- Center gore placement:
- Doesn't lie flat against sternum
- Bottom of the cup:
- Can't quite fill it
- Top of the cup:
- Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
- Cup's width:
- Outer cup cuts into breast tissue in the sides
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S Porto 60L (& 60KK)
Every so often I’ll second guess my size and buy one in a size down just to make sure, and so with the sale pricing I went ahead and got this one in both 60KK and 60L. All the data is worth it, right? ☺Besides, I do love getting the same bra in dual sizes at the same time to compare the differences better.
S Porto is a padded balcony bra, with light foam lined cups and removable cookies in pockets. In this size range there are 4 parts to the cup, 3 lower sections with two vertical seams, and an upper horizontal section. The color is a beautiful wine purplish-red with black accents. The lower part of the cups has a lovely satiny flower/leaf pattern while the top half is lace with a black satin ribbon between. The gore is lace and the wing matches the bottom of the cups. The band is a semi sheer tulle with a lot of stretch to it. Like with the BM, this one has a double diamond dangle on the gore.
All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.
The band measures 22.875”” and stretches to a max of 28.25” on the 60L and 23” to a max of 29.75” on the 60KK. Both bras have 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops. Since the band materials are the same, yet the stretch tension is different, I have come to the conclusion that the wires are different, with the 60L having a stronger wire that resists distortion better.
Cup Depth as measured by:
1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance.
This measurement is: 12.5” (60L) & 12.375” (60KK)
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
This measurement is: 14.55” (60L) & 14.5” (60KK)
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
The close up photo of the cups and gore shows that the ribbon that goes across the cup horizontally isn’t sewn on tight, so it allows for the cups to stretch a bit more than some of the ribbon lined cups, but not as much as the cups without a horizontal ribbon. If that ribbon was looser or removed, it would have more stretch, but isn’t bad as it is. This ribbon can be problematic for softer tissue and small cups, as it will result in the dreaded in-cup quadding.
To compare the two sizes, 60L is only ½” taller in the cup and seriously only 0.05” deeper, but the top of the cup is more open allowing for more room for the “up” squish without quadding. The cup width and wing are identical while the gore is slightly lower on the 60KK.
For comparison photos (depth projection and pads), see :
For 60KK photos, see:
As for fit, the bands feel stretchy and not as supportive as they should even on the tightest setting. The cups on the 60L are fine and full, but the 60KK cuts in a bit too much, so the more open top of the 60L was a good thing. I would prefer a 6” wire for more projection and less E-W side pull, but the 6.25” typically don’t feel horrible on Ewa bras. As usual, I still feel like I get more of an East West look with the padded bras, and this one isn’t any different. Under a baggie sweatshirt it really doesn’t matter though, so the 60L is a keeper. ☺
I also ordered the matching panties, which has the same satiny pattern material in the front, and a sexy sheer bikini style back with the same dual diamond dangle on the backside. The 38(10) measures 66cm flat to 89cm stretched, though it is supposed to be for a 91-96cm hip range, so it runs small. I requested these in a 36(8) but didn’t correct Kaska when she wrote up the invoice as the 38 (10), and in this case, I am glad as a size down would most likely have felt less comfortable.
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Updated on Nov 11, 2018 Flag this
On Dec 2018
On Jul 2018 It fit her!
Band doesn't feel as supportive as it should but otherwise fine
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