Considering the fact that this bra is pre-owned I feel like the fit would've been somewhat better, although, considering the fact that this is the closest that I've gotten to my actual bra size thus far I feel it's just a matter of bra style now. Unlike past bras that I've owned this one does not climb all the way up into my arm pits or dig into my sternum which were problems that I experienced with Curvy Kate (more than likely due to wearing the wrong size) and Parfait by Affiniates (34G) which felt as if the gore was going to puncture me at any moment and ...after altering it and getting the bra wires under my boobs I found that the cups were too small ((don't the cups run smaller in this style))?? Problems that I /did/ experience were the usual inability to fill the bottoms of the cups completely while filling out the top entirely which shouldn't be too huge of a problem as it isn't noticeable under shirts, I did take in the lace though as it had a bit of excess fabric, probably due to previous wear. Another problem that I've been experiencing is that over time, my boobs will gradually try and make a break for it by slipping out from behind the underwire but I'm sure that as soon as I figure out why this is happening I'll be able to do an alteration to fix this issue. At first I was a bit reluctant about getting this bra because the straps only adjust halfway and I'm petite ((5'1)) with a narrow frame but to my surprise they haven't slipped once which is also a common issue that I experience. When it arrived in the mail the cups were a bit wrinkled due to the fact that they weren't padded in with paper but now that I'm gradually starting to break it's spirit they're straightening out. I feel pretty confident in saying that I can literally feel the difference in wearing a bra that's 98% close to fitting over a bra that doesn't fit at all, whereas I feel little to no support in my others bras it feels as if I'm getting a firm, yet comforting and supporting hug from a friend (AKA this bra holy Jesus) and my shoulders and back are thanking me for it 😂. Overall I wpuld reccomend buying the Cleo Sadie if you have a similar breast shape, if it wasn't discontinued. Read more 313 more words
Ordered this because I know to size up a cup from my 30G in Fantasie/Freya when going to Panache/Cleo/Harlequin, and they don't do GG cups in Cleo/Harlequin. Figured if it fit decently on the tightest hook I'd take it to my seamstress to take in the wings, because I just loved the print.
Unfortunately, there's absolutely no way for me to make this fit. The straps seem to want to be a good 2 inches farther to either side than my shoulders. When I drag them up onto my shoulders, the cup gets very odd, with spillage although there's no quad-boob effect. When I hold them out to the ...sides, where the line of the strap and cup naturally falls, the top edge of the padded segment cuts in a bit, while the lace can't be filled completely (most likely the latter is due to the fact that my breasts fail to continue out to the strap, i.e. past my body). The wires come up into my armpits more than I'd like, and I think they would chafe a bit if I could actually wear it.
Although the print is cute, it's just that: a print, and the fabric seems very thin and cheap. Whatever they used for it, it's a single layer in the back/wings, and I feel like it wouldn't be very supportive, and you could easily go down a band size if you wanted to own this. For me, this would mean I'd need a 28H (with any luck, the straps wouldn't be falling off my shoulders then), but although it does go down to a 28 band, it only goes up to a G cup.
This bra is clearly the wrong size for me! However, ith an extender it fits me comfortable enough to wear (although, sometimes the underwire gets up in my armpits). The cups are soft w no padding, which I like. It is very pretty for a "hanging out at home" bra.
I really like the shape this bra gives, rounded and supported without being too lifted. The material is very comfortable, and the gore is narrow enough not to bother my close set breasts. A couple gripes with this bra; the underwires are a bit high under the arm (though this is a usual problem for me), the straps aren't fully adjustable, and like most Cleo bras, there are only two hooks, even at larger cup sizes. Also, a lot of people have noted that they cannot fill out the lace at the top, and I have this problem as well. However, as this lace ...is not structurally part of the bra, and is more an accent, I don't consider this to be a fit issue; rather, the designers should have tightened the lace at the top a bit. I think anyone who could fill out the lace would be bulging over the padded portion of the cup. Even though the gaping lace doesn't show under a shirt, it bothered me enough that I just tacked it down near the straps, and you can't tell that there has been any change made.