This was one of my first ever Flirtelle bras, I ordered both this one (black/pink) and another Flirtelle divine in Strawberry/Cream (http://www.bratabase.com/chest/dhjta/). The only difference between them is the colour.
The fit is perfect on me and it's really comfortable. My nipples is for once positioned perfectly, even though that means some of it may show through the upper panel as it's really sheer. Usually they tend to be situated to much to the middle and too low, but this one was right on spot. The shape is much more forward focused than most other brands, which probably is what I need. The broidery is pretty and ...flat and with the thin mesh fabric the seams are actually flat enough to not show through most tight fitting tops.
First I thought it wouldn't be supportive enough, but it actually is. There is no stretch in the mesh in the cups, and the double layers in the buttom of the cups really adds to the support. The shape is really nice an round, and still with some lifting. The forwardness actually gives me an hint of cleavage and even though it covers a lot, the slightly lower center makes me able to wear even not so high cut t-shirts, something I've never been able to do with Freya...
The band is tight compared to most other brands, as Freya or Panache, but for me that's just really good since I'm quite small. If you're like me a small 28, maybe even a 26 this is great, but otherwise you might want to size up in the band. Even though this isn't a Curvy Kate bra, the fit is almost exactly the same as most Curvy Kate non-padded bras, so if those suit you, this one is great. However, compared to the Curvy showgirl collection this one is at least a band size smaller.
For me this brings me back to when I was small enough to be able to wear the sheer Freya Eleanors, but this one gives you better shape and support, but is just as delicate looking. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
------------------------------ Pros: + Sheer/sexy + Supportive + Tight band + A hint of cleavage + Forwardness + Comfort
Cons: - The support might not be enough for JJ/K-cups - Not for rocket boobs or too wide set - The band size might be too tight
This is my favorite bra at the moment. It doesn't quite fit, but none of the bras I own at the moment do. The fabric on the cups is very nice and smooth, not at all scratchy, and the embroidery doesn't show through my tee shirts at all. It creates a nice, rounded-yet-natural shape under shirts. The band is soft, stretchy, and very comfortable. The cups are shallow and wide, typical Curvy Kate/Flirtelle shape, which means I have about an inch of empty space on the outer side of each cup. The underwires poke me both in the center and under the arms, but it isn't really bothersome until about 6-8 hours into wearing the bra. This bra isn't right for my shape, and I hate the way the floral embroidery looks (though I realize this is a matter of personal taste, and some might love it), but as far as comfort and quality of construction go, I think it's a great bra.
I really like the look of this bra, it's definitely cute. But not teen cute, mature cute, but still not too "old" for me, I'm 17. It looks very pretty. I'm sure this bra would be super comfortable if only I could solve the size issue! I ordered it in 28f and 28ff to see which fit me better. 28ff definitely feels better and is more comfortable. The bottom of the cup is filled out properly, but the top of the cups don't lie flat on my breasts. I'm SO fed up with not finding a perfect fit https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I'm thinking about ordering ...it in a size 28g and 28gg, not that I think I'm a double g, definitely not, but why not try it? It's aching right now on the sides of my boobs... Maybe I do have bigger breasts than I think? It's just that all of these double letters sound monstrously big to me! Still not used to it... It has a strong band, surely it'll last long. The top of the cups aren't stretchy, which is great once you get it in the perfect size. I'm hoping I'll find a better fit in a bigger size! Read more 96 more words
I have this in the white version with blue flowers. I'd say the cups run flexible to a little big -- a bit like Cleo Marcie. The lace is soft and pretty, feels very smooth against the skin, and it's stretchy in the middle. Its shape reminds me a lot of Marcie too, but it's more closed on top and is obviously in the Curvy Kate family. Unlike most CK bras, the wires are narrow. I think that people who Cleo Bella Balconnet Bra (7001) works for will find success with this bra, but be sure to go a size down from your typical size.
I want to love this bra, I just can't get the gore to be comfortable. The wires must just hit me wrong--I have bras with wider and/or higher gores that fit comfortably. I don't have a lot of padding on my ribs, and this just stabs me and leaves welts after a few hours.
What really reeled me in to order this bra was the lovely combination of navy and hot pink! Navy is a color that really suits my pale skin tone and I've always been a big fan of hot pink (hot pink suits me MUCH better than light pink, I just look like a ghost in light pink clothes). What I did not like though, esthetically, was the oversized bows and the imo old lady-like roses. I have ripped them off with my seam-ripper https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
The cut of this bra would suit me well if the overall cup design wasn't so wide. I don't ...know if this bra would qualify as wide-wired in general, but the wires are definitely wide on my body. They extend way further than my boob crease and it hurts. The band is nice and snug and it is definitely tight enough for me hooked on the loosest hook. This band is angled up just like BIHAL described in one of her posts and like the newbie I was, I didn't realize this was the case with this bra, because of that, I thought that the band was too big since it "rode up". The straps are set too wide, so wide that it's butchering my armpits. I have red marks in my armpits after just wearing it for like 5 minutes. The straps restrict my arm movement, the slight movement it is to reach for my cereals in the morning shifts the whole fit of the cups and the MBT I have near my armpits slip out, and oh, that's not because of too loose straps. Bottom-line is, this bra hurts me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I also really dislike the structure of the band too. Yes, it's tight enough. No, it's not too tight. Yet I get these really unsightly bulges INSIDE the band! The strips of elastic are so tight compared to the middle section of the band that my soft skin (not particularly squishy though) gets caught between the two strips of stranglers. I really dislike that the wings are so low too, I find the greatest comfort in bras that have high wings and 3 sets of hooks and eyes. Unfortunately, this bra only has two hooks from 28F and below. I've had this bra in 28FF too and that's where the 3-hook closure starts. Besides the poor (imo) construction, I also find the bra to be rather scratchy (mind you, I've washed it several times so it's not because of starch either).
I won't be buying any more Flirtelle bras, that's for sure. Read more 331 more words
The cup is a size too small for me, the band is too big and rides up even on the tightest hooks (I am more a size 26). The mesh and the details aren't very high quality, but the bra is worth it's price.