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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