Last month, I was lucky enough to visit Moda in Birmingham, which meant I got to preview lots of the new styles coming out next Spring/Summer. I’m planning on sharing previews for the different collections I saw over the next week or two, but let’s start with one of the big favourites, Curvy Kate! This season from Curvy Kate features lots of tropical orange/reds, bubblegum pink, sunny yellow, topaz and violet.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the bras I tried while looking for my size in Curvy Kate Gia (full post here). While I didn’t keep any of them, trying them made me more confident about the size I would need. So, when I saw AW13’s Purple/Black colourway on sale at Brastop a couple of months ago, I decided to give her another chance.
As before, I went for the 30K, and I am pleased to say that the Purple/Black colourway was everything I expected and more. Continue reading
Curvy Kate are a fairly young brand in the full-bust world, but they are constantly coming out with new styles and revamping the older ones. The Gia is a style that was introduced in Autumn 2012, and I’ve been eyeing it since. However, at the start of my bra-fitting journey, I had found that I did not get along with many of Curvy Kate’s earlier styles, and with plenty of other bras that fit me at a 30JJ, I saw no reason to take a risk…until I went up to a 30K/KK about a year ago, and suddenly found that my options became much more limited. So, seeing it on sale in August last year, I decided to try out both the Seafoam and Cherry/Blush colourways. This is mostly a quick comparison of the bras I tried while looking for a good fit, so won’t be quite as detailed as my usual reviews.
Curvy Kate‘s Showgirl cuts are some of their most popular pieces, combining gorgeous designs with amazing cakes-on-a-plate style cleavage. Until recently, most of Curvy Kate’s Showgirl cuts were only available in 28-30 D-J and corresponding sister sizes, and the small cups and loose bands meant the actual size range was smaller than it seemed at face value. Of course, this didn’t stop me from stuffing myself into them, but I wished the size range could increase. So, I was happy to see that Curvy Kate have been gradually increasing their range of styles and sizes, as well as altering their sizing with customer feedback. In SS14, they introduced a few padded half-cups styles covering 28-38 D-J: the Carmen longline, the Ritzy half-cup, and the Ritzy babydoll. This review is of the Ritzy bra, though the babydoll should fit similarly.
My current usual size is 30K in most brands, with a 14 in briefs. As my usual size wasn’t available, and knowing CK briefs often run small, I opted for a 32J bra and 16 briefs. Continue reading