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Bras » Curvy Kate » Princess Balcony Bra (CK6001) » 30D 30:4

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Fits ribcage71.0
B. perimeter22.9
Stretched Band75.5
Band Length59.0
Cup width11.9
Cup depth21.3
Wire length19.5
Cup height13.5
Cup separation2.1
Gore height5.4
Wing height6.4
Strap width1.6
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    The Princess Balcony is one of the most popular Curvy Kate styles, and since I've had good luck with three-piece cut & sew unlined bras, I had high hopes for this one, Unfortunately, I tried two different sizes, and I don't think this is the right fit for me.

    Bratabase most consistently recommends 28DD for me, but I found that the 28DD band was far too small, thus it pulled the wires right into my ribcage and into the sternum. The Princess Balcony has very firm wires, so they didn't give when strained, and caused me a lot of pain. It is really important in this ... style to find the right band size for you, because the wires won't flex if the band is too small for you!

    However, I do appreciate that Curvy Kate uses a really firm elastic on these bands, giving them a solid degree of support. The wide straps and U shaped leotard back also contribute to this feeling of strong support. Straps feel really secure and stay nicely in place.

    I didn't really care fort the styling of this bra in person, although I liked the idea of the design. The flocked polka dots made me worry that they would attract clothing fibers from different colors and look dirty. The floral embroidery at the top of the cup is cute, but I didn't feel that it looks expensive and elegant, especially since this bra costs more than similar styles from Freya or Panache. The ribbon detail, embroidery, and polka dots did not feel cohesive to me as part of the design, and I felt they would be better off on separate styles. They also are all quite textured and look like they would be visible under clothing. This particular bra in the Flamingo colorway is a bright, gaudy hot coral.

    The main problem for me with this bra is the fit of the cups. While the measurements of this bra aren't too different from other similar cuts from other brands, the cup depth is deeper, so it's designed for someone with more projection. I fill out the majority of the cup, but the top portion under the lace edge is pretty empty on me. You need more upper fullness to fill out the bra as intended. However, the upper edge is a narrow 1/8" elastic, and I think this would be flexible enough to suit tall roots without being too closed off. The cups are also lightweight, comfortable powermesh that give great shaping and support. Much softer than Panache Tango brand new!

    My opinion of the bra is that this is an excellently engineered design, and if it works for your shape, it would be a great functional piece. Aesthetically, I am not a fan of the design elements.

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    Flamingo colorway

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    Used to fit


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    Didn't fit

    So... I can't decide if this bra fits or not.
    At first it seems to fit just fine, but then I bend over or put my arms down/ not have perfect posture then there is a small weird crease (that I've noticed in several other Curvy Kate bras) in the top of the cup.
    Does anyone know what that is?
    You don't really notice it with a top on, but it also doesn't give the best shape. The shape seems really pointy and pushes the tissue out onto the front of your chest.

    The biggest problem: Orange and pink are two colors I really dislike, so I know it's going back, but it makes it harder to figure out if it actually fits instead of if I'm just hating the color too much.

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    Updated on Sep 30, 2014 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

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    black colorway

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    Added on Dec 14, 2017