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Dottie Balcony Bra (CK6201)

SS2018 - Non-padded balcony bra with dotted fabric More...

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  1. So remember when I said I won't be wasting money on any more CK bras.

    Well the customer support person said Dottie is a must try! for me, and I've just been so curious why she would say that. So when I saw Dottie in this colourway for $10ish bucks (with some Black Friday discount code and whatnot), I was like, ehhhh... I'm getting it.

    Turns out... Dottie doesn't fit so bad at all (and nowhere near as bad as Ellace).

    I got it in 30GG because the same person told me I need a band size down and a cup size up and I would completely agree except for one ... thing. The wires in CK bras are awful. They bend and flex and holy crap, they are just so so flimsy--and combined with the smaller band they get really distorted and wrap around my torso. On the bright side, I get a very solid tack with the gore, and even though the wires stretch out reeeeeally far, like almost to my back far, they are not uncomfortable. This bra in general is very comfy except for the (you probably guessed it) too short straps.
    That being said, I'm toying with the idea of replacing the wires with something (if not narrower then at least) more sturdy. As well as replacing the straps with something longer.

    The cups fit pretty well to be quite honest. It's not an amazing lift, but it is lift and support. It's a three part cup made of mesh, and then on the lower part of the cup there is a layer of dotted stretch mesh over it. Kind of a weird choice, as the base mesh has zero stretch but ok I guess.
    The cup edge does cut in somewhat on my larger side. That's just how it be with me. Larger cups would definitely be too large for me.

    I'm glad to say the band has none of that weird tension that Ellace has. It's very even on top, middle, and bottom of the band. It is a very good sized band for me, the reason in most photos it looks like it rides up is because it is riding up... the straps are pulling on it like crazy!

    So overall I would say Dottie is way way better bra than Ellace (I'm so sorry, Ellace lovers. I just can't get over the bad experience with it!) I'm definitely considering getting it in black and beige!

    update: after wearing it a bit I have to admit it is comfy, it holds the shape (for what it is) throughout the day, and most importantly, the wide wire is not uncomfortable at all. The only thing I will say is uncomfortable is the short straps. I couldn't find the same colour anywhere, so I might replace them with just black tho idk how that will work. Maybe if I also replaced the bows with black ones as well. Shame though, as I was going to purchase the nude one as well.

    update / 20.01.2019.
    So I don't know if it happened because of the short straps constantly pulling up the bra even though the band was fine before, now it stretched out to the point of just being way way too loose. It rides up like crazy. Eh. They don't make it in 28 and even if they did I'm not sure I'd be purchasing it in 28 band.

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    • 1

      It is a gorgeous color and looks great on you!

      Wire switchout warning: It doesn't work so well if a different width, as it shortens the band, adds twisted tension (for lack of a better explanation) and distorts the depth/projection. If it's the same general width, it works well though.

      @Sovavosi tried it last year I believe so maybe she can add more personal insight on it?

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      The wires I bought weren't tall enough to match the channel. CK has huge channels and very stretchy bands. The band pulled the wires back so much that the wires angled in and poked me in the ribs. I'm going to guess you have to get narrower wires that will fill the channel entirely, and/or harder wires like Panache to resist the band pulling.

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      Mainly what I am worried about is that it will change the shape of the cup and cups will be like...too forward and pointy... if that's a legitimate concern even...

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      I think it can do that. I haven't had success with it yet. Save the original wires, they are easy to put back in if it doesn't work for you.

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      Thank you Sovavosi : -)

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      Yes thank you! Sovavosi :)

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      I don’t really have a problem changing wires but I strongly suggest matching the wire to you breast root first. You might be surprised about how wires actually fit you.

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      Wow, I love it! I know what you mean about the wires. I think I had the same problem with them in my old 30FF Bardot. I had at least a finger width of space between the wires and my root. I wonder how a 28G or 30FF would be on me in this.

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      I think if you can find one cheap (this colour seems to be discounted everywhere) you should def. give it a try! I's miles different than Ellace.

    • I think if you can find one cheap (this colour seems to be discounted everywhere) you should def. give it a try! I's miles different than Ellace.

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      It looks like the bra, at least here, is not available in 28 bands. For some reason, I thought it was an older one that was available in 28. The 30 band for this one is possibly too big, but if it’s cheap enough, it’s probably not a problem to start with the middle hooks as it would also be part of a larger collection/rotation. But I have so many other bras in mind, so this one is probably a back burner bra.

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      I believe I read somewhere the reason for such a wide wire on CK bras is (and I'm paraphrasing here) 'the wire needs to sit away from the breast in order to offer proper support'.
      I mean, sure.
      I will say I've been reaching for this bra a lot cause I'm in an EM slump and I've just been wearing this instead.

    • Hopefully the Nazeli bra will work well for you, and open up new opportunities.

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      Yeh, I hope so.
      I mean the 70FFs still fit I just bypass any EM bras and go for this one.
      Worst is I have 65GGs coming in lol. What am I gonna do with that, the cups will prolly be way larger than 70Gs.

      And why won't she do between cups waaaaaah

    • Hugs to you hon! Just view it as an investment into your future when your breasts decide to grow again, you are ready!! Plus, there is always a chance that your new bras run a bit smaller and will fit beautifully. <3

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    34FF

    Fits

    Good: comfortable, wires are the perfect length and as flexible as I like them, pretty, and it does fit.
    Not so good: while I tend to feel constricted and breathless a lot and therefore like "moderate" support, this feels like almost zero support.
    And while (as I've just discovered) I need some good immediate projection, this seems like ALL immediate projection, so it's a bit like laying my boobs on a table. The resulting shape is definitely not my favourite.
    Straps quite wide (in my case, cutting-into-my-armpit-fat wide).

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    Violet colorway

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    34H

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    Sangria colorway

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    36FF

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    Added on Jul 28, 2018



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    34GG

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    36GG

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    Added on Nov 22, 2018



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