Found this for a great deal on amazon so I figured I'd give it a go since I'm severely lacking in the proper lingerie department. Only just tried this bra on so more details/pics/measurements after I 'unveil' it to hubby.
Fit- decent! Sister sized to a 34G since 32GG was sold out. Wasn't expecting much but figured id make small compromises for the price, it was better than I expected. Wires seem really narrow for a curvy kate, I think someone mentioned they're working on making things narrower/deeper. (works for me!)
Gore lightly tacks. Band is comfy. A firm 34 but not enough to size up unless ... you're on the larger size of it or like bands comfier for loungewear. Works for my sometimes-33ish sometimes-32ish ribs. Cups need to be broken in/washed to lay better, teeny gaping but I think it's only because it's fresh out of the package. Keyhole in the back was enough to get this on but may not be enough room in bigger cup/smaller band sizes. I could see a 32J having to carefully wiggle into this type of garment.
UPDATE: gaping was from me hurriedly swoop/scooping and not getting it all. It looks great and lays flat once I did it properly. Gore could be .5-1cm lower or have wires overlap but since it's not a bra-bra I'm not worried about it. Slightly pointy shape, haven't thrown a shirt over it so I'm not sure how pointy but I love the retro look so it's fine with me.
Appearance-love the gold cups and ivory body. The sheer material looks kinda cheap to me, but I'm used to sewing with very fine fabrics. For the price range it's good. Looks to wrinkle easily.
UPDATE: cups are a peachy gold. Very pretty with swirly embroidery overlay. hubby likes it, his only criticism was that the top part was not also see through. *eyeroll*
Quality-for the $27 I paid, fantastic. Most lingerie I see is either way overpriced, tiny size range, or super cheaply constructed/fall apart
Buying the matching short next!
UPDATE AGAIN: I LOVE wearing this under my dresses. It's super comfy. I have a sheer dress that came with one of those awful spandex-y "slips" (basically a one size doesn't fit all tube with straps) so I just wear this instead. Covers up my choice of undies and if anyone happens to see it they'll just think its a slip rather than a bra. I wish I'd grabbed this up in the other 2 colorways, or a few more white ones to dye.
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