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Fantasie Karina Underwire Bra with Side Support fl2452 Reviews

Karina Underwire Bra with Side Support
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rating Size: 34FF

I love this bra. It's sturdy, comfortable, and really attractive. I'm surprised by all the reviews saying that the cup size runs small, as I found the opposite to be true. I ordered a bunch of bras in size 34FF, and found this to be the largest in the cup (even though some of them were also Fantasie). Luckily, they still had one left in 34F! I just wish I could buy more than one. A. from MA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 34H

This is THE BEST fitting Fantasie bra I've ever owned. Period. For example, Fantasie Elodie in same size looks awful on me, makes the girls point somewhat downwards. Karina gives you an amazing and very defined shape, great separation and support. Would order it again any time, wish there were more colors! Ekaterina from NJ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 34F

After many attempts and disappointments to find the right bra, I am so pleased with Fantasie. This bra is the most comfortable bra I have worn in years. It is light weight, has plenty of cup space for the girls. I feel supported but not smashed and the side support actually makes you look a bit thinner. I think the shape under a shirt is just fine, not too pointy. Unfortunately, I cannot give it 5 stars because I can only wear it with certain clothes. The bra fabric is bumpy and the seam across the middle of the breast show through any clothing that is fitted or lays flat across the chest. Since most of my clothes are fitted, I cannot wear this bra as much as I would like. Fantasie make another bra, the Rebecca, which I purchased for t-shirts and fitted tops. It is also comfortable, but not as much as the Karina. I would also wish that Fantasie would put 3 hooks per row for us larger girls. I believe it would add even more to the comfort and support LK from San Diego, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 32FF

Hits high under the arms. The cups are not very full - might want to order a larger cup size. Still stiff even though I have hand washed it. Lace is bumpy under most tops. Definitely separates! Karen from PA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 40E

too much spillage from the cups - i would increase the cup size if i purchased this bra again... Victoria from Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 38DD

Poor fit, tight around the back, loose around the front.

Fantasie Response: Another great Fantasie style is the Fantasie Elodie Underwire With Side Support Bra FL2182 in 38 D2. This three section cup offers great support, is accented in beautiful Austrian embroidery and available in several color options. Molly from New York, NY, US

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 36DD

I did your survey and it said this would be a great fit for my profile. I found the cup size was small and it rubbed bad underneath. I had red marks at end of the day. Also I thought that The cups made my breasts pointy instead of natural looking. Klf from Peoria/IL/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 38GG

I've been wearing Elomi Tamarie bras for some time and they are wonderful, but I decided to try this one after it was recommended by the "Know Your Breasts" survey and was pleasantly surprised! This bra seems to offer more side support than the Elomi, seperates fantastically, has a great shape, and it has a smooth look under my clothes despite being a multi-part bra. The straps feel a bit itchy but nothing terrible. I think this is my new favorite bra! Abby from Weatherford Texas, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 38E

Loved this bra! I only wear Fantasies bras as they fit me the best. This bra ran slightly fuller in the cup but for me that was a good thing. It is very comfortable and supportive. The wires don't dig in at all like some bras do. I love the side support too. It keeps me from any spilling out of the side of the cup. Marlene from Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 36E

I find the cups of this bra crinkle slightly along the front seam so I can't wear it under a smooth-front top; yet my breasts fit in perfectly and the underwire lies smoothly against my breast bone. The sides are not as high as advertised and doesn't hold in the side flab as I would have liked. All that being said, the bra does offer great support, is comfortable, and washes well. Price seems a little high for what you're getting, though. I'll keep it, but won't purchase this one again. Maggie from Columbus, OH
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 34G

I've been trying forever to find a bra that's actually comfortable. This is it! The cups fit me well and so does the band. It's a really great bra. Diana from Naples, FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 34H

What an awesome bra!!! If you wear a 34H you KNOW it's next to impossible to find 'the' right bra! This is a great bra - sexy, great support, comfortable and it fits in all the right places so that you're not stuffed into a bra that pushes you out at the top or sides (like most H cups). Rhonda from Marshalltown, IA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 38GG

I like the fit and support of this bra. It does give nice lift and separation without being too pointy like some. I didn't find it to be scratchy but I wash it in lingerie wash so maybe that helped. My only complaint wold be that the band tends to roll up at the bottom on me. If that would stay flat I'd give this five stars. I don't have that problem with any other Fantasie bra and I have many other styles, so it's only a problem on this one. sdebf from san francisco, ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 32H

This bra is so comfortable I could sleep in it! It gives a nice shape and plenty of support. I wish it came is a smooth, T-shirt version too. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36F

It holds my breasts up and also separates them so I look like I have two breast instead of one Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 32G

Material is too scratchy. I prefer microfiber or knit. The fit is great. I would not reorder this bra because of the material. I didn't send it back because I just didn't want to take the time and after washing it I hope it will be better. I would like to order something similar with softer fabric.

Fantasie Response: Wash the bra several times to help soften the fabric. The Karina gives a lot of support and is nice and full. All of the other Fantasie and Freya styles come in your size. The 2182 Fantasie Elodie Bra would be a nice style for you. You might also try our Fantasie Esme bra 2471 which is a smooth cup bra for your summer t-shirts. Diana from El Dorado, AR, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 32H

Not as sexy as it looks in the picture, but it supports really well. Laura from AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34H

I think this is the first bra I've worn that actually fits the way a bra is supposed to. Nice quality, comfortable. I probably could have gone down to a 32 because the underwire chafes a bit. If it were a bit more snug, it might not. This is an "H" which, I believe, is a "J" in US measurements. I like this bra and would reorder. Julie from Chicago
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34F

I have purchased other Fantasie bras and have been pleased with the comfort and durability...I did not like this particular style, however. The straps were scratchy and I believe the sizing runs smaller. I returned these bras and exchanged them with a different style of Fantasie bras. Rebecca from Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34DD

Love it! Fits perfect, this bra lifts, support, full coverage, you do not spill out on the side. MD from Jackson, N.J.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 34E

I didn't care for this bra. I've got fairly full breasts. The cup cuts into the breast squeazing out a small portion. And I felt the straps were a little too springy.

Fantasie Response: I hope you love the new fantasie styles you chose! Please be sure you are in the correct size in the cup and band. You could be a 34FF if the cup was too small. Deb from Allen, TX

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 32HH

Nice bra, good coverage and comfortable for long periods of time. I'm sure I'll keep this on my list of "likes" and buy again when it's time for a new one. Angie from Norfolk, VA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 40G

Beautiful and comfortable. Perfection! Kitty from Arlington, VA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 34F

I am sorry I had to return this bra, because it just didn't fit right and was not comfortable. Have been very successful in the past with this line and am not happy that this time it did not work out.

Fantasie Response: The band and the cup on the karina bra run large, so you might have tried a 32F instead of the 34F. There are lots of new great styles in Fantasie that would be great choices for you like Florence style 2412 or savannah style 2152. Evelyn

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 32FF

Great everyday bra! Ginger from Denver
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 34E

It looked like a nice bra in person, but the fit was wrong for me. I had to send it back. I purchased a cup size smaller as recommended, but the cups still looked wrinkly, like it was a bit too big and the band was just too stretchy to give me the support that I need. Venesa from TN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 34G

Great bra! I have problems finding bras that offer the coverage and support I need and look pretty. This is a really nice bra with a great fit. The lift is very good and it's comfortable to wear all day. Pat from Dallas, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Like all Fantasie bras great construction and support, but for me, the wire fell in awkward spot and was too stiff. I do love the COVERAGE. I returned it, I have a high ribcage and this type of underwire is not my fave. I prefer the side support bras by fantasie, the elodie is my newest fave. Lisa from OH
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 32F

Well made and generally comfortable to wear. I am 32G in Prima Donna, and a 32F in Empriente, both deep-cup styles. I followed the recommendation on the website about the cups running big. Actually for me I could have ordered up, one cup size to a FF, and had a better fit. If you have lots of fullness on the sides, or usually need a deep cup style, you might not want to downsize. Side support is good. Sally from St. Louis, MO USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 32G

There was too much fabric in the cups; I probably need to order a cup size smaller. However, as with all of the seamed-cup bras I have purchased/tried on, there wasn't enough lift.

Fantasie Response: The Karina bra is a great style but is runs at least a cup size too large. You could try the 32FF or 32F depending on how full it was on you. You might also want to try Elodie 2182 in Fantasie. This bra gives lots of lift and support. Sally from USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2011
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