Monday, 9 January 2012

Curvy Kate Thrill Me Grape Jade

My final set as part of my prize for winning the Curvy Kate 'Name the Bra' competition was the Thrill Me in grape/jade.

Curvy Kate Showgirl Thrill Me Bra Grape/Jade
Image courtesy of Curvy Kate

I was attracted to this set by the contrasting colours which clash but somehow seem to complement each other.

As with the other Showgirls I tried, I had to go for the largest cup available in my band size so went for the 32HH:




This set is such a beautiful colour in reality (and in the pics, of course, but when you see it yourself the colour is so vibrant and engaging) and the satin-effect fabric is the perfect choice as it highlights the tones and hues of the shade.

The padded halfcups cups are very similar in design to the Tease Me but without the lace overlay.  Instead, the Thrill Me cups are plain but for the jade green contrasting lace along the tops of the cups which is interlaced with grape ribbon, and the delicate grape mesh frill peeping out above it.  There is a pretty grape bow on the central gore and on each of the cups where the straps connect.

The band is of average stretch and there are three rows of three hooks.  The straps are fully adjustable and match the colour of the cups perfectly.  It is plain to see that hard work went into ensuring the colours were absolutely spot on with this set.

I was sent the high waisted briefs to complete the set (I had asked for the shorts with removable suspenders) and if the bra had fitted I would have been very pleased to have these briefs instead of the shorts to vary up the sets a little.  High waisted briefs are very flattering and suit my super-curvy shape well.  These briefs have a sheer mesh backside area, which is very sexy but also practical as you don't get frills or anything showing through your clothes.

But woe is me, for as you can plainly see from the pics above, there is no way this bra can pass as even 'sort of' fitting me.  From the front it looks quite good but from the side there is no escaping (or perhaps far too much escaping!!) that I need maybe two or more cup sizes bigger.

I have reviewed the Tease Me Black/Wine and the Tempt Me Black/Gold elsewhere on my blog.

I must say I have been very impressed with the quality fabrics used by Curvy Kate to make the Showgirls, and the thought and careful design that has gone into their creation.  I am sad that these bras do not fit me but less sad than I would have been if I had not found Ewa Michalak lingerie.  I do hope that other large-breasted ladies who do not know about brands such as these decide to give them a try as the shape, uplift and support they give are second to none and increase one's body confidence no end.  Well done, Curvy Kate.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a pretty set. I've got two of these and although the fit is a little off I still love them. Lucy x

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