Lovely piece of bedroom lingerie. The lower part is actually a bit less flowy than I thought, it creates folds.
The cups are sheer, which can be a bit uncomfortable. While putting the babydoll on, your breast might hurt, since the sheer material is not soft, but once you put it on, it´s fine. The cups seem slightly larger than other Curvy Kate bras I own, but not enough to make me consider sizing down.
Story time: Amazon had this bra on sale a few months back ($25 I think?) so I ordered my normal 32GG. That cut in on top, but for whatever reason 32H/34GG were both not on sale (I think they were almost 3x the price!) So I took a gamble on 34H, 2 cups up instead of just one. Of course it was too big, but I wanted it to work so bad I did everything I could short of actually taking it apart and recutting it. I took in the gore. I took in the cups, both at the gore and at the apex seam. I might go ...back and unstitch the wires so I can overlap the tips. It isn't perfect, but my hubs likes it (I don't usually buy black lingerie, I prefer colors) and it was darn cheap so I'm calling it a win.
Actual review: This babydoll is too large in the cup for me. It's a little shallow for me at the bottoms, more noticeable on righty but not terrible. The wires are wider than I'd prefer but not painful. I can't tell if they run wider in general or if it's just because the cup is too large. My normal size cut in on top, so I'd say this isn't great for gals with lots of upper fullness or to try sizing up. Band was comfortable in my usual 32, and in this 34. Not sure about smaller busts, but for larger ladies you'll look downright ridiculous trying to get into this thing. It has to go over your head and you'll need to wriggle to get the small band over your shoulders and larger bust. Not difficult, but not a sexy 'let me slip in to something more comfortable' move. The cup is completely sheer, with beautiful purple embroidery. A lot of bra companies double the fabric layer once you hit the G/GG barrier so that's really neat. I like the satin border at the bottom of the skirt, the weight of it helps the fabric hang better. Overall: Pretty, comfortable, sexy, possibly not FOT friendly, not very projected. Worth the bargain price even with all the alterations Read more 256 more words
It (basically) fits!! Previously, the only Curvy Kate I tried that was closed on top enough and had enough immediate projection was the Portia, but that gave me a droopy shape. The Bardot babydoll gives a natural yet well-supported profile and is almost perfect for my narrow, projected, FOB shape. There's a tiny bit of extra space at the bottom and at the top lace, and the gore is a little too wide, but the overall fit was a very pleasant surprise. It reminds me in a good way of the Cleo Phoebe/Lucy.
The appearance is definitely adult — sheer black almost all over, decorated with elaborate purple lace. ...The silky opaque hem is a nice touch.
I measured the skirt to be 56.5cm/22.2in from the bottom of the gore.
Note: Unlike the Cleo Marcie babydoll, which can be put on just like a bra because the back of the skirt is divided, the Bardot has to be pulled over the head and shoulders. It is therefore not possible to measure the band by itself; the stretched band measurement was taken while I was wearing the babydoll. Read more 76 more words