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.
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