I think I wrote a review for this a while back when I first got the bra, but it got erased before I submit and I think out of frustration I gave up and didn’t re-write it lol.
This bra style comes in two different cuts: one that is a lower, average cut and one that is a full-coverage cut. This review is for the “regular” version, not the full-coverage. I also have 2 other reviews of this bra in this size that ARE the full-coverage version.
I was told that the Kris Line Betty bra was Kris Line’s replacement for the Brilliant bra that was part of ...their permanent line but has since been discontinued. Compared to Brilliant, I much prefer Betty in these larger sizes. While the Brilliant fit me strangely (weird silhouette, oddly shaped, no support), the Betty gives the opposite effect.
This cut of the Betty obviously doesn’t has as much coverage, as seen by my photos. The bottom of the cups along the band have embroidery/embellishments, which for me is a negative because it cuts in and gets super uncomfortable throughout the day. The cups themselves are nice and deep and gives a great rounded shape. I would say it gives a look similar to that of the Kris Line Fortuna bra, including the coverage.
The straps are nice a thick and give great support. Easy to adjust, slightly wide but manageable.
Anyway, this is another great bra by Kris Line, and I’m surprised that I’m just now reviewing it, but like I said, the first time I reviewed it it got scrapped on accident. 😅 Read more 163 more words
W-O-W! I am so shocked at how obsessed I am with this bra!
This beauty is the Kris Line Betty Full Cup Soft. Honestly, over the past few months I’ve seen Betty and not tried her because I think the embroidery is somewhat ugly, but since it’s become part of Kris Line main line, I figured I’d have to try it eventually now that Brilliant and possibly Fortuna are discontinued. (Note: I’ve been told for certain that Brilliant is discontinued as their main line, but not that Fortuna has been; however, I’m finding it very difficult to find any more Fortunas in my size and they don’t seem to be ...getting restocked.)
The full cup version of Betty does have some key differences compared to the “regular” version, and they’re somewhat important, especially for curvy girls like myself: -Obviously the cups are taller to give fuller coverage. -Comes as a 4-part cup with 2 vertical seams. -Has side support to bring the ladies front and center instead of having them linger in your armpits. -The gore is higher for more containment on the inside of the cups. -And, my favorite part…NO EMBROIDERY ON THE BAND.
This bra has some great compression and gives a lovely rounded shape. The wires are the perfect width for me, but with my experience with Kris Line that’s typically the case for me. Their wires always fit me pretty well. The cups are lined with mesh and are very comfortable. They have elastic along the top, but because the bra is slightly large, it doesn’t cause me to quad. (Note: I’ve read that Betty runs larger in the cups that most other Kris Line bras, which is probably why this is slightly loose on top for me.) The gore is a little wide, definitely wider than Ewa Michalak, but it actually works for me. It barely tacks flat for me, but I think it’s a combination of it being wide and taller. It isn’t an issue for me, though, because most (if not all) Kris Line bras don’t tack hard for me. The band is snug but very comfortable, and I love that there isn’t embroidery on the band at the gore/under the cups because I always have discomfort there on bras. The straps are wide, comfortable, and perfect in terms of adjustment. Overall, this is honestly the best bra I’ve ever worn!
I definitely recommend giving it a try if you know you Kris Line size because even though it’s not the most beautiful bra, it really is the bee’s knees. Read more 313 more words
Love this bra, super comfortable, love the coverage, love the neckline. Band is nice and snug. I’m not a huge fan of white, but with this bra I don’t mind so much. It’s very pretty! It fits me very well, the only minor fit complaint is (fortunately and unfortunately) that I’ve lost some weight, so this bra is a teeny bit big. I’m going to hold on to it though because I’ll still be able to wear it for a little while longer at least. Who knows, it could even slightly shrink after being washed.
This is one of the few bras Kris Line makes in a 28 band and in a cup above a K. In fact, it’s the only one I’ve been able to find!
Betty is an unlined white lace bra. There are 3 parts to the cup, and the band has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops. The band measures 24” and stretches to 30” making it functionally a 30 band instead of a true 28 band. The cup depth measures from a 13” (as measured hovered between the knees with the tape measure placed into the cups without any resistance) to a max of 15” stretched over the ...knee, while the height is 10.5” and width is 7.5” which is quite wide for a Polish brand bra. The gore is 3.5” tall and .5” wide, and the wing is 5”.
While this bra is nice and beautiful, it was too big in the band for support and too wide in the cup for comfort for me. If this one came with smaller wires, I would love it! To compare, the volume of the cups would equate to Ewa’s BM 60K-KK depending on the style, or SF and SM 60KK, but with wider wires.
I purchased this one, as with all the KrisLine bras I’ve gotten in the past, from Magda at Bras4You.com. If you are not familiar with her site, it a wonderful place where you can find all things Polish and at great prices. Madga provides prompt shipping, excellent customer service, and if you are looking for something she doesn’t have listed, just ask and if she can get it for you she will! Plus, with every order of 2 or more bras, she sends a pair of random panties for free! I have been able to place custom orders with her for Gaia tanktops & panties, as well as a Kinga bra in a size Kinga didn’t have listed for that bra! She has always gone above and beyond for her customers, and I think that is awesome. ☺
1/2019 update- I pulled this one out of storage to test the current fit and it feels fine now. I did bend the wires to be narrower which helped with the fit so I'm happy with it! As this cup still fits now, I would equate the cups more to the 60KK/L BM/SF range. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Read more 293 more words
This review is for the Kris Line Betty Soft bra in 34G. My ABTF size is 32G/GG UK (or more) depending on projection.
Band: * Seems true to size. Only has 2 hooks.
Wires: * Comfortable.
Cups: * 3 part cup. The bottom has an inner mesh lining and one vertical seam. The top is a continuation of the non-stretch lace layer that's over the whole cup. There's a tiny band of elastic at the top edge of the neckline to assist with fit.
Straps: * The straps are stretchy throughout their length. There's a lace overlay on the front portion of the straps.
Fabric: * A little itchy, may soften with a few washes.
About me: ...very close set (breasts touch), very narrow roots, very projected at the wire, functionally even to full on bottom, short roots, relatively soft tissue, significant rib flares, narrow shoulders.
* The band length was fine for me, but I did like it on the loosest hook of this 34 so it might run a bit small. I like that it's a bandless style - there's no extra fabric under the cups in front which can aggravate my rib flares. * The gore floats a little on me. It was nice and short. It was narrow enough for me at .75 inches, but I still might prefer to overlay the wires. * The cups seem like they'd fit someone a little more full on top than I am. I also think they're for someone with more volume at the apex, whereas I need it more at the wire. The wires are not narrow enough for me and it does not have enough immediate projection for me. * The straps are long enough. * The sides are a comfortable height for me.
OVERALL IMPRESSION * I like the look of this bra for someone who likes lace. It's not a good match for me. Read more 196 more words
The sizing was a bit of a guess, and it's overall too large for me (I'd need a UK 36GG with low wings, medium wire width and some inner fullness). It's probably too large by 1-2 cup sizes, so fits like a 36H/HH or 38GG/H. On me the gore is relatively tall, the wings are average height and the cups are average width - but again, all these are just relative terms, you'd need to compare this with another bra in the right size to get an accurate picture. The fabric is not stretchy, and the build quality is good (no loose threads). The fabric on the cups is pretty average in terms of softness. The cups are closed off with an elastic band, which isn't too tight - but might be an issue for someone with a lot of upper fullness. The cups allow for quite a lot of immediate projection, as well as inner fullness. Overall could be a very nice bra in the right size.