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I am a little disapointed at this bra. I had tooo high expectations.
Sizing: both the band and the cups are a little bit small. Not a full-size smaller than average, but still a little bit smaller than Panache for example. If you are between two sizes of full-on-top, I suggest going up a size.
Aesthetic: The bra is cute, I am not used to white bras, but the peach details make it cute. It provides a good shape, rounded and not too wide.
Materials: I feel like the fabrics are not on point yet. It's like if this bra was a prototype in which Curvy Kate tests stretch ... lace. In my opinion they still have to work on their fabric choices. The strech lace feels a little cheap, and it is a very loose type os elastic. Therefore many women will have in-cup quad-boob in this bra. Especially those with FOT or even breast shape. The stretch lace seems to take a too large part of the cup. On my biggest breast, my nipple was almost «pointing» out of the lace while it should be on the mesh. Maybe it's just my breast shape?
Construction: The wings are high, making it supportive, but at the sime time uncomfortable for shorter women. The wiresare average width and the gore is quire narrow. The wires are thin and pointy and the wire channels do not have any form of padding. This makes the bra delicate looking, but very uncomfortable for women whi are sensitive to pinching wires like me.
Overall this is a nice bra, but that will fit better tall women with very FOB brest. On the other hand, I do not reccomed this bra for women with FOT, full on the center, soft or pendulous breats.
This is disapointing because I tought stretch lace was «made» to accomodate different breast shape, like Panache Andorra et al. do very well.
Updated on Sep 06, 2016 Flag this
I ordered this bra in both a 30G and a 30H. The 30G cup was slightly too small, but the 30H was way too big. The underwire is fine, but the side of cup digs into my armpit. I returned this bra, but I may try again with a 30GG.
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 Flag this
Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, very soft tissue, slightly FoB, slightly centre full, splayed, never met a gore I didn't like, left-heavey by more than a cup size, 31" underbust, but prefer tight band with extender. Panache, Freya size 30GG
Ok, so I love the super thick full frame band! The stretch lace on top is helpful as well, but almost covers too much of the cup and thus in cup quads just a touch. Bottom of the cup is very soft lined mesh. Scalloped, fully adjustable straps, set too wide, of course, but better than Bardot, ... Portia, and Florence. Flirtelle straps are narrower set.
Ellace has more immediate projection - about the same as Portia and Bardot, but more than Florence and way more than Dreamcatcher. Immediate projection is about the same as Flirtelle Ellie and slightly more than Flirtelle Rosie and Giselle. Accommodates centre fullness better than Florence because of stretch lace and way better than ribboned Portia, but not quite as much as the shallower Dreamcatcher. Flirtelle Rosie is the worst for centre fullness and Giselle is like CK Florence. For centre fullness, Flirtelle Ellie and CK Bardot are best overall without stetch lace.
Ellace feels more like my Flirtelles and CK Bardot than other CKs with much taller wings and a slightly taller and narrower centre gore. Size and cup depth are pretty uniform across all the CK and Flirtelles I have tried. Florence is surprisingly wider by a whole cm and as I have mentioned, and Dreamcatcher is shallower.
The differences in this update of CK Bardot is primarily in that it feels lest utiliarian in its construction - the elastic under the arms between the strap attchment and the edge of the wire is way toned down and actually curves not cuts, and the mesh is softer and lined. The band thickness is new and nice and the outside frames are lace not poly-satin and a little more practical, the wing is a touch taller, and the straps a touch narrower set. The band of Ellace is a bit bigger and looser - enough that I don't need the extender - but I don't think it will stretch out as much as it is thicker to begin with.
Updated on Feb 16, 2017 Flag this