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Bras » Curvy Kate » Cabaret Plunge Bra (CK5111) » 30E 30:6

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Fits ribcage67.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band75.9
Band Length59.7
Cup width12.8
Cup depth22.8
Wire length20.0
Cup height16.2
Cup separation2.1
Gore height3.8
Wing height6.9
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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  1. 6
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    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 ;-)

    • 2

      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. 0
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    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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  3. 0
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    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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    Black colorway

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    Added on Jul 24, 2016