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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. 2
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    30DD

    Fits

    Cups are smaller than my other 30DD in Crimson (I was banking on it being smaller since it's darker and dark dye usually means smaller) but damn are the wings stretchy!! Even worse than my other! It's WAY too big right off the bat, you can see wrinkling cup fabric under my arms since the underwires didn't spring. Being big to being with, and having super duper stretchy wings (what is with the one layer of weak mesh??), and stiff wires, it takes a LOT to get the wires to spring.

    Cups are great accept that the lace is looser than the lower cup portions, but then the top ... elastic is tight, so it creates an in-cup quad effect when first scoop and swooped, but then the top cup edge slides down within a couple seconds of movement, causing it to create a bubble.

    I love the style even though the wires are a bit too wide even not being sprung, but I definitely knew sizing down in cup would be disastrous as I've already tried that, and by some fluke it was $14.89 on Amazon Prime (now it's $72???) so I took a chance. Ideally I'd want to try this in a 28E, but it's $54.95 which is a HUGE price difference. I need to just bunker down and sew some freaking black powermesh onto the wings, and it will all be good!! Also might remove the narrow elastic along the top of the lace. What's the point of stretch lace if you're going to have tight elastic along the top edge??

    If they could create a slightly narrower-wired version of this bra, with actual powermesh as the wings, and didn't tighten the top edge of the cup, it would be the perfect bra for me. If anyone knows of one matching this description, let me know. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />

    Update after a full day of wearing: the wires are too wide, so my boobs settle into the armpits, and the cups end up puffy and empty in the upper part of the cup throughout the day. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> It's obvious under tight or thin or clingy shirts, and I continually feel the need to readjust. This bra might have to be a large project: add powermesh to wings, adjust armpit elastic, put in narrower wires, and maybe have to take out some center cup depth. We'll see.

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    Black/Champaign colorway

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    • 1

      I have wrinkles at the strap/side of the cups as well. I think it's some kind of flaw because my 30Es are both tight (28.5" stretched) which is right around my snug ub measurement. As for the bit of ribbon on the lace, I completely agree and have toyed around with removing it. I think that it's there to make the stretch lace cups appear more closed in. Your assessment of the flaws is exactly the same as mine and yet I love the bran and plan to try a few sister sizes.

    • 1

      Interesting that this fits so different from your Crimson red one in the same size. Black and Champagne was the first version from AW 2015. Maybe they fixed a few things in later colorways.

      Also agree with Calluna that the wide wires are probably a flaw. I have wide set boobs and get the same wrinkling on the sides in both my 28F (http://bra.pe/XY3C/ less, but the wires are distorted) and 30F (http://bra.pe/XYt0/). You see this on so many girls.

      If you are planning a big surgery on this thing anyway, you could try to shorten the elastic between the straps and the band a bit, although I'm too afraid to do it on mine.

    • Calluna aboobaccount
      Thanks for the input! It's good to know it's the original design. They must have made the armpit curve too large or deep or something, or didn't pull the armpit elastic tight enough in the older style. Yes I could try shortening it, oh boy, haha.
      I do know that in my crimson I didn't like that the underwires seem a lot shorter than the channels and I always had to push them away from the center so I wouldn't get gaping at the side. (and also prevent painful gore digging) This one seems to have slightly longer wires, and a more U shape and more stiff, which is also contributing to them not wanting to spring. I'll have to hold the bras together to compare!

    • Slava-Zone check out my reviews for both Ellaces and the Florence bras. I get the wrinkles on both sides and all three bras (though I returned the Florence). In the Ellaces and Florence bras, I thought that maybe it was because I'm center full and the sides are a little bit empty as a result, or the tension of the band is tighter on the bottom than top go accommodate a v shape torso, but a user on one of the reviews said that she has a v shape torso and it still wrinkles. So I can only see it as a design flaw.

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    My shape is low set, soft, slightly pendulous, and narrow and short rooted.

    I got the blue colourway, and it's a really gorgeous colour. There is some pretty lace that is nicely laid out on the cups and on the sides of the band, and there is a lighter blue strip on the lower band that compliments the navy nicely. The band feels pretty 'true to size' for me, not too stretchy, and the straps adjust long enough on my tall frame. There is stretch lace along the upper cup edge, and on the inside of the lace, there is a thin elastic lining along the upper edge of ... the lace cup. This lace elastic bit cuts in a bit on my larger side. I could probably get away with it, especially since it fits my smaller side, but I'm a bit self-conscious of how it looks.... It makes it looks like I'm getting in cup quadding and bubbling on top. I'm on the fence as to weather or not I'm keeping this bra. I sized down in this bra since some of my unlined 30Fs have slight gaping. I have a feeling I'm in between a 30E and 30F though.


    The bra is very comfortable overall, and I could probably wear it all day without any discomfort. It's lightweight and would be nice for summer. The material is soft and non-irritating. The shape it provides is not as round a cleo marcie but still nice (somewhat more natural looking on me anyway).

    I do get some side boob/fat rolls that I'm not too fond of. I'm not sure if it's because the wings are too short for me, or if it's because I need a bit bigger size. It could also just be the way my body is these days since I'm a bit out of shape, lol....

    Overall this is a lovely bra that would be ideal if the size was right.

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    • I sometimes find that sort of bulginess smooths out after a few wears and washes. Is it visible through clothing?

    • dbmamaz I was wearing a sweater when I tried it out, so I'm not sure, but it probably wouldn't show too much. I haven't decided if I like it enough to keep it or not. It looks better in pictures than I felt it looked like in real life. We'll see... it's either I keep this one that's a touch too small on one side, or a 30F that's too big on the other.

    • I just got this one last week in the crimson colour (30E also) from a user here who’s also a friend. I have the exact same bubble issues from the lace that you described. But I don’t think it’s visible underneath my clothes. For me, I feel like the band is a bit too snug. I can do it up on the loosest hook, but it will hurt behind the gore after a while. I’m wearing it with an extender on the middle hook and it’s comfortable, so I think I might need this one in a 32 band. And cup wise, I also have a tiny bit of in cup quadding but feel like I might have gapping if I size up. I think that we might be boob twins. I feel like you described my shape, though I think I might be more pendulous?

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      I think this bra looks like a great fit on you. And, I assure you, we always look worse in photos (that aren't a professional photo shoot) than we do in real life.
      Perhaps you should post the 30F and we could help you choose which one to pick? I think Ellace is supposed to be a lower coverage bra any how. Seriously, if your comfortable KEEP it! It's so hard to get a beautiful bra and a great shape like this that is also really comfortable.

    • Gorgeous!!

      One of our users has tightened the upper panel successfully. This creates more tension and eliminates the bubble. I haven't tried this myself.

    • It looks perfect on you. I wouldn’t even have noticed the quadding on your larger side if you didn't mention it.

      I just ordered the exact same bra in a 28F.

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      Thanks everyone. It is definitely a pretty bra, so I may just keep it despite the minor fit issues.

      Calluna yes we do sound like boob twins. Interesting that you had the same result with your bra. I think I get the bubbling because of my soft tissue. I also hate being between sizes, don't you?

      LeProfessor I don't actually have a 30F right now to try. This one took 3 weeks to get here from Belle Lingerie, so I probably won't be able to try a 30F before having to decide if I return this 30E or not.

      Love4Pollinators that sounds interesting, I may have to pin it to see if I can achieve that same result before attempting to sew it.

      aboobaccount thanks. Hope yours fits you also!

    • LeProfessor you inspired me to get a 30F from amazon prime so I can compare the fit. If the 30F fits then I can return my 30E or visa versa :)

    • Wilderness1 yeah I think that it's a soft tissue thing as a girl I'm in ABTF on fb has the same issues. I'm curious about the the 30F for you. I'm thinking about trying the 30F and 32DD. I think that the 32 band will be more comfortable.

    • Calluna I'll post some pictures once I get the 30F in (unless it's an obvious fail, then I may just return it quietly, lol). My comfortable underbust is closer to 27.5-28", so I can see a 32 being more comfortable for you. The stretched length of this 30 band was around 29" before the wires started to distort, so a 32 probably stretches to around 30.5-31" I'm guessing.

    • I know that I have been measured in a local boutique at 28-29" and the one sales person insisted that I had to be in a 28 band for a technical fit. Ugh. I mean, I did get it on (Panache Envy) but holy hell it was tight! And every 30 I tried she said that it was too big! I think that I might have to go remeasure the stretched length of this one (Ellace) once I take it off later. I'm still trying to figure out what the bra looks like and feels like when it is properly stretched. I'm still not really seeing when the wires start to distort. Anyway, I think that you're right on that the 32DD of this bra is probably what I need.

    • I did a quick remeasure of my under bust (and over bust) after your comment, admittedly with the Ellace still on, and I got 28.5-29" under bust which maybe it's because the band is snug in the bra and it's pulling me tighter (though the fitters locally measured me 28-29" on/in two other bras) so I'm possibly going to redo my measurements here. I'm wondering if this is different because I was pre-period when I did the initial measurements. Anyway, I suspect that I'm in between both band and cup sizes and it will be dependent on how the bras are sized. Such a pain sometimes. Over bust, in bra again, was 35" which should put me in a 28F UK like the fitter lady locally said that I am. But there's no way unless it's a really loose or generous 28 such as Freya (I have a 28F Fancies Plunge and 30E Kiyoko Half Cup waiting for me in LA for when I am there later this week). If this 30 is fitting more like a 28, then it's definitely too tight and I have to break technical for comfort instead. I look forward for your thoughts on the 30F. Im trying to decide on what size of this one to try next...30F and extender, 32DD or 32E...the latter of which seems to have a significantly deeper cup than the rest. I'm leaning towards the 32DD but I'm not sure her. What colour is the 30F you ordered? Can't wait to see it.

    • Well your new measurements point to a 30 band being a good fit in most bras. Like you said, 28 bands will be too tight unless they're loose. The stretched band in Ellace is about equal to your snug underbust measurement though, so sizing up may be more comfortable... However, your best bet may end up being the 30" with extender, so that you can still wear it once the band stretches out. All depends what you're most comfortable in. I like a good hug from my bands. Just try out an extender with your current bra before deciding. I'm not sure what cup size you should try, sorry. I ordered the cherry (ish) colour. Can't remember what it's officially called. won't be here until Friday though.

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    34G

    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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    32FF

    Fits

    My shape: Pendulous, projected, somewhat narrow, somewhat short rooted, soft tissue.

    Band and cups fit true to size. This bra works fairly well for my shape, except I get in cup quadding where the stretch lace meets the other part of the cup. I imagine this is exacerbated by my very soft tissue. I'm also just not a fan of stretch lace in general, since it allows for more jiggling/movement with my soft tissue.

    White colorway

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    • Similar shape here! I reviewed Ellace recently and cupandahalf comment on how they modified the lace to fix this problem. I haven't tried it yet but hopefully it will work for you! http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dinys/

    • triumphof That's very helpful, thank you!

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    40FF

    Didn't fit


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      Thank you so much for this review. I never made the connection with empty wire channel, but I had those same side flaps. I almost never see this fit issue on others and thought it was just me and my freakish boobs. I had to send Ellace back due to the side gaping. Ugh.

    • letstalkaboutbras A comment on my blog from someone who sews bras said there should be room for wire not to poke through but this is bad...I do not see it in my other bra brands 😔

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      I appreciate the extra space....I can move the wire away from the gore. :-) It is so interesting the variety of characteristics we all need. :-)

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      That's me too Love4Pollinators. I also took in the top of the cup by the wire. I think the extra room is to help folks with band tension on a more v shaped torso, something I definitely don't have.

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      If you take a tuck in the band in a wedge v dart shape at the seam where the band meets the cradle it will get rid of the extra loose fabric near the armpit in the cup . It properly tensions the band and allows the wire to spring .

    • Ivp Is that sewing terms? I don't sew so I would not be able to alter anything :(

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      It is , darn well future people that read it might be helped.

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      I just put a dart in today after reading this and it does really help. A seamstress could do it quite easily in about 10 mins.

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    38HH

    Didn't fit

    After buying the Brazilian underwear in Crimson that matched this bra, I decided to give it another chance. I really love red bras and I was determined to make it work. What I noticed about the underwear (and RollsAndCurves' review of the bra in her size) was that the mesh material stretched a bit after wear.

    This made me think that my previous review of 38J - Curvy Kate » Ellace Balcony Bra (CK4401) may have been problematic because the fit was off. First, I am solidly a 38 band now, and originally I needed an extender which changed the ... fit of the bra. Second, I hypothesized I would need to size down in the cup to get the slightly stretchy fabric to give me support. Finally, I realized the lace in cup quadding was actually due to the lace section being too loose, not too tight (because I tried a bunch of sizes and it was worse on the bigger bras I tried than the smaller ones). Hence here I am with a 38HH, which is 1.5 cups smaller than I normally wear, but my normal size for stretchy fabric cups.

    So the straps on this colorway are much nicer than the slippery ones on the black colorway. They are wider and padded. That's a big change and makes the bra wearable. I have them cinched up more than I normally do for padded bras, but I had no shoulder pain after wearing it all day today.

    The wires are also slightly firmer than usual CK bras. The gore tacked very firmly, providing a lot of support. Unfortunately, it's slightly too tall for me and my touching breasts on the top of my root rubbed against the sides of the gore. I'm thinking of shortening the gore to correct this problem (my breast roots are only about 3 inches tall so this is a normal problem for me. The bra is great in general for short roots).

    The band measured about 38 inches stretched when I first got it. It's stretched out to about 40 inches now after one wear. The top band elastic is looser than the bottom.

    The underbust elastic is nice and soft. It does roll under but that's all bras for me.

    The wings poke. I think the wire ends should be padded because this bugged me all day. I will probably fix this problem with padding on the ends.

    The lace accommodates my full on top shape well. The shape I get is like Jasmine but rounded and with a shorter apex for my short roots. It's quite projected and incredibly narrow for this size in a U.K. Brand. Pretty nice. Materials are softer than Jasmine too.

    The color is a beautiful blood red/burgundy color and the contrast bows and elastic are a darker purply red. It's very elegant. Again I have the matching undies which are nicely low rise and Brazilian. I do feel sexy and adult in this set. It's a good look for CK.

    Edit: after wearing this bra all day a few times and washing it, I have a few things to report. First, after washing and pushing the wires all the way back towards my armpit in their channels, I don't get rubbing at the gore or armpit pinching and the armpit scratchiness is basically gone.

    Second, just as I expected, the fabric does stretch slightly throughout the day, and it's just not a super firm support bra, although I don't notice a change in shape over the day. This is not the bra I'll wear out dancing, but for walking and sitting at a desk, my normal activities, it is very comfortable. I can wear it for 10+ hours with no back and neck pain. The band has not stretched further and is quite comfortable as well.

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    Crimson colorway

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    • 1

      This color is gorgeous!!

    • 2

      Beautiful bra and looks good on you. Nice that you have the set! Lots of stretch in that band after one wear. Hopefully it still works :)

    • 2

      I have it hooked on the last hook on the bottom and the first hook on the top so I think I might need to sew darts in the band on top at some point to fix the tension as this is definitely made for a v shaped back. But it feels very firm hooked like that right now so I'm hoping that's where it stays for a while! I do believe the bottom elastic is very sturdy so I hope it works for a while.

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      I hope it does too! It's a gorgeous color and looks great on you!

    • 2

      Thanks so much! I wore the set for the first time yesterday and walked around feeling very good about what I might look like under my bundled up winter clothes. :D

    • 1

      This fits you so well! I expected to see in-cup quadding, but you don't quad along the seam. Perhaps they remedied that fit issue in your size? Gorgeous on you!!

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      Love4Pollinators get this. I tried this bra in a 40J, 40HH, 38JJ, 38J, and 38HH. In all the sizes but the 38HH I got in cup quadding or wrinkling or both. I think it has to do with tension on the lace- if the lace is pulled taut there is less quadding. It was the same in this colorway as well as the latte I tried before, which I tried on just for sizing. So I don't think it's just about the colorway.

      Normally there would be no way I could wear this size but the lace is quite accommodating to my very full on top tissue. I guess I can do with with stretch cups because I have very little tissue in the bottom of my breasts. Years of them laying flat against my ribcage has really pushed all the tissue to the top. In fact, sometimes I can feel that my breasts are a tiny bit concave on the bottom. So weird.

      You can't see it in the pics but there is the tiniest bit of in and top of cup quadding. It's not visible under clothes though.

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      Thanks for sharing! Good to know!

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    34G

    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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    32G

    Hasn't set fit

    My favorite Curvy Kate I think!

    Tried a bunch of C'Kates when I was a bit smaller / a couple years ago - but despite their cute designs, fit-wise I've somehow never found them to work too well for me in general.

    (mostly I'd struggle with inadequate projection, too wide-set straps and / or cups that cut into my upper fullness)

    Ellace, however, is a different story.
    I reach for this bra quite often and it's held up so well over time! I've had it for about 2+ years (somehow forgot to review it) and after each handwash it feels almost good as new.

    I like the added elastic on the ... underband, I like the stretchy lace, and I'm a big fan of this teal colorway!

    I'm bordering on 32GG but this 32G contains me pretty well. It seems true that Curvy Kate has started to make firmer bands (read: more true to size) as they used to be quite stretchy and I'd lean towards 30, but this 32 band feels great.

    The underband elastic does seem to help in that regard!

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    30GG

    Fits

    I really like this bra. I had it in crimson when I was a 28G and it was one of my favorites. The beige is not my favorite color but its a good match for my skin and it has nice pink tones that save it from being too boring. Comfort-wise, I find it very soft, and lightweight in the cup, but the three hooks and the wide elastic under the cup make it feel very sturdy. Gives a good shape. I'm quite projected and although I know Curvy Kate generally runs shallow, I don't get any wrinkling in the bottom of the cup and the underwire stays ... put.

    There is a small amount of in-cup quadding as I have very soft tissue and the stretch lace at the top is less firm than the mesh fabric of the cup. Overall that's a pretty minor issue for me, though! A bigger issue is that the straps are pretty wide for my frame and the top side of the cup cuts into my tail of spence a little and might be uncomfortable after several hours.

    Overall, while its not perfect for my shape, I will be keeping it, though I may not wear it for any especially long days.

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    34FF

    Fits

    First time trying Curvy Kate bras. Ellace was recommended to me to help figure out exactly what I need in regards to shape and size. 34FF in the black doorway is what I have.

    The band is comfortable, soft and snug without being strangling tight. There are 3 hooks on this size which I like.

    The fabric is soft and also lightweight. The top lace isn't scratchy either and is very thin. There is an elastic strip along the top of the lace top. Here is where this bra is good and bad for me. The bottom of the cups fit nicely and the wires are perfect. The ... straps are a little wide but do not slip or bother me in the tail of Spence...at least not up to this point. The problem...the top lace on the left larger side where the cup, strap and lace panel meet had about a 1/4 inch gap but fits well elsewhere. The smaller side is more obvious but nothing seems to show with a shirt on.

    This is by far the best and closest bra for me in the ABTF journey. I just found it on sale for a third of what this one cost me so I am ordering it in a 34F to see how that feels and fits. I will also tack this lace (since its so little less than half inch total) the gore to make a more snug fit in the 34FF.

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    Quality
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    Comfort
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    Bra appearance
    Excellent!

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