The whole lingerie world has been talking about the Smoothie bra for past months. It was launched quite recently but after a quick web search I couldn’t find the black version in my size in any web store anymore. In fact the black Smoothie seemed to be almost sold-out after a couple of months anywhere I tried to look for it. This didn’t suprise me since it is after all the world’s first molded cup bra up to J-cup and as a F/FF/G girl it was a needed item in my bra collection. I have once tried on the Freya Deco which is a favourite of many lingerie bloggers but the starting point was that I had completely wrong size (28F) so I really didn’t get the idea how it would have fitted in a right size. The Smoothie is definitely structured in a different way e.g in the front and the sides of the bra.
Some of the bloggers who are very petite have experienced the wires to sit quite far in the armpit which can sometimes cause some itching and pain on a small torso. However for a girl like me with a wider ribcage and bigger-than-average bones the bra fits perfectly on me and the wires sit just in the right place. As I said, the front part of the Smoothie is quite different from the Deco as well. As the Deco gives a quite deep cleavage with the low center gore, the Smoothie gives a bit more comfortable feeling for me with its higher center gore and higher-rising cups. I have experienced in the past some bulging out of cups in CK Elegance and Wild styles which have this deep plunge shape as well, so according to that the odds with Deco are not superb for me. Some fellow bloggers have pointed out some issues with the fit but again I have to disagree with some of them. It’s not that I think they’re completely wrong but I must say that the functionality of this style is totally dependent on the breast shape and ribcage width. For my wide-set breasts the center gore was just right and it sat flat on my sternum. When it comes to size I was totally baffled by the information other bloggers had to offer: some said they could take even two or three cup sizes smaller! For me it was the opposite. In Curvy Kate I have consistently opted for 28FF but the first one I tried was actually 30F (a sister size to 28FF). To my amazement it was a bit small in the cup! I couldn’t believe my eyes. The other thing that overwhelmed me was the firmness of the band. I had heard that the band was quite loose so it was quite a surprise as it fitted fairly well. I could have taken the 28-back but it wasn’t available at the moment so I decided the 30 was firm enough for me. After a few uses and a wash it hasn’t loosen yet and I can raise my hands up without the bra moving upwards. So after all I decided to buy 30FF which is great but I think I’ll try the Blush shade next time I hit a lingerie store in 28G. I love love love the shape these give me by the way! It’s great under shirts like this for its seamlessness and definitely better than my Portias and Romances because of the roundness of the cup. A seamed bra can be quite invisible under jersey tops as well depending on the embroidery but in my opinion the Smoothie qives a much more lifted shape under thin tops. Another thing besides the great lift and shape I’d like to point out is the material of the bra. I actually have quite bad exzema which causes terrible itching during the winter time. At the moment in Finland we have about -20 C so I have cuts all over my skin caused my scratching, including my breasts. The smoothie is excellent for those in the same situation since seamed bras can cause a whole lot of irritation and itchiness on a sensitive skin. I actually called Mrs. Divine this morning and they’ll try to order me the Blush version asap so my breasts’ skin will suffer less during this winter 🙂