This is the first of a few Polish bras I bought on reddit. My first try with Kris Line. The sizing of KL is kinda difficult to figure out. They don't follow EU sizing like other Polish brands (Ava, Gorsenia, Comexim...) where my size of 32J/JJ usually translates to 70M/N. Also they don't follow UK sizing as they don't go up in inch per cup size but in 2cm steps. So buying this bra was kind of a shot in the dark. Since it was very afforable I took the risk and just hoped for the best.
The bra looks really nice, materials feel good on the skin, the ...straps are a dream of every big chested girl as they are super wide and comfy! The wires don't look very narrow to me, more average, the cups are deep and roomy. The cups are made of 2 layers of thin non stretchy embroidered mesh. The material is very light weight. The band is made of thick elastic fabric. The is some side boning which kinda annyoys me, it's very weak but it still stabs a bit.
My shape: tall, narrow to average wide roots, full on top, projected, center heavy
This size 75KK is actually too big for me. By the look of it and measurements I would say it equals to UK 34JJ-K. The band is stretchy and too large for me even if I close it on the tightest setting. (But also too big cups make a band feel larger!) The cups are too tall (!) for me and too large on top. I fill out the bottom just fine and there is no wrinkling. So the bra has good projection from the wire and would work very well for fob shapes. The straps are 3cm wide and feel fantastic, I just wish they werent so wide set.
I cannot say if the bra is supportive in large sizes, as this bra doesn't do much for me my but maybe it's because it is too big? The top part of the cups I cannot fill. I assume it's about 2 cup sizes too big? So this would mean my KL size would be 75JJ or 70K? I don't think it's a bad bra and if I get the change I'd love to try 70K and see if the fit issues go away in a smaller size. Read more 288 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 doesn't fit, it was too big and probably the wrong shape. I did have some spilling at the top of the bigger breast, but there was also some amount of empty space at the [is it the apex?], which is more noticeable on the smaller one. Just adding in the measurements) --EDIT-- So looking back at the bra, the empty space here was more were the lower half of the bra joined the mesh portion, I think it has more to do with the stitching than true empty space. It could also be that I've grown since first trying on this bra --END EDIT--
In ...measuring cup depth & cup height, both the minimum and maximum cup depth was measured. To measure the minimum cup depth the bra was hovered between the knees at the tape measure left to hang. The recorded measurement was 14.25 inches. To record the maximum cup depth the cup was stretched over the knee, to the maximum resistance. The recorded measurement was 15 inches.
I had entered in the maximum recorded measurements in the table.
The same was done for the cup height, in which the minimum measurement was 9.75 and the maximum recorded was 10.5 (probably just a little less than that but I wasn't sure how to write the decimal for that)
One other thing to note (I'm somewhere at a 29 inch back). I did find the band to be very stretchy and would've liked it to be a little firmer. Read more 141 more words
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.