Wow. Really a bra sized bralette.
I want to make it clear first of all that anyone else who gets this bra should keep their expectations in the bralette sphere. This is not a wireless bra and it’s definitely not a wired bra. You won’t be comfortable running up and down steps but you might be ok driving to the store in it. I find it comparable to my Torrid and Forever 21 bralettes in comfort, shaping, and support except this one fits in the band and cup at the same time, meaning the second two items are a bit better.
Pay no attention to ... the cup measurements above. The cup and band have no real division so I measured from the side support seam. The cup and band are made from a soft silky micro fabric with a second layer of mesh under, and the very top of the cup has mesh only. Both are very stretchy. The band is of an illusion elastic, also quite stretchy. The straps are typical Curvy Kate- not my ideal wide Elomi straps and if adjusted too tightly the edges bite a bit. The straps and the underband are the only parts I find less comfy, though sizing and my body shape may play a role here- they are being stretched quite a bit and the band rolls up because my waist is bigger than my underbust.
I also can’t quite judge the size. Recently I’ve been fitting into 42HH or H so this may be too small in the band and large in the cup for me. I will test the band with extender tonight to see if it rolls up less. For those who feel the band is too big, I want to emphasize that this is for light structured support and would provide that stretched to a lesser degree.
For the cups I’m pretty certain they are a size too big and I know I would get more lift if the top section was smaller. The straps would be closer set too. If you feel like you might be in between sizes and you have shorter roots or are full on bottom, go with the smaller size.
The important thing for me is shaping and containment for a Bralette and this does both, comfortably and easily. I can’t complain at all as it fits and shapes much better than Torrid or Forever21, and so much more than the 3X - Cosabella » Never Say Never Extended Sweetie Bralette (NEV I tried as an alternative to this. If you find your UB/B ratio doesn’t allow for wearing numbered sizing, this is an excellent alternative. I recommend it as a Bralette, but again, not as a bra, even a wireless bra.
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Updated on Aug 15, 2019 Flag this