I have FOT and pendulous breasts with a short root. This makes me unable to fill the top of some bra cups, leading me to believe I was FOB. My breasts are also wide set and slightly splayed.
I got this bra dirt cheap on eBay even though it wasn't my ideal size (36J/36JJ). The band on this bra is definitely too big for me (as can be expected, this is the fourth 38 band Cleo bra I've tried that was too large. I need to learn my lesson). The straps are also really widely spaced. I have this problem with the Minnie and Lucy in 38J and ... Marcie in 38HH, but it's the worst in this bra. I feel like the straps are constantly falling, and if I adjust them as short as I need, they dig in and I can't get the bra on as easily. They rub my armpits because they hit right at that point.
The cups fit okay, but I have the same problem with the Lily that I had with the Minnie. Everything fits okay besides that tiny bit of fabric at the edge of the cups. I attribute this to my short roots and soft tissue, but it could be due to the fact that the fabric is more structured than the stretchy Marcie. If I decide to keep this bra, I'm just going to alter the cups like I did with the Minnie. The wires are perfect, the gore is comfortable, and I don't only have a little bit of orange-in-a-glass. I can't see me selling this bra because of a tiny flaw that's not visible under clothing.
I get a very similar shape in this bra that I do in the 38HH Marcie. It's a very rounded and projected profile. The Marcie is just a tad rounder to me because I don't have any slack at the top of the cups. I'll have to see if altering that top edge changes the shape at all. Otherwise, I love the shape of a well fitting Cleo bra. I will say that out of the Lucy, Lily, Minnie, and Marcie, the Minnie had the pointiest cups. For an unpadded balconette, this provides the shape of a padded bra in my opinion. My boobs are seriously right under my chin.
The appearance of this bra is perfect. It's absolutely adorable without being too childish, and I love how it has a perfect sweetheart neckline. I feel like it would be more compatible with lower necklines than the Panache, Elomi and Goddess bras I usually wear that are cut super high.
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