If the Easter bunny were in the market for a cute bra, this would be it. I was pleasantly surprised by how adorable this bra was in person. In the powder blue colorway, Florence is definitely my pastel pick for Easter. 💙🐣🐰 Sadly, I have the same fit issues with Florence as I do with all Curvy Kate balconies: uneven band tension, gaping at the side of the cup/underarm area, tight at the apex, yet not able to fill the top lace. Full review on my blog!
Elena is my first Comexim plunge bra that fit. I've lost weight since I got it, but it still fits pretty well. It was a great introduction to Comexim plunges for me and got me hooked after I kept striking out with 3HCs. The band runs tight and the apex projection is great. At the time, the wires were the narrowest I had tried and felt amazing, although I can go narrower now. Reduced cup height would probably make it perfect, so that's the alteration I'm going to go for next. There is a long story behind how I ended up with a 28G/60HH (I never expected it to fit). I've put all the details in the full review on my blog https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I absolutely love the look of this bra, but the 3HC cut is simply too wide and shallow for me. This was my third attempt at a 3HC Victoria and my last 3HC. It's a lost cause. I've written a comparison review of this and 2 other Victorias (70HH and 65HH) on my blog.
I tried a few Curvy Kate balcony bras and Belle was my favorite because it's such a pretty bra. I just love the black embroidery and the semi-sheer blush pink. The fit was close, but unfortunately not quite right. The cup was too tight at the apex, but the lace on top wrinkled where I couldn't quite fill it and I got epic in-cup quad boob. It's based on the Bardot cut which is known as projected and good for short roots. So if Bardot works for you (and even Florence), then Belle will fit similarly. Those with sensitive skin might not love the scratchy mesh. Personally, I need a cup that is even more projected at the apex and more friendly to very soft tissue. CK bands also seem to be incompatible with my ribcage and I get a weird gaping at the sides. That will be more visible in my later CK reviews to come. There's a full review on my blog! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Finally, a Comexim that fits! My latest order was supremely successful. I tried a 3HC in my new size, and finally found the cut and alterations that work for me. Plus the print is so pretty. It's even nicer IRL than in the stock photos. Full review on my blog!
I was hoping the third time would be the charm, but I was wrong https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I ordered this custom Victoria with the following alterations: 3HC instead of 2HC; overlapping gore; 3x4 hook closure; straps moved in 2cm; cookie pockets; no eyelash lace. Sadly, the 3HC cut from Comexim is a shape mismatch for me. The 70HH had the right volume at the apex, but the band was too loose and the wires were at least 1/2 inch too wide. Sigh. This was the third Victoria I ordered from Comexim. There's a full review on my blog comparing my fit problems with all 3.
The Patsy Padded Half Cup was my first bra that really fit, so it will always hold a special place for me! Honestly, the cut is probably the best I could hope for. I might not have ever tried a half cup style at all had it not been for the light padding (can't stand unlined bras) and the very attractive patterns. After a lifetime of wearing ill-fitting, plain and rather ugly minimizer bras, being able to find a pretty, feminine bra in my size has been an amazing feeling.
I now know that the bands on Freya are known as being looser than others, but the 30 ...has remained firm, yet comfortable for me on the outer hook for quite a long time. I never got any poking, chafing or pain. I do have to tighten the straps nearly all the way otherwise the underwires start to sit below my IMF. Similarly, people talk about Freya having "soft wires", but I don't find that to be the case. At first I thought I would have to bend them for a better fit around my ribs, but had trouble bending them so just wore them in instead. I haven't noticed any kind of weakness in the wire and they are much more comfortable than other bra wires I have tried like Panache and Cleo which hurt my bony ribs.
This is a really easy to wear bra. The padding is just enough for modesty, but not too much to add any bulk. The material is also lightweight so it washes and dries really easily. You don't have to worry so much about damaging the cups when washing or packing them (I travel a lot), which is a big plus for me. All these things make it an ideal bra for all seasons.
The only negatives I have about my trusty Patsy are the lace trim and very visible seams. I wouldn't need to buy any other bras if the cups were smoother, the lace less bumpy and the seams somehow flatter. I therefore tend to wear this bra more in the colder months or when I will have a jacket on top. Wearing a camisole underneath did not help mask the lumpiness of the lace or very obvious lines of the seams.
Another thing I had to get used to is that this cut of bra has a minimizing effect on me. It lifts and supports well, but my breasts look at least two sizes smaller in it.
Even taking in all of these small faults, it's still my favorite bra. Read more 322 more words
I finally got around to reviewing this bra that I've been hanging onto forever. I bought it to have a wireless option for traveling and since that's what I'm doing right now, it's been really great for giving my ribcage a break. I find it pretty forgiving in terms of fit (the S has fit me okay at a full 30F and not-so-full 28F), but naturally would prefer better sizing options than Hanes/Bali offers. My other wish would be adjustable hardware on the straps. That said, for a wireless department store bra, it's super comfy and gives a great shape under clothes. I like that it gives me a quick option to go from lounging around the house or taking an overnight flight to stepping outside without feeling like a hot mess, haha. Full review on my blog!
This is my second attempt at a Figleaves brand. The Jasmine bikini has a fun floral print that really captures summer. It was a pretty close fit for swimwear, except for the band being too big for me (runs like a true 30") so it wouldn't stay up. I also learned that halter tops still don't agree with me! Too bad, because this was the most affordable top I tried all summer. Full review on my blog.