First, I want to start off by saying that photos do not do this bra justice as to how pretty it is in person. I thought it was black and this boring beige color but it's actually this really adorable champagne. Unfortunately this bra didn't fit but it worked as a diagnostic bra. The sides could've been lower and the tops of the cups are still a bit high on me, the wire length could've been wider but this may also be because the cups are too small, the cups on this also roughly 1in higher than my CK Romance which would fit perfectly except it's also too ...small lol. I noticed my breast tissue seems to be folding inside of the cups, Im getting what Im guessing is strap gap, it does get less intense if I pinch the fabric of the top cup in. Other than that the wires are actually in my IMF and I'm not getting wrinkling on the sides/by the wires. The gore isnt tacking and is actually twisting more towards my larger side.
A common complaint I saw was that the band elastic was irritating. Imo it reminds me of how the decadence is constructed and I honestly liked it because for me, it makes the band feel sturdier. Over time though I did find that the elastic straps were not strong enough and had a little too much stretch, which led to them becoming painful. As much as I love the way this bra looks, and how it shapes me, I dont want to perform any alterations on it when I can probably get something that fits better by relisting it.
Im taking this as a definite sign that I'm FOB with a short root height, lots of immediate projection, and I need something that is closed and firm in the upper sections. I am planning on trying the CK Victory next in 30JJ as long as the upper section is closed. Read more 219 more words
This bra doesn’t give me the shape I have come to love from panache or more recently Nessa. It also feels a bit flimsier. I need a bit more immediate projection which is a consistent trans across most brands I have tried LOL.... after wearing it a bit more, I think I would have been better off sister sizing down in the band due to the stretchiness. It’s stills good fit, very comfortable and is worth keeping As far as I’m concerned, I just won’t be buying the same size in multiple colors.
The d shape - that’s what I call these bras ^_^ it sort of looks like my breasts form a d if you look from the side (from my collarbone down). I really like this bra, but I couldn’t seem to figure out what was up with the cup shape. It was a bit tight in the band (would probably have gone up if it fit better) and I couldn’t fill out the top of the cup so the lace creased and wrinkled. I really liked the appearance though and it did seem very comfortable in fabric.
Ellace appears to be one of those bras people either love or hate. I fall closer to love, but I understand why some may fall into the hate category. It's beautiful, IMO, and confortable - 2 major plusses in my book - but is bouncy as all get out. The fabrics are soft and smooth and very lightweight ("flimsy" I have heard it called), but that endears it to me. I have always had kind of industrial bras until recently, and I love the delicate airiness of Ellace, especially now in the summer. Plus, it actually has enough and the right kind of projection for me, able to ...lift, but also round. The roundness also charms me. It's not as molded as, say a Cleo bra, but rather swoops gracefully down with a cute upturned nose at the end. At least on me - even, but functionally with short roots and FOB. And the wings are low and the wires don't poke my armpits - yay!!
It bounces. It does. But I love it, and choose to turn a blind eye. Read more 73 more words
Probably the worst bra I've ever owned. I'm so glad I got in on clearance. This thing is cheap and flimsy and ridiculously wide. I get in cup quadding at the seams and it looks like I've got 4 tits. I'm surprised anyone would ever like this bra.
I bought this bra online because it was very cheap, and it works on me better than I expected.
I'll start with the one major drawback in this bra's design - elastic straps! Of course, straps take only a small percentage of the breast weight, but still if you hang anything from elastic it's going to bounce - great for a cat toy, not so great in a bra! So going up and down stairs will remind me of the mistake the designers made in this bra every time.
The stretch lace in the cups though works. The support is pretty good and it copes really well with my ...asymmetry! No wrinkling on the smaller side, but stretches to fit the larger side too. The wires are not too wide for me, which is unusual. I haven't worn the bra for a full day yet, but so far it is comfortable. It minimises the appearance of cleavage - the gore is pleasingly narrow and so far the breasts haven't managed to meet up over it!
The bra band looks tiny when the bra is just lying flat. When I unpacked the bra I thought the cheap price was due to a manufacturing error and the band would never stretch to fit me, but in fact I had no trouble putting it on and the wires were not distorted as they are when a band is overstretched.
The Great Amazon Prime Wardrobe Try-On, Part 3 My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. Appearance: I really love the look of this beige bra. There's a darker shaded beige elastic strip along the bottom edge, and matching little bows at the straps and gore. The top edge of the cups are stretch lace, the bottom a soft, lined mesh. The cups are constructed with three parts, one seam down the middle. It's just a really striking beige bra. Fit: The band is a bit too tight for me, though I think after repeated wear, it would stretch out to be more comfortable. The straps are too wideset for my narrow shoulders, however, which is the only reason I will be returning this bra. It's just so pretty! I'm bummed it doesn't work out for me. Surprisingly, the wires aren't as wide as other Curvy Kate styles I have tried. The cup depth is perfect, the gore tacks, and all fits correctly except for those pesky straps.
This almost worked for me, but alas! I get this weird gaping at the very top of the wing under my underarm area. Not gaping at the side of the boob (which would mean the cup was too wide) just gaping at the very top stretchy part of the wing. It was so bizarre, I've never had that problem before. Finally, through trial and error I figured out it was because the straps are simply set too wide. If I put the straps inward, the problem disappears. So sad because otherwise this bra is a good fit with lots of immediate projection.
This is my first Curvy Kate bra and I'm not too enthusiastic to try more. I love the style and the color but the fit is far from ideal. It looks slightly darker than in the pictures and the light blue is more pale.
It is hard to tell if the cups are the wrong shape or just a bit too small. It feels like they have less depth at the bottom which squishes my boobs to the center. So that the gore lifts away from my sternum and the stretch lace is getting stretched a lot. Overall the cup volume is like a 28E/F compared to my Cleo ...and Freya bras. There is no quadding or cutting in and the shape looks very round and lifted under clothes. But the cups feel pretty snug. I really feel the elastic ribbon at the top and I am sure it would be cutting in if my breast tissue wasn't super firm. There is also a noticeable amount of pressure at the sides where my boobs try to be wider then the bra allows them to be.
The wires are the same shape as the ones in the Cleo Marcie but not as stiff. Which makes them fit slightly wider but they don't poke me anywhere. The band could be tighter. I tried it on middle hook but this makes the wires too wide and the cups feel even smaller. I expected the light blue elastic at the bottom to be somewhat stiff (at least it looked stiff to me) but it is actually very soft and comfy.
I can't say much about the quality but the whole thing feels stretchier then my other bras. Which is also why think a 28FF would be too unsupportive in the cups. I am still keeping this one hoping that the cups will stretch out a little but also because it was quite cheap and the shape under clothes looks really nice.
--Edit-- I had the straps too short in the pictures which caused the band to ride up. The cups fit better with an extender but then the straps are too wide set. Read more 245 more words
The band fits amazingly well. It feels snug but not too tight and it's very comfortable. However, I found that when I sat down the wires under my arms poked me. I cannot completely fill the cup on my right side (typical) and the fabric showed through my t-shirt. The strap on the left side rubbed into my arm and left a mark (right too but not as bad). I adjusted the straps for a better fit but it wasn't comfortable fabric.