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Bras » Cleo » Kayla Balconnet Bra (9221) » 30F 30:7

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Fits ribcage75.3
B. perimeter27.5
Stretched Band76.3
Band Length60.6
Cup width13.6
Cup depth25.7
Wire length24.6
Cup height16.4
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.6
Wing height9.7
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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  1. 3
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    Fits

    Kayla is one of those bras that I’ve wanted to try for over a year now, however, I heard that it was similar to the construction of Jasmine which, up until recently, was a terrible fit. But my weight gain over the fall last year added some new growth and upper fullness, which makes Jasmine/Envy and clones fit better than earlier in the year. The other problem was trying to decide what size go with, since it’s reputation is of a very deep bra. With little upper fullness, I was asking for a shape mismatch with pointy boobs.

    Earlier this year, I got a Freya Pop Art bra ... as a giveaway, and ended up listing it as a giveaway again. Much to my surprise, I got relatively quick contact. The seller offered her listings for trade, and this bras was one of them. I sort of felt like I probably need a 30E in this cut, but I said, why not?! I was initially expecting to just give the Freya away, and this would a swap. If it didn’t work, no harm done, and I at least get a bit of research on the bra to know if I needed a smaller size or if it would be worth trying a different size. Well, after about 3 weeks, I finally got the bra.

    The pattern or print on the bra is quite unique, and exactly what I expect from Cleo. Bright colours and a fun abstract print. Sadly, it doesn’t extend completely around the whole band. The cups are lightweight and quite silky feeling. The upper stretch lace is robins egg blue with yellow threads. It almost has a mint green appearance. Straps and the rest of the band are the same robins egg blue mint green shade. At the gore is a bright pinky red bow, and the strap sliders and rings to match. Nothing subtle about this bra AT ALL!

    The fit of this bra has great immediate depth, and the stretch lace is an asset, however, I have a bit of loose lace. I’m unsure if it’s a size issue or if it’s just been stretched out from prior use. I’m sort of ok with the lace resting on my tissue, and under my work shirts, it’s invisible. The band feels great. Wire width is acceptable...I’m narrowish. I think my biggest issue with this bra is the armpit curve. It’s an armpit eater for sure. Is it a size issue? I don’t know if a 30E would be better. Standing up, it’s not too bad, but it’s seriously painful if I wanna have a nap or relax on the couch on my side.

    There are a few things that suggest that I can do a 30E, however, I’m close to in cup quadding, due to my soft tissue. Would it be worse? Would the stretch lace be firmer than this? I’m not sure if I will keep it or list it yet. There’s a lot I like about it. While I’m not mad about the weight gain, I’m glad that it’s rounded out my boobs some to fit bras better. I think when you have soft, deflated, fob and center full pendulous breasts, it can be a challenge. Adding a bit of fullness is definitely a help, though it’s not a huge amount of fullness.

    I do love the fun colours and quirky print of the bra, and the silky soft and lightweight feeling of the bra. I do wish it fit a bit better.

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    Updated on May 27, 2019 Flag this


    • What a lovely pattern; very unusual.

    • It’s very unusual, yes.

    • Cool pattern!

    • It’s fun! I love it! Pinks and purples with turquoise and yellow in a sort of plaid but not. Super difficult to describe.

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  2. 1
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    Didn't fit

    The Cleo Kayla is pretty and comfortable, like any good bra. The tartan/checker pattern isn't entirely my thing, but it looks so cute with the matching brief that I'd wear it anyway.

    What's sad is that this bra didn't fit https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> In a 30F, it seems to run big in both the band and the cup. It actually fits my larger breast near perfect, but there's gapping and wrinkling in both cups to a certain degree. The issue is that the band rides up immediately when on the tightest hook :/ The stretchy alce in the top of the cup would be perfect if the band weren't disappearing up my back.

    The fabric is still soft and fairly comfortable, even the cup fabric is nice and soft and not stiff mesh like many other bras.
    It's a little difficult to review a bra that doesn't fit, and that I'm not able to comfortably wear.

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    Updated on Oct 12, 2018 Flag this


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      Wow, that depth is crazy! I can do that band measurement but not almost 11" of depth. This bra has held my curiosity for a while. Unless I put on more weight, this is telling me that I really need to size down on the cups. It's such a beautiful bra, and I can imagine how cute it is with the matching bottoms. Thanks for the great review!

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      I was told Kayla and Jasmine are similar and yea, in these photos and the way you describe it it does look like they're very similar.

    • Calluna It's super cute yeah! I'd say the depth is too much even for me, but I think it's just this bra specifically.
      brasaremean Yeah they're very similar in structure and style, but the Jasmine doens't really run big or small in the cups like this one - in my experience. The Jasmine is an old favorite of mine, the fit continues to be great! This particular bra ran big in the cup and band though, and my 30E Jasmine seems to either run big in the band or stretched out too fast because I can't comfortably wear it. I have a 30F Mosaic Jasmine that fits wonderfully though, so it could have been the black/floral colorway that's extra stretchy. That's been known to happen to certain bras and their colors, one color is smaller in the cups than another.

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    Didn't fit

    It's one cup size small for me. I have awful in-cup-quadding. The band is quite stretchy. The cup shape is good for FOT breasts due to the stretchy lace.

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    Updated on Dec 17, 2018 Flag this


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