I'm not really sure what to say about this bra. The band was ok, but a tiny bit looser than what I'd like. The cup fit itself is just plain odd. The underwire isn't really too big, as much as it just goes too far back. It is literally around my ribcage, past the sides, to where my back and sides meet. It is slightly too big in the cup, but I think if the cup wire wasn't as wide it would fit better. There is slight wrinkling at the top of the cup, just along the extra panel on the top of the cup.
I've been eyeing this bra for a while, but I finally decided to get it and I'm glad I did. It has a very fun look which I've been missing from my collection for a while now. The cups are made of mesh with an extra mesh lining on the bottom half of the cup which feels nice and soft.
Fit wise, it's pretty good and it gives a natural rounded shape. The band feels really firm, like the Panache Andorra in the same size. My main problem with bras is that the top edge tends to cut into me, but I don't have that problem with this bra. I'd say the cups are a bit taller so I get a bit more coverage. I do have some wrinkling across the top seam, but it's not saggy at all. When I hunch forward (like reaching forwards to stretch) it gapes at the top, but otherwise it's fine.
I vary between 30 and 28 Cleo bras because they often have very stretchy bands. I found a 28H Lizzie and thought "Hey, I'll order it because it could be like a tighter 30GG and I am often in between 30G and GG, maybe it will work out well." So this 28H has a bit bigger cup than I would normally take and there ...is pretty obvious wrinkling in the top cup portion. One thing to note is the top portion is not translucent like in stock photos online. Instead it is lined the same as the rest of the bra. I really like this consistency although some women really want the sexy sheer they see advertised. Also, the 28 band was much tighter than expected and it is near impossible to use the first hook without an extender!! Good thing I have a hot pink one to match the flowers! However, elsewhere overall it fits pretty well especially since it gives me a very nice rounded shape like my other Cleo soft cups.
I was pleased to order since I heard from other Bratabase users Lizzie is based on the same shape as my beloved Sasha & Alexa (http://bra.pe/R2w/) bras from the current season.
Since I just received it and the wrinkling doesn't show under a t-shirt I am highly considering keeping it.
Measured unstretched immediately before wearing. Purchased mid-June '12 from Bare Necessities. Read more 174 more words
So this bra is definitely mislabeled. I don't even know what size it "is" as opposed to what's on the label. Maybe 36J? Anyhow, I bought this from another user, figuring what the heck, I might as well try it. Um. That may not have been a very good idea!
This bra 100% does not fit me. Cups are much too small, wires jab me horribly on the sides. Aside from that, well, it's a pretty bra! It's quite lightweight, made of a light, soft mesh material. The base color is black, with little white dots on the cups, and blue and pink embroidery on the top cup section and ...along the center gore. It's really very cute.
It's a standard 3-section balconet cut, with small inner section, larger outer section (to which the straps are attached) , and small-ish upper section. The cups are unusually deep at the underwire for a bra of this seam-pattern. The vertical seam between sections measures 7.75"/20cm. I think the relative shapes and sizes of the different sections are a little different than most other bras with this cup shape, in a way that is better for me personally (or would be if it were big enough . . .) This is not a heavy-duty bra. The materials are light, the straps are thin, the band is thin and very stretchy and only has two hooks. The underwire is stronger than Freya/Fantasie but not as stiff/strong as Panache Tango. The wire shape is fairly U shaped, straight up and down on the sides. Interestingly, the wires are quite similar in width to my Panache Jasmine in 32K, althought slightly more straigh up and down, and slightly higher at the outside, but the Jasmine32K is mostly good, and this Cleo Lizzie digs in horribly. Read more 187 more words
Even though this bra has a band that is too loose and cups that are too small, I still wear it because i cant get another one in my size, and I cant find a bra that puts my breasts as high up as this one! This is the only bra that puts my boobs where I want them - up, front, center while making them round. Its cute too, im so sad theyve discontinued it (
I do not own this bra. This bra is owned by a friend of mine, she let me try it on and later send me the measurements so that I could enter them into bratabase.
The Cleo Lizzie is part of the Cleo George-Family. It is a great bra, sadly it does not fit me. The Cleo Lizzie is good for women with a lot of volume on top of their breasts.
Bras that are similar to the Cleo Lizzie are first and foremost the other bras in the family - Cleo George, Cleo Eleanor and maybe Cleo Bonnie??
Others that are similar are Panache Harmony Balconette, Panache Confetti, Panache Sienna. In larger cupsizes (past British G) the Panache Ariza (and siblings) also tends to fit well if the Cleo George/Lizzie fits.
This bra fits a little better than my Lucy cuts because it still has enough bottom projection while being more open on top. The band seems tighter than my other 32 Lucys, so I'll have to measure to see if it's the construction or the fit.