Any fans of Brastop bras out there, especially Curvy Kate/Flirtelle/Kris Line? Come and talk to me!

(40 Posts)
BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 22:34:23

I want to talk to anyone who owns or has tried on some of the bras from Brastop and can be bothered to chat, basically. I know there are some bra obsessives out there, so here's hoping. grin

Any Curvy Kate/Flirtelle/Kris Line fans out there?

I bought the Emily on the strength of reviews, in 6 sizes, and it just didn't excite me shape wise. It sort of sat there doing not much at all!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 08-Jan-13 00:07:19

Banders I'm not sure - it could be the Emily, that sounds familiar.

I need uplift too, lots of it. My favourite bra atm is a Fantasie balconette, gives me a good shape.

Thanks for the link Sorrell smile

BandersnatchCummerbund Tue 08-Jan-13 00:14:53

Exactly Statistically!

Ali, do feel free to hijack if you want to talk about different bras before ordering...I reckon between the lot us we've probably tried quite a few! Can you link to the Fantasic balconette that's your favourite so we can see which one it is?

I need to go to bed now, but will check back tomorrow. Thanks for coming to chat, fellow bra obsessives. grin

treaclesoda Tue 08-Jan-13 09:19:45

Can I join the chat for bit of advice?

I can't get on with the Deco, it gapes at the top of the cups and sort of twists in the middle, so the wires aren't sitting where they should be. Tried several sizes, with a good fitter and she concluded that its just not right for my shape. But I love the shape that it makes me - rounded, uplifted and somehow more, er, compact!

Can anyone suggest a bra I could try that might produce a similar shape? Am usually 32g or gg in Fantasie, Panache and Freya.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 08-Jan-13 09:28:03

Thank you - very rude of me to just barge in last night! grin

I've just had a look on Fantasie's website, and the one I have and love is a Helena.

I am so obsessed with bras atm. I tried loads back in September and really couldn't find one that I liked - the Helena is one I've had for a while which had got a teeny bit loose, but I have put about 3lbs on over Christmas and now it fits perfectly. I'd like to lose about 10lbs and then look again!

DolomitesDonkey Tue 08-Jan-13 09:48:29

I've got the Showgirl and tbh I don't like wearing it out of the house. It's obscene. Giant Chin-Jugs aren't a good look on anyone outside the Moulin Rouge, although 10/10 for lift.

treaclesoda Tue 08-Jan-13 09:49:45

But if your head gets tired, you could always rest your chin on them grin

DolomitesDonkey Tue 08-Jan-13 09:51:32

I could rest my dinner plate on them and forego cutlery! grin

I had a corset custom made to go under my wedding dress, and the first fitting the woman had made it to the right measurements but kind of hadn't factored in how big my boobs are when deciding on the height of the chest space. I actually physically could rest my chin on them.

Treacle, are you specifically after a moulded bra (a la the Deco) or is it a plunge?

For plunges - try the Bravissimo Satine, the Freya Lauren Padded plunge, and the various ones from Curvy Kate. Curvy Kate have just brought out a moulded too, called the Smoothie. I haven't tried it.

A slightly random suggestion, but I would also suggest trying the Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless. It stops at a G cup but the cups are huge ( I am a 30H/HH and wear a 32G in it) but it gives a lovely plunge shape and great cleavage. I often wear it where I don't need strapless but do need boobage!

SorrelForbes Tue 08-Jan-13 13:23:02

I've just bought a Cleo Juna which is a padded balconette. Very good uplift.

treaclesoda Wed 09-Jan-13 11:09:56

Thanks for the advice. Doesn't have to be moulded cups, but I just happened to be impressed with the shape that the Deco gave me.

The Cleo Juna looks good, and possibly the Bravissimo one too. I have two Bravissimo bras, one of them is a great fit (well, it was when new, but its knackered now!) and the other one, the Alana I think, isn't such a nice shape, it seems to point them a bit outwards and make them flat and pointy! But it is comfortable. Its the holy grail isn't it - a good shape that it comfortable too!

SorrelForbes Wed 09-Jan-13 11:17:44

Ewa Michalak wink

strumpetpumpkin Wed 09-Jan-13 13:13:31

i cant stand the deco. Ive kept it as its my only strapless, but just feels so bulky and you can really feel youre wearing it. Too structured and firm.

Chloe1992 Sat 23-Feb-13 13:30:42

Hi
My favourite is Fantasie. I wear the smoothing t shirt bra and normally buy it from Clara-Olivia Lingerie www.clara-olivia.com as they sometimes have discounts. I think they currently have a voucher code for 15off at the moment on all lingerie and swimwear. I also love the Fantasie Elodie which is a bit more luxurious and my favourite Freya bra is Rio. I get all these from Clara-Olivia. I swapped over to them a few years back and have always been pleased with their service.

WildThong Sat 23-Feb-13 13:59:10

Hi, I've got this CK here and this CK here
The fluerty is a perfect fit, uplift without push-together, the Tempt Me is definitely more up and together and a bit too cleavegy for me. I have a lovely Kriss Line but its a wee bit smaller in the cup so I don't wear it much which is a bit of a shame.

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