Holy tight band!!! I was unable to even close this bra, I had to put an extender and even that was tight! This band runs small, I imagine a 36/38 would fit me and I normally wear a 32/34. The cups were also big on me, I would say about two cup sizes too big. I am not sure if the cups run big or I just haven't found my right cup size. This bra made me remeasure myself to see if I had shrunk in the cups but I hadn't. Material was a bit scratchy but I think it will soften with washes. This will be listed soon!
It is a BIG improvement from the 34C's I was wearing previously. The band feels perfect, straps are good, cup is filled, other than a teensy bit of wrinkling at the top. It doesn't poke, its fairly comfortable, the only con is the slight wrinkling, that shows a bit through tight shirts, but my breasts are growing, so I'd imagine it will fit better eventually.
This bra's shape is pretty much my holy grail of unlined bras, everything is cradled and encased and nothing digs in anywhere. I think the secret here is the reinforcement of the seams--the top panel of the three-part cup is also lined, and the seam between the patterned fabric and lace panel is as well. My breast tissue is fairly soft, so when I try on similar cuts (Cleo Marcie (6831) , Cleo Ellis (7211) ) that are only a single layer of lace, I spill over where the lace meets the fabric because of the stretchiness/reinforcement disparity. Guess I need to hunt down a Cleo Zia Balconnet (6851) or a Cleo Bella Balconnet Bra (7001), as they look to also have the reinforced upper lace. The band is the only fit issue for me (it's especially tight thanks to that rigid construction), but that's easily solved with an extender. The pattern is a little wild to wear all the time, but still awesome.
The band is definitely on the tight side (I think it's the material -- it feels flexible yet strong), so I'm glad I sister-sized up to 38FF. Pretty good projection, very similar to the Bella and the Zia. The lace wrinkles just before the top edge, which moves inward quite suddenly, but I don't mind. The main material is smooth and comfortable.
Though it was a little big on me to begin with, the Natasha was still wearable for a while and gave a very nice shape. I especially liked the little heart charm on the centre gore, instead of the omnipresent bow.