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Princess Balcony Bra (CK6001)

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  1. 5
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    30F

    Didn't fit

    I would tell them, first off, to BUY IT IN THE RIGHT BAND.
    Just because it is there in the store, and just because it is pretty, doesn't give you any excuse to buy a band that is too loose on the widest set of hooks. Just because it fits at the middle or tightest settings is NOT a reason for purchasing it.
    That is obviously all my fault, it is just incredibly difficult to find a 28 band where I am. Luckily, I have found a boutique that has 28s a plenty and will not be making purchases like this again where I am compromising with my breasts and ... the available selection.

    On to the review:
    Pros:
    -This is a BEAUTIFUL bra. I mean, gorgeous. Lovely. In pretty much every way you hope your bra will be lovely.
    -The band actually runs quite snug for a 30 (which is a pro for me and anyone else in a 28 that has trouble finding them)
    -Is close enough to a "peach" to be worn discreetly under clothes
    -The lace, with a proper fit, is invisible
    -It seems pretty sturdy

    Cons:
    -The band is quite snug (pro and con, because if this is your true size you may have some mild discomfort at first as it stretches out)
    -The top sheer lace could be of a sturdier construction, it's just so malleable from a bra that looks like it would be a supportive construction.
    -The wires are TOO SHORT to effectively hold all of my breast tissue in the cups. They escape into the recesses of my armpits which simply will not do. I have to readjust the bra on occasion which isn't what I want to do. If this is an issue with the bra in the correct size and the wires just run short, this could be a huge potential issue. I have read CK's wires tend to run short.

    I would recommend this to a friend if they were significantly smaller busted than I am and for whom rogue breast tissue isn't a problem. In something like a 28d I doubt the short wires would be as much of a problem as it is in an f and higher.

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  2. 3
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    28JJ

    Didn't fit

    This bra has to be one of the scratchiest bras I've ever worn. Wearing it outside on a hot day is like having your boobs set on fire. This size fits me better than the 30J, the top of the cups doesn't saw into my armpits like the larger band size does. The straps are still set too wide so it will rub on my tail of spence. This bra is also very wide and shallow, it gets pushed down on me almost immediately. The top of the cups are friendly to my sloping shape. The gore is also quite wide. I would only recommend this bra for people who do not have sensitive skin, do not need a lot of space at the wire, and do not have close set breasts.

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    • omgggg I thought it was made of steel wool when I tried it on. So so so scratchy I broke out in red streaks of angry skin.

    • 1

      "Wearing it outside on a hot day is like having your boobs set on fire."
      Wow, Sovavosi !

      "...so scratchy I broke out in red streaks of angry skin."
      Ugh, lcl0706 :(

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      It's like they had a surplus of Brillo pads and needed to do something with them. It's weird that it doesn't feel scratchy on my fingers, just on my body.

    • CK has the worst elastics. I recommend trying an extender so they don't dig in or roll over so much. But still that stretchy band...

      I'm currently wearing a CK Plunge that is usually really a scratchy but I'm using an extender today and that is helping a lot.

    • CK has the worst elastics. I recommend trying an extender so they don't dig in or roll over so much. But still that stretchy band...

      I'm currently wearing a CK Plunge that is usually really a scratchy but I'm using an extender today and that is helping a lot.

    • Why the double post??? Argh.

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  3. I bought this bra on eBay, and could not tell from the pictures exactly how beautiful it is. I thought it would be kind of plain, but the polka dots and the embroidery on the straps (so, they aren't fully adjustable for those who need it) add some unique qualities for the bra. This is not my grandma's white bra, and I feel amazing wearing it! I was concerned with the seams and the shape until I put a shirt on over - it gives a wonderful, uplifted shape under clothing. This is my first 30J bra (I actually got all four 30J Curvy Kates I ordered today ... - it's like christmas!!), and I think I have found my band size. In the past when I've tried 30 bands, they seemed to cut off my breathing a bit. Looking back, it is probably because the cup was never quite large enough. The center was a bit tight against my sternum, thanks to me being full in the middle, but I pushed the wires down the canal (there was a bit of room near the armpit) and now it is much more comfortable. I have only worn this a couple hours, not all day, but it is looking like the Princess will be one of my every-day favorites!
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  4. 3
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    30FF

    Fits

    On me, this bra is very difficult to fit. I have the red in 30F, and it's too small. Then I have the white in 30FF, and it's slightly to big, but still a better fit than the red. So in my size, the Princess bra runs small in the cup. The back band fits well.

    It gives a good shape under clothes, but I find it rather uncomfortable to wear, as it's very itchy. The white more so than the red, I think. I don't think washing helped that much on the issue. Also, the little (and very cute!) velvety polka dots take colours badly, so if you have the white version, don't wear it, as I've done, under dark coloured clothes, if you want it to retain its white freshness.

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  5. 2
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    28J

    Didn't fit

    A glance at the photos of me in this bra show that it's a clear failure.

    For educational purposes though, I think this might be useful because it's a shape-mismatch issue more than anything else. I don't think a larger band would be supportive enough, so that couldn't be altered, and a larger cup size would be unlikely to fix the massive problems in the center and sides of the cup, and would probably make the wires longer and cups wider - which was a big problem for me.

    When I went to write this review I first read the other reviews for this size and other ... low band/high cup sizes. I was all set to rant and rave about the ineffectiveness of Curvy Kate's designs for this size range, but then I saw that actually a lot of people seem to wear the princess quite comfortably. So, no ranting and raving :( I can accept that something that doesn't work for me might be great for other people, though this bra was cute and inexpensive so I *wish* it had worked for me!

    Shape incompatibilities:

    - I have center fullness : CK Princess is very shallow at the center, the tissue that belongs there gets smushed up out of the cup and to the sides - both are uncomfortable. The majority of the projection in this bra is toward the outer edges of the
    - My breasts are very "front and center" in their position on my chest - when I was looking at shape gallery pictures, the thing I noticed most is that almost all breasts in my size range naturally go outwards, at least a little bit, while mine are pendulus but all the tissue below my IMF is straight out and down : the Princess is designed for splayed breasts with roots that start further apart than mine and end much further out on the chest or under the arms than mine.
    -I'm Full on Top: CK Princess most likely works for FoB shapes better - the top of the cups are very closed.
    -While I've always considered myself to have more broad shoulders than most (especially among ladies wearing a 28 band!) I found the expected shoulder width much too wide, these straps practically fell right off my shoulders.
    -Center gore is too wide, cups too far apart for close-set breasts
    -Wires too long - for high set breasts the dig into armpits
    -Wires too wide (part of being too long - there's no place else for them to go!) - Wide wires seem like a foundational issue that is always incompatible with my shape. If the wires on a bra point back towards my armpit instead of following the U shape of my breast root on the front of my torso, my breasts will inevitably be pushed to the sides. Since they don't like to be there, I wind up falling out of the cups because the center of my breasts have more dense tissue than the outer halves. The result is discomfort and lack of support (and also a pretty unattractive look!)


    Compatibilities:
    - I think my breasts are somewhat short rooted, or high set, and cups are sometimes too tall because of that. The curvy Kate Princess cups were almost too short! This might be a good fit for splayed, FoB, short-rooted gals!

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    • This review is a perfect example, to me, of why SO many people warn about the wonky fit of Curvy Kate styles. Your reverse swoop and scoop photo vs. the inching back photo, especially.

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  6. I was actually quite surprised with this bra. I bought this off Ebay used and when I opened it up i thought there was no way my boobs were fitting in this. It looked small for a 28FF. It is a bit tight, esp for being used, but its actually a pretty nice fit. After trying my CK Gia in a 28G, i wasn't really sure if this would work or not. The Princess gives a much nicer shape under clothes, not too pointy but nothing too round, very natural. My Gia is pointy boobs all the way and the top lacy part of the cup wrinkles. It ... doesn't seem to do that with the Princess. But it does show thru on light shirts, the little dots and the bows are visible. But i feel like my Gia sort of pushes everything front and center so there is zero side boob. The Princess has a little bit more east west projection and not as much lift as the Gia, for me. But it still feels very supportive. One of my fav things about CK is that they use 3, instead of just 2, hooks and eyes on the back of the band for larger cups. I wish ALL brands did this, or at least made it an option, because for me, it seems to make such a difference in the overall support.

    The gore isn't too high for me which is unusual with my close-set boobs. But it did start to dig in my sternum pretty quickly and left a nasty red indentation when i took the bra off only after about 30 minutes. I still marked this as a fit in the system since this was my only real complaint. The straps are so pretty but the decorative flower design doesn't allow them to be fully adjustable. But it's not really a problem unless you were to tighten them to the max, which doesn't seem too practical anyway. Lol. When i first put the bra on the straps were tightened all the way. But I don't know why I thought that would work honestly (too lazy to adjust them i guess, haha) and it gave me massive quad boob. So i loosened them completely and the bra fit perfectly after that :)

    Overall, this is a pretty bra. I'm not as crazy about the shape it gives without clothing as I am with it under a shirt, if that makes any sense. It's actually the complete opposite of my Gia. With the Gia, I LOVE the look and shape it gives...until i put on a shirt. Weird. I think the Princess looks better in my pics on me than it does in person. It's not a bra I would spend big bucks on, but it seems like it could be a great "summer" bra, nice and light.

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  7. I really want to love this bra. The detailing on it is so beautiful, and despite the wrinkle in the cup, it give a nice appearance under shirts. The band is very firm and feels quite supportive.

    The underwires are not friendly to my sternum, and stab in at the gore. An hour of wearing this bra yesterday left my sternum red, irritated and feeling bruised even still today. I do really like that the underwires encapsulates all of my breast tissue, rather than stopping short at the armpit like Freyas do.

    The cup wrinkles just slightly at the top, at the sheer panel between the lace and the bottom part of the cup. If I fold that section into the cup, so that the lace meets the solid part of the cup, the fit is perfect. So I would say this cup is just a tiny bit too big. I wonder if bending the underwires would help the fit at the sternum?

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  8. 2
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    32JJ

    Didn't fit

    I have a full review of this bra on my blog http://curvywordy.blogspot.com/2012/01/curvy-kate-princess-in-wine-and-in.html

    In summary it is a lovely bra but sadly it was not a good fit for me in band or cup in the sizes I tried. I am hoping to try other sizes though as I think my correct fit is still out there somewhere!

    It's a very pretty style with polka dot cups (the dots have a velvety feel to them which is very tactile) and the lower half of the cups is double lined for extra support.

    The cups were too wide for me - my preference is definitely for a narrower but deeper cup.

    The central gore laid flat on me and the underwires did not poke at all.

    Overall a very comfortable bra despite being the wrong size.

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  9. 2
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    32K

    Didn't fit

    I have a full review of this bra on my blog http://curvywordy.blogspot.com/2012/01/curvy-kate-princess-in-wine-and-in.html

    In summary it is a lovely bra but sadly it was not a good fit for me in band or cup in the sizes I tried. I am hoping to try other sizes though as I think my correct fit is still out there somewhere!

    It's a very pretty style with polka dot cups (the dots have a velvety feel to them which is very tactile) and the lower half of the cups is double lined for extra support.

    The cups were too wide for me - my preference is definitely for a narrower but deeper cup.

    The central gore laid flat on me and the underwires did not poke at all.

    Overall a very comfortable bra despite being the wrong size.

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  10. 2
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    30K

    Didn't fit

    I have a full review of this bra on my blog http://curvywordy.blogspot.com/2012/01/curvy-kate-princess-in-wine-and-in.html

    In summary it is a lovely bra but sadly it was not a good fit for me in band or cup in the sizes I tried. I am hoping to try other sizes though as I think my correct fit is still out there somewhere!

    It's a very pretty style with polka dot cups (the dots have a velvety feel to them which is very tactile) and the lower half of the cups is double lined for extra support.

    The cups were too wide for me - my preference is definitely for a narrower but deeper cup.

    The central gore laid flat on me and the underwires did not poke at all.

    Overall a very comfortable bra despite being the wrong size.

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