I received an order from Brastop.com of the Curvy Kate Thrill Me bra in white with black accents, and had to send it back, but there’s a lot good about it.
Materials- The foam lining seems durable, although you can see some seaming on the inside. No problem, only one looking at the inside of them is me. The ratio of fabrics in the band made it amazingly stretchy- I ordered a band size down and it was still easy to close.
Fit- I have heard the white version runs large in the cup and band. I usually wear a 32G, and followed the advice I get on Curvy Kate’s molded bras- band size down, cup size up. The band was still a generous fit, and the cup was pretty generous too- I may have been able to go down a cup, sometimes it is difficult to tell with half-cup bras. In either case, it gave me lovely uplifted round shape.
Looks and practicality- The satin looked lovely, and the colorway rich, but the ruffles looked silly on me (I’d been apprehensive but thought I would give it a shot). Moderate cleavage for me, thanks to the lift. However, I generally wear close-fitting tops and the ruffles showed bumps under pretty much all of them. I’d prefer to minimize my sweater-sets and go for all-around wearability, and with my amount of bras I already have (3 Decos, 2 Porcelains, a sports bra, and a Curvy Kate Emily) and budget I sent it back.
Briefs- The briefs run small. I wear a US8-10 for pants, having little on the rear, but size 12 in the shorts was too small. Go up a size if you can to start.
Verdict- This bra is not for most ladies in summer. If you often wear sweaters or thick tops, however, it will give you an amazing shape and look fun as well!