This bras fitted me a few months ago. I haven't put on weight so I can't really say why it doesn't fit anymorehttps://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> My problem with Meg is that 30dd is to small and 30e too big. In 30dd the top of the cup cuts in, but the underwires are perfect. I've tried 30e, the underwires were a little bit too large and I couldn't fill the top of the cups. The cups are deep but quite closed on the top. It seems that I'm not compatible with this model anymore.
I've been wanting to try Cleo bras for a long time and when I spotted this very reasonably priced Meg bra in the ebay, I bought it right away. I've heard that Cleo bras are not like Panache regulars, but that their shape is quite different. That's true. I've never had a bra that gives a similar shape. It gives a great lift, very much like Ewa Michalaks, but the shape is vastly different in profile. I'd describe it as "comic-girl retro". I have old Superman-comics where the Wonder Woman has exactly the same kind of boob profile. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Very fetching, and ...I like the image. If you're wondering what the profile shape looks like, well, it's pronouncedly round with a distinctive upward curve on top of the breast - this bra will suit bottom-heavy breasts great! As the cup volume is precisely right for me, it fits me despite my strongly top-full boob shape. There's some wrinkling in the top-end of the cup with my smaller boob, but the bigger fills the cup completely.
Pros: - Very pretty print, great colour combination - Soft material and the overall impression is light - Excellent support - Individualistic, feminine shape - Low underarm wires, despite it being a Panache bra
I think using navy for the base colour and red as the accent colour looks really nice since the red really pops against the dark background. I really like the bird pattern on the fabric and I like how there's a little bird charm on the centre gore as well. For me, the red strip of mesh on the top of the cups really makes the bra, it definitely gives it more visual interest. I would say this bra is very pretty without being frilly.
Other than the look of the bra, the first thing I noticed was that the fabric on the cups is stiff, it doesn't feel itchy, but it's definitely stiff. The second thing I noticed is that the centre gore is pretty narrow.
Fit wise, the band is very firm, maybe the tighter end of a 30. I would not recommend sizing up though. The cups fit pretty well, I don't have a quad boob and there's no baggyness, although I do have some wrinkling right above the top seam.
This is definitely a cute Cleo style bra. It didn't fit me as well as my other Cleo bras, though, as the gore floats and the cups seem a little small. The band rides up too.
The purple/orange and white polka dots is definitely an attractive design. It's got the traditional ruffles lines of the older Cleo models. The cups don't have quite enough space for me and since the gore doesn't tack it's not a great fit. Overall the bra is very cute and has a similar shape and function to fex the Cleo Lily, but I'm wondering if it's lacking some immediate cup depth or even more fabric to contain my center fullness.
I am undecided about this bra. I get some wrinkling in the top of the cup but the bra is comfortable & so pretty. I don't think sizing down will work as the cup won't be projected enough. The wrinkling may reduce with wear. I'll update my review when I have worn it for longer. UPDATE: I've worn this bra for a while now and it fits well - good support, still comfortable & wrinkling hardly shows with wear. My DH said it is very flattering. It's a keeper.
My breast shape: my boobs start at my collarbone, I think they are average on the top, close set, firm and bottom heavy with lots of projection.
I just HAD to have this bra in the navy & red print when I was starting my bra trek. Cleo Natasha was my first true bra and I was jazzed over how well it fit, and figured this was similar enough and so damned gorgeous. It's plenty gorgeous, but too big for me most of the time. When I can fit it, I don't like the pointy shape and how the top ribbon cuts into what upper fullness I have. This bra also plays meanly with many of my shirts, the seams, wrinkles and ribbon making lines galore. The wires are too wide and leaves a lot ...of empty room in the sides. The gore is too tall and I'm very aware of it while wearing Meg, if not in a degree of pain later in the day. Meg has the infamous hard Cleo wires. I also feel very exposed in sheer bras, but that's just a personal issue. An altered 30dd fit my volume better most days, but every other fit issue remained.
The band seems like a tight 28, but certainly not a 26. The materials seem like they'll last a while.
I want to alter this to give a rounder shape once I have more sewing practice, but until then it's a cautionary tale in my bra drawer that gets worn around home every so often.