Lingerie Review: Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Bra

Curvy Kate Luxe Convertible Set

Curvy Kate Luxe Convertible Set

Disclosure: I received these products free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

The holiday party season is fully underway, and withВ those pretty little strapless dresses comes the search for the perfect strapless bra.В If youre full-busted, you know the drill when going strapless: Put it on. Pull it up. Repeat all night. It becomes a muscle memory, a flashing sign saying, Yep, Im wearing a strapless bra tonight! Paired with the fact thatВ so many full-bust strapless bras are just boringВ and, well, I dont even bother trying anymore. But some of my favorite party dresses require a smooth line across the shoulders, so I jumped at the chanceВ to review Curvy Kates new Luxe convertible bra.

Curvy Kate Luxe set, photo by Quinne Myers The Luxe, available in black or a pretty beige shade called Biscotti, is a basic strapless set, but its certainly not boring. I normally would wear a bra with cute straps under a tank top rather thanВ a boring strapless, but the cute tuxedo detailing and satin stripe fabric are so pretty that I found myselfВ excited to put it on. The Luxe ranges from a D to a J cup in UK sizes.

Curvy Kate Luxe back closure, photo by Quinne Myers

My usual size is 34F, which converts to a UK 34E, which honestlyВ fits me perfectly.В Im on the smaller end of the Curvy Kate range so I cant speak for larger sizes, but Im really impressed with the hold and shaping of the Luxe bra. Its technically a convertible bra, but stays upВ so well on its own that Ill probably never use the removable straps. I have very evenВ breasts and on most days the cups fit perfectly,В but on some days I feel too shallow to fill out the very top of this full-cup bra. IveВ heard many CurvyВ Kate styles are goodВ for women who are fuller on top, and this seems to leanВ that way. And since it is a full-cup bra, if your dress is cut low and you want to show off loads of cleavage, the Luxe probably isnt what youre looking for. Curvy Kate Luxe underwire detail, photo by Quinne Myers The contouring seams on the cupsВ make the shape a bit more naturalВ than some orb-like strapless bra cups. However, those seams might be an issue if youre looking for a perfectlyВ smooth cup beneath a thin or clingy dress. Curvy Kate Luxe closure detail, photo by Quinne Myers The hold-up strips across the top and bottom of the band are 100% silicone.В I have skin thats sensitive to a lotВ of materials, but even after wearing it a few full days,В I didnt have any irritation or reaction. Curvy Kate Luxe panty, photo by Quinne Myers The panties themselves are well-made and comfortable, my hips are 40 so I got a Large,В which fits true-to-size. The constructionВ of both the bra and panty are lovely, and I think the quality is excellent for the price.В If youre busty and are attending an event where you dont want to be thinking about the reliability of your strapless bra,В the Luxe is definitely a set to try.

Author: Quinne Myers