually wrinkled. The bottoms and sides are filled. The gore tacks. The band is tight, but not uncomfortably so. My body is still probably in the process of adjusting to tighter bands, so I have to fiddle this a couple times per day to make sure everything is where it should be. It does not help that the straps on this are wide-set. If I wear them perfectly straight, they would be in danger of sliding off my shoulders. They also really chafed my armpit chub the first month or so I wore this bra. It took a few washings before this one annoying little corner on the bottom of one strap softened up.
I'm fairly satisfied with the Juna, but it's by no means the ideal bra for me. The industrial beige color is fine with my skintone, but this bra is still visible beneath thinner knit shirts, particularly the top edge of the cups and the vertical seams. I have to wear an additional cami or thin tank over it if I want to wear a clingier shirt or dress. And since the wires/cups are rather wide and come up high in the wings, I cannot wear it beneath tanks or dresses with larger armholes.
This bra also feels a little oppressively massive sometimes, like I'm wearing beige armor beneath my clothes. I can imagine it will get uncomfortable when the weather gets hot and steamy. I will keep wearing it because I really don't have any other option, but I will keep looking for the perfect t-shirt/everyday padded bra. Read more 266 more words