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Bras » Curvy Kate » Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401) » 34G 34:9

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Fits ribcage88.9
Stretched Band85.2
Band Length68.9
Cup width15.5
Cup depth29.7
Wire length29.4
Cup height20.7
Cup separation2.1
Gore height8.8
Wing height11.0
Strap width2.0
Hooks3

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  1. 2
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    Didn't fit

    For reference, I consider myself extremely short rooted, projected, narrow, and even fullness (although my roots are so short I'm functionally FOB). My tissue is somewhat soft due to breastfeeding.

    I had SUCH high hopes for Ellace! All the reviews sounded like it would be awesome for my shape. Alas, it was not meant to be.

    First, the good-
    - The thick sturdy elastic around the bottom of the band is amazing! It was great for comfort, and the contrasting color was a nice touch too.
    -Nice rounded shape
    -Very comfortable in general
    -I tried this bra in 2 cup sizes, and saw no huge difference (I had to keep ... checking which was which!), so the stretch lace allows some wiggle room for the perfect fit or if your breast size fluctuates

    Now, the not so good-
    -Band was waaaaay too big! This was brand new and I put it straight on the tightest hooks. I would definitely need a 32 in this one.
    -The stretch lace seems to be much more elastic than the cup mesh. For me, this was a recipe for in-cup quadding on my larger side unless I positioned my boob very carefully.
    -I'm not sure why they put an extra piece of elastic along the top of the cup. It seems like this might cause issues for ladies that are full on top.
    -In both sizes I tried on, there was a significant amount of wrinkling in the stretch lace on my smaller side. Putting the band on the tightest hooks helped with this somewhat.
    -there was very minor wrinkling at the bottom of the cups. I could overlook it if this were the only issue.
    - The wires were too wide for me. This was not helped when I had to put the band on the tightest hooks, but I also had wrinkling at the top of the band on both sides of the underwire in the underarm area... Just a strange fit.
    - The cups were a little too tall, which probably contributed to the wrinkling at the top of the cup on my smaller side. It also meant that the wide-set straps were all the way in my armpits, making for a very uncomfortable bra.
    -the gore tacked, but it kept twisting. Not the worst issue, but annoying.

    I think for this bra to work for me, I would need to try a 32 band, but no clue about cup since both the 34G and 34GG seem to fit exactly the same. I'd also need a longer torso.

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    Black/champagne colorway

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  2. 1
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    Didn't fit

    First putting on this bra it felt tight. A bit more sturdy perhaps than my previous bras. I wore this bra around the house for about an hour and found that the tightness loosened a bit and it felt still firm but I'm unsure if it would be comfortable long-term. Then I came to a new problem - the straps. They are too rough on the edges and left marks on my near my under arm crease where my arm meets my chest.
    34:9 34G

    Straps too far apart and rubbing.

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    Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401)

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    Updated on Jan 29, 2018 Flag this


    • the problem of straps rubbing your under arm crease is prbably caused by too tiht band. Ellace runs tight. I wear usually 30 but could stand even 5 min in 30 band. Also got one for my mom in 38, where she wears bras in 36-38, its was snug on her

    • thanks martka00 ! I didn't know it ran tight. I also got a "tropics" curvykate and the band size is totally comfortable in a 34, but the cups fit (miracle!) so I'm willing to go up in band size :D

    • I found the Ellace cups too tall and wide at the top, along with very wide set straps. I didn't think the band was tight on the Ellace but I guess that depends on the band size. Do you have to angle the straps in a lot? That would suggest they are set too wide and can be causing the marks.

    • The straps are definitely too wide. But the cups are as close as they’ll ever be.

    • I hate how Curvy Kate places straps (wide front and back so they never feel secure) and the poor quality of the strap material. The fit of the cup on you looks really good. Ellace is so deep and short and I don't know of any other bra like it. If you sew I can help with strap solutions. Otherwise I'll think about other possibilities for you.

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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    So far I find this the most comfortable of six bras purchased after a recent Bravissimo fitting most likely due to the three-hook fastening and relatively wide straps. Straps still dig in a little at shoulders and top of armpits where the straps meet the band - I may adjust further.
    In terms of cup size/shape it is a fairly good fit to my larger breast with only slight gathering at the outer cup and very minimal cut in across the top edge when I swoop and scoop. With the smaller breast there is more noticeable gathering at the top of the cup where it meets the strap.
    Aesthetically this looks nice and gives a nice rounded shape under a tight t-shirt.
    May update after I have worn this bra longer.

    Mulberry colorway

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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit

    This is my first Curvy Kate bra. I was hoping for a great fit after many reviews that Ellace is good for narrow roots. This particular bra's cups, though, are too small for me. I like the way the band fits and like the way the bra looks. The gore is too short for me (very soft tissue). I have in-bra quad where the lace starts and also top edge quad where the lace is too snug (or too short for my breasts). I do like the bra so may try it in one cup larger (if the gore is taller in that cup size).

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    Updated on Sep 22, 2017 Flag this

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    Didn't fit

    I received this in a swap and it is too big for me, sadly. The previous owner removed two bows at the top of the cups. It's barely worn.

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    Updated on Jul 31, 2016 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

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    Indigo colorway

    Added on Oct 17, 2017