This bra is a disaster of scaling. It's tragic really because it could be a great bra, and it probably is in smaller sizes.
Pros: Firm tts band, soft mesh reinforced at bottom would provide lift in better circumstances, good look as a naked bra and see through material would make it nude on a range of skin tones. It definitely exposes all my fit problems that are usually hidden by opaque fabric.
Cons: wires are ridiculously wide and tall. Like Panache level stupidly wide and tall. No center room at all, making the gore destabilize at the bottom of the cup ...up. Not enough bottom room. A tent like upper mesh.
Wearing this bra shows me what happens with wide gores/not enough center room. My firm center tissue pushes the gore away from my sternum. The gore does not tack, meaning the wires are not tensioned against my body properly. The bra sits on my stomach instead. The cups sit on my breasts rather than supporting them. The wires dig in, causing pain.
You can also see my omega shape clearly. When balled up, my tissue is much taller than my roots, causing that omega fold in front of the armpit. My breasts almost fold back on themselves in this bra because there is not enough room at the apex/bottom/center. That's why I need great apex depth and narrow wires.
I can't recommend this bra to someone of my shape in this size but I generally love the design. Ironically, my best fit is in 38K - Curvy Kate » Vegas Balcony Bra (CK5601) which works much better for my short roots and long boobs. If only CK could use Victory's fabric on the Vegas model! I would only buy that bra. I'm tempted to make my own when I have time and money to do so.
Smaller banded and/or breasted women should not be alarmed! The fit looks quite good on models. They just did not test the fit on us big gals, which is a shame because I really wanted this bra to work.
I know there has been a lot of hate for this bra but I actually quite like it! I like the silhouette it gives, and seeing as I'm 2 days pre period right now it explains the slight cutting in of the cups, but I am so so so in love with the tight band and the stretchiness of the mesh on top of the cups. Even the elastic at the tops is very stretchy and not as problematic as it usually is for me.
At 30GG I'd say it's pretty true to size save for the band which I think runs a little tight (but really, just a ...little. For me, who is right between a 28 and 30 it's perfect.)
The wires (as seen in pics) are on the wider side, but more and more I find this to not be a problem for me. My boobs are quite squishy and so the wide wires compensate for the shallowness of the cups.
That being said, I think these cups are plenty deep--not as deep as say Jasmine, but definitely on par with my Ewa Michalaks... I could be wrong tho.
One thing that bothers me is that the straps seem to lack any elasticity-- so I need them all the way loose because I don't like them tight, but then they kinda fall off when I move. So yeah.
I had some issues initially getting the gore to tack but then it magically did...I have no idea what happened there.
I think if I got this in 30H it would have been too large but who's to know... If I come across a cheap one in that size I might get it just to see. But overall I am very happy with this bra. Read more 182 more words
When I received this bra, I first noticed how lightweight and thin the materials are. It is a pretty bra with the lace and sheer parts. Usually I can put on a bra very quickly but with Victory I needed quite some time to arrange my boobs for my pics so it looks decent at least.
The issues: (when I put on the bra like I would normally, no extender, straps adjusted but not as short as possible so they don't cut too much into my arms and shoulders)
Lots of gaping at the top. The cups are very tall and have lots of room in the top section, ...very full on top friendly. Wires are not as sturdy as I like and stretch quite a bit, but they also quite wide already. There is empty fabric in the cups at the sides and the wires almost end at my back.
Also when I tried to adjust my boobs into these cups, try to escape at the V-part of the gore. The gore is very tall at 13 cm which I cannot stand on my Panache Tango but did not bother me too much on this bra. The gore does not lie flat, it gets pushed away. Center full boobs do not work with bra that I guess.
On Bottom of the cups I also needed to kinda push my boobs towards the wide so they fill out that part. There was some empty fabric right at the wire I cannot fill. It almost looked like my boobs wanted to overtake the bra and fold over at the Bottom and over the underwire instead of filling the space. I don't know how to explain this better, it was really weird. I think there is not enough room there for deep boobs, also not enough center room.
The band is firm and short like a 30 band. I could fasten it but it looked and felt too tight. The cups are big for a 32K, I wear 32K in Panache Tango and it's a good fit, and I think Tango is fairly true to size it has been around for years?
32K Victory appears like 30L to me. The band is so small, you need a really small back for it, on the other side the straps are so seperated that I need a wider frame and broader shoulders to have a proper fit and not cups and straps cutting in my arms! I have narrow shoulders for my size, if I check size charts my shoulder width is 3 sizes smaller than what clothing size I actually wear also my underbust is smaller than my waist. That makes bras in big cup sizes just more difficult to fit and I think the bra could work on wider frame with smaller boobs. Very good bra for full on top, tall wide and somewhat shallow boobs (on bottom?)
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I tried it on again today and adjusted the straps to the maximum and wore an extender with the bra. I got rid of almost all wrinkling in the cups, when I also pushed the gore flat like on one picture it looked somewhat decent. But looks deceive as it is not wearable this way, because the shoulder straps would kill me and cut my arms off. Also I felt like there was not much support from the wire and band, the wire was too wide to support by bust on the side and would not do any support at the gore since the gore gets pushed away. The shoulder straps are super thin, stretchy and they slip all the time when adjusted. 50% boob weigh at least on the straps which would give me terrible neck pain. Not a bra for me.
Is it bad that I think about trying 34J... just for science. I will edit this when I have other thoughts, I wrote very quickly my first impressions here. Read more 572 more words
Another Victory bra... I tried a few before in different sizes but none worked. My boobs recently got smaller and I have 0 bras that fit. So I needed just one bra very quicky. The Online shop that ships fastest and is located in my country only carries very few bras in my size. Victory was the only one at a good price so it is really an Emergency bra. For that purpose it does well. I mean it is a bra. It does hold my boobs. I get a decent round shape.
The problems: Okay so... the straps are thin and flimsy and tend to fall off my shoulders ...because they are very seperate. I have rather normal - narrow shoulders, but the bra is made for a wider frame. I also don't tighten the straps too much because I have problems with neck pain recently. (I use 2 finger rule) The cups are very tall so that is good for me. The wires are too wide as usual on a CK bra. It look like I have slight quadboob. I took these pictures when my boobs were at their biggest size, so it is a bit better now on low tide. Also the bra is too shallow at the center, the gore gets pushed away. It just won't lie flat. The wires dig into my ribcage when I sit down. Also the neck pain does not completely go away so I think the bra is not that supportive. Usually when I put on a good bra my neck pain goes away quickly.
Honestly... If I had something else that fits, I wouldn't wear this bra. It's just not made for my shape. But I still think it's one of the best bras from Curvy Kate, I recommend this over any other but only if you like slightly shallow, tall and wide cups. Read more 203 more words
I just bought this bra yesterday at the local boutique. It’s a pretty mesh bra with sheer mesh on top and a striped mesh on the lower half. It looks solid at first glance but if you look at the picture, there’s a part where you can see lines meeting the top panel of the cup. I thought it was wrinkling when I looked at the photo and then I looked closer at the bra itself and realized it has diagonal stripes.
It feels comfortable on and gives good lift. My band size recently changed, so I was looking for a comfortable black or nude bra. On me, it’s ...hitting a bit high on the front part of the armhole, but that might be because the saleswoman made my straps pretty snug during the fitting. I'm not 100% sure. It could be that the fit is just a tiny bit off or it might need a little breaking in.
I’ve had the bra on all day and it was mostly comfortable, but I did notice that the underwire pressed a little hard a couple times. It might just need breaking in.
It does gift nice lift and projection and gives a rounded shape. Read more 92 more words
So I've been waiting close to 4 years to get this bra. I had heard that there were issues with scaling in the large cup + large band sizes, but large cup + small band sizes should be okay. When I got this in the mail and took the bra out, analyzed the construction of it I just knew that the initial fit was probably going to be a dumpster fire without alterations. Luckily I had only spent $7 on this otherwise I would have sent it back. I got my original recommended size of 30JJ and purchased an extender as Id rather have something thats a bit ...too tight stretch over time and become wearable, rather than something too large. I now realize I probably should've gotten 32JJ anyways due to quadding and a floating gore after alterations because Im pretty sure this style doesn't come in 30K. The cups are insanely open on top with an equal amount of space at the apex but close to zero room at the wires. This left me with my breasts sitting in the lower portions of the cup and filling it out semi decently with a tent on top, there was so much fabric that it was literally up to my collar bones while also leaving me with a boob fold and floating gore, something I also experienced in CK Ellace. After taking in the upper section of the cups I was left with a bra that's actually functional, I do plan on lowering the armpit and moving the straps in a smidge. The cups also might be a size small because Im getting the tiniest amount of quadding. The gore and wing height are something that I appreciate and find comfortable. I dont think I could justify paying full price for this due to how awful the scaling is in the larger cup sizes and having to perform alterations to get it to work. I feel like sizing down would've just made the issues I was already experiencing, much worse. Read more 232 more words
This bra's torturing me T_T I've never had any gore related issues with any of my bras. Not anymore, because this bra came straight out of bra hell to make me suffer! Well, jokes aside, wires on this bra are awful. They are too wide, dig in and sit on my tissue near the gore. The band is really stretchy, so I don't find it supportive. Someone in their review said the upper mesh is tent-like, and it's kind of true! It wouldn't be so bad on its own, but the elastic trim makes it worse cutting in on top. I think my soft-ish tissue and tall roots are part of the problem though. Side support panel cuts in a bit but it's not noticeable under the clothing. Despite all that this bra's giving me really uplifted and rounded shape so I really want to make it work!..
Victory is one of my favourites for under t-shirts, surprisingly. It gives my boobs a nicely rounded, up-front and slightly separated shape, and doesn't cause necklines of t-shirts to ride up and choke me like moulded t-shirt bras tend to do! It isn't a perfect fit for me in 30FF, but it is good enough and offers good support on the middle to tightest hooks. If it came in 28G, it would be perfect! The wires are a good with for me, and encompass my breast tissue perfectly. I love the sleek, clean-cut lines - no frills or bows, instead a sleek 'V' charm and cut out detail ...to keep it light. The cups are perhaps a little shallow at the bottom, by the end of the day I get a little bit of an 'orange in glass' effect where the wire has dropped slightly and there's a crease in the bottom of the cup, but it doesn't affect the comfort or support - I actually only notice it when I go to take it off. I've had the latte one for a couple of months and black for around a year and a half and both are holding up well with regular wear and washing. Read more 98 more words
The 34HH is the best size for me in this style. The band fits just like a 32 band. The cups are only slightly too tall and wide but if I swoop and scoop properly I can almost fill them. It looks like there is light quadboob going on, since I would need a ...bit more depth at the gore. The gore is very difficult on this bra. It won't lie flat in any size that I tried so far. (Not even in sizes that were clearly too big like the 32K) I have to really arrange my boobs a lot in the cups to get gore close to tack. I think that is because the bra has a lot of room on top and on the sides but not where I need it the most: at the center.
The shape under a t-shirt is really good, no east west look from the front and a round not too projected shape from the side. I fear that it won't be supportive enough for a full day of wear. The construction is too weak for my boobs. I find the wires and fabric too flimsy and I really dislike the thin shoulder straps. I was really tempted to keep this bra as I have no bras that fit currently, but I think it's better to pass on it. Read more 173 more words
My breasts are center-full, pendulous, FOB, and I have a lot of squish in my band measurement. My center-fullness is usually my dominant fit requirement. I suspect I have somewhat short roots, and narrow-to-average roots for my size. I also have narrow, somewhat sloped shoulders.
I think this would work better for someone more even or full on top, or possibly with more self supporting breasts. I just couldn't fill out the loose mesh at the top. I did really like the amount of projection it offered though! I definitely suggest it for someone that can support the mesh cup upper portion and needs a ton of projection.
My main ...complaint (as in, not simply a fit mismatch) about this bra is while the triangle cut out is cute and on trend, on my body it just looked awkward. I'm chubby and have plenty of fat in this particular area, so it just pressed down tightly and gave me a lil' fat triangle right int he middle of my bra. Not "tightly" as in uncomfortably, but sort of like what happens to the skin on your arm if you put a tight rubber band around it. Just not super sexy or attractive. I have a Ewa SF with a similar cutout that has a thin layer of mesh over it. Still sexy, cute and visually interesting while working for more body types. Read more 123 more words