edit: so after properly swooping and scooping... i quad a little bit out of this one. the cup is also too narrow for me. i found that the wires aren't very firm, and don't tack onto my body as well as they used to. this may also be caused by how much the band has stretched. this would have been perfect in a 28E but this is practically sold out everywhere... back to the drawing board.
original review: this is my best fitting bra. i find that most of the shallow-friendly bras i've tried are slightly too open on top for me due to my short roots. this one is slightly different than the continuity pinstripe (beige, black, raspberry, teal) maddie in that the print version (pop, karen, bravissimo floral, spot) is wider and more closed on top, which is perfect for my shape. the material of the print version is softer and lighter as well. unfortunately i've worn this bra to death and the band is stretching quite a bit; i'm already on the tightest hooks.
This was the first bra I ordered after finding bratabase and the reddit thread a bra that fits; after wearing 34A/B for 25 years and constantly dealing with ill fitting bands/cups I was excited to try my new correct size. This is a wonderful bra - the band fit snuggly, the molded cups fit my breast shape wonderfully. The only thing was the 30D cups were too small - the underwire cut into my side breast. I have since found that I need a 30DD in this model. I ordered the 30D on Amazon on sale. And I did end up returning it, hoping to order the 30DD - unfortunately that size was not on sale. So I did not order the larger size. As soon as I can find it on sale, I will be ordering it though!
this is the most comfortable underwired bra i currently own. i originally tried on a 28E which gave me awesome cleavage, but the quadboob would have shown under snug tops, so i went up to a 28F which fits my larger breast perfectly. the 28E wires were actually more comfortable on my sternum based on where they hit, but i bent the inner wires (on the gore) slightly away from my chest and now the 28F is very comfortable.
So I'm about to file a return for a Cleo Maddie pop in 30DD and a cleo Maya in 30DD. I didn't list them because I need to decide quickly whether to send them back or not. Either way I figured id put it out there in case there was any interest. If anyone is looking I can list instead of returning to the uk. They ar both new with tags and I paid $30 for each and would be asking what I paid plus shipping. Or I would trade for other new Cleos in 30D unlined or 28e molded. Pictures are in my profile. My issue with the Maddie, to big and stretchy in the band and too shallow in the cups so my breasts push the gore away from my body. Too bad too because it is a really pretty bra!!
These are molded cups that feel like they were made with my boobs in mind. Band is firm but stretches out after a couple wears. This causes the wires to ride up onto breast tissue when I raise my arms. Washing the bra in warm water tightens the elastic back up, so this only happens on the 3rd or so wear after a wash. I've ordered the new colorway in 28E to see if this remedies the riding up issue. Straps are also a little wideset for my small frame. Overall I love this bra, especially the shape it gives me under shirts. Makes my boobs look very front and center and ROUND. Love it!