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Bras » Curvy Kate » Princess Balcony Bra (CK6001) » 28J 28:13

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Fits ribcage70.0
B. perimeter34.2
Stretched Band73.3
Band Length57.3
Cup width15.4
Cup depth32.2
Wire length32.5
Cup height21.8
Cup separation2.1
Gore height8.4
Wing height10.7
Strap width1.9
Hooks3

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  1. 2
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    Didn't fit

    A glance at the photos of me in this bra show that it's a clear failure.

    For educational purposes though, I think this might be useful because it's a shape-mismatch issue more than anything else. I don't think a larger band would be supportive enough, so that couldn't be altered, and a larger cup size would be unlikely to fix the massive problems in the center and sides of the cup, and would probably make the wires longer and cups wider - which was a big problem for me.

    When I went to write this review I first read the other reviews for this size and other ... low band/high cup sizes. I was all set to rant and rave about the ineffectiveness of Curvy Kate's designs for this size range, but then I saw that actually a lot of people seem to wear the princess quite comfortably. So, no ranting and raving :( I can accept that something that doesn't work for me might be great for other people, though this bra was cute and inexpensive so I *wish* it had worked for me!

    Shape incompatibilities:

    - I have center fullness : CK Princess is very shallow at the center, the tissue that belongs there gets smushed up out of the cup and to the sides - both are uncomfortable. The majority of the projection in this bra is toward the outer edges of the
    - My breasts are very "front and center" in their position on my chest - when I was looking at shape gallery pictures, the thing I noticed most is that almost all breasts in my size range naturally go outwards, at least a little bit, while mine are pendulus but all the tissue below my IMF is straight out and down : the Princess is designed for splayed breasts with roots that start further apart than mine and end much further out on the chest or under the arms than mine.
    -I'm Full on Top: CK Princess most likely works for FoB shapes better - the top of the cups are very closed.
    -While I've always considered myself to have more broad shoulders than most (especially among ladies wearing a 28 band!) I found the expected shoulder width much too wide, these straps practically fell right off my shoulders.
    -Center gore is too wide, cups too far apart for close-set breasts
    -Wires too long - for high set breasts the dig into armpits
    -Wires too wide (part of being too long - there's no place else for them to go!) - Wide wires seem like a foundational issue that is always incompatible with my shape. If the wires on a bra point back towards my armpit instead of following the U shape of my breast root on the front of my torso, my breasts will inevitably be pushed to the sides. Since they don't like to be there, I wind up falling out of the cups because the center of my breasts have more dense tissue than the outer halves. The result is discomfort and lack of support (and also a pretty unattractive look!)


    Compatibilities:
    - I think my breasts are somewhat short rooted, or high set, and cups are sometimes too tall because of that. The curvy Kate Princess cups were almost too short! This might be a good fit for splayed, FoB, short-rooted gals!

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    Tigerlily/Rose colorway

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    Updated on Nov 07, 2016 Flag this


    • This review is a perfect example, to me, of why SO many people warn about the wonky fit of Curvy Kate styles. Your reverse swoop and scoop photo vs. the inching back photo, especially.

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    Used to fit

    Very excited to have found a true Curvy Kate fit. I took this bra out for a day-long test drive as soon as I got it, and it was comfortable the whole day through.

    My only complaints are that the straps are a bit far apart, and the band is a little bit bigger than I could go for (but it's pre-loved, so it's probably been stretched a bit.) The cups are also definitely quite a bit wider than I need- the underwires go quite a bit past where my breast tissue ends, almost to my shoulderblades. However, the wires are very flexible and the sides of the ... cups are shallow so I don't have wrinkling fabric under my arms.

    The only negative thing about this is that at the very front, near the gore, the cups are a little shallow so my breasts sometimes quadboob a tiny bit. It's not noticeable under clothes, though, and it's not uncomfortable. The cups might work better with someone whose breasts are placed further apart, though.

    This bra definitely gives a rounder, more minimized shape than I'm used to with Freya bras, which have more forward projection. But it's not a bad shape, just different.

    One of the ribbons that laces through the top of the cups on the bra I have came loose, so I cut it off; that explains why there's no ribbon across my left boob in the pictures.

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    Hasn't set fit

    Princess CK6001 in Teal w/blush 28J

    Adding bra in for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database. ☺

    The Princess bra is an underwire unpadded bra. The cups are a sheer lace with velvet micro dots, and has a sheer tulle lace lining on the bottom half of the cups. While available in several colors, this is for it in Teal w/blush which is a bright deep turquoise with peach ribbon accents in 28J.

    The band measured 23” with a max of 30”. It has 3 hooks and 3 rows of eyes.

    Cup depth was 12.5” as measured by hovering the cup between the knees and placing the tape measure into the cup without any resistance, to a max of 13.5” stretched over the knee.

    Teal w/blush colorway

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  4. 0
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    Fits

    Owned in Scarlett/Chilli. I had to bend the wires a bit to make them narrower, and now the fit is good for me. Lovely floral detail, but the straps are not fully adjustable. The velvet dots tend to show themselves under my clothes.

    Scarlet/Chilli colorway

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    Didn't fit


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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on May 03, 2017



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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Aug 29, 2012



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    Didn't fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Jun 09, 2016