My acquisition of this bra was definitely the result of some advanced bra finagling!
The first thing to know about the Curvy Kate Daily Dream is that it doesn't work well on full on top shapes. I tried this bra in a 30G initially, and my boobs were /spilling/ out the top. This has to do with shape and with size, I believe, as I would say that the Daily Dream runs a bit small in the cup. I really liked the bra, though, so I had to make the decision of whether I wanted to try a 30GG or 30H next, and my intuition said 30H, so ...that's what I tried.
I'll be honest: volume wise, the 30H is a bit too big for me. But, with it being just a bit too big for me and with my incompatible shape, I made it work. So, yes I have a bit of quadding in this bra, and yes I don't quite fill up the bottom of the cups or the sides of the cups for more than just shape reasons, I think, but the bra still fits me well enough that I'm going to keep it!
Anyway, aside from my trying to fit a round boob into a slightly differently round bra issues, I really like this bra! The material is super comfortable from the cups to the band to the straps. The bra is pretty nicely round; though, personally, I might like it to be a bit rounder.
Something about the band length does feel a bit odd to me. I stretched it to 29 inches, but it still feels a little loose on me. It's not loose enough to warrant me moving on to the middle hook, though. I also think the band on this bra is kind of tall, but keep in mind that I'm 5'2 with a short torso for my height. The wires at the sides don't bother me, though. Read more 216 more words
This bra is AMAZING! I wear Ewa Michalak exclusively, so you can imagine my requirements to be happy: narrow wires, projection, rounded shape, lots of uplift, and boobs up front, not east/west. This bra ticks all of my boxes, and YES, it's Curvy Kate! I purchased this bra used from someone else, and I immediately ordered 2 more from Belle Lingerie right after I tried it. It's that good. I think the Daily Dream will now be my everyday/work bra. I wear scrubs to work, and I notice with this bra my boobs fit in my scrubs a tiny bit better than with my Ewa Michalak S bras. This shade of beige is also the *perfect* nude for me. Most beiges are too yellow against my skin, and this one is more cool-toned. For reference, I currently wear 70J/JJ in Ewa Michalak.
I picked this up as it was one of the only other 28JJs I could find on Amazon. This bra is kind of average to me. The wires are super wide, they are almost on my back. The top seems suited for short rooted/sloping shapes, as I only have a slight gap at the top of the cup on both sides. At the bottom of the cup I get a flattening effect above the underwire, I am guessing because it is too shallow? This bra gives me a half sphere look and I really don’t like how it looks under a shirt. For those with smaller breasts that have short roots, this bra would make a very nice t-shirt bra.
The first noticeable thing is the band is quite tight; definitely requires an extender for me (currently between 32 and 34 band size). The cup is TTS, if not a touch small. If I had any more volume, I'd definitely be quadding. The top is not stretchy at all, but still accommodating to FoT breasts. I generally get at least some amount of cut-in with all ...UK bras, and don't at all with this. The material is really soft, matte microfiber. The band has some nice detailing that keep the bra from being too boring.
I wasn't crazy about the shape without a shirt on; however, once I tried a shirt on over top it, I really get the whole 'upfront technology' CK is touting in their recent models. The shape is very round and all kinds of uplifted! The wires are a bit wide for me, and I do get some wrinkling by the wire, but it's barely noticeable in my larger breast, and it's not at all noticeable under clothes.
Ultimately, I decided to only keep the beige color, as my lingerie drawer runneth over at the moment and I only have one other 'nude' bra in my current rotation.
Notable difference between the beige and black colorway:
- the band on the black is smaller - the wires on the beige are a touch wider - the cups are a bit smaller on the black - the materials, especially around the wires and band, feel smoother and less irritating on the beige compared to the black Read more 188 more words
Well, this is labeled a 28 and obviously CK doesn't sell 26s (and not that many 28s either), but it measures to a pretty TTS 26. I'm not sure if it's the same in all colors or just this funky neon green, but this bra might be a great find for someone who really needs 26s but doesn't want the expense of going Polish or custom. It's actually VERY tight on me and I'm not sure if I'll keep it, but if it stretches out it'll probably be fine. It also definitely runs a full cup size small.
My review of my previous attempt at this bra (in 28FF) ...talks about the design a lot, but again: I love the detail of part of the band being mesh and the button on the gore also having little polka dots. This green isn't as neon as it could be since it's kind of pastel, but it certainly is bright and will show under shirts. I really enjoy the wider straps, which are very comfy. The cups are very closed on top -- I have even vertical fullness and the cup cut into my larger side just a little, so I'd stay away if you're FOT.
If the band wasn't so tight, I think I'd really love this bra. It's fun with unique details and gives a lifted appearance. Tricky sizing though! Read more 121 more words
Quick little Bravissimo order because it was on sale for $19, and matching quick little review because it’s 2am. Wow, is this band tight. The tightness comes not as much from the actual length of the band as the fact that it barely stretches three and a half inches before the wires begin to distort, and the band length is only originally like 21.9in (can’t remember exactly), so this is for sure effectively a 26 band and might even be able to suit a 24. Though I’m a 26 band, I wouldn’t have been able to breathe with this bra fastened without the extender I put on it ...to try it on.
Other than the ultra tiny band, this is too small in the cup. This bra actually does a great job of illustrating something I didn’t realize for awhile, which is that a too-small cup can make it SEEM like the gore is too wide for your breasts, when in fact the gore just has no room because there’s too much boob there. This makes a lot of sense to me now because I’m so not close-set as to be almost splayed, but I totally didn’t understand this concept at the beginning of my bra journey when most of the bras I was trying on were small in the cup and I just chalked the gore pressing on my tissue up to it being too wide.
I got the green/white color (Pear something...?) and it’s adorable! I really love the tiny button on the top of the gore and the fact that it itself has polka dots too. The straps measure to just over 0.6 inches in width, but they look wider to me and I think they probably provide a little more support than if they were slimmer. But maybe take that assertion with a grain of salt because I have an actual skin irritation on my shoulder which is partly the fault of my Ewa Michalak M Perłowy, so I have a temporary vendetta against thin straps. This bra may not be the sexiest, but it’s very cutesy and I think it’s really fun. I’ll check if 28G is in stock and then get an exchange as soon as I take pics tomorrow (...today?). Read more 269 more words
Where have you been all my life, darling? This bra is my new favourite and I'm never taking it off, for real. It's more comfortable than anything I ever had. The shape under clothing is the best: gathered forward, projected, lifted to the moon, with a defined peak, not too round (which I love). The cups fit me like a dream, but you might need to size up like I did as they come a tad small. For reference my breasts are FOB, short roots, average width roots (not too narrow or wide), projected, tons of center fullness. Cons: the gore is too high/wide which means it sits ...on my breast tissue, but this bra is so soft that I don't mind. Straps are too far in my armpits even though I have broad shoulders and never had this problem with any other bra. Once again, this bra is amazing so I forgive. It's the first bra that doesn't give me cleavage, something that is almost inevitable with so much center fullness; the separation is so refreshing! The Indigo colourway is so much better in person than it is in the pictures: the perfect mixture of casual minimalism and the right dose of spice. I already ordered the Apple colourway too, and can't wait for CK to release more and more versions of this fantastic gem.
Edit: the Apple colourway arrived, the band is quite a bit tighter than the Indigo (which is great), but the cups are also smaller: I'm quadding out of the middle so much that it pushes the gore away from my sternum. Read more 160 more words
I'm searching for a decent fitting, inexpensive nude with great projection while I wait for a 65J Comexim Elena two seam half cup.
This bra has not only great lift, but also a surprising amount of immediate projection. Short-rooted twins rejoice: the cup will not swallow you or present an open field near the strap. If, however, you are full on top and/or have tall roots, I can nearly guarantee quad boob. Even my short-pair quads a bit.
The band is shorter than what I expected; stretching to 27". Great for those of us who need sub 28" bands.
The seams show. Full stop. I'm recovering from "seam aversion."
If you have both close-set and center-full breasts, this is an unlikely fit. The gore wires are simply too wide at the base. Nonetheless, it may be worth trying if you can easily return it.
I should probably wear a 32JJ, but I ordered this size because it was dirt cheap on Amazon for some reason ($18 instead of $65 for the other sizes). I wanted to try out the new Curvy Kate fit, so this was a safe way to do it. I have to say I'm impressed! This is definitely the best-fitting Curvy Kate bra I've ever tried. No more upside down 7 or east/west boobs -- this bra has got some serious uplift, plus it brings the girls front-and-center. The shape is a nice, naturally rounded shape as well. The band is a smidge too tight (not the bra's fault ...- I normally wear a 32), the wires are a tad bit too wide, and the center gore does not lie flat (but I'm very close set, so that's not surprising). However, if I had this bra in my proper size, I'd probably still wear it regularly even though the wires and gore aren't perfect.
If you are a fan of Polish bras, I'd definitely recommend giving the new Curvy Kate a try! The fit isn't exactly the same, but it's close enough that I'd now consider it another option, especially if I needed a bra quickly from Amazon. Read more 98 more words