Konrad – Oceane 65G

Oceane is Camille’s sister in spirit – it sells in the same set of cuts; it differs monumentally though in terms of functionality and aesthetics, and is possibly the most universal Polish bra that I have ever handed. I can say with all honesty that this is my favorite Konrad bra, which surpasses both Camille and Desire greatly. Finally I feel like I got something well-made, thought through, and spot-on. For details – peek beneath.

Konrad – Oceane Push Up 65G

Measurements:

Band streched: 77.0
Band: 61.0
Cup width: 16.0
Cup depth: 22.0
Wire length: 25.0
Gore width: 1.8
Gore height: 6.5
Wing height: 10.0
Straps width: 1.1
Hooks: 2

Rating:

Aestethics

Comfort

Price

Longevity

Shape

Oceane is a push up bra with removable cookies – they are rather large and definitely not s lingerie standard, if you remove them you can fit in boobs one cup larger. If you leave them the push-up effect is really something else, enough to cause a traffic accident.

As far as shaping goes, I have nothing to complain about, really. Slight pointiness is something I just have to accept and live with, since every damn Polish bra with a vertical seam does this to me, no matter, how well-made 馃檪 The push-up effect was appreciated best by my boyfriend, who was very susupicious of my sudden breast growth spurt.

Cups are covered with a rose-themed lace that sticks out slightly on the bottom of the band – I really like that effect, and I deem it a good decision on behalf of the designer. The lace does not roll in or scratch.The straps are made of thick, round-ish elastic; it’s a progress from the scratchy straps of Camille.

The pattern of the lace is echoed by the print on the fabric of the band – yes, this is a print, not a layer of lace on a baby blue underlayer 馃槈 I really like the effect. The fabric works well, the band is rather stable with a side of tightness. I would say the band is a little bit less true to size than usual, so if you are under 70 cms underbust grab your wallet, you will fit in 65 band no problem.

All the hardware is baby blue – the color is hard to photograph, but it is precisely the same hue as the inner cups, bleached mint or turquoise of sorts. Straps are rather standard, no designer wow factors.

There is a little pearl on the gore (that is where my associtation with Amphitrite comes from – she was a nereid, sea deity from Greek mythology), hung on a stripe of rhinestones which in turn dangles from a quite a big bow. I am happy that the designer achieed a balance between the robust decorativeness and tasteful functionality.

Straps are detachable both on the sides of the cups and on the gore – you get a free set of harness-free straps with the bra, thanks to which Oceane is a very universal and functional piece. There were some questions from you regarding the comfort of the gore contraption; it is absolutely stab-free and I am a really touchy-feely when it comes to my gore (to the point where I can have trouble breathing when the wires stab me) so I can wear Oceana all day long. I don’t know, how they achieved it, but it works! Oceane might be worn as a strapless bra, but I would recommend to wear it under tight clothing and if you are a smaller cup size; I wouldn’t risk wearing the bra all day long without straps, but smaller boobs can have a chance at wearing Oceane like that.

Size is the standard 65G that I usually wear in Konrad – it is a little tight in the band, but the cups fit true to size (with cookies in). The fastening is a little wider than the band on one side, and there is a bit of free space, but I don’t mind it that much.

The brand provided me with two pairs of matching undies; briefs and thong, both size Large, which fits me as usual. Both feature panels of lace on the front (be damned ye modesty panels of other brands!), beautifully transparent and delicate. The lace is stretchy which made me fear that after a few washes it will sprout little elastic threads as both cheap and pricier elastic laces tend to do. Surprisingly, nothing like that happened and both pairs of undies survived a week of daily laundering.

Edges of both thong and briefs has been finished using lettuce edge effect – which makes them look like roma lettuce and not lay flat completely. I don’t know, if ot was something the seamstress did on purpose or if it was an accident, since lettucce edge is either a product of wrong sewing machine setup or a decorative technique used with fine knits. It is worth mentioning that it may stand out a little undet tight or thing clothing.

The knit of the panties and the band is very soft to the touch, smooth and works for sweatier girls – there is no way of walking in damp undies all day (I know, very appetizing, but I think that we are good enough friends now to discuss such issues, aren’t we?)

To sum it all up – Oceane is a musthave in which there is not much to scrutinize. Aesthetically it is a crown jewel of the AW17 collection and is selling out like crazy. The push up version sells for about 130 PLN, the soft and semisoft versions are sligthly cheaper, which makes Oceane a very affordable bra. I await new collections eagerly, as the new models are really up my alley. Constructions are definitely a venture into the wild lands, especially with the Wonderbra-inspired, wireless, push up strapless bra (phew, such a combo!). I will have a chance to peek into the newest catalog for SS18 soon, so keep your eyes open!

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