Cleo’s Alexa bra has to be one of the hottest sets of the season, and certainly one of my favourite prints to ever come out of Panache’s brightest brand. It’s every bit as vibrant in the flesh, and at £25 it’s quite a bargain for a bra that spans sizes 28-38 D-J.
So how does it measure up? It gives a beautiful shape and the band is nice and snug. I also like that the straps are – as you can see above – wide apart: always useful for a (surprisingly flattering on a big bust) boat-necked top. It’s very almost my new favourite bra.
Except it comes up extremely big in the cup, significantly at the top – I had at least 1-2 cups worth of empty space. The weirdest thing is that the support is still so good: it almost felt as if I could unpick the whole of the lace and top panel and have a beautifully fitting (although uglier and altogether less reliable at covering my nipples) bra.
I’m going to need to play the trial and error game if Alexa and I are going to get along. But I think she may be worth it…