Product Review: Curvy Kate Daisy Chain

Hello Ladies,

As with the Cleo Millie review, I originally tested the Curvy Kate daisy Chain  a couple months ago, but I wanted to proceed with my review because the style is the predecessor to the upcoming Dare and Firecracker styles releasing later this year:

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The gorgeous Laura Butler modelling the Dare

Size & Fit:  Depending on the width and shallowness of the design, I wear between a 30HH or 30J in Curvy Kate bras, and since the Daisy Chain has a low center gore, I opted to try the 30HH first.  Usually, the wide, shallow shape wreaks havoc on my naturally close set breasts, and I was more than a little skeptical when I ordered the style.  However, the fit was surprisingly good.  The band was quite firm on the loosest set of hooks and did not feel like it would stretch out easily.  On my larger side, I had a slight overflow toward the center when I moved but not enough to justify the J cup.

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Curvy Kate has been undergoing fit improvements over the last several seasons based on customer and retailer feedback, and one of the things I noticed instantly about Daisy Chain was the vast improvement on the width of the underwire and center gore.  It was definitely narrower and felt much more comfortable, particularly on the side.  Furthermore, the side of the cup did not pull uncomfortably into my underarm as has happened frequently in the past with CK bras.  The space I usually have at the bottom of the cup was also lessened with this design too.

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Daisy Chain also sports a plunge shape, and the low center gore felt amazing.  When I first tested Daisy Chain, I realized how much I wanted bras with lower center gores that did not rest on my breast tissue.  In many ways, the improved, comfortable fit of Daisy Chain set the stage for my later romance with Comexim.  Overall, I was extremely impressed with the design of Daisy Chain, and this was the first style from Curvy Kate since the Tease Me was discontinued that got me excited about the fit potential.  However, the profile was a little pointier on me than I prefer, and I didn’t find it as flattering under my clothes.  I’m not sure if the style produces the same effect across breast shapes or sizes though.  If you love the pointed or bullet-shaped bras, this could be worth considering. 

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This is an instance where the photos do not quite capture the profile as well as I would like. It’s by no means terrible, but it wasn’t perfect for my shape.

Materials & Design:  The lower cup on the Daisy Chain utilizes a sturdy but soft fabric that provides excellent lift while the top cup has a sheer embroidered quality.  I would love to see them take this design and offer a variation with stretch lace a la the Elomi Jocelyn.  I think it would make for a lightweight, everyday bra, especially for women in the higher cup sizes looking for a lower cut style.  Fully-adjustable straps are wonderful for petite people or those with high set breasts, and the wider wings and band stayed anchored to the body to provide side and back support.

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One of my lingerie cravings for 2014 has been chic, minimalistic bras.  I want something that takes the concept of a basic bra but makes them feel fresh and cool.  It’s not an easy request given the the floral, lacy, embroidered nature of fuller-bust lingerie, but it’s what I want.  Daisy Chain succeeded fairly well for me on this front.  The black reads pretty matte although there is the hint of a sheen on the lower cup.  Meanwhile, the daisy embroidery on the upper cup channels a geometric twist without feeling too overdone, and I love the orange and red contrasting bows.  It’s the perfect addition to give an added pop to the design.  Were it not for the profile, Daisy Chain would be in my lingerie closet right now.

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For more information, check out the video review below:

Overall Grade:  B+

Product Review: Curvy Kate Daisy Chain
Erica
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.
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9 thoughts on “Product Review: Curvy Kate Daisy Chain

  • June 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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    Thanks so much for the review!

    I’m confused about Curvy Kate’s sizing! This review has made me a lot more excited to place an order for the red Ritzy in August, but I’m not sure at all what my size would be since you (and multiple other bloggers) jump around sizes with them. Any hints?

    Thank you !!!

    Rebecca 🙂

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    • Erica
      June 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm
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      Hi Rebecca,

      I think you would probably need the 34H or HH in the RItzy based on the feedback I have seen from other bloggers. I have one allegedly ordered for myself, but my attempts to follow up with Curvy Kate have not garnered a response in a couple of weeks. Tease Me was one of my favorite bras, and the Ritzy looks like a modified version. The fit wasn’t always perfect, but the bras was ridiculously comfortable and so much fun to wear!! 🙂

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  • June 27, 2014 at 1:54 am
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    Great to see you’ve found a CK which is finally ticking the boxes for you! It looks like a lovely basic yet pretty bra, and I like the sound of the deeper cup/ narrow underwire. Despite finding the right size, I still find the shallow cup a quibble with older models like Daily Boost. I shall be checking this one out 🙂

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    • Erica
      June 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm
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      Alex, I definitely can’t wear Daily Boost, but this one is pretty good. I was really impressed with the changes they made to the fit, and I feel like the unpadded plunges will be friendlier across body shapes than some of the other CK styles.

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      • June 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm
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        Shame about the daily boost! I had to go up to a J for that one and that seems to have become my CK size. Are you doing a review for the Dare anytime soon?

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        • Erica
          June 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm
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          Well, I pre-ordered the Dare along with a few other styles (Ritzy and Carmen). A confused representative called me to discuss it, and we decided on one plan of action. However, that plan never seemed to come to fruition fully, and when I followed up with a supervisor, I never got a response. So, my best guess is: Maybe I’ll be reviewing the Dare . . . 🙁

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  • June 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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    Looking forward to the Dare review in future. Just found out in case you want to give her a 2nd chance, the PURPLE Parfait Charlotte is now available to buy! *Swoons with excitement* 🙂 Maybe they will have updated the fit for 2014?

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    • Erica
      July 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm
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      Hi Alex! Sadly, I do not think they have any plans to update the fit of the Charlotte. I would love to see them make some small tweaks to the fit, even if it added a few extra dollars to the price. We’re getting the purple version in the store on Tuesday, so I am really excited!

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