Curve NY Preview: Scantilly & Curvy Kate lingerie SS18

Hey guys! I know I haven’t been very present lately but trust me it was for the best! I have been traveling and thinking, fixing some issues and now I am coming back to you with exciting news! Curve NY was very interesting and I have way too many things to show you!
But let’s start somewhere! I know y’all are very into Scantilly lingerie so here are the new upcoming styles, and some as soon as November!

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My favorite is definitely Decadence (coming in January) which is a three-part balcony bra with vertical seams. I love that it provides a low coverage but still seems wearable as an everyday bra! I love half-cups but balcony is the way to go if you want uplift and practicality. I love vertical seams in balcony bras because then, you get that shape that is called “corbeille” in French which is supposed to provide discreet cleavage and a round shape. Sadly this kind of styles are often made in core sizes only so I am always happy to see brands making it possible for larger cups as well.

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Decadence features neat edges and very sheer cups. It reminds me of a tuxedo 🤵 but at the same time makes me think about the sports wear aesthetic. I especially like the suspender belt which is a great coordinate to the knickers’ strappy back.

The bra is kind of a midi-line with its large underbreasts band, and as you can see from the back, it features 3 sets of four hooks and eyes and fully adjustable straps.

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Now here is another amazing set! Actually one of the comfiest unlined plunge I have tried so far. Knockout is back in a lovely red colorway. Still very sheer and featuring the same stretchy mesh, I think this one will be on my wish list. However, if you haven’t read my review, I highly recommend to size down in the cup if you are not full on top. I got it in the latte colorway in a 30G and I still have room for my smaller breast.

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Still in love with the cutout on the gore and all those rose gold rings! And although the latte was nice, I think this colorway would fit a wider range of skin tones!

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Captivate is a mix between Marie-Antoinette cleavage and the cutouts/strappy trend. It reminds me a little bit of Playful Promises Tamara collection but the Marie-Antoinette touch makes the big difference. Here, I like the contrast between the two coordinates. The sheer high waisted panty keeps you all dressed and secure, while featuring a nice cutout at the back, and the thong, which looks more like a short with wide side cutouts , only suggests coverage.  This set weirdly reminds me of a 18th century British military uniform (probably because of the cross at the gore and on the front of the panty) but as usual I am probably going too far. I am constantly see Amazon/warrior inspiration in boudoir lingerie.

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I really like the strong black accents. I think they really give structure to this set. Scantilly style becomes more and more recognizable. Definitely feminine, never cheesy.
Talking about the fit, even without having tried it on, I would suggest to size up in the cup for this bra, I think Scantilly half-cups are always kind of shallow and are made for a true “cakes on a plate” effect. But I might be wrong. Let me know if you put your hands on it when it is released! 🙂
Scantilly size range goes from 30 to 38 bands and cup DD to HH, except in the Peek-a-Boo and Surrender permanent collection which go up to a 40HH. The brand just extended their size range for these styles.

Now let me introduce to you some new Curvy Kate collections! Some SS18 styles really made me think the brand is taking an interesting direction.

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So here is Sheer Joy, a beautiful and delicate balconnet bra, which in my opinion would be as appropriate for winter as it would be for Spring. I love this print. I love how the blue pops out against the black mesh and details of this bra, and look at this blue edges at the top of the cup! This set makes me think of an evening in a European forest, with a watercourse, dragonflies and stars making everything more shiny and romantic.
The size range for this set goes from 30 to 44 bands and D to K cups.

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Jinx is, according to Curvy Kate, a re-luxe of the sportswear trend. I personally see it as a little bit of Scantilly in the Curvy Kate everyday options, which is great for those of you who like the strappy strend but wear, for example, a 40J. This set should give you the fit of your everyday lingerie, with the spirit of a more boudoir set.
I do perceive something more sporty in the material but the padded cups, the deep plunge styling and the straps definitely make me think of something more sexy. The short goes from UK size 10 to 20.

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Lifestyle which will be available in black, latte and red (kind of an orangey red) is also a new style for Curvy Kate. I like the double rings details at the straps and gore and the colour makes it more sporty for me than the Jinx. Look at the lines at the top of the cups. Lifestyle feels light, minimalist. This set looks young and “active”, plus it actually fits the model like a dream! I would almost see it in a swimwear version, perhaps less transparent.

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Dragonfly is my candy crush of this collection! This set is too sweet! It looks a little bit different from usual Curvy Kate collections. I wish I took a picture of the adorable babydoll. It features a longline-bra and sheer black “skirt” (already on my wishlist). I like the combination of colours, the super sheer cups and wide underbreast band. Plus, you can’t see it  well on this pictures but it has double straps. I am not a fan of pink but I love how this almost neon pink floodlights the warm purple and black mesh. This set is super playful and I would love to see how it fits in bigger cup sizes! The babydoll and bra go from a 30 to a 44 band and cup D to J (although the cup sizes go up to a G with the 42 and 44 bands).

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I know that some of you prefer smooth, practical and more discreet lingerie so here is the Smoothie Soul in Navy. I personally don’t like T-shirt bras that much especially now that I have other options, but I think this one has a very nice geometric look! It reminds me of computer circuits. The blue mold cups are lined with a thin mesh that creates this geometric picture. When the panty is worn, the mesh stretches and also shows the pattern. You can also wear it as a racer back! This set is like an easy to wear pair of jeans!

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Curvy Kate well-known Princess bra will soon be available in a plunge version as well. You’ll be able to find it in black as a continuity and in this Lemon colorway next winter. A brazilian panty has also been added to the collection.

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Back in the sporty minimalist vibe with Victory! You must have seen this set in black last season. Victory is one of the more structured bra I have seen from this brand, with four-parts cups and a very full coverage. The cutout at the gore gives it a modern touch and the triangle charms makes it sporty and accentuates its geometric look. I have seen a lot of triangle charms at Curve NY this summer by the way! This is another bra that I would see as a bikini. Nice addition to the CK collection!

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After Hours is one of those sets that really emphasize Curvy Kate’s aesthetic but if you look carefully, you might notice a touch of Scantilly in this new style! Actually, I am not into leopard prints, but this is not a print! It’s a lace over an almond base! I really like this detail as it looks more classy than a usual an so common animal print. Also, you can see black satin on the front part of the brief. This would be another option for ladies who love the Scantilly range but size out of it. Look at the bottom of the cup: I like the three little seams that give the illusion of ruched fabric. After Hours goes from a 30D to a 40J.

What do you think of Curvy Kate new collection? Are you more into practical lingerie or is it all about ruffles and lace? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section :-*

Sending you love!

Yours truly,
Wen

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2 thoughts on “Curve NY Preview: Scantilly & Curvy Kate lingerie SS18

  1. Well, I have had pretty bad luck with the fit of Curvy Kate sets recently, which makes me sad because I really like some of these. Decadence is definitely my cut as long as it’s not too wide and shallow. I want more vertical seam unlined bras. I thought that was on the one I was most looking forward to, but after seeing this post I am blown away by Captivate. Both the bra and the high waisted pants look amazing! Looks like Scantilly is back on my try list (I’ve been keeping an eye on the Peek-A-Boo bra for a while, but my budget is blown…) Thanks for this post. I love previews. I hope you had a great time in NY.

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