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Bras » Curvy Kate » Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401) » 30DD 30:5

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Fits ribcage71.2
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band74.8
Band Length61.3
Cup width12.7
Cup depth21.7
Wire length21.1
Cup height13.4
Cup separation2.1
Gore height7.0
Wing height8.5
Strap width1.7
Hooks2

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  1. 4
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    Fits

    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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    • 2

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

    • 1

      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

    • 2

      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!

    • 2

      Crimson red is a really nice color on you!

    • 2

      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.

    • 1

      Fantastic colorway on you!

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  2. 0
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    Didn't fit

    People say this bra fits narrow and projected. I would say this is true! The cups run deep for a 30DD - 9" deep! I am more of a 30E and find this bra on the cusp of being too narrow - something I haven't experienced! The low wings and sides of the cups are also a bit problematic. A 30E may be better, but the cups would probably be too deep for me!

    The band fits true to size to slightly tight.

    The materials are softer than my Cleo bras, but also slightly sheer. I really like the stretch lace, but I also fear it is fragile. A seam has a few loose threads. I like the soft materials but also think they might wrinkle a bit more.

    Compared to Bardot, I would say it is less closed on top and has deeper cups.
    30:5 30DD

    Too narrow? Wrinkling on one side.

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    Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401)

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    Black colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Oct 18, 2016 Flag this


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    Fits

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Jul 02, 2016



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    Didn't fit

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    Crimson colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Dec 23, 2016



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Oct 27, 2016



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Black/Champagne colorway

    Added on May 20, 2016



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    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Aug 30, 2016