The Angel is definitely a pretty bra in terms of pattern and design. I love the contrast of teal on black, and I adore the criss-cross ribbon on the band, my favourite detail of the whole bra. The band is one of the firmer amongst CK bras - it stretches to 30", making it quite a "true" 30. I had to size up to a 30K from my "usual" 30JJ in this, which I also have to do in other unpadded CKs such as the Princess. In terms of shape, though, I really don't like it - I find it very east-west, and, though fairly supportive, it doesn't give ...a profile that I like. Though my breasts are lifted off my ribcage, they are not rounded - it almost gives my breasts a sort of upside down "7" shape. It seems like the bottom section of the cup is not large enough to really give a well-rounded shape. I can get a better shape by tightening the straps, but this results in quadboob, and as this is a 30K I can't exactly size up again. As well as this, I'm sure the wires would be too wide if I sized up again, as they are already slightly too large in a 30K. I'm very sad this doesn't work on me, as it's just so pretty. From what I've gathered, CK styles are best suited to GG and below. Read more 129 more words
I love this bra, BUT, it's impossible to wear. Similarly to a problem I had with the Curvy Kate Tease Me, the fit is great except for the fact that the underwires are VERY painful. It is killing me that I can't wear this beautiful, well-fitting bra because the underwires stab me so hard that I am left bruised for days if I try to wear it any longer than a couple of hours.
Bratabase will say that it fits, because it looks and feels like it, EXCEPT for the severely painful underwires.
I do not have this problem in any other bras (except the Tease Me, which I also had to return for this problem). I have the Cleo Lucy, which is also a balconette, and I cannot even FEEL the wires on that bra. Same size, same fit, same tightness, but somehow they managed to make the underwires NOT feel like death.
I usually don't go for unpadded bras, but this one I really like. The band is firm and supportive, fitting well on the first row of hooks. The cups are a perfect fit, encasing all the breast tissue comfortably. The straps are fully adjustable and the criss-cross pattern and ribbon detailing are very pretty, but still sexy due to the black base colour.
This bra does not give me a cleavage, but creates a smooth, rounded shape under clothing. It is very comfortable to wear all day long and is appropriate for any occasion. It is even good as a bedroom set as it a matching suspender belt is ...part of the range.
I have two minor gripes with the bra. The first is that the ribbon is too long on one of the cups, so it bunches up slightly. I've seen this in some of the Curvy Kate model videos too, so I think it's a common error. It doesn't really detract from the look of the bra though. The second gripe is that after I have been wearing the bra for a while I have noticed that my breasts shift slightly so a lump appears between the edge of the cup and where the fabric changes to double-lined. This is only really noticeable under very tight tops, which I don't tend to wear so considering the comfort and good looks of the bra it doesn't put me off wearing it. Read more 131 more words
My most lovely bra now. Love the fit and the color. I was unsure I could wear it but even if it is not my usual plain style, it is highly wearable with most dark outfit and the pink won't show out thanks to cute design. I like the shape it gives, and the comfort all day long. The fabric is soft and thin but supportive and the overall appearence make me wish buy other colors.
I bought this with the 28FF for size comparison and I found the band on this one to fit more comfortably. The cups also fit great, the centre is lower than my current favourite (http://bratabase.com/browse/panache/andorra-5675/30F/) which I like since I have wide breasts. I do have minimal puckering, but it isn't really a huge issue, since it otherwise fits fine and I can't see it under clothes. As usual the puckering is worse on the left, but I'm also smaller on the left.
Other than that, I find that it gives a pretty natural shape and the embroidery is really nice. This is the type of bra I want to show off.
Update: I think I'm going to have to relegate this bra for my cotton blouses. I'm getting a really pointy shape on my smaller side and I think it's because I can't fill the cup all the way so the top edge is pushing down.
I can fasten this bra but it feels a tad too tight. Perhaps because it is black this is the case. I have it in lighter colours in the same size but have no issue fastening them. It's a really elegant bra but I have to use an extender for it to be comfortable. The band runs a little small.
This is a great bra and currently my best fitting bra. It is comfortable but still incredibly gorgeous - the photos of it online really don't do it justice in my opinion! The colours and embroidery detail are really lovely without compromising the fit and comfort of the bra. In terms of size, I wear a 28FF in the Freya Deco which might work as a good comparison for a lot of people if you are trying to work out what size to get, though the Deco does gape on me a little (however I think this is more to do with my full on bottom breasts/small ribcage/narrow ...shoulders than the actual cups being too small). The band of the Angel bra is quite stretchy, but as it is wide and has three sets of hooks I find that it stays in place well even on my small bony ribcage. The shape created by the bra is quite good. I have to be careful about what clothes I wear it under as the bows on the straps (though very cute!) do show under strappy tops and the patterns can show under fitted tops, though it's not too bad. All in all, I highly recommend this bra. It is comfortable, well made, beautiful and supportive. Oh and for sizing reference, I measure 26 inches around my ribcage and 35 inches around my bust, and my breasts are quite wide set and full on bottom. Read more 136 more words
Very pretty balconette bra. The band fits me perfectly, it seems. The cup is slightly small though on my larger boob, it's not quite overspill but there is some cutting into the tissue on the top of the cup. The centre gore starts out resting against my ribcage, but quickly lifts just a bit. I think this is due to the cups being slightly too small. They are wide enough but could be deeper for me. I am completely in love with this color combo. I love teal, and the gold embroidery gives it a really royal feeling.
Very pretty balconette bra. The band fits me perfectly, it seems. The cup is slightly small though on my larger boob, it's not quite overspill but there is some cutting into the tissue on the top of the cup. The centre gore starts out resting against my ribcage, but quickly lifts just a bit. I think this is due to the cups being slightly too small. They are wide enough but could be deeper for me.
This bra could possibly be my most favourite of all the Curvy Kate bras I own. I absolutely love it and will be ordering it in other colours as well. When I first saw it on brastop.com I was unsure about it because it did not look very attractive and the colour seemed dull, but I bought it anyway because it was on a super sale price. I'm glad I did.
First of all, the colour is not like the picture on the web site at all. It's far more deep and rich. The details on the bra are stunning and the pattern is just lovely. It's ...a very elegant and functional bra. It's also very comfortable and very supportive. I love the fact that CK have three hooks for the G cups. The angel fits true to size and I find that the thick straps help with the support. One thing I should mention is that it does come high under the arms but the wire does not dig in. I am a petite frame and often have issues with bras that are not made for shorter women but the Angel fits perfectly and I did not experience any wire digging at all. Despite the attention to detail and all the embroidery on the bra, the seams are not visible under shirts and there is no cutting into the breast tissue on top. The cups lay flat against my skin and look fabulous. One thing to note is that if you are full on top then the ribbon detailing on the top of the cup might feel tighter or might dig in to the breast tissue. Due to this I'd say that the Angel is more suitable for women with soft or bottom heavy breasts.
I highly recommend this bra. I would even buy it at full price if it wasn't on sale. Read more 206 more words