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Gia Balcony Bra (CK2101)

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This bra is discontinued.

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28:11

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28:12

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28J

28:13

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28JJ

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28K

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30

30D

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30DD

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30E

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30F

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21 bras

30FF

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30H

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30HH

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30J

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30JJ

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30K

30:15

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32

32D

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32E

32:6

6 bras

32F

32:7

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32FF

32:8

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32G

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32GG

32:10

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32H

32:11

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32HH

32:12

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32J

32:13

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32JJ

32:14

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32K

32:15

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34

34D

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34E

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34F

34:7

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34FF

34:8

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34G

34:9

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34GG

34:10

7 bras

34H

34:11

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34HH

34:12

8 bras

34J

34:13

10 bras

34JJ

34:14

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34K

34:15

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36

36D

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36F

36:7

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36FF

36:8

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36G

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36GG

36:10

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36H

36:11

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36HH

36:12

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36J

36:13

1 bra

36JJ

36:14

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36K

36:15

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38D

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38E

38:6

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38FF

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38G

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38GG

38:10

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38H

38:11

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38HH

38:12

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38J

38:13

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38JJ

38:14

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38K

38:15

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40D

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40E

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40FF

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40G

40:9

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40GG

40:10

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40H

40:11

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40HH

40:12

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40J

40:13

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40JJ

40:14

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40K

40:15

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42D

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42DD

42:5

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42E

42:6

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42F

42:7

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42FF

42:8

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42G

42:9

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44D

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44:9

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  1. 28 D-K ... (28 :4-:15)
  2. 30 D-K ... (30 :4-:15)
  3. 32 D-K ... (32 :4-:15)
  4. 34 D-K ... (34 :4-:15)
  5. 36 D-K ... (36 :4-:15)
  6. 38 D-K ... (38 :4-:15)
  7. 40 D-K ... (40 :4-:15)
  8. 42 D-G ... (42 :4-:9)
  9. 44 D-G ... (44 :4-:9)

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  1. 1
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    30G

    Didn't fit

    I would say that the Gia is the best style of bra I've tried. I currently own this in black and the cherry blush color. I definitely need a smaller band and a larger cup and I have a 28H in the blush color on the way and will update once I receive that. If the 28H fits I will most likely list the 30G's for sale (after replacing them, of course). The band is very stretchy, but comfortable and the cups give a nice shape and look nice with their detailing. I really like this bra.

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    30K

    Fits

    Great quality bra, and runs much truer to size than older unpadded Curvy Kate bras. This is a good fit for me in my current usual size of 30K (whereas a couple of years ago when I was a 30JJ in most bras, all Curvy Kate balconettes were all too small in a 30K). The cut was revamped after the first season - I would not recommend the Cherry/Blush colourway, but from the Seafoam onwards this cut is great (although the Seafoam did have quality control issues). The Purple/Black colourway is amazing. Narrow wires, deep cups, and a reasonably open upper section means this is great for me. ... The material is sturdy and doesn't stretch or distort, so I get a great uplifted shape which doesn't change throughout the day (no upside-down 7!). The gore is reasonably narrow and low, so it just about tacks on my close-set breasts. The wires are actually just about the perfect shape for my root. The main issue I have is that, though the wires are reasonably low at the centre and sides, the sides of the cups themselves are quite tall. While this is great to contain sideboob, they're just a bit too tall for me, and they rubs my armpits if I tighten the straps to where I'd like them to be. Aside from this issue, the bra is very comfortable and supportive, so I am considering altering the armpits just to make it a bit more comfortable.

    I'd recommend this bra to anyone with an average-to-narrow root, average-to-deep breasts, and without "extreme" fullness (i.e. probably not those who are very FOB or very FOT). Due to the height of the cup sides, it may also be better suited to those with a tall root, long torso, or low-set breasts, or perhaps anyone who wants to contain migrated breast tissue. Overall though, it's a very solid bra, and the first unpadded Curvy Kate bra to actually work for me. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try if Curvy Kate haven't worked for you before.

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    34HH

    Fits

    I love the 34HH - Curvy Kate ยป Gia (CK2101) It's a beautiful bra that's well made and very pretty. Unfortunately, this bra doesn't work well with my natural shape. It has a very natural shape, while I prefer a much more lifted, rounder shape. The low shape of the Gia doesn't work with my full-on-top breasts and gives me quad-boob. Some of my issues with this bra may be due to size. I think I may have needed this bra in a 34J to begin with.

    I wish this bra had worked for me because I really do love it. I just need a bra that has more of a round shape.

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  4. 1
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    32K

    Didn't fit

    This bra is a 3-piece style, with 3 rows of 3 columns of hooks. The straps are fully adjustable.

    I got the Gia in Seafoam from another bratabaser, as I keep deluding myself into thinking that I can get a good fit in Curvy Kate bras. This colourway is the new cut for larger cup sizes, and while better than styles I have tried in the past, it's still too wide for me and too shallow in the centre.

    I love the colour of the bra, and also the detailing of a small ruffle near the clasps in fabric which matches the top section of the bra cup.

    The material of ... the band is very stretchy! It actually sits flat on me, despite the fact that in an ideal world I'd wear a 26 band. However, it has no real purchase whatsoever, so it doesn't provide any support.

    I've indicated that the straps don't adjust to be short enough, though to be honest that's hard to gauge as the side of the bra cups is too high under my arms. I have a lot of excess width at the side of the cups, and not enough space in the centre, so I quad out of the cups.

    I'm not sure if the fabric for this particular bra was faulty or poor quality, but after minimal wear, the powermesh has puckered up, like a bra which has been used for a very long time.

    Overall, I'd say that the new CK cuts have the same kind of shaping as the old ones, with a wire width which is comparable to Panache superbra.

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  5. Comfy and quite flattering - the cup is beautifully made! The sides fade in colour quickly though, and has started to sprout elastic.

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  6. 0
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    30JJ

    Didn't fit

    Gia is a beautiful bra. The lower portion is a stiffer fabric than I was expecting. It doesn't have a lot of stretch or give but it feels luxurious compared to some of the more recent mesh fabrics CK uses. I found an amazing deal on this and bought it in a cup size larger because they didn't have my size. I'm not sure if Gia runs small because I was surprised at how close of a fit it is. I usually have issues with not filling out the top of the cup in any bra but Gia is relatively closed and I fill it out nicely. My only complaint is the wide wires. I have empty fabric on the sides and it feels like the wires are trying to wrap around to my back. The seams do show through shirts and look a little lumpy, but that may be due to buying a cup size larger.

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    30E

    Didn't fit

    Another alas! Too much space in the upper/outer section of the cup for my breast shape. The diagonal seam is super prominent, and because my breast isn't properly filling out the top, it makes the seam stand out more, somehow.

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  8. The first bra I got from Curvy Kate. I bent the wires a little and actually, it was quite wearable on some days when my breasts are smaller. Owned in blush and black - the second one slightly smaller.

    2018: desperately small after boob growth, so I gave them both to a friend.

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    30F

    Didn't fit

    Very short, projected, close set, center full, even, slightly narrow breasts....

    All thanks to courtnelius , I have found several comfortable bras. Gia is my favorite, so far. In fact, she was the first bra I reached for this warm summer morning.

    Cups are a silky laminated satin. This feels intensely better to me than mesh. My projected breasts are well-supported by the fabric and design of the cup. In the past, unlined bras generated a shape I loathed. In fact, I preferred my breasts without a bra to the shape unlined bras created. Feel free to check photos to verify https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" ... /> Enter CK Gia, Bardot, and Dreamcatcher and Claudette Dessous: remarkable shape and fit. I had avoided CK bras in the past because I read they were wide and shallow. My recent experience with them has secured their home in my minimalist bradrobe for narrow, projected, short breasts.

    The gore is my one fit issue with this bra. And, I've had mixed results with gore narrowing/overlapping alterations. There is a burning sensation near the gore under my left breast. I will soon use needle and thread to narrow the base of the gore. And, I'll hope this alteration does not ruin what is otherwise a good fit as it did in the 30G Bardot. Bardot became too small after the alteration when all my breast tissue could flow into the cup. Sigh.

    I'm disappointed Gia has been discontinued, but I eagerly anticipate a replacement with stretch lace https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Wishful thinking https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />


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  10. Lovely design and lace top detailing, snug band and more closed cups on top

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