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This bra was almost perfect. It did a great job of bringing everything up and forward. Note that despite the cup width, the wires run much narrower than most Panache or Cleo bras, which is how it gets its forward projecting shape.
The downside of this bra is that they used a different, rock solid, underwire. It's so hard and inflexible as to be quite painful. This bra was the most flattering one I've tried on but it's just too painful to endure!
Updated on Jun 25, 2016 Flag this
The cup size runs small.
Updated on Dec 19, 2015 Flag this
This bra is supposedly notoriously hard to fit, but before I knew that, I found it on clearance at Nordstrom Rack. It was not only delightfully cheap, it fit me very well. I consider my normal size to be 30G, and tried this in a 32G and 30GG. Both fit, but the 32-band was more comfortable while the 30GG gore tacked better. I chose the smaller band and wore it with an extender.
I have very soft, pendulous tissue and high-set roots. The wires were always a little too wide and too tall for me, so poked my armpit once I tightened the straps up nearly all the ... way to fit in my IMF. But if I scoop and swooped in an East/West direction, the cups gave me great coverage and a smooth shape that I really liked.
Fast forward to after wearing it once or twice (edited for clarity), and some issues began. First, I learned that the very low gore, although I loved it in theory because it was so comfortable and out of the way, isn't right for my shape or soft tissue. I now know that I can't wear plunges, period. The issue in Neve became evident after wearing the bra for a while because any vigorous activity or bending over to pick something up meant my boobs would spill out over the gore in the middle and then just look all squished down. I constantly had to readjust. The more I wore the bra, the more this would happen right away.
After wearing it about 10 times (edited for clarity), I noticed that the bra was getting discolored on the cup edges. Because the wings were too high and poking my pits, it was probably sweat and deodorant causing it. But I did handwash regularly like my other bras which never have this problem except maybe some white marks from deodorant on a black bra. I have Neve in the floral print colorway which is white inside with purple straps. The cups have patches of really gross discoloration on the edges now and I really didn't wear that bra that much. I never really wear it any more.
Interestingly, I consider myself to be even, maybe slightly FoT, but never suffered from the bottom cup wrinkling so common with this bra. So I would recommend it for people with soft tissue whose shape or close-set breasts might enable them to wear plunges. I think the bottom cup wrinkling effect is not as big a problem for soft tissue.
In short, Neve is a cheap addition to your bradrobe if, like me, you are having trouble finding any sort of smooth t-shirt bra that gives a clean silhouette, even for short wears.
Updated on Mar 27, 2015 Flag this
I saw the Cleo Neve in coral at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago, and I was instantly smitten. It seemed to combine so many things I was looking for in a bra -- it's a plunge, a T-shirt bra, and a neutral (but pretty) solid color that I could wear under light-colored shirts. Nordstrom Rack didn't have anything near my size, so I ordered one online (for twice as much, of course). Because I wear the Cleo Darcy in 30GG (instead of the expected 30H), I ordered the Neve in 30GG. Nooooope. Way too small. The molded cups are very thin and soft. Comfy (even in the ... wrong size), but my breasts just push them completely out of shape. The fabric on the bottoms of the cups is twisted, because of the way my breasts push the too small cups down. I'm quadboobing over the tops of the cups. And this bra demonstrates the infamous Neve defect: the top inch of the cups folds over outward. This may be exacerbated by the cups being too small -- but even if the bra fit, the defect would probably manifest itself to some extent. Still, the coral color is gorgeous and becoming, and the gore is very comfortable. The Neve has enough potential that I'm exchanging this one for a 30H.
Updated on Jul 26, 2014 Flag this
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