Last year, I was nominated for a BraStop Blogger of the Year Award, and while I lost to the very deserving and incredibly gorgeous Georgina of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, I was given a free set of lingerie as a consolation prize. Since I had the opportunity to experiment risk-free, I opted to test Polish brand Kris Line. Holly of the Full Figured Chest posted a fabulous Christmas Round-Up which included the Sharon set, and I was instantly smitten. The unique silver color seemed like a potential flesh-tone alternative for my pale skin, and given my poorer luck with padded bras in the past, I was eager to branch out to a new designer.
Sizing: From reading reviews in the bra blogging community as well as on Bratabase, I knew Kris Line cups ran at least two sizes smaller than standard UK ones. However, Kris Line also has an I (“eye”) cup following the HH, and after speaking with someone more knowledgeable on the subject than I am, I learned retailers selling Kris Line products often convert the sizing system into the more traditional UK. The end result of which is you can order a J cup bra and have it fit more like a HH. Given my measurements and size preferences, my friend recommended ordering the size 30K, and despite all of my assurances to customers that the letter does not matter, I felt myself instantly struck by the dreaded letterphobia. How could I possibly wear a K cup??? In fact, I was so nervous about ordering the K cup I wavered on the decision for several days before taking the plunge. Thankfully, the Sharon fits rather well! On my larger side, the bra is perfect, but the smaller side does have a hint of wrinkling.
However, the bra features a vertical opening on the interior of the cup where you can add or remove pads to improve fit. The bottom cup is lightly padded but also includes a removable pad too. Without the removable pads, the bra is slightly large on my bigger side, but there is serious gaping on the smaller side. In the future, I would love to compare the fit with a 30JJ, but overall, the K cup works fine. To improve the fit on my smaller breast, I added one of the removable pads I kept from my Ahh Bra, which corrected the problems perfectly.
Furthermore, the band of the Sharon sports stiffer fabrics with less stretch, making the 30 firm but still comfortable. My ribcage measures exactly 30″, but women between band sizes or who find firm bands to be uncomfortable may want to size up. Continue reading