This is another new favorite (thank you Mandapandarawks for sending it to me!). It's a beautiful bra and they put extra effort into the detailing. It's a padded half cup with a flowered pattern. The top edge of the lace matches the color of the lower cup. There's also pretty detailing on the straps. For a padded cup, it has a lot of depth at the wire. The top lace has a strip of elastic to make it more accommodating for all shapes. The band is extra stretchy, to the point of sizing down, but I don't mind a little looser of a band. Also, I love the low, narrow gore!
This bra reminds me of how my Fauve Mia used to fit! I cannot stress enough on how much I love low underwires. It's one of my pet peeves to try on a beautiful bra that fits perfect but the underwires and cups are digging into your armpits. This bra is so well constructed and fits comfortably. Overall pretty bra and perfect cups.
My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. (Special thanks to MamaPagan for sending me this to try out!) Appearance: This bra is really gorgeous. It's a padded 3-part cup (one vertical seam in the middle, one horizontal across the top) made of silky, mauve/purpley fabric. There are delicate black and white flower designs on the fabric. The top, lace part of the cup is rather stiff, and there is a little crystal charm at the gore. Fit: I can't really comment on the fit personally, as it's too large for me. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
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I had been on the hunt for Marcella since I first discovered Kris Line bras. It was a beautiful light purple semi padded bra, and I had to have it. Since it was last year’s model, I was having trouble finding it in a size that fit and even Madga at Tomahuka could find it for me in a 65K, and she’s been great at finding all things Polish for me. The closest she could find was 70I, which I knew would be too ...small in the cup. With the style being discontinued by Kris Line, I thought I’d be out of luck. I then found it on BraStop in a 32J. I eagerly ordered and I was so excited. Much to my dismay, it arrived in 70I. I quickly realized (having never shopped at BraStop before) that they list the general conversion size and NOT the actual manufacturer’s size. Disappointed and greatly frustrated, I was mad but understand they are just trying to make buying easier on their customers who may otherwise be unaware of the sizing differences between brands and standard UK sizing. I only wish they’d have the courtesy to list the actual tag size as well as their assumed estimated conversion which is not correct for many bras. Personally, I don’t care what any store “thinks” a size converts to; I care what the manufacture says it is. I’ve done enough research to know my size and how a bra fits, and get terribly frustrated when I order based on that only to have a completely different size show up, nor do I want to have to convert my treasured brands into standard UK sizing just so I can insure I get the size I intend. I will stick with buy from Tomahuka, it’s so much easier. (Sorry for the rant, but felt it necessary. I know many of you feel my pain with this one.)
I found Marcella to not be as pretty in person as it appears in the pictures. Don’t get me wrong, it is still pretty, but not quite what I expected. The bottom of the cups are a smooth nylon in lavender with a black lace print on them, over a light foam lining. The tops of the cups are black lace. The lace is also scratchy, which is unappealing.
The band measures 27” to a max stretch of 35” with the 4 rows of eyes. It has 3 sets of hooks as well.
Cup depth was 12.5” 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.
For Kris Line bras, I recommend Bras4you.com (same as Tomahuka on eBay mentioned in review.) Magda offers a wide selection and excellent customer service. If she doesn’t have what you’re looking for, and she can get it, she will. I have gotten most of the Kris Line bras I’ve tried from her, and have never been disappointed in her service.