As many of you know the year 2014 was a year of Polish lingerie for me. When I first started the year and promised myself I would look more into our Slavic neighbour in East, I was prepared for a secretive world of lingerie elite brands but as I discovered later, the research was way worth it. I was not sure if the Polish brands could top up the likes of Panache and Curvy Kate I had adored for a while but was so happy to find a whole different world of lingerie aesthetics and fit solutions. The British and the Polish brands are so different, I can’t really compare the two to each other but I was happy to have the option of narrower wires and deeper cups with lovely European detailing. Today I am bringing you the one Polish brand I have been talking to for so many months now and we have finally put together a decent info post for you, topped up with a review that will be published tomorrow.
When I first contacted Samanta on Facebook I was instantly greeted warmly by the lovely Natalia, the lingerie stylist of the brand. We talked through the different cuts and the aesthetics of Samanta and also what I liked as a customer. I really felt like she knew what she was talking about and that there was a huge amount of passion behind this brand. Fast forward to today and I have finally my first Samanta set with me and I can see the fruit of passion in flesh.
Samanta is a family business and Natalia’s sister designs the bras to the very last perfect detail. To me, Samanta is one of the most detailed extravagant brands that cater to women who seek that special look and pure beauty when it comes to their undergarments. The sets are named after a certain theme, this SS15 it’s stones, last season they draw inspiration of the galaxy of stars. This is what Natalia has to say about the materials and quality of their lingerie:
“Our products are made from the highest quality materials from the best producers in Europe: France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, which have an Oeke-tex certificate, which means that they are pleasant for the skin. This ensures standard quality products which aren’t harmful for us.”
All of the products, both the bras and bottoms, are made in different cuts to ensure a perfect fit. The cuts are named by a letter and a number which forms an array of cup depths, constructions and bra shapes from which the customer can opt the ones best for her.
|A111||This bra design is dedicated to women with larger breasts. Optically reduces the bust, exposes it and slightly raises it up. It maintains and naturally rounds the bust. Deep cups cover 80% of the bust, ensuring maximum subtlety and comfort.|
|A122||This bra is designed for women with larger breasts. It collects the bust to the cleavage. Lifts it giving it strong support and comfort. Hidden supports inside the bra offer additional support.The cups cover 80% of the bust.|
|A222||The bra is designed for women with larger breasts. It doesn’t enlarge the bust, but lifts and gathers it, providing it with strong support. The cups cover 80% of the bust. The bra is made of lace or embroidery, lined on the inside by an extra net which has the same values for usability as in the A122 model.|
|A142||The design of this “balconette” type bra with a shallow cup is meant for women with firm breasts. Lifts and raises the bust to gently promote cleavage while giving it stable support. Hidden supports inside the bra offer additional support. It sensually exposes the bust.|
|A211||This bra design is dedicated to women with larger and/or less firm breasts. It lifts and naturally rounds the bust, without making it appear larger. Deep cups cover 80% of the bust ensuring maximum subtlety and comfort.|
|A225||The design of the “semi-soft” type bra (bottom of the cup stiffened, reinforced by foam with cotton from the side of the body), is dedicated to women with less firm breasts. Rounds and supports large breasts very well, collects and naturally lifts the bust up, while providing maximum comfort.|
|A242||This “balconette” type bra is additionally reinforced with a net layer on the inside cups. It is dedicated for women with firm breasts. It raises and collects the bust to gently promote cleavage, giving it stable support at the same time. It sensuallyexposes the bust.|
|A330||The design of the push – up type bra is dedicated to women with smaller and less firm breasts. Lifts and collects breasts to promote cleavage while it enlarges and rounds the bust. Provides impressive level of comfort while wearing.|
|A331||The design of the stiffened push – up type bra is for women with smaller and less firm breasts. Displays and enlarges the bust. Also has the asset of extreme comfort when wearing.|
|A333||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 designed for women with softer, less firm breast. It’s perfect women who have just completed breastfeeding.|
|A335||Push-up bra design. This design is meant for women with smaller as well as widely spaced breasts. Lifts and collects the bust to promote cleavage, creating a “round apple” effect. A shallow cup promotes appropriate exposure of the bust making it ideal for very deep cleavage.|
|A341||Balconette type push-up bra design. Designed for women with smaller and medium-sized breasts, which are widely spaced and less firm. Lifts the bust and helps to expose it sensually and supportively.|
|A345||This bra design is stiff with a deeper cup, designed for women with a larger and/or less firm breasts. Gently enlarges, lifts and rounds the bust, while strongly supporting it. Collects bust to gently promote cleavage.|
|A351||Contour type bra design. The sides of this bra are finished off with silicone. It greatly lifts and exposes the bust. Ideal for dresses with bare shoulders and back.Detachable shoulder straps .|
|A470||Contour bra construction without push-up padding, designed for women with fuller breasts. The bra gathers, fills out, and naturally enhances the bust. The cup is smooth, seamless and stiff, placed high on the gore. The sides smoothly adjoin to the body. Detachable shoulder straps, where the width depends on the cup size. Designed for fitted outfit, thanks to the smooth finishing it stays hidden beneath clothes.|
|A472||Contour, push-up, décolleté bra construction. It lifts, strongly enhances and enlarges the bust. Smooth and stiff cups are placed high on the gore. The sides of the bra are seamless, finished with silicone. Ideal for dresses with exposed shoulders and back. Detachable shoulder straps. Designed for fitted outfit, thanks to the smooth finishing it stays hidden beneath clothes.|
|A475||Contour type push-up bra design. Lifts, enlarges and naturally exposes the breasts. The cup is smooth and rigid, mounted on the gore. The sides of the cup cling smoothly to the body. Detachable straps and their width is adjusted to the size of the cup. The bra is ideal for women with widely spaced breasts. Designed for close-fitting outfits, thanks to a seamless finish that does not stand out under clothing.|
|A476||Design of the multi-functional, front-fastened contour type bra. Allows for a variety of strap pin-ups and the back can be change to a silicone one. 6 combinations depending on your needs. Naturally enlarges and rounds the bust. Ideal for deep cleavage and an exposed back.|
|A479||Contour type, mega push-up bra design. Ideal for women with a smaller bust.Greatly enlarges and rounds the breasts, sensually exposing them.|
|A922||Thise bra design has additional strength. Designed for women with larger and/or less firm breasts. Patented straps add to increased comfort and stability. Deep cups cover 90% of the bust and the additional strength of the cup ensures stable support. This bra gathers and rounds the bust, naturally exposing it.|
|A925||This bra design is for women with larger and/or less firm breasts. Patented straps guarantee comfort and stability. Deep cups cover 90% of the bust and foam in the lower part of the cup provides additional strengh and ensures stable support. This bra gathers and rounds the bust, naturally exposing it.|
|B0309||Classic briefs. Height below the navel. Discreetly covers hips and buttocks. Gives a beautiful shape. Perfect for women who appreciate a classic style and comfort.|
|B0501||Maxi briefs – very high up to the navel. Fully covers hips and buttocks. The sides and a wider crotch provide more privacy. Ideal for women who want to discreetly model their figure.|
|B300||Classic briefs. Height below the navel. Discreetly hides the sides and buttocks. Give a beautiful shape. Perfect for women who appreciate a classic style and comfort.|
|B400||Midi briefs – high below the navel. Cover the sides and buttocks almost completely. Perfect for women who appreciate comfort and a classic style.|
|B500||Maxi briefs – very high up to the navel. Fully cover the sides and buttocks. The sides and a wider crotch provide more privacy. Ideal for women who want to discreetly model their figure.|
|B700||Control briefs – high waist reaching above the navel. Fully covering the sides and bottocks. The sides and a wider crotch provide greater comfort. Front reinforced, for a slimming effect. Ideal for women who want to discreetly model their figure.|
|C100||Mini thongs – very low on the abdomen line. Fully expose the sides and buttocks.|
|C200||Hip hugging thongs- low on the hips. Discreetly obscure sides and fully expose the buttocks. Perfect for women wearing low-waist pants.|
|C300||Classic thongs below the navel. Discreet and fully expose the buttocks. Perfect for women who appreciate a classic style and comfort.|
|D100||Boy shorts on the abdomen line. Cover sides and discreetly exhibit the lower part of the buttocks. Perfect for women wearing low-waist pants.|
|D200||Hip boyshorts, covers sides and discreetly exhibits the lower part of the buttocks.Perfect for women wearing low-waist pants.|
|D300||Classic boyshorts, below the navel. Covers and discreetly exposes the lower part of the buttocks. Ideal for women who appreciate a classic style.|
|F60||Garter belt, reaching from the hips to the waist. Back fastened with hook and eye clasps. Front and sides high, reinforced with a net to perfectly model the figure.|
|G251||Linen corset with a balconette type cup. Back fastened with hook and eye clasps, bottom garter clasps. Corset greatly lifts and exposes the bust. Ideal for wedding dresses, emphasizes the shape of the body. It has detachable shoulder straps .|
|M200||Thong, often called “Brazilian”, held on the hips.Covers about half of the buttocks and expose feminine shape. Ideal for low waist pants and clothing that clings firmly to the body.|
|M300||Thong, often called “Brazilian,” of a classic height below the navel. Hides and exposes half of a woman’s buttocks. Ideal for clothing that clings firmly to the body.|
This table was sent to me by Natalia which shows the differences between the cuts. I have not edited it so this is the brand’s view on their styles. I myself have tried their A925 which is an almost full-coverage balconette bra for large breasts. The style is specifically designed for less firm breasts but I can assure you that it will work for various breast types. These descriptions above are merely guidelines to find the perfect fit but many of the styles work for multiple breast shapes despite of being designed for something particular.
The different models can be confusing so if you want to see them in action, I would suggest you take a look at Miss Underpinnings’ guide to all the different cuts. However, if you set your eyes on something the list above is also very useful to determine whether a certain style would be a good choice for you. Also, all the styles come in different size ranges which will limit the option you have in the first place. The whole size range of the brand goes from 60-95 (UK 28-42) A-M (UK A-J) which is amazing for a family business! The sizing is pretty regular EU sizing so my 30H translates straight to 65K.
If you want to know more about the sizing and fit, I will share my first Samanta review tomorrow so stay tuned for that! Samanta ships to everywhere in EU but if you are based eg. in the USA, I would suggest you try to contact them directly for more details. For promotions and new collections, do check out their Facebook page too!
How do you like Samanta? Have you ever ordered from them and how do you feel about their products? Let me know in the comments!