I have pendulous FOT boobs with short roots, which sometimes makes it hard for me to fill out the top of bra cups and made me think I was FOB.
I bought this bra on Zulily, and therefore can't return it. I've also tried to sell it multiple times and couldn't find anyone that wanted it. As a result, I decided to alter it with completely reversible alterations.
I bought this bra in a 38JJ because at the time I was a 38 band and a J cup and I heard that Kris Line cups were small. I should have bought it in a 36K back then because ...the band on this bra is extremely stretchy. Now that I'm wearing a 36J/JJ, I definitely wish I would have bought this in a 36K or 36L. Kris Line uses European sizing, which was very confusing to me at the time.
Before I altered it, this bra was a disaster. The gore didn't tack, the cups gaped, it didn't give me any support, and it was painful to wear. After I altered it, the gore tacks (although it's not perfect), the cups are flat, the bra is supportive, and it doesn't give me any more pain to wear it. I still feel like I could use a band size down and a cup size or two up because some of my "armpit fat" AKA migrated breast tissue doesn't fit into the cups, and I'm wearing the bra on it's tightest hook even though there's 4 hooks to adjust band tightness. Even though I have sloped shoulders and usually have problems with my straps falling down, this bra doesn't give me that problem despite the band being too large.
I won't fault this bra too much because it's the wrong size, but I'd like to try another Kris Line bra in a more appropriate size because I love the way the bra is constructed. It feels very high quality and I feel like if it fit me correctly it would be one of my favorite bras. Read more 235 more words
YAY, narrow wires. Never have I experienced such perfection with a bra that has such depth in the cups. They sit exactly where they should!
The cups could be a liiiiittle bit deeper (yeah, I need extremely deep cups). At least my boobs aren't getting squashed too much. The difference between my different sized breasts is less noticeable than usual, though being over even slightly will result in quadboob with my right breast.
The centre gore tends to shift around during wear, but it's never too far from my sternum. The only brand I've tried in which the centre gore consistently lies flat on me is Panache, and their wires are too wide for me.
The shape is rather pointy, but in a nice, uplifted way.
Sadly, it's too big in the band (and apparently this model doesn't come in a 70K). Otherwise, near perfect (and quite sexy, really). Must try more Polish bras.
Krisline bras seem to be rather pricey, but the feel and quality of the materials is excellent.
This bra has a very weird fit, I can't even tell which breast shape it might fit. The 65 band feels like Cleo or Freya's 32. The elastics are very soft and at this size, the bra has 3 sets of hooks. The gore does not stay flat on my sternum, and the fabric on either sides of the gore wrinkes. It might lack center projection. The cups don't fit, the left one is very big, but hte right is a tad small. I know I have asymetric breast, but it's the first time that I see such a big difference in the fit of each cup. The straps are comfortable but wide-set, which may bother women with narrow shoulders.
Still not quite right. Straps are too wide, I think I need a 28 band but I don't believe they come that small, and the cups fit on the bottom but are a tiny bit big on top. Then you look to the side and oh boy, I don't even know what's going on. It like they're just floating, it's just not a look I'm going for. I got it on eBay so I don't plan on trying to send it back. I thought I was on the right track with Kris line but maybe just not this one.
The Brilliant is probably one of the better designed bras which I've seen in this size range. It has a 3 part cup (two sections with a vertical seam between them and one running diagonally across the top), fully adjustable straps, and fastens with 4 rows of 3 columns of hooks. It's also clearly been designed with large, heavy breasts in mind, as it has very wide, sturdy straps with an embroidered design on top to stop them from slipping, and two layers of powernet for the rear portion of the bra.
The wires are the narrowest I've encountered in this size range, and basically spot-on for me in ...width. It's very comfortable having wires which are actually primarily on the front of my torso, where my breasts are, and not wrapped around my armpits, or encroaching on my back. There's also an additional vertical 'wire' (usually these are actually plastic boning from my experience with bras) on the wing which adds to the band stability.
I've got the black colourway (from another Bratabaser), and I'm not sure if it's the issue where black bras often are a bit firmer than their lighter coloured counterparts, a manufacturing error, or some other issue, but this bra is considerably firmer than I would expect. This isn't inherently a con for me, as while I've resigned myself to having to sister size up in most styles to get a good cup volume, I really need the equivalent of a UK 28 band in most styles. I'll probably take the band in if I decide to hang onto it, as it's still a little on the loose side for me, even on the firmest hooks (I prefer a fairly firm band as I feel that it anchors my breasts in place better).
As a personal thing, I don't like black bras much. Still, the bra looks light and delicate, which is an impressive feat for something which also seems to have such impressive support at a large size, and there's a good balance of lace for aesthetics without becoming so textured that the bra will leave a lumpy profile under a shirt. I think I'd really enjoy wearing this style in a different colourway.
I've found that the lower section of the bra is too tall, meaning that the apex of the bra is too far up for my comparatively short-rooted breasts. This makes the shape a bit awkward. The upper section of the bra is fairly closed off, meaning that this bra cut would probably work better on breast shapes which are fuller on the bottom, or fuller on top shapes may find they need to size up to avoid cutting in. The bra cuts in on the top of my breasts, especially after wear, and I think I could do with a larger cup size if there was one made.
It's a bit difficult to gauge an equivalent in UK sizing, but at a guess, I think this bra may be similar to a 32KK or 30L. It's very narrow and deep though, so it may fit women who are on the upper end of this size range as you don't have as much wasted space from overly wide wires. I'd say that Kris Line is well worth a go, even with the slightly higher price point than other brands, as the design and quality are both excellent!
So pretty and comfortable. Unlike some of the UK brands I've tried (I'm looking at you, Cleo), the fabric is really soft, not starched. The lace upper isn't stretchy lace like the Cleo lace, either, but that works because the shape of the cups accommodates my projection a lot better. I'm hoping that the lace not being stretchy might mean it will last longer, because it certainly wasn't inexpensive.
One thing to be aware of is that the bras are wildly inconsistently sized. When I was trying them on at the store, I would try one on that had a loose band, then try another of the same exact ...size/style in another color and not even be able to pull it tight enough to hook. Frustrating as a customer, and I don't understand why.
There are four rows of three hooks on the back of this bra, and I'm hoping that this means I can give it a little more life by continuing to tighten it past the time when I would otherwise have had to abandon it due to the elastic aging.
When I first got this bra I thought they had sent me the wrong size as the wires were so narrow but despite the low, narrow wires there's still a lot of projection on this bra. The top edge of the bra is slightly stretchy but still not suitable for someone FOT. I'm very sad none of the Kris Line bras are made for FOT shapes as they are of exceptional quality. There's nothing cheesy about the fabric; they are all very soft to the touch. Even the fabric comprising the back band is of the highest quality- I literally gasped as I touched ...it for the first time- soft and strong. I've tried everything in a K+ cup except the Ewa that I have on the way and this is by far my favorite in terms of quality and shape. Did I mention the wires are FLEXIBLE like Freya but the bra still gives a fantastic minimally-projected (far from pointy in my book) shape? This would make a great sexy bra AND everyday bra. No need to sacrifice comfort for looks! Read more 82 more words
I love the out-front, round, projected look that Kris Line is so good at, and this bra is no exception. Unfortunately, because this is small on me, I have to work hard not to get armpit bulges or quadboob, but I think in the right size I would absolutely love it. The gores are a good width, the bra is sturdy, and the shape, as I mentioned, is great. The wires can be a little bit uncomfortable, but aren't terrible, and I really appreciate that they are on the narrow side, although if they were even narrower I think it would be more comfortable - I get a bit of poking with all-day wear. The lace is very firm and a little less soft than I would like (slightly scratchy), but is not uncomfortable ultimately. In general, I think I can confidently recommend this bra. I wish I could give it a proper review in the right size, but alas... I'm sized out.
Adding bra in for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database. ☺
Brilliant is a red lace bra without any padding.
The band was 26.5” to a max of 33”, with 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops.
Cup depth was 11.75” as measured by hovering the cup between the knees and placing the tape measure into the cup without any resistance, to a max of 14” stretched over the knee.
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