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 https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
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Bardot Balcony Bra (SG3101)
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