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Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401)

Since AW2015 - Unpadded balcony bra with stretch lace in the upper part of the cup. More...

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  1. 6
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    30F

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    I tried this model in a 28F (http://bra.pe/XY3C/) already and the cups felt really small and didn't fit properly. But thanks to Calluna and lcl0706 I gave it another try in 30F and this is so much better. Thanks for convincing me! The color looks better then expected. I originally wanted to get a blue one but this was on sale on bravissimo.com. It's a mix between purple and Bordeaux red and it looks even more intense in person then on the photos. I also like the shiny straps and the band at the bottom.

    The cups are filled out perfectly, ... the gore finally tacks and there is enough space at the top in front. I also don't get that weird pressure on the outside of my breasts anymore. The wires are still a bit too wide but they are soft so I don't feel them. The elastic in front of my armpits wrinkles and there is some empty space. It gets worse, when I lift my arms and better when I move the straps towards my neck. But it's completely invisible under clothes. I guess it would fit even better on someone with wider, and possibly taller roots since the sides are quite high. Surprisingly the shape is also more projected then in the 28F probably the cups were indeed pulled flat by the band due to the soft wires.

    Comfort is amazing. I have this for over two month now and wear it quite often. At first it felt way too loose but wearing it to work I noticed that it doesn't shift around and my boobs don't move much. Only when I bend over the gore lifts of my sternum slightly and the stretch lace feels like it could allow my breast to move forward making it feel less secure. Overall it doesn't quite match the support and shape of my super tight 28Fs but in return it is more comfortable toward the end of the day. Also the larger portion of stretch lace provides some room for swelling which makes it a great period bra.

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    Updated on Apr 29, 2018 Flag this


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    • 1

      I love the color! Thank you for sharing :-)

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      Looks great! Yay! Even though it’s kinda similar to my crimson, I’m looking at getting this colour in a 32DD or 32E, as I find the 30 a bit too tight in this style and need to use an extender. I want to see if it fits more comfortably from the start. I’m leaning towards the E because I might have the band altered to make the tension more even, as the top is looser compared with the bottom (which is one reason I have a bit of wrinkling at the side wire because it’s not flexing the wire far enough back) and the cup might be a little bit taller to contain my super soft tissue better at the seam with the lace better than it does in the 30E. But I might get a wee bit of extra depth in the 32DD that will be sufficient. Anyway...

    • 1

      A very nice fit. Thanks for posting the review!

    • 1

      That looks stunning on you!

    • Thank you all so much.

      @Calluna Looking at the other pictures it seems like most people get this wrinkling on the sides of the cups to some extend. So maybe this is just a design flaw. Or this bra is made for very wide breast that tend to spread out to the sides.

      I think altering it is a good idea. But maybe we should just remove some fabric and a bit of the elastic from between the straps and the wires instead of making the upper elastic on the band shorter (If I understand you correctly). I had less wrinkling on the sides of my 28F because the wires were pulled wider. But it was uncomfortable to have them sit so far behind my breast tissue. Also you could loose some space in front and the distorted wires could make the gore dig in. But I am just guessing at this point.

    • Yeah, I'm not sure if it's a design flaw or not because my Florence has the same issue. It's probably made for a v shaped chest where the top needs less tension because the rib cage is naturally wider, thus pulling the tension on the wires better. That type of alteration might work too.

    • Gorgeous! Congratulations :-)

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  2. 6
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    28F

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    In my blog review I break down this bra (the black colorway), the latte bra in 28F, and the white bra in 30E. I review all three at the same time. It's a great shape for narrow and short roots that need projection! This has quickly become my favorite unlined bra. Full details on the blog!

    Black colorway

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    30E

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    In my blog review I break down this bra (the white colorway), the black bra in 28F, and the latte bra in 28F. I review all three at the same time. It's a great shape for narrow and short roots that need projection! This has quickly become my favorite unlined bra. Full details on the blog!

    Updated on Dec 18, 2016 Flag this


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      Thank you for the review! I'm intrigued... I tried a couple CKs in my early bra fitting days and the fit was just off for me, so I've been reluctant to try again. How do you find the shape (say...in comparison to EMs SM and Cleo's Marcie?)

    • Wilderness1 I find it more rounded than the SM's for sure. SM's were quite minimizing on me. Ellace is almost as round as Marcie, but the fabric isn't as stiff (in my size) so I'd say it's between SM and Marcie on the basketball boobs scale. I do know that starting one cup larger, so 28FF and equivalent sister sizes on up, CK changes the construction to be more supportive - it has wider straps, a 3x3 closure, and possibly stiffer fabric (?). I was surprised at how lightweight the bra is, and I don't think it's quite so lightweight in larger volumes.

    • 1

      Okay, well, I may keep my eye out for a sale on this one so I can try it. I haven't tried EM's SM or BM because I've read mixed reviews about what it does for shape so that's good to know. Thanks for the tidbit about shape change on the bra over 28FF sizes.

    • 1

      I just bought this bra today at the boutique near me. The black is gorgeous! I ended up taking home the latte because the black colorway was a tiny bit off in the cup size. The red and latte colorways fit great and had good projection, as you described. Thanks for the review!

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    28F

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    In my blog review I break down this bra (the latte colorway), the black bra in 28F, and the white bra in 30E. I review all three at the same time. It's a great shape for narrow and short roots that need projection! This has quickly become my favorite unlined bra. Full details on the blog!

    Latte colorway

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    • 1

      It is!! Looks gorgeous on you!

    • Thank you!

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  5. 6
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    40JJ

    Didn't fit


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      I agree they are just not made for the over j cup breast . I had the same issues as you with both the "old" and "New " cuts made no difference . I like a taller side band as well or I get that cutting in and side boob escaping lumping not pretty under tee shirts thing so it's not a plus size issue more like a how women are made issue ;) but I am soft and squishy . I need wider straps and found them too thin as well . I actually had thought with all the talk they had changed and was disappointed with trying them again .

      I like reading not positive reviews on blogs, mostly I just read "I love the bras" ...sounds like an ad even if it's not . I am more likely to believe a blogger that posts less frequently and both the good and bad .

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      @lvp To be perfectly honest, I think Curvy Kate only makes up to a K cup so they can say they offer it, regardless of how well it fits in that size range. It's sort of like when brands advertise that they offer "plus sizes", but they only go up to a size 18.

      I feel like the Ellace and all their new cuts might be best for someone in the D-G range, and it rapidly declines with each cup size.

      Thank you for your feedback. :) I try to be as honest as possible with my reviews. Most of them are neutral leaning positive, but I don't sugarcoat my negative reviews. I do have some that are really really positive, but it's mostly because I'm excited about finding a good fit. I do review samples but I don't lie if I hate a product or have faults with it.

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      I didn't feel this post was super negative! It was just honest.

      The Ellace for me was ridiculous. The straps were stretchy but even worse was that silly stretchy lace that just let my boobs hang out and swish around. I think their problem is they don't change their designs for larger cup and band sizes. That lace would be fine if I had firm tissue but I think all of us past like a 36G are going to have softer, pendulous tissue that needs more support. If they had just double lined the lace and made the straps non-stretch it would have been my perfect bra. Ugh.

    • 1

      I read your review too and I never thought it negative. In fact I need to hear about the larger cup size construction issues. I have admired this bra and always held back mostly because of the sheerness of the cup but too thin straps doesn't help me either and I am not in your cup size. The sides cutting in and rolling drives me nuts too.

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      What if you took off one set of your comfy straps from a bra that doesn't fit anymore and replaced the straps? Do you think that would help enough? Or if you took in the band at the hooks and eyes and replaced the narrow hooks and eyes with wider three or four hook closures? Do you have the same problems with the lace that I did (no support in my upper quadrant)?

    • 1

      I appreciate your review, and I don't think it came across as negative for negativity's sake. I have been considering the Ellace, and I will probably steer clear now.

      I am a 34J at the moment. Curvy Kate Portia is one of my better fitting bras and certainly one of the most comfortable, or so I thought. My main issues with it are construction, as you have described, and the damn straps. The gore is also too low, but IMO that is a shape issue. I have been wearing it on my days off and around the house a lot, but I wore it to work yesterday and that was a mistake. The straps were driving me crazy and I just didn't feel supported by the end of the day.

      After my success Portia I was considering ordering more Curvy Kate bras if I could find a style that better fits my shape, but your post reminded me of the reasons I had been steering clear of them.

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      cupandahalf roxannelovesbras triumphof

      Thank you for the feedback!

      I wore this bra one more time since writing the review and I actually had to go home and change because my boobs had literally slid down and were hanging below the gore. It was practically a boob sling that offered zero support or shaping and pretty much just held my boobs.

      It also looks like it's been through a war even though I only wore it 6 times max. I never even washed it and it looks stretched out and sad.

      I've retired it to the bra graveyard, but I think I will experiment with putting new wires in it. I have plenty of old bras that I could take apart and make myself a Frakenbra using this bra as a base. I'll update or write a post when I do that

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      I wonder if you could line the lace with stretch tulle to make it more supportive too?

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      cupandahalf I might try that!

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  6. 5
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    30E

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    Here’s my initial review of the crimson colour: http://bra.pe/XYSX/

    This bra was cheap. Suuuper cheap. So cheap that I opted for the 30E in it because the sister sizes were double or more. It’s perhaps not my perfect size as I have few fit issues with this, and a sister size might be better, but I knew the fit well enough from my other one to be confident about ordering the same size in a different colour.

    My shape, in case you don’t see the other review... narrow roots that are average to short (or taller but deflated and functionally short) and my tissue is soft and ... malleable, and definitely pendulous, which leans towards full on bottom and center full. I need projection at the wire but only average depth at the apex.

    Like my crimson Ellace, the band is pretty snug, and while I can clasp it on the loosest hooks and it feels ok, it’s not comfortable for the long term. So I have my trusty extender and typically use it on the middle hook (sometimes the tightest), extending it fully at the end of the day when I am reclining on the couch or against pillows in my bed (as I am now). Stretched band is 28.5”and max 29” so definitely small for a 30! Although I think the lower elastic band is aesthetically pleasing, I think it’s also what causes the band to run tight and because it’s a different stretch from the upper elastic, makes tension between the top and bottom different, and therefore leads to a bit of wrinkling between the straps and wires. The stretch lace seems to lay better than the crimson, and I think my in cup quadding is not as noticeable (which is to say that most people would not notice it on either) but I’m pretty voluminous in the cups, and I definitely quad as I get close to my period. I’m thinking about getting a 32E just for my swelling before my period. I’m not sure if a 32DD is going to have enough extra room. A 30F is likely to be too tight in the band still, unless it’s really a cup size issue (cups on the back test is inconclusive) and it’s tight because my boobs are fighting for space.

    Overall, I’m pretty happy with this one. The latte colour is great against my pale Canadian skin...and as said, maybe not my ideal size, but one that’s good enough since the price was crazy cheap. The pics are from after work, so I’ve got a bit of a reddish line from the bra band I was wearing (probably the crimson Ellace) at the end of the day, and I am not wearing the extender in the pics...just loosest hook and very snug.

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    • 1

      It does look like a good fit on you. Nice find!

    • 1

      The gore looks like one I would have to modify. Love this color on you.

    • 1

      Thanks. I love the colour. I'm so happy I got to see the colour on a blog post and here beforehand because it's not a good colour on the Amazon listing. And seriously, it was $18.99 and all the other potential sizes were $40+.

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  7. 5
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    I've dilly dallied and delayed putting up my review for this bra, but as it's one of my current favourite bras, it is the only one that I had not added pics to or reviewed.

    I got this bra in from lcl0706 who I'm friends with on Facebook with. She's much more experienced in bra fitting and shapes and such, and has been helping me with my shape and fits for a little bit now. When she put her listings up, she asked me if I was interested in it before she put it up because she thought it would be a good shape for me, ... given our similar shapes and sizes. I waffled on it for a bit, at first over the colour and then concerned that it might not fit. This is the kind of friend that she is...she sat with me, via messenger, and stepped me through measuring my current favourite and best fitting bras. Once we finished, she determined that it had a strong chance of fitting...that I *might* need a 30F and that she would toss in an extender with the bra just in case that it was too tight for me in the band. She even sent the extender attached, as I've never used one before.

    Anyway, I bit the bullet and got it from her and tracked that sucker every freaking day, because I was really excited. And one day, I tracked it and it said it was in Canadian customs, which it had been for many days, and then I randomly decided to track it again after work and I saw it had been delivered! YASSSS!!! I was so excited that I put it on as soon as I got home instead of making dinner. 😂

    On to the fit...

    My shape, as best we have determined, is narrow with average to short roots (possibly thin and tall roots but with most of the tissue being lower, and thus, still functionally short ish), even to FOB, center full,and pendulous with soft tissue. So as best I know, I need something with enough projection at the wire that's not too wide.

    When I saw the bra, I no longer had any concerns about the crimson colour. It's exceptionally pretty (but also exceptionally hard to match underwear to in terms of colour) and I think that it's a nice match for my skin tone. It's got a good balance of warm and cool red tones. The extender that was sent is bright red, so not an exact match, but very kind to add one in a similar colour. The material is really light and soft, and the detail of the stretch lace is quite pretty. I'm fairly ambivalent about the strip of elastic at the bottom. I think that it looks alright and hasn't been problematic for me so far. When I tried on the bra and took pics and sent to my best friend, she was in awe and said it looked like it was made for me. That aside, there are a few minor fit issues with the bra that aren't hugely noticeable to the untrained eye or under cloths.

    Although I can do up the band on the loosest hook setting, it's not my ideal comfort setting. After wearing it for a while, I start to get pain behind the gore at my sternum. I have the same thing happen with my 30E Lepel Lilly. I expect that it's a sign the band is too tight, so I'm currently using the extender and it fits more comfortably, so I feel like it would be better to have a 32 band in this. I'm told it is one of the snugger CK bands. I'm getting a slight bit of in cup quadding and more when I've really extended my swoop and scoop and done it more aggressively like I have been lately since I got my Freya Fancies and Kiyoko. If it was not for the stretch lace, I'd probably have more quadding. One thing I've noticed is that the stretch lace sort of bubbles and doesn't lay smoothly over my smaller breast (in particular) so it does look a little bit funny. I'm not sure if going up the cup size would be better. The fear is that going up with the cup may make the nice rounded shape less so. I think that I'd like to try it again in a 32DD and go from there. I think that the 32DD might have just enough extra depth that the cup issues might be better with it. My only concern about going up with the band is whether or not the wire width and the strap placement will be ok or too wide. I'm quite happy to use the extender but I feel like it's a bandaid and that using it means that I am in the wrong band size. Anyway, I am quite keen to try it ok other sizes and colours.

    I'm very thankful to have been given the chance to try this style.


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    • 1

      The color is gorgeous on you! So glad you tried this one :-)

    • Love4Pollinators Thanks so much! The colour is much better than I thought. I had been afraid it would be too red, or too pink as one of the pics of it I'd seen. I'm glad I got it. I did find underwear that's a close match, though not exact I'm colour, and some that's complimentary and/or coordinates. I think that it's a pretty good fit...perhaps not 100% perfect, but better than a lot of my current bras, so it's a start. Even though the Fancies would have been ok in a 30E, this is a better fit and I would prefer another one of these to the Fancies.

    • 1

      This looks good on you! That colour looks nice on your skin tone. I had the same fit issues with this bra, as you know. In the 30E I got in cup quadding, and in the 30F my smaller side had some loose fabric at the top of the cup. The shape was less rounded in the larger size too. Again... It sucks being between sizes! If you end up ordering a larger band, I would get two cup volumes to compare, and just send one back. If you pay through Paypal they have paid return shipping as long as you sign up for the return shipping thing they have. I'm in Canada and I use it every once in a while when I need to send back bras that aren't ordered through Amazon prime.

    • 3

      This looks great on you. Your review encouraged me to try this in a larger cup size.

      And if it fits fine with an extender, wear it. Nobody will notice and it will stretch out anyway so you may even get more lifetime out of it.

    • aboobaccount yay! I’m glad you’re going to try yours in a larger cup. I think that will help. As for the extender, I feel sort of the same way. I sometimes feel like the extender creates doubt in my mind as to what size I ought to be starting at. I feel like if I’m using the extender on my two 30 bands, maybe I really do just need a 32 band. But then I think of the 32 bands in the So Free lightly lined balconette (and full cup) and how big and stretchy they are and how I’m able to use the tight hook straight away. My unlined balconette is totally different in the band...it’s much snugger. And I tried a Fantasie Rebecca and it was loose, and the Natalie was snug. And the Freya Kiyoko was probably ok to co to a 28 even though I was not able to do the 28 in the Fancies. So I guess that it’s really up to the companies, styles, and such. And if I use the 30 and it’s tight, and the extender works, I’ll eventually get more use out of the bra. But it does kind of feel like I’m cheating a bit.

      Wilderness1 hi! Thanks so much! I sort of feel like I want to try all the sister sizes, lol, because it’s almost like each sister size has its own size, and not true sister sizing, based on the measurements here. It looks like the 32DD cup depth is larger than the 30E, when it should be the same, and the same should go for the 30F and 32E. I worry about the shape in the 30F and the straps, wires and cups (widths) in the 32DD. Ultimately, it is probably going to be a price thing. If I’m able to get another 30E in latte or white and pink, and it’s significantly cheaper, I’ll stick with the extender. But I think I want to try a 32DD in it next. But yeah, it’s hard to be in between cups and band sizes. As for the PayPal thing, it was mentioned in the ABTF fb group in one of my posts. I’ll have to look into it. Is there a cost for that service? Btw, where in Canada are you? I’m west (aka wet) coast.

      Thank you everyone for saying such wonderful things. It’s definitely one of my favourite bras and I look forward to getting more.

    • I'm in Alberta, where we've been having an awful winter :(
      I think this is the link for paypal return shipping: https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/returnshipping

      It's free to join, and I've used it probably a dozen times. When you return something you'll need the receipt from the post office and a picture of the box with the stamps on it. It's pretty easy actually.

    • Thanks Wilderness1 ! Excellent information! You've used it and it's worked for you well? Sending love and hugs from Vancouver Island. :)

    • Yes I've used it quite a few times. I've received return shipping every time I've used it. I think you get up to 30 dollars per return. I'm not sure how many times/year you can use it, but it USED to be 12/year. You'd have to read the terms to confirm the details.

    • Yeah it says $30 up to 12 times a year. Is that $30 USD or CAD? I'm definitely going to look at this for future orders. Right now, my next bra is a listing from here, from the same user I got the Ellace from, so no return options.

    • it's $30.00 Canadian as far as I know, but I've never needed to use that much for a return. I usually just send things back regular post, because it's like $45.00 to send packages back with tracking (internationally). I'll just take the risk instead....

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  8. 4
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    30DD

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    This bra is surprising, in a few ways.
    Firstly, the band is strangely just one layer of thin, stretchy mesh, not firm powermesh. Secondly, the bottom of the cup makes my boobs... Wavy?? Lumpy?? Not sure what's going on with the seam between the two lower parts of the cup, but you can see in my angle shots there's a strange dip in the middle. And the third thing is the cradle shape. By this I mean that the underwire channeling is super short, but the gore isn't a plunge. This makes the gore almost too high or wide, especially would be if you have super close boobs, ... and the under channeling end very shortly under the arms. What also doesn't help is that the underwires are over half an inch shorter than the channeling, so they're definitely too short in the underarms. I can push the wires away from the gore and into the underarms, which helps, but we'll see if they stay in place.
    Despite these few strange construction quirks, I like the fit and overall shape it gives me. I wish the 28E was available to exchange for. By the measurements and reviews here, I was afraid the 28 would be too small. But with the super stretchy fabric, it might be necessary. Then again, i find stretchier fabrics create less flattering back rolls, and would prefer firmer fabrics over tighter band with stretchy fabric.
    I LOVE the color... So much I bought the matching panty, which I rarely buy sets! Haha. It's a size 10 and fits without stretching much at all over my 38" hips. This would be fine, as it doesn't cause any cutting in, but it means there's too much fabric in the front and it wrinkles. Not sure if I could be bothered to exchange it for an 8 (granted it's available).
    Overall, I like this bra; the style is beautiful, and it gives my boobs a lift. The stretch lace upper cup helps with my tall roots despite the overall cup design being short. My right side is slightly too small, but fits the left nearly perfectly! Will wear for a day at home when I can before determining if it needs to be returned or exchanged. If I keep it, I want to add a layer of powermesh to make the band more firm!

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    Crimson red colorway

    Updated on Jan 23, 2018 Flag this


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      I have the 30E of this one coming soon. I hope that it will work for me.

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      I found this one to look better once is bit too small. The cups give nicer and rounder shape . Also I found the band to be tight, my 32s feels like other brands 30 or polish 70. Size 30 I hardly could breathe and I’m 73cm under bust

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      Looks great on you! I have one coming in the mail too (30E). Can't wait to try it. I opted for the blue since I already have a red bra, but I do love that red. The other curvy kates I've tried didn't work on me (princess, gia, others I can't remember the name of), so I'm hopeful that this one does!

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      Crimson red is a really nice color on you!

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      This looks nice on you. I've seen a lot of ppl say this isn't quite right for them but they're keeping it because it's comfortable. That's my experience too.

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      Fantastic colorway on you!

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  9. See my alterations on this bra to reduce in cup quadding here: http://bra.pe/YvD/

    Latte colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jun 01, 2017 Flag this


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    • so by sucking up some of the top of the cup at the wire, that reduced in-cup quadding. interesting.

    • It's weird, you would think that would create more, but it's actually that the lace isn't tensioned properly.

    • Properly for some anyway. If you had very very very full on top breasts I think it would be fine.

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      I have the same problem with this bra. Thanks for sharing. Now I wish I'd kept the one I got on sale for cheap so I could experiment on it 😁

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      Your photos are incredibly helpful!! Thanks, cupandahalf!

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      Thank you so much for doing this. Did you hand sew it or use a sewing machine?

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      I hand sewed it all.

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      Wow, your alterations made a huge difference in the fit. Looks great! Thanks for posting.

    • Sorry, one more question. If I'm not replacing wires, where would I stitch the stretch lace to? I'm not really sure I can pull it enough to stitch it to the gore, but maybe I could fold the lace over and stitch it to itself.

    • triumphof i think that would work. Or maybe you could sew the lace to the cup at the top of the cup by the strap. I would experiment.

    • So basically, cupandahalf , you converted a regular Curvy Kate Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401) into a plunge. Cool. I spent 30 minutes looking at the measurements tables for CK Ellace and Panache Ariza.

    • But how did you obtain a 30:12 Panache Ariza Balconnet Bra (5051) to cannibalize? I thought that style was discontinued. :(

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      dfe98we they are all over eBay for under $10. Or at least they were.

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    This bra is truly stunning. The deep crimson color, the slightly darker bow on the gore, the lace on the wings, and the stretch lace upper cups are all beautiful. It is rather a lightweight bra, I would love it if it felt a little sturdier, and I miss Panache's padded straps (these are wide enough to be supportive, but they do tend to twist/warp just a touch).

    It has three columns of three hook and eyes and stretch lace upper cups with a trim on the edge of the cups. The trim may cause it to cut into full on top or tall rooted breasts. It has a ... full band, which does tend to roll under on me. It has loads of room in the bottom of the cup at the underwire, as well as by the center gore. It fits my larger (left) breast perfectly, though it is slightly too large for my right breast. It is too wide for me, but it doesn't generally cause any discomfort.

    It gives a very projected shape that is rounded. CK Ellace has really become one of my favorite bras since my size changed. :)

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    Crimson colorway

    Updated on Mar 04, 2017 Flag this


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      I love that colour! Looks great!

    • This is gorgeous on you!

    • I have the same color in 38HH. It feels the same lightweight and less support in my size too. It is so beautiful and looks lovely on you.

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