Lingerie Review | D+ Cleo Neve

December 2, 2013

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.



What do you think of Neve?  Are you tempted to give it a go yourself?



  1. Panty Buns

    December 3, 2013 at 5:19 am

    The Panache Cleo Collection Neve Bra looks lovely modeled by you. I clicked on the link you posted above, visited the web pages for the Panache Cleo Collection and browsed a bit. Pretty lingerie there!

    For some reason, whilst noticing your lovely cleavage, I thought of Katy Perry and then about the mental defects or childhood fears that must be had by those who would censor cleavage. Whomever it was who objected to and had cancelled the episode where Katy Perry sings “Hot N Cold” with Elmo on Sesame Street must have been psychotically prudish. Sorry about that short anti-censorship rant. I tend to do that.

    When you wrote that the Neve is extremely bouncy for you I thought back to watching the review of the Magenta Freya Active Underwired Bra in 30GG you did on your YouTube Channel, Becky Magson Model and tried imagining how wonderful it would be observe you doing the same exercise wearing the Cleo Neve Bra by Panache.

    The low profile plunge is nice especially worn with many low cut evening gowns, v-neck blouses and sheer haute couture. I see the Neve is currently available in Coral, but the lingerie you’re wearing appears to be more of a Candy Pink or Magenta with deep Lilac trim? I have to wear breast forms with bras so it wouldn’t be the style for me, but the Cleo Neve Bra looks fabulous on you!

  2. MaidMirawyn

    March 12, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for the review! I was considering a Neve plunge strapless because I, too, have close-set (pretty much touching) breasts. As you said, that means great cleavage, but it’s so hard to find a comfortable bra when no gore will ever rest flat between your breasts! I think plunge bras are going to have to be my solution; at least the wires won’t be pressing against the inner edges of my breasts!

    I’m a DDD in US terms (D3 in HerRoom’s system), so at least I have more options. Glad you’re able to find pretty bras that fit in your size, too!

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