This may be the Cleo Lily we've been waiting for: -Up front -Rounded -Substantial straps -Supportive band -Excellent immediate projection -Excellent center projection -Short-root friendly
If you liked Cleo Lily, here she is...improved. Seriously.
30G CK Daydreamer vs CK Florence -The wire channel is thicker, but not wider: I measured -The fabric is more supportive, but still relatively lightweight. -The immediate projection is slightly better. -The lift is BETTER. That was the most surprising difference. -The cup width is .25" more narrow.
I definitely need a 30GG in this style because the cup is especially narrow. And, I'm not a fan of the kitsch fabric. However, this is a well-designed, supportive bra! And, I look forward to a more elegant fabric....soon.
My shape: short narrow roots, center full but splayed, even FOT/FOB. My current best fit is the Cleo Lily in 28FF. I have a 30F CK Bardot whose cups fit well (the straps are too wide) and many 28FF Marcies, whose cups are a little gappy, and whose straps and wires are a little wide, but I love just the same.
My initial impression of this bra was that despite its measurements, it's fairly shallow. The shape it gave was rounded, minimized and a little East-West (which is new for me!). Prior to altering it, the cups seemed small and cut into my center ...fullness. I narrowed the bottom of the gore to open up the top of the cups, and now it fits with zero room to spare, and with significant wrinkling at the bottom center of the cup. I have the straps extended as far as they'll go, but think that might be more due to the cups being a little small than the straps being short.
That said, it now looks great. The cup height and strap placement seem perfect, which may be partially due to it being a little small in the cups.
The wing is angled low under the arm, but widens at the back to accommodate the 3 hook clasp. I've uploaded a picture of it over a 28FF Cleo Lily for comparison. The materials are soft but fairly rigid, with the weight of the non-stretch lace being especially nice. The band is standard power mesh.
Overall, I'm still trying to figure this one out, and may update in the future!
My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.
Unfortunately this fits a whole band size large (32). It fits about true to size in the cups if you have short roots; it cuts in a bit on my larger side. Sadly the straps are painfully too short on the longest setting. I'm so bummed!
I really love this bra. It's made of a lightweight, silky material and feels much lighter to me than the CK Ellace. It's like not wearing anything, that's how light it feels on the body. This bra also pulls my splayed boobs back to the center and gives me a nice, rounded shape. The top sheer part is very friendly to my sloping shape and is not itchy, despite the appearance. The center gore feels good and the straps aren't set too wide like the CK Princess. It's also fairly projected, though not Ellace levels of projection. It still slides down on me. Despite that, I think I like this bra more than the Ellace.
My shape: short and narrow roots, projected FOB breasts and sensitive skin.
This is my favourite bra ever. I have been wearing it for 2-3 months now. The wings of this bra are especially short, which makes it amazingly comfortable. The wires are quite narrow and the gore is relatively low and narrow too. The fabric is very soft and silky while being rigid. The cups are not strechy at all. The band however is made of strech mesh and it is very stretchy. I am already on the 2nd hook. This is the only downsite to this bra in my opinion. It give a very roundes and uplifted shape, ...similar to Cleo Lily Balconnet Bra (7351) and Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831), but without the discomfort of their long wires. The lace on top of the cup is thick and shows a little bit under thin shirts.
This bra might not fit well for women with FOT or tall roots as the cup might cut in. For women who like tight bands, i suggest going down a band size and one cup size up. Compared to 30GG - Cleo » Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) , the band is looser and the cups are smaller. Read more 101 more words
Fit: Except for very slight quad/tissue escape on the side, it fits. The underwire is narrow and short on the sides. The band is more like a 40 than a 38, very stretchy. The cups are true to size. The gore is nice and low so I don't have my breasts pushing it out too much. The shape is unbeatable if you want round, projected breasts that face forward. This bra might be a Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) for narrower, shorter-rooted/high breasts.
Look: It's got a cute pink and black floral print with baby blue bows. The top of the cup is sheer in my size. This is not exactly my style, but it's fine.
Comfort: Oh those low wires not poking or anything is really luxurious. The embroidered cups are slightly itchy, as is the narrow elastic on the band. However the main cup fabric is silky and soft. The straps are stretchy and soft.
I took a chance on this one. The measurements weren't too far off, but the fit is completely different than I expected.
The wires are slightly narrow on me, and they do flex when stretched, so not terribly uncomfortable. But certainly not an ideal fit. The 3/4" wide gore gives nice separation while not being too tall to sit on my close-set shape. The non-stretch cups have nice projection but are very closed up top and consequently they quad on me severely (Not that I'm very full on top, but it does seem better suited for full on bottom). The band is also shorter than I prefer, plus it's only a single layer mesh.
I really like the look of this bra. I wish there was more consistency between CK styles. Florence seems to run a little small, Daydreamer seems a little big. I like that it gives a rounded look. The satin for the bottom of the cup and black lace top portion is a pretty combo. The band is super stretchy and I can hook it on the tightest. I need lots of projection at the wire and I find this is quite adequate. I usually have difficulty filling the top of the cup and this is no exception.