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Center full, close set, immediately projected, shallow apex projection, short-waisted, somewhat narrow
Flamingo is, perhaps, unusual among Princess colorways. What an unpleasant surprise: this is NOT a wide, shallow Curvy Kate. This 32G UK is only 5.5" wide and offers 11.25" of depth. This is a deep and narrow bra. Sigh. What happened to the wide, shallow model with the 6'+ wires? Enter expletives. Some of us are NOT "narrow." Growl.
Like a 30GG Florence I previously tried, 32G Princess wires require a disproportionate amount of band length when compared to smaller cup sizes. It is a bit bizarre and most assuredly a design miscalculation. From a physics perspective, ... this design characteristic creates fantastic cantilever support. Perhaps that is precisely why the band/wire proportion seems "off." On my 28' underbust, however, the wires pull over 6.3" wide. The cup distorts significantly, and it doesn't look like it fits at all. Adding an extender simply creates a much too loose band. Strange.
My prominent nipples are vividly visible above the lower part of the cup. And, my larger breast is torpedo-shaped because one wire sits on 1/2 its circumference. This is due to the standard .8" Curvy Kate gore. Admittedly, this is a typical experience for my close-set, center-full breasts. Wacoal is the singular manufacturer who has created a flexible, adjustable gore. You can view how this design change fits very close set breasts in the 34G photos: http://bra.pe/IiFF/ And, the same bra on less close-set breasts in 38G: http://bra.pe/IdHM/ Curvy Kate, we need solutions.
This bra, I purchased hoping I could easily alter for a summer gardening bra. Adding a wider wire will shallow the cup too much for me. Summer is such an uncomfortable season for this avid gardener with way-too-sensitive nipples who regularly encounters thorns and branches. Searching for a summer bra for my breast characteristics reminds me why I never wear wires: wired bras are not designed for my physique.
Although I have sensitive skin, the materials did not irritate my skin as others have reported. For this, I am very thankful.
The colorway is vivacious and smile-generatingly cute. Generally, I dislike pink and kitsch, but this colorway is fresh and quirky. Fun. The embroidered polka dots did show through, but it looks like a cute swimsuit. I did not find the show through offensive. And, the straps? Well, I'd love to show them off.
Three x three fasteners, .75" straps, soft materials, fun colorway, this bra has everything I prefer....excepting a 6"+ wire
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 Flag this
An insane purchase on my part. A 32G? What was I thinking?! I was thinking about the colour. That's what I was thinking. The red is so beautiful I just had to have it.
Actually the band fits really nicely; I like the snugness. But the cups are HILARIOUS. I may add pictures just so you all can laugh with me at the absurdity of me thinking this might work. For reference, I just received a 34GG Cleo Lily that I think may actually fit.
Updated on Nov 03, 2015 Flag this
Probably one of the most flattering bras I have ever worn. Everything about this bra - the color, the shape, the coverage - is wonderful. It fits my mostly even shape extremely well and lifts without causing discomfort. The ribboning across the cup top does not contribute to quadboob like the Portia, and gives a more rounded shape under clothes. The wires are wide - no doubt. But, if you have wide roots this bra is a godsend. Also works really well if you have broad shoulders (6'0" me).
Something that I did notice, however, is that the straps don't seem to adjust very far. If you have breasts that sit low, this might not be a good fit. I adjusted the straps to an inch above the lowest possible setting before my shoulders felt completely comfortable.
Updated on Jun 17, 2015 Flag this
I liked this bra a lot. I have a bit of a fear of unlined bras as I tend not to like the shape they give, but this bra gives a very nice, round and somewhat minimized shape. The bra fits my boobs perfectly if I don't scoop and swoop correctly, but as soon as I pull in all the migrated tissue from my armpits, I get some quad-boobing from the ribbon detail on the top, and I can never seem to fill out the bottom of the bra. Whether this is a shape issue or a size issue I'm not sure of. The wires also seem to ... be slightly too wide (not wide enough to be uncomfortable, though) b/c my boobs tends to fall into the sides as the day goes on. The straps are only half adjustable, and as a narrow-shouldered person I thought this would be a problem, but I found I could adjust the straps to a fine length without a problem. The band is firm but stretchy, and if you like a really tight band I would suggest sizing up although I thought the 32 was a perfect fit. The wire height on the sides was also fine for me. For me, the biggest hitch in this bra is that the ADORABLE velvet polka dots are raised, and that can make it quite noticeable under thin shirts. But overall, this bra is very comfortable and very cute.
Updated on Aug 28, 2013 Flag this
Unfortunately I bought this bra before I found my "actual" size, which is 2 cup sizes larger so obviously this bra is not going to fit me. Other then that the lace is a bit scratchy and the band is very stretchy.
Updated on Jul 01, 2013 Flag this
This bra is gorgeous and intricate while still being subtle.. nude isn't always pretty!
The band was a challenge to hook, being a little tighter than my other 32G's, and having 3 to hook. However, once I got it hooked, the band felt great. It felt very supportive and it stretched just-enough when I pulled on it, the band would not be uncomfortable.
That being said, the cups were AT LEAST a size too small. There was definite quad-boob before I even tried to swoop/scoop myself into place.
The gore was another interesting piece. It was lower than others which was Great for my closer-set boobs and it didn't bother me/feel weird, but it seemed to be wider than I'm used to, and held my breasts a little farther apart than I'm used to seeing. This was not necessarily a bad thing, as it as comfortable, I just would have to get used to a slightly different look.
Updated on Apr 02, 2013 Flag this
Love this bra! It's super comfortable, gorgeous and supportive. It's seriously my perfect bra. The wine/grape color is beautiful.
Updated on Mar 15, 2013 Flag this
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