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Portia Full-Busted Balconette Bra
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rating Size: 36K

I love this bra. I have a very difficult time finding bras that fit right because I have very full breasts, but this bra fits like a dream. It's supportive and I can wear it for long hours. Athena from maple valley/wa/usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 40GG

Love love love this bra!! It's so nice to find such a pretty bra in my size! I was worried that it would be itchy, but it's not at all, it's comfortable and supportive all day long, and gives the girls a nice rounded shape. The texture doesn't show through shirts, maybe it would on thinner ones, but I usually wear a cami with those anyways. Drea from Seneca Falls, NY, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 30J

Amazing, long lasting, a miracle bra! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 38H

The best! Very cute and girly, perfect for hot summers. Alina
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 38DD

Amazing support, amazing comfort. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 38J

Oh how I have missed wearing a Balconette Style Bra! I have no real complaints about this bra. I am able to wear it through my long shifts at work and continue wearing it at home. This bra does not cut into my sides or stomach after wearing for long hours. I have no problems with it riding up. The shoulder straps are set a little wider than my shoulders like, but I only have to slide them back up once or twice during the day. I would also like to add, that I don't get full coverage, but didn't really expect to since it is a balconette style bra. Sarah from West Virginia
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2015
rating Size: 34J

This is a beautiful bra and I really wanted to make it work for me. I used to wear a 36J, but I recently lost 30 lbs. and I can't seem to find the right size now. I think I may have to stick with wire-free bras. It's a shame because the underwires seem to offer better support, and are generally more attractive. Bottom line, this is definitely a beautiful bra - just not right for me. Sophie from Michigan
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2014
rating Size: 32F

Beautiful bra but a little itchy. Maybe washing it will soften it up. Otherwise beautiful bra. Emmy from Lewiston, ME, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2014
rating Size: 36D

Fits perfect. Sheryll from San Ramon, Ca USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2014
rating Size: 38DD

loved this beautiful bra but too small in the cup, had to send it back. I have ordered up a cup size ann
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2014
rating Size: 34HH

This bra is very beautiful! I ordered the white and pink one, and it is downright sweet and angelic-looking, which was not something I expected but I definitely appreciate! I like that the sides do not come up as far under my arms as other CK bras, so it doesn't chafe as much as other CK bras do (but it does still chafe a bit). The fabric is a little itchy, though I think this may soften with washing and wearing. I also with the fabric wasn't so thin (you can tell when I'm cold, if you get my drift. Band-aids make a cheap solution until I can order some covers). Lastly, the bra runs (for me) true to size. Kat from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 40GG

It's so nice to find a bra that fits and is beautiful!! The fit is perfect and comfortable all day, I'm not constantly having to adjust myself during the day! The only downside is that the bra is a bit see through and the lace and dots on the fabric are fairly bumpy, so if I'm wearing a thinner cloth shirt, I need to use a cami for an extra layer, but since I usually use one under thinner cloth anyways, it's not a big deal! Drea from Seneca Falls, NY, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 36F

I love this Bra. I have 4 of them. My absolute favorite work bra. I work construction and am often wearing this bra for 14-16 hours a day. I am able to fully exert my self at work without so much as a strap slipping or an underwire poking. I would recommend this to bra to any and everyone! Best bra on the planet! Candace from Houston, Texas
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 36H

This was my first purchase of a Curvy Kate bra. I ordered it in lime rose. That bra is gorgeous! However, I ended up having to send it back due to sizing issues. I normally buy Elomi bras and size 36H fits me perfectly. I ordered a 36H in this one, too, but my cups runneth over. I would go up a cup size up if you order. I thought about trying again with a 36HH, but I'm concerned about the support. This style of bra seems like it lifts them up, but wouldn't quite hold them in all the way around. Cassie from Wisconsin
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 40GG

Breasts jiggled and felt totally unsupported. I usually wear a 40G, but sized up as noted. My favorite bra is discontinued, so I am hunting for a replacement. This is not it. I was very disappointed, and it is getting very expensive to send things back. Easy, but expensive. Po144 from FL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 38F

Great bra! It's all-day comfortable, supportive and beautiful! I normally wear Prima Donna, but I was pleasantly surprised by this bra. The fit is just a little less perfect than my other bras, but everything else is spot on. I can't get over how cute and sexy this bra is! Vanessa from Louisiana
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 40DD

soooo pretty and sexy!!! My boyfriend loves it!!! iris from fl
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: 40HH

It is literally the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. And it is really cute, which is amazing because once you get to my size, bras tend to be boring. I will be ordering more! Rebecca from Edmond, OK, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: 36GG

Slightly loose in the upper cup, and relies a teeny bit more than I like on the straps for support, but it's still comfortable and pretty. I love the bright green color! I'm probably going to pull the ribbon up about a 1/4 inch and sew that down to improve the fit. More bright colored bras, please! I'm looking for a really good orange/coral one! Wendy from San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2014
rating Size: 42F

Because it looks sexy Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36K

Material seems inferior. The bra was crunchy, stiff, and unsupportive. Decoration looks less feminine somehow. Mary from LittleRock, AR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 38I

very comfortable and flirty!!! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36J

Love this bra! Hard to find cute bras that hold everything up for my cup size, but this bra works! Brandi from IL.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 38DD

Love it. Perfect fit. Theresa from Ontario Canada
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2014
rating Size: 34FF

Don't know yet about durability, but this is the BEST combination of mildly sexy and supportive for larger sizes! perfect band fit, good grip not too loose, support where it should be. A word about Curvy Kate... Just discovered recently the cup sizes run small compared to some other brands. I wear anywhere from 34DDD (Lilyette - tends to run large) but often 34F. Needed to buy 34FF for a good fit. If the fit is off try a cup size up. Anonymous from Antioch, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 36D

Sexy and good under arm coverage and support Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: June, 2013
Size: 34F

Help... I really love Curvy Kate but need a bra that will fit. I love the demi and balconette styles... but I am a different size in different brands. How do I know what size I will be? I bought another Curvy Kate bra - it looks great but, as with most demis or balconettes, after about 10 minutes my breasts start getting squeezed out the top so I look like I have 4 breasts within an hour or so. Perfect fit at first 10 minutes! Is it the style, size, or what? Help! I need to make a purchase soon!

Curvy Kate Response: It sounds like you could do with going up a cup size - possibly up to a 34FF. One way to help with finding a bra that will fit, I suggest you take advantage of Herroom's Know Your Breast bra finder and when you figure that out, plug it in to their Universal Cup Size to see how your bra size would carry over brand to brand. Anonymous from Antioch, CA USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 40E

I loved it! Patricia
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 38FF

This bra is so. cute. It's also comfortable and the fit was spot on. However, it gave me major torpedo boobs...and made me very sad. It has to go back.

Curvy Kate Response: We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the shaping of this style - usually feedback like this normally indicates that perhaps you would need to go down a back size and up a cup size - to give your breasts the support on the under band they need to be lifted up onto the chest wall. Alternatively, you could try the Daily Boost Balconette Bra CK1801 - the foam lining of this bra gives great support and shaping. Rachel

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 36E

Pretty bra, but too small of cup and not enough support for size 36DDD! Sent this back.

Curvy Kate Response: Perhaps the Curvy Kate Gia Balconette Bra CK2101 would work better as they both have a lower 1/2 cup that is 100% laminated polyester thus very supportive. Diana from VA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2012
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