White - China blue This is the first Curvy Kate bra I bought. It was saled and very cheap and I decided, that I just want to try it. Itself the bra is smaller one as bras eg. from Panache. Even the brand or the cups. It was with c.a. 3 cups smaller as my recent bras, the shape is not suitable for me. It was very good at my sternum, but the straps digged into my shoulders, they were not padded. Push myboobs close together and to my torso. I could not keep it.
Material: very thin double material at the cup Colorway: whit with blue flowers – transparent at nipples No extra material under the udervires
Pros: -nice colorway -sit very good at sternum
Cons: -not unpadded straps -thiner band -did't give a rounded shape -pain in my shoulders after some minutes -transparent at nipples
I keep this bra on period-reserve when I'm PMSing and my breasts swell up a cup size. It fits fairly well then, but I definitely do not fill it completely when my hormone levels ease back to normal. Anywho, it does a good job keeping all the breast tissue in because the wires are incredibly wide. Though, if I don't do a thorough enough job scooping and swooping, the wires poke my axillary region.
This bra gives me absolutely zero cleavage, which I guess is good under certain circumstances. I do prefer a bra to give me at least a little oomf, so I was a bit disappointed ...that a Curvy Kate bra couldn't do that (even at the peak of breast-swelling). All other signs point to the bra fitting well, so I've concluded that it's a great bra for wearing under professional button-up shirts and suits.
**Updated Review**-01/07/2015 While I don't usually go for unlined bras, I do have to admit that one of the benefits of wearing them is that they can still fit even after shape change or breast growth. This is what happened with me and the Romance. Basically my boobs grew and are now my old PMS size normally while my now-PMS size is closer to a 32GG in Curvy Kate sizing. Yet the bra still fits with no quadboob. The underwire is just a little closer to the forefront than it was.
Only problem now is that I accidentally broke off one of the hooks on the loosest column because I suck at undoing 3-hook bras. So the band is on the tighter, more uncomfortable side of fit, which is poopie.
Very wide wires, and fairly shallow. The fabric in front is thin, almost mesh. If you have any projection, the gore will float; this bra wold be pretty great for someone without projection and with wide roots. It would also probably work for anyone who is about middling fullness on top and middle-to-full on bottom, but maybe not as much for empty on either top or bottom, or really full on top. The top of the cups aren't elastic, but if you can't quite fill them the lightweight fabric means it shouldn't be noticeable.
I am in love with the bra's band. The bra feels comfortable, but overall I think that the cups are way too large for me. Additionally, I think that the wires are too wide for me.
It has been three months since I purchased this bra, while I initially loved it I am starting to think that my breasts are growing larger. I have been on BC for the past two months (almost three months), and this bra is not fitting the way it once did. I still have a small amount of space left in the bra this is where the apex of the bra lies (my breasts aren't really suited to full coverage bras). I am starting to think though that this bra is a little too small for me. The band sometimes hurts my back, and usually when my back hurts it is because my bras are too small for me in the cups.
I freaking LOVE this bra! It's too bad CK doesn't usually agree with my shape :/ I can't fill the top of the cup and have a small amount of empty space in the front of the cup. Seriously though.. It's sooo pretty!
LOVE this bra. So comfortable, and so beautiful. Surprised myself and bought the pink/purple colour way and super pleased I did. Curvy Kate surpassed themselves. There is a little wrinkling at the top with the edging but I think that's just me not being very top heavy, other than that no fit issues.
~~~~~~~~ Quickie initial impression: Band fits. Wires are okay, but a smidge wide. Cups are a little too deep. Probably can do a 32GG or 32G. Which kinda shocks me.
~~~~~~~~ Update: Well, I finally took pics so I can list this. I don't know if I've changed shape that much or if this last run of weight loss was only fat, but I'm a ton smaller than I was when I first put in the quickie impression above 3 months ago.
This is a gorgeous bra, very sexy. Seems made for wider set boobs, the gore area curve of wire sat against my breast tissue. I think this bra is only just to big in the cup for me. The straps are like wearing a super tight gun holster. Hah. I'm glad I tried it out to get a better idea of what cup size I am. Will probably relist it. I wouldnt get a size down mainly because of how wide the straps are.