So, this fits loads better than I feared it would, but it's not perfect. This is a very pretty bra, the nude color is great with my skin, and the full band is fantastic. The cups are molded and stiffer than the Deco strapless cups. They do not curve up at the edges like the Neve did. They don't show under tees, at all. In a nutshell: highly supportive, broad, tall, very shallow - almost flat. (Jedi voice): *If you are FoT, move along. This is not the bra you're looking for...*
BAND: Very tight. I could have done ...a 30 band, but oh well I have an extender on it. And I want my strapless bands to be tight. It feels quite firm though, so unsure how much it will stretch.
CUPS: Very wide and shallow. I have very slight quadding on my bigger side. The wires are very long and the cups are tall. I could have used another cup size of depth, but then the wires would have poked me. I'd rather tuck a bit of quadboob back in once in a while than live with armpit murder. As it is now, the cups are tall enough to contain all the tissue under my armpits without stabbing me.
It's the only strapless bra I own right now and it's not perfect, but it's better than I thought it'd be. For those 2 reasons, I'm keeping it. I agree with the previous reviewer that it's a smartly designed bra - if you are broad and shallow.
*UPDATE* Ended up returning this after trying to wear it a couple times, and collapsing the bottoms and sides of the cups. This is quite possibly the widest, shallowest strapless bra on the market, and when I bought it I just didn't have a good grasp on how narrow and projected I really am. Read more 221 more words
This is a very smartly designed bra. There's foam padding in the wings and under the front wires for comfort. The little Cleo slogan is inscribed in the wires in pink. There's silicone on the band to keep in in place. However, there are a couple things to note for the sizing/shape: -The band is small. Perhaps not a full size, but about an inch. If you're between sizes, go up. -made for very, very tall roots. my short rooted boob can't even get into the bottom of the cup, and the top of the cup goes above the crease of my armpit/above the neckline of most shirts. It's very broad, tall, and flat, and it flattens my profile significantly. For that reason, I'm returning, but if you have tall roots and not much projection, I highly recommend it for you.
The bra is really well made and pretty for a strapless, so I was bummed it didnt fit. The 28E was too small in the cups for me, giving me quad boob, although I have noticed I need an F with Cleo bras. Even in the right size, I dont think this bra would be flattering. The cups are very flat and wide. I do prefer the wires to extend into the armpit area, but these are not just wide wires, but a strange shape with flat cups. It made my boobs have less projection (which I need MORE of), but sort of flattened and spread out...I didnt like the look under clothes. I naturally have a teardrop shape that is not as full on top and actually look better in bras that give a kind of retro bullet shape or which lift and project instead of smashing into an unnatural round shape. So the hunt for a strapless bra continues....
I bought this to replace my old strapless bra. I first tried the 32E which fit well in the cups but the band felt like it would stretch out quickly so I returned it for the 30F. It's too tight to wear brand new on the loosest hooks but I only need to add 1 hook on an extender to wear it comfortably so I think it will stretch out to the perfect length soon. It's right on the edge of being too shallow but it was one of the few strapless bras I could find that was supportive but also in a plunge to not show under low cut tops or dresses.