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 https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> -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. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
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
Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, very soft tissue, fairly centre full, never met a gore I didn't like, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG
This is a very different bra for CK. It has the same kind of material and shape as the Curvy Kate Eden Balcony Bra (CK2001) used to on the bottom cup, but it fits the cup smaller like the newer styles. The straps are a touch too short for me - pretty common for me - so I get a little in-cup quading. Otherwise, it is pleasantly narrow and the straps are narrow set too. The immediate projection is good and it takes my centre fullness well. It feels a lot like a Cleo, actually. The band is on the looser side of standard. I love the blue and pink shades used.
Today is the first day I've been able to wear this bra as it was originally too big. But thanks to some weight gain, I'm getting to really try it out today.
Me: slightly FOB, very soft tissue, very centerfull, narrow and high set roots, need lots of immediate projection. The bra that usually fits the best is CK Florence in 32H, so I assumed I would need a 32H in Daydreamer as well. Hint: I was wrong.
The Good: • It's a really pretty bra. It feels very pinup-y to me. • I like the laminated fabric of the lower part of the bra. • The straps are slightly stretchy and ...comfortable • The center projection and immediate projection are both fantastic in this bra.
The Not-So-Good: • I don't like the upper fabric. It's much looser than the lower fabric and less supportive, which gives me in-cup quadding and loose fabric on top. someone with firmer and more upper fullness than I may not have this problem. • This band is bigger and stretchier than my Florence. When I first received this bra, I had to fasten it on the tightest hooks, and it was still a bit loose.
Measurements coming as soon as I can find my measuring tape!
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.
Pros: -The length of the underwire worked really well for me. It didn't dig into my armpit and ended just before it hit armpit. As someone who doesn't shave this is great because I'm not accidentally pulling hairs when adjusting the bra because the underwire digs -The shape is quite nice for well rounded breasts but I'd argue it favors the FoT a bit better because of how it's cut -Great strap thickness, very supportive, the strap placement is great it doesn't cut into my underarm fat. It also doesn't shift or move around or become adjusted from where you put the adjuster. -I am a bit narrow but I find the ...spacing on this bra's center gore is still nice for me
Cons: -EXTREMELY SHORT/TIGHT BAND. When I measured it unstretched ignoring the curve of the underwire and only measuring in an arc is was 24" if I was being generous. Yes it stretches well but in a way that is painful and not comfortable. It's a tight, strained stretch. Stretched as much as it can go it stretches to about 27.5". I'm genuinely worried it's so small that it's going to cause the underwires to twist in their casing or stitching to pop. -Cup very clearly runs small and narrow compared to other H bras I've seen presented -Extremely long center underwire -Mine had horizontal wrinkling at the base even when the underwire was flush to breast tissue. I believe this is caused by not enough immediate projection for my balloon levels of projection when supported and the fact the cup itself is just so narrow. -My breasts do leak out the sides. The underwire does properly cup around the side of my breast, the cup itself is just cut a little low in that spot for me. -The print fabric cuts a little low where it meets the lace so one of my nipples is very eager to say hello to everyone -Not enough immediate or central projection for me. Given the cup is rather narrow it needs more projection to accommodate my particular breasts. My poor nipples fold in on themselves in tha bra cup. Again I'm pretty sure this cup runs half a size small, maybe closer to a GG than an H. -The fabric of the band, while stretchy, is a really scratchy poly net.
Fit Nuetral/be aware: -SHORT straps. I'm 5 ft tall so I'm sort and I still wear these straps at their longest. -The lace band at the top cupped around my breast nicely but the mesh of the lace (the filler after the frilled edge where it meets the print fabric) didn't get filled. Top cup piece may be a little wonky. -The way the bows are attached to the bra causes knotting on the underside against the skin which is uncomfortable. -fabric is a smidge on the scratchy side if you have sensitive skin or nipples -I don't get the blue underband and the blue bows..it's a black and red bra..who thought powder tiffany blue was the right color to accent it?
My chest for reference: 28H is standard for me. I have settled borderline pendulous breasts with forward facing nipples. (When supported, my boob fat settles which can cause my upper breast to slightly deflate). Slightly FoB but relatively even in fullness. Slightly lower set breasts, wide roots (breat tissue starts under armpit). Splayed breasts slightly close set (nipped do not point in opposite directions, they are still front facing on my breasts due to the excess breast issue on the outer sides). High central and immediate projection when supported. Very squishy ribcage. Narrow shoulders. Barely 5'1" height. Read more 481 more words