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!
As my previous two experiences with Curvy Kate weren't successful, I was doubtful whether the Smoothie would be an improvement. The Angel and the Emily don't work at all on me, the former looks droopy (and comes too high under the arms) and the Emily was scratchy, droopy and the cups huge. But, but. Third time's the magic! The Smoothie will certainly become my new favourite (and yeah, I intend to wear it a lot ), as it - gives a great, uplifted, upfront shape - think "perky" - looks quite delicate (no mean feat in J cup) - is incredibly comfortable both in cups ...and band - has a sturdy, non-stretchy band - is the kind of no-nonsense go-to bra every girl needs. I've set the fit after my bigger boob. The smaller one leaves a little empty room at the top-and-center of the cup, so it gapes a tiny bit next to the center gore.
At the moment I can't give you any cons as it's obviously a well-made bra. The only things that may cause problems to some are that - the straps are placed quite wide apart. I don't have a problem with that as I have wide shoulders. - the straps are curiously thin (not narrow!) compared to for example many Ewa Michalaks and GG-K cup Freyas. They don't feel stretchy, so maybe it's just a feeling of mine best left ignored.
Edit: I'm wondering if I've gotten some sort of an unfortunate specimen of this bra as the band suddenly feels a lot bigger after some five washes, more like a 32 band. Read more 165 more words
This bra is gorgeous black perfectly moulded t-shirt bra. The leopard print is very subtle and barely noticeable , it just looks like a brilliant shiny sexy black bra with a touch of luxury with the jewel on the gore and little bows on the base of the straps.
Is definitely high quality , durable construction bra; I would say it is a few class up from the CK Daily Boost. I am measure up 32J, but I ordered 30J as the 32 band doesn't go up to J cup. I read that this bra runs big, so I hoped ...it would fit. Unfortunately it doesn't fit me and not even close. If anything it runs a half size small both in the band and the cup. I only can stretch out the band 29". Maybe I could stretch out more if I really tried, but I am planning to return/ resell/ swap this, so I am not going to try it out because it may get damaged. It may fit somebody that has 30" under bust , but it will be super tight. I put it on with an extender and it offers good support thanks to the 3 hook wide sturdy not very stretchy band. My soft beast just spill out from this bra like crazy. My guess is that this cup more than 1 size small for me probably 2. The 30JJ would be my sister size, which means this bra also runs 0.5-1 size small in the cup as well. I would need probably a 32JJ in this bra, which is again similar to the Daily Boost which I have in 32K , while all my panache and cleo bras fit in 32J. It has a more dept then the Daily Boost, but similar wide set wires. The wide wires are not ideal for my narrow root projected breast, but the bra is so pretty that I would keep it if it had come in my size. Overall impression is that this is a much fancier plunge version of the CK Daily Boost without the seams. Read more 250 more words