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Daydreamer Balcony Bra (CK5401)

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  1. 6
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    30G

    Didn't fit

    This may be the Cleo Lily we've been waiting for:
    -Up front
    -Rounded
    -Substantial straps
    -Supportive band
    -Excellent immediate projection
    -Excellent center projection
    -Short-root friendly

    If you liked Cleo Lily, here she is...improved. Seriously.

    30G CK Daydreamer vs CK Florence
    -The wire channel is thicker, but not wider: I measured ;-)
    -The fabric is more supportive, but still relatively lightweight.
    -The immediate projection is slightly better.
    -The lift is BETTER. That was the most surprising difference.
    -The cup width is .25" more narrow.

    I definitely need a 30GG in this style because the cup is especially narrow. And, I'm not a fan of the kitsch fabric. However, this is a well-designed, supportive bra! And, I look forward to a more elegant fabric....soon. :-)

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    Updated on Jan 25, 2017 Flag this


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    • 1

      It is a great bra. I loved the feel of the fabric: way better than most Curvy Kates. I wish I had bought a 38jj

    • 1

      cupandahalf The fabric is so different and wonderful! I thought Ellace was my favorite until Daydreamer arrived. Amazing. Thanks so much for bringing this design to my attention!

    • 1

      I wish CK unlined bras worked for me. I've tried 4 now including Cascade (I think the same cut as Daydreamer). The fabric was the nicest part about that bra and I think Daydreamer is similar.

    • letstalkaboutbras I thought Cascade and Daydreamer were the same cut, too. I assure you, they are not. Cascade was too shallow near the wire and I tried in two different sizes hoping to find a better fit. But, Daydreamer has excellent immediate projection. $24 on Amazon in certain sizes.... ;-)

    • 1

      Love4Pollinators Aw, darn, I could have gotten it for cheap to try, too. The problems I had with Cascade were that I'm too FoB and narrow for it. I couldn't fill the lace part at all and the band fought with my flared ribcage. Daydreamer looks really nice on you. I don't hate the print that much :)

    • 1

      I think I will try the 40j and take in the band. I think it's cheap on eBay right now too

    • 1

      Amazon wasn't showing a 30GG anywhere, but there it was when I tried to exchange this 30G. Equal exchange! :-) :-) I'm thrilled because I couldn't find a 30GG on EBay either. And, there is no sign of a different fabric...anywhere. Hoping the 30GG dimensions are perfect. I'm so done with too small bras!

    • 1

      Wow! Good to know! Thanks for the review! It looks really nice on you!

    • 3

      So the SS17 style that I think will be similar in cut, comparing pictures, is the equally kitschy Vegas, in a neon flamingo print. It is both hideous and amazing and I must have it: http://thepetitecollegiate.com/2016/08/04/curvy-kate-ss17/

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      cupandahalf Giggling. "Hideous and amazing and I must have it." :-) :-)

    • 1

      I want a few bras that cause me to smile. And, Vegas with those freaking pink flamingos may be just what I need. ;-)

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  2. 3
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    28FF

    Hasn't set fit

    My shape: short narrow roots, center full but splayed, even FOT/FOB. My current best fit is the Cleo Lily in 28FF. I have a 30F CK Bardot whose cups fit well (the straps are too wide) and many 28FF Marcies, whose cups are a little gappy, and whose straps and wires are a little wide, but I love just the same.

    My initial impression of this bra was that despite its measurements, it's fairly shallow. The shape it gave was rounded, minimized and a little East-West (which is new for me!). Prior to altering it, the cups seemed small and cut into my center ... fullness. I narrowed the bottom of the gore to open up the top of the cups, and now it fits with zero room to spare, and with significant wrinkling at the bottom center of the cup. I have the straps extended as far as they'll go, but think that might be more due to the cups being a little small than the straps being short.

    That said, it now looks great. The cup height and strap placement seem perfect, which may be partially due to it being a little small in the cups.

    The wing is angled low under the arm, but widens at the back to accommodate the 3 hook clasp. I've uploaded a picture of it over a 28FF Cleo Lily for comparison. The materials are soft but fairly rigid, with the weight of the non-stretch lace being especially nice. The band is standard power mesh.

    Overall, I'm still trying to figure this one out, and may update in the future!

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    • Thanks for your review! It seems to become more immediately projected throughout the range. Interesting how scaling can change these fit characteristics. I'm thrilled your alteration helped :-)

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      Thanks Love4Pollinators ! I really appreciate your reviews (and wish I could share my boobs ability to overlap wires!) and had noted the ..um... bimodal nature of the reviews for this bra and its presumed clones. Since it was cheap on Brastop I decided to give it a try.
      The scaling in this size is pretty close to perfect on the straps and band, now if CK can just Bardot-ize the cups about 75%.....

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  3. 2
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    30G

    Didn't fit

    My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.

    Unfortunately this fits a whole band size large (32). It fits about true to size in the cups if you have short roots; it cuts in a bit on my larger side.
    Sadly the straps are painfully too short on the longest setting. I'm so bummed!

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Feb 21, 2018 Flag this


    • 1

      I also wish they didn't use such stretchy bands! I loved that bra.

    • 1

      Interesting. The 30G I measured was so much like the other Curvy Kate 30 bands. Variation.....sigh.

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  4. 2
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    28JJ

    Didn't fit

    I really love this bra. It's made of a lightweight, silky material and feels much lighter to me than the CK Ellace. It's like not wearing anything, that's how light it feels on the body. This bra also pulls my splayed boobs back to the center and gives me a nice, rounded shape. The top sheer part is very friendly to my sloping shape and is not itchy, despite the appearance. The center gore feels good and the straps aren't set too wide like the CK Princess. It's also fairly projected, though not Ellace levels of projection. It still slides down on me. Despite that, I think I like this bra more than the Ellace.

    Floral colorway

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    Updated on Sep 06, 2017 Flag this

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    Comfort
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    Excellent!

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    • 2

      It's really a great bra. I wish Vegas, its replacement, was as comfortable.

    • 1

      That's disappointing to hear. I ordered a Vegas along with this one.

    • 1

      I hope you like it. I find the band elastic/lace to be the problem sadly. But I have imf sensitivity issues.

    • 3

      If you're not terribly sensitive, you will probably be fine in the Vegas. I was one of those kids who would throw a fit if I could feel the seam on my sock underneath my toes, but I didn't notice the Vegas being uncomfortable. I only wore it for a few minutes though. If you do have more sensitive skin, listen to cupandahalf!

    • 3

      Full disclosure I still wear it and it is my second best fitting bra I own right now so the discomfort is minimal. I also might cut the lace off and enclose the elastic in soft fold over elastic but that's just how I roll.

    • 1

      Progress! So glad you found something that mostly works. :-) Bra fitting can be intensely frustrating. Phew!

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  5. 1
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    28H

    Didn't fit

    My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.

    This fits about like a tight 30G-ish. I think the wires are a bit too wide, and the straps a bit too short, for this to be comfortable enough to keep.

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  6. My shape: short and narrow roots, projected FOB breasts and sensitive skin.

    This is my favourite bra ever. I have been wearing it for 2-3 months now.
    The wings of this bra are especially short, which makes it amazingly comfortable. The wires are quite narrow and the gore is relatively low and narrow too.
    The fabric is very soft and silky while being rigid. The cups are not strechy at all. The band however is made of strech mesh and it is very stretchy. I am already on the 2nd hook. This is the only downsite to this bra in my opinion.
    It give a very roundes and uplifted shape, ... similar to Cleo Lily Balconnet Bra (7351) and Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831), but without the discomfort of their long wires.
    The lace on top of the cup is thick and shows a little bit under thin shirts.

    This bra might not fit well for women with FOT or tall roots as the cup might cut in. For women who like tight bands, i suggest going down a band size and one cup size up. Compared to 30GG - Cleo » Hettie Balconnet Bra (9011) , the band is looser and the cups are smaller.

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      This is an impressive bra. I can't tolerate Cleo's narrow straps, narrow bands, hard wires, and wider gore width. But, Curvy Kate has improved all those Cleo characteristics with their Daydreamer.

    • 2

      I also loved it when I tried it but I think it was a cup size too small. Now it's sold out. I really hope the Vegas is just like it. It's cut the same way.

    • cupandahalf Vegas seems to have a similar cut, but the colors are very similar... and not my taste at all! I juste bought a green Cascade, I hope it will fit me as well as daydreamer!

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  7. 1
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    32H

    Didn't fit

    Today is the first day I've been able to wear this bra as it was originally too big. But thanks to some weight gain, I'm getting to really try it out today.

    Me: slightly FOB, very soft tissue, very centerfull, narrow and high set roots, need lots of immediate projection. The bra that usually fits the best is CK Florence in 32H, so I assumed I would need a 32H in Daydreamer as well. Hint: I was wrong.

    The Good:
    • It's a really pretty bra. It feels very pinup-y to me.
    • I like the laminated fabric of the lower part of the bra.
    • The straps are slightly stretchy and ... comfortable
    • The center projection and immediate projection are both fantastic in this bra.

    The Not-So-Good:
    • I don't like the upper fabric. It's much looser than the lower fabric and less supportive, which gives me in-cup quadding and loose fabric on top. someone with firmer and more upper fullness than I may not have this problem.
    • This band is bigger and stretchier than my Florence. When I first received this bra, I had to fasten it on the tightest hooks, and it was still a bit loose.

    Measurements coming as soon as I can find my measuring tape!


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    38J

    Didn't fit

    Fit: Except for very slight quad/tissue escape on the side, it fits. The underwire is narrow and short on the sides. The band is more like a 40 than a 38, very stretchy. The cups are true to size. The gore is nice and low so I don't have my breasts pushing it out too much. The shape is unbeatable if you want round, projected breasts that face forward. This bra might be a Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) for narrower, shorter-rooted/high breasts.

    After reviewing a lot of measurements, in this size this is a quite similar cut ... to the Curvy Kate Cascade Balcony Bra (CK3601), which is a very slightly shallower, lower gored cousin of the Curvy Kate Bardot Balcony Bra (SG3101), Curvy Kate Florence Balcony Bra (CK8001), and Curvy Kate Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401).

    Look: It's got a cute pink and black floral print with baby blue bows. The top of the cup is sheer in my size. This is not exactly my style, but it's fine.

    Comfort: Oh those low wires not poking or anything is really luxurious. The embroidered cups are slightly itchy, as is the narrow elastic on the band. However the main cup fabric is silky and soft. The straps are stretchy and soft.


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    Pink floral colorway

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    Updated on Aug 05, 2016 Flag this


    • This looks fantastic on you!!

    • Love4Pollinators Thanks so much! I might go back and buy it again, especially when it starts showing up on ebay. It was super comfy, but I worried about the side quad a bit.

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  9. 0
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    28GG

    Didn't fit

    My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.

    The band runs a size large (30"), and, at least on me, the cups run at least a 1/2 size small. So I'd say this fits like a 30FF-ish? I think the cups are just too small for this to be worth keeping.

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    32E

    Didn't fit

    I took a chance on this one. The measurements weren't too far off, but the fit is completely different than I expected.

    The wires are slightly narrow on me, and they do flex when stretched, so not terribly uncomfortable. But certainly not an ideal fit. The 3/4" wide gore gives nice separation while not being too tall to sit on my close-set shape. The non-stretch cups have nice projection but are very closed up top and consequently they quad on me severely (Not that I'm very full on top, but it does seem better suited for full on bottom). The band is also shorter than I prefer, plus it's only a single layer mesh.

    Black Floral Print colorway

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