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I'm so on the fence about this bra. There are a lot of things I like about it, and it hits all the 'fit' checkmarks. It was the best out of a pile of bras (Juna, Rhea, and the Aqua Maddie) I ordered in various sizes to try from Breakout, and my husband convinced me to keep it.
I love orange, and I love that the bra is smooth with minimal details. The band is characteristic of Panache/Cleo - tightish for a 28, and fits me ok (I feel best in tight 28s and 26s)
The thing I'm on the fence about is the shape, ... and the way the top of the cups looks under shirts. The top edge of the bra, while not quadding, definitely shows under snug shirts. The overall shape seems to push out wide and has a general flattening effect on me.
I wore the Freya Deco Half cup in a few sizes over a year or so? Aside from the band being too big, It always gaped in the center, near the gore, which puzzled me. Maddie fits great around the center gore, but tends to gape occasionally around the strap / opposite edge of the cup, near the wire.
If I weren't dabbling in 55-band bras from Ewa and Comexim, this would probably be my best-fitting bra, but now I don't think the shape is right for me.
Keeping it for now because it hits all the fit checkmarks, and ..orange. (=
Updated on Sep 07, 2014 Flag this
I think I've finally found my ideal brand and size. I'm quite happy because I splurged on international shipping from Bravissimo for this color, haha! (FYI it took 8 days to get to my small midwestern town in the US). The color is lovely, the material is very comfortable, and the molded cups give a fantastic shape. My only issues with this bra are minor. The straps are very wide apart and the center gore digs in a little, very typical Cleo issues. A gentle wire bending should do the trick. The cups are on the smaller/shallower side, so you might consider sizing up. I'm a projected, true 28E and I do get some quadboob. It's just minor and I am too cheap to buy the 28F.
Updated on Dec 07, 2013 Flag this
The Cleo Maddie is a molded T-Shirt-bra in a halfcup/balconnette style. It has shallow cups and relatively wide wires, fits well on wide root shallow boobs.
It is often said that the cups run small. I don't fully agree - they run shallow, so if you are not shallow you might want to go up a cup size.
In the correct size, this bra gave me good uplift, a rounded shape, and it goes well under tight clothing and tank tops.
- super comfy!
- thin straps
- smooth look under clothing
- not too much coverage
- The band is on the stretchier side, so if you are between band sizes, you may want to get the smaller one.
I had some sizing issues with this bra. Maybe it was a foolish beginner's mistake when I thought 30D fit me, because it was actually too wide in the band and too small in the cups. 30DD gaped a lot. I finally got it in 28E and it fit much better.
Updated on Aug 17, 2013 Flag this
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