I generally don't work too well with cut-sew bras because they give me a cone shape. However, I decided to give this a try and was pleasantly surprised. I still get some east-west projection, and the cup is sometimes a tiny bit small (leading to a slightly odd shape under my clothes). A larger cup could lead to wrinkles, though. I suppose it depends on the time of the month! I'll try this in a larger size next time I order.
This is amazingly pretty and detailed. I wear a lot of close-fitting non-ribbed tops in summer, and the seams on this tend ...to show through.
As for comfort, it supported various activity and moving in funky positions. Band is quite snug but stretches right out. I feel like the gore presses the sternum more than other bras I have, but I got used to it.
Oddly, sometimes the bra fits just fine when I put it on, and the breast tissue migrates around to create a muffin-top after several hours. I am wondering if this is due to the wide underwires, other placing of the seams, or the softness of my breasts. Read more 91 more words
I bought it in aqua and really like the colour and the contrasting embroidery. It also gave a nice, natural rounded shape. The material feels nice on the skin and not itchy. I also like that it doesn't have the ribbon detail on the top edge of the cup like the Curvy Kate Angel because it allows the top edge to stretch a bit without cutting in.
The bra didn't really work for me mainly due to overall fit. I was easily able to fasten the bra on the tightest set of hooks, so if you generally wear 30s you might also want to try this in a 28. I also found the straps too wide which also caused the outer side edge of the cup (where it begins to go under the arm) to cut into my armpit. I don't think I'll try the 28G since I foresee the same problem. It's too bad since I was really hoping this would work.
Oh good god this was painful! The tightness of the band is something i could deal with, but the tips of the underwires all dug into my ribs. (and that was without breathing in). I like the embroidery and bow details. The cups are just too deep and too narrow for me. I'm quite disappointed with the dimensions of the cups, i had planned to buy more from their range as they have such pretty colours.
This might be my favorite Curvy Kate soft bra. It wrinkles a little bit, but you know, you can't have it all. I will have to alter the band since it is a bit stretched out, but otherwise it is a solid bra.
I really like this bra, the lacy top section doesn't cut into tissue at all. I get some slight wrinkling in the lace but I think this looks worse than it is do the lace extending over the edge seam of the cup. Wires are very comfy and it gives a much more flattering shape thats fairly rounded and not very east/west compared to other non padded Curvy Kates https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Currently my most comfortable bra. In a 30J, It gives a natural tear-drop shape, and keeps my breasts close to my body without having them up front and under my chin (which is good for other days!). There is a very, very slight east-west shaping going on, but it's definitely not as apparent as in other large-cup Curvy Kate fabric bras, and it's unnoticeable under clothing. I could actually size up in the cups to improve the shape, but I'm afraid the wires would be much too wide, and more painfully, too tall; they already cut into both my breast bone and my breast tissue on either side ...of the gore. There just isn't any room that high up. I've temporarily fixed this by folding the underwires together (like closing a book) to form a 'v', and if necessary I'll sew them permanently into that position. Right now, the material used for the gore/wire channels is stiff enough to stay put on it's own.
The underwires at the sides aren't too tall exactly, but the cups are--they dig into my underarms where they attach to the straps, which are widely placed. This is most likely a problem I'll have with most bras, however, due to having a short torso (along with being pretty short in general) and narrow shoulders. Hopefully the cups will soften with wear, but either way, the irritation is minor and not enough to put me off the bra for good.
Aside from this, the Emily is comfy and supportive. It has three hooks and eye enclosures as per standard, wide wings, and a band that runs true to size. There is some embroidery along the bottom edge of the gore, which is pretty without being scratchy, irritating, or noticeable at all when it's on. The straps are fully adjustable, and I think the hooped edging detail along the straps keeps the sliders from slipping out of place. The embroidery at the top of the cup lifts away slightly when I move my arms forward, but I think that has to do with my being full-on-bottom. Otherwise, the mesh upper-section of the cup does a pretty good job conforming to my shape. The blush embroidery also catches light pretty easily, so you might sparkle somewhat under particularly thin tshirts. Read more 273 more words
After much success with the Cleo Marcie, I decided that I needed some more "neutral" bras, so I decided to do some hunting. I have very full on top breasts, so I was recommended the Curvy Kate Emily. I had never tried anything by Curvy Kate before so I was excited to finally try it out.
Sizing/Fit (Band) - I measure about 31 inches around my underbust, so with bandsizes, I can easily go between 30 and 32 inch bands. On this one, I decided to go with the 32, that turned out to be perfect! It wasn't too tight in the slightest, yet it didn't ride up. ...
Sizing/Fit (Cup) - I had heard from a few other reviews that many Curvy Kate unpadded bras ran a little small, but I went ahead and ordered my usual size of 32H, and it turned out to be a perfect choice. I had no gaping at the top, yet no quadboob. The profile was nice and round, but not 'in your face' like many molded bras (at least for me). This bra seems pretty forgiving, so I would recommend this as a starter bra for the Curvy Kate brand. The only thing I would say about this bra problem wise is the wide underwires. My breast tissue ended way sooner than the underwires did, but it wasn't uncomfortable in the slightest.
Appearance/Comfort - This bra is beautiful. There have been a lot of complaints about this bra looking too 'mature' but I have to disagree. Even for my eighteen year old tastes. The embroidery is very detailed and I love the satin bows on the center and on each strap. The fabric is also very soft and breathable.
I was surprised to find this was a snug band, after the super stretchy Princess. I was also really pleased that the shape I get is very rounded. Not at all like the square-boob i get with Princess. Not orb-round ala Panache, but a really nice, lifted rounded shape that is somewhere in between that & the pointy Freya shape, leaning more toward Panache. If that makes any sense.
I have the navy & blush color way & it is very elegant; a great alternative to the same old black bra. I found this very comfy to wear all day at work, on par with my go-to Freya Jolie, perhaps even a smidge comfier. I'm glad I didn't give up on Curvy Kate, though I don't think it's worth full retail US price. I bought mine for $25 via belle-lingerie on eBay. That's where I seem to end up finding a lot of my UK bras. BraStop hasn't had much in my size lately.
While this is a vast improvement from my ill-sized department store bras (42DD's) I still don't think I have the right size yet. I was able to try on the Emily in a 44DD, E, F, FF and G cup and I settled on buying the 44FF. I'm at the stage where I NEED new bras and I will wear it, but it's uncomfortable.
The 44G was probably better, but not by much, and I had to tighten the straps a lot as there was just way too much upper chest coverage. The 44FF quad-boobs on me a liiiiiiiittle bit, which I didn't notice when I tried it ...on the first time. It's not so much as a full on bump or that it's digging in, but where the lace is denser it doesn't have as much give as the outer edge, so I have a bit of a ski jump going on there.
Also, my boobs are trying to turn a corner at the side where the underwires sit against my chest/underarm- so I don't think the wires are wide enough? They also like to jab my side boob or underarm fat when I bend over to pick stuff up.
The centre goes DOES lay flat (that's a huge achievement for me, so yay!) but I can't lay down in the bra. The centre gore where the wires are feels like it's pinning me to the bed. So much tension!
I've had it for a week and have been hand washing it in the sink while I shower and I've noticed the straps are starting to curl. I might whack it in the normal wash with my old bras and see if the extra agitation snaps it back into shape. Read more 183 more words
This bra is absolutely gorgeous! I have it in lavender, and it is about the prettiest colored bra I own. The fabric is thin and fairly soft (not cottony soft, but soft for a lace bra). The lace detailing is very fine, and not very scratchy (unlike the Curvy Kate Princess, which can be a little abrasive to sensitive skin). The lace around the top of the cup and the underwire is incredibly feminine.
I wish this bra fit me, but unfortunately the cup size is too small. I know that the Emily runs a bit large, and I think that is definitely true-- I am a 28FF in ...most bras, and this bra is a 28F. It almost fits, however like many of us, one of my ladies is a bit larger than the other, and in this bra that is too much of an issue. Because the cup size was a bit too small, the gore didn't sit flat against my chest and there was a great deal of quad-boob for that boob, and a very small amount of quad boob for her smaller sister. I expect, however, that in the proper size the gore would rest flat on my sternum.
I like the shape the bra creates, ignoring the quad-boob for a moment-- the style is a bit plunge-y to me, and it creates a bit of cleavage. Not a lot, but just a nice little teardrop mound. Again, in the proper size, I think I would like the natural shape it creates.
The band is reasonable, though I wish it was a little firmer. The Curvy Kate Princess I have is quite a bit firmer than this one--the fabric seems slightly more elastic-y by comparison. I think it's a good fit for a 28, but I tend to prefer slightly more firm 28 bands. It has two hooks--I wish there were three, however it looks like FF and G cups in the 28 band size DO have three hooks. I think this would make the bra a little more secure.
Overall, I like the feel and shape of this bra. I desperately wish it fit. I wore it for a few hours an evening, and because the cups were too small it definitely wasn't something I could just ignore. I have ordered this bra in a 28FF, and look forward to wearing it. Read more 287 more words