I purchased this bra from Brastop at a very reasonable price while on sale mainly because I wanted to try this particular style of Curvy Kate bra. For the price, the bra is relatively well made despite the fit being off for my shape. I did get a tacking gore and the band fit fine on the outermost set of hooks but other issues crept up like east west shaping, lots of bounce when I move and the wires not filling the wire channel.
My biggest pet peeve when buying bras is wire channels with wire that don’t quite fill them. I realize these bras are likely mass produced but setting a pattern to fit the channel seems like an important detail. Not only does it affect the aesthetic of the bra but other little issues creep up like wrinkling where there should not be wrinkling. For me, the wires being too short creates little flaps on the sides of the bra which if you are arms are down, you can’t see but move your arms away and it shows. Why do they overlook such a detail? I’ve seen this with some brands but not all thankfully.
This bra is beautifully colored with the main part of the bra being red and the bows and under trim being a beautiful burgundy wine color. These kinds of attention to detail I can appreciate.
This bra did generally fit but due to the slightly wider wires and the cup depth, I did get more east west shaping which can actually be fine if you don’t want cakes on a plate shaping overall. Since my shape is full on bottom and pendulous I did get quite a bit of bounce when walking due to the materials of this bra being slightly thinner and the lace not being as stretchy and tight as it could be. However, that being said, if I did size down I suspect the bra would hold my tissue a little more snugly. This is one of the tricky parts of fitting soft cup bras for my shape and my asymmetry – in this bra my larger side is happy with the cup depth but my smaller side has wrinkling at the lace section which means it is slightly too large.
I can, however, appreciate the beautiful lace on this bra – it is exquisite! As an aside it does seem that I am on a red bra kick right now…will need to mix it up! And here are the measurements for the 40FF:
Disclaimer: as always these are my opinions as based on my experience and your mileage may vary!