It is such an exciting time for Curvy Kate fans as the first item of the Autumn Winter 2012 catalogue has arrived and we begin with the debut of Entice Black Gold and what a beauty it is.
Entice is apart of the Curvy Kate Showgirl collection and also uses the same sizing system. When I saw this set in person a few months ago I was excited as it was a style rather different to the rest of the range and looked like it was heading down an elegant boudoir path. The one word I keep coming back to describe this bra is “elegant” and part of me feels that it is a bit unfortunate that the name had already been taken for the Curvy Kate Elegance plunge bras, but in saying that, I do also like the Entice name.
Regular readers will know that I am a 14/36K who is now verging on being a 14/36KK and that the Showgirl bras are not in my size, but in the Tease Me/Thrill Me bras I kind of break all bra rules if I am getting dressed up to go out and squish into the largest size possible for my back band, the 14/36GG. So since this blog is about comparing the styles and sizes for other women and reviewing I squished myself into this set as well. Under the right clothing I can get away wearing the Thrill/Tease Me bras but I discovered that this is not possible in the Entice. Let me show you to compare.
So this is me in the 14/36GG, to justify it to myself for breaking the rules on wearing the wrong size bra I compare it to a pair of gorgeous shoes that we have all owned, you know the pair that is just divine, sparkly, makes every woman envious of you and stands out, you love them and wear them out on special occasion’s but they are way to small for you, but you don’t care because you just look that damn good in them….I’m like that with these Showgirl bras.
Here is me in the Entice bra in the same size 14/36GG
As you can see the Entice bra on me is smaller and as much as I hate to admit it, it is to small for me and not wearable. I only wear my Showgirl bras under a few dresses, so I still tried it on under a dress so you can see the comparison, here is me again in the Thrill Me
As you can see I get a nice round shape and it makes my boobs look even more awesome! Here is me in the same dress in the Entice bra
My breasts no longer have the nice round shaping at the bottom of the cup and I bulge out the top just a bit too much. So this review isn’t to bad mouth the bra it is mainly to suggest to my customers who like me squish into the Tease Me/Thrill Me bras that this might not be for you. If you are more than 2 cup sizes larger than the size you normally order then I would not suggest this bra for you.
Moving onto the briefs, this was actually quite a comical moment, I was sitting in my warm lounge room and at about 2am I had a burst of energy and decided to brave the freezing cold back room that has no heating, strip and put on the Entice underwear and take some pics for the blog. I got the bra pics done fine, I was lowering the tripod to take a pic of the briefs, I’m standing there with the timer counting down and then all of a sudden everything went black, then a flash and then black again…..we just had a blackout! So I’m standing in the dark in my underwear in the freezing cold shuffling around the room full of junk to get to a torch without falling over!
Got the torch and realised that we were going to be in the dark for quite some time and I thought, there’s nothing stopping me from taking more pics, the camera has a flash so I kept going, I’m such a trooper haha, so here is my brief pic in the dark room.
In the Thrill/Tease Me I wear a 20 because that is the largest they go so I went for the 20 in this, I find the Thrill/Tease Me shorts and high-waisted briefs fit me fine (I will review these soon) but the Entice briefs were a little bit tight around the edges. I was pleased that I could get them on for starters, being a big girl it’s always a little goal when something new fits, I did feel very held in and supported, like it was tucking my stomach in but in a good way, I just found that the seams along my thighs was tight after a few minutes of wear. So ladies who are in-between sizes or are finding their current size a bit tight, go up a size in these. If they came in a 22 I would be all over these in a flash.
So I wanted to work out why this was a different fit to the other bras as most Curvy Kate fans know, if you find your size you pretty much stick with it across the range. So I grabbed both bras to compare and I found that the height is exactly the same on both the Thrill Me and the Entice if you didn’t include the ruffles, the ruffles make the Thrill Me look higher.
The other difference is that the strap sits further along the cup which I actually liked, it also is a bit wider before it hits the bow. So for me I found that the cup is a bit shallower and that is why I couldn’t squish into it as well. I actually think this would suit ladies who want the breasts touching each other kind of cleavage as opposed to the separated cleavage look.
If this was larger I would wear this in a heartbeat, it is divine and gives off a sexy but sophisticated look, also upon closer inspection the lines on the cup are tiny little butterflies, how adorable. The straps are fully adjustable to the bow on the strap with 2 hooks on the back for the smaller sizes and 3 hooks for the larger sizes.
The briefs on the back have 2 layers of material with a hint of sheer-ness.
To sum up, size wise if you are on the verge of needing to size up in your other bras then go up a cup size when ordering the Entice, same deal with the pants, if your current pants are getting a little firm then I would suggest sizing up as well. If you find that the other bras and pants are fitting you fine then stick with your normal sizing, you may just get a bit extra cleavage and there is nothing wrong with that ;)