Bra Breakdown and Review: Curvy Kate Ellace, 28F & 30E

Hello readers!!  Tonight I’m breaking down my favorite unlined bra to date: Curvy Kate Ellace.  When I first set out on my ABTF journey, Curvy Kate was a relatively new brand known for an enormous size range but very poor scaling throughout that size range.  CK’s bras had wide wires, were shallow, and usually demanded a lot of upper fullness or tall roots.  As a result, the narrow and projected majority of us got the dreaded “Curvy Kate Upside Down 7s” shape.  A couple of seasons ago, Curvy Kate must have listened to customer feedback because they drastically improved the fit of

Bra Review: Comexim Ginger 3HC, 60HH

Good afternoon lovelies!  Today I’m taking a brief look at another 3 part half cup by Comexim – the Ginger.  Ginger is typically offered as a deep plunge cut which is much too wide and shallow for my shape, so I asked Anna if Comexim could make it as a 3HC.  Since they are so accommodating to customer requests and willing to try about anything, they did and I’m very pleased with the results. Despite sizing down to a 60H in the plunge cut, I am still wearing a 60HH in Comexim’s padded half cups.  Ginger is a bit big

Bra Review: Cleo Piper longline, 30F

Cleo Piper is one of those bras that absolutely stole my heart from the second it was previewed in the AW16 collection.  Cobalt blue?  An unlined longline?  A 4 part cup design?  YES to all, please!!  I told myself as soon as I could find one for sale I was snapping it up and cost wasn’t a problem. So when I got lucky and saw a tweet from Poinsettia Lingerie about how they had a limited stock of Pipers up for grabs, I had my credit card whipped out and the transaction completed in no more than 60 seconds.  I

Bra Review: Anna Pardal for Comexim Lady Grey 3HC; 60HH

Good evening readers!  I’ve been on a magical vacation to the Rocky Mountains this past week, but now I am back with a new review for you!  Anna Pardal was a luxury line designed for and manufactured by Comexim, and sadly she closed her doors last year.  I initially wasn’t a fan of the Lady Grey design, but over time it grew on me.  I asked Comexim a while back if they still had any fabric left and if there’s any way I could snag a half cup.  I was in luck.  Since I ordered this directly from Comexim it was

Bra Review: Ewa Michalak CHP Słowianki, 65FF

Good evening lovelies!  Today I’m reviewing my favorite floral bra ever, the CHP Słowianki.  I’m more of a 28FF/30F these days, and this is a 65FF but fits very similarly to my Gazeta.  So, I’d say it runs slightly small in the cups, and Gazeta runs slightly big in the cups.  It runs very tight in the band, stretching only to 28″ making it just right for my 27″ underbust. Typically I’m not a floral fan, with the exception of my watercolor-like Colette and this lovely Słowianki.  I think what makes this bra so interesting to me is the stark white floral

Bra Review: L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Casie, 32E altered to 28FF

Lately I’ve been itching to branch out and try different brands, with more delicate aesthetics.  I have a burning passion for luxury lingerie, but not always a budget that can fulfill that passion 😉 But when I found Casie, I just had to try it.  Her sweet baby pink color and intricate sunburst embroidery drew me in.  I can see myself lounging around on lazy weekends in the above outfit, feeling like a princess. Agent Provocatuer offers a somewhat limited size range, from UK 32-38 A-E.  I may or may not have seen some F cups floating around the interwebs, but generally

Bra Review: Ewa Michalak S Colette 60G + M Briefs

Good morning!  It’s a depressing, rainy day here so I thought I’d review my brand new EM Colette with its pastel summery floral feel.  I received this set for review from the wonderful Aisha at Zathiya – and if your size isn’t in stock she can likely order it for you!  She is also carrying a trial run of Avocado lingerie now so hurry over to her site if you’ve ever wanted to try them!  She’s based right here in Texas, USA.  I’m not a fan of florals, but Colette stole my heart with its somewhat abstract print and muted color

Bra Review: Comexim Annika 3HC, 60HH

Look at me go – 2 reviews in one week 🙂 Comexim Annika is a stunning brown and copper bra you can find right here on Zathiya.  It feels very much like the perfect autumn bra – I can see myself lounging around in Annika and a soft sweater with a mug of hot chocolate.  I’ve had my eyes on Annika ever since it was released as a plunge cut a few months ago, so when Aisha at Zathiya asked if I’d like to review the half cup version of it, I was over the moon excited. I’m totally smitten with the

Bra Review: Gorteks Marilyn, EU 65G

Good afternoon!  I have a review I’m excited to share today.  For those keeping track, I’ve been desperately searching for a beige unlined bra to function as a nude for me during warm summer months.  I’ve searched all the UK brands and both Comexim and Ewa Michalak and not found anything that fits and is functional.  So I decided to branch out and try a brand I could find very little information on.  I found no measurements or reviews for this particular bra so it was a total shot in the dark!  I took a chance… you know… for bra

Bra Review: Freya Deco Strapless, 32E

The quest for a usable strapless continues.  Back today with a review of a bra I’ve previously owned in a different size, sold, and now purchased again!  Strapless bras are, by design due to simple gravity, a shape mismatch for my narrow and projected breasts.  Without straps, cups have to be wide, shallow, tall, and likely stiff and bands have to be tight to hold the bra up and keep breasts contained and close to the chest wall.  That said, I’ve always been on the hunt for the “best” of the strapless world, because it really is a summer wardrobe