OK, to begin, this was the first Polish brand (in fact, this particular set) that I "noticed" after first trying Ewa Michalak.
How, why, I don't know, but this brand(and set) has been on my radar for more than 6 months. At regular price, Samanta is a little "pricey" though (i.e. like EM) so I was nervous to try without being able to make returns.
But, when they had a sale and I had already tried so many other Polish brands, I sent MagdaBras4you a message asking her to please place me an order so we could try the brand.
I am not disappointed. At ...all. This was money well-spent.
This brand is QUALITY. There is so much good to say about it. The fit is different though, as will be apparent from my photos, measurements and comments.
Delight is peach. PURE peach. This is probably the "prettiest" bra in my drawer. When Magda received it, she too, immediately LOVED the colours and embroidery.
This style, A922, is Samanta's deepest, fullest cup and is the style they recommend for large, soft breasts. I don't have particularly large or soft breasts, but I do have very projected breasts and I was told that this is also their deepest cup, so I decided to try it. I also chose this one over their other softcup styles because all the others have detachable straps and I LOATHE detachable straps. Seriously. It's hatred.
Anyhow, I digress.
This bra has U-shaped wires. They are true and pure U-shaped. The cups are narrow and VERY deep. VERY deep. I barely fill them. Just barely. If I scoop and swoop, I don't fill them. OMG. For the first time, I don't scoop and swoop. In fact, there is a little bit of empty space at the bottom, as can be seen by the wrinkling in the pics.
Let me tell you, there is SPACE at the bottom of this cup. If you are FOB, this bra is a pure goldmine because that's where it's space is.
Also notable is how sheer this bra is considering that it comes in sizes so much larger than mine. This is soft, sexy and feminine. Even the side sling almost disappears.
The cups on this bra are tall though. Very much so. They almost eat my armpits. I wonder what it would fit like if I sized down...
...but at this size, I get a SOLID tack. Top to bottom, full tack. Yoo-hoo.
The cradle and gore are also the same power-mesh lined knitwear as the band. STRENGTH. This band is firm and VERY TTS for a 65. If you struggle to find a tight band, look no further. These are like Ewa bands. And, Samanta even makes size 60 bands. But...at this size, only 2 hooks per row. This is a bit of a disappointment, but VERY common in my size of 65G.
Straps. These straps are decorated and PADDED. These have got to be the dreamiest straps I have ever experienced. They're also on the semi-soft I have from this brand, btw. The BEST. I LOVE them and they have plenty of room for adjustment. I am only half way up with the slider.
The panties have no seams on the edges at the back. Zero panty lines. This is terrific. They are VERY TTS for a Small. I find them a little loose, which means they are TTS for a Small.
This bra set is gorgeous and of very high quality. The fit is different though and the resulting "look" is different. What do you all think?? Read more 483 more words
stacybug very graciously sent me two of her Samanta bras to try on; she offered when she saw I was interested in trying out the brand after reading AGBras glowing reviews. Thank you so much! Ut helps so much to be able to narrow down which styles and sizes fit before taking the plunge and ordering new bras from overseas! I love that the community here is so helpful and willing to do things like that to help out others. You guys are amazing.
This bra is very well made and beautiful, but sadly didn't fit me. ...The cups have one vertical seam up the middle and one across the top where the lace meets the padded cups. The lace is a pretty beige color with leaf designs, and the rest of the cup is beige as well. The straps are padded, very wide set, and are made to be detachable. There are only two clasps on the band; I prefer 3, but it's not a deal breaker personally.
The fit on this was odd, probably due to the shape of the cups. It was too shallow at the bottom of the cup, but too open at the top. The gore didn't tack, which hardly ever happens to me. The straps were way way too wide, enough to make it very uncomfortable to even put on. This may be because they are detachable. I never really have occasion to wear a strapless bra, so having removable straps isn't necessary for me personally.
I can narrow down this style of semi-soft bra from Samanta; I'll stick with their unpadded bras, as the one I tried (and ultimately will be buying from stacybug!) fits me so much better. Read more 187 more words
Ok, I need one of you to go East, and one of you to go West. When you find my boobs, tell them we’re gonna meet right here near the middle! Lol oh so Samantha bras and I are just a fail when it comes to shape match. However, if you can fit the mold, this bra is gorgeous! Pictures don’t do the color justice. The embroidery is beautiful and the appliqué on the straps is very eye catching. Straps are actually detachable. Assuming you can criss cross them in the back or swap them out for clear straps or fancy straps with crystals if you have or want to wear it as such. Straps are very wide set and eat my armpits like it’s a main course meal. Band is nice and firm. Very sheer and sexy, but it’s just not for me with the fit.
I have been lusting over the emboirderies on Samanta bras for months. But, before getting Magda to order some for me, I really wanted to try one in my size, or close to my size, to get a gauge of their fit and quality. So, for $30 I bought one from a fellow Bratabase user, figuring I'd rather risk $30 than $100+.
First, I'll comment on fit:
This band, listed as 65, is tighter than any 65 I have tried so far. That being said, it wasn't too tight to fasten BUT...the wires distort very, very quickly when the band is stretched on this bra.
Being an I cup, I knew ...it was going to be too big - I just wanted to see how much too big. I usually wear a 65G in EM bras and Samanata's calculator gives me 65H as suggested size.
The wires are much wider on this cup than I anticipated it would be. They go under my armpits.
Now, I am not sure if it's just because the cup overall is too big, but I suspect that it's A) wider than an EM would be in this cup size and B) they were distorted by me having to stretch the band to get it closed.
The straps are also too wide and the wing comes up into my armpit - all I suspect due to it simply being too big for me.
The thing that puzzles me the most about this bra is what's going on with the gore - it folds over itself and therefore, jabs me in the chest.
Also, when I laid this bra down to take photos, I noticed that when closed, the bra won't lie flat on the table. If this common in small band/larger cup bras? It doesn't happen on any of the others that I own.
Now, let's talk about quality of construction and appearance of the bra:
This bra is GORGEOUS. The embroideries are just as nice as they appear online in photos.
This one is a unique colourway - it's not blue and it's not purple. It's indigo. And the embroideries are gold with metallic copper. It's stunning.
It's a 3-part balcony bra with one vertical seam and one, upper, diagonal seam. There's a side sling in the cup, too, for extra support.
The band is a nice soft knit and the straps are super comfy and the embroidery continues half way up. Surprisingly, I did not need to shorten the straps up over my shoulder as I do in my EM bras.
The cups are made from a mesh that isn't quite as soft as the sheer mesh EM uses - I wonder would that change with washing?
Overall, I LOVE this bra, and would order more, but only if I had a little more confidence about what size and how the wires and gore would react in that size. Read more 363 more words
I took a chance on this bra via Zulily after reading a heap into Samanta as a brand. I was a bit turned off by the €17.50 Eurozone(!) delivery when ordering direct, and Zulily managed to take three weeks just to ship to Australia (it's usually five business days) let alone processing... I digress - I have a Samanta in my hands, finally!
Firstly, this bra is beautifully well made. The lower half of the cup is a double-layered stretch fabric: the outside fabric is silky, and the inside fabric a thin-ish, soft stretchy mesh not unlike what is used in some higher-end bra bands. As a result the ...bra was surprisingly adaptable to my very projected shape despite appearing fairly shallow at first (I'll get back to this). There's a relatively small side support sling which is the silky fabric on both sides, and the same fabric is on the strap as well. The upper cup is a non-stretch mesh with some gorgeous embroidery (although there's nothing between the back of the embroidery and your skin, so those with sensory concerns may wish to be cautious), with a strip of elastic holding the top of the cup in place. The straps are decently thick, fully adjustable with a subtle ruching pattern on the top which also helps prevent slipping. The gore detail is very minimal, which to me adds to the appeal.
I wish the fit was as nice as the craftsmanship. Now, to their credit Samanta does explain the A211 cut as "ensuring maximum subtlety and comfort" and neither of these factors are incorrect. Having avoided their A922 (deepest) cut as it's self-described as a minimiser, I was surprised to put the Semi on to find my boobs effectively minimised. Nothing against minimising one's chest, but this isn't a look I like on myself. The coverage felt no different to a Panache balconette - however, it's obvious that this bra is also one cup size too small for me. I'd sized down after reading that Samanta ran large in cup and band, I found the 70 band TTS to a 32 (veering towards loose but not by much), I generally wear a 32G in unlined styles so if I were to order a Samanta again this would probably be my true size, however I feel this would push most of their cuts into the too-much-bra territory for me. I think if the top half of the cup was also stretch mesh/lace, this wouldn't be an issue, but the embroidery might feel otherwise.
It is certainly a comfortable bra, though! Lightweight wires mean I don't get a tacking gore, but this isn't too much of a surprise considering the only Polish bras that tack for me are unlined EMs (the cup sizing didn't help, of course), not to mention that it certainly helps with the comfort. The wires themselves are nice and narrow, with some give between the wire and strap. The straps are placed similarly wide to EM, which I find a bit too wide for my shoulder but manageable, and they are just stretchy enough to not dig in while still giving support. I do get some quadding once my breasts are settled but this is likely more to do with the sizing error than the actual design (i.e. I don't think I'd have this issue in my correct size), however I'd proceed with caution if you're especially FOT - I'm relatively FOT however I get much more quadding in 32G non-stretch Cleos than in this bra. The wing height is also on par with Comexim so this bra may be your friend if stabby wires are an ongoing battle. As for the projection - as mentioned it's surprisingly adaptable, it's certainly not EM 3HC levels of projection but I'd equate it roughly to a Panache Jasmine. My breasts aren't even remotely self-supporting and I can see them bullying this bra halfway down my chest for the first few wears, but perhaps in time the stretchiness will work in my favour.
Ultimately, I love the materials and it's a very comfortable bra, I don't like the full coverage aspect or the ultimate shape on me. This bra will certainly serve its purpose but is unlikely to become a staple rotation bra for me - but I'm inclined to try a different cut to see if my luck lies elsewhere.
** Edit to add: I have since altered this bra to remove the elastic strip at the top of the cups, on the mesh half. Unfortunately this didn't completely solve the issue of the quadding due to the embroidery, although it helped a little bit. However, an unexpected surprise was the change in appearance of the design - the elastic hides the gorgeous detailing on the edge of the cups, which is now visible in its full glory. So I would definitely still say that this bra is slightly too small for me, but now it feels much more special https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 727 more words
I adore this bra. The cups are so narrow and deep (this size, 65I, is two cup sizes smaller than my typical EU size). They are so deep that I would definitely recommend sizing down in the cup.
I sized down in the band as well, because the band runs a tiny bit stretchy (not a full band size though) and I am really in between a 65 (30) and 70 (32) anyway. I may wear this with one hook of an extender, though, as I might be getting a touch of wire distortion.
This bra is so so gorgeous. I adore the trim that runs around the entire band, I love the red and pink flowers embroidered all over it. It has pink detailing on the straps as well as a pink bow at the center and the signature gold "S" Samanta charm.
I love this bra! The gore doesn't completely tack but I always seem to have trouble with longer gores not tacking and more than likely it's due to the small wires on this bra and my breast asymmetry. The band fits firm and although it only has 2 hooks, it is stable. I always thought it better to go up to 3 hooks on certain sizes but Samanta doesn't seem to think so. The narrow wires help to lift and push the breasts into the center which I prefer. The material on the cups is very soft too. The lace is a little stiff but it's not unbearable. ...Might think differently after wearing for a longer period of time than just trying it on. Now I just wish Samanta would ship to North America. I got this from a Zulily event to test for size and fit. Pleased on both although I think I'd do my sister size in a 95 band next time just because of how stiff the band is. I seem to be the first adding this bra to the database too...thought I'd see it here but maybe it's due to Samanta not shipping to North America. Read more 92 more words
When they named this bra Intensa they weren't kidding! In online pictures the color looked like a saturated coral. In person it is an almost fluorescent orange with deep pink bows at gore and straps. Very bright, but still pretty.
The bottom part of the cups are padded with a thin, flexible, yet somewhat firm foam. The top part is just the stretch lace that covers the whole cup, allowing a nice bit of semi-sheerness. The band is made of a soft microfiber; wings and gore are lined with mesh for stabilty. Straps are wide-set and half-adjustable. The front part is quite firm and cushioned, backs are ...stretchy. Straps are supposedly convertible, but in reality they're way too short to wear crossed in back.
Don't let the measured depth of the cups fool you - they are deep and wide and will accommodate extra volume in the bottom. Consider sizing down in the cups and up in the band. The band of my 75H only stretched to 32.5", which might be snug for a 70 let alone a 75. I generally wear either a 34 or 36 band. If it were available I'd want this in an 80F and I'd probably wear an extender on it at first.
This bra and the 211 style are designed for softer breasts. Seems like an excellent choice for those with FOB and pendulous shapes who would like a pop of color in their bradrobe.
This bra is a real stunner! But it’s not quite right for me. This Polish semisoft is a gorgeous golden tan colour with cream, lilac, peach, and rose gold snowflakes and vines embroidery. At the center gore, there is a peachy pink shimmering gauze bow with a gold s charm (though it looks like a g). The straps have that snowflake like embroidery on them which does make them not fully adjustable. There is a thick band across the inside edge of the sheer mesh upper cups.
And this is where things start to go wrong with the fit for me. I’m not sure if it’s too small ...or too big as I have open space under the sheer sections but the elastic band is digging in. Does it need firmer and/or fuller upper breast tissue? Is it a size issue or a shape issue? Is it my soft tissue or my tall but not tall roots? Is it a problem with the cup height? The cup width seems to be to be ok for my narrowish roots and the depth seems to be ok. I can’t speak for the immediate projection because I have not worn it for more than a few minutes at a time.
Secondly, this band is pretty snug, and it’s also somewhat squeaky. I gather that this can be made to go away. Perhaps it would squeak less on a smaller ribcage. Maybe it’s a manufacturing defect. I dunno. I know squeaky bras do happen.
The takeaway is that this bra is stunningly beautiful but sadly a shape and/or size mismatch. Read more 158 more words
Third time's the charm with Samanta! Previously I tried a 70F A922 Aurora (too deep) and a 65G A122 (technically fit but too pointy for my taste). I love Samanta's designs, but they are so difficult to get a hold of in the U.S. When this one popped up on Zulily, I decided I'd give this brand one last try before giving up.
Well, this is hands down one of the most beautiful bras I own. It's grey with burgundy, bright pink and orange floral embroidery... such a striking and whimsical combo. The materials and finishing all appear to be very high quality.
I had thought that ...the A142 cut would be too shallow for my projected boobs, but actually it's not at all. The wires are quite narrow, and the marks left when I took off the bra revealed that they actually managed to stay in my IMF throughout the day. In the pictures, you can see the residual marks left from my Panache Cari, which sits much lower on me in comparison. The cups have a small side sling, which helps produce a very centered and rounded shape in combination with the vertical seams. The straps are quite wide set... they don't bother me personally but I think their placement might be irritating for someone with petite or narrow shoulders. The band is really silky and fits TTS. The only minor fit issue I have is related to the flexible wires and somewhat high gore--- my close-set boobs tend to push it away from my sternum, preventing a proper tack. I've read on Sophisticated Pair before that Samanta bras aren't designed to fully tack like UK bras do, so I'm not worried about it however. Read more 181 more words
Like Ewa Bien, it is really difficult to get your hands on a Samanta bra! The company does not want to ship to Canada or even USA, they always answered me with the same message saying the cost depends on where you live, and never answer back when I gave my infos and said I wanted to buy from them!! How frustrating.
So I finally got this one from Zulily and unfortunately it is not the right size for me. But the fit would have been ok with the right size! The wires are narrow like I like. The quality looks pretty good and the look is really feminine. I'm so sad it is not right for me!
The 65 band looks more like a 70 to me. Also since there is only 2 hooks and that the straps are thin, I don't get any support with that loose band. For the cup, it is a polish measure, so the 65G is NOT like a normal G. It's more like a UK32F to me.
Bra provides a nice, natural, rounded shape. Doesn't do much in the lift department and doesn't enhance cleavage, but does provide a lot of support. Gore lays flat without being tight in the front. This bra does come up rather high under my arms, particularly in the front crease between arm pit/shoulder/breast tissue. It's impossible to wear with a sleeveless top or dress without being seen... although it is fluorescent orange so it is meant to be seen https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> The band has some stretch to be comfortable, but not too much to lack in support. Wish there were 3 hooks instead of 2 in the back. Material isn't as high-end as I'd prefer, but as this is my first foray into Samanta, I'll take it!
I love my first taste of Samanta! This style was not compatible with my shape but I now have an idea of what ones would work for me. From my understanding, this is a full-coverage style which is where most of my incompatibility comes from.
Pros: Super cute, tts band that is comfortable and soft, awesome shape, depth is tts
Cons: Samanta does not ship to the US so I cannot order directly (boo!), cups are too full coverage for me, cups rub and harass my armpits, and not enough immediate projection (very minor issue that I would have overlooked if I kept the bra), and the wires are on the wider side of average.
I would love to try more Samanta styles but I'm having issues finding stockists that ship to the US. Samanta does if you ask specially, but it's very costly. Their styles are so gorgeous and I'm so bummed that it's so difficult to order them.
Polish bras are like the lottery. Once you buy 2 cups more than you should, another time 2 cups less. This is the first time I've tried Samanta. I was pretty sure that it would be too big but I really wanted to try it. Obviously the cups are too big (only Comexim I can wear in 70F/G). A lot of empty space inside, bra at least 1 size too big, but when cups pulled a little it gives nice shape - however im not sure how the shape would be in my good size. The wires are probably okay for 70F, however I need narrower, I'm much better ...with wires that are 13cm wide. They're soft and comfortable even if the gore is quite high. The band it's proper size 70, stretching to 80cm, unfortunately made of one layer of mesh. Straps are half adjustable but just spot on for me when made tight. They're not too wide as well. The front part has extra ribbon that looks really gorgeous with the grey bra. Overall pretty bra but definitely I need size 70DD or E or even 65E/F Read more 80 more words
SUPER comfy! Lovely narrow comfy wires. The band is too big and runs big, very stretchy, but I love this bra so much the I'm keeping it and wearing it on the tightest hooks. When it stretches out I will alter it. Samanta describes this cut as : "The design of the stiffened push - up type bra is directed to women with larger breasts. Raises, rounds and collects the bust promoting cleavage and providing strong support. Cups cover 80 % of the breasts.The cups are mounted on a 3/4 high gore, which encourages the display of cleavage.Ensuring maximum comfort while wearing. This model is especially dwsigned for women with softer, less firm breast. It's perfect women who have just completed breastfeeding.". The cups are soft thin foam without push-up padding, but come with cookie pads and the cups have cookie pockets. I get wonderful gentle cakes on a plate cleavage. The bra has three part cups, one vertical seam and one semi horizontal one.
Bought in a recent Zulily event. I, like probably everyone else, guessed at my size based on Miss Underpinnings's reviews and then crossed my fingers.
Unfortunately, I guessed wrong--I might be able to take a 65I in one of Samanta's "very deep" constructions, but there's nowhere near enough projection at the gore in this style for me. (A225 is a half-padded cut. Samanta's site states that it's designed for larger breasts, but I don't think it's one of their "very deep" styles.) I can fit at least two fingers between the gore and my sternum. Because I have very close-set breasts and funky ribs, my gores usually don't tack ...firmly all the way down, but this is a bit silly even for me. I marked the tops of the cups as wrinkling on the fit quiz, though it's really only the portion near my armpits and probably due mostly to the fact that the cups are a bit tall for me. Even that wrinkling goes away when I push the gore down to my chest, and then all is quadboob. I'm slightly FOT, so the elastic strip reinforcing the top of the cup definitely wasn't helping.
On the plus side, the gore is among the narrowest I've tried, and it's the closest I've come to one that's narrow enough for me all the way down--most are too wide at the top and then WAY too wide at the bottom. Now if it would only tack...
The band feels like a 28 or tight 30. No complaints there. I'd say it's comparable to the Ewa Michalak 65 bands I've tried.
These are the thinnest straps I've had on a bra since I was maybe fourteen. They're half-adjustable and fully detachable, which is a nice and fairly uncommon touch. The materials are comfortable and the shape looks promising--I'm definitely interested in trying more half-padded styles and more Samanta, if I can crack their sizing.
(Sharing as an adventure in case there are others like me who especially enjoy reviews of less-common brands. One day I'm gonna fly to Poland and try on EVERYTHING.) Read more 238 more words
Another special thanks to stacybug for sending me this to try on, and ultimately, letting me buy it from her!
The cups on this bra are quite deep! It's nice and narrow and projected, which is perfect for me. It's technically a cup size smaller than my usual size; that's how deep these cups are. The straps are quite wide; since the cups are constructed differently from Ewa Michalak styles, I'm a little nervous to try to move the straps closer together. Plus, the embroidery on this is to die for. It's soooo pretty. I'm afraid I would ruin parts of it! Along the sides of the cups on the inside are these side panels, made of the same non-stretch mesh as the cups themselves. The straps are padded on the underside, which makes them a lot more comfortable than typical bra straps. The color is this bra is really beautiful. It's a peachy pinkish orange. I'd love to try more Samanta bras like this!
I think my expectations were too high towards this bra. I just have no luck with this brand. I knew the band would be too small, so tried it with an extender. I am getting a bit of quadding, not enough depth at the gore and my unevennes really shows in this bra. The embroidery is lovely, but not a good choice under tight smooth shirts.
gratiat Had asked if this bra could compare to the Ewa Michalak SM style. This bra fits nothing like it a SM. SM is MUCH shallower at the bottom of the cup, so it gives more of a push up effect than this bra. In terms of style, quality, beauty of embroidery: yes, ABSOLUTELY on par with EM.
Another wonderful and enlightening review!!
Fabulous review! Keep ‘em coming. I’m making my shopping list. :D
I love the peach! Looks great on you. Where did you see the 60 bands? Last I looked they only had a 65M.
Sovavosi Not many left...largest cup in 60 band is K.
Maybe they're phasing out because their bands are pretty small as is, and not enough demand.
AGBras not surprised. Thanks anyway!
OMG this is beautiful-thanks for the comparison to SM. I still love it so much and I'm definitely adding this to my dream list. It looks amazing on you, and it's useful to know it runs deep.
Agree, this is a great bra. I have one exactly like this and in fact, I happened to wear it today! It's was very hot here today and it's a good bra for hot weather.
It suits you very well - great fit!
My breasts and soft and heavy and this provides lift and support for them.
That looks amazing! I would love to try this brand.
It does look like the bra is really high in your armpit; does that big you? I have that issue with Ewa bras more often than not, and it makes them nigh unwearable until I move that elastic and the straps over so they are narrower. (Thank goodness for sewing machines)
Would you say the straps are set wider, the same, or narrower than Ewa bras?
Also, if you don't mind me asking, how much did this bra cost?
I meant "bug" not "big" you hahah
mandapandarawks you kill me. Lol.
The straps aren't really wider, but the cup is taller, so yes, it comes up into my tail of spence about 1/2cm more. It bugs me a little but I'm not particularly sensitive and I wear a different style bra everyday so irritation is very very rare.
I did a photo comparison for you of A922 vs BM:
This season, Samanta has released a new full cup style - A143 - that seems to have closer straps. I'm eager to try.
Oh that comparison helps a lot! Thanks for taking the time to do that. :3
I might have to try one of these. This brand is on my next to buy list for sure!
mandapandarawks my pleasure! I realized that it would be good to put them with the rest of the pics of the bra for future reference, so i did.
NB. In semisoft I can get away with 65G but should size up and A142 in need 65H. This cut is definitely the deepest I have ever had in 65G apart from a KL Sicila that I own which is uncharacteristically deep for that brand/size.
mandapandarawks - if you would think it might be in your size range and you'd like me to send you my 70H to try on for idea on fit, PM me. I think I owe you one as I am the current beneficiary of the neon Kostar that's floating aground the universe looking for someone to fit.
Ohhh, that would be awesome! I'll send you a PM :) If the cups are super deep, it might fit me!
Lol that poor Kostar bra... I hope it finds a loving home.
Ooh! I love the peach! The idea of deep cups is wonderful, but it’s the cup height and armpit eater that scares me from it. I need 9.5-10” depth but it’s really dependent on 1) how wide the wires/cups are 2) how deep at the wire they are 3) how tall the cups are and 4) how open or closed off they are on top.
Would you say that the Samanta A922 is deeper than your Gorsenia 65G Margo? I am trying to figure out if a 65H would be too big for me or if so should consider a 70G if the bands are that firm.
tintallie yes, absolutely it is deeper than my Margo. Fits 1/2 cup size bigger. Kinda. Its very different. Deeper, taller cups and wider-feeling straps also.
If you scroll up in these comments you will see photos I posted comparing to an Ewa.