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Bras » Flirtelle » Dahlia Balconette Bra (FL9001)

Dahlia Balconette Bra (FL9001)

AW2010 - Solid colour version of Curvy Kate Ella. More...
This bra is discontinued.

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  1. This bra has never really been comfortable for me at any point in my properly-fitting-bra career. It was the first non-matrix bra I tried after finding out that my 32Bs don't, in fact, fit. I should have gone for a 30DD at that point with my 29-inch underbust - the band was true-to-size and painful. And even when I was a true 28E and the band had loosened from wear, it still wasn't comfortable because the wires poked me, and I could never fill that space near the straps. Just a shape mismatch, I guess - almost all plunges are like that on me.

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  2. I really didn't like this bra at first and only ordered it to wear with white tops. However, as the weeks passed, I found myself reaching out for it more and more.

    The cups: I heard that the Dahlia was based on the CK Ella, which I have in 28HH and which is a wee bit too small, so I ordered a 28J. The cupsize of the Flirtelle is okay - perhaps a bit too big on my smaller boob, but fits right on the bigger one. I think I would be able to get away with a 28HH (I have full-on-top boobs and the lace on the top ... edge of the cups is quite stretchy), but I'm glad I got the 28J. As it is, I have the straps tightened almost to the shoulder (straps fully adjustable).

    The band: I closed it on the third hook and it fit well. But still, third hook right away? I think I'm a pretty straightforward 28-band person, so I'd suggest trying a bandsize down (if possible).

    Looks: Meh. I really don't like beige/nude/tan colors, and I only ordered a nude bra because I sometimes need to wear white shirts and desperately needed something beneath them. Even though the Dahlia is a few shades darker than my own skintone, it works *really* well (I was suprised at how invisible it is beneath the white tops). And it's got a nice floral pattern and the straps are so shiny they almost look golden, so I guess that's a plus, but still... it's nude.

    And, as usual, my nipples end up beneath the see-through part, as with all CK bras with lace at the top. Oh! And it also drags the boobs sideways, so one looks wider than with, say, a Freya Deco or even a CK Ella.

    --- EDIT ---

    I've had this bra for about two years and I can say that I truly do wear it only when I have to (usually it ends up being the last bra I wear before a big bra wash). It drags the boobs sideways too much and makes them look really large. Also, this is the largest size I can wear in CK, because I've got a short torso and even the 28J rubs in my armpits and I have to shorten the straps as far as they can go.

    So... useful, basic, but hardly ideal :( It is still a decent, non-aggravating bra, so I do wear it quite often, but it's not one I would buy again.

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  3. If the underworked dig into your sternum, slide the underwire in the channel - the channel is about 3/4" longer than the wires. This made all the difference in the world to me. I get slight quad-boob if I throw my shoulders back, but for the most part I love the fit.

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    28E

    Fits

    This is a light weight and comfy bra, in a nice and smooth fabric, with embroidery in same color. Double tissue in the lower half and mesh trimmed on the edges on the upper side. The color is a warm honey, very nice under any color. It does not show through - good for office - and it is cut low enough for summer outfits. It gives a good , natural shape.
    Overall it is a definitely comfortable and supportive, not too plain,

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    28F

    Didn't fit

    Very nice Bra overall, simple but well finshed. Classic style ideal for business attire but not too plain. Soft against the skin but supporting fabric. Comfortable band and straps. Nice embroidery not visibile under medium weight t shirt. In a honey shade which goes well with most colours.
    Did not fit me in the cups but it was a trial - i ve been looping weight and need refitting.

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    28F

    Didn't fit

    This bra is a light, grey-ish beige. It is slightly too pale for my skintone, but may work perfectly for someone a little lighter. The lace did not show under a shirt for me.

    This bra is excellent for short roots. The wires are relatively narrow, and the cups deep. The plunge is lower than it appears, so if you're center heavy you'll get a lot of uncovered breast tissue. It has good immediate projection, but is a little shallow at the gore. It creates a very rounded shape (not natural like unlined Freya) It is not as front and center as my Cleos or Freyas, but it does not create an east-west look by any means.

    I am typically a 30F/FF, but I tried this bra based on the measurements. It comes up small, so I would say it runs true to size. I had to wear it with an extender and got quadding.

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    28GG

    Didn't fit

    SUPER cute bra... I wish it fit me. It'd make a great nude bra. Band is way too tight.

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    28E

    Didn't fit

    Tried this bra in two sizes, this one was too small. I still could not fill the top of the cup though because it's made for a fob shape and didn't provide enough lift for me to fool the top.

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    28F

    Didn't fit

    Grabbed this bra in two sizes in a bra giveaway in hope it would work for me. Unfortunately it doesn't provide enough lift for me to fill the upper part of the cup.

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    32F

    Didn't fit

    This bra is super cute, for a beige bra at least ;) no but really, the detailing is really pretty! And it's comfortable! I feel like it might run a bit big in the band though, or maybe my band size is changing, idk... Oh and it's a bit high in the armpit for me. But still quite comfortable!

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