I am in heaven! This is the first time in my life a bra has fit the way they are supposed too! The gore is flat on my chest. It's amazing how it feels when a bra fits. I don't think I've even worn the correct bra in all my 27 years of bra wearing.
I am head-over-heels in love with the look of this bra. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love all of the careful details, the little spirals on the straps and at the back closure, and the lovely embroidery. Magically, the butted seams are invisible under clothes... and somehow, I don't understand how, the embroidery doesn't show through either. I've never loved the looks or design of a bra as much as this one. I've tried a lot of pretty bras on, but I seldom buy and keep them because I dismiss them as impractical. But this one is both!
That being said... the 28FF ...is a smidge too small for me. The central gore tacks to my chest, but I get a bit of quadra-boob on the edge of the lace. I decided to keep it anyways, but I wish I had held out for a 28G or a 30FF.
Pros: - Appearance - A hands down winner, I've never seen a bra I found prettier. As a bonus, it doesn't cover as much chest real estate as the Emily. - Shape - I like the shape of the Romance best of all the CK softcups I've tried. It's uplifted and natural from the side. It's "boob-shaped", not perfectly round like a Freya Deco, but not pointy. - Quality - The band is neat. It feels quite firm, and yet I can stretch it quite a lot. It offers a nice resistance. - Comfort - The band is tighter and firmer than what I'm used to, but still pretty comfy. The straps are fully adjustable.
Cons: - Since the coverage isn't quite as full as in the CK Emily or my Fantasie Esme, I feel a bit of bounce at the top.
Edit... After wearing this bra again briefly, I decided I couldn't deal with the fact that the cups were too small. I really shouldn't have been so excited and clip the tags. I'm on the hunt for a 28G or 30FF, and I'll be listing this one.
Edit again... Found a 30FF and the fit is perfect! Review to come. Read more 255 more words
This bra in the black and red colorway is gorgeous. The contrasting lace and straps are perfection. The straps are just a little too far apart. They cut into my underarms just a little bit (you can see in the front facing picture). It's not enough to kill it. What may be its downfall is the bagginess on top of the cups. Perhaps it's a shape issue. I am still figuring out that stuff. The band does seem to run a bit tight. I measure at a 28e so the sister size of 30dd should be fine but it is instead, a little tight.
Not sure this one fits as well as the Portia. Definitely cuts into my armpit more, and there's more breast tissue that it's sitting on. My breasts seem a little droopier, too. Cups sit well on top though, and band feels good.
That settles the matter - my breasts are definitely FoB. The cup is too small for my larger breast (gives odd angular shape), but the fabric at the top is quite loose. The cup is perfect for the smaller breast (still with loose fabric at the top). The gore was digging in because it's high, but pushing the wires along the channel helped a lot and also helped the fit a little. Despite the issues, I will probably keep this bra. The fit problems are not obvious under clothing - MUCH less obvious than the problems with the Deco plunge. Also it is my first and (right now) only unlined bra. But I would not repurchase it or recommend it to someone who is FoB.
ETA: After wearing this three times, I already have it on the middle hooks (and it is still riding up a bit). So if you're buying this bra, you might want to size down in the band if possible.
The initial try on was a little tight - while the band was comfortable I had a lot of excess fat under my sternum sort of bow back out noticeably under a tank top which wasn't the best look ever. After a single wear, it fits much better - still fat poking on my upper stomach, but the band is comfortable (light years better than my old 34s). The gore sits nice and flat and I feel the band supports my chest the way that it should.
The straps are a little too far apart for me. I feel like I keep adjusting them to sit ...more like a halter or a cross-back so I am certain I am not using them right. Not a big deal, just a minor issue.
I prefer moulded cups usually, so the soft cups of this is something to get used to. Not sure how I feel about my nipples being totally visible when I walk around in a bra and jeans. However, I love the neutral color of this bra, as it goes with both nude and black colored undies. Read more 83 more words
Very pretty balconette bra. The band fits me perfectly, it seems. The cup is slightly small though on my larger boob, it's not quite overspill but there is some cutting into the tissue on the top of the cup. The centre gore starts out resting against my ribcage, but quickly lifts just a bit. I think this is due to the cups being slightly too small. They are wide enough but could be deeper for me. I am absolutely in love with this color combination, the teal and ivory are superb together.
This bra (the black with gold) is a bit tighter in the band than my Emily (blush) in the same size. I have only tried one romance and one Emily, so I don't know if it's due to the shape or the colour, since black bras can be a bit tighter. I can comfortable put in on with no bulging or sliding around of my breasts. The band is probably too tight. I can wear it, but for a whole day it would be too tight. A size bigger would definately be too loose though, so I'll wear this with an extender until it stretches. I'm also ...in the process of losing weight, and I think that losing just a few kilos will make the band more comfortable. The center gore is not too high, which I love, since I usually have a problem with it. It doesn't dig in and it sits (very) flat against me. My boobs sit close, but my breastbone doesnt have any tissue or fat on it, so it does press a bit to hard on the bone. This is because the band is a little tight. It doesn't dig in. The wings has an excellent height and don't cut me at the armpit/arm (where the strap is attached) as many bras do. It's lower than the Emily which do cut me there (in case you have the Emily and you're looking to buy the romance). When I lie down on my back the boobs do escape some towards the armpit, but generally they actually stay in place mostly. I think it's true to size. The 32 band is a little too tight and I measure 33", so that seems reasonable. The cups don't cut in and they are not too deep and not too shallow. My bigger boob is slightly more pointy than my smaller, but it's barely noticeable, and I think it's due to the cup size being barely big enough of my bigger boob. A cup size bigger would be too big though. A too small cup can make the breasts look pointy in the Curvy Kate. I really really don't like the pointy shape at all, but the slight pointy-ness is acceptable and will probably change when the bra has been washed a few times and most likely also with future weightloss. Read more 285 more words
After trial and error I've narrowed down a small batch of sizes I can work with. This gives a lot of spillage, but still good support. It will work with outfits that either openly display bust or require cleavage. I will size up in the cup 1 to 2 sizes for similar bras in the future.