*The set featured was gifted by Brastop
I absolutely love a plunge bra, they give me amazing lift and shape so when the lovely guys at Brastop sent me High Hopes by Curvy Kate to try I was really excited.
At the moment it only comes in navy, I’d love to see it in a blush/nude colour but I like that it’s more interesting than plain black. The cups are lightly padded (great for a t-shirt bra, as there’s no chance of showing nip on colder days!) and I love the added lace touch on the gore. The band is a sheer mesh, so it looks smooth under tight clothing which again for me is a massive plus for me.
High Hopes is available from a 30DD to a 40J, which disappointed me slightly as Curvy Kate are usually one of the few brands that start at a 28 band, but I appreciate that they won’t make all styles in all sizes, so I sister sized to a 30GG. I have full, quite round boobs and when I first tried High Hopes I felt that it made my boobs a bit more of a pointy shape, rather than the pushed up roundness that I usually get from a plunge bra. I also didn’t get as much cleavage as I do with other styles. I asked to try a 30G but the cup was too small, so I decided it was just the shape of the cup rather than the fit which was giving me the slightly pointed look and with clothes on it actually doesn’t look odd at all. Overall, the fit was pretty spot on, although I do have to wear the hooks on the tightest row and really could have ideally done with a 28 band.
I struggle sometimes with Curvy Kate bras, as the cups come up quite high under the arm and I’m quite narrow in the shoulders so some styles I have tend to rub and become uncomfortable. Not so with this bra! It is so, so comfy that I don’t even notice it’s on and it has become one of my go-to sets for work as I wear a t-shirt and need to be comfy all day long, instead of fiddling around trying to wiggle underwire away from sore spots. The fabric is so soft and the lacy parts don’t irritate at all, as some can.
The set is finished with a brazillian style brief which I absolutely LOVE. Looks amazing, makes my bum look amazing, comfortable as you like. I wear a 12, the 12 fits perfectly. I’d like to have had the option of a thong but honestly I have so much love for these knickers I worry about myself!
I hate having to pay through the nose for fuller bust bras and Curvy Kate have always priced their lingerie reasonably, nothing has changed here and you’ll currently find this set in the Brastop outlet sale. All in all, once I got over the fact that it wasn’t as push up as some of the plunge styles I have I really did fall for this set (the briefs definitely help with that!) and the comfort factor really won me over.
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*This set was gifted but there was no obligation to review it favourably and all opinions are my own