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Bras » Curvy Kate » Emily Balcony Bra (CK5001) » 28FF 28:8

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Fits ribcage67.5
B. perimeter25.2
Stretched Band73.9
Band Length57.3
Cup width13.2
Cup depth24.8
Wire length24.4
Cup height0.0
Cup separation1.7
Gore height6.0
Wing height7.9
Strap width1.8
Hooks3

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    Used to fit

    This bra is a very good fit for me. The band feels slightly tighter than the average 28 with less stretch, but for me it is comfortably snug. The cup fit is good, enclosing all my breast tissue, and under clothing it creates a nice rounded shape.

    The straps are fully adjustable and the band fastens with three hooks. The straps sit well and don't dig in. I often find straps are too wide-set for my narrow shoulders but this is not the case with this bra.

    I find the underwires dig in slightly at the centre, probably on account of the snug fit of the band, and I often get this with new bras but find they ease up after washing. I can't comment on any post-washing changes in this as I eventually decided to return it. I was very happy with the fit and shape but unfortunately I found the pattern a bit fussy for my taste.

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    Updated on Sep 10, 2011 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    After having found the Emily too big in the cup in 28G, I sized down to 28FF and now the cups are too small and cut in on the top.

    I think this style/shape is just not for me.

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    Didn't fit

    Oh Curvy Kate. What a love/hate relationship we have. I love the look of your bras, and you love selling bras. I hate the way most of your bras fit, and your bras just don't get along well with my boobs.

    I have this Curvy Kate Emily in a beautiful navy/blush color. It is a STUNNING bra. The fabric and the lace is soft, and the construction of the cups feels well done. I think the mixture of sheer and opaque fabric is very sexy. I also love that it has three hooks in the back--the band feels very secure. I found the band to fit pretty true to ... size, and was comfortable on the loosest hooks.

    Unfortunately, the cups were really the problem. I likely just prefer a more up front look to my bras, but I didn't find the very wide set cup construction to be very flattering. Even with the bra tucked right under the boobs, the band comfortably under my shoulder blades, and all swooped and scooped in, I felt like my boobs were sitting rather low and apart. Though I think you can see it in the photos, the photos do not do justice to how low and wide it felt. I still have some confusion about whether I have wide set boobs or not, or a wide or narrow root (please feel free to weigh in!), but whatever I am, combined with being bottom heavy and fairly soft and squishy, it all didn't combine well for the shape of these cups. My breasts seemed to want to sit more up front than the bra allowed, and I didn't fill the sides of the cup well, and quad-boobed up front.

    The quad boob is definitely a large issue-- you can see that one of the breasts is nearly busting out, the other is just grumbling against the lace edging a little bit. It very well may be that I just need to size up in the cups of the Emily bra and it will magically fit, but I have some concern about the already wide underwires then being still wider in the larger cup size and the bra still being uncomfortable. As can be seen from the side photos, I don't think the wires could stretch further back without starting to wrap around my back.

    Additionally, because Curvy Kate straps are set so wide, I also am not sure that I could size up in the cup and then just shorten the straps to make up for any slack (which I think I would definitely need to do for my smaller breast...damn, calling it smaller so often makes it seem like the gimpy one). Shortening these straps seems to do nothing to help with the central integrity of the cup, and instead sort of dumps everything into the middle.

    I might try this in a 28G, but I'm not feeling particularly hopeful. My Curvy Kate Princess in a 28G was decidedly too big, and the 28FF fits so long as I have the straps appropriately cinched up. I really do like this bra, but find the overall shape and fit to be challenging.

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    Didn't fit

    This bra was pretty, but it didn't suit my shape (wide root, full on bottom). I couldn't fill out the top, so there was major wrinkling. The center gore hurt as well, but if I'd decided to keep it I probably could have bent the wires out and made it work. The band felt good.

    Updated on Feb 22, 2013 Flag this


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    Fits

    This is a pretty bra! It's the best fit I've gotten so far...center is perfectly flat but doesn't dig, cups fit just right, band is comfortable but snug enough to not ride up on the loosest hook. I have it in chocolate/lime and the colors and embroidery are gorgeous! It is quite sheer but still one of my more supportive bras. Quite high under the arms and I have to watch that I don't overtighten the straps or I will get some wicked red marks on my armpit area and shoulders. Maybe this is why it doesn't lift very well? Wires are ... wide but don't come up very high so they are not bothersome.

    I really dislike the shape it gives. I would prefer less pointy and a lot more lift...my cleo lucy and marcie beat it hands down there. I do wear comfy cups/no peek pads in all my unlined bras for modesty and those do round the shape out enough that it's wearable.

    I still wear it often...I don't leave the house much so comfort matters more than shape to me. It has held up well and so far not stretched at all. The other colors available are pretty but I won't buy it again...there are better bras for me.

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    Didn't fit

    This is a very pretty bar. I wish it fitted because I really love it! The wires encase by breasts perfectly, the band is quite tight (I think tighter than other 28s I have) although for me not too tight - just really good. The problem is just that I am falling out of the cups a little bit (not too bad - I can still wear it, but it looks more like a plunge style which i don't think is intended!). I tried the next size up (28g) but this was a bit too big (the 28g was too high under my arms). This is a really pretty, supportive, (and I think on the right person) comfortable bra, but unfortunately not quite right for me.

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    Updated on Mar 13, 2012 Flag this


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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Sep 11, 2012



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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Jan 04, 2013



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