At first glance, this bra doesn't look as colorful as the usual Cleo bras, despite the coral embroideries at the top of the cup. Don't be fooled though, this understated looking bra could become a staple in your lingerie collection. I know it is in mine !
The soft dotted grey mesh is lined with a very soft fabric at the bottom of the cup, which makes it non-sheer (on light skin girls at least). The bra's fabric feels thin but you can tell it's nicely made and I think it will be durable if handled with appropriate care. It will be great in the upcoming hot ...days because it is light on the skin. I like that the coral ornaments don't overpower the grey fabric cuteness. I especially like the bow at the center gore, because it's not made of fabric, but embroidery. It looks delicate and feminine. The straps are extra-lined underneath the top shoulder zone with a soft fabric that helps avoiding pressure on the shoulders. The same fabric covers the interior of the parts that would rub against the skin. This bra is made to be comfortable.
It encloses perfectly my breasts.
I asked for advice on which band size I should order in the boutique I bought it from, and they told me Cleo in general had small band sizes. I had a problem about this with my previous Cleo Lucy so I took their advice and ordered a 34 band. This size isn't ideal as I have to use the last row of hooks to obtain a nicely snug band. I bought this bra for a great price and it was the last in stock so I won't send it back. As a consequence the underwires are also a bit too wide for me, and on my short narrow frame they're a little high and wide under the armpits (they have produced painful chaffing on one occasion when I had to wear the bra for 24h including night). They become uncomfortable at the end of a long day, but as I said I purchased a band larger than my real size.. (The good thing is that the band has not stretched out much after 6 months of wear although I'm wearing this bra every other day because I have only 2 bras)
The top of the cups that is made from embroided lace mesh looks a little strange : it forms waves but it's not because the cups are too big. I think girls that are fuller on top will like this as the top fabric is stretchy enough to not cut into breast tissue. I'm not too full on top so this is why it looks like this, BUT ! It is perfectly invisible under clothes, even a thin t-shirt. EDIT : I gained some weight so the cup doesn't form waves on top anymore.
The coral embroidery doesn't show under white shirts. The polka dot does a little, but it's not obvious. The lace mesh looks smooth under clothes.
The cup size is great. It gives me a really great rounded, lifted figure. This is the thing I love about Cleo, after trying different brands I find that they are the ones that seem to really get what breasts like mine need ! And I have to say that after a few months wearing tired old self-altered bras I feel like a woman again in this one !
I would recommend it to any girl that want great shape from a cute everyday bra made from fabric that can actually let your skin breath !
One important detail could be changed about the brand @Cleo: they make wide-set straps, and I'm not the only girl that is complaining about the problem of slipping straps. Luckily the band doesn't really need them to support the breasts so they don't suddenly drop when one of the strap falls down. But PLEASE Cleo, make some narrow(er)-set straps for your clients with narrow(er) shoulders, and you would become an absolute go-to brand for young women ! Read more 559 more words
This bra is very comfortable. It fits similar to the Lucy, but this one is softer material and the gore isn't quite as wide. Band has stretched a bit. Combined with weight loss, a 32 band would fit better.
I bought this to compare with the 30FF version of the same bra. This fits a lot better than the 30FF. Compared to the Cleo Lucy (5851), the cups are bigger especially on the top section. I would say the cups on this bra is more comparable to other Cleo bras of the same size I own.
I noticed there was a dent along the top seam (where the bottom half meets the upper mesh) when I tried on the bra. When I pull the top edge of the cup slightly, the dent goes away. I'm not really sure if that ...seam is actually denting the breast tissue or if it's because the upper mesh is looser so it looks like it's denting. It's not noticeable under most of the tops I own, so for me it's ok.
The shape it gives me is rounded and close to the chest. Compared to my other Cleo bras, I didn't think it gave as much uplift, but I think the shape it nice.
The band feels less stable and stretchier than other bras of the same size I own. Would I go down a band size? Probably not, because I think a 28 would be too tight.
Overall, I really like the appearance of the bra, but the fit isn't perfect on me. The flaws don't really bother me, so I'm going to keep the bra, although I wouldn't buy the same style again. Read more 143 more words
This just might be my new favorite bra! It fits almost identically to the Cleo Lucy. (It seems as though the lace of this bra may accommodate a tad more upper fullness.) The fabric/mesh is heavenly soft (it is THE softest bra fabric I've ever felt), and the color is a lovely dove grey. The coral embroidery is bright, but certainly not neon. It's a very difficult color to catch on camera, and most of the photos I've seen make it look either orange or much brighter than it really is. The lace edge of the cups is a sweet leaf and dot pattern, and the coral flower bursts create something that is both delicate and fun.
This would be a great summer bra, it's made of very light mesh. Unfortunately this thin and stretchy material doesn't provide enough support for my soft and saggy breasts, so there is in-cup quadding at the seam between the cup mesh and lace. This is a shame because otherwise this bra is very comfortable to wear and encapsulates my projected, narrow-rooted breasts well.
This bra is absolutely lovely, incredibly soft, and super comfortable! The band is more stretchy than my Lily and I can pull it back a fair amount, it it hasn't been a problem for me. The upper mesh doesn't have much stretch which occasionally leads to some quading. The shape is a little subtler than what I get from my Lily.
This is one of my favorite unlined bras! It fits almost identically to the Cleo Lucy. (It seems as though the lace of this bra may accommodate a tad more upper fullness.) The fabric/mesh is heavenly soft (it is THE softest bra fabric I've ever felt), and the color is a lovely dove grey. The coral embroidery is bright, but certainly not neon. It's a very difficult color to catch on camera, and most of the photos I've seen make it look either orange or much brighter than it really is. The lace edge of the cups is a sweet leaf and dot pattern, and the coral flower bursts create something that is both delicate and fun. The 32D is a perfect fit for my larger breast; I get a little bit of wrinkling in the cup on my smaller breast, but it doesn't affect the way it wears under clothes. This is the most comfortable Cleo bra I've found, in fact the only one I can wear regularly.
This bra isn't ideal for my shape (which is very immediately centre-projected with narrow roots). The gore is a bit wide. The bra is a bit flimsy for breasts that are heavy. This would suit a younger body best. The straps are too narrow and the wires not high enough at the outside where they meet the wing. It's a very pretty bra - much softer than most of the Cleos. Not one of the more projected or supported styles.