Kris Line – Brand Introduction & Bra Review

17 Sep

During my visit to Moda last month I encountered a brand I had heard of a long time ago – Kris Line. I had never tried their lingerie before so I was eager to see what they had to offer to the full bust industry. As I have been looking into Polish lingerie more recently I was indeed interested to see how they fit but was unsure about the sizing as it can be a bit baffling to someone with no knowledge of the brand in question.

Anna and I talked to the brand representatives and also met their lovely new head of marketing, Patryk. The whole crew was so kind to introduce us to their new SS15 collection but also to tell us a few things that were on Kris Line’s radar in the near future – including a nightwear line especially designed for the most full-busted. After the show Patryk came to talk to us and seemed to be sincerely interested in the industry and also what their customer really need and like. Later on, I got an email from Patryk and we decided to introduce Kris Line properly on Two Cakes On a Plate. This is what they have to say about the brand…

“Kris Line is one of the leading manufacturers of large cup lingerie in Central and Eastern Europe.Kris Line company was founded in 1992. With 20 years of experience in lingerie design and manufacturing we offer premium quality lingerie on over 30 international markets. We produce only in Poland using exclusively top European materials, laces and embroidery.

We are very proud of our modern management methods and high tech technology in production processes. Despite of having 100% EU production we manage to offer our products at prices very competitive to brands who produce in far east.

Our philosophy of looking for high productivity  leads not only to well priced premium quality products. We support European Common market by defending over 1000 workplaces in our company and at our suppliers’ sites.  Our philosophy also reflects in corporate social responsibility, we actively support local healthcare and sport initiatives.  All this allows us to successfully introduce our products to demanding Western European markets. Now we would like to bring our products to the UK.

Each 6 months our designers work on new designs, forms and construction types. Wide range of our products is divided into following collections: basic, fashion, nightwear, nursing and swimwear. Basic collection consists of two models Fortuna and Brilliant. They are available whole year around. Fashion, nightwear and swimwear is designed twice a year for spring/summer and fall/winter seasons.

We realize that high quality and well fitted bra is a guarantee of beautiful and healthy breasts. This is why bra-fitting is Kris Line’s top priority and trade mark for now and many years to come.”

As their bras are not widely sold online nor offline in Europe, UK and US, Kris Line is currently looking for retailers in these areas to widen their market and influence. So if you are a lingerie retailer and feel like Kris Line would be a suitable brand for your business, don’t hesitate to get in contact with them! Also, if you are an individual customer, you always have a chance to ask your local retailer for new brands. If Kris Line seems like a good choice for you, just let people know and you might just get what you want. The size range is enormous, including sizes up to O-cup with the smallest band sizes and 115 bands up to H cup depending on the style.

As the fit of different brands usually differ a lot, Kris Line was so kind to send me a set to review. Here’s how I liked their lingerie…

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The Design: As my first Kris Line set, I picked the gorgeous Marilou Deco in 70H and Small. This style is from Kris Line’s SS14 collection so it is possible that you’ll be able to snatch it up online somewhere either now or later. Older Kris Line styles show up on Zulily and Brastop now and then, so be sure to check them both out to see if you’re in luck.

I chose the Marilou Deco as it was such a lovely unusual colour combination and one can never own too many light-coloured t-shirt bras. The style features almost seamless moulded cups (with one nearly-invisible seam going across the outer part of the cups) and a plunging shape to go well with lower-cut necklines. The shade is a bright lemony yellow with some beautiful grey and yellow embroidery adorning the band and the straps. This style is great under light-coloured shirts and dresses and it is my go-to bra with my ivory Collectif “Phyllis” dress. The colour and the shape allow a lot of outfit options so I would say the Marilou Deco is a great bra for both day- and nighttime. The bra gave me a lovely rounded shape and one of the best cleavages I have ever had in a well-fitting bra and that is always something I appreciate.

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The Fit: Kris Line bras fit a bit differently than you might imagine when you compare to British or even other Polish brands. They do include the double letters, just like Ewa Michalak (who btw used to work for Kris Line!) and all the British brands, but they also include the letter “I” in their size chart. This means figuring your bra size with KL can be a tricky task to do. I was provided with the size chart for their brand and finally opted for the same size as with Ewa Michalak padded bras – 70H (32H).

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My usual size with British brands is now between 30GG and 30H and sometimes I also go for the bigger band size of 32 (eg. with Lepel and Gossard). On the base of this, I would say that Kris Line tends to run smaller in the cups (partially due to the “I” letter being included) so going up a couple of cup sizes is something I would definitely recommend. I also opted to go up a band size as I usually do with Polish brands. I felt like I might be between 65 and 70 with Kris Line but so far the 70 has worked for me fine. However, if I would happen to lose even a little weight I would probably need to go for a size 65HH.

The cups feel great though I do feel my other boob is very near escaping the cup a bit but that’s what happens when you have a-symmetry. However, there’s no spillage, just a feeling of little restriction with the other boob which is very familiar to me with padded moulded cup bras. The cups push my breasts up and bring them in front of me to create a phenomenal cleavage. The wiring feels great – it’s very similar to other Polish brands but perhaps not as narrow as with EM. This is good news to me as I sometimes feel the EM wires are a tad too narrow for me, especially the unpadded styles. The cups seem medium-to-deep, just the way I like them.

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Comfort: Marilou Deco is made of the most soft micro fibre and carefully placed lace to keep you comfortable during the day. As the wires and straps seems to be perfectly placed for me, I have no complaints about the comfort aspect of this set. The bottoms run quite small and seem tiny at a first look but they are made of extremely stretchy materials to accommodate a range of sizes. I opted for my regular size Small and even thought the panties looked Barbie-sized they fitted my butt and hips quite well. If you are between sizes, I would advice to for the bigger size for comfort reasons.

All in all, the Marilou Deco feels like a great option for something pretty and practical for everyday wear. The Deco shape can be found in many Kris Line styles so even though you couldn’t get your hands on Marilou, there are plenty of similar styles you can have access online.

What do you think of Kris Line and Marilou? Have you tried their lingerie previously? I would love to hear about your experiences, both about buying them online and the sizing, as it seems to be a mystery to so many women interested in them! Drop me a comment if you have any useful tips xx

13 Responses to “Kris Line – Brand Introduction & Bra Review”

  1. Kyla October 22, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    I cannot, for the life of me, figure out the correct sizing (converting from US to Euro). I wear a 44DDDD (or 44G) in US sizing. I believe in UK sizing I am a 44F (I have ordered Elomi bras in 44F and it’s a perfect fit). Would this make me a 100G in Euro sizing?

    There is an online sale for Kris Line bras today, so an immediate reply would be much appreciated!!

    • Sophie October 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

      As Kris Line does not operate in European sizing but their own, I would suggest a 100FF for you to try as your Kris Line starting point size! Hope this helps xx

      • Lee Rivers October 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

        I’m likewise confused, I measure 104cm overbust and 84 under…yet I tend to wear a 36F/FF in British sizes. The size chart would suggest a 36E, and I believe they run small instead of large?

        Additionally, do you know if there are two different Marilous? Is there both a Deco and a plunge, or are they the same bra?

      • Sophie October 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

        I think they run on the smaller side yeah but depends on what style you go for. I wear a 65H with nonpadded styles and 65HH with padded ones. I would probably suggest you go for the 36FF, just in case 🙂 The Deco is a plunge for bigger sizes, I think there is another plunge bra for size up to E-F as well, not entirely sure though! xx

      • kyla October 22, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

        Thanks so much! Now I can see the sizing correlation… *fingers crossed*

  2. Laura Henriksen August 18, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    I am definitely gonna try these! 🙂 I have wide set breasts and did previous training so without a bra look a lot smaller as not very jiggly… my pecs underneath help my firmness though haha. Sans bra I look like a B… yet I am standardly an F… go darn well figure! As soon as I wear a bra they seem to just be huge :/ X

  3. Laura Henriksen August 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    Incidently… bearing this in mind what size would you fathom a 34 F would be needing? Do you have any clue please? My best firs incluse most Charnos, some Freya, some Panache. I have Lepel on the way so not sure yet on that one… ohhh and Lulu Tout I love 🙂 Any help would be great as looking at these for my mother too! Thank you x

  4. Valentina D'Andrea October 16, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    kris line…the best bra brand…the size is carefully written..e.i. UK 40 D or FR 105 DD or EU 90 D … but it’s really difficult to find it in Italy!!!

    • Sophie October 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

      You probably need to order online but it is quite easy eg through Brastop xx

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