I'm not sure who decided to make a Pink Princess Plunge two seasons in a row, but I'm glad they did. I like this pink better, I feel like Elle Woods would have worn something like this.
Curvy Kate really needs to work on their quality. The elastic in this bra is too narrow and stretchy to take the force necessary to hold up large breasts. It rolls and digs into my fleshy body, requiring adjustments.
Cup is projected, narrow, and short-root friendly. Fans of Florence who want or need a lower gore will like this shape. I think this gore height is as good as it's gonna get for my cleavage. I don't think a lower gore would be supportive (even if it were manufactured) and this doesn't dig into the touching part unless I'm leaning one way or another. Asymmetry is noticeable, but not as obvious as with the Flamingo colorway.
I have immediate projections with tall shallow roots and more outer fullness then inter. My roots are close set and narrow. I heard the princess plunge was the most open of the ck plunges so thought the fit would be perfect for me. I still have wrinkling at the top but not as bad as others. The apex of the cups lines well with my apex. The wires are narrow. The gore is slightly too wide and sit on my right breast and can be a little uncomfortable. The band is nice and firm. I like the flower details at the top of the cups and the thicker fabric of the cups. I wish it came in more colors.
This was edited upon a second try-on and measuring session. This is a brand-new release from Curvy Kate.
Me: Very short, narrow, roots. High set, round, pendulous uber- projected, full in center, full on top to even.
I would describe this shape as a true demi plunge in this size. When I first put it on I thought Holy Shit are those MINE?!?! Because I look so hot, I have center and cakes cleavage. To the point where I'm pretty sure it's too small (or too short for my short roots?!?!?) even though it's in my usual Curvy Kate size.
Fit: Basically the ...same as my 38J - Curvy Kate » Cabaret Plunge Bra (CK5111), very similar measurements, but with shorter cups (like an inch shorter!). The wires are softer than the Cabaret. There is in-cup quadding and slight quadding on my large side. The band was about the same size as my 38J Cabaret so I used an extender, but it immediately stretched to 40 inches when I tried it on, which with the extender felt less secure. The second time I wore it I did not use the extender and adjusted the straps up a bit, which provided a much more secure fit, but this is when I experienced a tiny bit of quadding on my large side. The straps adjust fine for me but there is embellishment on the front like on the regular Princess. Because my tissue is brought to the center and the wires are softer I push the gore out so there's not the stabilizing gore tack of the Cabaret which has Panache-style firm wires. The cups begin at my breast tissue, so there's no gapping at the strap. The shape is super round, like if Cleo Marcie Balconnet Bra (6831) was a plunge for people with incredibly short roots.
Comfort: The fabric is soft, no scratchy mesh here. The straps are also soft but a bit stretchy. I have a big problem with Cabaret and 36JJ - Curvy Kate » Bardot Balcony Bra (SG3101) because of the itchy mesh and embroidery. I have no such issues with either the dotted fabric or the soft lace and ribbon top embellishment. This bra is a delight.
Style: The ribbon pulls out a bit on the top so there are loops when I look down. I'm not too bothered by it. I like the Princess so much better in black. I don't really care about the ribbons and bows and everything because I can't see it as much in black. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" />
An amazing plunge for very short narrow-to-average roots. I will be ordering it in a cup size larger and seeing how that works for me.
The one thing I liked about this bra was the low center gore. The underwire accommodated perfectly for lots of center fullness and wasn't painful. However, I felt like there was a lot lacking with the design of this bra. I found the fabric of the cup to be extremely scratchy and uncomfortable. Also on the fabric of the cup are these velvet polka dots which I think might have contributed to the scratchiness. Along the top of the cup is this thick, stiff lace with ribbon woven through it. Online it looked cute, in person it just looks like they tried to add too many details on ...the bra and the result is this really frumpy appearance despite an almost perfect fit. I listed the quality as wearable for a few reasons, none of which yield the bra unusable but further added to my desire to return. First, the bow on the gore fell off as I was taking the bra out of the bag it was mailed in. The ribbon threaded through the top of the cup was also poorly done so there were these big loops of ribbon sticking straight up out of the bra (made for a very weird look under a shirt). I know some people really swear by their Curvy Kate bras so I'm more inclined to think I just ended up with a defect product and less likely overall poor quality from the brand. Still, this bra was a big no for me and as Curvy Kate doesn't make my real size (28E) I doubt I will try another one of their bras. Read more 162 more words
The gore is exactly the wrong height. Either higher or lower and it might be okay. Quadding in the middle sits smack on the wire, and the gore shifts over breast tissue during the day. Didn't notice it before, but there is some empty space right along the bottom of the wire. Also, this bra hasn't been worn much, but some some of the band stitching is starting to show wear/damage where it stretches.
I had been curious about the Curvy Kate Princess Plunge for a long time, but I wasn't able to find one for a good price and that was returnable in the past, and there wasn't enough information available on Bratabase for me to blindly order it at full price. However, I was able to get this heavily discounted, and now I wish I had tried it sooner! The Princess Plunge is almost identical in cut to the Lifestyle Plunge, which I already own in 30DD and found to be a super comfortable, lightweight summer bra. While in the Princess Balcony I had to size down ...a cup to 30D, ordering my normal size in the Plunge cut was just fine.
The bands on Princess styles are quite narrow, so they don't feel super firm, but I didn't have any issues with this band. This bra is very comfortable on me, and the cups give a natural shape. I like the appearance of the cups better with foam pads, and I will appreciate the versatility of having a lightweight mesh plunge in my summer wardrobe. My only complaint with the fit of this bra is that like the Lifestyle, the wires are extremely shallow and short. I find that when I scoop fully into the cups, the wires aren't tall enough at the sides to hold all the tissue in place, which is why I prefer to wear this one with foam pads. The textured lace trim at the upper cup and the flocked polka dots can give a lumpy appearance, so it's important to fill out this bra as much as possible to keep the appearance smooth.
The materials, styling, and construction are otherwise identical to the Princess Balcony version. The cups are made from very soft mesh with flocked polka dots. The lining of the cup is lightweight soft tricot that feels similar to mesh but is a bit more supportive. The upper cup shape is rather projected and closed off--it is basically identical to the Lifestyle's upper cups EXCEPT that the floral lace trim is added to the top of the cup, making the upper cup twice as wide on the Princess as on the Lifestyle.
The only concern I have about this bra is that the upper cup trim is quite ornate and thick, and it may be visible under clothing. The upper cup lace is a daisy chain lace design with a ribbon insert, which also doesn't always lay perfectly flat. The same lace extends to the front of the strap, while the rest of the strap is plain satin scalloped elastic. Simple skinny ribbon bows decorate the gore and strap attachments. I really didn't like the appearance of the bra in the Flamingo Pink, but I think it looks quite nice in both basic Black and White. Despite its shortfalls, it makes a lovely lightweight summer bra. Read more 380 more words
The lace seems itchy and somewhat bulky feeling at first. After some wear and washing, those feelings fade away for me and I don't notice it much. I find the appearance of the bra itself to be very pretty, but maybe a bit gaudy. The 36GG fits very nicely, not sitting on tissue, hugging my root, gore tacking, straps doing work, and decent lift. It does slide out of my IMF a little, but I have yet to find a bra that doesn't slide at least a quarter to half inch out and it just doesn't bother me at this point. I've tried a 36G in this style and increasing the cup size to GG allows my tissue to sit in the cup without sliding to the middle.