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

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BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 22:34:23

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SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 22:36:36

Here I am grin.

I own a couple of Curvy Kate's (both ordered from Brastop). I don't have any Flirtelles or Kris Line bras unfortuantely.

I'm a fan of Fauve (also ordered from Brastop).

BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 22:40:47

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SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 22:43:43

I have a Curvy Kate Showgirl Thrill Me and a Curvy Kate Showgirl Tease Me, both in my usual size of a 30G.

I tried a Curvy Kate Wild Bra in Bravissimo last week in a 30G. It was indecent!

BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 22:48:51

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BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 22:53:08

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SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:02:24

Yep the Wild is very much a plunge, push together type shape. I didn't seem to be too big for the cups, I just felt incredibly uncovered!

I've found that my CKs have really stretched since I bought them. I suspect that if I even put on half a stone, I'll need to go up a cup but at the moment they're just about ok.

My Fauve bras (Lucia and Maya half cups) give a very similar uplifted shape. The best bra I found so far for uplift though is my Ewa Michalak CH Karmelki. The shape is absolutely amazing, very rounded and 'up'. Possibly too much uplift for some but I'm short waisted so need them hoisted up as far as they'll go! I went up a band size in this bra as I found the 30 too tight.


I have Fauve, Kris Line and Curvy Kates

The WIld (which I don't have) is I believe the same as the Tempt Me. WWhich means you need to go up - probably 2 cup sizes. I went up 1 and it's not quite enough. The "tempt me" is a together and up kind of bra, but it does give major cleavage. I would only ever wear it with a v-neck or plunging top. I also have the Tease Me, which I would say runs closer to true than the Tempt me.

Kris Line - runs small (especially in the back) BUT the uplift is like nothing else. My across bust measurement in the Kris Line (an unpadded one!) is the same as I get if I bend forward and let my boobs hang at a 90 degree angle. It's that good.

Fauve are lovely - more expensive but beautiful quality. I think they run a bit big in the cup compared to Freya, and definitely compared to CK.

SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:03:50

Sorry, meant to say that I own a Deco plunge and rarely wear it as I find I gape at the top and it's just not very comfortable. My sister was fitted with one (28F) in Bravissimo last week and is taking it back as she found it excruiating to wear.

BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 23:23:43

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I didn't go up a back size in my KL but I can actually fit in to a 28 in a lot of brands (in fact discovered I had been accidentally wearing an old 28 the other day - same one in 2 sizes!) and my 30 KL is tight, so I would definitely give it a try.

The Curvy Kate plunges do definitely lift me too, but I don't wear plunges as a day to day really because falling forward can be a bit of an issue. Which is fine in a plunging neck top as it doesn't really show, but a disaster at work in a normal top! Have you tried the Bravissimo Satine - it's a bit of a safer plunge and it's not a single piece moulded so it fits better.

Oh, I have this kris line - doesn't look much but I do have awesome boobs in it

SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:39:54

Yes I tried a 65G but it was too tight so bought a 70G (32). Interestingly I tried another if their bras (Biskopty CH) but found it too big in a 32 back (it was also too big in the cup).

The Karmelki is fairly similar in shape to the Ck Thrill me and the Fauve Maya but gives way more 'up and outage'! The Biszkopty analog A&E an an amazing shape too so may have another go at finding my size in that one. EW has now started a new range called CHP which I'm planning to try soon. The Bratki CHP and Mak CHP look promising. They're so reasonably priced too!

BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 23:40:07

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BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 23:41:21

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SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:42:22

I have no idea what happened up there!

Should have said 'The Biszkopty gives an amazing shape'

SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:43:39

I will! Do you post on Bratabse?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 07-Jan-13 23:46:48

Ugh maybe Curvy Kate are better if you are slim with big boobs then? I wear either a 36 or 34 back - and this is my actual measurement rather than the M&S version!
I have one Curvy Kate which seemed fab when I first had it, but now gives my boobs an odd shape, and not much uplift.
I tried ordering a few different sizes and going up a cup because the one I had seemed a bit tight, but then the larger cup was suddenly VAST and rested too far down my torso (I am pretty short which could be the problem).

I need to go to a shop, don't I? <sigh>

SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:49:32

Yes, probably worth a trip to a good fitter! At the risk of sounding like I'm on commission, have a look at the EW bras.

I don't like any of the unpadded Curvy Kate bras - I bought a load in a variety of sizes and they all went back. Their Showgirl Range is quite good though.

(and I'm not slim - a very flabby size 14 but strangely narrow backed!)

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 07-Jan-13 23:52:20

Ah ok - I never try any padded ones. I always feel that at 36GG/H there is sufficient without padding! Perhaps I should try one.

Sorrell - what is EW?

SorrelForbes Mon 07-Jan-13 23:57:08

Ewa Michalak.

I don't like any of the CK unpadded bras either. Their Emily bra was very disappointing.

BandersnatchCummerbund Mon 07-Jan-13 23:59:41

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BandersnatchCummerbund Tue 08-Jan-13 00:01:29

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try leia for Fauve - they have some great deals sometimes. I have the Lucia, but in the balcony. it's lush.

I didn't get on with the Thrill Me - only because of the detailing at the top which showed through all my clothes. I don't find the Tease Me looks particularly padded - it more just gives me a lovely shape. I suspect the degree of jiggle depends on how full your boobs are on top - if you have a more rounded shape it may be more obvious.

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