Bra Journey = 2-3 Weeks
Measurements/Size Est: 31/27.5/37/39/37 = 30G/+32FF/-28GG
Full = Center + Top (2/5 or 3/5)
Set = Close + Low
Root = Short + Narrow + Splayed
Asymmetric, Soft Tissue, Projected
History: I tried a 32GG - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) (my first est. size before re-measure) and the cup was a bit of a wrinkled, empty joke. Undeterred, I sized down to 32F - Cleo » Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) which fit well enough that I was ELATED and proceeded to go nuts ordering Cleo's on Amazon, including this one.
Fit: It's too big and just won't stay in place. I can adjust ... it so it *seems* acceptable, but then it just does whatever it wants as soon as I move. The cups are slightly too big, closer to fitting on my larger side, the straps are too wide for my chest. Most curiously, immediately after proper adjustment, cups are filled and when inhaling verge on the side of quad and when exhaling have a ridiculous gape (illustrated in photos). The side wings however, are high and wonderful and I feel all tucked in.
Style: Love the color of teal bra matched with the fuchsia/hot pink trim. Cups are seamless with a slight sheen; band fabric is double layered wth lace on top and mesh on the inside; band is continuous with added elastic (think: strap fabric) in trim color. Small bow at gore top, hooks and eyes, and Cleo slogans on inside channel all in trim color. The cups are moulded and evenly lined with no contour padding. If it fit well, this would be a great t-shirt bra.
Comfort: Cups are lovely and soft inside and out. The mesh pretty caused no problems against my skin. The wires seems fairly rigid to me and I could see the elastic trim on band causing irritation to sensitive and, after a full day's wear, all but the thickest (firmest?) skin. While initially comfy, the straps dug into my underarms and caused chafing, which I attribute to sizing. To compensate, I had the band fastened on the last column, and while that felt supportive, the bra still slipped down and dug into my ribs a bit.
So I'm not sure if my issues are solely size related or a combo of size and style, but I really like this bra and would love to get into a good fit.
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Updated on Apr 04, 2017 Flag this