As I explained in my previous post, I was fortunate enough to win three Curvy Kate lingerie sets of my choice for providing the inspiration for the name of Curvy Kate’s new bra, ‘Smoothie’. I thought long and hard about what to go for and in the end could not resist the lure of the gorgeous Showgirl collection.
The second set I tried was the Tempt Me in black/gold.
Image courtesy of Curvy Kate
This set was not available in my usual bra size so I went for a 32HH, which I was pretty much certain would be far too small for me.
I was absolutely correct in my assumption 🙁 But I still wanted to post my review of this set as it is amazing and I wanted to show how it looked on me. This set oozes elegance and I felt very special indeed when I put it on.
The bra is a deep plunge style and it was a thrill for me to try on something with such a low centre gore. The first pic shows how brilliantly the cups pushed my breasts up and together – so much so that they almost looked fake – but sadly the two sideways photos demonstrate that I had major quadraboob going on!
Bizarrely I could not fill out the bottom of the cups, no matter how much I tried to squish my boobs down into them. I can only assume the cups are cut shallower at the bottom for some reason – I wonder if ladies who actually fit this bra have the same issue?
The bra is made from gorgeously soft gold satin-type fabric cups that are partly overlaid with plain black mesh which has embroidery detail towards the tops of the cups. There are two gold coloured buttons on the central gore and a simple black ribbon bow adorns the point where the straps meet the cups. The band is stretchier than the other Showgirls I tried and has three rows of three hooks. The straps are plain black and are fully adjustable.
The matching shorts are soooo sexy. They have the same satin/lace design on the front but the back section is simply sheer black mesh with a cheeky peephole in the centre at the top (my picture might not show how sheer these shorts are because I was wearing a thong underneath for hygiene purposes and have edited it out). To top it off, the shorts come complete with detachable suspenders – perfect for every occasion.
Out of all the three CK Showgirl sets I tried (reviews of the Thrill Me Grape/Jade and Tease Me Black/Wine are available elsewhere on my blog), I am most disappointed that this one did not fit me. It is classy, seductive, elegant and stylish…and I recommend it without hesitation. I will hope and pray that one day CK might make it in a size that would fit me.