I had never heard of Stefi L brand before, but this bra was reasonably priced on ebay and I had purchased from the seller, Lavinia Lingerie, before. I had had good luck with a Rosme bra, and since Stefi L is also made in Latvia I thought I'd give her a try. Happily, I was ... not disappointed!
This bra is beautiful and of excellent quality. The entire band is double layered, Italian lace over mesh. Same for the lower portion of the cups. The tops of the cups are embroidered net. The placement of the embroidery and the lace pattern is mirrored between the 2 cups and even on the back. The hardware and center charm are a deep gold that complements the ivory color. The straps have a jacquard texture woven in and picot edging. Altogether the bra is very feminine but not over the top.
Even more important. it feels great on. All of the materials are very soft, no scratchiness anywhere. The wires are firm but not Panache/ Impimi firm, and they're sufficiently wide. I could use a little more depth at the wire but I seem to need quite a lot there. There's a little fold at the bottom of each cup but the wires stay put in my imf. The gore is a bit wide for me at the top, but there is enough extra room in the wire channel to slide the wires to the sides and overlap the channels in the center. The straps are not too wide set and stay on my somewhat narrow shoulders. I sister-sized up from my usual 34:9 but the band is pretty stretchy. I am wearing it on the middle hook; when I fasten it on the loosest hook the gore doesn't tack. I can't go down a band in this brand because they only do cups up to a European H.
I'd say this gives me a natural shape, not all gathered in to the center but definitely not east-west either. The embroidery might show under a clingy top but looks flat enough that it won't be a problem under most clothing.
If you are within their size range, it's worth checking out Stefi L's website. Their fashion bras range 70A-90H,, 95A-F, 100A-E, but they have a few Classic styles in sizes to 120H. They only ship directly to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and countries within the EU. Lavinia Lingerie is based in the US and sells a large selection of Stefi L styles on their website and on ebay.
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 Flag this