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Bras » Lara Intimates » Clio Bra » 26DD 26:5

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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band69.9
Band Length60.8
Bust perimeter72.4
Cup width15.2
Cup depth17.8
Cup height11.4
Cup separation2.5
Gore height8.6
Wing height11.4
Strap width2.8

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  1. 4

    Didn't fit

    For this particular bra (Clio 26DD) I had it customised with longer straps as I'd previously had the 26D and the straps(and cups) were too small.

    The straps are now perfect, so they got that right at least. The DD+ cups have foam straps, it's ideal for my bony shoulders and I'd certainly opt for foam straps again if anywhere else offers this.

    When I requested the customised bra they took my measurements including underbust measurement (24"). Since they already had note of my underbust measurement, wouldn't you have thought they'd double check the bra matches this before sending it out? Apparently not as they sent me a bra that ... measures 24.4" flat/unstretched... so even before it's stretched it's already too big for me.

    Inconsistent band sizing:
    I've got 4 bras all with a 26 band, none of these measure the same legnth as the other. It doesn't sound like much of of problem like that, fabrics and styles differ. So here's the band measurements of two bras in the same fabric:

    Flat/unstretched band:
    Clio: 24.4" (my underbust only measures 24" - so I'm clearly not happy about that)
    Ava: 21.2"

    Stretched band:
    Clio: 27.5"
    Ava: 24.2" (great for me, but if you're a true to size 26 this wouldn't be too good)

    Or if we're comparing between two bras in the same style AND the same fabric:

    Flat/unstretched band:
    Clio 1: 23.5"
    Clio 2: 24.4"

    Why does the exact same bra in the same fabric measure nearly an inch different? It feels careless. Though at least they both stretch around the same, somehow.

    And it's not just the band size that's inconsistent with this brand. The cups are even worse...

    Ava 26D-E: Cup depth 6"
    Ava 26F: Cup depth 6"
    Clio 26D: Cup depth 5.5"
    Clio 26DD: Cup depth 7"

    To make this worse, the Ava D-E is supposedly running small and Lara say this is actually a B-C cup, so why does my 26F have the same measurements as a B-C? And for the Clio, that's the biggest leap in cup depth I've seen, cups usually only go up 0.5" for each size, that went up over an inch.

    You can read the the full review and comparison as well as many more negatives on my blog below.

    In short: I expect better for a £55 bra, I wouldn't recommend as you never know what size you're going to end up with.

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