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Lifestyle Plunge Bra (CK5711)

Since AW2017 - Unlined mesh plunge bra with metal hardware More...

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  1. 6
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    40J

    Didn't fit

    Tldr: size down one or two cups, straps are very wide set.

    My boobs: very short narrow root, full on top, center full

    Fit: This bra seems to fit one to two cup sizes deeper than indicated. My best fitting bra right now is 40JJ - Elomi » Jodi Plunge Bra (4190) which fits basically like a full coverage bra on me. This bra is just as deep or deeper, shorter, and more open. In my opinion it's more like a plunge balcony as the angle from the gore to the straps is not very extreme and the general look is sort ... of flat across the top like a balcony bra. The shape is a lovely rounded shape but with plenty of projection. The wires are fairly narrow for this size. The gore height is short to average for this size. The band is tts and fastens comfortably but firmly on the loosest hooks.

    The main fit issue is the wide placement of straps at front and back, a pretty typical problem for this brand in the larger back sizes. On my 40J - Curvy Kate » Cabaret Plunge Bra (CK5111) I had to alter the back straps which made the bra much more comfortable. I like the fit and shape of this bra much better because the cups are more open, so I might consider doing the same surgery on this one. Otherwise they won't stay on my shoulders no matter how I angle them.

    Feel: Besides the strap placement, it feels great. The mesh is soft but strong. Elastics are nicer than usual. The illusion elastic edge on the cup is not scratchy and is tensioned correctly. The wires are softer than Panache but firmer than Comexim. The straps are different than typical CK: a smooth, soft, less stretchy material.

    Look: I love the minimalist stuff coming out of lingerie manufacturers now. The mesh is not doubled on this bra so it is transparent everywhere. The only decorations are a black metal O at the gore and ribbon strap attachmeny to a similar O on each strap. The stitching is not the best on the gore thing but I would just take it off anyway so shrug. The shape is lovely. There is an illusion elastic edge to the cup which is also very nice. This bra was just released in "latte" which is a light medium skin tone so I might go for it as I've been looking for one for quite a while. At $55 it's on the low end for British manufacturers, probably worth it to me to get one and alter it. I'm thinking about it for the summertime.

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    Black colorway

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    Updated on Dec 11, 2017 Flag this


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    • 2

      I love the design of that bra, especially the rings. Looks great on you!

    • 2

      I love minimalist bra design too - this is so chic! CK straps are annoyingly wide in smaller sizes too :(

    • 3

      It is encouraging CK is trying a few new features. Not only is this stunning on you, the features are compelling. This would be heavenly in summer. Thanks for your detailed review!

    • I haven't tried this bra because I felt like the mesh panel would give me in cup quadding like Ellace and Hettie did - basically same as your problem with Ellace before you modified yours. You obviously didn't experience that, do you think it has potential to cause that sort of problem? Thanks.

    • 1

      In the pictures I see some in cup quad but I didn't notice it in person. It's definitely nothing like Ellace or Hettie. More like what I have experienced with Envy before- very slight.

    • 1

      cupandahalf thank you!

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  2. 0
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    36J

    Hasn't set fit

    My breasts are center-full, pendulous, FOB, and I have a lot of squish in my band measurement. My center-fullness is usually my dominant fit requirement. I suspect I have somewhat short roots, and narrow-to-average roots for my size. I also have narrow, somewhat sloped shoulders.

    I hate this bra. It's an utterly pointless garment and I hate it. *deep breath* Okay, I'm done now.

    I have other unlined bras. I have other bras with mesh. Thanks to a combination of the material, my heavy breasts, and CK's soft wires, I get absolutely no support from this bra. I'd be better off wearing a bralette - I HAVE bralettes that give ... me more support. The gore was probably always going to be too low for me, but I generally can't speak to how this bra might have fit because it just gives me no support.

    The material of the bra is nice enough, but generally speaking it feels rather cheaply made. I purchased this bra brand new and it came with several loose threads and such.

    CK has always used soft wires, but this season and with this bra in particular I feel like they have gotten even softer. Not sure how I feel about that.

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    Red colorway

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    Updated on Apr 26, 2018 Flag this


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    • So, I wont try that one then lol

    • Too bad it was so wrong for you. The style has nice clean lines and looks like a pretty bra, but looks aren't everything! I'll stay away too!

    • Yeah, I don't want to completely harsh on the bra. I think it would be really nice for someone with more self supporting or less heavy breasts. The thin material could be really nice in the summer when the last thing I want is yet another layer of clothing, lol.

    • By definition, 36J boobs are heavy and not self-supporting. If curvy kate cant support big boobs, they shouldnt make bras that big. I feel very strongly about this.

    • It's so weird because the one I got wasn't like this. My main gripes are the straps: much too wide set and stretchy. Straps that support 40DD can't support 40K. It's just physics.

    • Y'all's comments reminded that I own, and quite like, a Curvy Kate Sheer Joy . It's made of what feels like totally different material. Much sturdier.

      I put up with Curvy Kate's crappy straps because of their short but not too narrow or wide wires - that said, if the wires keep getting softer, that's no good for me either. I've thought about replacing the straps with something more comfortable, but I can only hand-sew (and not very well) and I don't think that would be strong enough.

    • I admit I've only ever tried to CK, but they were both the old wide-and-shallow model. No, not true - there was one padded model I had for a while. It was ok. Not great.

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    34H

    Didn't fit

    This review is for the black colorway.

    This bra is not happy with my inner fullness or my close-set ness. I have quadding and wrinkling and gore tilting and sad upside-down 7 shaping all rolled into one. The wires are too wide for me, the cups are trying too hard to separate my breasts, and this is just all around a bummer. The bottom of the cup is decently roomy, at least.

    The fabric is very soft, and nicely sheer, which is rare in a soft plunge in this size (coughcoughFreya). The metal circle accents on the gore and straps are really cheap and flimsy feeling though, I do appreciate something besides bows though.

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    30D

    Didn't fit

    This bra almost fits. The band is true to size when stretched, but feels tighter than average 30 perhaps because the unstretched length is shorter. The band material is nice and not very loose compared with the elastics on the edge, which is good for those who suffer from back rolls. However the seams are sewed too tight which creates in-cup quadding. The cup fabrics, especially where the cups meet the straps, are also very scratchy.

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    34F

    Didn't fit

    I was impressed by how well this fit. I think the slightly narrower and deeper cup works better for me. The fabric of the cup has very little give which allows it to be supportive. The seams lie flat and provide a little nipple coverage. I didn't see obvious seems while wearing this with a t-shirt. While I fill out the cups pretty well, I find I have some slight wrinkling at the top of the cup, which I think is mostly due to the lack of stretch. As with many plunge-type bras, the straps are wider set than I would find ... ideal, which sometimes leads to rubbing around my armpit crease. I have wide shoulders, so I have no idea how people with narrower shoulders could possibly wear this style of bra. The gore sits flat, but as with most bras feels too snug. I will probably try to bend it out a little bit. I already tried slightly bending the bottom of the cups to allow them to contour to my ribcage which has improved the comfort of the bra significantly. The edges of the bra around the sides and under the cups is a bit scratchy, but I'm hoping that will improve with breaking in. Overall, I am pleased with the fit and appearance of this bra. It's sexy, but wearable for everyday.
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    30E

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Latte colorway

    Added on Mar 07, 2018



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    38FF

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Apr 10, 2018



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    30F

    Fits

    Didn't write a review

    Added on May 20, 2018



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    36F

    Fits

    Didn't write a review

    latte colorway

    Added on Jun 05, 2018



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    30G

    Didn't fit