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This bra has turned out to be the bra I currently look forward to wearing the most, despite it being pink (not a color I like) and my also owning the Cleo Lily in the same sizes -- which is typically more true to size and easier to fit. It's just very comfortable and seems to suit my breast shape very well, even though the wires (cup width) are technically not narrow enough for them.
-I own both this bra and the Cleo Lily (sister cut) in the same sizes -- both 34G and 36FF. It's really clear that the Meg's cups are cut slightly deeper, almost (but ... not quite) enough to say it runs 1 cup size larger. I seem to be between cup sizes (34G/GG or 36FF/G), so the Meg's larger cut actually worked in my favor.
-The wires (cup width) are narrow, but not as narrow as my Lily bras in the same size. It's definitely noticeable as soon as I put it on but it hasn't bothered me, because the wires don't generally poke me (despite my extra side "padding"), and are pretty comfortable. I had to bend the wires of my 34G Lily to conform to my ribcage better, but didn't need to do so with the Meg of the same size.
-Just like the Cleo Lily and most unpadded Cleo bras, the band runs tight. My break-the-tape underbust measurement is 33" and snug is about 35", but this 36 band is just about right. I can easily fasten it on the second tighest hooks, but I haven't needed to yet. I have to wear the 34G version with an extender (for now, probably won't need to for long).
-Also like the Lily: I may technically need even more immediate projection than this bra provides, since it does slide down in the front every once in awhile -- but only by about half an inch to an inch at most. All in all, its immediate projection is good.
--I have this bra in 34G as well, and I've noticed the 36FF's straps are wider and wings are higher. The 36FF's wings are also noticeably higher than the 36FF Lily.
Updated on Jan 28, 2014 Flag this
Runs at LEAST 1 cup size big. I altered it (took the tops of the cups in) because I got so excited about it (it's so pretty and I'd wanted it for a long time) but really it's just too big! My usual size is 36FF, but plenty of 36G also fit (asymmetry), so I really found this big in the cup.
I'm tall and often find straps short. On this bra they were so extremely short that I lengthened them, with good results. This also got the metal ring out from on top of my scapula, where it really irritated me.
Finally, as with all unpadded Cleos I've tried, I found the band to run one size small.
I bet a 38E would fit me great in this bra and I may someday get one! A beautiful bra with amazing shape.
Updated on Jan 16, 2014 Flag this
Better projection on me than Lucy/Marcie, but this bra wants more upper fullness than I have.
I sized down in the cup as recommended. That was a good call- the bottom section fits pretty well. But the lace section on top isn't even close, to much space for me.
Updated on Dec 21, 2013 Flag this
This bra is sooooo pretty. When I ordered it online, I had such high hopes. I love the detail of the dark navy color, cute little white birds, and red ribbon. Absolutely gorgeous.
Now, I think the bra mostly fit, but it made me look like the comic book character Tank Girl with the torpedoes on her chest. I even tried putting a shirt on over it to see what the shape was like under clothes and it was still super obvious. There was bulging on the sides, under the fabric because there is very minimal structure there. The center gore laid flat (I have never had that happen ... before) but was very high up, more than I am used to normally. Since I am full-on bottom with a more tuberous shape, the cups were filled out mostly on bottom, leaving the top a tad bit loose.
I am especially bummed because I planned on getting the matching underwear if it fit because I love the print so much. On the positive side, I let my best friend try it on and it pretty much perfectly fits her, and she has never had a bra that perfectly fit before. She spent a whole hour running up and down the hallways and jumping to test the fit more and more because for once she wasn't having major overspill. I was just a tad bit sad and jealous but I am very happy for her. It may help that she has a much rounder, full-on-top shape. I would not recommend this bra for anyone that has full-on-bottom and/or a tuberous shape.
Updated on Oct 17, 2013 Flag this
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Added on Oct 09, 2013