cleo by panache are one of my favourite D+ brands at the moment thanks to their super fun designs, gorgeous colours and range of styles – plus they make most, if not all, of their collections in a 28 band. yay!
they recently gifted me the new asher set in latte which i couldn’t wait to try. i’m always on the hunt for skin-tone sets, they’re some of my most worn due to their versatility and the fact they work under almost any outfit – especially white!
asher is set to replace marcie, which i admittedly haven’t worn since i was a couple of cup sizes smaller (and also wearing the wrong size…!) so it has a similar balconette structure to it. it feels quite full coverage on me, which is perfect for everyday when i want comfort and security. the cups are made in a 3 piece balconette shape with two layers of supportive mesh, giving a great lift from below with decent projection. the wires sit firmly yet comfortably against my ribcage and don’t slip down during the day.
it feels very true to size – i do get a little bit of gaping at the apex of the cup where it meets the strap, and it can feel a tad shallow when i’m swollen from hormones, but it is overall comfortable and well-fitting.
another thing i love about cleo’s designs is the 2 hook and eye clasps in 28G. i love the feeling of a deeper band and the support that comes with it, but sometimes i just want that thinner width. the band on this style fits well, though as my underbust measures 27” i found i had to clasp it on the middle hooks immediately (as opposed to the loosest books). it feels well constructed and not overly stretchy so i’m sure it will last for a long while before stretching out too much anyway.
the top of the cups are decorated with a gorgeous square embroidery, which is contemporary and stylish. it’s nice to see more and more simplistic, modernised designs like this – we don’t always want lace and ribbons and big bows – and the matching brief to this set has a cheekier rear cut with the front being made from a super sheer tulle.
xo, the lingerie princess