Cleo by Panache Zia Balconette Bra
One cup size small, but otherwise great
I own three other Cleo bras, including the Meg from the same season as Zia and of similar shape and construction. However, while the 30FF Meg fits me great, the 30FF Zia is a whole cup size too small. There's a ton of sideboob and the front of the cup is cutting into my breast tissue. The height of the cup also seems to be rather short and doesn't reach the full height of my breast.
That being said, I would order a cup size up if there were any left in stock because this bra is really wonderful quality and is super cute! I thought the fabric would be thinner for some reason, but the dot portion (including the wings of the band) is a smooth, durable, opaque fabric and the embroidered rose portion is only slightly sheer. Highly recommended if you can get the right fit!
January 29, 2013
I actually bought this from a Intimate apparel boutique that I shop at. I own two of the Cleo by Panache Lucy Balconette Bra in a 30G so I was surprised when the 30G turned out to be a little big in the cup. I ended up with the 30FF and it fits great!!! Pros- the straps stay up, band is nice and tight, good for everyday or a night out, and the girls are locked and load but I still feel sexy in it. Cons are the seaming does tend to show on thin and/or fitted tops, and cup runs big. This is my view on the bra and everyone reading this review should take it with a grain of salt because what is true with me may not be true for you.
December 27, 2012