Bra Review – Cleo Melissa

February 17, 2013

We may still be in Winter (yak!) but thankfully March is around the corner and if you look closely you’ll see glimmers of spring suggestion; buds are awakening on the old season’s tired trees and shoots are sprouting from beneath fading smatterings of snow.  It’s so exciting to see the world blooming into life and colour once again.

You don’t have to wait so long for a burst of colour though because this month Cleo released their beautiful Melissa collection.  An invigorating azure sea blue is trimmed with pillar box red mesh panelling in a pattern that looks akin to fluffy clouds, while a contemporary fruity berry print electrifies the cups and front banding.  Melissa is a set that will blow away any cobwebs!

Cleo Melissa in 28H

Cleo Melissa’s ‘clouds’
Cleo Melissa brief in size 12

Melissa’s fabric is strong and sturdy with a slinky touch.  The comfortable fully adjustable straps are ribbed (like Cleo Marcie) which follow round to double layered wings and two way hook and eye fastening.  The band continues right round underneath the cups for extra bust support.

I was sent the Melissa set in a 28H and found it to be extremely supportive; the band is the right firmness and the cups keep my boobs separated and well encased.  Unlike my experience with Cleo Meg, the 28H Melissa balcony was a pretty good fit.  The only fit faux pas I found was a slight puckering in the mesh along the top of the cups at the point where the mesh meets the cup fabric and the upper point of the mesh was a tiny bit tight on my left boob.

The briefs are a size 12 and in a bikini style.  They’re quite low fitting which isn’t to my particular preference.  The back of the briefs which covers your bum is stretchy however the front is the same woven fabric as the bra cups which I found a little restrictive.  They are very cute knickers though and feature the same mesh and bow detailing.

I think Melissa is a really striking design and definitely a breath of fresh air that reminds me what there is to look forward to about spring and summer.  The fit is perky and looks fab – you should really give this one a go!

Becky x


  1. voluptuouslythin

    February 17, 2013 at 1:39 am

    This is a beautiful bra! It does look very bright and spring-like. I do like how it looks on your skin tone. I also think the fit looks fairly well. The left looks a TINY TINY bit too small, but I don’t think it causes much problem except for that tightness you mentioned, right? Will you be wearing this often?

  2. Becky Boudoir

    February 17, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Thanks Izzy! I’m hoping it won’t be a bother to wear, I don’t think it will be. The mesh lace is quite flimsy which may soften anyway, not like what Cleo Lucy feels like. Damn uneven troublesome boobs!

    Becky x

  3. A. Grant

    July 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Hey girl this looks great on you! I’m worried about what size to order for the underwear, I am approx a US size 2 sometimes 0 in shorts, if you don’t mind me asking your pant size? The 12 fits you beautifully!!

  4. Becky Boudoir

    July 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Hi, I normally wear a 12 bottom so the briefs here in size 12 were perfect. Melissa briefs start from size UK 8 which I think is a US 4 so they may still come up big on you. I hope not, they’re very pretty, aren’t they?! 🙂

    Becky x

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