Band: wide 3 hook closures. Firm, I'm between sizes so I'd rather size up (34 instead of my usual 32) Cups: bottom doesn't wrinkle but the seam feels funny at the bottom, probably not enough projection but just by a little. Cups don't offer enough center fullness for me so I quad really bad Wires/gore: average-narrow. Looks like CK definitely did start making their bras narrower. Gore is really low, perfect for my close set breasts Appearance: beautiful red color. A light daisy print on the fabric and daisy embroidery on the mesh/lace. Slightly pointed silhouette but nothing crazy.
CUP HEIGHT: *Strap to Apex to Wire: 8.5" *Strap to Bottom of Wing: 7.25"
This bra fits me very comfortably. The only issue I have with it is a little gapping and puckering on top, which seems to be easily mitigated by taking in a tiny bit of the mesh fabric along the line where it meets the satin. Then the cups appear to be an exceptional fit.
I also didn't think it was giving my full-on-bottom breasts very much lift. Then I put a t-shirt on and noticed how much higher my breasts were sitting than usual. After a full shift as a barista (lots of bending, reaching, constant walking) and a 2.5 mile walk in 90 degree heat, this bra is still comfortable. There's no chafing, digging, poking, squishing, or other maiming of my boobs going on.
I would say that this bra definitely runs large. I'd order down a cup size. It's also very tall. The wires are narrower with deeper cups than most Curvy Kate. This also doesn't allow for a ton of immediate projection. Would be better for someone with more even fullness and less projection. Overall though this bra just ran really large for a 28F. I'd say it would be more similar to a 30F
The combination of my greater outer fullness and the too-small cups means my nipples are visible through the mesh area of the cup. The elastic along the unlined top edge would've been ideal for my mismatched breast sizes, but because of the smaller cups, the mesh cuts into my breast tissue, resulting in quad boob.
I can't figure out what's wrong with this bra. It looks shallow, the upper lace cuts the top and centre of my breasts but I can't quite fill the centre of the cup. The lower part of the cup is made of a stiffer material compared to the lace on the upper part, and these materials don't go well together., so the diagonal seam is raised and shows a lot. The cups are too wide and I can't fill the bottom. I'll probably upload the pictures to see if someone can give me some advice on how to fix it so I can actually wear it. Aesthetically this bra is extremely beautiful and it's very comfortable
This bra is pretty. The fabric has subtle grey daisies printed on it, and the lace across the top has big daisies. This is a more exciting version of a plain black plunge bra. This bra did not fit me at all. The cups were too small. They were collapsing at the bottom, quadding at the top, and boobs were spilling out at the side.
Band runs a full size small. It's tighter than my 36GG Florence. (Both are black.) The cup seems the same volume, so sister-sizing worked.
The opaque fabric that makes up the bottom of the cup and bra cradle is surprisingly thick. Unfortunately, that makes the apex seam pretty thick as well. I hope it isn't obvious under shirts.
It's pretty narrow and deep for a plunge. There isn't enough immediate projection for me so the cup wrinkles at the bottom and my boobs climb up to align better with the apex. I think cookies might help because I have so little tissue below the nipples to fill out ...the lower cup.
The elastic at the top of the cup is sewn strangely tight. It causes a slight gathering effect. Not an issue for my short roots, but anyone who's not short-rooted or FOB would probably want to avoid this bra or remove it. It also ruins the look of the daisy embroidery, Imo.
The armpit area gapes just like every Curvy Kate I've tried. Aesthetically awful but comfy for someone like me who gets very swollen and sore in that area.
I also purchased the matching hipster briefs. The size 22 fits a 51" hip. That's probably the minimum for this size. I'm barely filling out the butt. Read more 109 more words
This bra doesn't fit my boobs too well, I have to scoop outwards and down to actually be in the cups, and because that shape is a mismatch with my natural positioning and tissue concentration (I think the bra would work better for FoB, slightly splayed breasts.) So for me it was really uncomfortable. From the top or side you can see that the shape was very triangular/pointy and rather unappealing. The cups were also far too wide, but I believe that was an issue with band/cup grading (is that the right term?) that many brands have, unfortunately, those brands are unwearable for me. Wires that jut back under my arms and sometimes even around my back, are just not comfortable! So - though I wasn't surprised this wasn't a match - this bra not fitting was a disappointment because it was the only one, in a Brastop shipment containing 6 bras, that wasn't damaged in some way.
Yuck. After taking an Ewa Michalak plunge off, this felt horrible. I'm definitely happier in a padded bra, but this was on sale so I thought I'd try a Curvy Kate unpadded bra. Big fat fail. A little snug in the band, but even if I would have used an extender, the gore and cups were much too far apart. The armpit area felt like I was getting my arm sawed off. The shape was incredibly pointy, which is the opposite of my liking. I remember why I stick with lined or padded bras!
Wow, what a disappointment! It definitely had potential to work for me, since it has a short gore(yay), and has wide-set-cups. And yet, somehow I had empty space both on the bottom and on the top of this bra. The cups are so tall the wires were pressing into my ribcage, while not actually enclosing any of my breast tissue. My first foray into CK is definitely not a winner.