This is a tragic mismatch with my shape. Breast tissue comes out the sides. I mostly fill the cup but have weird, almost triangular gaping in the center 1/2" of each cup. My nipples are noticeably to the outsides of where the "center" cup seam is. The wires are too narrow....it looks like it's a great fit for a lot of folks in this size range, but just not for me.
I'm not heartbroken, since I'm really looking for an unlined bra anyways.
This is really small! I was bummed because I just submitted my measurements into the r/abrathatfits calculator, and I came up with 32FF as my size. Obviously this style bra doesn't fit, because it was too tight in the band and my boobs were popping out of the top! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> It's really pretty, though. I wish it fit!
I have this bra in a different size and loved it, but recently I've gone up a size. Still like this bra, but I would definitely consider going down in the band size and up in the cup size: the band tends to stretch over time. Otherwise, it's a nice, supportive bra that gives an awesome shape. The vertical seem is ever-so-slightly noticeable under a t-shirt, but nothing major. The little bit of padding is just enough for modesty and shape but doesn't add volume. And yes, the lace is unruly, but gets softer/better after a couple of washes.
It's a cute, black bra with stitching up the middle of the cup...it doesn't really look good under t-shirts because of the stitching, but it'd work under a sweater or something. Because of the shape of the cup, I think it would work best for a full on top breast.
The gore was really uncomfortable for me on this bra. I am a shallow 28D, with pretty widely spaced breasts and a pretty bony ribcage. At first when I put this bra on, I thought "oh, the gore doesn't feel too bad", but boy was I wrong! It dug into my ribcage terrible, and I couldn't even bend over without wincing in pain. I'm new to wearing bras with underwire, so I thought I should try toughing it out a bit, but this was clearly beyond anything reasonable. I couldn't wait to take it off at the end of the day.
Other than that, it fit generally fine. My shallow breasts filled the cups well, but the lace at the top of the cups didn't lay flat. While my smaller breast didn't fill the cup as well, the lace actually only showed through my shirt on the larger breast - I guess because it was pushing it up more.
Anyway, I will definitely be looking for bras with lower gores after this one.
This is a very nice bra with a good balance between T-shirt bra and not-too-boring https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> However, it's true that the lace shows a bit under tight tops. Other than that, I hope the band holds out, because it's already starting to feel a bit too loose. I found the bra in nude to be more comfortable than in black, but I needed a black straps bra, so I chose it (I'll try and hunt a nude one off ebay or bratabase eventually https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />). Very good standard bra.
I measure between 28E/F so I sized up to 28F for this one, which I've been told is the starter bra for shallower shapes. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for me. The band was too big and I could not keep this bra on for any longer than 5 seconds without feeling sharp pains on my sternum, which has really scared me off of ordering bras with high gores now. At least I've realized that even though I have shallow breasts, my root isn't wide since the cup was too wide for me. There was no gaping or spillage from the cups even when I moved around and gore separation was fine, but the straps were placed too far apart for my narrow shoulders. Definitely returning this one.
It's a great bra (a padded halfcup with one vertical seam specifically), but there are two things you shouldn't expect:
- The lace laying flat (it's a well-known design flaw of the Juna that the lace *never* lays flat unless the cups are too small) - The seams to be invisible under T-Shirts (if you want no seams, check out the Cleo Maddie Moulded Balconette T-shirt Bra (7201))
Also, it runs small in the cups and stretchy in the band. Many people find they have to go up a cup and down a band size from their regular size to get a decent fit.
This is a really great everyday bra, and it is pretty and functional. It is a two part construction seamed balconette bra with light padding. It provides nipple coverage. The seams do not show as much as I thought they would, and they are unnoticeable under a patterned shirt. The seams are more apparent under light colored solid shirts.
The lace does not lay perfectly flat when a proper fit is achieved. I got out a needle and thread and hand tacked the lace down to my liking, however my picture on Bratabase is before I altered the lace.
The band is stretchy. It stretched an inch longer (33" on a 32 band) when I bought it new.
The cups are shallow and open on top. Good for shallow breasts, even breasts and full on top breasts, in my opinion.
My one complaint about Cleo and Panache bras is that the straps are not long enough to use a racerback clip, and may be problematic for someone with a long torso or low set breasts.
Cleos all run tight in the band, and I think most people have to go up a cup in the Juna. If you want to try again, maybe a 34FF will fit you better?