The band slid down. I would lift my arms and scoop and swoop to adjust, but when i put my shoulders down the underwires would slide and move. The underwires slid down past the IMF and made it feel like my breasts were folding in on themselves in the cup.
The overall comfort was nice. It didn't feel like a cage of fabric or anything of the sort. Howerver the underwires kept moving and so the fabric wrinkled when i couldn't fill the bottom of the cup. The straps are also too far apart for my shoulders.
I liked the fabric as it was light, soft and just really ...nice. This felt somewhat sturdier than the Cleo Hettie. This bra has a more rounded shape with a closed top than the Cleo Hettie, which gave me a more pleasant shape. However it was too closed on top and created quadboob.
I'm not certain as to why the band slid down. Regardless of the reason it certainly wasn't useful.
My breasts are long, bottom heavy and pendulous. They are more full on bottom than on top, and my shape needs a bra that has closer straps and a rounded, lifting shape. Read more 92 more words
Love the fit of this style bra. No other brands ever seem to have a center gore that lays flat. I have had a few of these, with care they can last more than a year. They do start out a bit stiff but a wash or two makes them comfy. I do wish they came in a few colors that were a bit less startling...for some reason, this particular one seems to cut into my pec muscles-adjusting the straps helps some with this. Have not had this difficulty with other Kali's, so do not know what the problem is....
This is probably the best fitting bra I have. Deep cups with great projection and narrow wires that only poke a little on the sides. I fill the cups perfectly and the straps haven't fallen down on me once. The straps are wide enough that they distribute weight really well and don't fold up like the ones on my Cleo Maya. My only issue is with the color because I have to wear white shirts at work.
This is an overall shallow bra with medium-to wide cup, but does have enough room at the bottom of the cup to prevent the fabric buckling on me. I don’t recommend this if one is full on top or needs deep cups, since I filled out the cup thoroughly. The top of the cups were folding over outwards when I first got the bra, but after several washes there’s no issue.
Very red (I'd say barely orange-hued true red) unpadded balconnette style with 3-part seamed cups. Bottom of cup (2 parts with vertical seam) is embroidered mesh lace with a grid pattern and flowers and is lined on the inside with a powernet kind of material. Top of cup (1 part from center gore to just under strap attachment) is lace mesh with circles and flowers and a bit of grid pattern in the background. Everything is red except for the center bow which is aqua-blue with yellow edges.
I may have found my current Cleo size. (Please note that my review is very specific to my body/boob proportions/shaping. I ...consider this bra is "fitting" for the moment, even though it technically does not.)
Cups, of course, are slightly too tall for my short boobs. Most others would be fine. Sw/scooping fills them out for the most part. (Just a little looseness on the top lace when my shoulders are not back in proper posture.)
Wires are a little narrow for me, but sw/scooping puts everything in. It is not uncomfortable upon trying on. Will report back if it is different after wearing a full day.
Center gore is a little too tall on me, but, again, it's my short boobs/torso/height that is the issue. May cause issues for me when worn longer.
Cups end much higher on me than on a typical bustline. I'm used to it.
Straps are fully adjustable and still slightly wide-set, but only because of my narrower frame width. They seem to stay put during a 5-minute trying on.
Aesthetically, I love this bra. The embroidery is enough to make the red not plain and I like the pop of contrast colors with the bow. Read more 176 more words
NOTE: I previously reviewed this exact same bra but in 34G. So the below review will mostly be the same, with minor changes to match this size.
This bra has turned out to be absolutely great for my narrow-rooted, projected, pendulous and evenly-shaped breasts. It is comfy and the shape and support it provides is just what I wanted. Like the Cleo Meg, it tends to bring everything front-and-center, with good uplift. Unlike the Cleo Meg, however, the cups are more true-to-size here -- no excess space at the apex/upper areas. It's possible that some people would need one cup size up in the Lily compared to their Meg ...size.
A few things to note:
-I am very extremely narrow-rooted, so even this bra is technically not narrow enough for me. The underwires (cup width) are still about a whole inch wider than I need. But I don't notice this in everyday wear; they don't poke me and are generally comfortable.
-Like most unpadded Cleo bras, the band runs pretty tight. My break-the-tape underbust measurement is 33" and snug is about 35", so this same bra in a 34 band was too tight for me. 36 is just about right. I can easily wear it on the second set of hooks, but I haven't needed to.
-I may technically need even more immediate projection than this bra provides, since it does slide down in the front every once in awhile -- but only by about half an inch to an inch at most. All in all, its immediate projection is good.
-As mentioned in my review of the 34G, the straps of this 36FF are slightly wider and the wings slightly taller than in 34G.
-If you are significantly full-on-top instead of more even, this bra's ribbon-across-the-cup design may cut in for you. It's great on my smaller breast, but it ever-so-slightly cuts in across the larger (fuller) one. Read more 204 more words
It's a cute bra, light blue with yellow flowers. I gave this sister size a shot after learning that cleo bands are stretchy. the wires are way too wide and high for me. They go clear under my armpit and stab me. the scallops on the top of the cup gap just a little. It's wearable for a light day, but not for work.
I used to fit into the 32FF Marcie Balconnet Bra and I loved it. I wore it for years (since 2016) until the band was just too painful. (Which took me too long to admit.) Unfortunately, the cup size changes between the G and GG and since I need an H, this bra is no longer for me, HOWEVER, if you are a G cup or under, I HIGHLY recommend this bra if you have close set breasts and need a shorter gore, and like your wires not to be as long. I'll end up trying the H later, but with how high the cut came up on ...the GG, I just don't think this one is for me any longer. My 32FF has still held up though. It looks good as new, even washing it in a washing machine without a bra bag and on normal wash settings (but I always hang dry it). Straps are pretty wide set though, so if you have narrow shoulders, like me, you'll have to either get a clip, crank them down, or get used to them slipping. They have fully adjustable straps though! Read more 83 more words
The cup depth on this bra is wonderful -- one of the best I have ever had, and the fabric is super firm without being thick. When I had one that fit it held the shape of my breast wonderfully at the bottom too. It's a beautiful bra in person, great fabric and really pretty embroidery detail. This bra has a very firm band and runs a bit tight... it was on the line for me at first but it did stretch out some. This is one where if I tuck and adjust, it can be pretty and smooth for a bit but the compression is not so ...comfortable, and soon quad boob will start showing up. The wires cut into breast tissue under my arms too. The cups are at least one size too small, maybe more, and I think it shows in the outer/underarm area as well as on top (I am quite FOT). Maybe going up a band size would have helped too. I so loved this bra in a 34F when I was smaller, but it's discontinued and the 36FF is just not working. Read more 81 more words
This bra fits me better than any previous longline, given that my ribs flare out under my underbust. However the fit is not perfect. I find that it takes about half a day for the longline to roll up or fold over, whereas all previous longlines have done that instantly. There's still an uncomfortable pressure on my ribs though, as it feels tighter than I would like. This is too uncomfortable to be an everyday bra for me.
The space between the cups is fairly narrow for a Cleo, which means that the gore will tack on me, but the cups are far too wide, always my issue when it comes to non-Polish brands. The colour is lovely, it's a shame they had to add green trim - it's not that I don't like bras in the style of Claudette's neon, it's that I wanted something more elegant in the first longline I could wear.
As someone who is a bit more even than full on bottom, I find this bra to cut in a bit. It also comes up very high under my armpit, and by the end of the day, I find the wires bothersome. The band feels tighter than my other 36s. It does give a lot of support, and a more natural shape.
This is a bra that is very open on the top, and gives a very projected, in front profile. The cups seem to run just a touch too small, and the band is snug for a 36. I find it to be comfortable to wear, despite the minor fit issue.
So I bought this bra since it was 7 dollars. After reading reviews and looking at others and how it fit them I was going to try a 36 G but went with the 36FF because it was 33 not 7 to buy the other size. I thought the 38FF would be too big in band and not in cup but that probably would have been better to try but it probably wouldn't have fit either. Wondering if I should try the 38FF just to see how it fits or suck it up and try the 36G or just admit this isn't the bra for me. It is very pretty and I only bought it because I love the Neve and I read it was the Neve's mommy.
Snug in the band will try with an extender and see how that works. I like the shape it gives me and hope with the extender it will fit the only issue I see with this bra.
Okay this is an update after putting in a fit request.
I was ready to return the bra (I had the package all set to go with my hubby when he left for work in the moring) after ordering an extender and it becoming more uncomfortable until I read this blog in one last google search to see if I could make the wires love me http://brasihate.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-to-do-with-those-pesky-wide.html now I did ...not bend the wire the same as her but with the bra on I gently but firmly bent the wires to be more friendly to my shape and can I just say......... it is Amazing! So the 36FF fits after wearing with an extender for a day and being uncomfortable because it changed the way the center gore interacted with my ribcage. I put it on with the "alteration" sans extender and it is everything I have ever dreamed of and more in a bra. AF started today and I needed to add the extender again but with some minor bending it was comfortable just like when I didn't have the extender added. So I think it is safe to say this bra fits. Yay! So if you are considering this bra things to consider are:
-It does not stretch easily (which is good if you want your bra to last) -The wires suck but can be minorly manipulated to be super comfy -You will probably need to wear this bra with an extender for a day to help stretch (but not overstretch) the band -If you find the right cup fit but the band is a bit snug it might just be the right bra and it just needs some Dr. Frankenstein time -AF sucks
Yay, a plunge that works for me! Having tried the Freya Deco (which seems to be the gold standard for plunges) in a variety of sizes, all of which were dismal failures of quad boob and tissue slopping out at the center, I'd written off plunges as just not for me. But this bra works! I have soft tissue (two pregnancies and some weight loss), wide and tall roots and am pretty full on top, and this fits me just right. My breasts don't spill out in the middle, and even after wearing it for a prolonged period, I didn't need to readjust. Reviews suggested that the band ...on this runs tight, so I sister-sized up from 34G to 36FF (helped by one of those freakishly good deals on this size/color on Amazon). It fits fine, though it's definitely looser than my normal 34s. If I get another of these I'll try the 34 for comparison, but the 36 is certainly workable and is staying in place.
Down sides: the top of the cup has a tiny bit of rolling up, which makes it visible under some clothes. This may be a function of the floral colorway, since the solids I believe have some trim along the top of the cup. And I really wish Cleo would go with three hooks rather than two.
So glad to have finally found a plunge I can wear! Read more 126 more words