As Kris Line is a Polish brand, I was hoping that they would manufacture to the same quality and standard of fit as my favourite Ewa Michalak. My reason for looking elsewhere is that Ewa Michalak do not do unpadded bras in my size range and it would be great to have a lacy number or two on hand for appropriate occasions.
I happened upon the Kris Line Jasmine bra and was bewitched by its beautiful colour and design.
Image courtesy of Brastop
As with the Queen Body, I ordered a 36HH, which was the largest cup available. An interesting point to note is that Kris Line do not offer HH+ cups on their site…!
As you can see, the bra is every bit as beautiful as the stock photo suggested. It is more violet in real life than my photos show – they make it look almost cornflower but it is definitely purple and not blue.
The cups are made from quite possibly the softest lace I have ever found on a bra and the bottom of the cups are double-lined for extra support. There is a cute bow on the centre gore and the straps are 3/4 adjustable and have some stretch but not too much. They are also of reasonable thickness (I am not referring to width here) so should be very comfortable when worn all day. The band was a good fit, although I think I would have gone for a 34 had this been a keeper and the corresponding cup size was available.
As the pictures above show, sadly the HH cups were far too small for me. They cut into the tops of my boobs, causing that dreaded quad-boob which is never a good look. It’s such a shame the bra is not available in larger cup sizes as I could see it gave superb uplift and shape for a non-padded bra. It really was incredibly comfortable and I felt very feminine when wearing it. I think I would need at least two cup sizes bigger for this one to work for me.
I do hope that Kris Line decide to extend the cup sizes available in their designs as, from the two items I have tried from them, I am extremely impressed with this company. It is clear they have paid great attention to detail when designing and manufacturing their lingerie and I am sure they will do very well in 2012 and beyond.