Curvy Kate Entice (not a full review…)

Earlier this year, I almost ordered the Curvy Kate Entice via zulily. But I stalled too long and it was no longer available. When I found the Entice on zulily again, I had enough store credit and I went ahead and ordered it. Lately, I’ve been fitting 30Gs, 30GGs, and 28Hs… but I heard that the Curvy Kate Entice ran a bit small in the cup, so I ordered a 28HH.

entice overflow

Maybe I should have ordered a 28J or 30HH? The band is slightly snug (but also too lose with an extender) and the cups might be a bit too small in volume… but the strangest part is that the inner section of the cup is tiny relative to the outer section, which ends up smooshing my boobs east-west… and dragging me down. Not a pretty look. It also kind of flattens me, which is an impressive feat.

Since it’s just very much the wrong size, I don’t really want to review it in this size. (Though maybe if the fit is THIS off, it wouldn’t be unfair to review it in this size?) Anyway, here are some more pictures:

entice front 3

entice front 4

entice side 1

 

If it were cut more like the Tease Me, the too-smallness wouldn’t be as much of a problem… but the inner section is really flattening and the bra comes in at the top, making quad-boob more obvious. (Side note:  I’d LOVE to see the Tease Me in this colourway…)

If anyone is looking for this bra in a 28HH, I’d love to trade this for a 28J or 30HH! It’s a really, really gorgeous set, though, and, if I can’t find a 30HH or 28J to exchange this with, then I’m going to try to make it work.

Bra alterations: sleep bra from a Parfait Casey

When my old (very, very used) 30G Casey first popped an underwire, I tried to fix it. It held up for a few more wears, but the wire popped out again. While the Casey is one of my favourite bras, the 30G had always been a bit too small in the cup and, after a few sad attempts to fix it, I figured I’d just give up on it and maybe use it for parts (I do occasionally sew). As I was cutting out the underwires to use in another project, though, I was inspired to try the bra on sans-wires.

wireless front 2

wireless front 1

wireless side 1

wireless side 2

While it didn’t give much lift without the wires, it was incredibly comfortable and the moulded cups left it with enough support to be useful. Excited by the idea of a 30G wireless bra, I sewed the underwire channels closed and took it for a “test-drive” the next day. While I did manage to wear it for the entire day, I think it’s much better suited as a sleep/lounge bra.

The cups were too small to begin with, and, without the wires, the gore sits even farther away from my sternum…

wireless gore

…but, for a sleep bra, it’s not a huge issue.

I’ve been wearing the bra to bed and while hunching over my computer to write papers, and I’m quite amazed by how comfortable it is. Going braless has always taken a toll on my back, but wearing underwires all the time is really uncomfortable. This seems to solve the problem quite well. So while I’d probably  never buy a wire-less bra (money is tight), this is a great way to get some extra mileage out of old bras after the underwires break/pop out/etc!