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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.
Updated on Oct 11, 2011 Flag this
This bra is very comfortable, but the cup was too small for me. It is very breathable, as there is no padding. I've never tried this type of bra before, and it gave a good shape. Not sure if I'm fond of a bra without padding, though. Overall, I would like this bra in a bigger cup size.
Updated on Jul 11, 2016 Flag this
This is a really cute bra, but I can't quite tell if it fits me in the inner gore area. Not enough projection, maybe? It doesn't SEEM to quad, but I feel like something is off.
Updated on May 09, 2015 Flag this
Black with white flowers
See my other Emily reviews too! This one is the best fit of all 3.
30G - Curvy Kate » Emily (CK5001), 30GG - Curvy Kate » Emily (CK5001)
Aesthetically, I wish the flowers weren't a contrasting colour - it makes them really visible under clothing.
Band is nice, comfy and doesn't ride up on me.
The cup is occasionally too small for my larger breast, but fits very well on my smaller. I'd say it's a little more closed on top than Cleo bras like the Cleo Marcie (6831) . Additionally, this colour has more bottom projection ... than my white or purple ones for some reason. Gives a nice, round shape on me. I have both upper and lower fullness and projection.
Straps are wider set than I'd like but it's not horrible. The thickness of the straps are in line with Freya. I prefer Cleo/Masquerade straps because they're thinner. However I can see that others may appreciate the extra width.
The wires are MUCH narrower than the 30GG. Also, the upper section is a lot smaller than the 30GG too. Straps are closer set. It's almost like a completely different bra.
Updated on Nov 30, 2014 Flag this
i got this bra heavily worn from a swap group, since ive been between a 34 and 32 band and wanted to try Curvy Kate for cheap. as such, there is some wear on this bra- discoloration under the arms, and the band is probably a bit stretched. it is definitely still in wearable shape. i did still enter the band measurements, because looking at the chart, it seems the other models in this size can also go to 32, so this may not be as worn as i had thought.
unfortunately, this bra is a no for me. the wires feel too wide- slightly in measurement, but more ... so in the shape. its hard to explain, but its like instead of "u" type shape, they make a more gradual bowl-shaped curve. there is about 3/4 and inch of empty wire channel at the underarm side, and if you measure to the end of that, the cups go 6 inches wide. but since the official measurement isn't supposed to include empty channel, it's been entered as the 5.75 inches from wire to wire.
the cups are also wrong on me- i think they're actually too small, as im getting the "downward 7"sad shape. i will say though, the top doesn't cut in on my Tall/Large Shallow shape, so there's a plus! i was mostly getting this bra to see about shape anyhow, so im glad to confirm a bra that will have loose enough top sections to accommodate me. there isnt any quadboobing because of the looser top, but the cups definitely feel strained, so i marked in fit that the cups were too small.
i love that the band has 3 hooks! it does feel snug on me, but i was expecting that, give its a stretched 32 and im bouncing between 34 and 32 these days. despite the amount of wear, the hooks and eyes all look perfect, so im confident the quality is good in these bras.
looks-wise, this is also quite pretty, with bows on the strap/cup connection and gore, floral and eyelet lace at the cup top and at the gore, and embroidered mesh for the rest of the cup. i can see how it may be too girly for some tastes, but in general i like the looks of CK, and i think this is one of those bras that looks better in person.
hopefully i can pass this along to someone else!
Updated on Jun 16, 2014 Flag this
This bra fits more or less, but it's just the wrong shape for my breasts. The straps are too broad for my shoulders, depending on my posture and arms I have quad-boobs or wrinkles on the top, and overall I think it would better suit FoB breasts that point away from the center of your body.
Updated on Nov 14, 2013 Flag this
This is honestly the most comfortable bra I've had in a very, very long time. I literally squeeled with glee the first time I put this on. It's incredibly gorgeous, it's soft, it's comfortable to wear, and it doesn't dig (too badly) into my breast tissue.
So I got it in the nude shade, which is definitely closer to a light tan or light olive skintone. Even in a plain shade, the embroidery and detailing still make it beautiful.
The wires in this bra seem to run rather wide, so they're better on someone with a wide root such as myself. They are very close together in the front, ... but not touching, so if your breast tissue is touching, you might experience some discomfort there (though my own tissue is actually touching, and this is one of the few bras that isn't incredibly uncomfortable on my natural cleavage).
The cup is definitely somewhat shallow...not overly so, but it would not be enough for someone who needs deep cups. Likewise, it also might be a bit big still for people who need particularly shallow cups.
The band I didn't find painful at all...I tend to run between two band sizes (32-34), so sometimes a 32 is just too tight. But in this case, the band definitely stretched out over time. After a week of wearing it (giving it days off in between), I'm on the second hook on my 32.
The only real complaint that I do have about this bra is that the straps are rather far apart, which sucks for people who have narrow shoulders. You might find yourself trying to slide them back into place multiple times during the day.
The overall quality of this bra is good - even though it looks delicate and pretty, I can imagine it lasting well over time.
Updated on Jun 20, 2013 Flag this
Very nice bra, I really like the style. It's comfortable and supportive, perfect band size, but too small in the cups for me(quad boob effect/wires too short).
Updated on Jan 23, 2013 Flag this
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