I finally found a bra that fits correctly! Its a glorious day! The cups are literally the perfect size for my boobs (no overboob, and very little gaping when I bend over). Its such a fun green color, and it gives my boobs an awesome shape (no torpedo boob) and my nipples are concealed! The 28 band is a little tight, but everything else fits so well that I'm not even mad.
This was one of the worst bras, until I made some somewhat horrific modifications. I bent the wires to make the cups much more narrow, then I cut off the top lacy bit that was both gappy and cutting in. Now it's my favorite bra.
PERFECT! Oh geez, this bra makes me want to re-check the fit of all my other bras. This is downright perfect in every single way.
Cups enclose all tissue, and ONLY tissue. This is my first bra in a new size that doesn't have extra fabric on the sides. That, and the depth is just enough. Not too little, not too much, it's perfect. This is the kind of bra I want to make: Narrower wires, enough depth, and a rounded out shape.
I got the Cleo Lucy from another user in 32E, and it fit good in the cups during shark week, but the band was obviously somewhat big. Not too ...bad though! This is 2 bands down-something I was super worried about, but it's perfect. You can feel that it's supportive, but it's not too tight at all. Even my Cleo Maya in 30F, the band was really tight and a tad uncomfortable. This was previously owned, so that might be why, but in any case it's just..perfect.
Wires are narrow enough for me, band is taut but doesn't feel like it's slowly killing me, material is nice and smooth, lift is amazing, and exactly the color I wanted. No quadding, no empty fabric, no awkward (mis)shaping. Straps adjust long enough. Cups are just close enough.
Beautiful detailing. I even like the red bow. I wouldn't normally think to pair red and purple unless they're both super dark, and used for something rather than clothes, but this works very nicely.
I was also worried that F would be too small, considering the 32E worked pretty well for me, but it's simply perfect (have I said that enough?).
If I had to get rid of all my bras and keep one that suited practicality, fit, comfort, and appearance, this would be it.
The balconnet style worked great without making me quad. The problem I find with padded balconettes is that they are almost always too shallow and have wide wires. I need projection, but just the right amount, and narrow wires.
I have tall roots and I've read that half cups and balconettes are good for that, but my problem is always too little room in cups/wires too wide. Some balconettes also have tight elastic that doesn't allow for more than a very fixed amount. Like an elastic band on the top cup. That cuts into my roots. This has no super stretch lace/mesh, fixed lace/mesh, or super tight top cup band. It's perfect.
I'm mostly even, and I think this bra works well for that shape. I think it could work for full on bottom, and slightly full on top. There's about equal amount of cup to be filled out all over though.
I would easily pay $100 for this bra now that I know it's my unicorn bra.
Edit: I wanted to note that I've seen other reviews saying this bra's wires are wide, and I know I said they're narrow. I find them to be pretty narrow on mine, and they are definitely more "U" shaped.I will add measurements tomorrow, but I think they're about 5" width. On my 32E however, the wires are very bowl-like(wide), but nothing like my Tutti Rouge, the Chantelle C Sexy Chic Plunge, and even Natori Feathers.
Maybe it's a size difference? I'm not sure. I just don't want to be giving incorrect info! As far as I've read, people say Cleos run wide and shallow, and I didn't experience that with this. Maybe a little, but not severe. I did experience wider wires a little with the Maya, but it seemed to me more average and projected.. I think 30E would have been closer to my tissue, so, not sure! I'm a little confused, but if others say they're wide and shallow then I'd assume I must be wrong or mine are somehow unique. I'm still figuring out my shape and realized I'm not AS narrow as I thought, so I may very well be wrong.
I'd just recommend reading multiple reviews for the Lucy because I'm still a noob. At the same time, I need narrow to average wires- I know for sure I don't need wide. And projected cups(not extremely so, but a decent amount), and this fits exactly on the sides of my breast roots, which has never, ever happened, and cups enclose me perfectly. On the other hand, I also have very malleable, soft tissue, which can be easily squished and redistributed elsewhere in cups. So irdk. D: Read more 626 more words
The cup size is a perfect fit. It was a bit scratchy when it was new, but softened up nicely after a few washes. Band is a bit tight, but this is by far the best fitting bra I've had yet, so I'm wearing it anyways. One minor downside is it seems to have a bit of a minimizing effect, and the band likes to work its way down throughout the day. I think the lower projection may be a bit too low. Overall the fit is ok though!
I never thought I would buy a unlined bra, but this was too lovely to pass up. The band is a bit tight to start with but I think once I've worn it for a bit it will loosen up. It was coming up short in the underarm and I was getting some bulging but that was fixed once I moved the underwire in the channel more towards the underarm. The straps are fully adjustable.
A few pounds and a full cup size ago (before I'd ever properly tried Polish bras), a white 28FF Cleo Lucy was my go-to bra. It fit my boobs perfectly and I loved the fact that it had a partial band, as I have a SUPER flared ribcage that can make finding comfortable bands a bit tricky.
I found this in black on eBay in a 28F and new I had to have it again. I don't know if my breast shape has dramatically changed with weight loss or what, because the 28F is not agreeing with me all that well...
It quads on my ...larger breast, cuts in at the center horizontal seam on my smaller breast (like what?) and does NOT work the same round-and-lifted magic on my boobs that it did in the past. If there is one good thing about this bra, though, it is narrow enough for my narrow roots but the gore is wide enough for the 3 finger-widths I have between them.
I'm not sure that I'm keeping this one, but god I want to try and get some use out of it, if only for the fond memories I have of my first Cleo Lucy (RIP in peace). https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Read more 108 more words
Nice fabric and style, light mesh is not too sheer. Straps are set too wide even though I had to add an extender to the back. I really wanted to like this bra because the fabric is light but strong and smooth. The cups are just a size or two too big. I would like to find this in 30D.
This bra isn't a bad fit, just a bit more wrinkling than I prefer since I have better fits. Not sure what's not working to cause them. Just slightly the wrong shape while Marcie fits me with fewer wrinkles!
Feels a bit wide, irritates my armpits some. Gives a nice shape. Band fits closer to 28 than 30. Cups fit true-to-size. Wider gore than some Cleos. Fuller cup shape. Very soft material.
Need advice please! It's a pretty bra and seems to fit OK everywhere except fo the band being painfully tight and the side of the c ups being a bit big. I *think* I am more FoB and towards the centers. My measurements gave me a size 28F/30E. Could these issue be fixed by using an extender, and does it fit well enough to bother with one?
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I was sent the wrong size in this bra. I had ordered 28E and I think it would fit well in that size except for the band being a little too loose. It's closed on top, so good for those with short roots.