Like a fairytale, Curvy Kate‘s Princess bra is a classic and – as it prepares to launch in to yet another two seasons – certainly aiming to be as timeless. With its signature ribbon stitching along the cup and its simple, everyday shape, Princess continues to win loyal fans… but Busts 4 Justice here still hadn’t managed to try it. I know, I know.
But finally, I have here in my paws – in this beautiful teal colour with a pink ribbon trim. Regular readers will know that I always try bras in what I understand to be my ‘size zero’ – as in, my bra size as calculated without adding inches to my underbust measurement – of a 30G. This tends to be a reliable starting point, and the most consistent way to gauge how a bra fits compared to others. But equally reliably, I find a lot of Curvy Kate styles to run slightly small in the cup – so as with my review of the Daily Boost and Tempt Me I ordered a 30GG. I’m glad I did – once again, sizing up by one in the cup works perfectly for Curvy Kate. Does anyone else share my need to consistently size up with this brand?
The 30GG is spot on size wise, and gives a perfectly rounded shape and a natural cleavage – less ‘full cup and trussed up’ than similar-ish style Portia. The cups are angled slightly so it does rather make the boobs point outwards (not Madonna style, but certainly retro). This style can work well for wide set breasts – and indeed the center wires are much wider than you find on other brands. The underwire tracks comfortably along my body, and the support is fantastic. My only niggle – my pea in this vibrant lacy fairytale – is that the seaming along that signature ribbon is a little irritating at first. It’s an easy nuisance to forget, but it does make the bra feel a little cheaper than it looks. Still, the rich colour certainly brightened this bitter grey day – I think I can take a moment of rough with this smooth.
Curvy Kate’s Princess is widely available in a range of colours and in sizes 28-40 D-K (although you can often grab a great deal at Brastop). Keep your eyes peeled for this beautiful Orchid colour – getting ready to drag you out of the darkness and in to spring.