I have been waiting in anticipation to see this catalogue for a few months now and I was so excited when I saw it online, I ran and woke my mum up at 4am just to tell her that it was out which I’m sure she appreciated. There are some favourites and a lot of new styles in this seductive selection and a massive surprise right at the end. I haven’t included all the black, white and nude bras as most of you will have seen them before, this is mainly just the new colours for the season. Lets start with the title page -
Of course all photos are courtesy of www.curvykate.com
With a title page like that you know we are in for a treat, Curvy Kate have gone on a more sexy and sultry path for this catalogue and stepped away from the fun girl next door kind of look, I am a fan of the original fresh look but I do love the new path that they have chosen to take and good on them for giving it a go. The first bra for the catalogue is Princess Scarlet Chilli.
Modelled by Sophie the winner of the UK Curvy Kate Star In A Bra competition for 2012, this is the second catalogue that she has been in and for those who are wanting to be involved in the UK 2013 comp keep an eye out on their Facebook page. Princess is a well-loved style with its embedded dots and ribbon across the top of the cup, sure to set fire to anyone’s heart in this red combo. Princess Black, White and Nude are also available and Princess is one of the styles that goes all the way up to a 22 back band (44UK) so ladies who do have a larger back band don’t have to miss out on some colour. Up next are two Gia styles, making its debut as a basic colour is Gia White, in the past season there was Gia Black and Gia Blush but white had not been made yet but I’m glad it has.
If you want a fantastic all-rounder bra that you can dress up or dress down then Gia is your bra, modelled by the UK’s Curvy Kate Star In A Bra 2012 runner-up Charlotte. I’ve been wearing my Gia Black bra a lot lately, it wasn’t on the top of my list when I first saw it almost a year ago as a display model but since trying it on it looks completely different and I’m on the Gia train. If you weren’t on the Gia train with me before, you will be now, introducing Gia Plum Black Bra and Thong.
Shown here by the absolutely smoking Lauren and how pretty is the backdrop colour. As soon as I saw a sneak peek of some styles a few weeks ago (this was one of them) I knew I wanted this, it was instant love, I wear a lot of black, my two favourite colours were black and red but lately I’ve been dropping red for purple so I’m super keen for this set, so much so I will probably buy 2 for myself…..I’m a gemini and if I love something I always buy two of it. Gia is also a style that goes up to the 22 back band (44UK). Keeping with the favourites here is Romance in a delightful Plum Watermelon colour.
This one was a surprise addition, I hadn’t seen Romance’s new colours yet and I have to admit I did gasp when I saw it, I was also gasping at the beautiful Laura modelling it. I’m not usually a pink person but this just looks so cute, it really springs out at you and breaks up the darkness of the plum colour. In the picture is the bra and short which includes a modesty panel at the front and is also available in a g-string. With Emily no longer around Romance takes the number one spot for me as my favourite un-padded bra and I’m so glad they kept it in. Moving onto another of the originals, Portia!
Portia is in the reverse colour-way to Romance, this is Watermelon Plum and I have a customer who loves bright colours and as soon as I saw this I know she is going to be asking me to get it in for her. You can’t go wrong with Portia, a great stable bra to have in your drawers and the ribbon just adds that little bit of extra dazzle to spice up the bra. The Black/Pink and White/Pink are still available as well as the matching thong. How about a brand new style? Introducing Dreamcatcher!
I am guessing that Dreamcatcher is replacing the Emily bra as the style seems very similar but it does have a pattern all over the cup which is different. With its circular pattern you can see where it got its name from, here is the Petrol Scarlet colour and this is the Black and Nude colours.
To be honest I’m not overly sold on this style just yet (keep in mind I said this about Gia as well), I think it is because its a more plain style and I just love seeing outrageous styles, I am yet to see this style in person. I should be getting a look at it in about a months time when I meet up with my distributor for a showing of the collection to help me work out what I want to order for my store. I do prefer the Petrol colour over the Black and Nude but I will have to report back to you all on this to see if my opinion changes of it. This next style I also saw in the sneak peek & wasn’t overly keen until I read the fine print of the brochure, here is Daisy Chain Black!
Because this was an un-padded plunge bra I had assumed it would have been normal Showgirl sizing (6&8 D-J cup, 10 D-HH cup, 12 D-H cup, 14 D-GG cup, 16 D-G cup) and many would miss out on this including me but in the information section it says 6 to 16 (28 to 38UK) D-cup to J-cup, at first I thought this was a typo but then I read more and it mentioned the words “unique sizing” so I’m taking this as it is written and it will be outside Showgirl sizing which quite a few ladies will be very happy about. But don’t get to excited until Curvy Kate confirms it, this is just me going off their brochure sheet, but hey, fingers crossed, if it is that sizing then my interest level just jumped. For something a little different here is the brand new Rosie!
I loved that for the Spring Summer 2013 catalogue Curvy Kate stepped out of their comfort zone and gave their Lottie bra a floral print over the lower cup, none of the other styles had a print so this was a first and I think I recall seeing somewhere that it was the most popular style of the season with its bright pink flowers. In my opinion the new Rosie looks like a Lottie V2.0 and it has upgraded, I do prefer this darker Scarlet Print to the Lottie Raspberry print and I think this will be another hit amongst the ladies. I had thought it was a High Waist Brief in the pics but the info sheet is calling it a High Short which for those who have more of a lower stomach (placing my hand in the air) the extra height in the short will be gladly appreciated. Coming back to the basics for a moment with the Daily Boost Mocha!
This name of this bra suits its style perfectly as it really is one of those bras you can wear on a daily basis, I’ve been giving my Daily Boost Black a very good workout lately so I can stand behind my own statement here. It’s nice to see a darker colour that isn’t nude or black, it is in-between and gives a great alternative for those who like to wear Autumn colours. The Daily Boost really is a handy bra, if you lead a more casual life and want to save your other bras for better or more interesting occasions then this is a bra you need to have. If you are after a similar style of bra but with no lines then look no further than the Smoothie Blush Bra!
Curvy Kate’s own first moulded seamless bra up to a J-cup is here to stay as well as the Smoothie Black Bra and High Rise Brief and don’t forget the matching thong. If you want a fancy T-shirt bra or a smooth bra to wear under that little black dress then this is the bra for you. There are no lines hence why it is called the “Smoothie” bra, another style you can dress it up or down depending on the rest of your outfit. My original description of this bra was that it was like a plunge bra but with extra coverage as it gave a nice rounded shape but also squished the twins together a bit like a plunge. The Smoothie Black has been included in 2 seasons so far and this will be its 3rd. This next brand new style has been based on the Smoothie style (I call it Smoothies Sister) and is Starlet Petrol!
I thin Laura looks so gorgeous here, Curvy Kate are so lucky to have her on board, anyway back to the bras. Starlet Petrol is also a moulded and seamless cup styled bra and is a part of the Showgirl sizing range. I do like the Petrol colour here and I am saddened that this won’t be in my size so I will have to adore it from afar. There is also a High Waisted Brief option and this also comes in black. Now its time to turn up the heat even more with the very sexy Desire!
I saw this bra set as a display earlier last year and I had seen pics of it first and just thought ‘gee another plain black bra’ and didn’t really have it on my list to really want to see, well at the end of the day I walked away and it was my 2nd favourite set out of the collection and I don’t think I stopped talking about it since. It doesn’t show up in the pics but there is a swirl like pattern printed into the satin cups and it is freaking gorgeous, the matching pants also have it on there combined with the mesh panels. If you want a lingerie set that will make anyone’s jaw drop in an instant THEN YOU NEED THIS SET! Super sexy plunge and that’s not all, here I’ll give you a hint with the Ivory version of this bra.
Who noticed the criss cross pattern across the back? That’s right, this is Curvy Kate’s very first multi-way bra meaning you can wear it as a halterneck bra or as a racerback bra, the choice is yours. Seriously this is one drop dead sexy set. Speaking of sexy and if you aren’t already sitting down then you will need to do that right now because I am about to reveal the biggest surprise of the whole catalogue, here is Lola!!!
Surprise number 1 about Lola, Lola is a padded bra which goes from size 6 all the way up to an 18 and better yet it includes all cup sizes! That means D-cup, DD-cup, E-cup, F-cup, FF-cup, G-cup, GG-cup, H-cup, HH-cup, J-cup, JJ-cup and K-cup! Now I bet your thinking well that is fantastic news but it sounded like you had an even bigger surprise…..well that’s right I do, to match your gorgeous Lola bra and pants is the very first up to K-cup UNDERWIRE BABYDOLL (insert screams and endless OMG’s)
Still screaming with excitement here, you read correctly underwired baby doll, so if you are a 12J then you purchase a 12J babydoll, if you are an 18FF then you purchase an 18FF, if you are a 6K well you get my drift, each babydoll is made to suit your cup size, none of this one size fits all crap, finally some sexy lingerie (besides bras and pants) to suit the fuller bust. And guess what, see that cute little eye mask, that will also be available. The bra has a matching short and thong shown here.
I can’t wait, I say that every season but this is what we have to look forward to later in the year. Let me know which pieces you like and what you would love to purchase. To see the brochure in full click this link.