Cleo Meg Reviewed
Even though I’ve been in well fitted bras for about a year now, I still get little “bra epiphanies” when I try on a bra I love. They remind me how amazing a brand new, perfectly fitted bra feels, and I remember the first time I ever tried one on. Meg from Cleo by Panache is one of those bras.
Meg is the first Cleo style I’ve been really attracted to. The navy blue colour offset by the bright pops of red is gorgeous in person, and the softer colours in the pattern give it dimension and keep it from being too loud. I’m not sure if I’ve really voiced my strong love for cherry blossoms and asian inspired art, but basically I love it. If any designers are reading this, a semi-sheer balconette featuring a fairly realistic, yet still tattoo inspired cherry blossom print would knock my socks off. Please make this request a reality.
Fit-wise Meg is nearly perfect for me. The cups are the absolute perfect size and the band is snug, definitely a tight 28 that feels perfect on the loosest hook. In a 28F this bra closes with three sets of two hooks and eyes. I think Cleo does not move up to three hooks and eyes in GG+ sizes, so if you prefer a thinner band then Cleo, and especially Meg, could be for you! The shape I get from Meg is stellar, and works well with the natural shape of my breasts. I’m full on bottom, but my breasts are very central on my chest, not too far apart or close together. Meg’s shape is very forward and upfront, so for me that means it just takes my boobs and lifts them! No pointing them outward or squishing them in weird directions. The shape is quite perky and gives me more of a “boost” than my other cut-and-sew bras.
The only tiny issue I have with this bra is that I get some wrinkling and folding fabric a the lower sides of the cups. Thankfully these wrinkles pretty much disappear after about an hour of wear, and I settle into the areas that were a bit empty when I first put the bra on. I took these photos after wearing Meg for maybe six hours, and as you can see there is little to no wrinkling happening. The wrinkles don’t show through my clothing anyway though, and don’t negatively affect the shape or support of the bra.
A couple other to note about Meg are the fully adjustable straps, double lined material in the bottom section of the cups, and the adorable sparrow charm at the center gore.
I should also mention that my friend and fellow blogger R.K, who normally wears a 30 did find this bra quite tight and wishes she got it in a 32 instead, so you may feel you need to size up in the band with Meg.
I’m completely smitten with this bra, and highly recommend it to anyone looking to inject a bit of fun into their lingerie drawer.
This is a gorgeous bra! I love how youthful Cleo styles are. 🙂
It’s worth noting that many of the fashion prints (as opposed to solid fabric) Cleo bras run quite tight in the band. While Lucy is made entirely of a stretch material, Sasha and Chloe have stiffer fabric mixed in, which means that the bands are less stretchy.
Thanks for the info! 😀
So gorgeous and is definitely a great fit on you! I love this print!
It seems to me that the ribbon along the top of the cup is digging into you a little. Did that eventually stretch out?
I know that it kind of looks that way in the photo, but I can’t really say I’ve experienced digging in at all. The ribbon does alter the shape of the cup, but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s digging in. The ribbon does sit a bit more flush now that it’s been washed a couple of times though. Regardless, it’s never been uncomfortable or been a problem under clothing. Hope this helps!
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I envy you that you can wear the beautiful Cleo bras, I love their prints and I loved this one the first time I saw it but I can’t wear balconette bras at all. You say you breasts are close together but apparently not as much as mine 🙂 (I might try it again though, cause it looks gorgeous.) I’m a new reader here but I really like your blog, we are similar size so I find it really helpful. So thanks! Keep on posting, you are being read in faraway countries like the Czech Republic 🙂
So glad you like the blog! 🙂 And yeah, I’m not super close set so I can still wear styles with high gores (though they occasionally cause a bit of discomfort, it’s worth it for me).