Gorteks Camila B3 – 65H ; Royal Peacock

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I fell in love with Camila when I saw her for the first time on Gorteks – lingerie de femme fanpage on Facebook. Beautiful peacock print looks like something straight out of my bra-dreams: teal and violet (or purple, depending how you perceive colours)  are my favorite colours, and the peacocks are symbols for rich beauty and a favorite motif of royal courts all over the world. Gorteks contacted me with a proposal to try out Camila in two cuts: semisoft B3 and moulded B4.
Gorteks Camila B3 – 65H
Obwód rozciągnięty / Band stretched 74.5
Obwód w spoczynku / Band 62.0
Szerokość pojedynczej fiszbiny / Cup width 14.0
Głębokość miski / Cup depth 22.5
Długość pojedynczej fiszbiny / Wire length 27.0
Szerokość mostka / Gore width 1.5
Wysokość mostka / Gore heigth 8.0
Wysokość pasa koło miski / Wing height 9.5
Szerokość ramiączek / Straps width  1.5
Haftek w rzędzie / Hooks 2
Ocena: / Rating:

Estetyka / Aesthetics
Wygoda / Comfort

Cena / Price

Wytrzymałość / Longevity
Kształt / Shape

I think that both B4 and B3 are meant for single type of boobs – high-rooted and full on top. I have a ‘survivor’ kind of a bust, rather soft, ‘dangly’ after weight loss and full on bottom, so my breasts sink to the bottom of the cups. The perfect Camila would have the cup width of B3 in size 65H and the depth of B3 in 65G, since I am definitely between sizes in this situation. My breasts have wide roots but are small in circumference, therefore I need shallow cups with wide wires. In my fuller phase of the cycle 65H semisoft wrinkles a bit in the lace part of the cup which fortunately can be solved with a few moves of the needle and thread, making a little dart (when I am not that full the lace flows like the wind of change). 65G, on the other hand, fits well in the soft part, but the ends of the wires dig painfully into sides of my boobs when I am less full in bust. I chose to review the 65H, since it is not the perfect fit, but it is also not painful to wear.

 

In B4 cut (size 65H) the wires fit very well, but the cup fits only when I shorten the straps to the extreme and straighten my scoliosis-ridden back to the maximum of my ability – it only takes to hunch a bit to get some gaping.

 

B3, no matter the size, creates that dreaded pointy effect, because a) the edge of the cup (the lacy part) is wayyy more stretchy than the stiff part, and that flattens the breast tissue on the top. I would say that this is a characteristic (mistake?) of a construction of the bra which might be barely visible when worn on a very round bust, but on a teardrop-shaped one it stands out. I think an additional vertical seam in the stiff part might kill that issue, since b) for now the seam is places right in the center of the breast, maximizing the pointy effect since it hits the nipple right in the middle of it. You can see how the shape of my bust changes in different cuts and sizes below.
 

Generally I would say that this is a bra for rounder and firmer breasts than what I sport – it is not a mistake per se, since all models of all brands can be categorized as ‘good for FOB’ or ‘good for pendulous’ but that just does not allow me to review the shape properly. I am sure that girls with round and firm breasts will enjoy Gorteks bras immensely, because it is well-made, pretty and comfortable, but not all women have boobs that fit these bras. I will wear Camila with great comfort, since it is a good bra, but I will mask the shape with loose sweaters and furs. It is not a total lounging bra either; you don’t get that ‘I am not wearing anything’ feeling after a while, you are very aware of the bra all day long. The gore also tends to dig a bit into my body since the wires are minimally too high.

Mom, what is that?

Since I had the pleasure of trying on a soft bra (cut B2) I see an opportunity here – please make a soft Camila! Digression – would the development department try and experiment with B3 cut? I think that removing the lace part altogether, lowering the gore and adding a vertical seam might produce a pretty plunge, or at least it looked like that when I tucked the lace into the cup. The shape of the final product would be unique and I would gladly try something like that. There is a B1 cut (push-up) Camila, but its biggest cup is an F. I am also adding a new rating category – Shape.

When it comes to aesthetics I would give this bra 10 hearts if there was a ten to give. Wow, it’s all so pretty. Marvel with me for a minute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Blog was so impressed it chocked and refused to add this pic in the proper orientation You can enjoy my cats tail as compensation)

 

Matching panties I got are the size 40 EU – and fit flawlessly. Comfy! Nothing cuts me or leaves any red marks, you can wear it all day with no casualties. Both the panties and the bra survive washing machine well and extreme exploitation in the Polish heat of summer.

 

 

 

 

 

Camila is about 80 PLN, depending on the shop. I think it is a very good price for such a pretty and good quality lingerie. I am glad to award Gorteks the Sensible Polish Middle Pricepoint title. Camila is a beautiful, well-made bra of really high quality and the price might make you think you are buying cheap Target bra. I really hope this bra would fit me better, maybe when they make it in B2…

Since Gorteks sent me five more bras and it looks like I will have another go with semisoft cut. How do you like Camila?

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