Lingerie Review: Curvy Kate “Tease” Cami in 30H + GIVEAWAY

1 Jul

There are certain styles in the full-bust bra market that will always hold their place in my heart and one of them is the infamous Curvy Kate “Tease” ie the former Showgirl range style Tease Me. Tease Me in cherry/blush was my first extremely well-fitting bra and it made me feel fabulous as well – I had never felt so sexy as I felt in that set. All the ruffles and the delicious colour combo that was actually recently brought back by Curvy Kate, last season to be exact. With the Tease bra set, they also launched the Tease Cami which is lovely ruffly version of the classic romantic balconette style bra. Today I am teaming up with the folks of Curvy, an Australian D+ online retailer, who offered me to try the new Tease Cami in Berry/Black and have also promised to gift two of my lovely readers a set of their choice from the Curvy store selection. Here’s how I liked my old, renewed favourite!

DSC_0006DSC_0016Design: As always, the Tease design is absolutely beautiful and I love all the beautiful ruffles, embroidery and jewel-tone colour combos it comes in. The new cami version is cut open at the front in a way some Disney princesses have their skirts (hehe) and the edge of the hem is adorned with a flowy ruffle. I would perhaps prefer this style in a longer babydoll cut but I do like this one as well. Also the hem part could be a be a bit more voluminous to create more creases and thus be more covering. The colour combo of the new season Tease is quite dark for a summer season but it is created for “bedroom purposes”, so it fits the bill.

The style of the cups is a true padded balconette which is constructed of three pieces and two vertical seams. I have always liked this cup construction and it gives me the perfect Marie Antoinette sort of cleavage. The former Tease bras have been very open at the top making them perfect for FOT breasts but I can see a slight change in the pattern with this particular colourway – it’s a bit more closed at top, meaning it will suit more full-on-bottom shaped breasts now (with me, it seems to create a slight quadboob on my bigger breast).

DSC_0008DSC_0023Fit: I opted for size 30H with the Tease Cami as it is my regular Curvy Kate size – however, I do still have a ss14 Tease in my bradrobe which still fits me at 30GG. I have to report a few differences with these two products, so you can make the right choice with the Cami, if you are thinking of buying one! First of all, the band of the Cami is significantly smaller than the regular CK bands I have tried in the past. Even the Scantilly Peek-a-Boo which is a newer model from the CK sister range fits like all of my previous CK bras – so this is not something they have changed with all of their bras, I think it’s more of a one-off style that happens to run smaller ie more true-to-size in the band. Curvy Kate has been infamous for making quite stretchy bands so far, so all of you petite girls go and buy this beauty right now if you are a CK fan!

The cups are also quite a bit smaller than with most of my CK bras – which I own a plenty! Most of my Curvy Kate bras fit me perfectly in either 30GG or 30H, I would even go and say they are quite generous in cups these days. However, this time the cups proved to be quite small! I would even say they run a full cup size small, so definitely size up with these. If I had tried these in store, I would have loved to have tried a 30HH or a 32H, as I prefer my bands comfortable when lounging (as let’s be honest, this is not a bra for everyday wear at work). Also, as said above, the cups are quite a bit closed at top and the centre of cups is rather shallow, so people with less fullness on top and the centre might enjoy this style more than my boobs. The wires of the Tease are actually pretty decent on me and don’t reach far in my armpit like most of my non-padded CK bras.

DSC_0028DSC_0042Comfort: I believe I have said before here on 2COP that CK Tease has always been my go-to bra for comfort – its soft padding and stretchy band make it easy to wear even around house or being a bit more active than usual. As the Tease Cami provides a firmer bra band than usual, it’s not as comfortable as my Tease bra but still feels good on to wear for lounging purposes. I like this style more than the classic Ritzy babydoll as its wires sit on a better spot for me personally and thus they don’t poke me in the armpits.

What I really like about Curvy Kate is that they make their boudoir style pieces with the same comfort level as their regular everyday bras – who says you can’t be comfy when lounging around or getting frisky in the bedroom?! I refuse to compromise with my comfort level no matter the scenario, so I appreciate CK’s dedication to make all of their sets both beautiful and extremely comfortable.

If you would like to try the Curvy Kate Tease Cami (up to J-cup!) for yourself, the Curvy online store has it on sale for 72 AUD which is a great price. I also really appreciate Australian full-bust shops as they are working in an incredibly demanding field in their country – so show Curvy some love, will you! Curvy would also like to show their love to you and gift two lingerie sets for a raffle! Here comes the important rule: there is one raffle for international readers ie all of you and another for my Australian 2COP readers. 

Here’s a link to the international raffle: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b3aac76b17/?

And here to the Australian one: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b3aac76b18/?

The raffle is open from now on to 15th of July 0:00 GMT and the prize is subject to availability. If you win, you can choose any two piece lingerie set you wish, excluding Primadonna and Scantilly sets. Please complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter widget to gain as many entries as you can! There will be two mandatory entries: commenting on this blog post by answering a question stated in the widget (which set would you choose from Curvy’s selection?) and also by subscribing to Two Cakes on a Plate. Other entries are optional but will increase your chance to win! The winners will be contacted by me soon after the raffle and if the winner(s) fail to reply to my email after a week’s time, another winner will be drawn. Good luck everyone – get entering 😉

40 Responses to “Lingerie Review: Curvy Kate “Tease” Cami in 30H + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Sewing for Cat People July 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    Oh I’d love to win the Scantilly set.
    Shamefully I’ve yet to try out any of Curvy Kate’s bras, but I’ve been tempted!

    • Sewing for Cat People July 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

      But now I that I see the word ‘excluding’ in your sentence (ah excitement!) I’d say I’d go for the ‘Tease Padded Balcony Bra’.

  2. Jessie July 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    So pretty! I entered the contest, if I win I’d want the Luxe bra, I’ve always wanted to try it!

    • Sophie July 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

      I will be reviewing the Luxe this month as well so stay tuned! xx

  3. Val July 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    The Curvy Kate Cabaret immediately caught my eye; too cute!

  4. Tanya July 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m an Aussie and I hadn’t heard of this store until tonight, so thank you!
    I would be indecisive if I won….but I think I’d like to try a Tease too!
    Thanks for the review, and the new store introduction!

  5. B. July 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    I would love to try Scantilly Peek-a-Boo! Thank you for review 🙂

  6. Amanda July 1, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    I would have to try the curvy Kate Florence in blush. It looks like the perfect neutral.

  7. Stephanie July 1, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    Curvy Kate ritzy bra is my fave!

  8. Luciana Capurro July 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    I think I would choose the Cabaret plunge, although there are at least four other sets I would also love to have! But Cabaret it is!

  9. LTAB July 1, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    Another great review and giveaway. The last time I tried CK, I was a different size, so I’d like to try again with Daily Dream or Arizona (those dots) 🙂

  10. Caroline July 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    I would love this tease me set! It’s so pretty!

  11. Flashy Owl July 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    I’d go for the Luxe. Nothing like having all that boob weight literally lifted off your shoulders 😉

    • Amy Mayen July 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

      I’d like to try the Caberet plunge. I’ve also had my eye on a sports bra and swimwear!

  12. RollsAndCurves July 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    I’d definitely pick this!! It’s not made in my size but I don’t care. I need this to live. 😀

  13. Annija July 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

    I’ve always liked Curvy Kate’s designs but so far I only have the Starlet in a size that’s way too small. I think it was the first bra I ordered after discovering /r/ABraThatFits!
    If I won, I think I’d go for Tease because vertical seams are the best option for my shape. I also really like Temptress, ahh, hard to choose!

  14. thepetitecollegiate July 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    If I won (which I never do) I would want to try either Dita or Cabaret. I’ve heard good things about their newer unlined bras, but I haven’t gotten around to trying them myself!

  15. Avigayil July 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    I would love to try the hotmilk Luminous Maternity Bra- Champagne as it looks SO gorgeous. ❤

  16. SS July 2, 2016 at 2:48 am #

    From CK I’d like to try out the Vixen for it’s practicality, but from Scantilly basically everything would go 😃

  17. Busty Diaries July 2, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    What a great promotion! If I won, I’d love to get a Dreamcatcher! 😍

  18. Paeonnia July 2, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    I would love to try some of the Hot milk sets. Chic Maternity & Nursing Bra – Purple and Eclipse Maternity & Nursing Bra – Black are the two I love the most!

  19. kate July 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    Scantilly & Cabaret.

  20. Aaron July 3, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    I might pick the cream-colored Prima Donna By Night Babydoll!

  21. Mandi Smith July 3, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    I really love the Curvy Kate Tease Camisole

  22. Natalie Crossan July 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    I’d love to win the Scantilly set. xx

  23. Paulina July 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    I would love to win the Kitty babydoll – nothing like a piece of lingerie can cheer one up after realising that the Star in a Bra competition is for UK girls only!

  24. Wes from Curvy.com.au July 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    Its so great to collaborate with you on this giveaway. I love the review, it’s so detailed. Good luck to everyone who enters, and don’t forget that the prize includes all brands except for Scantilly and Prima Donna.

  25. Hanna July 5, 2016 at 7:07 am #

    I’d be curious to try the Curvy Kate Smoothie. I had less than stellar luck with the Starlet, and have sworn off moulded bras but sometimes you just need that clean line under clothing. Maybe this would be the one!

  26. Niina4 July 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    http://www.curvy.com.au/curvy-kate-illusion-bra-black-cranberry

    I would defenetly try this beautifull model f illusion bra.

  27. Allison July 6, 2016 at 4:33 am #

    I’ve tried a curvy Kate bra before, I believe it was the Princess style. The band was too stretchy 😦 I think I’d like to try the tease or retry the Princess. I don’t have shops around me that carry my size so I have to stick to online shopping and it’s quite frustrating having to return bras all the time so I’ve just played it safe with panache since I know my size with them. But I’ve always admired Curvy Kate’s designs ❤❤❤

  28. Victoria July 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    I would love to try either the Vixen or Kitty bra!

  29. Vicky July 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    I’d go for the luxe because I’m on the search for a strapless bra!

  30. AJ July 7, 2016 at 3:16 am #

    Your review has convinced me, I’d want to get this Tease Me set!

  31. Isabella Mansfield July 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    I would LOVE to try the Luxe. I haven’t yet found a strapless bra that doesn’t just make my FFs look weirdly wide!

  32. drawingdwarf July 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

    What a tough choice, there are so many cute styles and colors. I’ve been coveting the Tease for a long time and while I’m sad it doesn’t come in green anymore, the Berry is nice too. The Luxe would be so practical though. I haven’t had a strapless in a decade!

  33. Ashley July 9, 2016 at 5:22 am #

    I would love the Luxe, I would love a strapless bra, but don’t need one especially a ill fitting expensive one. I think this one could actually work though.

  34. wcs53 July 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    I’d probably go for the Ritzy babydoll

  35. Emma July 9, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

    I’d love to try the Luxe – it’s that time of year and my bradrobe is oddly bereft of staples – like either skintone or strapless bras – so a bra that ticks both boxes would be awesome! I like your new review of it too :-).

  36. Candace July 13, 2016 at 6:03 am #

    I’ve been looking for a good strapless bra, but they are so expensive. If I won this raffle, I would definitely choose the Luxe! It sounds like an AMAZING bra!

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