This used to be the camisole, but the previous owner cut off the dress part (and you really can’t notice anything!)
I haven’t had much luck with Curvy Kate so far, as the unpadded and molded styles I have tried have been too closed at the top. I was curious about trying the Tease, although I expected it to be super wide and shallow. The look seemed a bit too frilly as well. Then I received this in a bra swap, and I was absolutely positively surprised! It is so gorgeous in person! I just cannot get over how good this bra looks. The lace, double bows, and ... the ribbon at the top are really beautiful and the combination of deep red and creamy white looks fresh and lovely. This bra just makes me feel super sexy!
The band I knew was going to be big, as even most 28 bands are too big for me. It does, however, fit quite decently on the tightest hooks. I think I’ll have to get the band taken in to be able to wear this properly. I get very slight cakes-on-a-plate cleavage, but not a huge uplift really (might be better with a tighter band). I quite like the shape it gives: rounded but natural. It works very nicely as an everday look. The lace is surprisingly smooth, and doesn’t stick out too much under shirts.
This bra is not shallow and wide at all! It’s probably not deep like Polish bras, but much better than Freya half cups, for example. I have heard that Curvy Kate has adjusted the fit for their newer styles, and I find both wire width and cup depth quite perfect for me (I’m narrow and projected but maybe not extremely so). Everything feels very soft in this bra: the cups, wires, straps. I was afraid that the high center gore would be a problem for my close-set breasts, but luckily the wires are very soft. The gore tacks softly and keeps my breasts nicely separated without causing any discomfort. The gore seems quite narrow for a British bra as well.
The straps on this model are very far-set and I could immediately feel the straps/cups getting into my armpits. Quite surprisingly, I was not bothered by them at all as I wore this to work for a full day. I think it’s just because of how soft everything is. I do feel that the cups might be a fraction of a size big for me, as there is slight gaping at the top. But this might be also caused by the loose band and wide strap placement, and the cup size down would probably be too small already.
Overall, the fit is not perfect but should be pretty good if I get the band shortened. I am really amazed by the beauty and comfort of this bra. This is the first bra that I acquired through Bratabase and it was a very good experience.
EDIT: I got the band taken in 5 cm, and this now fits quite perfectly.
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- This bra's measurements have been altered
- The babydoll part was cut off by previous owner.
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