My first Curvy Kate bra~ Will it Thrill Me?
*Edit* This bra did thrill me, until Curvy Kate announced that their Star in a Bra competition is not open to women with implants. Because the majority of my readers are ladies with implants, I know that recommending this brand will not go over well. So we’ll just stay tuned to the future and see what happens.
I have had my first Curvy Kate bra for a few days now, long enough to resist order a few more. But with the addition of a Curvy Kate USA Facebook page and the announcement that there will be a Star in a Bra competition in the US this year, I just had to do a review and share some of my love for my new Curvy Kate bra.
So, where shall we start? How about with my one and only problem with the bra? The band, like always!! I bought the Thrill Me in a 28H knowing the band would be a little large. After all, I know I need a 26, but I have to make do with a 28. The band looks small, starting at 25 inches. But it stretches!! Like, really stretches, over 6 inches. One thing that I think would help (and it would be a nice touch) would be to add a little boning in the side seam. This feature can be seen on the Affinitas Intimates Charlotte. It would break up that band stretch and add some side stability to the bra.
So let’s start with the bra itself. I’m still working on finding the right size for me, with the acknowledgment that I’ll need to alter the band down. That said, in the image below I am wearing the Thrill Me in a 28H, not quite right on the fit, so I have a different size on order.
So first thing that I love, the center gore height. Some of you may know from previous blogs that I have an issue with the height of the gore in my Freya bras. The Thrill Me has a gore that sits an inch lower than Freya’s styles in the G+ range.
My next favorite thing is the cups construction. The Thrill Me has a three-part cup construction, but uses a vertical seam structure with modeled cups. The outside portion of the cup is the largest with the seam located in the center front of the cup. To add to this, the wire is something I really love. Most bras come delivered with a flat wire, just shaped like a U. The wires on the Thrill Me are slightly curved, like they are made to go around your ribcage. I absolutely love this about this bra.
Next are the details. Some people would not like this I’m sure, but I like the metal details on the straps with the little bows. The straps are very stretchy just like the band, probably a result of the silky material used on this bra. The cup detailing is very pretty without being overwhelming. It appears that the ruffles and details would show through clothing, but I have not had issues with it unless I try to wear a thing T-shirt. The overall shape of the cups is very pretty, with the material being strong enough to sit up on its own and still hold the shape of the cups.
On to the matching unders. I like these, I really do. They have cute detachable garters and are comfortable under jeans. But it just seems like the hit at just the right point to give the illusion of fat. Just standing still and not moving these gave me the illusion of a much larger muffin top then what I actually have. Yes, I have some fat in the flank area, but not that much. It does make you want to hit the gym up for some cardio. The ruffles are super cute without pushing the over done envelope and the lower half of the back is a see through mesh. A great mix of sexy and cute in one pair of panties.
Last but not least is the look of the bra. This is one of those bras that you can’t help but feel pretty wearing. As bloggers all over have said this bra gives the “cakes on a plate” look to the breast. They look full, lifted, very old fashioned sexy. This bra is ideal for my shape, with the exception of the center gore. Hopefully a size change will fix the fit problems I have. In my case the edge of the cup is a little close to the nipple for comfort, so I have a 28HH on order. My ideal size in this bra may be an unheard of 26J. Now for the ladies that have implants that are reading this, I do like this bra with my implants. The wire shape is not overly thin or thick. It is not quite as supportive as I’d like so there is some extra jiggle going on, probably because the band needs to be altered down. At the end of a day of wear there is no rush to get the bra off. In fact it is comfortable to switch from a day time wear bra to a night out bra. It looks a little fancy for day wear, but it looks great under clothes and is incredibly comfortable. Wear it with jeans, a blazer, a sexy dress, it all goes. I’d recommend this bra to any woman who is looking for something pretty but functional.