This bra at a glance
Type of bra: Strapless
Why I like it: It gives you the versatility of a strapless bra, while still being comfy and reliable.
Where to wear it: Weddings, parties, as well as everyday wear
Recommended sizes: DD to J cups
Available sizes: 28D, 28DD, 28E, 28F, 28FF, 28G, 28GG, 28H, 28HH, 28J
30D, 30DD, 30E, 30F, 30FF, 30G, 30GG, 30H, 30HH, 30J
32D, 32DD, 32E, 32F, 32FF, 32G, 32GG, 32H, 32HH, 32J
34D, 34DD, 34E, 34F, 34FF, 34G, 34GG, 34H, 34HH, 34J
36D, 36DD, 36E, 36F, 36FF, 36G, 36GG, 36H, 36HH, 36J
38D, 38DD, 38E, 38F, 38FF, 38G, 38GG, 38H, 38HH, 38J
Where to buy: BareNecessities
Why I recommend this bra
First and foremost, when searching for a plus-size bra, especially if it’s a strapless bra, you shouldn’t expect to encounter a wide range of sizes. Unfortunately, this is one of the most annoying facts about many bra brands. You find a bra you absolutely love, but it isn’t available in your size. From time to time you’ll have a pushy bra fitter have you try on an incorrect size and try to persuade you to go with it. It just isn’t worth the drama, so you end up giving on the idea of a strapless bra altogether.
The Curvy Kate Luxe strapless bra caters to the needs of busty girls in every possible way. Most importantly, you are bound to find the fitting size, without a shadow of a doubt. Moreover, although strapless bras aren’t commonly a busty girl’s first choice, prepare for this strapless bra to rock your world.
Comfort and security don’t necessarily have to come from straps. As a matter of fact, the bra construction should be what keeps the boobies up and sitting. This is the case with this strapless bra, thanks to the innovative vertically seamed cups.
All about the bra
Although it is mainly a strapless bra, you can definitely add the straps and go with a more conventional style. It is therefore very versatile, and definitely convertible. What I love the most about this strapless bra is that you don’t have to spend so much time trying to figure out how you’re going to adjust your outfit. Since you can remove the straps, your upper body can remain bare, so you can show your shoulders and décolletage in a more feminine way. It is an absolute must with over-the-shoulder outfits, such as mini dresses, or those cute summer tops.
If the thought of a strapless bra makes you think about all that tugging and pulling you had to go through with some of the previous models you’re worn, you can definitely rest assured that this strapless bra won’t occupy all your time. I know how annoying it is to keep checking on your bra while at a wedding, or a party. Furthermore, it can get pretty obvious, and you definitely don’t want to be the girl who was adjusting her dress all night long.
The Curvy Kate strapless bra has an innovative lifting system, which uses vertically seamed cups. Since the cups are foam-lined, they’ll definitely provide the support and uplift in the bust area. Additionally, there’s a silicone lining which will ensure that your strapless bra sticks onto your skin and keeps the cleavage popping.
How does the bra fit?
Coming from my 32DD client, this strapless bra is an altogether great bra, which offers amazing support, and feels silky on the skin. This is one of the most important traits in a strapless bra, since sometimes it can be too tightly-fitting, in order to keep the level of security and support high enough. Also, this client has worn the bra with the straps, and she found that the bra works that way, too. She hasn’t noticed any slipping or tightness in the shoulder area once she added the straps.
One of my longtime, regular clients, who’s a 32K wearer, got this particular strapless bra for a party. She ended up wearing it on everyday basis, as well, since she was so pleasantly surprised with the fit, and the shape it was creating. While holding everything in place, it also forms a cleavage which is hard to look away from.
Is the bra comfortable?
Every single person who has complimented the way this strapless bra fits, has also spoken highly of the comfort it provides. As a matter of fact, with this strapless bra you don’t have to choose between one and the other. The security and the comfort aren’t mutually exclusive, and it is precisely what makes this strapless bra one of a kind.
This highly supportive, unique strapless bra isn’t one of those models which will start slipping after a couple of hours. I’m sure you’ve had issues of strapless bras moving and falling down the moment it gets a little bit warmer. Since the cups are foam-lined, you won’t experience any tugging or tightness. Moreover, the silicone lining inside the cups gently presses onto the skin, without grabbing or pulling. After a long day of wearing Curvy Kate strapless bra, you won’t see any redness, or marks.
How does the bra look?
When it comes to the actual design of the bra, I don’t think it would necessarily make the cut if you were looking for the prettiest strapless bras out there. The exterior is fairly simple and minimalistic, lacking detailing, which I often find unnecessary with this kind of bras anyway. Considering all the other factors that this bra has gathered into one, the beauty of the design doesn’t even come close to the priority list.
However, I definitely don’t find the design to be anywhere near dull. It is a rather classic, feminine model, which can be found in three colors: ivory, black, and biscotti – a great universal nude.
This strapless bra also has soft boning, which is additional support and prevention against rolling. If you do choose to include the straps, I’m sure you’ll love the fact that they’re convertible, adjustable, and on top of it all very stretchy.
Where to wear this bra
Since this bra brings a world of possibilities when it comes to outfit choices, I guess it is up to you to decide what to pair it with, and how to present it. Since it is a strapless bra, most of the girls choose to wear it for special occasions, such as weddings, and birthdays.
The incredible support it offers, alongside the beautiful cleavage, are a great combination for strapless dresses and tops. Also, you’ll be needing a support system such as this one if you plan on dancing, chasing after your little one on a children’s birthday party, or pretty much doing anything else other than sitting and being a silent observer (which I’m sure isn’t the case with most of you).
On the other hand, this is definitely one of the bras you’ll reach for even if you’re not planning on dressing up that day. Since it is convertible, you can add the straps and wear it underneath your everyday outfits; when you’re running errands, or picking up the kids from school. The lack of texture makes the bra blend in with different materials.
My bra review
In summary, I can definitely confirm the numerous positive reviews you can find about this strapless bra. It will give you everything you’d possibly want in a strapless bra, and when you’re done wearing your glamorous outfit, you can add the straps and wear it every single day, no matter what you throw on top of it.