Friday, November 18, 2011

Cleo Poppy Bra Review

In September, I got my first "new" bra in a long time - the Cleo Poppy bra (from a Bravissimo store, no less!). I usually steer away from Panache/Cleo bras, so I was surprised that I loved the fit when I tried it on. The shape is great, although I must admit I still slightly prefer the Deco. The Poppy band runs tighter than a Freya, which is good for me since even the 28 bands in Freya are sometimes too loose for me. The cups also seem to run a bit small, so if you fluctuate between two sizes, I would go with the larger one.

I definitely recommend the Poppy bra, especially if you don't generally wear Cleo bras, you find that Freya bras or other brands are a bit loose in the band for you, you wear a 28GG or H (as these can be particularly hard to find in general; however, it does stop at an H cup), you want to try or you know you like half-cup bras, and/or you want something fun but also comfortable and practical! My only complaint would be that the lace on top doesn't always lie flat, especially on one side, but that's fairly minor. The bra is also very comfortable (probably my number one criteria).

I would include a picture of it, but sadly my camera has basically died. Hopefully I'll be getting a new one in the next month or so, because lack of a camera is really proving to add to my lack of motivation to blog.

In other news, I finally took the plunge and got 13 inches of my hair cut off in October. I was able to donate the proceeds from the haircut to Breast Cancer research, donate my hair to Locks of Love, and got an awesome punk-pixie cut to boot! I'll have to get pictures of that as well when my lack of camera is resolved.

If I find other reviews of the Cleo Poppy Bra, I'll be sure to link back to them in this post. Let me know if you try it out, and what you think! It's inspired me to give Panache and Cleo by Panache bras another chance.


  1. My best nursing bra is Panache. Although none of them are as good as a regular bra.

  2. Panache has a lot of great bras! Generally, though, they have wider wires and the shape doesn't work for me. The Poppy seemed to be an exception.
    It'd be neat if you did some kind of nursing bra (or just bra) review sometime!

  3. The Poppy is so cute! When I looked at the reviews of it on the Bravissimo website a while back, there were definitely a bunch of people mentioning the way the lace doesn't lie flat. I wonder if they made it overly loose because they were trying to avoid having it cut in if it was too tight?

  4. That could definitely be the case. Actually, I have a bit of quadboob going on for one side, but that's the side where the lace lies flat and covers up the fact that the cup's a bit small (I can only tell when the lace is folded down). The other side (that fits as it should with no quadboob) is the side where the lace doesn't lie flat, even though when I fold the lace down the cup fits well.

    I guess the solution is to buy it a bit small so you're getting quadboob so the lace doesn't wrinkle? :P

  5. Bras I Hate - I just noticed that the Cleo Juna bra, which I've heard has the same cut/shape as the Poppy bra, goes up to a 28J (according the Cleo website), so that might be an option to you if you were interested!