Hi y’all! I’m so sorry I didn’t get to do the review in time – let’s just say that life is pretty unpredictable here in UK especially being an international student. And to be honest, I really love it that way! Never know when we have a drink or when you find yourself wondering in the city centre looking for the right bus stop (which happened to me last evening..). Anyways, I’m back with the review and hope you enjoy it! 🙂 xx
Curvy Kate “Tease Me” always holds a special place in my heart since it was the first bra I bought in my correct size back when I was eighteen. It was in size 30E which sounds laughable right now but back then it did really feel comfortable and well-fitting. And it was, until my boobs grew a bit and I proceeded to buy the exact same bra AND colourway in 28FF. Only a cupsize bigger but still, it did the job. As you may have guessed at this point Tease Me was one of my favourite bras which is why I wouldn’t give it up, I refused to let go of my sexy yet comfy darling. About a couple of months ago I had to admit that my sweet dear Tease Me was way too small for me and I needed to replace it asap. So I decided to wait until I got to UK and here I am, a proud owner of Tease Me in the new magnificent Black/Scarlet colourway.
Design: I must confess I’m not much of a frilly kinda girl usually but with this design Curvy Kate strikes straight into my heart. To some the style is definitely waaay too much of everything but just looking at this set makes me happy. When I put it on I can’t help but to lounge around in my lingerie for a moment – Tease Me is definitely made of pure sexiness.
The cups are constructed with vertical seaming and three parts and they give you the most striking “cakes-on-a-plate” cleavage thanks to the balconette style of the bra. The gore is quite high so if you have problems with high gores I would not recommend this bra to you. For my average-set breasts this gore is definitely fine and tacks beautifully to my sternum.
When it comes to colour combos I’d say Curvy Kate is definitely the queen of fun, flirty AND sexy. They have so many wonderful colours lined up for spring and I can’t wait to try out their new offerings – even the same sets I’ve bought before (*cough* Portia *cough*)! This is why I’m hooked on CK; they manage to bring out their beloved best-sellers in new fabulous shades that keep the customers wanting more. When I saw Tease Me released online in this amazingly sexy Black/Scarlet colourway I decided right away to snatch it up at some point.
Fit: When it comes to fit CK has faced some issues in the past and are still making an huge effort to constantly improve their fit. I have had problems with their non-padded bras not doing well with my full-on-top boobs but their padded balconettes definitely suit my breast shape. Tease Me gives me a wonderfully rounded look that is very suitable for everyday use even with the frills and all. Truth to be told, the frills hardly even show through shirts and dresses which is why I wear this bra quite often.
The cups of this bra are quite shallow which is why I went for 30GG instead of my usual G cup. They fit me almost perfectly even with the other cup gaping just a tiny bit because of my size difference. I have noticed that I usually have to pick between either bulging or gaping because of the difference so I decided to go for the less awkward choice. The band is just wonderful; maybe just a little forgiving for a 30 band and it has three hooks and eyes for extra support and comfort. This is literally my most comfortable bra band I’m currently wearing.
The wires of the bra are just the right length for me which is quite rare. I would say that they’re not particularly narrow nor wide which suits me perfectly. Also they come up quite low which mean no pinching in my armpit or any discomfort whatsoever.
Comfort: Absolutely brilliant! This is one those bras that you don’t feel when wearing them (just the same sensation I had with my Parfait Charlotte). The wires don’t poke me, the lace does not irritate my skin and even the straps haven’t fallen a single time when wearing the bra. I have to give the straps some special credit since they are made of stretchy elastics out of material that is really comfy. They are also fully-adjustable which makes this bra easier to wear on various body types and makes them extra supportive.
If I could give Curvy Kate one tip to improve this bra it would probably be to change the inner material of the cups. As many of you know I suffer from excema which makes me crave for bras with a cotton lining. My breasts are itching sometimes horribly and cotton certainly soothes the skin and relieves some of the irritation.
All in all CK has once again blown me away with their Tease Me set and I can’t wait to try on their other styles that will be launched during this spring! Have anyone of you my lovely readers tried on Tease Me? If so, how did like it? Let me know in the comments! xx