This was my second attempt at this bra, and I so wanted it to fit, but it's still not right. Short roots, projected, narrow - you'd think this would be perfect, considering all the positive reviews. Something's still off, though, and I think it might be the gore; it hurts after just a few minutes of trying it on, and I think it's too high and wide for me, so it's sitting on tissue. The lace section doesn't fill properly, but in an odd way, like it's bubbling out and would look like quadding if it was actually filled anyway. Not sure what the problem is, but it may just be shape incompatibility, and I think I need a tad more immediate projection, as well. Shame, because it's such a pretty bra, and I really wanted the black and purple to work for me.
Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, splayed, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG
I can confirm that CKs need a cup size up!
This is a very supportive no-stretch shear mesh bra. Very pretty. Excellent shape. See photos.
Excellent immediate projection! Gore is very narrow at the top but gets a lot wider at the bottom. Outside edge of the cup from the strap to the wire is a bit wide for my narrow shoulders and cuts into the armpit, but the seam is very strong and relatively comfortable. The wires are still a hair too wide, surprise, surprise, but not too bad. Great fully adjustable scallop-edged no slip straps with leotard back. No side boning, but a good strong side seam. Band is normal for British standard and I need an extender.
This bra is a stunner. I thought it looked pretty on it's own, but when worn, WOW.
I've been wanting to try this one for a while due to my short roots, and I finally got my hands on one! It does not disappoint! The top is very closed off, almost too much for my very short roots, so if you're even or FOT this won't work for you. I do get a bit of in-cup quadboob, I think partially due to the fact that I am between cup sizes and partially due to my tissue being softer after breastfeeding. If I put in my DIMR nipple covers, then ...it pretty much goes away. I love the fact that the wires are softer than the Cleo Lucy, which was my previous bra that fit my shape best. I love that the gore and wings are shorter than other balconettes that I've tried. Also, as much as I love Cleos, I HIGHLYprefer the 3 hook closure to the 2 hooks that Cleo uses (I still don't understand that?). I'd like to try the CK Ellace next maybe, as it is supposed to be like the Bardot, but with stretch lace on top! Read more 92 more words
Bardot is great for a projected, FOB, short rooted shape. If anything, I could have used a little more projection at the wire and a little less at the apex, but that's a minor quibble. The band runs a smidge tight, not quite as tight as I'd prefer, but such is life.
The wires are a smidge wider than I'd prefer, but I actually don't mind at all because they're so flexible. It makes it a million times more comfortable. Looking at you, Panache!
Aesthetically, this bra is even nicer in real life than in the pictures. I'm especially a fan of the unusual double bows at the gore and straps. I might actually order this bra in the black + violet colorway too... gasp!
This bra is beautiful, but unfortunately not as wrinkle free as my Cleo bras that fit well. I love the sheer black mesh with the lavender accents so much.
I originally tried the 28F first, but found the cups a bit too short and closed up top. Sizing up in band to a 30E gave me slightly taller cups, which helped a lot. The 30 band is a bit stretchy, however. I think the bra allows for projection but not much top fullness - the wires are still slightly wide. The top seam of the cup will lay flush against my chest, but as I move the lace in the top panel below it will bubble and show under shirts. The embroidery and seams also tend to show through my shirts. The low wings and cups tend to make my armpit fat issue worse..
I think this bra has an nice amount of projection with average narrowness - a touch wide on me. However, the cups are a bit too closed on top. The upper portion bubbles while the top seam is tighter and cuts in a bit. The top seam then tends to slip down. I don't really need a 28 band, so I'm curious if a 30E would have slightly taller cups. Gonna compare measurements.
I want this bra to work so bad - the design is so gorgeous but seems a bit more sophisticated and clean than some of Curvy Kate's other designs.
Very short, projected, close set, even, slightly narrow breasts....
In the time required to ship a replacement bra from the U.K., my breasts have grown. I'm learning now that by the full moon of each lunar cycle I am 1-2 cups larger than I am on the new moon. Oh how I wish I had known earlier. So, this 30G is now too small. One small Bardot is enough for my Bradrobe. And, I've discovered Ellace which is incredibly comfortable and more tolerant of size fluctuations. Bardot is more beautiful, but my #1 priority is comfort. Stretch lace and mesh will win every time https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
Very short, slightly narrow, even, close set, projected breasts....
Because gore wires must overlap for a bra to fit me, I anticipated preferring the sister size 32FF to the 30G. Overlapping the gore wires shortens the band approximately 1". However, wearing the 32FF was remarkably less comfortable than the 30G. For some reason, the 30G I received had a wider cup and narrower gore than the 32FF. The depth was identical, but the wider cup combined with narrower gore created more volume for my breasts. When I do alter the gore of the 30G, I may require an extender. But, the wire currently sits on my tissue which increases ...the circumference of my band; maybe....maybe not.
Opulent is the first word that came to my mind. I'm smitten. Sigh. When the light hits the golden embroidery, the embroidery shimmers against a saturated merlot. The straps are luminous: I won't attempt to hide their spectacular color and sheen.
This is not nearly as comfortable as the Comexim Eve, but this bra fits better. The lift is substantial and my breasts look 20 years younger. The cup height is ideal for very short roots which is opposite what I experience with Comexim: their cups are too tall for the immediate projection I require. But, Anna is contemplating a solution https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Curvy Kate includes three rows and columns in the fastener and .75" straps: this is identical to Comexim. Sincerely, I appreciate more fasteners and thick, supportive straps.
I'm surprised I like this bra so much. And, I'm stunned it fits well compared to the 96 other bras I've tried. Thank you lcl0706 for recommending this bra...a few times. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
Note: there appears some dimensional differences between the berry/copper and black/purple models which were released in different years. Berry/copper measurements are a bit deeper and wider. So much so, in fact, I hesitate to order the same size in the black/purple colorway.
Edit: After narrowing and overlapping the gore, the wire under my most projected breast now digs in. And, there is empty space in the bottom of the cup. Finally, the lift is so good, the narrowed, overlapped gore still sit on my breasts along the gore. I will refrain from using adjectives to describe the frustration I feel right now. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" /> Read more 288 more words