First: Bratabase says this bra doesn't fit - the band is a bit too tight. I've been wearing this bra with an extender for the first few times. And now it does fit, so it stretched out a bit https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> But I think next time I will order a 30D.
Well, what to say to this beauty? I'm in love with the Tease Me design. It's chique, sexy, reminds me of burlesque dance but really beautiful.
I've always wanted the purple Tease Me and now brastop had it on sale for 10pounds only. My big chance.
I don't regret it, the bra provides a really nice ...shape. I think this bra looks best when the cups are rather tight. Not too tight https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> Then it does push without squeezing. I like. The braids at the cups can be seen a bit through a shirt, so if you don't like this, maybe cut them off or order another bra https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
I don't mind, so I will keep the braids. So sweet, with the satin ribbon details!
The wires tend to poke a bit in the sternum and on the ribcage. It was worse the first few times I've worn it, but now it's a lot better. But if you are really sensitive, maybe this bra isn't your best choice.
Note: Fellow bra bloggers and bra communities have found out that with Curvy Kate you often have to go up one cup in bigger cup sizes!
(In my sizing range this doesn't apply.)
I tried on this bra in the colour pink/black from 2011 and it was overall to small for me. I would definitely need a 28E or 30DD with this colour. So the sizing seems to vary with the different collections!
The cups were didn't go up as high as the purple ones and the cups were overall smaller and more shallow. One word: nipplegate.
I got this bra for very little money, which was great, because I was pretty sure it wasn't going to fit and there was no way I was paying full price, even though it's a lovely color. Surprisingly, it's not that bad.
I'm usually a 30FF/28G, and I elected for a 28GG because a) the band was listed as being a little stretchy, and b) the shallow cups inspired me to size up for some more room.
The fit's actually pretty okay. The straps are set too wide, but I don't mind tooooo much because they're actually surprisingly soft. The cups are kind of flimsy and soft and just kind ...of ridiculous looking, because they're so frilly and flouncy. I like them, they're just fun.
So the shape of the cup is that it's very shallow at the bottom and gets progressively more projected until the very top of the cup. So my nipples end up at the very top of the bra and the top of my breasts sit out on top, which results in that enormous cakes-on-a-plate cleavage.
From the front, the bra looks pretty unimpressive. But from the side, it's like, oh, hi, boobs! Which is kind of fun. Since it's so soft and comfortable, and I got it for a song anyway, I think I'll keep it as a fun night out or lingerie bra. I can't wear it under most of my clothes (so. fluffy.) but I can wear it around when I want my boobs up and out.
I'm already wearing the bra on the second hooks, but as I don't anticipate using it as an everyday bra I'm not terribly worried about that. When I slouch heavily I get a little bit of gaping but my normal sitting style doesn't result in any. The lace at the top sticks up on its own.
So comfy, so fun, so ridiculous. Read more 202 more words
Fab! Uplifted, round, and beautiful fabrication - even the inside of the bra is lined stylishly. The only downside is that the wires come up high under the arms, so it isn't really suitable for sleeveless tops. If Curvy Kate made this in a plunge version, it would be my ideal bra.
What I like most about this bra is the way it looks. I bought the lemon and black coloured one and the yellow colour is really muted. I also love the lace and ribbon on the tops of the cups.
Fit wise, it's ok. For some reason I get some gaping at the top of the cup on my bigger breast, but on the other side it sits fine, otherwise the cups fit great. One thing to note is that the cups themselves are a little itchy, I don't know if washing them will change that so I will update once I do so.
Generally, I ...think I prefer unpadded bras (when I say this bra is padded, I mean the cups are made of foam. This is not a push up bra).
The band itself is a bit stretchy, but not too stretchy. When I stretch the band while I'm wearing it, it doesn't stretch too too far. I probably could go down a band size, but I'm not sure if a 28 would be too small. I generally prefer a tighter band anyway so your mileage may vary.
One last thing I'd like to mention is wearability of this bra. As much as I like the frills, I have maybe one shirt I can wear it under. I think this bra would work best with shirts that don't have any stretch in them like a button down cotton shirt, otherwise the bumpy lace will show.
So, overall, this bra is super cute, but in my opinion has limited wearability.
Update: I haven't worn this bra much, therefore I haven't washed it that much either. So to update, it's still a bit itchy. Read more 182 more words
First of all, the trim and ribbons are definitely for funtimes, not for wearing under shirts. I'm not sure I have much of anything I'd wear this out under.
It fits okay at the loosest hooks, but it makes me feel soft and bulgy and I'd need to tamper with the wire to make it comfortable at the sternum.
It's more of a plunge than a balconette, and I think my boobs are too soft/bottomheavy for plunges. The band also smooshes skin and back fat unlike any other bra I own, and I don't have much back fat to smoosh.
Fits best in the band and underwire when the straps are pretty loose, but at that point the top of the cup sits away from the breast where the cup attaches to the strap. On the other hand, if I hoick up the straps it bulges my backfat more and breast starts spilling over the cups towards the center
It's cute. It seems well-constructed. It's just not shaped for me.
Its cherry blush tease me bra Its the bra that gave me perfect fit I had 28H now its too small somehow I wish I could have same but bigger size so I bought 36G then minimize the band . The cups gave me perfect cake on a plate shape with bit of quadboobs But I just love it all Feels like I got back it that moment when I had perfect bra fit for the first time like a bra-virgin
I'm so glad to have found a size that fits in this range. I measure 33" and went for the 30 band, as I've tried the 32" and it was too big. The 30 fits, but it's tight. I might wear with an extender the first few times. The cups suit my breast shape really well. They get lifted from bottom to top, and the cup gives a very round shape. There's no cutting in at the top, except for maybe 1 mm on my larger boob, though this is covered behind a lace. The lace can be seen through tight clothes, but it really doesn't bother me, ...as I mostly wear two layers or something a little less tight (no need to put my big belly on display!). The breasts also stay in place in the cups when I bend over, even if I jump a bit while bend I over. The cup doesn't feel too tight though, and it's very open at the top, so I don't know if it's my breast shape or the cup that can take credit for them staying in place. I haven't yet worn in around for a whole day, but so far I haven't experience discomfort.
Bratabase suggested the 30H for me, and it was a fit. The 32HH (i heard you had to go up in the cupsize, and since a 32GG is a bit tight overall, i went with 32HH) I had first tried was a lot too big. I'm normally a large 32GG. I would say that if you're full on top and need shallow cups and a snug band, go down one sister size from your normal size (down in the band, 1 up in the cup)
Edit 1/1 2013 - I haven't really worn this bra much since I started the pill and I made my boobs swell up at least a cup. I've stopped takin the pill for this reason, and I really don't want larger breasts, and because I had just bought 6 bras that fit. I haven't tried on this bra since the "pill swelling" went down, but I'll try it again soon and update the review. I've had it for 4 months now. I've worn it with an extender, but experienced back pain. It was better without an extender.
Edit no. 2, jan. 22nd 2013 - the "swelling" from being on the pill has gone down! Luckily! I've lost around 10 lbs since I purchased the bra and 2" off my underbust and maybe an inch off my chest. This bra fits nicely on the 2nd hook now. I do thinks it cuts in too much at the bottom elastic of the band. I've tried closing the bottom hook on the loosest setting and that works better. It's great for walking, then I don't really feel it. If I'm at home or sit around a lot, the band annoys me some. Though I've lost some weight off my chest, the cups are actually too small. I think breast tissue has migrated back into my breasts, and made them more "full". I think 1 cup up might be too big. I'm hoping to lose 40 lbs more actually, so this bra might work for me for a while during the weightloss. I can wear it now though, but after scooping it does bulge more than when I first got it. I look forward to losing some more weight and hopefully having it fit. Read more 471 more words
Got this bra through a Bratabase listing in my continuing quest for the ideal bra shape for my breasts.
A pretty, sumptuous-looking bra made of deep magenta (I think it's called 'wine'?) 'satin' with a black lace overlay. The cups are edged with more black lace that has a satin ribbon in the same deep magenta colour threaded through. Three double bows -- each consisting of a large black one with a fine magenta one on top -- adorn the centre gore and places where the cups connect to the straps. The wings are made of fairly stretchy black mesh. The straps are surprisingly plain for such an ...intricate-looking bra. Also, the plain metal-coloured connectors and sliders in my opinion don't really seem to fit the bra's overall style.
The cups are shaped by two vertical seams. They are padded (a bit too thickly for my taste) and lined with the same or very similar deep magenta 'satin' that sits underneath the black lace on the outside of the cups (it actually looks more like a fine and shiny, jersey-type knit, so technically it isn't a satin). This lining certainly is pretty and smooth and LOOKS luxurious, but for me it is way too synthetic to be comfortable. I prefer my bras lined with something more coton-y. Since I purchased this bra off the Bratabase listing I've stumbled upon a bunch of other Curvy Kate bras in a local department store (of course they don't stock 28 bands there ... ) and I've noticed I really dislike the feel of the fabrics used on most of them. This may, of course, just be a personal quirk, as I don't think I've seen anybody else mention it.
Now, I'm a bit baffled by the way this bra fits -- or rather NOT fits. As my larger breast is nearly falling out of the cup and bulging unattractively (though not quite quadboobing ... ), the simplest conclusion would be that this bra is too small, but I don't think a bigger cup size would fit me any better as my smaller left breast also has issues. The shape the cups give me is weird and angular on both my smaller and my larger breasts and for some reason my naturally outward facing breasts want to spill towards the centre, something they don't even really do in a serious plunge bra. The bra seem to want to shape my breasts into 'vertical ovals' -- 0 -- which doesn't really work very well. The lace sticks out oddly -- the thick padding prevents it from sitting flush with my skin -- and even though the wires don't seem to be sitting on breast tissue and come up high enough at the sides to keep everything in, I think they are still a bit too narrow: they really are incredibly painful at the sides.
The band feels too loose for me and is VERY stretchy, easily the stretchiest 28 band I've encountered so far. Part of it may be due to the fact this bra isn't brand new, although it's otherwise in excellent condition and looks practically unworn. As it is, I would have to wear it at the tightest hook -- it works sort of, but still isn't ideal.
This bra definitely isn't for me. The shape just doesn't work for me AT ALL, and even though the design and colour scheme are gorgeous, the materials (lining and padding) are not my cup of tea. After having tried some unpadded Curvy Kates as well I think I can safely though somewhat sadly conclude I'm just not a Curvy Kate girl. I'm going to list this bra and hope it will find a better home with someone whom it actually suits ... Read more 518 more words
*This review is for the blue/ivory version of this bra* The cut of this bra are actually quite similar to a 32DD I have in another brand, though this one has slightly deeper cups. The 32DD seems to be better scaled to a petite frame in general though. This “tease me” was a complete tease, as the fit is not so great on me: PROS: *It has three hooks, which is very comfortable.. *The straps are fully adjustable. This is great for petite/high set ladies, such as myself. *The construction of the cups with the shallow bottom creates great uplift for the oft-described “cakes on a plate” cleavage. *It’s just cute. ... CONS: *The band is huge. I’ve read that this band runs large, so it was not entirely surprising, but I was won over by the bra’s cuteness and all cares of actual band fit were temporarily forgotten. When I put it on I went straight for the tightest hook and still didn’t feel I was getting much support. A smaller band size would be great, if such were an option. It’s not just that it’s a little bigger, it’s bigger because it’s pretty stretchy, so I think the stretchiness in addition to it being large makes it feel less secure. I’ve had 32 bands that technically measure larger but feel more firm and secure. This is definitely something to remember, especially if you are a sub-28 band size. *The straps at the front are way too far apart. They cut in at my armpit crease, leading to very minimal support/uplift. This looks like a common complaint, and I’m guessing perhaps since the band seems to run so large the whole thing is scaled for people a little bigger around. I think the fit and look of most of my bras would be improved if I could move the straps closer together, though, so this might just be me. *The center gore on this is fairly high on me. Even though the wires are really pretty close together, they are still sitting on breast tissue. I don’t believe this is an issue of the cups being too small though, as I have a small amount of extra space on the outer sides. If I could move the cups to about one wire-width apart it would be better. I generally think plunge bras would probably work best for me most of the time, so again this might just be me. *The shallow cup bottoms definitely pick me up, but I actually don’t get the “cakes on a plate cleavage” unless I move the front straps forward. The straps are far enough out that, when paired with the huge back band, I’m not getting much, if any, uplift. I tried folding and pinning the straps in the front about an inch inward, and this seemed to help the fit tremendously. (I had a similar problem with the Freya Deco strapless when I attempt to use the widest adjustable strap setting, and it’s corrected by using the closer one.) When I do this I definitely get the amazing pushed up effect, but I also get a flattened stripe across my nipple line, creating a weird square profile. I again don’t think this is an issue of the cups being too small; I think I would drown in a larger size. Overall, I think trying different sizes in a smaller band size (if they existed) would be more useful and look much better once I found the cup size I need from that. This size as it is now does not work very well for me. This bra is really cute (especially for the price – on sale at brastop), and I think rather than mess around with returning it (international shipping for me), I’ll see if I can tailor it a bit to make it workable.
I have this bra as a pregnancy bra. It does not fit, it is a touch small in the cup, the gore is lifting. This is due to the fact that the cups are more shallow then a regular Curvy Kate bra. The strap placement on this is better but still a bit wide. The width of the wire is a touch wide, but much more wearable.. It is wearable right now because it is so open in the top of the cup. It will not require alterations to the strap and underarm area like a regular CK bra does for me.