This bra features one of the loveliest and craziest prints I have ever seen and I fell in love with it immediately.
The bra cup a a three part cup with the bottom and outer part being laminated (though it is not the same fabric as in Gia, which felt smoother and even more sturdy), black with flamingos and colourful flowers. The top part is black mesh with pink elastic on top.
The bottom of the cups and band is lined with pink elastic lace and there are matching pink bows at the gore and straps.
Like the Ellace bra, the bra feels like it would be good for nursing ...with the stretchy top part of the cups.
I am happy with the fit of the cups. Compared to older Curvy Kate models, the wires don't feel as insanely wide and there is more room for central fullness.
The band fits true to size in my opinion, which means now that I'm in between sizes I sometimes prefer to use an extender.
I also purchased the matching Brazilian briefs in size 8 - they fit similar to other CK bottoms, which run generally on the larger side in my opinion. Read more 89 more words
Me: Full on top, effectively full on bottom, omega shape, round boobs, soft on outside, firm on inside, full everywhere, short roots.
Shape/fit: Projected at the apex without much pointyness. More room at the apex than the bottom of the cup, but still lots of room at the wire. Good for short/average roots. Might work for taller ones too though as the top of the cup is elasticized. Narrowest wires for this size. Gives a rounded natural shape. Similar in fit to Curvy Kate Daydreamer Balcony Bra (CK5401) but with a more forgiving cup edge. Great if you're full on ...top. In this size band is a little stretchier at the bottom of the band, perfect for those of us who are more A shaped/have back fat.
Gore is fairly short for a balconette, especially in this size, sides are a bit taller but not uncomfortable. Wires are firm but softer than Panache. Band is very stretchy, size down one band. Bottom cup material is strong, double-reinforced mesh. It's soft enough, but not as smooth as the Daydreamer. The elastics are also comfortable, much more so than most Curvy Kate elastics. Straps are just right- not too stiff and hard, not too stretchy. The mesh top has some stretch, and the top pink elastic is just right- it's not sewn on stretched, so it won't cut into full on top boobs.
Looks: Oh my god every bra should be like this. It's gaudy and tacky and I love it so much. I've been waiting for a year for this bra and I'm not disappointed. There's at least three different fluorescent pink colors used, lots of aqua and purple and ridiculousness. The flamingos really are what bring it over the top. I love flamingos and kitchy prints and this is my bread and butter. More bras like this please!
Support/comfort: The bottom lace is purely decorative but doesn't chafe- it's quite soft. The bra feels a tiny bit itchy in places but I haven't washed it yet. I've been wearing it for about five hours without pain at this point, meaning it's one of two bras I own I can wear. It is so supportive due to the firm mesh cup. No bouncing at all for my huge breasts. I haven't had a bra that controls them like this since I grew out of my full coverage Elomis.
I have been waiting for this bra for at least 6 months. It is truly kitschy and ugly cute. I do believe the cut is related to Daydreamer but the banded top is stretchy, and the mesh has a bit of stretch too. I need to size down to a 38K but I had to try it in a larger size when it was available just in case. A spectacular case of way too much going on but the fabrics feel so good. I'm excited to try a 38K as soon as I can get my hands on one.
I thought the fit in my 40JJ - Curvy Kate » Vegas Balcony Bra (5601) was good until I got this size. I knew the band was too loose in the 40JJ but it was way too loose and after a few months has begun to ride up on the tightest hooks. This one is perfect, tts with comfortable stretch. Besides the band, the measurements for each are basically the same and can be attributed to me not measuring perfectly or slight sewing differences. What you would expect for sister sizes. The main difference is that there is no loose fabric ...at the side of the cup, perhaps due to the band appropriately tensioning the cup.
The gore is slightly taller than my center root (hello short roots!) but only untacks at the very top.
The lift remains phenomenal. The wires stay in my IMF and there is plenty of room at the bottom. There is so much center room that I get slight gapping at the mesh there in certain positions but it's fine, doesn't show under clothes. And I would rather that than cutting in or gore probs.
The fabric is not great to start but I know that it gets better over time. I still love the fabric although it does show under everything. Sometimes I kind of like that because I adore the print.
This time I bought the undies too. They are literally the most comfy knickers I have ever bought. They are so soft and the light mesh on the rear does not ride up. The flamingo fabric is not laminated like the bra so it is quite soft. I must get more pairs. I wear them in size 20 and they fit like other CK Brazilians I own in that size. Read more 213 more words
I'm not quite sure what to make of this bra. I really liked the Curvy Kate Daydreamer Balcony Bra (CK5401), and this is supposed to be the replacement. It doesn't feel as light on the body as the Daydreamer, and on me it gives an extremely pointy, almost torpedo shape. I am naturally pointy, but not as pointy as this bra makes me look. The straps are also set wider than the Daydreamer so it causes me some armpit chafing. The best part of this bra is the crazy print and hot pink lace. I am tired of just tan or black colours in my size! Overall, it is a nice bra but I wish that they had not changed how the straps were set on the Daydreamer when they updated it.