Cleo Piper is one of those bras that absolutely stole my heart from the second it was previewed in the AW16 collection. Cobalt blue? An unlined longline? A 4 part cup design? YES to all, please!! I told myself as soon as I could find one for sale I was snapping it up and cost wasn’t a problem. So when I got lucky and saw a tweet from Poinsettia Lingerie about how they had a limited stock of Pipers up for grabs, I had my credit card whipped out and the transaction completed in no more than 60 seconds. I
Good morning! Today will be a rather brief write up, as there’s not much difference between this bra and my previously reviewed yellow Marcie. They are sister sizes, so very much the same dimensions overall. The burgundy is a stunning color though, so let’s take a closer look at the aesthetics. You can find Marcie here, here, here, and here. She retails brand new at most places for around $55 USD. I picked up the burgundy color in a steal on eBay, and went with the 30 band because the yellow 28 band fits like a 26. I can do
Cleo Marcie is a 3 part balconette bra by Panache that has been around for eons and been reviewed many times. It’s generally the first bra recommended for full on top shapes or tall rooted breasts, and I am neither of those. I am even-to-full on bottom, with very short roots. But I have always loved the Marcie for it’s simplicity and rounded shape, and for the fact that it’s available in a lot of colors. I recently acquired the summery yellow colorway, and while it’s not a perfect fit, it’s darn close and there’s still plenty to love about Marcie.
Today we’re going to take a brief look at one of my favorite bras to date, the parrot-printed colorway of Cleo’s Lily. Much of what I previously wrote in my Aqua Lily 30FF review can be repeated here, so I won’t bore you with the same information. But there’s a very important note I want to make here: Lily was manufactured in 4 colorways – Aqua/Pink, Magenta/Orange, Parrot Print, and Swan Print. The printed styles of Lily run bigger than the solid styles, by almost an entire cup volume. I would say, from experience, Parrot and Swan run 3/4 cup bigger than
I’m switching gears today to show you my favorite unlined bra, the Lily by Cleo, a Panache sub-brand. Lily has been discontinued but was available in a variety of fun, trendy colors and patterns. Cleo’s unlined bras – Marcie, Lucy, Lucy’s replacement Kali, and Lily’s replacement Erin – are known for giving incredible lift and a very rounded “apple” shape. I own Lily in size 30FF. Let’s check her out in action: Lily is almost a perfect fit on me. I have a little bit of extra fabric at the top of the cup on my smaller breast, but it’s nothing