Good afternoon! I have a review I’m excited to share today. For those keeping track, I’ve been desperately searching for a beige unlined bra to function as a nude for me during warm summer months. I’ve searched all the UK brands and both Comexim and Ewa Michalak and not found anything that fits and is functional. So I decided to branch out and try a brand I could find very little information on. I found no measurements or reviews for this particular bra so it was a total shot in the dark! I took a chance… you know… for bra science 😉
Gorteks is a Polish bra that uses EU sizing, so this 65G translates to a UK 30F. You can find Marilyn for just $27 USD from The Other Eden, and it’s available in both black and white as well!After impatiently waiting for the international shipment to arrive, I finally got to try it on!
Not bad!! I was sure it would be wide and shallow, as all bras are until proven otherwise. I measured this at 5.25″ wide and 9.5″ deep. In person, I find this bra quite pretty, and the straps are super soft & comfortable. It also has a sparkly charm at the gore, which is perfect. Without it, the bra would be 100% utilitarian, as there’s no extra bows or frilly trim or anything. The seams are fairly flat and the cup fabric is flat. Online it looked like lace, but in person it actually looks like a patterned mesh. Whatever it is, I’m just happy it doesn’t stick up from the cup and show through thin shirts.
Something you may notice right away is the very tall gore. The wire channels actually touch at the top, so it is narrow, but it is 3.5″ tall. My breasts touch at the top, and you can tell how the sides of the gore are pressing into breast tissue. Thankfully the wires are fairly soft and flexible. I think that’s what is saving the tall gore from stabbing my sternum. The bra is marketed as a balconette, but the cups are very full coverage. In this case, that is fine with me as I don’t want cleavage or anything in this kind of bra. The whole point of it is to literally disappear!
You can see from the side view the wires follow my root pretty closely and there is good projection in the bottom of the cup. The shape is almost too closed on top for even my short roots. My right breast is slightly smaller and perfectly happy. I think if the gore was a bit shorter, the top of the cup wouldn’t press in on lefty. As it is, it only barely cuts inso I’m not too worried about it.
From this angle, you can see how my right breast fits just fine, and you can also see where the wires are about 1cm below my IMF. I have worn this bra all day and didn’t find the projection severely lacking, but I did find myself pulling it back up a couple of times. Sadly, bras that have enough projection at the underwire for my pendulous shape are few and far between, and I wasn’t expecting a miracle with this one.