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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band73.7
Band Length59.1
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width13.7
Cup depth29.2
Depth ratio2.1
Wire length26.4
Cup height19.7
Cup separation1.5
Gore height7.6
Wing height11.4
Strap width2.2
Hooks3
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Index30:10
EU65GG

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I don't ever want to wear another bra. I adore this Bm Szmaragd, it's comfortable, subtly sexy, understated, well-made, accomodating to asymmetry and varying fullness throughout one's cycle. It's so reliable and kind I half expected it to ask me how my day was when I took it off last night.
I want every single one now! I'm honestly still a bit in shock - it's hard to believe the comfort of wires that are narrow enough, a band that supports without being tight, and a bra that feels attractive but isn't at all garish or risque.

I was lucky enough to acquire this bra (brand new with tags) in a sale from Anya99 , who was incredibly helpful and knowlegeable about her "inventory". I would never have suspected a 65GG would be the right size for me in any bra (though it does seem more and more like bra sizes are useful only to estimate the correct size within particular brands and even cuts. It's a depressing thing when you get one bra to fit and then realize you'll have to keep going through the process of trial and error with each new brand or style you try. This realization had made me even more aware of the importance of adding measurements, reviews and pictures here, particularly for new styles. I am so lucky to be able to benefit from the experience and experiments of this entire community). The Ewa Michalak website does say to size down in the Bm, and I'm certainly glad I didn't let my worries about the size deter me from trying this bra. For comparison, I will include that I found a Comexim plunge in 65M to fit, but Comexim 3HCs in 65M and 65N were both too small in the cups (probably due to lack of immediate projection). I purchased 2 CHPs in the same sale from Anya99: 60HH - Ewa Michalak » Chp Klaudyna (747) and 60HH - Ewa Michalak » Chp Owoce Leśne (573) , both of which also fit quite well. It's possible that the CHPs would be better in a 60J or 65HH, but I've lost 40 pounds this year and am working on losing another 25 or so, so it seems best to err on the side slightly too small than too big or eventual gaping. Plus, this is the largest size in a 65 band offered for the Bm style before a custom fee is required (and 60 bands are all custom), so it's a good size to stick with as long as it fits!

This bra is beautiful, comfortable and very suited to soft tissue, close set breasts and center heaviness. Plus it has immediate projection aplenty. The bottom of the gore is only 1.2" wide (see my picture of this detail) and this seems to help drastically as far as avoiding falling out of cups into the center. I think the shape is quite natural but still nicely rounded.

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  • 1

    Wow!! Gorgeous!! Anya99 is amazing!!! So glad you found her :-) :-)

  • 1

    Wow, that is gorgeous. Reminds me of how my BM Naomi fits me. Makes me think maybe I should try one of those!

  • also, grats on the weight loss. I've been steadily gaining, but heading in to menopause and eating my way through school right now. I dont think weight loss is in the cards in the near future.

  • 1

    BM is also currently my favorite EM style; I currently own a 75F that is way too big in the band and also too small in the cups and it's still one of my favorite bras. Can't wait to get my Naomi!!

    My usual EM size is more like 70/GG, though I think I could take a 65 and am sometimes tempted because the 70 is so comfy right out of the box... so that the equivalent of a 70FF works even as well as it does is impressive.

  • 5

    Beautiful on you and great fit! Once you try EM it's hard not to want all their bras...every. single. one. :)

  • 1

    I'm so thrilled that all 3 bras fit you so well!! And a giant, sincere thank you to both you and love4pollinators for the very kind words. You ladies are the best! ☺

  • 4

    "It's so reliable and kind I half expected it to ask me how my day was when I took it off last night. "

    LOL, chirality

  • 1

    Congrats on finding bras that you love! EM is the best thing that ever happened to my boobs. The BM and SF cuts are my favorite for comfort and fit, but I like to rock the S and PL styles when I want super-cleavage, even though they aren't technically my best fit. I understand what you mean about wanting all the bras - I have 9 of them, with another on order...and this is just since April of this year. :-) Oops!

  • 2

    Looks amazing, and I love the color. Glad it's so comfortable!

  • 1

    Looks amazing, and I love the color. Glad it's so comfortable!

  • 2

    LadyInBlue that makes me hopeful for my incoming Sf...!

  • 2

    I have the beige and the black SFs and I'm waiting on that purple one. I love my SFs! The SF style gives me a little more "oomph" than the BM style, but they are both equally comfortable, IMO. The seams seam to be a tad more prominent, but I really don't care - with my 32GGs, I think everyone has figured out that I'm probably wearing a bra. LOL

  • 1

    chirality, thanks for your lower gore measurement!!! That dimension is critical for me, too. I'll follow your lead and post photos of lower gore measurements, too :-) :-)

  • 1

    Love4Pollinators I'm trying to do this too, FYI.

  • rainbrasspetals and @chiarilty Some of my bras have 1" differences in lower gore width when I stretch the band. Whoa. So, now I'm trying to stretch the band while I measure.

  • 1

    It seems like it would be best to do it while wearing the bra for most accurate measurement :|a

  • 1

    Love4Pollinators rainbrasspetals Yay! I'm so excited you're going to try to measure your lower gores too!
    I never even thought about stretch though! I'm sure this has a big impact but I'm not sure what the best way to incorporate that into the measurement would be. I think it might be kind of hard to take the measurement, and definitely hard to photograph it, while wearing - but I'll give it a shot myself and try to add pics of the wearing bra gore measurements as I wear my bras for comparison.

    However, I wonder if the stretch ratio figure, since it's based on the stretched and unstretched band measurements could be used to estimate the degree of stretch for the gore? It would be helpful if that winds up being useful because if we do the measurement while wearing the bra I think there will be some variation due to how tight we like our bands and such, which could be more confusing... as well as difficulty with measuring in the exact same place, since the landmarks to measure from would be hidden against the skin. So I'll also have a look at the stretch ratio when I compare the wearing and bra only measurements for the lower gore.

  • 1

    I'll measure unstretched and stretched as well as multiply the unstretched by the stretch ratio and plan to see the stretched lower gore width :-) Math is beautiful :-)

  • oho, clever.


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Fit information

On Feb 2017 It fit her! View measurements

perfect (but at the edge of fitting in the cups, could go up a cup size and be comfortable, also could go down a band and be comfy, too)

On Nov 2016 It fit her! View measurements

perfect (but at the edge of fitting in the cups, could go up a cup size and be comfortable, also could go down a band and be comfy, too)

On Oct 2016 It fit her! View measurements

perfect (but at the edge of fitting in the cups, could go up a cup size and be comfortable, also could go down a band and be comfy, too)

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