Hello! I have hijacked my boyfriend’s internet to write a new post, so although I don’t have my own internet yet, hopefully updates can become a bit more regular again!
Today’s review is of the Curvy Kate Tempt Me in Black/Scarlet, which I purchased a month or so ago from Brastop in a 28J.
I feel like there aren’t as many reviews for the Tempt Me as there are for the Tease Me and Thrill Me, so I’m glad that I’ll be able to put my review out there! I have a lot of good things to say, but I can definitely tell why it’s not as popular as the other parts of this collection.
I personally LOVE the look of this bra. The Scarlet color isn’t a straight red, it’s more of a red-magenta mix that looks very nice mixed with the black lace. A little more girly-sexy, whereas a strictly red hue would’ve come off more sex-vixen-sexy. The little button detailing also adds to this girly-sexy vibe. The materials are nice and soft, and the bra is lined with a cottony material similar to all the other Showgirls. This makes these bras a better bet in heat than some other padded options!
As for the fit, I already knew it wasn’t going to be perfect, but I have very close set breasts and desperately wanted a plunge bra, so I bought it anyway! It isn’t a horrible fit, and I still wear this bra fairly often, but in this I’d really prefer to have a 26K or so. The band fit fairly firm at first, but is extremely stretchy, and the cups run small. So, for me, a fairly true 28J (sometimes a HH), the gore doesn’t sit quite flat and I fall out of the cups, resulting in four boobs.
My biggest problem with this bra is something that I saw in every review, but for some reason didn’t expect to happen to me. The bottom inch of the cup folds and makes a strange crease that makes me not care too much for how the bra looks when it’s on.
The strangest part of this crease is that it looks like I’m not filling out the cups in the bottom… but when I take the bra off after wearing it all day, the wire indentations are right at the root of my breast. Hmmm, strange indeed…
Aside from the issues, I love how this bra makes my boobs look… without a shirt on. Naked, I get great cleavage that reminds me of the 34DD bras I used to wear. All of the cleavage, only a few hints of the horrible fit! That being said, with a shirt on, I find this bra pretty underwhelming. I like my breasts to project a lot, and this bra just does not provide that. Because of this, I find myself reaching for my Tease Me and Thrill Me before I even consider this bra.
I don’t have any pictures, because I have somehow already lost them (how does one lose panties?!?!), but I also purchased the matching thong in a size 14 UK. As the size 12 Emily shorts were already almost too big for me, I was worried the 14 wouldn’t work, but it was the closest size Brastop had left in stock. They ended up being probably 2 sizes too small! I was so surprised and disappointed. I kept them, as they’re not UNWEARABLE… but they give a pretty good case of muffin top. Aside from the weird sizing, they were very pretty, and surprisingly comfortable for a too small thong.
Overall, if you can go up a cup and down a back size, I would recommend this set. Although the fit isn’t quite right for me, I like having this set in my drawer as an option under low cut shirts and as a bedroom set!
have you tried ewa michalak? her plunges and “ch” cut offer quite a lot of projection. they are my favourite bras, although sometimes it is hard to find your correct band size because often (in my experience) they vary quite a bit depending on the material used. also, they have very narrow underwires, something to keep in mind.
i am a 30GG/sometimes H and i have had no luck with ck bras when the tempt me came out i thought it was really nice, but i have the same problem with close-set boobs escaping from plunges (happens a lot in my decos) so i didn’t buy it… i think ck is just not a brand for me. i recently got a tease me on super sale and i like it enough to keep it, but the cut and sew styles i find look horrible on me and also run 2 cup sizes small.
anyhow. love your blog! glad to see updates 🙂
I haven’t tried hers yet, but I’ve got a Pl Lilia in the mail from the Big Bra Bar (in a 28J) so hopefully it works out! I agree the Showgirls definitely run small… For ideal coverage I’d probably go up 2 sizes in all of them! But since I’m a college girl, and live in the south, the two cups too small thing is something I can live with for now if it means pretty padded bras! VERY excited about my Pl Lilia though, hope to be converted as so many other bloggers have been!
Found your page trying to research on Curvy Kate bras, and I really like what you’ve started here! Keep it up! I know I’ll keep checking your site for reviews!
One suggestion though, the pictures are all over the map. Some, like your early ones, are great – very clear. These are a little washed out and not very clear. Please take this as constructive, I know you’re still working out the kinks!
Thanks for the feedback! I realize the pictures are a little spotty – I don’t have a camera and so sometimes I have to resort to my webcam for pictures, other times my phone works well, but sometimes I’m not able to get the angle I need with my phone, even though it takes nicer pictures. I’ll remember this and in the future use my phone instead of my laptop whenever possible!
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