Projected, FOB, evenish fullness, pendulous, soft tissue, short roots, maybe splayed?
This is my first Cleo bra, though I've owned many Panache and a few Sculptresse bras. The first thing I noticed was only two hooks per row! Obviously, this was listed on the product page and I just didn't pay attention. I'm not sure I've ever had a bra with just two hooks. I do think I prefer three hooks, but it didn't bother me as much as I thought it would.
Second impression was how low quality the materials felt. I think it would soften after a few washes, but compared to the Sculptresse bra I got at ... the same time, this Cleo felt scratchy. The straps were padded with very soft fabric, however. The hearts in the mesh top of cup area are cute but not super omg! hearts!!!! And IMO, the burnt orange color is pretty freaking ugly but hey, it was on sale.
I am wearing it with an extender in these pictures so the band is riding up a bit. While this is normal for me in a Panache 36 band, I was really surprised that the band only measured at 28".
My smaller left breast was encased really nicely in the mesh top. It stayed in place even as I moved around the house. I normally prefer stretch lace as my boobs just defeat mesh, but Kali surprised me. After scooping and swooping my larger left breast spilled over in the center.
In the side shot you can see the wire will not lay flat against my sternum, so I think it's not quite projected enough. There's also a small amount of breast tissue outside the cup/wire in that area.
I think this would be a good bra for some a little smaller and less projected than me. Hopefully I did not get a mislabeled bra but at least in this colorway, I would consider sizing up a band.
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Burnt Orange colorway
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Updated on Sep 02, 2016 Flag this