1. Vampie

    I wonder how it is that some people wear this bra in their usual size and it seems to lay perfectly, and many others feel they need a bigger cup. Could it be that this bra simply has a huge gap between cups and for some people it’s too much? Or maybe it’s a bra for widely set breasts?

    Also I wonder how it is with Curvy Kate bands… I haven’t worn any CK bra but I would get one, however whenever I try any their bands seem to be huge. I’m very confused. :(

    • Erica

      Hi Vampie, I think part of the reason many women need to size up is that the opening between the cups is rather large. For most women, they don’t receive enough coverage in the center to keep their breasts in the cup; however, I also think the cups of the bra are not as rounded through the middle, which pushes the tissue up and to the side too much. My problem was that I kept getting overflow on the ridge of the cup closer to the middle. I simply had too much tissue to sit inside the middle of the cup, and it was being pushed to the side where there wasn’t enough space over.

      The band of the CK bras seem to be different for everyone. I’ve read some people (like myself) who find it runs true-to-size, but others have sized down one or even two band sizes. I wish I had answer for why this is! :(

  2. CheryleB

    I had to pick up a bra or two since I’ve gained weight and my 30Fs were too snug in both the band and cup. I ended up buying the elegance in a 32G and the Fantasie Rebecca in a 32F. I think the Rebecca is a touch roomier than the Elegance. I also tried on the Wild but in a 32GG and it was a bit roomy in the cup. I wore the Elegance for the first time today and it actually stayed in place quite nicely. I find bras have a tendency to slip down to an inch below where they should be no matter how snug the fit but this one didn’t. I tried on another bra that was a very similar shape in a satin fabric but haven’t been able to find the name online and didn’t check in the shop.

    Its a shame it didn’t work for you Erica. It really is a nice bra.

    • Erica

      Hi Cheryle! On average, I’ve seen that women need to bump up one or two cup sizes in the Elegance compared to their Fantasie size. Dezi was taking a 32F in Freya when she bought the Elegance in size 32G, and she wore it to pieces. It’s a fabulous bra, and the look/feel is so lovely. I keep contemplating trying it in the 30J, but given my string of bad luck with Curvy Kate lately, I’m reticent! Was it the Tempt Me you had tried? That’s Curvy Kate’s other plunge style, and right now, it’s in a midnight blue/black combo that is stunning. If you ever get a chance to try the Tease Me, I recommend that one too. I may pick up another one in spring because they’re offering it in a purple combo.

  3. CheryleB

    I found the one I was searching for and it was the Masquerade Deity and only comes in ivory. I appreciate the advice on sizing very much. Thanks again for all your help.

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