Stella Malina (Raspberry) is a real stunner.
This is NOT a colour for the faint of heart, let me tell you.
Now, MagdaBras4you will tell you: "April LOVES pink!!" and this bra is a very, very saturated pink colour.
This style is one of the deeper/more projected at the wire and more narrow soft balcony bras that I have from Kris line.
No wire-bending needed. It fit me right out of the box, with no wrinkling anywhere and a nice tack at the gore.
I would be tempted to say, "I wish all KL softcups fit me like this. I wish they were all like this right out ... of the box."
Which leads me to this: I have many KL softcup balcony bras now and they seem to follow a trend: there are those with 1 vertical seam and those with 2 vertical seams. Those that are constructed like this one, with 2 vertical seams, tend to fit like this!
Stella is a 4 part cup construction with 3 lower panels (2 vertical seams) and 1 upper horizontal panel.
The lower sections have a delicate embroidery and are lined in mesh.
The upper panel is unlined and has a much more ornate embroidery. It also has a narrow colour-matched elastic that closes the top of the cup a little. I personally LOVE this elastic (I have short roots and firm tissue) but if you have tall soft roots, it could be a different case for you.
The cradle and gore are both covered with ornate embroidery as well.
There is a small bow with a fairy charm at the gore.
From the inside you can see that the gore is in the inverted V-shape that I like. It dips up and is great if you are short-waisted.
The straps have a picot trim to prevent adjuster slippage and are decorated with an embroidered panel and therefore, technically, only 1/2 adjustable, but the adjuster can be forced over the embroidery if needed to shorten the straps more.
The band is TTS for KL - size is 65 and it measures 65cm un-stretched. It is made of a soft, matte/sueded firm knitwear. I LOVE this material for bands and panties alike. It is soft, comfortable, supportive and stretchy. It washes and retains its shape and colour very well.
I chose Brazilian (stringo-szorty) bottoms and Magda sent me the matching garter as a BEAUTIFUL birthday gift. Both pieces are constructed beautifully from a combination of the embroidered panels, matte knitwear and opaque mesh.
They fit as expected - i.e. small!!
KL panties and garters fit small. I usually wear XS underwear and I always buy size Small in KL and even then they are quite snug. However, the design and construction, and therefore fit and look, of their bottoms are superb.
This bra cost about 150 PLN - which converts to about $50 Canadian. Well worth it for such great quality and detail!! Much thanks to MagdaBras4you for helping me to purchase this set direct from Poland where Kris Line lingerie is made.
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Updated on May 19, 2019 Flag this