Well, well, well, I've been trying out a well known Curvy Kate bra: The Daily Boost.
I've heard mostly skepticism about the fit on this one - in fact I can't remember seeing someone who fit it well, so I didn't plan to give it a shot.
But, with the news of the Curvy Kate Lola being based on the Daily Boost, I was suddenly very keen to find my right fit in this bra! Plus, I need a beige bra, so I gave it a shot.
I started of getting it in 34JJ, and the band was too large, but I couldn't quite decide on the cup - It was definitely too large on my smaller boob, but that's no news. So focusing on the larger boob, it could gape a bit, but with tightening the straps, I could easily be closed, and the shape was quite good.
The 32JJ was definitely too small:
|Quadro-boobing on the larger boob|
though slight gaping on the smaller
|Even with the straps off, it quadro boobed on the larger boob|
|Even when really trying to shove my boob in there,|
it made orange-in-glass fold
The 32K was better, but still didn't look at all as big as the 34JJ had:
|And still folded a bit|
I might have been able to live with the orange-on-glass if the shape had been otherwise great (like I do with my Ewa Michalak bras) but it wasn't: Very odd profile, the top panel had corners going from breast to cup, and from top panel to bottom panel, and they were also very east-west pointing. All in all, it seemed like the top panel was just too large.
Very odd. I can see why this bra has caused some troubles.
I'd say the best shape for this bra, is bottom heavy in the sides, if that makes sense? Which I sort of do have, but still a bit tricky.
In conclusion, I'll go for the 34JJ in future - the Lola Babydoll probably won't be used in very support-needing situations anyway, but if needed, I can just alter that band down a little bit.