Allison many things to mind with its design – Dita von Teese, Tim Burton, Moulin Rouge, Crazy Horse, Beetlejuice … this is a very interesting longline, because we have here some lace, and brocade silver stripes, a choker necklace, and a rhinestone buckle between cups, but it does not scream ’90’s diva’ or look tacky. On the contrary, the aesthetic side of Allison is wonderful. This can be a collector’s bra. And that’s why he was calling me from Kinga’s booth at the Salon Bielizny expo 😉
Obwód rozciągnięty/Band stretched: 75.0
Obwód w spoczynku/Band: 60.0
Szerokość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Cup width: 15.0
Głębokość miski/Cup depth: 19.5
Długość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Wire length: 23.0
Szerokość mostka/Gore width: 2.0
Wysokość mostka/Gore height: 16.0
Wysokość pasa koło miski/Wing height: 18.5
Szerokość ramiączek/Straps width: 1.4
Haftek w rzędzie/Hooks: 6
Ocena: / Rating:
Estetyka / Aesthetics
Wygoda / Comfort
Cena / Price
Wytrzymałość / Longevity
Kształt / Shape
The only bigger issue to consider in terms of fit is the band; I predicted that 30 would be too small, but in this bra I could actually get myself a 34 band. The extended band is not very flexible and as I fasten it to keep the breasts in check, it cuts in my soft areas. I like my soft regions and I would prefer the longline not to cut in and create a muffin top, but at least it does not cause much discomfort.
The elastic in the bottom of the band, unfortunately, scratches a bit. However, if you are more round than me or have more tummy, you may not be comfortable anymore, so I would very particularly suggest that you do not buy this bra online, you must try it on in a brick-and-mortar shop. The band is wide enough to support even heavier breasts, so we can give ourselves so much needed band length. It is worth noting that 90% of this feeling of tightness is caused by the elastic, so I would recommend to fasten Allison on the pillow for the night (true story, this is how I break in the tight bands) and hold it there a little bit. Over time, the elastic will ease up.
Shaping is very okay; I was afraid that, as in the case of older Kinga push-ups (Volcano in the padded version was no exception) I will have rocket-boobs, but Allison beautifully rounds me and I have nothing to pick on. Polish push-up bras sadly, unfortunately, are usually a poor fit on me even after removing the cookies, and that can sometimes be painful when the prettiest version of the bra is the push-up.
Choker that come with the bra is detachable, but it’s so pretty that it is not even worth removing it. It replaces the jewelry and makes you want to look at yourself in the cleavage area. I regret that I can not attach it to other bras! I wonder if I should sew little loops onto other bras…
Matching panties are classic briefs. As always, I wish that they would be higher, but it’s a personal preference 😉 I’m very happy that they have graced with the precious silver knit.
To sum things up, Allison is a bra in which one thing did not work out – basically the bottom elastic of the band – and if you are not afraid that it will cut into your body, get one! Since when it was when we last saw silver and buckles with rhinestones in Polish lingerie …