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FYI: I am evenly full to FoT, very wide set and a bit splayed, on the shallow side, with short roots.
WOW. This is such a different, but near PERFECT fit! I am so surprised!
I bought this from another bratabaser, still with tags on, and it is my first attempt at a Cleo.
I had heard that Cleos are more narrow and projected than my usual half cup Freyas, but the measurements were not far off from my best fitting bras. However, the look this bra gives me is wildly different! It is the first bra that manages to push my super wide set boobs inside my frame. The ... gore is narrower than I'm used to, but especially under striped clothes (see pics) it is good to have my boobs a bit closer together and inside my frame, as they tend to make me look super wide and massive on top with other bras.
The bra has a lot more projection than say my Freya Marvel (which is great on me but a smidge shallow), and when I look down at my boobs they are definitely sticking out much more. Much to my surprise, I could get all my side breast tissue in these narrow wires with some proper swooping & scooping, and even though the wires are narrow for me, they are not uncomfortable.
From the side, this gives me the green, elf shoe shape you guys are raving about, and I agree it is a good profile! Well fitting bras usually give me super round shapes, so this is a new experience for me.
The cup fabric is sturdy and non stretchy, much like my beloved Marvel, and feels very supportive. The mesh upper part fits very well, not a quadraboob in sight (which was my fear with this bra), and no gaping whatsoever. I only see a teeny tiny wrinkle in the mesh right where the mesh meets the cup, but this seems a construction rather than a fit issue (see pic). The band is also perfect; tight but comfortable.
In all, I am very impressed with this one! It is a great bra for under clothes that normally make me look wide, and because it pushes my boobs close together, it even gives me a bit more cleavage, which is also rare for me. However, under other clothes I miss my hourglass shape a little, as my wide boobs balance out my wide hips, but oh well, I have plenty of bras for that look already.
I am really suprised that this good fit can give me such a different look than my other well fitting bras! My husband even noticed the difference, although he thinks it makes my boobs look small (which is not a good thing in his book https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />.
Updated on Jul 28, 2015 Flag this
Adorable 3-part unpadded balconette style. Front and main part of cups is a red-red background with scattered (random, not ordered) white polka dots. Back and straps are solid red. Top section is white mesh with red embroidery with unfilled circles in the field and a wider circle-y pattern (rows of filled and unfilled circles) along the edge. Pale yellow with yellow polka dots ribbon bow at top of center gore. Scalloped edging at the bottom of band that matches the scalloped edging on bothsides of straps. Straps are fully adjustable with a pattern in the center lines. Elastic along entire bottom of band.
(Acquired new w/tags; sewn-in size ... tag is the rip-off kind)
Wore it for the first time today. Here are my thoughts...
SHAPING: Definitely pulls my boobs front and center inside my frame.
BAND: Too tight new. Wearing with an extender. Hope it loosens after being worn a few times.
WIRE: Is sturdy and not too high for my short torso/high-set boobs.
CUP DEPTH: Almost perfect. Fits my right boob fine. Tiny bit of flapping at top of left cup.
CUP WIDTH: At rest is too narrow, but when wearing it encloses my boobs fine.
APEX/CUP HEIGHT: Seem fine, which is crazy to me.
STRAPS: Slightly too wideset, but stay on my shoulders easily. They don't cut into my underarm crease and are on the inside of my narrower-than-it-should-be frame.
AESTHETICS: I LOVE this pattern. Red + polka dots + geometric lacey is perfect for me.
OVERALL: I'm loving this bra on the first wearing.
Updated on Sep 07, 2014 Flag this
First off, the pattern is lovely. This bra is well named, and it totally makes me feel like a sexy minnie mouse, and if that is your thing I would recommend buying it right now. The fabric is slippery and comfortable, and the band seems true to size. The underwires were a teeny bit high for my taste but I think I can pad them a little. The shape it gives is very front and center, so that is a plus. I measure at a 32 G but tend to run closer to a 32 FF in Cleo bras due to lack of firmness in my breastfeeding boobs. I should have sized down to the 32 FF, as my smaller boob definitely needs some padding in this, but other than that issue this bra is pretty awesome.
Updated on Dec 13, 2014 Flag this
Oh, how I wanted this bra to fit. The red and white dotty colourway is my kind of design. I bought the 32FF and, ten minutes of adjustment later, deluded myself into thinking it fit. Sort of. Okay. But maybe I should try the 32G. I tried the 32G and it only magnified the problems. The cups wrinkle on top yet I spill out the sides, no matter how much I scoop and swoop. I kept wanting to pull the cups back towards my armpits. Directly afterwards, I tried on Tutti Rouge Pearl Bra in 32FF, another unpadded balconette, and what a difference. I think I just have to resign myself to the fact that Cleos have narrower wires and lower wings than I need. So I'm selling the Minnie and hoping Tutti come up with a similar colourway some time.
Updated on Jul 27, 2014 Flag this
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