Ohh I hate it this painful thing. the wire at the gore sit on top of my tissue and I get orange in a glass effect, there's bunched-up unfilled fabric below the top edge of the cup. On one breast I get pain in my outer side because I think this bra is forcing my boobs too much inward. Cups too short for my tall roots and I feel like I'm spilling out and unsupported.
Me: tall roots reaching collarbone, very close-set (touching), average to narrow width, shallow, splayed east-west, FOT or even (unsure), centre-full horizontally (for this reason I don't usually wear plunges), high set, short torso, broad shoulders, size asymmetry. Measurements: 26" snug UB and 34" leaning bust.
This is my first cut-and-sew bra, and I'm glad that I tried it! My molded cup bras tend to keep my breasts firmly in place, so the sense of greater movement in the cut-and-sew took a little getting used to, but was ultimately very comfortable. In the summer, I think it'll be cooler than my usual molded cup bras. Plus, the polka dots and the lace are adorable. You can definitely see the pattern and the seams through thin tops, but not through thicker shirts.
My only issue with fit is that the lace at the top of the cup wrinkles on my smaller side. Other than that, the band seemed true to size, the gore tacks, and the underwires/cups are a good fit for my relatively wide, shallow shape.
I'm new at this and this is the first soft cup bra I own. It doesn't seem to fit quite right (wrinkling on top and on the sides). I'm thinking the cups are way too big and the wires might be too wide for me ?
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Band a bit tight, maybe I just need to break it in. Doesn't give as round of a shape I would like. Cups fit well, but it hurts my sides after wearing for several hours. I don't find the mesh material very comfortable. Gore a bit raised against sternum.
If your breast size varies through the month, this is a great bra to complement the Cleo Lucy. This is a bit bigger in the cups for the same size. Comfortable every day bra. Melon colored bra has cute charcoal center ribbon and contrast edging on the bottom. Polka dots are cute.
First unlined bra that I've tried, I'm amazed at the uplift and the weightlessness (this coming from someone who was basically keeping the push-up bra industry alive with how many I own/owned). I'm definitely not going back. However, this bra isn't perfect, the cups wrinkle a bit on the upper lace section on me (still trying to figure out my shape/ideal bras for said shape), though it's not visible under clothing. After all those push-up bras, too, the shape surprised me—it's nowhere near those perfectly rounded, padded cups, in a good way. My breasts look like... breasts. My skin is extraordinarily sensitive to material, and so far the lace/mesh has not created any abrasion/irritation, but some portion of the band/closure periodically stabs—I believe it's the "seam" around the end edge of the band with the eyes on it, not the hook side. Not sure whether I'll keep yet, but still a game-changer of a bra.
My first Cleo Marcie. I have a couple of fit questions, so I'm posting this as an adventure. But first, the pros and cons.
Pros: a shade of orange I like! It isn't too loose on the side between the band and shoulder strap, like my default Freyas. No foam, yay! Bare Necessities sale ftw!
Cons: lace on the smaller boob is gaping, which is inevitable but drives me crazy.
How I'm shaped: I'm super-petite. My breasts are proportionately short but also have wide roots that extend under my armpits, very splayed east-west, projected, kind of close together (one finger, not two), FOB, kind of empty on top, with broad ...shoulders and a bony chest. My default bra of the last several months is a Freya Ooh La La in 28DD. So comfy, but it gaps slightly on the sides between band and shoulder strap and I tend to quad over the gore.
Questions: 1. Okay, first, the gore was not lying flat at first. It was laying against one breast or the other, as you can see in the cleavage shot. Then after a few minutes of wear, the gore folded evenly into my cleavage, with one wire on each side of the vertical fold. I guess the good thing is I'm not quadding over the gore in this bra? Should I be looking for low-gore bras? And are there any that meet my other shape needs?
2. As you can see in the angle and side view, there's a ton of mammary tissue on the sides of my breasts, but only up high, above the line of the nipple. Where should I be putting the tape measure in the cup depth/sternum-across-the-nip-to-ribs measurement? At nipple-level, I hit ribs an inch or more before I do if I'm measuring higher up. Any advice? I've noticed I get wildly different Bratabase recommendations depending on where I measure, but basically I just don't know how to match my shape.
This bra fits me surprisingly well considering that I'm FOB with short roots. The lace is a tiny bit loose on top, but nothing major. The band runs a little tight, unlike the bluebell colorway. The gore is a bit wide because of the wide wire channels and it tends to sit on my breast tissue, but I'm not too bothered by that.
I pretty much like this style of bra. I read that the cups ran small so instead of the 28F I was going to order, I went went the 28E instead and I think the cups are too small. So I'm thinking of going to a 28F. Love the color and style, very pretty bra. I do wish the straps very wider. I feel busty women need wider straps.