Lingerie Review | D+ Cleo Neve
Earlier this year, the fun and flirtatious D+ brand Cleo introduced a new collection called Neve to replace long standing favourite Jude. While Jude only ran to a G cup, Neve is available up to an H, meaning a new option for the larger busted.
I originally bought Neve in a 28H back in the summer, and though I initially thought I was happy with the fit by the end of one day’s wear I realised it wasn’t the right size, and I didn’t wear it again. Recently though I found myself thinking about Neve again, since there really aren’t that many padded plunge bras that I can think of. It’s my perfect style bra combination so I vowed to revisit Neve with the attempt at another size. Thank goodness I did!
The problem I had with the 28H was that the band just felt too tight for me. The cups also cut in under my arms, so it wasn’t a great experience after several hours of wear. With this in mind, and considering many of my bras lately are a 30GG I knew this was the obvious size to go for.
Let me first tell you a bit about the collection: Neve is a lightly padded plunge bra with plunging cups. Unlike most large cup bras Neve doesn’t have a front underband, meaning less fabric to rub against or imprint your skin. When I was sub D, I always loved wearing bras in this style so it’s a refreshingly young feeling to me. The cup fabric is very soft and silky with a feint embossed heart design in the style of animal print, and a modern lace ribbon trims the cups.
Neve is a really pretty bra, the raspberry pink and deep violet colours are gorgeous. I get a really deep plunge with Neve too; I know my boobs are close set anyway, but heck this gives me a fantastic cleavage!
I’ve often found with Cleo, especially the collection Lucy, that the wires tend to be fairly wide, but this isn’t so with Neve. The wires are perfectly placed for me, ending only a little around my side.
I do still have one gripe, however, regarding both the 28H and the 30GG – I find the cups finish too close into my armpit and sometimes I do notice this and it can leave me a little sore there. I really wish the fabric was further forward to avoid it disappearing under my arm.
Neve is extremely bouncy, but that possibly comes with the territory of wearing such a low profile plunge with heavy boobs. If you prefer a more encapsulating structure with less movement, Neve probably isn’t for you. In my opinion, this is the closest you’ll get to wearing a ‘regular’ designed bra if you wear a larger cup.