Saturday, 27 September 2014

Curvy Kate Flaunt - A Review

Review of Curvy Kate Flaunt Bra

After a failure with the Curvy Kate Wild in 28E and the Elegance in 28DD, I was skeptical of Curvy Kate bras. However, I decided to buy the Flaunt in 28DD since it was so beautiful. I was extremely lucky to get a bra that not only fit, but was more or less the right shape for me!

Band Size: Excellent. It is a stretchy 28 band bra, which is exactly what I need.

Cup Size: The cups were the right size for me.

Cup Shape: While the cup shape is better for me than a lot of other bras, it is still not as perfect as the Betsey Johnson Stocking Stripe bra. The good news is, it is neither too shallow nor too projected. The not-so-good news is that the projection is mostly at the top whereas with the Betsey Johnson Stocking Stripe bra the projection was more even.

Cup Spacing and Centre Gore: Good. The cups are spaced far apart and the centre gore is low enough.

Verdict: This is 80% a good bra. Go for this bra if you are slightly-moderately shallow, have wide roots, far-apart spaced breasts, and are full on top. Avoid if you are full on bottom.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

28C - The hardest find in bra sizes!

28C is indeed the hardest size to find. 28 and 30 A and B are common for petite bra brands, 28 bands and above in D cups and above are common for full bust brands, 30C is common for mid sized bra brands, yet 28C is commonly ignored, even though I think that 28C occurs more commonly than 28A, 28B, and 30A.
Here are some suggestions for finding a bra in 28C:

1. Freya Deco Softcup - comes in 28C

2. ThirdLove, widely renowned for their half cup sizes (30C½, 30D½, 32B½ etc) now offer a bra in 28C!!! It is called the Plunge Perfect. It is a bra specifically created for people who are short rooted and/or are FOB:

3. TOM Girl Apparel - their yoga bra comes in sizes 28C through 28G and 30B through 30F:

4. Marks and Spencer have so many bras that come in 28C:|C--4294963149--4+24+5+20+5+20&priceMin=5&priceMax=20&currentPriceMin=5&currentPriceMax=20&lastSelectedSize=SIZE_28--4294963806--1&resultsPerPage=24&display=model&sortBy=product_is_new|1&pageChoice=1&selectedAccordions=checkbox-10

5. Skarlett Blue is a relatively new brand, having been on the market only since Winter 2014. They cover a sorely missed spot in the lingerie market: the small-band medium-cup size range. They carry 28C - 30E, 32A - 36F and have just one style in 28C: the Minx Front Close Racerback Push-up bra.

Hope this helps!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Curvy Kate Elegance - A Review

Review of Curvy Kate Elegance Bra

I did not have much luck with my previous Curvy Kate bra (the Wild). That, however, did not stop me from buying another gorgeous Curvy Kate bra. This time, I went for the Elegance in 28DD, hoping that it was the size rather than the cup shape that was wrong for me the first time I tried Curvy Kate.

Band Size: Excellent. It was as stretchy as the Wild bra was.

Cup Size: Bad. This bra was too small for me in the cup.

Cup Shape: Bad. This bra was too shallow for me and so I got a lot of empty fabric in the bottom of the cup.

Cup Spacing and Centre Gore: Good. The cup spacing and centre gore are just as good as the Wild bra was.

Verdict: This is 50% a good bra. Now I know that it is not the sizing of the bras in this range, rather it is the shape of the cup. Go for this bra if you are extremely shallow, have wide roots, and. far apart spaced breasts. Avoid it if you are projected, or only slightly shallow.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Curvy Kate Wild - A Review

Review of Curvy Kate Wild Bra

After trying on some Betsey Johnson and b.tempt'd bras (both lines only go down to a 30 band), I decided to try a brand that actually makes 28 bands, which are better for me. Curvy Kate makes some very fun bras...not for every day, but certainly glamourous and playful. You can find a good selection of cheap Curvy Kate bras from eBay, especially the sellers who are based in the United Kingdom.

Anyways, I got this bra with much anticipation. I read other bra bloggers' reviews on this bra, and most people said it ran small. I figured I could get the 28E instead of my actual size, which is a 28DD.

Band Size: Excellent. This bra runs large in the band, which is what I wanted anyways. I like loose 28 bands and tight 30 bands and this is a loose 28.

Cup Size: Bad. This bra, does *not* run small in the cup, despite what all the other reviews said. If you decide to get this bra, please get your regular size. I should have gotten the 28DD.

Cup Shape: Bad. They said it would be shallow, but this is *way* *too* *shallow*. The underwire is the correct width for me (wide). It gapes at the top of the cup and there is empty space at the bottom of the cup.

Cup Spacing and Centre Gore: Good. I need a low centre gore and far apart spacing. This bra does just that.

Verdict: This is a 50% good bra. This bra, and others like it (Elegance, Tempt Me, Flaunt) is made for people who like are *extremely* shallow, have wide roots, far-apart spaced breasts, and are full on top. However, I am only slightly shallow and I have even fullness, so this is not a good bra for me, even though it is gorgeous.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Britney Spears has a new lingerie line! sizes 30-38, C-J

As the underwear revolution continues, Britney Spears of all people has launched her own lingerie line with band sizes 30-38, cup sizes C-J. As she uses EU sizing, it is really C-GG in UK sizing. I love that her lingerie comes in band size 30 and includes cup sizes E and larger. I browsed around and this is my favourite:

If this ever gets into brick and mortar stores, I will definitely have to check it out.