Product Review: Cleo Lucy

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Since Erica ran some pretty awesome deals on Cleo by Panache bras last week, I knew I wanted to try the Lucy in hot pink.  Purple is my favorite color, and when I saw the new version released last month, I decided to give the hot pink a whirl first to make sure I liked the bra itself.

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Sizing & Fit:  Lately, I’ve been between a 30F and a 32E, but I heard Cleo specialized in firm bands.  As a result, I bumped up to the 32E which fits beautifully, if I do say so!  The band definitely feels more snug than many of the Freya styles I have tried in the past, but the cup is spot-on for what I expect.  The embroidery at the top does not feel super flexible, but it really contoured well without cutting in or wrinkling.  Furthermore, the underwires matched my shape without being too narrow in the center.  One of the reasons I like the Freya padded styles is because their underwires are a little wider than the regular seamed bras they sell.  With the Lucy, I don’t have this problem because the center is wider, and the underwires reach back to my sides to keep all of the tissue encapsulated within the cups.  Not to mention, the underwires do not dig into my ribs or side either, and I like how there isn’t extra material at the bottom of the band.  Finally, the cup shape creates a rounded, lifted appearance with the hint of cleavage.  And we all know how I feel about cleavage!


Materials & Design:  In a word, the materials for the Lucy are lightweight.  Powernet mesh wings keep everything contained on the side but still comfortable while the thicker mesh on the bottom cup gives great support.  The top cup uses a lighter mesh which features the super cute floral embroidery in a contrasting white, and I like how the designers added a cute touch by continuing the small flowers onto the bottom and side of the cup.  The hot pink feels fun and plays well against the white details, and the overall vibe definitely leans toward girly and feminine.  Lucy would be a great bra for spring and summer, especially because the bra feels so breathable.  I know when temperatures finally start rise that I would still feel comfortable wearing this style.  Finally, props for the use of a fully-adjustable strap and two hook-and-eye closures in the back!

Overall Grade:  A



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10 comments on “Product Review: Cleo Lucy
  1. Cat says:

    Hmm… should probably give this one a pass if it has wires that are wider (especially in the center). I’m beginning to suspect Cleos are still just a tad too wide for my shape in general. It looks lovely on you and other people I’ve seen it on though :-)

    • Erica Erica says:

      Hi Cat! I’ve found that this one does have slightly wider underwires, but the shape itself is more forgiving than some of the other Cleo styles. It may be worth checking out if you ever have the chance, but it still may not work for you.

  2. Amber says:

    So cute! Love the color too. Thanks for the review, I’ve totally been curious about this bra. it’s on my wishlist now for sure! :)

  3. Maïssa says:

    so lovely!! totally agree! i fell in love with the green piece but this is nice choice too! definitely panache worth a try!

  4. Michelle says:

    I love the colour and the detail around the top. It looks a great fit on you.

  5. BraBerliner says:

    It looks very well. I have Lucy in white and lime in 38DD and they fits perfectly. I had a look into Panache’s catalogue for autumn last week and Lucy will come in cobalt blue. It looks fantastic.

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