Konrad – Camille Push Up 65G; Less Is More!

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Kondrad’s designs become, slowly but surely, bolder and bolder. The must-have from this collection is Divya: a gorgeous strappy bra which could confidently appear in collections of such giants as Panache or Freya due to its rather British style. There are plenty of strappy bras at Konrad’s to go around, however they’re not suitable for every robust bust (see what I did there?) : Divya’s biggest cup size is D. The other strappies in this collection are Océane (which will also appear on the blog), Zoé and Camille – neon yellow with black lace. Frankly, I’m not a fan of yellow. The particular yellow in which Camille is sewn brings to my mind a superheroine’s costume – it’s lemon, neon, visible from afar.
Wymiary/Measurements:
Obwód rozciągnięty/Band stretched:  80.0
Obwód w spoczynku/Band:  64.0
Szerokość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Cup width:  16.0
Głębokość miski/Cup depth    22.0
Długość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Wire length: 25.9
Szerokość mostka/Gore width:  2.0
Wysokość mostka/Gore height:  5.7
Wysokość pasa koło miski/Wing height: 9.0
Szerokość ramiączek/Straps width:  1.8
Haftek w rzędzie/Hooks: 2
Ocena: / Rating:
Estetyka / Aesthetics

Wygoda / Comfort
Cena / Price
Wytrzymałość / Longevity
Kształt / Shape

 

I can immediately fasten the last hook in size 65G – the band is highly stretchy. It stays where it should the whole day, although I’m concerned that, when used longer, it could start riding up too much.  I would discourage ladies below British 32 band from buying Camille. It’s a rather comfortable bra, ‘rather’ being the key word here: the straps aren’t flat which somehow causes them to rub slightly, more so when we sweat around our breasts. The seam that connects the straps also rubs: I literally had to use my glass file and file off a part of a heat-set (?)  strap which had rubbed raw and reddened my skin. After several washes the situation has improved dramatically, although I’m still somewhat cross with that scratchy issue.

Camille’s a bra with removable cookies: without them the cups are too big for me, however when the cookies are on their place, Camille fits just fine. I’d say that a lady wearing a TTS British 32G could comfortably wear 65G with cookies removed.

 

 

Fastening’s durable and doesn’t wear out, I can certainly give it an ‘A’. Materials used in Konrad’s products are usually of high quality and Camille’s no exception. Straps are of optimal width, they don’t cut in shoulders. Nothing in the sides of the band pinches.

 

To be honest, in this bra’s case, the aesthetics make it difficult for me to pass an objective judgment; there are so many details which I dislike in my underwear here, that, despite their insignificance I remain critical. Three elements particularly stand out: gore, color and lace.

 

First of all, I’m not a fan of yellow – I leave it to Madź who, if she just could, would gladly wear colors that should only be seen through protective glass, least one risks permanent damage to retina. It’s either neon lemon or lime, the exact color depends on the light. Given my rather pale complexion, this color makes me look even more like Tim Burtons “Corpse Bride”. Secondly, the gore; there’s a rhinestone pendant on the gore. It’s straight and standard, but, in my opinion, the design would benefit from its removal, as it takes the spotlight from excellently designed strappiness. Thirdly and finally – the lace. Lace is almost always a good idea and I think Camille belongs to the rare 5% where it’s not. Molded bra – my push up’s twin – looks good, but in this cut the lace brings out the seam line and fails to appeal to me. To sum up, Camille’s greatest sin is its overload of haberdashery findings; as Coco Chanel used to say ‘before going out take one thing off’ and that’s what should have been done with Camille before taking it off the designer’s sketchpad.
Or maybe orange?
That’s more like it.

 

 

 

And finally – shape. It is not *bad*, but still to pointy for my taste. The angled cookie pockets make the situtation even more pikey.
To sum up – Camille is another of Konrad’s projects which was a breath away from being an authentic zest, however, something went wrong. I’m really starting to wonder if I’m just being overly picky. I have high hopes for Océane which, judging from the catalogues, is similar to Camille cut-wise, aesthetically however appeals to me with greater power due to its color and fairy-like character.

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