Perhaps it would have worked better for me if I didn't size a cup larger, but this bra is wrong for my shape anyway. Read on a couple of reviews to size up in the cup, but honestly if you are very full-on-bottom like me, I don't think it would work! Read on some bra blogs that there is a big size discrepancy between 28F and 28FF. The cup was too open on top for my shape, which caused a lot of gaping. I did fill the bottom okay though. Wires were also too wide. Strap seperation too wide for me and rubbed against my armpits. This bra gave me a really weird, flattened out shape.
I also don't like the materials that this bra is made out of, they feel quite cheap. Simply not the most comfortable fabric.
I love the design of this bra, but sadly it really doesn't fit me any more. The band is far too stretchy and I would need more like a 24, although this does make it comfy to wear. The cups are far too small and give me a square shape at the front. I would need to go up another 2 cup sizes and then the shape would be nice and rounded.
The straps are placed too far apart and dig into my shoulders, and there was also poking from the wires in the centre the first few times a wore it. After a couple of washes this eased ...up. The cups are lined with a cottony fabric which is nice and soft against your skin. The outer fabric shows under very tight clothing, but it's nowhere near as bad as the Thrill Me.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the sizing seems to vary a lot between colours. I also bought the green version (this one is purple) and it fit very differently - the centre wires came up higher and there was gaping along the top of one of the cups. This is definitely a difficult bra to get the right fit with, but once you do, it is very comfy and the cleavage is very sexy. Read more 108 more words
Fits reasonably well, had to sister-size down and add a cup size (I usually wear a 30E), flattens me out a bit compared to many of my other bras. The bows on the straps tend to show through clothing more than the trim does.
I looked carefully at reviews which said that 1) the tease ran small in the cup and 2) large in the band. I'm in between 30e/f and full on top. So I decided to go with the f cup, in my other purchase of this bra in a 30 band. But I also decided to get a 28ff in case the band ran big and stretched out quickly.
The cups: I think they do run small, but as this is a half cup and I'm in between sizes, it fits perfectly. There's nothing to cut in up top.
The band: I'm not sure if Curvy Kate has changed ...their fit, but the band runs true to a 28, I measure a tight 28 and a loose 30. So I had to buy an extender for this bra. Also, because the band is snug the cups feel a smidgen smaller than my 30f. But after a few days breaking it in its just right.
Funny note, one reviewer said it creaks. It does! Lol, just don't bend a bunch. Also, I like three hooks better than two, I feel like it'll stay in place even better.
Just a note, before I added the extender the band felt itchy. But with the extender it doesn't! Read more 105 more words
This bra no longer fits me because my breasts have grown but when it was in my size, I found the bra to be kind of shallow and minimizing. however, the design is very nice even though it shows through clothes very easily.
I am reviewing the purple/black colour. This bra is nice, I love the slightly Gothic feel which comes together nicely in the bra design. The cups do not seem to run very small, if at all. I am generally wearing 28F for Curvy Kate 2013 padded bras, and if this bra ran small, it would have fit me a bit better, instead of gaping quite a bit at the top. I find that the 3 hooks are quite supportive, it's comfortably loose and my ribcage is 24 inches (this is just a personal preference. I need a much tighter band with 2 hooks). The straps are placed very far apart, unfortunately, and this bra isn't wearable for me quite yet due to the gaping, but I may add in push up bras to enhance the looks!
Update: The cups do run a bit small, perhaps half a cup on this particular colour.
I already have a thrill me in 28F, but it is too smal one tird of the month, before and during my periodsl. So I bought this bra in 28FF, on a bratabase listing. The size is good on my bigger breast, but I have gapping at the top of the cup on my smaller side. I don't have a lot of cleavage in this size, and I am totally ok with that. My biggest fitting issue with this bra is the center gore that is way too wide for me. But I just have to alter it, like I did with the thrill me, and the bra will fit !
edit : finally, this bra is too big in the cups and too tight in the band, and I have re-sell it .
This bra is one you might want to try in a cup size up (and maybe a band size down) because it fits quite shallow. The wires are average-wide.
The purple and black colour combination works really well, and this is a bra you can show off if you like to, I found the lace to be okay for under t shirts but I know some other women find that it shows too much for their liking.
The band is thick with a 3 hook fastening, unusual for bras in this size and a really good feature in my opinion. The straps are also wide, making this a very comfortable bra.
This was the first bra I ordered in my proper size, so I didn't expect it to fit quite right. It ended up being totally wrong for my shape, which is a shame because it's a really pretty bra.
Pros: The band has three hooks, which I love. I felt like it reduced the bulging that sometimes comes with bands that have less than three hooks. It's really pretty! The lace is beautiful, and the bows are super cute. The gore tacks. The shoulder straps are nice and sturdy, and the bra feels really well constructed.
Cons: Again, it's just all wrong for my shape. I found out ...that I need much narrower wires than these. It would probably be great for someone who needs wide wires, though. The gore is too wide. It wasn't painful or anything, but it was sitting on some breast tissue in the middle. The band seems to stretch out easily. I knew that before I got it, but I wanted to put it here so others would know. I got bad quad-boob on my left (bigger) side, and some gapping on my right side (all after scooping and swooping). Read more 88 more words