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Gia Balcony Bra (CK2101)

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This bra is discontinued.

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32K

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34D

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34K

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36JJ

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38D

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  1. 5
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    28H

    Hasn't set fit

    So we meet again Curvy Kate. Not since my dalliance with some early CK models have I returned. Back then I was just beginning to buy bras in sizes outside the norm for North America. All I can say is that the early soft cup bras I had tried were kinda weird for my shape. I'm happy to report that I've had more luck with this particular shape. At a 28H in this style, I do feel the wires are about half a cm wide at the highest point and that the top of the bra cuts in a bit depending on my arm position. So it's not a homerun, by an means, but definitely an improvement for me. The only problem is actually the fact that I haven't weened myself off of lined and moulded cup bras. That and the gore is probably half an inch too high for my close set pair. Not the bra's fault at all as I have this problem with any bra that has a gore over 2.5 inches high.

    Updated on Oct 21, 2016 Flag this


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      I had a hard time weening off moulded and lined bras too but if you can find a soft cup that fits well, it definitely help. I like that soft cup holds you up but isn't so cake on a plate like a moulded bra. I actually get more control in a soft cup compared to a moulded where my breasts are sort of sitting on the cups. This looks great on you despite the little issues. Seems you are close to a perfect fit!

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      The color is so beautiful with your skin tone, too. I was pleasantly surprised by Gia, too. And Gia's replacement, Cascade, is no Gia. ;-)

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  2. 4
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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    I am very close set with outer fullness, tall shallow roots, and need immediate depth.
    This bra's gore was too wide. I altered it by moving the wire more into the armpit area so the tips of the wire channels at the gore were empty. Then I cut down the center of the gore and overlapped the empty part of the channels. Narrowing the gore caused the cups to be too narrow so I pulled on the wires to make them 0.5 in wider. Now this bra is wearable but still doesn't fit because the cups are all wrong. This bra is designed more for FOT breast with ... shorter roots, so on me I have some emptiness near the top and the top of the cups collide with my tall roots. The bottom if the cups do not have enough space which are causing wrinkles along the vertical seam. Usually when the cups of bras don't fit me it cause the bra to shift and sit uncomfortable on my ribs, but since the band is so tight nothing moves. It is comfortable unless I am slouching and being lazy. The fabric on the bottom of the bra is very stiff unlike see though fabric of most unlined bras. I wish I could find a whole bra made of this fabric with cups that fit rather then just the bottom because it would be perfect under T-shirts.
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      I'm impressed by your alterations, violetknight ! Hope you find a well fitting bra soon!

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      Yay for the power of alterations! I have found narrowing the gore makes bras too narrow for me, too. I had hoped my tissue would just move into the center, which it does. But, it also still needs the space I eliminated on the sides. SIGH. Great laminated fabric on Gia. Hope you find a great fit soon!

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  3. 3
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    28E

    Didn't fit

    Just a bit too much in cup quadding and quadding for me. A size up may help.

    Feels like I'm on to something though - definitely felt like this bra was a wow moment despite the in cup quad. Curvy Kate Ellace and Bardot fit ok, but overall just a bit too much wrinkling.. gaping.. not laying flat.. small issues. And no wow factor in comfort, shape, or looks that made me want to keep them. The shape from this bra could be a wow factor for sure! Gonna look for a 30E or 28F depending on measurements.

    Gorgeous materials. Love that it isn't mesh. Love the feeling. Love the lavender. I think there is a decent amount of immediate projection, TTS band, narrow wires.

    Lavender colorway

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    Updated on Jan 09, 2017 Flag this


    • I love this color on you!! Wow!! Gia is an amazing, discontinued bra. Glad you found her :-) :-)

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  4. This is my first Curvy Kate unlined, and let me tell you, I'm loving it! I've been wearing it for about three hours, and it's very comfy! I have some significant asymmetry and this bra is taking it in stride; it looks great on both sides. It's got a very natural look and feel, but not in the matronly full coverage bra way. It's more of a low and wide bra. It looks great under wide scoop and square necklines. It isn't bumpy under a shirt. My right side is a tiny bit pointy, but otherwise, this bra is very ideal. Band is firm, straps supportive, and cups ... wide enough for my average width roots. It's fitting right in my infra mammary fold, which is a challenge because my lower root shape is kind of flat, so I have a small space at the bottom of a lot of cups-- not this one! The only other ones that fit right in there are Cleo Ellis, Bella, Lily, and Meg. So my new Gia has just joined an exclusive club.

    EDIT: About a year later, I have bought about 10 of these in various colors and sizes as I've dropped pounds. It's my best everyday bra.

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    Comfort
    Excellent!
    Bra appearance
    Excellent!

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  5. 2
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    28E

    Fits

    Finally, a bra that fits! I take back what I've said about my other bras being a nice enough fit, lol - because THIS is a nice fit, with great support all around and really comfortable too.

    I especially adore the material used for the cups in this bra; the smooth satin-like feel compared to the mesh in other Curvy Kate bras that I've tried. I also really like the design and colour. In addition, unlike other unpadded bras that I've tried, I think this one gives a nicer, more rounded/less pointy shape to the boobs which I really like.

    Perhaps it's time to order a few more.. lol.

    boysenberry/black colorway

    Updated on Jan 14, 2015 Flag this


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      I feel like this would fit me nicely too after reading the review!

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      I hope all goes well! =D

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  6. 1
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    30F

    Didn't fit

    I had really high hopes for this bra. It's smooth (unlike all the embroidered CK bras that show through thin tops) and its a nice neutral mauve. And look at cup width and depth, it seems to be a fantastic fit.. until you look at the main seam (the diagonal one from strap across apex to gore). I get this weird fabric wrinkle that is *super* obvious under a shirt. I am not sure what is causing it. A bad sewing job (fabric too tight/too loose on one side)? Apex in the wrong location for me (you can see half or more of my nipples through the lace portion)? Shape missmatch (I have short, sort of FOB, firm-ish, projected boobs)? The top of the bra lays nicely on my boobs apart from that odd, elongated bubble of fabric along that seam. Come to think of it, its pretty much the exact same problem I had with the Cleo Zia. Oh well. Hopefully it works better for someone else's boobs.

    Blush colorway

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    Updated on Nov 16, 2017 Flag this


    • 1

      I had the same problem with this bra. I figured it was a shape mis-match.

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      Me, too.

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  7. 1
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    32FF

    Didn't fit

    I was advised to get a cup size bigger than I usually wear, but I think a 32F would have fit wonderfully. As is, there is a slight amount of wrinkling on top and on bottom. My only actual concern is that the straps are a bit wide, but wearing the right size may solve it.

    Also, though I feel this would fit comfortably in the right size, scooping and swooping sets my nipples higher than the opaque fabric and fully into the mesh. I wouldn't mind, but it may be a problem for some people.

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    Updated on Jun 07, 2016 Flag this


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  8. 1
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    30F

    Didn't fit

    The Gia is an awesome everyday bra-- I have 5 of them in this size and they basically WERE the rotation for about 6 months-- those and some Claudette Dessous and a couple of Cleos.

    The only thing I'd say is that this bra is made for a very round, projected breast type, so when it first gets too big, it gets too big for me above the nipple or right under the straps. I wouldn't say it's particularly open on top, but I could see it giving an upside down seven shape in larger sizes.

    Note that the band on the Gia is firmer than the bands on the Princess, Dreamcatcher, or Portia.

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  9. 1
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    28D

    Didn't fit

    Boob twin, stay far away from this bra! It's pretty but it won't fit!

    Based on other peoples' measurements this bra, I figured this would not fit when I ordered it. I couldn't believe the cup depths I was seeing on the 28D. It was inexpensive and returnable so I decided I had to see it for myself. And yes, the cups are a full inch deeper than my breasts. I need 6-7" and this bra has 8". If you are used to Cleo bras, this one measures more like a 28E.

    Other weirdness about this fit of this bra: the very top edge of the lace comes ... close to lying flat against me, but there is so much bagginess right below that. I imagine that this could cut into someone who fills it out, depending on shape.

    Before Bratabase I would have been woefully confused about my measured size not fitting. Seeing measurements of a lot of different bras on here, there are plenty out there that I have a much better chance with!

    I wish I had mad sewing skills and could alter this bra. It is soooooooo pretty. Back to Amazon with this one I'm afraid.

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    Updated on Apr 11, 2015 Flag this


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      8" depth on a 28D? THAT'S INSANE.

    • Insane indeed. I'm so sad because there are a lot of pretty non-foam/unpadded Curvy Kate bras but the cup depths run too large for me. It looks like their foam bras run a lot smaller in the 28D range but I dislike foam. :(

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  10. 1
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    28HH

    Didn't fit

    Oooh lordy this bra is bad! I knew I'd be taking a risk and that the Gia was one with a lot of problems, but I figured since it only cost $14, I was fine with the risk since I liked the color. Plus one of my fave bloggers, the lovely Bras & Body Image tried it in the gorgeous deep purple colorway and liked it (granted, the red didn't work for her).

    But no. It's bad. Fits like your average CK with super W I D E wires. They are almost on my back. It's bad. It's going back to amazon tomorrow.

    I wanted to enter this ... in case anyone else was entertaining thoughts of the Gia. It is far too shallow for me as well. I'm not super projected, but between the horrendously wide wires and the very shallow cup, it was definitely a disaster on my boobs. Oh well. Lesson learned!

    As for quality, I wouldn't say the Gia is bad, I would say though that it's not exactly up to CK's usual standards.

    It's so bad that I put it back into the package and into the Amazon box immediately. I don't want to take photos of it and don't feel like measuring it, it just has to go back ASAP.

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