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Cabaret Plunge Bra (CK5111)

SS2016-SS2017 - Sheer plunge bra with contrast embroidery. More...
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  1. 6
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    30E

    Didn't fit

    I'm totally obsessed with plunge bras at the moment, got an Amazon gift card for Christmas, and this was $18 - thus, the Cabaret came to be. It's being returned so fast I'm not bothering with fancy-pants blog photos or a full write up; I took these in my bathroom on my iPhone and did some quick and messy tattoo editing. It's a fail on me but it's my brabligation to add it to BTB and give you the takeaways. My opinions of pros and cons are all my own and relative to my size and shape, so as always YMMV.

    PROS: very short wings (2.6"). ... Shortest I've found to date. All the chafed armpits out there should rejoice - you'll be safe in this bra. Low gore (1.6"). Oodles of immediate projection. Relatively narrow wires (5.1"). Short-root/FOB friendly cups with a closed edge that seems like it would prevent my soft tissue from sliding out of the middle. Firm wires that don't distort on the tightest band setting - could be a con for those with sensitive ribcages. Pretty aesthetics, with the sheer black mesh and barely-pink accents. To be fair, I'm not a fan of the black and hot pink one, just the black-and-blush colorway.

    CONS: True to size band - this is actually a pro for most, but a con for me since it wasn't available in a 28F. Oodles of apex projection - again, could be a pro, however this is a bra too projected for me. There's a sentence I never thought I'd say. There's a lot of wrinkling at the apex of this bra. If the cups weren't so closed off I could do a 30DD, but the cup shape is simply a mismatch for my own. Wide gore (1") - will bother the very close set among us, did not bother me since I am slightly splayed. Somewhat scratchy/rough material reminiscent of Cleo by Panache that feels like it would soften with wash and wear.

    So in the end, the Cabaret came close but just didn't get it done. I wish it did, and perhaps I could pinch the extra apex material and tack it down, but I have so many well fitting bras that for the price of this one and considering the band alteration it would shortly need, it just isn't worth it. This bra reminds me a lot of the Freya Arabella plunge and I adore the aesthetics of both, but the Arabella stabbed my sternum. All pictures were taken on the tightest band hooks.

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    • 1

      I appreciate this review. I'd also need a true 28, but I need tons of apex projection, too. Checked the measurements and 9.5 may be a smidge too deep. Seems more like an F. Maybe I can find something similar with an opaque cup. I'm trying to find an unlined bra and prefer stiffer materials. I haven't looked at CK in a while...

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      I tried this a few months ago and had similar problems. With all the good luck I've had with Ellace and Bardot I was hoping their plunges would be the same, I had similar issues to what you are having with the wrinkling. I thought I had added the bra, but I think it arrived at a time when I was super busy traveling for work and had only a day or two home.

    • letstalkaboutbras it seems like I measured mine quite a bit deeper than others too. I often think I get a bigger number than most people when I measure depth on bras, and I don't know if it's my technique or what. I'm always careful to measure the deepest part of the cup regardless of where that is. It does look like an F on paper, I guess it's possible I got one that runs bigger. That said, the shape is still wrong for me - I know in a size down it would be too closed off for me.

      amandafire you entered your bra on here because I remember reading your write up of it too and you having the same problems. Unfortunate, I would love some unlined plunges to have around. I wonder if CK's Dare and Desire (or whatever they were called) are cut the same.

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      I've found their Unlined plunges run 1 cup deep. Although Ellace, Florence, and Bardot are good fits volume-wise, 30G Princess Plunge was enormous. I couldn't find my breast in all the wrinkles ;-)

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      I would hazard a guess the newer plunges & redesigned cups are all going to have this same shape which kinda sucks - I'd like to find one that fits me. I've never considered myself to have anything but very short roots so I'm surprised to find a bra that would cut in on me, hence why I'm more apt to call this "too projected at the apex in my correct size" rather than "too closed off in a size down", an example of which I've never encountered until now!

    • One of our users has had incredible luck with the new plunges (center and immediate projection are excellent), but she is at the opposite side of the range.

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      Love4Pollinators that's me! I love CK plunges because of their apex projection which I really need (everyone loves 3hcs but they just don't work for me due to lack of apex projection). As far as closed edges in CK plunges go, Cabaret is the most closed off, followed by Atomic, followed by the Princess Plunge, which is super open on top.

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  2. Fits much like my 38J - Curvy Kate ยป Cabaret Plunge Bra (CK5111) but a little wider and taller (I have gained a cup size since buying the 38J so this one fits now and the other doesn't). Unfortunately, the straps are super wide and I had to do some alterations to get them to fit (made the straps like the back of Ewa Michalak Sm Ty Wiesz... (743) ). The alterations are great, I get no strap slippage. I get a very slight quad on my fuller breast due to it being FOT. It's very deep and fairly narrow in this size. If you are FOB I bet most folks could size down a cup. The band is super tight at first, but will loosen up a bit after a few wears. Grab an extender at first.

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      Love the straps!!!

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      This bra fit you beautifully!

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    30FF

    Didn't fit

    This is so much prettier in hand than Curvy Kate's web photos show. I was dreading this colorway, and found myself pleased with its appearance.

    Pros:
    1. Good immediate projection
    2. Excellent apex projection
    2. Low gore
    3. Very consistent Curvy Kate band length
    4. Supportive band (3x3 fasteners) and straps (.75" wide)
    5. Deep cups

    Cons:
    1. Gore too tall/wide for center-full, close-set breasts (CFCS)
    2. Lower gore is 2.5" wide; too wide for my CFCS

    The cup edge is more closed than CK Atomic plunge: Atomic plunge fits me better than Cabaret along the top of the cup.

    Although it was a few months ago, Atomic did not cause quadding near the center. Cabaret causes quadding near ... the gore on both breasts. This surprised me. However, Cabaret is a 30FF and the Atomic was a 32F. When my breasts are properly supported, they sit very close together. The longer Atomic band may explain why I didn't quad near the gore. The longer band did not provide the support I prefer, unfortunately.

    The mesh is fine and relatively soft. I loathed Freya Ooh La La mesh as well as Ewa Michalak's Wanilla's mesh. Curvy Kate uses a finer softer mesh that the aforementioned brands. However, the mesh is not as fine as Lejaby's mesh. Those of us with sensitive skin will appreciate this information :-)

    Curvy Kate's band and straps are similar to Comexim and have earned my deep appreciation. They are remarkably supportive. Unlike Comexim and Ewa Michalak, Curvy Kate's bands are remarkably consistent. Generally, a 30" band fits me well in every style.

    Comexim, Curvy Kate, Panache, Cleo, Ewa Michalak, all have lower gore widths too wide for my CFCS breasts; 2.5" is the typical lower gore width. This causes a wire to sit on one breast along 50% of the breast's circumference. Painful. Gorsenia half cups and unlined models have more narrow lower gores; excepting their deep plunge.

    I noticed the wire width was too wide. Whoa. The 11" of depth allowed my girls to sit fully on the front of my chest....until they collided with the gore. So, either the band was too short and caused the wires to distort or I may be able to wear a more narrow wire. 11' inches of depth in a 30FF is unusual! To indulge my curiosity, I'm ordering a 32E to see if the wrinkles in the top of the cup as well as the quadding at the gore will disappear. Experimentation.

    Beautiful, supportive bra for less CFCS breasts.

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  4. I love this bra. I will say now that I've been wearing it for a few hours cleaning the house that it is a bit scratchy, but I think when I wash it it will be fine. I have not fallen out of it bending over, going up and down stairs, lifting things, etc. I love the narrow wires and the cool transparent mesh. I do not like the precious pink bows (how are pink bows sexy?) or the embroidery on the top of the cup, but the rest of the bra is very sexy. The gore is low, a real plunge, the ... gore tacks, the wires are pretty close to following my IMF, a smidge high under the armpits, but the cups are pretty close to the height of my short roots. The straps are fully adjustable. They are too wide for me and when I angle them in my larger side quads but when I put them where they should be they are off my shoulders. The back has stretch, but not as much as some (looking at you, Florence). Again, I love this bra and I love all the shirts I had to put away that I will now be able to wear again. Oh, the seams and embroidery are not very visible either. 9/10.
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    • Did the fabric soften after washing?

    • cupandahalf This is just in case you have notifications turned off. Insurance ;-)

    • Yes but not enough to make it super comfy. It's still a little scratchier than the Bardot for reference. I'm so sad because it's my best fit besides the straps which I haven't gotten around to fixing yet.

    • Thank you. When you find a comfy CK plunge that fits as well, I'll order it immediately. Atomic looks like it could be softer. I tried Dare and hated the material.

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      I'm going to try Atomic when it comes out in Plum. I adore mid mod style so I'm kinda excited. Thanks for that about Dare! Will avoid.

      Is it not amazing the size difference but shape concerns we share? I've been working on my Curvy Kate blog roundup. I'm kind of having fun being the CK expert ;)

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      Yes and I'm not full on top, but the short roots characteristic is a better prediction of fit. Thank you for trail blazing :-) :-)

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      Plum: swooning. There is a melon Atomic for $9.99. Great price, but I'll wait for plum, too.

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  5. 1
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    32GG

    Fits

    I have narrow, projected breasts (particularly centre projection) and I find that going up a cup size in Curvy Kate (at least in the new styles, with more consistent sizing) produces really good fit. The wires aren't particularly wide... The cup fabric is very firm, but also quite soft and delicate looking. The shape is very nice and uplifted but it doesn't produce a ton of cleavage. Bras with cups that fit rarely do... I don't love the pink accents. I may remove the (IMO oversized) hot pink bows, but there's no getting rid of the pink that embroidered into the upper cup lace. The lace is quite ... unusual - a bit eyelashy at the top of the upper cup and it appears to be appliqued. The upper cup is taped at the top (on the underside of the lace) which produces a firmer fit (might be useful to those with soft breast tissue). I hope they do this bra in a different colourway. I'll certainly try it and I bet I'll get a lot of use out of this almost-black bra.
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    32E

    Didn't fit

    This was an experiment that caused me a few days of discomfort. This bra has lovely qualities, but soft wires is not one of the qualities. ;-)

    Unfortunately, the outer wire hit either my underarm breast tissue or a pressure point, and I felt bruised for several days after a few moments of wear. I was not willing to experience the discomfort again just to capture photos. Yikes.

    The gore width is .1" wider than Curvy Kate's standard, .8". This combined with a firm wire creates immediate discomfort for my close-set, center-full breasts. The depth (10.2") is outstandingly deep for a 32E plunge. This depth combined ... with a looser band, created what looked like a good fit. However, the lingering discomfort proved otherwise.

    If you can tolerate .9" top gore width, 2" of bottom gore width, need immediate projection, and have average-tall roots, this plunge may fit you well. I cannot recommend it for shallow and or shorter roots.

    Straps are fully adjustable and will accommodate both tall and petite users. But, the cup definitely favors taller, projected roots as well as those who appreciate firm wires. Count me out ;-)

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    28E

    Didn't fit

    Very pretty and sexy! Unfortunately too closed on top for me.

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    Nice bra, but doesn't fit the same as the balcony styles. The section right about the top seam is a bit loose, but probably not loose enough to size down. The outer edge of the lace is kind of closed off though. Perhaps a different Curvy Kate plunge could work if the upper section is cut a bit differently. I can prevent some of the looseness by tightening the straps, but I have to tighten them so much it's not very comfortable.

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    I really hoped this bra would work for me, and it does look good on, but the super low gore hits me at just the right place to dig in like crazy. Just trying it on for a few minutes had me wanting to rip it back off. The band seems TTS, perhaps even a bit firm, so I think I need to size up to a 32 for CK anyway. Will pass this one along.

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    32J

    Hasn't set fit

    This bra is super pretty. The first proper see through bra I have ever owned. I don't love the fit as it separates my breast a lot but it's still a very nice looking bra. It also makes my breasts look fairly round under clothes I've only worn it once so far on a very long day and after not very long the gore started to dig in very badly. I have never had it that bad before, I was bruised when I took it off. As pretty as the bra is, I am not sure if I will be able to wear it again.

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