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For background, I have a 33" loose underbust/32" snug underbust, so I sometimes fit into a 32FF and sometimes in a 34F depending on the bra. I couldn't find the Cleo Skye in 34F, so I only tried it in 32FF.
I picked up the Cleo Skye fully expecting it not to work for me because I see it recommended for full-on-top shapes and I thought I was full-on-bottom, but I was surprised. It fits me quite well. The band stretches enough to be comfortable for me. The gore tacks slightly harder than I'd prefer, but I have definitely experienced worse. The cups fit me well and give ... me a slightly rounded, natural shape. The seams don't appear to show through my shirt, but nipples may because they don't fall behind a seam and the fabric is thin. I think the light fabric will be especially nice for staying cool in the heat of summer. Finally, I often have trouble with Cleo and Panache bras digging into my armpit area, but this bra doesn't seem to do that. Again, I think the fabric helps here - it does come up into the area that often gets irritated, but the fabric is soft and doesn't feel like it is digging in. Overall, the Cleo Skye was definitely a pleasant surprise.
I have mixed feelings about the color combo. I don't hate it, but it feels a bit tweeny and I think the bright pink straps may show through lighter fabrics. However, I like the fit enough that I'm keeping the bra anyway.
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 Flag this
This bra leaves me puzzled. I know what's wrong (the fabric, mainly), but I'm wondering where to go.
The band is perfectly comfortable--snug, but more "extender for aesthetics" snug than "size up" snug.
The cup fit is about a half-cup smaller than my 32FF Jasmine--currently my best-fitting bra. The wire width and consequently the strap placement is perfect, an improvement on the too-wide Jasmine. It's quite friendly to center projection (although, like the Lily and like ALL THE BRAS, the gore is too tall for me.) However, the all-over stretch lace is giving me some significant in-cup quadboob. There's just not enough tension to smooth me out. The Jasmine ... at least has the stiff lower cup, so the slight in-cup quadding from the stretch upper portion is barely noticeable. Also, the stretchier material is just not supportive enough overall.
But the shape of the cup is dead on, which points me in the direction of Marcie...
But do I go by wire width and go 32FF, or do I try a 32G and hope it doesn't saw my arms off? Or do I try a 34FF or even a 34F and compromise band longevity in search of the perfect wire?
Damn you, Nordstrom, for dumping the Marcie. Doing this in store would be a hell of a lot easier than waiting on Amazon.
Yes, I realize that's a first-world problem.
Updated on Sep 24, 2016 Flag this
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