Holy shape mismatch, Batman! I want to love this bra because it reminds me so, so much of a softcup Ewa Michalak Pl Violet (165) in terms of color, but the shape is all wrong for my breasts-- not projected enough, which pushes the cups down enough that I quad slightly in it. It's a shame, and I may keep it anyway because *violet soft bra*, but it doesn't do much except make them pointy-- not just in the vintage, bullet bra way (it kind of does that too), but in the "my boobs exist in a space on my chest that is about three inches ...tall" way. It's not noticeable under my work uniform, so I wear it anyway, but I wouldn't wear it under a more fitted outfit.
Onto the bra itself:
The cups are made up of a double-layered mesh bottom, with delicate leaf-like stitching in the same shade. The cup upper is a single layer of non-stretch lace. Off of my body, the cups look far more projected than they actually are-- damn you, Kris Line, and your deceptive but beautiful bra!
The band is about an inch of what appears to be the same non-stretch lace as the upper cup over the same mesh as the inside bottom cup, side boning, and then the rest is nylon in the same shade as the rest of the bra. The hooks are a slightly lighter shade, halfway between the shade of the bra and a pure white.
All in all, it's a beautiful bra and I may keep it to see if it fits better when I've lost more weight, but for right now it's definitely not a bra that fits well. Read more 176 more words
Kris Line is a brand I don't really hear much about. It seems to have been eclipsed by other Polish brands, which is a shame. I feel like you might be missing out if you don't give at least one of these bras a try! The Jasmine caught my eye when it was on sale on Brastop, and I read the few reviews I could find about it before deciding on a size. There seemed to be a consistent warning that Kris Line tends to have firm bands. With that in mind, I ordered a 32FF instead of, say, a 30G.
I probably could have gotten away ...with a 30G. Not to say the band is incredibly loose, but I have to use the tightest hooks. However, the bra is quite lovely. I love the color, and the lace is a nice touch. And get this: it's NOT SCRATCHY. I find the cup style is very similar to the Cleo Lucy (5851) however the resulting boob shape is quite different. It's one of those three part, unpadded cups. But unlike the Lucy, it seems to make my boobs quite perky and up front. Without a shirt on, the shape could almost be pointy, but trust me, I've had some bras that really gave me that pointy triangle look, and this isn't one of them. I almost want to call this shape "retro" because it's not uber-rounded? But it looks great under a fitted top.
The Jasmine is also a very comfortable bra. Its straps are set in a little closer and the cup height is good in that it doesn't gouge out my armpits, always a concern if you have a petite frame, or high set breasts. Yes, I have actually slept in this bra.
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[Update]: The Bratabase info on Kris Line in general is that they are made for close set breasts. I forgot to add -- mine aren't close set, they are more average, with some splaying? Maybe this particular model is different. The gore *is* narrow, but I like it that way. I've found that gores that are too wide dig into my boob area in an unpleasant manner. In addition, I don't like my boobs pushed into my armpits, which some shallower bras tend to do. I like my boobs pushed forward and up. Read more 310 more words
This bra is gorgeous! I love the materials, and it seems very well made. Unfortunately, Brastop offers a very limited range of sizes in this brand. I seem to be finding that I usually wear between a 28HH and a 28J, but I got this in a 30H because I'd read the band runs tight. I don't find that to be particularly true- I'm an inbetweener 28 (measuring 29" ) and on the tightest hook this fits me well. I think a true 28 would find the band much too large.
The cups might run a touch on the small side. It fits my smaller breast alright, but ...my larger breast bubbles over a good bit resulting in double boob. Luckily this isn't noticeable in clothes, because even though this isn't the best size for me (if given the opportunity I'd purchase a 28J in a heartbeat!) I LOVE the uplift this bra gives! It looks a little pointy without clothes, but once a shirt is on over it your breasts just look high and mighty! For example, bent over naked my bust measurement is 40". In a usual bra, standing, it's around 38", but in this bra it's around 39.5"!
My only other complaint is that the center gore comes up a little high for my close set breasts, and sits on top of breast tissue in the center because of this. Also, the straps adjust short enough for me, but they are not fully adjustable. Read more 138 more words