This is my first bra that's anywhere near an appropriate size for me (used to wear 32A or 30B). Now I don't even know how I ever wore my old bras -- this one is so much more comfortable! With that being said, I have to wear it on the tightest hook, even though it's new; even then, it still feels like it doesn't stay in place (rides up slightly). However, I measure less than 26" underbust, so I think this would be perfect for someone who measures closer to a 28". I've read elsewhere that this model has a slightly bigger band than ...the other Curvy Kate bras, but I don't know that from experience. The cups create a pretty nice, rounded shape for my splayed breasts and seem best for those who are FOB. I would say the quality is great for the price I got it at and am hoping it doesn't stretch out too quickly. The racer-back feature is nice, for those who like having that option. The only thing I don't love about it is the mesh band in the back, just because it looks a bit tacky to me. One last note, I removed the bows and dangling rhinestone from the bra, which is why it looks a little different from the original. Read more 120 more words
In this model the cup is small, so buy a bigger cup than I normally use 28 GG. It is very nice and holds very well but has three problems: - The cup is too high in the armpit area and it is nailed especially if you have a narrow body like a size 28, surely for wider backs do not be so uncomfortable. - I can not fill the bottom of the cup, it is as if the fabric did not fit well to the breasts. - The band comes very tight at least for me although I have read contrary opinions.
(Este modelo tiene la copa pequeña, así que compre ...una copa más grande que la que normalmente uso 28 GG. Es muy bonito y sujeta muy bien, pero tiene tres problemas: - La taza es demasiado alta en el área de la axila y se clava especialmente si tienes un cuerpo estrecho como una talla 28, seguramente para las espaldas más amplias no sea tan incómodo. - No puedo llenar el fondo de la copa, es como si la tela no se ajustara bien a los pechos. - La banda viene muy apretada al menos para mí aunque he leído opiniones contrarias.)
Saludos, espero que mi opinión sea útil. Read more 95 more words
Bottoms of cups are shallow. Sides of cups come up too high for me. And I don't quite fill the sides or the tops in this size. I'm not a fan of bands whose edges are much tighter than the rest of the band which creates extra rolls (on a squishy person like myself) and pressure points that dig in rather than distributing the weight across the band.
I have a couple of this style in 32G that are currently my daily bras. I still have to reverse scoop (scooping outwards, rather than inwards) throughout the day, but they're wearable and currently the best I've got.
I usually wear a 30JJ (often 30K in CK), and I love this bra. In the black colourway, it runs big in both the cups and band.The 30J fits more like a 32J, so I need to wear it on the tightest hooks, but aside from that the fit is spot on for me. It gives a great, naturally uplifted shape (the likes of Bravissimo unpadded bras). It has more projection than any other CK bra I've seen, with fairly narrow wires and a low gore. All in all, if only the band was tighter it would be my perfect bra. The only other problem is that it's quite high at the underarms, and the straps are just slightly too wide, so they can irritate throughout the day. It's a minor complaint though! The cup shape is spot on for those with balanced fullness (like myself), though I have read reviews from both bottom-heavy and full-on-top women who have found it worked on them. Definitely worth a try for those sized out of other t-shirt bras!
What's good?: Damn near everything. Gives great shape, soft, and pretty. Reviewers on Brastop recommended ordering a cup down from true size and that seems right, as I'd be swimming if I bought a 38FF.
What's bad?: Not much. I haven't wore it for a full day yet. For now it's on the stiff side, but after years of loose, move all around bands, I'd prefer it stiff and the underwires not bending all over.
Updated: Apparently this fits like shit. And here I thought I was out of the bra matrix! The cups are too shallow for me, so it seems as if I should lower the band and up the cup. To what, I don't know, perhaps a 36G-H.
Finally a Curvy Kate I can wear. I do not get along with their unpadded bras. I've tried almost every style on and the shape just doesn't work for me. For reference I can wear 34HH in the unpadded styles. This bra is very comfortable and gives a nice round profile. It also pushes the boobs up. I would say the sizing is pretty accurate. I am very full on top and the 34H fits well which tends to be my size in other brands these days. I would not want a bigger cup (they don't make it anyway) because it would probably gape. The cups are very ...open on top which is probably why it can accommodate a full on top bust. I would say it is less of a plunge and more of a lower balconette. I had a Deco when I was a FF and I always had the problem of spilling out in the middle. Not with this bra. I know the cup depth measurement doesn't seem that deep for an H, but if you are an H cup I suggest you try it. Something about the cut of this bra just fits and I don't get quad boob. Looks great under clothes. That is when I was really sold on it. Read more 108 more words
This bra isn't the best fit for me, but I think it's more of a shape mismatch than a size mismatch. I just received two 30GG Smoothies in the mail in black and blush, as well as a 28GG Smoothie Prowl in cranberry. Pros are that this bra is definitely gorgeous, I love the subtle leopard print that is cute, but doesn't show under clothes. Straps are fully adjustable, but a little bit more "slick" feeling than, say, Freya straps, so I wonder if they will loosen more easily throughout the day. Time will tell. The molding is thinner and more malleable than the molding in the Deco. ...This bra also gives good cleavage from the front-a subtle, softly rounded look.
As for the fit, there are definitely some issues. I can't fill the apex and the bottom of the cups, but with any slight movement I quadboob ever so slightly over the top. I'm definitely very FOT and I guess I'm less projected than I thought, so I think the issue with this bra is that the cups are too deep for my breasts and not open enough on the top. I don't think this is an issue with the cups being too big, because my 28GG Smoothie has the same issues and more quadboob. I could go up a cup size to eliminate the quadboob, but then the apex of the cup would be even deeper and I wouldn't be able to fill it. I think that if the apex of this cup was pulled in, this would be a much better fit and look more flattering under clothes.
The wires are a good length, very long but not quite verging into back territory, which I like but be aware if you prefer narrower wires. The sides of the cup near the strap are too tall and cut into my armpits-not unbearable, but uncomfortable. Additionally, the bra gives a more projected, "natural" look under clothes for me; maybe because I can't fill the apex of the cup, or maybe simply because of the shape of the bra, but it does translate to me as a little more "pointy" than I prefer.
Overall, this bra would be great for FOB, projected ladies but for FOT ladies like myself, the Freya Deco or similar is a better fit as far as molded bras go. I'll probably still wear this bra and hope that the molding breaks in and forms to my breast shape a little better over time. Read more 309 more words
my shape: even/slightly fob, shallow, wide root, close set. my first time ordering a non-bra-matrix bra that's not 3 band sizes too big. the gore tacks and the band doesn't ride up.
unfortunately that's about all the positives. this bra definitely did not suit my shape - there was so much empty space in the cup's bottom and center, and the top of the cup cut me off. definitely too fob and projected for me.
also the wires were so uncomfortable for my ribcage. which is interesting, because other reviews say that the wires are super comfortable for them. i think the small cup size is exacerbating the pain that the wires cause me.