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Bras » Curvy Kate » Portia Balcony Bra (CK4001) » 34J 34:13

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Fits ribcage87.2
B. perimeter45.6
Stretched Band90.3
Band Length70.3
Cup width17.4
Cup depth35.1
Wire length35.9
Cup height23.5
Cup separation1.8
Gore height8.7
Wing height11.5
Strap width1.9
Hooks3

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    Didn't fit

    Oh, Curvy Kate. You make up to a K cup, but you don't really make bras FOR up to a K cup, do you?

    I almost really like this bra, but it clearly suffers from construction issues in this (large) cup size. There is no extra lining or padding on the straps, as is common in GG+ cups. The straps love to flop over on my shoulders. The wires are a touch soft. Generally, this bra just feels flimsy when compared to the heft of my J cup boobs. At least it has three hooks?

    The band feels comfortable on me.

    There's not quite enough projection and the gore is a ... little low, but generally speaking this bra is incredibly comfortable. The low gore + not enough projection combo gives me a little bit of quad boob near the gore. Despite that, the band and the softer wires make this a great bra for hanging around the house. I wore it to work once, and I was aching by the end of the day because it just didn't give me enough support.

    I bought this from Zulily so it was unreturnable. Since it's so comfortable I'll keep it instead of reselling it, but if I had purchased at full price from a regular retailer I definitely would have returned it.


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    Black colorway

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    Didn't fit

    nice comfy bra

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    Fits

    It reminds me of a demi style bra that I wore when I was smaller. I like it. The side supports are not made with a plastic piece so it does not dig in my side. I have no problem with the ribbon that is threaded thru the eyelets in the lace at the top of the cup. It fits tight in the band. The support is not as much as my Cleo-Marcy but it is not so little that I stoop. The width of the cup on this one is a tad to wide, but not enough to require adjusting. Out of the 3 Curvy Kate bras that I have tried this is the only one that fits well enough to wear and keep.

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    Fits

    This is a gorgeous bra. There is a lot of embroidery on the cup and isn't the best for t-shirts right away. The good news is it does soften up after a couple of washes and is hardly noticeable. There is a contrasting ribbon along the top that is cute, but makes wearing the bra under light shirts nearly impossible. I would recommend this bra in any color, other than seafoam. Apparently the seafoam has an issue with stretching out very quickly. Mine was nearly unwearable after 3-4 wears. The other colors have held up great!

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    Didn't fit

    I got this in the seafoam and pink colourway, which is really ohhhh so cute on. Unfortunately though, it was a miss. This was my first try with curvy kate unpadded in anything resembling my size, and we had issues.


    The front view is pretty good looking as far as I can tell, but once I turn sideways it's that pointy in an odd way shape CK can give. I appreciate that the center gore is, if not low, much lower than I've been used to with superbras.

    The wires, though, seem to be both too short and too narrow for me, especially in the bottom, which runs sorta ... counter to what I've read elsewhere. I'm definitely getting Orange in a glass, and not filling the bottoms of the cups. I'm not sure if sizing up would help, and might put up a fit request later.
    On the plus side, the cups of this bra felt SO SOFT to me, just fingering the material. My main point of comparison is Panache's mesh, and this feels way way nicer to me. The band is also hugging my back much more nicely, without the tendency to curl panache has had, though I can't say how it holds up over time since I won't be keeping this.

    EDIT: When I took it off at the end of the day, there were weird little puckered holes in the mesh part of the band near the cup. I'm not sure if they were there before I put the bra on and I didn't notice them, or if they happened in one day's wear, but either way they seem like a serious quality issue. I've worn much tighter bands without anything like this, and this was probably the least noticeable band while wearing I've had in a while.

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    Updated on Feb 05, 2013 Flag this


    • The Portia in this color has a different style to the older colors/styles of CK bras. Not sure if the other bras from the same season were also changed. This one definitely has wires more narrow than a typical CK bra.

    • Good to know, thanks! Hmm, that makes figuring out a ck size in anything else even trickier.

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      Ping alisa She has talked to CK about it and have info about which bras are changed :)

      I really need to stock up on old CK bras.

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    Didn't fit

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    Spice/Snow colorway

    Added on Sep 29, 2015



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Feb 21, 2015