It’s been a long time coming – since December last year to be exact – but the Smoothie is finally here! The ‘World’s first’ moulded bra that goes up to a J cup, it promises to answer the prayers of moulded-bra-loving, big-boobed gals everywhere.
Now, for anyone who’s read my blog for any length of time will probably know that my arch nenesis is actually the moulded bra. I’m a soft cup girl at heart and I just don’t think anything else really fits me quite like a good seamed, fabric bra. The Freya Deco may be a cult favourite in the lingeire blogging world, but for me, it’s like kryptonite.
That said, I’m always fascinated about all these new ‘World’s first’ bras and hype items. In true lingerie blogging style, my curiousity has gotten the better of me and I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these.
Now, I can’t say that it feels within my comfort zone, but despite my loathing for padded and moulded bras, this isn’t a disaster by any stretch of the imagination. It fits my wide-set, lower-fullness boobs which are tricky in any moulded style I’ve ever tried, and there’s no sign of gaping.
I think the secret to the Curvy Kate Smoothie’s success on me is the balconette shape, as opposed to the Freya’s deep plunge. After a little wear of the Deco, I spill out of the the front, which leaves double boob and a gap at the top of the cups. Not pretty! The Smoothie, however, is a lot less ‘push ’em together’ and a bit more ‘lift and contour’.
Is this my new favourite bra, though? Well no, I just can’t get used to this style bra – I feel like I’m wearing a suit of armour! But for those of you who do like moulds, I’d definitely recommend you give it a go, especially since the Smoothie size range is so much better than anything else on the market at the moment.
Proceed with caution, though, as the sizing is a little tricky and requires a bit of trial and error. From what I can tell you won’t be buying your ‘usual’ size in this one, in fact I’m wearing a 28FF in these pics. Since I tend to wear a 30F or FF at the moment, it’s not a million miles away, but in my experience the band is definitely looser than average, and the cups on the smaller side.
I think the bra would generally be best for people with balanced fullness, but does seem to work quite well for me with lower fullness. I’ve not encountered the bra on any gals who are fuller on top, so if anyone with that shape tries one, please do let me know as it would be interesting to hear.
Unlike the Daily Boost, I had no ‘orange in a glass’ effect or emptiness at the bottom of the cups, so all in all, it will be interesting to see if other moulded cup aficionados (hello Fuller Figure Fuller Bust!) will get on with this one.
The best part of this set for me? Those high-waist briefs. They sit perfectly on top of my love handles, so no muffin top in sight. I might just clear out the stock of the knickers alone…
Price vs. Quality: 4/10
Invest In Your Chest Rating: 5/10