With such an array of sexy lingerie available nowadays, from Ann Summers to Agent Provocateur to Coco de Mer, women have a lot of choice when it comes to injecting a bit of seductive glamour into their underwear drawers. The only problem with these brands, is that they often don't cater for a wide enough range of back sizes or larger cup sizes. Since finding out my correct bra size (28FF), I was worried that finding 'sexy' bras for a small back size and bigger bust would be a next to impossible task...until I stumbled across 'Curvy Kate'.
'Curvy Kate' is a fairly new brand, created in 2009, providing lingerie for cup sizes D to K. Their philosophy is to give "curvy women a wide choice of beautiful lingerie that fits and flatters their fabulous figure". 'Curvy Kate' is well known for using 'real', curvy women, who more accurately reflect the shapes of their customers. Aside from striving to promote a healthy and realistic body image for women, they "target the young fashion conscious customer", whilst still appealing to older ages.
A company that boasts good fit and are on the cutting edge of fashionable and sexy underwear? Count me in!
I was particularly taken by the 'Curvy Kate' "Showgirl" collection, which features stunning, stylish designs, such as the 'Tease me' and 'Thrill me' bras. The collection is available in a wide range of sumptuous jewel colours and are complimented by lace, bows, ribbon and frill detailing. Very boudoir and just what I was looking for!
The 'Tease me' bra in a gorgeous emerald green really caught my eye. The green is beautifully set off by black piping and lace netting over the main body of the bra and cups. With sexy, balcony cups and such attention to detailing, this bra would make any girl feel like a modern day pin-up!
I purchased the 'Tease me' in both a 28F and 28FF, as sometimes fit can vary a lot between brands. I actually found there to be a lot of difference between the F and FF - the 28F was a bit small in the cups for me, but the 28FF was a bit too big and didn't give the desired shape. Cheryl from 'Invest in your Chest' has also spoken of this exact same sizing incongruency between the 28F and 28FF of this bra. I am not sure if this is an issue across the sizes, but if anyone has any comments on this, I'd love to hear from you. Another point to mention, is that the band was a little looser than some of my other 28 backed bras, so if you are a small 28, you may find the band to be a little bit loose on you.
All in all, I'd say that the 'Tease me' bra scores very highly in aesthetics, but a few improvements could be made to the fit. Despite not achieving a 'perfect fit' from this bra, I was so enamoured by the beauty of the 'Tease me', that I decided to keep the 28F. I'm now on the look out for the 'Thrill me' bra from this same collection, as I'm interested to see how the sizing compares to the 'Tease me'...and who wouldn't be tempted by such a 'thrill'-ing collection?
(Update: I have recently been informed by Becky Mount that a few changes have been made to the 'Tease Me' model for more recent Curvy Kate collections. I would definitely like to try a newer model of the 'Tease Me', to see if they have corrected the sizing/fit incongruency found between the 28F and 28FF of this bra.)