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This bra is fits my close-set, projected, very full-on-top breasts well. It gives a nice rounded, front-and-center shape with great lift.
The straps are a little wide, so they cut in a bit, but I have that problem in every bra I've tried so far, as I have large breasts and fairly narrow shoulders. However, this can become quite painful by the end of the day.
I don't have any problems with the underwire poking me in the sternum or armpits like I do with some other Panache bras. The gore is fairly narrow, but not narrow enough, as I have almost no room between my breasts. The wires are quite firm, and can be rather unforgiving in this respect.
The band is pretty firm, but not unusually so. My ribcage is 33" snug or 30.5 break-the-tape tight, and the 32 fits well. I am pretty squishy, and my breasts are pretty heavy, so I prefer a snug band.
Updated on Feb 06, 2014 Flag this
Cleo Marcie gives me a super uplifted round shape. The bottom of the cups is a bit more shallow than for example on a Cleo Alexa. However the top of the cups is very roomy which is good for my full-on-top boobs. The cups do run quite generous since I need more like a 30K / 32JJ these days, the 32J still fits.
I get some kind of in-cup-quadraboob which as far as I know is an issue that is quite common for this bra. In my case the slight in-cup-quadraboob is not visible under a t-shirt therefore I just ignore it.
The band is quite firm but I ... guess it tends to stretch out quite fast. The band fits well on the loosest hook but when I wear it a second time (before washing) I need to move to the middle hook.
What I didn't like:
The shoulder straps are too seperated and tend to cut into my arms. (However I have this problem with almost every bra) The edge of the straps feels razor-sharp when cutting in. (why it only gets a "meh" for comfort)
The bra could be so much more supportive if the band was wider & it would have a 3 hook fastening! Dear Cleo, please consider adding 3 -hook fastening on your GG+ cups!
So I really like the looks of this bra & the shape it gives me, but It won't become an everyday bra since I prefer wider bands + 3 hook fastening on my everyday bras.
Updated on May 02, 2013 Flag this
They sent me the wrong size so obviously it does not fit. I will update when I get the right size. Thought the measurement numbers would be useful though.
Updated on Oct 12, 2016 Flag this
The cup is too big, sadly.
Updated on Dec 17, 2015 Flag this
This bra has the best uplift of any bra I've worn. Produces a very round shape. It pushes the girls up and out. Great for taking you out from side and pushing you forward. The big problem for me was there was a lot of gappy lace near the gore of the bra and can't fill out the top. Lots of loose fabric near the top. The bottom is filled in perfect. My nips also do this weird thing well they're pushed to the side of the cup at the bottom. That isn't their natural shape but the bra pushes them down and out to the side. The gore is also to high for my shape. It digs it very hard at the very top. The band isn't too tight or loose, comfortable. Wish this had worked because of the great uplift and perfect round shape. My shape is even, round wide root.
Updated on Oct 31, 2015 Flag this
This is a great balconette bra that fits my narrow root , projected, fuller on the bottom boobs almost perfectly. The wires just a tiny bit wider and higher in the underarm than I would like to have it. However I have this problem with most bras and the problem is not as severe as in other bras.
This bra has beautiful details and the top part of the cup is stretchy soft lace that can accommodate variety of fullness on the top. I am a bit worried that this soft lace will stretch out too much soon, but only time with tell.
Both the band and the cup size is true to the size. I am 32J based on the on the bratabase online calculator and this 32J fits perfectly. The band is on the loosest hook as it is should in case of a brand new bra. I fill up the cup from bottom to the top and nothing spilling out anywhere. Overall I am very satisfied with this bra.
Updated on Sep 25, 2014 Flag this
This bra is a little tight for me, but it seems as though it'll stretch out to comfortable relatively quickly. The wires are on the wide side and it doesn't have as much projection as I prefer, but it avoids the wide look of a lot of Panache bras. The shape is very round and the detailing is nice - there's a cute little button on the center bow! The shape is still on the wide side, compared to my Ewa Michalak models, so it cuts a little in the underarms. Possibly not great for those with narrower shoulders. I've seen people say that Cleo is ... flimsier than Panache, but apart from the 2-hook fastener, I don't see any quality problems.
(edit after small weight loss) This bra is now a little loose in the band but not overly stretched out, and produces quadding on the larger breast. It is still my very favorite, but the loose band and the fact that it stops at J are making me sad; with this band I'd need a JJ to fit it properly.
Updated on Nov 25, 2013 Flag this
Wires poke my back a bit, only fits on top with serious s&s. Straps are very stiff but hoping they will sofen after washing more. Colour is nice,& rich.
Updated on Aug 10, 2013 Flag this
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