- Center gore placement:
- Doesn't lie flat against sternum
- Top of the cup:
- Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
- Strap separation:
- Not a problem
- Cup's width:
- Outer cup cuts into breast tissue in the sides
Bra » Curvy Kate » Emily Balcony Bra (CK5001) » 28F » Bras » Owner
|Search by measurements|
This bra is absolutely gorgeous! I have it in lavender, and it is about the prettiest colored bra I own. The fabric is thin and fairly soft (not cottony soft, but soft for a lace bra). The lace detailing is very fine, and not very scratchy (unlike the Curvy Kate Princess, which can be a little abrasive to sensitive skin). The lace around the top of the cup and the underwire is incredibly feminine.
I wish this bra fit me, but unfortunately the cup size is too small. I know that the Emily runs a bit large, and I think that is definitely true-- I am a 28FF in most bras, and this bra is a 28F. It almost fits, however like many of us, one of my ladies is a bit larger than the other, and in this bra that is too much of an issue. Because the cup size was a bit too small, the gore didn't sit flat against my chest and there was a great deal of quad-boob for that boob, and a very small amount of quad boob for her smaller sister. I expect, however, that in the proper size the gore would rest flat on my sternum.
I like the shape the bra creates, ignoring the quad-boob for a moment-- the style is a bit plunge-y to me, and it creates a bit of cleavage. Not a lot, but just a nice little teardrop mound. Again, in the proper size, I think I would like the natural shape it creates.
The band is reasonable, though I wish it was a little firmer. The Curvy Kate Princess I have is quite a bit firmer than this one--the fabric seems slightly more elastic-y by comparison. I think it's a good fit for a 28, but I tend to prefer slightly more firm 28 bands. It has two hooks--I wish there were three, however it looks like FF and G cups in the 28 band size DO have three hooks. I think this would make the bra a little more secure.
Overall, I like the feel and shape of this bra. I desperately wish it fit. I wore it for a few hours an evening, and because the cups were too small it definitely wasn't something I could just ignore. I have ordered this bra in a 28FF, and look forward to wearing it.
This bra is not owned any more
Updated on Feb 17, 2013 Flag this