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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band110.0
Band Length84.0
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width18.1
Cup depth42.0
Depth ratio2.3
Wire length41.0
Cup height28.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height11.4
Wing height15.0
Strap width2.0
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This current menstrual cycle had me very grumpy, tender, bloated, and not fitting into any of my bras. Really only my new Wellfitting and some bralettes have been comfy enough to wear every day. On a whim I ordered this bra a cup size up from my usual Curvy Kate in 40HH to see if it could solve my quadding of this half of the month. The fit is really, really good. Like to the point where I'm wondering if I should have been wearing 40J in Curvy Kate this whole time, or if my breasts are just that much bigger right now. The worst part is, the bra is exactly like my 36JJ - Curvy Kate » Bardot Balcony Bra (SG3101) except the band fits and the cup is deeper. So sizing down in the band to get a more short root friendly bra was a waste.

I realize now I didn't review either the 36JJ I owned not the 38J - Curvy Kate » Bardot Balcony Bra (SG3101) (yes I bought it twice before already, what is wrong with me?). The shape is nice, a little closed on top but open enough for my FOT breasts to fit without quadding. There is lots of center room too. The wires are an inch narrower than my 42H - Sculptresse » Kitty Full Cup (8045), a sister size smaller than this bra, but this bra has a little more depth at the wires. I don't see much wrinkling either, so the immediate projection is fantastic. There's wrinkling on top of my small side but a smooth line on my large side. The gore is a bit tall, but soft tacks. The straps are a smidge wide but soft, silky, and not too stretchy.

This size does support and cradle my breasts more comfortably and securely than other sizes, and even though I'm very sensitive right now I think it would be ok to wear it all day. I think if I were full on bottom the smaller cup size would be fine but my FOT tissue needs a lot of room at top to avoid quadding.

This colorway is gorgeous but I prefer the black and red. When the price drops more on this I might still pick it up. I have a lot of burgundy clothing. Instead I'm buying it for cheaper on eBay in the black and red colorway, which my husband also adores. He likes me best in the smaller size though" alt=";)" />

Berry/Copper colorway

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  • 2

    Looks great on you and good support for an unpadded bra! That band sure stretches though...oh my! 43? I'd have to size down. Wish bands were more consistent in their stretch.

  • 2

    Thanks! It feels great! And it's one of the most beautiful bras I've owned which is why I keep buying it in all the sizes.

    Regarding the stretch, most 40 bands I own stretch that far. I don't find the extra stretch to be a problem because the band still feels quite firm, and my other Bardot hasn't had the band stretch out. I feel like the bigger the band, the more stretch is going to happen because the 38 I owned stretches to 39 and the 36 only stretches to 35. Of course they are black so that might be affecting fit too! There are too many variables, it's nearly impossible to predict fit.

  • 2

    It's a bra lottery! Pick your numbers and hope you win :)

    I love this bra on you! Of course now I want one lol

  • 1

    This colorway is gorgeous on you and the shape--amazing! :-) :-)

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Fit information

On Apr 2017 View measurements

Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)

On Feb 2017 View measurements

Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)

On Dec 2016 View measurements

Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)

On Jun 2016 It fit her! View measurements

The gore doesn't tack because any gore over 3.75 inches won't on me, and the wires are too wide but only Polish make narrow enough wires for me. For a British brand this is an excellent fit.

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