I ordered this one from LaBella Intimates, which is based in Florida and owned by a wonderful Latvian* woman named Santa! She’s been very flexible and understanding when I’ve returned bras that didn’t fit right, which eventually landed me on this one. Her prices are a little higher than other UK or Polish sellers, but honestly I didn’t mind at all. Her customer service is A+++ so that made it worth it.
The bra fits great! I almost feel like it fits even better than my other 75K - Kris Line » Fortuna Biustonosz Soft (6414) because the band stretches more and the cups seem a ...little roomier (even though black is notorious for being snugger/smaller!)
It’s the same great quality and appearance of my other Fortuna bra except in black, which I tend to prefer. Only complaint on quality is that this one was recently manufactured and it had a lot of strings and fuzzies still sticking out on it when it came. The fuzzies were easy to remove and I’ll have to carefully clip the loose strings later on.
Seems comfortable at first (short) wear, but will need some slight adjustments. I’m sure the side boning will end up bothering me so I have a feeling those will be removed to add more comfort. The wires don’t bother me and neither does the gore.
As for the overall fit on me, the cups are nice and deep and I fill them nicely. My left boob quads a bit, so I will probably end up removing the elastic along the top so the cups are less closed like I did on my beige Fortuna. The gore does not completely tack; it’s maybe a pinky away. I’m hopeful that if I remove the elastic, it’ll give a tiny bit more space in the cups and the gore might actually tack. (It seemed to work for my beige one.)
I’m happy with this bra and excited to be adding it into my rotation! I’m a total Polish bra convert and looooving it.
UPDATE 1: Side boning was removed. Ended up not needing to remove the elastic on top of the cups because it’s a thinner elastic than the beige Fortuna had (the elastic on this one is similar or the same as my Scheherazade bra). Gore tacks better once things settle. Great bra! My only complaint now is that it creaks like crazy. 🥴 Hopefully it’ll stop once the bra gets washed and worn a bit more.
UPDATE 2: (3/23/21) The band is now 76cm resting and 89.5cm stretched. Kris Line bands seem to stretch a lot over time, but that’s the benefit of having 4 sets of hooks, I guess! Read more 340 more words
I’ll get straight to the point: I really like the Kris Line Fortuna. It’s pretty, delicate, and comfortable!
The gore tacks on this one, unlike the 75JJ - Kris Line » Fortuna Biustonosz Soft (6414) . Weirdly enough, though, I get slight quad boob on the 75K, but didn’t on the 75JJ? I might alter the top of the cups and remove the elastic because I *think* that would solve the problem.
The one thing I have about this particular bra is that the straps and band are both a little too long, so I’d probably go for a 75L next time, but otherwise fits great. I went bigger in the band because this is a black bra and IME black Kris Line bras are usually very snug in the band. There’s also a little wrinkling on the top of the cup on my smaller side, but I’d take that over quadding right now.
Very comfortable and I probably won’t have to remove the boning because the band isn’t so tight that the boning hurts.
I was fortunate enough to try this bra courtesy of Santa from LaBella Intimates in Florida! See the story below, but long story short it’s going back, so I wanted to upload the measurements in case it would help someone else. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
(Story: I ordered a 75JJ KL Brilliant and Santa (the store owner) reaches out to me to tell me that she would have to order that size from Poland because it was out of stock and it would take about 8 weeks to arrive. She suggested that she send me a 75JJ Fortuna ...to try on instead and if it fit she would order the Brilliant for me. Such a sweet woman and an amazing business owner!)
The 75JJ Fortuna fits closer to a 34H UK. Unfortunately, the 75JJ is not the right size for me for Fortuna; HOWEVER, I know from the measurements and other reviews that the Brilliant seems to run larger than most other KL bras. I’m hoping that the 75JJ Brilliant will fit just right! (I also have a 75K Fortuna on the way from Aurellie Fashion on Amazon, but it’s taking FOREVER to get here!)
Quality: like the other KL bra I’ve purchased, the quality is pretty great! The material is soft and forms to the body well. There are some stray threads that poke out in places, but other than that the quality is excellent!
Comfort: this is a very comfortable bra! It has enough depth at the wire for me (!!!) and overall fit well besides the gore. The gore floats, but it wasn’t uncomfortable (Side note: had anyone else ever noticed that the KL ads for the bras almost all have floating gores? Is that how they’re supposed to fit?). The wires are firm, but again, not uncomfortable. The material is soft mesh, not scratchy at all. The band is comfortably snug. Lastly, the wires don’t poke on the sides, although I think in this particular model in this size they are a little too narrow for my shape.
Appearance: like most (if not all) KL bras, this bra is absolutely beautiful! It’s classy, slightly sexy. The lace is to die for!
Overall, I think Kris Line is going to be my *best* fitting bra, if only for the fact that it’s deep enough and projected enough to not wrinkle and conform to my body correctly!!
I’ll give an update once my 75K KL Fortuna arrives. I’m really excited to see how it fits! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 321 more words
Randomly ordered this on Lace Lingerie for a reasonable price, I had read that this one ran a little small but they only had it in 80JJ so I figured maybe that would work?
Sadly it is a little small indeed. I have grown a little though, however comparing the measurements of this with both my other Kris Line, it does seem that this runs a little smaller. A return it is. I'm not sure if I should keep trying Kris Line or not anymore, I'm not sure if the shape is right for me, like, I think it's TOO round for my boob shape?
Anyway on to the bra ...itself.
It's very beautiful, I love the color, it's a very lovely blue color with little embroidery details. The cup material is double layer mesh (which I hate) and it's a little irritating, but the band is silky soft. The mesh is not stretchy. The embroidery has some sparkle thread in it too which is pretty when it catches the light. The straps are chuuunky, love how wide they are. The embroidery stops at about shoulder height.
the bra creaks a lot with the smallest movement. It's a bit of a miss for me this one, but it was worth a try. Read more 101 more words
I wrote a whole review and then accidentally clicked “delete” at the bottom so now I’m mad and I’m not going into detail all over again. (Sorry.)
The main points I was trying to make: -This weird space at the gore. -The wires seem perfect on the sides but weird in the middle by the gore. -I think this might be a “parachute bra”. -I’m keeping it because I don’t want to deal with return shipping to Poland again. -I’m planning on using this bra to experiment with different wires that I ordered online.
Sorry for being brief, but like I said I had a whole thing typed and then it disappeared due to my own error.
The quality is typical Kris Line quality. It’s comfortable, but it isn’t a great fit. The appearance is on par with the other 3 Fortunas I’ve owned and/or tried.
This is super cute, and I was really hoping it would fit me! Unfortunately, all Kris Line bras I've tried seem to have extremely long U-shaped wires. I think I should have sized down to an 80K or 80KK. The gore is wonderfully narrow and the cup is almost perfect, so I'm tempted to try swapping out the underwire for a slightly shorter and wider one, but I'm not sure it will work. The gore is so wonderfully narrow and low! And the cups almost fit me perfectly! Maybe if I wear it for a few days it will stretch out a bit to fit me? :/