I’ve had the Curvy Kate Tempt Me for a while, it’s finally time to review it!
I am not a big vintage/retro fan, so the stylings of the Tease Me and Thrill Me don’t thrill me that much. They also create lumps under clothes, and I see the Thrill Me is no longer going to be in production. I don’t like lace much, but the contrast was fun and the button detailing a very cute touch. It doesn’t create any big problems under clothes like the others.
The band is stretchy, but not as crazy as some of the other Showgirls I’ve tried on, so I started with a 32, although the 30 may work better now. The cups are three-part padded foam, and the seams are covered up on the front with the lace overlay, nicely done!
Unfortunately, the bottom of the cup is extremely shallow, so my breasts, which are bottom-heavy, leave an empty space there. This pushes them up some so that they do not use the entire cup of the bra, and more distressingly, pop out at the top. I had heard this bra runs small, so I ordered a cup size up (32GG). Obviously too small: I didn’t fill the bottom, but overflowed the top. I returned it for a size two up (32H), and I didn’t pop out quite as much, but the bra was still too small across the top of the cup, and there was the dreaded fabric fold on the bottom. I’ve seen this in other pictures, and I wonder if it’s a necessary evil to get that cleavage. In any case, I gave up and didn’t get a size up (32HH), because I didn’t think the under-fold would go away.
Even the Curvy Kate model pictured above doesn’t appear to really fit into the bottom of the bra- her cleavage suggests that while there may not be a fold, the bottom of the bra isn’t filled. The model below appears to be wearing a cup size too small from the line across the top of the bra, especially zoomed in.
I don’t recommend jumping around in this bra, but it works decently if your day doesn’t involve a bunch of running. The bra not working with my shape and not giving enough support may have corrupted my data, though.
It’s really a shame I didn’t have any luck with this shape- apparently Curvy Kate’s Elegance continuity line and Wild for this fall also use the same construction. I recommend you size up, and don’t get your hopes up for this bra if you are full on the bottom.