Where to start? OMG.
OK, to begin, this was the first Polish brand (in fact, this particular set) that I "noticed" after first trying Ewa Michalak.
How, why, I don't know, but this brand(and set) has been on my radar for more than 6 months. At regular price, Samanta is a little "pricey" though (i.e. like EM) so I was nervous to try without being able to make returns.
But, when they had a sale and I had already tried so many other Polish brands, I sent MagdaBras4you a message asking her to please place me an order so we could try the brand.
I am not disappointed. At ... all. This was money well-spent.
This brand is QUALITY. There is so much good to say about it. The fit is different though, as will be apparent from my photos, measurements and comments.
Delight is peach. PURE peach. This is probably the "prettiest" bra in my drawer. When Magda received it, she too, immediately LOVED the colours and embroidery.
This style, A922, is Samanta's deepest, fullest cup and is the style they recommend for large, soft breasts. I don't have particularly large or soft breasts, but I do have very projected breasts and I was told that this is also their deepest cup, so I decided to try it. I also chose this one over their other softcup styles because all the others have detachable straps and I LOATHE detachable straps. Seriously. It's hatred.
Anyhow, I digress.
This bra has U-shaped wires. They are true and pure U-shaped. The cups are narrow and VERY deep. VERY deep. I barely fill them. Just barely. If I scoop and swoop, I don't fill them. OMG. For the first time, I don't scoop and swoop. In fact, there is a little bit of empty space at the bottom, as can be seen by the wrinkling in the pics.
Let me tell you, there is SPACE at the bottom of this cup. If you are FOB, this bra is a pure goldmine because that's where it's space is.
Also notable is how sheer this bra is considering that it comes in sizes so much larger than mine. This is soft, sexy and feminine. Even the side sling almost disappears.
The cups on this bra are tall though. Very much so. They almost eat my armpits. I wonder what it would fit like if I sized down...
...but at this size, I get a SOLID tack. Top to bottom, full tack. Yoo-hoo.
The cradle and gore are also the same power-mesh lined knitwear as the band. STRENGTH. This band is firm and VERY TTS for a 65. If you struggle to find a tight band, look no further. These are like Ewa bands. And, Samanta even makes size 60 bands. But...at this size, only 2 hooks per row. This is a bit of a disappointment, but VERY common in my size of 65G.
Straps. These straps are decorated and PADDED. These have got to be the dreamiest straps I have ever experienced. They're also on the semi-soft I have from this brand, btw. The BEST. I LOVE them and they have plenty of room for adjustment. I am only half way up with the slider.
The panties have no seams on the edges at the back. Zero panty lines. This is terrific. They are VERY TTS for a Small. I find them a little loose, which means they are TTS for a Small.
This bra set is gorgeous and of very high quality. The fit is different though and the resulting "look" is different. What do you all think??
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 Flag this
When I first saw this bra online on the Gorsenia website, I really was not all that excited. It wasn't that I didn't like the style of the bra. It was the colour that bothered me. It looked fuschia, but not really fuschia...it looked kind of flat in colour (if that makes any sense all).
In my true M.O., I started looking for other photos of it - photos on Instagram, or other bloggers' sites...but, still, I came up with nothing. So at full price, I passed.
When it went on sale for 50% off though, I decided to ask MagdaBras4you to order it anyway.
A few ... days later, Magda received it and sent me photos of it .
Side note: I love Magda's photos. When she buys me a bra set, she sends me photos. She's in Poland and I am over here, across the Pond in Canada. It takes 2 weeks sometimes for stuff to come in the mail. So, she sends me photos. Magda knows that I am eager to see the true colour in daylight, to get the lens up close to see the details, the seams, the textures of the fabrics and intricacies of the lace and embroideries, etc. - all the stuff that you can't really see in stock photos. Am I alone here, in thinking, "ok. it's nice to see that bra and panties set on that perfectly coiffed body in perfect studio lighting from 15 feet away, but seriously. People. Show me the details. Show me what will make me want to buy your bra over someone else's. Especially if it costs more than $25..."
OK. Rant over. Back to my point: Madera is a gorgeous intense shade of fuschia that is feminine but all grown up. There is no punk rock or Barbie doll pink here.
If you're looking at my pics...see the one that's a close up of the gore charm. That's the best representation of the true colour.
And the lace is beautiful. It is thicker than the lace used on the last, black lace Gorsenia bra called Caren that I reviewed. It is much closer to the quality and texture of the lace used on an Ewa Michalak BM (just less stretchy).
The construction is classic 3-part soft cup balcony. Stretch lace on the outside. Colour-matched mesh lining on the inside. There is one vertical seam in the lower half of the cup and there's the diagonal/horizontal seam that creates the top of the cup.
Yes, there are clear plastic stability strips lining the top edges of the cups.
The cradle and gore and wings are all are covered in lace, and part of the straps have lace also.
The straps are nice and wide on this size. It's the one thing I like most about 65H versus 65G. The straps are wider at this size. They adjust all the way up to the lace.
The band itself is colour-matched powermesh. There is side-boning, but as shown in the photograph, it is soft and flexes easily. It causes me no discomfort whatsoever. There are 3 rows of 2 hooks and eyes. I consider it to be TTS. Super soft and comfortable.
The gore is adorned with a small satin bow and one of the more intricate crystal charms that I have seen.
This bra fits me wonderfully. I wore it for 24 hours straight and never adjusted it or wished I could rip it off. It gives a nice soft, natural but slightly rounded shape.
****However, it must be noted that this bra IS a 65H and I usually wear 65G in Gorsenia softcups. All 3 of the full lace softcups that I ordered from last season's collection were sized small and I had to re-order. Yes, it was an annoying sizing inconsistency, but at least it was consistently inconsistent - meaning all 3 full lace bras were smaller that the half knitwear/lace Gorsenias that I own.****
Measurements are recorded and demonstrate everything that I love about Gorsenia softcups: narrow U-shaped wires, deep cups with a lot of projection at the wire (without expecting bullet-like projection at the bra apex) and they don't eat my armpits with ultra-wide-set straps and high wings.
Classic mid-briefs/hipsters make the set. They are a perfect size S (fits more like a North America or UK size XS). Lace trim on the front and back is a nice extra. This cut is super comfortable for all day, every day wear, even for a Brazilian-loving girl like me.
Updated on May 29, 2019 Flag this
This is a stunning bra that was custom made for me. The fit is ALMOST perfect - The next time Julia makes me a bra, she will widen the gore.
Everything about this company is perfect. Nothing is impossible. Everything was customized exactly as I asked. The materials are beautiful and I don't think I'd ever find antying nicer in a store for the same amount of money.
- This bra's measurements have been altered
Size 65F wire on a 60G bra
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 Flag this
I wear Krisline softcups (balcony) bras all the time. I love their GORGEOUS embroideries. In fact, I buy Krisline bras and panties BECAUSE of their embroideries.
When looking through bra catalogues, I have always been drawn to sheer half cups. I always wanted to wear this style of bra and swore that after I had my breasts fixed I would wear unpadded, sheer half cup bras.
But, most reviews will state that bras of this style are wider and more shallow/less projected than softcup balconies, so I was hesitant to try them, for fear of losing money.
Up until now, the only soft half cup/balconette that I had tried was ... my Ewa Michalak HM Wiktori. I gambled on that one because I had seen other BTB users with breasts similar to mine have success with it.
HM Sekret Wiktori is projected enough at the wire. It fits pretty well and while I love that bra, it is too open on the top to be anything but a date night bra(my nipples fall up and out of it over time) so my quest for a soft half cup that I could wear all the time was still on.
On my last order from MagdaBras4you in Poland, I decided that this time I would be brave. VERY brave. I ordered new styles AND new brands.
And the bra that I am most happy that I took a risk on? This one!!
This bra was a real fit surprise. Why? Because it is a perfect fit. PERFECT.
The wires are narrow. In my size, at 13cm wide, the cup measures almost 2cm less across than my Ewa HM.
The cups are projected and deep (even at the gore).
The cups come up over my nipple and the little elastic at the top closes the cup but does not dig in or cause any quadding. The girls stay inside all day.
This is a sexy bra that gives the uplifted apple effect but has enough comfort, support and security to wear all day every day.
Afrodyta is a soft half cup balconette with 2 vertical seams and a side support. It is unlined and sheer.
There is boning in the wings, but it is soft and flexible - no poking.
Straps are perfect width for my frame. A little closer set than my HM.
It has an inverted V-shaped gore, which I love because I am short waisted.
Band is TTS for KL - i.e. It is size 65 and it measures 65cm un-stretched.
Cradle, gore and band are all constructed of double-layer mesh. Light, airy and delicate but strong.
I chose brazilian (stringo-szorty) panties to match. They are constructed of opaque sueded microfibre on the front with embroidered sheer mesh panels at the hip to match the cups of the bra. The back is made of double-layer stretch mesh (like the band of the bra) that is seamed up the middle and folded on the sides to reduce panty lines.
They are TTS for KL panties in size S - i.e. they fit like an XS.
KL panties are ALL notoriously small. Seriously. Size up ladies.
But, they are some of the best panties ever in terms of quality of fabric and construction. Well worth the money and much better than EM panties. MUCH better.
I am so happy with this set that I have already asked Magda to order another soft half cup from the Krisline Spring/Summer catalogue as well as 3 more from their Fall/Winter catalogue. I have finally found the bra of my dreams and it only costs about $50.
Updated on May 19, 2019 Flag this
This bra is like halleluyah comfy. If Ewa ever makes it in pink or green or blue, I'll but it in every colour.
Band is TTS.
No cup wrinkling.
Lace at top sits flush.
It's simply, comfy perfection. It's super light and flexible but still very supportive.
I love the look it gives under my clothes, too.
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 Flag this
I LOVE this bra!!
In my size range, Gorsenia soft cups are deep with narrow wires, lower wings and narrower straps that aren't as wide set as EM...they are awesome for my petite frame.
Pale mint colour with embroidery in mint, vanilla and cream. So pretty!
Small bow with a crystal at the gore.
Band is smaller 65 than KL. More like an EM 65. I can't go tighter than the first set of hooks.
Light material...great support even in summer. It's SLIGHTLY sheer.
I can't say enough good.
In stock photos, the panties look like boyshorts, but in size S, on me, they are more like hipsters are full bikinis. The material is soft mucrofibre and the sheer embroidered sides match the top of the bra. Also - a true small. As in smaller than EM 36 briefs. Love.
Thanks to MagdaBras4you for helping me get Gorsenias (and Krisline and EM) for me.
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 Flag this
I'm in love!
I FINALLY received my EM 65G SM Rozmarzona today. It came to me via rachaelll and Sonya .
It fits, girls https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Even the panties fit https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I am happy today, as I will now have 3 bras in my rotation lol (I lol because before my augmentation I had 40 bras (I gave them all away)).
After trying the PL Chalet in 65G and it not fitting (either too big or not projected enough), I was worried that this one wouldn't fit either.
It's pretty darn good though. ... I'd give it a 9.5/10.
There's a TEENY bit of gaping right at the lace edge on top, but not worth complaining about. It tacks perfectly. The band is a nice tight 65. I'm wearing it at the loosest hook, but COULD wear it on the second. The straps are wide set, but the fabric is soft, the wings don't dig into my armpits, and the wires are PERFECT, so I think "we" will be ok.
I am normally not a fan of bows, but on this style they're oversized and it's a "cheeky, confectionary" look, so I like it.
The mesh is soft but stable and the lace isn't at all scratchy.
I've put it on and I'm not taking it off before bed https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 Flag this
I hemmed and hawed about buying this bra, not being sure about the print, but I am SUPER happy that I bought it.
The print is so 1950's and I love that stuff. It's so obnoxiously Grandma that it's kinda hot.
This SF has stretch lace at the top of the cup and I like that more than the mesh on the beige one that I bought. I also love that the printed fabric is used for the band.
Fit is perfect except for the classic SF bottom of cup wrinkling. I'll deal with that.
UPDATE: after a month of wearing, this is my FAVOURITE bra. It's the most comfortable and supportive one I own. Everything about it, especially the band, is about as close to perfect as I can expect - even with my 1/2 cup size asymmetry. I really hope she releases more like this in the near future.
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 Flag this
Julia offered to make me a bralette in black lace - something that's not in her collection. I was thrilled.
She altered the width of the cup, ie. if this were a wired bra, she would have used a narrower wire.
It's a 3 part cup, with the outer 2 sections being lined in nude. If I were to have another made, I'd ask her to line the entire thing, as I am a little nervous that the lace will give out at the center gore where the metal hardware is attached.
It's a beautiful, simple, lightweight and comfy bra and I really like it. It's nice to get bralettes with ... large cups and small bands.
One of the things I am most grateful to Julia for is her willingness to make changes to her patterns for me. ESPECIALLY for panties. I like low cut panties with narrow sides and tanga backs. They're hard to find. Julia has made me 2 styles in 3 fabrics now and I'm thrilled.
The ones shown in this photo we have named side-ring tangas. If you contact Julia and want panties like this, just tell her you want April's panties LOL
- This bra's measurements have been altered
"Cup" sides brought in. Meaning, if it were a wire, she would've narrowed it.
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 Flag this
Fluo's colour, which is her greatest asset, is crazy hard to capture on camera. It's neon cotton candy pink. For anyone who grew up in the 80s, they can reminisce.
I received B Antonina today as well, in the same size, but the 2 bras do NOT fit exactly the same.
Fluo is just not quite as projected at the wire AND the band is a little bit tighter. Not crazily so, just a tiny bit. I'm going to measure tonight to compare the 2. I'll upload the data.
That tiny bit of difference in projection at the cup means that I have a little bit of wrinkling at the ... wire on one side. Not enough to disturb me, though, especially since my breasts, apparently, will continue to drop and soften and be a tiny bit smaller over the next 6 months.
Fluo is comfortable, supportive and definitely fits well enough for me to keep it. Although, as previously stated, I am curious to try 65G in BMs now. I tend to like a lot of coverage in my everyday workhorse bras.
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 Flag this
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