Cleo Lizzie, my first new bra of the year
My first new bra for the year is here. It is the Cleo Lizzie (a part of Panache). Ordering online is always a trial and error thing, but when you wear an odd size it is a chance you have to take. Unfortunately for me it was a risk that did not quite work out. This bra will have to be returned. But just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t work for someone else.
The Lizzie bra is a very pretty bra. It’s a three-part cup with a seam up the middle. The usual construction for support in a thin material bra. It’s solid black with what appears to be while polka dots. They are actually small flowers. It comes very high in the center gore, something I’m not really a fan of. It is also pretty full coverage something else I’m not a fan of.
The biggest issue I have with the bra is the width. For someone with wider breasts this bra will be perfect. When I put the bra on there was a good two fingers between the end of my breast and the wire. The actual cup itself fit, it was just too wide in the wire. As you can see from the picture bellow, the wire from the cups makes up the majority of this bra. There really is not much of a back or wings. This may work for some people, but it just does not work for me.
The back of this bra is a little big for what I’d like. I bought this in a 28 and it stretches to 28 inches. Not so great for a 26 inche ribcage. The cup of this bra fit, but not really. The forward depth of the cup was great, but the third part of the cup was along the top edge. It was loose and baggy. It seems like this bra will work better for a breast with a fuller top. So that really did not work out for me. The picture below shows exactly what I’m talking about.
I really wanted to keep this bra. I love polka dots. Or the look of polka dots. But it just did not fit my shape. This is an example of how different bras will work for different women, even if they wear the same size. So this one will be returned and I’ll try again. I have three more on order for the new year, with plenty more to come.