I purchased the Koko Muse in a 30D, but was disappointed that the band ran a little large. Recently I've been overflowing in many 30D bras and thought I should try a band size down but a cup size up from my sister size to see if this would give me a little more room. This is how I got to the 28E (plus the fact that this style doesn't come in a 28DD). However, this size did not work out for me at all, and I'm totally baffled as to why.
The band is really tight, which is extremely odd to me as the band ...measurement is only 2 cm different between the 30D Koko Muse and the 28E Koko. Both bands are pretty firm, but I guess the Koko has slightly less give than Koko Muse. The main reason I tried a different size in the Koko Muse was because of the band, so I am bummed that there's such a big difference in the fit between the two band sizes.
Also, when comparing the measurements on my two bras, the cups of the 28E are marginally larger than the 30D. I'm talking 1 cm difference in the wire length, cup width, and cup depth. However, the cup height is 1.5 cm taller in the 28E. Just this marginal difference makes the cups feel a lot bigger to me, although it generally fits ok. The reason I marked the cups as a problem is that they feel too large, and I get some gapping when moving in the 28E whereas I don't have this problem in the 30D.
Other than that, I really like the rounded shape the Koko cut gives me. Despite not being a full band style, this feels a bit more secure than others, thanks to the wide bottom elastic on the band. The rest of the fit is pretty good on me, so I really wish this had worked out. Read more 226 more words
For reference, my boobs are shallow, close set, even-FOT, center full, with tall and average width roots. I also have a rather prominent rib cage, broad shoulders, and a long torso for my height (5'2"). This is my fourth Cleo Koko bra! I switched over to these bras after the Cleo Neve was discontinued and Ebay yielded no more results in my size https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />. The band on the black colorway of the Koko is tighter than the nude version, and measures over half an inch shorter. The wires also seem taller than the other colorways I've purchased. The fabric is also a ...bit stiffer in this version of the Koko than the Koko Muse (9166), and the straps are not as stretchy, which I find preferable as the straps on my Koko Muse have distorted easily from gentle handwashing. The only fit issues I have are very slight quadboobing after scooping and swooping, and a wire width that is roughly .3 inches too wide. The quadboobing disappears after my breasts settle into the cup. The J-hook is adjustable, and comfortable to use. I don't get noticeable cleavage in the bra. Overall, the bra looks nice under clothes (both tight and flowy tops), and is comfortable to wear. The minor fit issues don't detract from the look or comfort of the bra. Read more 119 more words
This is it! I suspect it would gape the tiniest bit when I slouch or once the moulding starts to relax. For now, the band is slightly more uncomfortable than the Cleo Koko Muse Tee Shirt bra of the same size. If I didn't know that, I'd have picked this one.
I've had this bra a year now, it washes well and holds its shape but I am starting to outgrow it on my larger cup.. I was hoping this bra would be like the discontinued Neve Plunge but it is only slightly.. in that it hugs my boobs to my body allowing me to wear tighter button up or zip up clothes which is great and the straps and band are super stretchy which I also like. it gives a rounded shape under clothes but, unlike the Neve, it looks too flat in the middle.. I want them more pushed together to give a look of more center fullness. Its wearable, practical but def not one of my faves, it will have to do until I can find one more like the Neve.. also the straps cut painfully in to my shoulders after a while.. I think maybe because I wear it too tight ? but the straps are less than half way tightened.. so more likely I just need a bigger cup..