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Luxe Strapless Bra (CK2601)

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  1. 9
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    30J

    Fits

    I've previously tried the Bravissimo Contour strapless in a 30J, which was laughably small on me, giving both overspill and absolutely no lift or shaping, so I wasn't expecting much from this bra. But, shock of the century, this actually fits me reasonably well (at least based on my quick try-on)! The band seems to run on the firm side (possibly slightly under 30 inches), so combined with the smaller-than-my-usual-size cups and the grippy silicone, it's a little hard to put on properly, and I can't fully scoop and swoop, so keep that in mind for my review.

    My usual CK size is around a 30K (30JJ in Eden, ... 32J in Ritzy and Carmen), so I wasn't actually expecting this to work. As a strapless, this gives me an extremely round, nicely uplifted shape, despite technically being too small. I get minor overspill when worn strapless, which becomes much more obvious when I wear the straps (as the cups are lifted more). Being strapless, it's kind of like when you wear a too-small bra with loosened straps to hide it being too small - except in this case, the shape is still good. One problem I did notice was that the section of the band under the gore quickly rolled and flipped under itself. This wasn't particularly uncomfortable, and may be due to me wearing the wrong size, but I don't think it's how it should fit, and it could possibly lessen the bra's staying power.

    The bottom of the cups are too shallow for me, and I get slight buckling there, as well as being unable to pull the bra right up into my root. However, this isn't really too bad, and is more cosmetic than anything. I also find the sides are slightly too short for me, and I feel like I'm not properly contained, though I think this is exacerbated by this bra sitting slightly too low on me. In 1-2 cups up, I imagine I would be able to fully scoop into the cups, pull the bra up slightly more, and hopefully rid of the overspill. Overall, though, it's much better than I was expecting, so I'm fairly happy with it. It's definitely a very solid bra, and one to try if you're in the size range (or possibly even for those just outside, if you need a strapless and can't find one).

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    • Please post your review on the blog ;)

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      "Being strapless, it's kind of like when you wear a too-small bra with loosened straps to hide it being too small - except in this case, the shape is still good"

      This is a very valuable observation. Thanks for including this!

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  2. 4
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    30F

    Didn't fit

    The band ran too loose for me, and although now I realise I should have gone for a 30FF, the cup shape is incredibly rounded, projected and yet too closed for me at the neckline so it digs in. I adore the colour and the shape but it would only work for me if it was a half cup - right now its shape is more literal cup.

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    Updated on Apr 16, 2015 Flag this


    • Glad you posted. That's my size range, and I have a short root.

    • Do you think you could include the cup depth and other measurements? They would be really helpful! Thanks :)

    • Sorry, as it didn't fit I didn't buy it so don't have it nearby to measure

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  3. 4
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    32GG

    Didn't fit

    First impression upon removing from the package: Aw poo, this is so tiny

    Band: Very snug. Couldn't fasten it myself, and my husband had to attach an extender to get it shut. Didn't even stretch to 32". Nice wide 4 hook closure though.

    Cups: as this is a newer season CK, the wires are narrow-ish/average (narrower than old CK). Bottom of the cup was very shallow on me. My boobs immediately started pushing it down to find more room, so I couldn't jump around like I'd planned to test its stay-up-ness, but it did have wide silicone strips on the top and bottom of the wings/band. Seemed to flatten me ... out. Gore was fairly high. Didn't tack on me, partly from the cups not fitting and partly because I'm too close set. No cleavage in this bra. Top of the cups fit ok-ish without the straps, but once the straps were on they cut in.

    Appearance: Pretty. not 'super fancy wow I need that now' pretty, but considering it's a basic bra, it has nice detailing.

    Overall, if you want to try it, I'd recommend sizing up in the band, and possibly a cup unless you are shallow. If you're fairly/very projected or very close set, move along. 'this is not the bra you're looking for'

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    Updated on Feb 28, 2015 Flag this


    • awww.... no cleavage......
      make me depressed
      Well.. I 'm shallow and I ordered 28J not 28HH after see the model pics I decided to order on this way
      do you think this could be fail?

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      It could be that I didn't have cleavage because it was pressing me flat. Since my breasts didn't have room in the bottom they spread out to the sides.
      I think it might still work for you. I can't say for sure but it's worth a shot. Maybe you could wear little pads if it's only a little big?

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  4. 3
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    28GG

    Didn't fit

    This bra was absolutely ridiculous on me. The band was so tight I could barely get it on my body, yet it kept sliding down my body every time I moved slightly, and the gore wasn’t touching my body. The straps weren’t long enough to hook in the back over my shoulders. The cups crushed the hell out of my boobs, and were not at all deep enough, leaving the lower 1/4 of the cup vacant while the rest of the fabric flattened my boobs against my body. The wires came up way too high in the front and under the arm, feeling super cage-y and stab-happy.

    How did I commit a fit blunder this badly? How can I avoid doing this again? It feels like I made just about every possible mistake on this one.

    Updated on Dec 12, 2018 Flag this


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    • Wireless bras are almost impossible. but it does help to read the reviews here before you buy, and look at the measurements in your size or the closest sizes

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      This bra seems to run very shallow in the cup esp at the wire, resulting in the squish from the bottom, making the upper parts also shallow because there's more of your breast and blah blah.
      That automatically would make the band feel tighter too cause your breasts are pushing out the bra.

      Now I'm not sure, but when you put on the bra upside down with the cups resting against your stomach, does the band still feel like it's too tight?

      If not, then band is probably fine, the cup is what the issue is, but I'm afraid that sizing up in cup would result in very tall, but still shallow cups that would have the whole orange in a glass effect going on.

      These are the reasons I didn't order this bra myself, because reading some reviews these seem to be very common issues with this bra.

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      dbmamaz this bra isn’t wireless, the wires were actually an issue.

      I did read the reviews here, and had thought I had my sizing correct, and that this would work with my shape. I’m wondering where I went so wrong.

    • 1

      BTW you can see in most photos of this bra the issues I'm explaining. Even if the reviewer is happy with the fit, remember that is a very personal thing. I can see in one of your photos the wires are clearly sliding down... you can see this in a lot of other photos. It makes me thing this bra has zero projection at the wire and boobs are looking for more space up top thus pushing the bra down. Et cetera et cetera

    • Also remember, strapless bras are a world of their own and sometimes compromises have to be made with them since they are not really meant for every day wear so you can get away with having a fit issue or two (if you are not uncomfortable, of course). They have a purpose to server for a couple of hours and that's it.

      Years and years ago I had a Palmers wireless bra--it was beautiful and it was my workhorse bra. I recently pulled it out of my sister's drawer (yes I did pass it on to her) and it actually has very good projection at the wire. I immediately thought to buy another one in my size, but sadly they do 34 bands min and I don't even think they do large cups.

    • by *wireless I mean strapless it won't let me edit

    • Also sorry for the spam lol

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      Haven’t tried to upside tactic; I’ll give it a go for sure!

      Also, please don’t apologize for spam, I could use all the info I can get!

      brasaremean I was super confused when I saw and felt everything sliding down, since I thought things being tight prevented that. Everything was too tight, yet still this bra longed to be a belt: thank you for explaining why! Honestly, it sounds like this bra just isn’t made for my shape at all.

      I had actually intended to wear this bra as a bra with straps (you can see them in the photos), but they weren’t long enough for my body, so I couldn’t hook them with the bra on. I tried hooking them on first and then trying to put the bra on, but that didn’t work either, since the straps made that kinda impossible.

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      The upside down tactic*

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      If I were you I'd be looking for a regular bra with straps and not a strapless one because like I said, most of them seem to be very shallow at the wire resulting in all sorts of issues (the sliding down being the most common one).

      The one strapless I did see that had decent projection at the wire is Panache Evie Strapless Bra (5320) but you can see the shape suffers a lot in most cases when it comes to that bra.

      I have personally given up on strapless after realising that probably not one of them would work for me at all.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NIRgqqwjRY

      You can see a video of Evie here. I think I would put the model in smaller band and larger cup cause there's some clear overspill on the sides, but even as it is you can see that it actually does have decent immediate projection

    • brasaremean I went after this bra because of its ability to multiway, or so it claimed. My right shoulder is lowered and has had some minor neurological issues, so the ability to multiway and take wight off my shoulders is crucial for me. I know that’s an alteration I can always make later, but it takes time and it’d be so much easier to have it done outright. Perhaps I should stick to Comexim, who I know can do multiways.

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      Ah yes I remember. I think then Evie is worth looking at because you *will* have the support of straps and it's actually a three part cut and sew cup which is good support.
      That being said, if the straps are too short, you can always buy replacement straps (in a lot of places actually) that come with the hooks already on them and everything.

      Another thing but I don't know how good the size range is but the Wacoal Halo Lace Convertible (851205) is a very nice bra that I bought in 34E and as such it was VERY tight in the band but also very generous in the cup (only slight quadding considering my actual size).

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      But I wouldn't be buying that latter one blind, I'd suggest checking it out at a store if you can because the sizes really do run weird. Like I even got the gore to tack in 34E (34DD) which was a real surprise.

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      i also typed wireless and meant strapless!

    • 3

      The others got the advice stuff down well, so I won't add to that, but I will say this. You didn't make a fit blunder, it's just the bra. You did perfectly fine trying it. Personally, I think all padded CK bras are horribly made, and fit 100% different from their soft cup bras. So, I view this as a learning experience, equally of value and importance. Comexim and Ewa multi-way options should indeed fare better for you, but you still get kudos credit for trying this one, as it adds data and your experience will help other members as well. :-D For the love of data, we thank you!!

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      MamaPagan thank you, makes me feel better about the whole ordeal! In terms of how it’s made, I don’t think I’ve ever felt a bra with wires as easily malleable as this one. It came in a pretty flat box, and the wires were a bit distorted as a result - not the sender’s fault, just that it was in a box like that for so long.

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      Yup, that's Curvy Kate bras imho. Super flimsy and they just distort so easily.

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  5. 3
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    30G

    Didn't fit

    While the fit of this bra is sigh-worthy, the construction is solid and keeps the horrific fit from ruining the practicality of this bra. The key to this bra's design is the vertical boning along the seams. Without it, this bra is just another wide, shallow strapless with an inward curve at the top that may be problematic for FOT shapes. The cups run small, but I don't know how much I'd recommend sizing up, since it is functional even with the gore a gaping 2" from my sternum. My very projected, firm-ish breasts pushed this entire bra forward at the top and my FOB shape ensures the ... underwires sit rather low. The boning keeps the whole cup from just flopping over (a la FOB boobs in the Deco strapless). My biggest complaint is the the forward tilt of the bra causes the bottom of the wires to dig into my ribs after a couple hours of wear. It's also rather high cut under the arms and at the gore, so it's not incredibly versatile. Sizing up in this would make the wires uselessly and uncomfortably wide for me, so I feel this is my best fit in my usual 30G.
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      Hi,
      Not sure where you have found this bra from, but this is not final production of this product, so although you found this fitting not to your liking I would encourage you to have a go in a bulk production sample.
      The final bulk production is a completely different shape and wire, so I would definitely have a look.
      If you are wondering how I know this, the final production (and final fit) has completely different fabric & no boning. Again, not even sure how you got hold of this sample! The development of this product has taken nearly 3 years with multiple trials in fit, fabric and design, I would hate for you to write it off because of a product that wasn't representative of the final fitting. Same with the 32F below.

      Thanks!
      Charlotte

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      Do you know if there's any particular reason why the boning was removed? It seems like it would be helpful to provide support, especially in the higher cup sizes.

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      Right? It seems like they took away the only feature that got a positive mention!

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  6. 2
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    30F

    Didn't fit

    Tl;dr The most projected, narrow, strapless bra I've ever tried, and I've tried a few (VS, QT, Wonderbra, Neve, Deco, Deco shape, nameless others in stores).

    Construction:
    A nice, neutral beige. A little light on my tanned skin, but it would blend in on a lighter skinned person quite easily. The pinstripes on the band are adorably retro, as are the super cute little buttons and bow. (Seriously, I love little buttons on bras).
    This bra has cut and sew foam cups. The foam is thick and sturdy (thicker than comexim), and the cup seams are reinforced with extra cozy material. The Luxe is seamed like a halfcup with two ... vertical seams. However, it is more full coverage. The cup curves up and over the breast instead of ending just beyond the apex like your average halfcup. Somehow (*magic*) this creates a very projected style. Yes, the bottom of the bra is shallow. I have yet to find a strapless bra that isn't shallow at the bottom. But the amount of apex projection and the narrow wires (5.3") make up for it tenfold.
    In addition to all that, there is a sling on the inside of the cups to bring the boobs front and center. There is no east-west to speak of in this bra.

    The wires are extremely firm - like Panache firm. I don't like them (but I also cry when I wear some panache bras for more than 10 minutes). I've worn this bra around the house for about half an hour before the wires killed me and I had to take it off. During that time, the bra never shifted (hooray!) and my boobs didn't move once - this bra is serious boob armor. If you can tolerate firm wires, I would highly recommend this bra.

    Also, for those who care about cleavage - this bra has none - zip zero zilch. That could be because I have short roots and am FOB to even. A more FOT person might get some, but I had absolutely none (and I have very center full boobs to boot). If you like showing off cleavage, or if your strapless attire is plunging, this may not be the bra for you.

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  7. 2
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    34H

    Didn't fit

    Right now, I'm between a 32-34 band but this 34 was definitely too loose. I'd recommend choosing the smaller band size if you are between sizes. The cups are extremely closed on top, so not a good choice for upper fullness. I'm FOT and this gave me epic quadboob. I jumped around a little to simulate movement and it almost fell off.

    The material is soft and there are small strips of silicone along the upper and lower elastic of the band. There are also mesh side slings in each cup which are not as soft as the rest of the bra.

    Overall, I imagine this could work for someone with wider, shallower, and more full on bottom breasts.

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  8. 2
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    30HH

    Didn't fit

    Oh gosh. I really want to like this bra because I really want a strapless, but I'm not quite sure.
    It seems to fit okay. I can't find any real faults with the fit. The wires are a bit wide. I'm not quite filling the cups completely, but not really not filling them. The gore is fine. The slots for the straps go a bit wide into my armpits, if I were to wear them.
    I'm just not quite sure I trust it as a strapless. Maybe I'm just paranoid, and it's just because there's no straps that I feel the desire to pull it up just a bit, just ... to make sure, every so often. Also the cups do this weird thing where the fold over a bit at the armpits after a few minutes of wear. I'm not sure what that means.
    I don't have a strapless dress handy (I'd hidden them all away since I didn't have a bra to wear with them), so I tried it on under a spaghetti strap shirt. It's okay, but it has that tell-tale line, where it folds a bit at the armpits, that's like telling everyone, "Hey look, I'm trying to wear a strapless bra so you don't know I'm wearing a bra right now but you totally are!" But it's not as bad as it could be.
    Gah, I can't decide if this works!

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      So again - I cant see your measurements here - usually I can on a fit request, so I can compare your measurements to the bras measurements. Not sure if the site was changed or if you didnt mark it to be able to see measurements?

      But it looks like the cups are too big - specifically too tall. Your breasts do not fill the bottom of the cup but the bra also (clearly) comes up too high, esp under your arm.

      I have never worn a strapless bra. If you are happy enough with how it looks under clothes, you certainly could wear it - very few people will notice the little details you notice. BUt i would say that the cup does not fit your breast or body shape. Are you short, btw? I feel like most of my bras cover just about my entire torso, but there's only so much you can do in the larger sizes

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    30F

    Didn't fit

    I sized up for this, because I usually need to in strapless bras and the measurements in Bratabase looked right. Sadly, it's waaaaaaay too big. There's much more than one cup's worth of empty space, so I'm thinking it's also a shape mismatch for me. My full-on-bottom breasts just don't come close to filling up the cups. The underwires dig painfully into my sternum, but it's hard to tell if a proper fit would solve that or not.

    Sizing issues aside, the bra is nicely constructed. The seams are pretty flat. They might show through a thin top, but it would be perfect under a more structured or embellished top. The cups have a lot of projection. The band is lined with silicone and has a small piece of boning under the arms. The band is nice and tight and it actually stays in place!! It feels like this would be an excellent, supportive strapless bra in the right size.

    I'd love to try this in a DD or E if I ever get the chance.

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    30GG

    Didn't fit

    Strapless bras in my size are, of course, difficult. But this one has been getting rave reviews. Supposedly it really keeps 'em up there! Feels stable, and so on!

    ...Not really my experience, alas. Part of it is a shape mismatch; Curvy Kate and I have never gotten along. (I'm too narrow and projected for them, just speaking generally.) But for strapless bras, you sort of have to put up with a certain amount of wideness and shallowness, similar to sports bras. Without straps, you just can't quite support the projected shape.

    Still, ye olde 34G - Wacoal » Red Carpet Convertible (854119) did a much better job ... of keeping me feeling supported and stable than this bra, which seems determined to sit below where a band should be, pushing my skin out in a way that creates an unpleasant reverse muffin-top shape, and squeezing uncomfortably as my ribcage is a different size where it now 'sits'. No amount of pulling this bra up will get it to actually sit where it should, and as a result... it manages to feel both too big and too tight, putting the weight of my boobs on this part of my ribcage. (But I tried the 32 band in the past, and it was too big to actually stay up at all, so... no good.) The overall effect is to shorten my waist and make me look dumpy.

    The shape under t-shirts is a bit awkward, as without the straps and with no line of the tacky material that lines the band to keep the cups actually up, they gap away from my tissue.

    Overall, this is just a completely unworkable strapless bra, and it was around $70 on Amazon to boot. Thank goodness for Prime shipping and free returns.

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