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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band69.9
Band Length58.4
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width15.9
Cup depth42.5
Depth ratio2.7
Wire length31.8
Cup height25.4
Cup separation1.4
Gore height10.8
Wing height11.7
Strap width2.0
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BM Rubin is a full lace BM style bra, lined with opaque black. The color is labeled as Ruby Red on Ewa’s site, but I wouldn’t call it that at all. It’s more of a cross between a purple and pink, berry colored in my opinion. As with all BMs, the top half of the cup is stretchy while the bottom of the cup is not. The band on this model is not lined in lace. As with all BMs, the cup construction is separated into two lower sections, with one vertical seam, an upper horizontal stretch lace section above a horizontal seam, and an outer wedge area that connects the cups to the straps. While the BM style has always used the U wires, this one has the lazy J wires that are normally used in the SF style. This review is for the 60L, but I also have it in 60KK reviewed separately.

I ordered this one (and two others) from MagdaBras4you. If you have not had the pleasure of ordering from Magda, I strongly suggest it. She is spectacular and can get basically any lingerie from Poland. So if you have thought about trying a Polish brand, she is the go to person to assist you in your search!

Now for the technicals:
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 23” and stretches to a max of 27.5”. It has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops.

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: 13”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
This measurement is: 16.75”

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 wire width is 6.25” which is about average, with the wires for the 60L BMs being between 6” and 6.25” depending on the type of wire that is used. As mentioned above, the lazy J was used instead of the U type so this makes the top of the wire further out (under the armpit) than is normal when the true 6” U wires are used.

Another thing with this order is that all the straps are thin. Not thin as in narrow, but thin as depth, flimsy, lacking plushness, biting instead of padded or plush backed for comfort. In one word-cheap.

As for fit, this one runs big in the cup compared to my other 60L BMs, which is ironic as the 60KK ran slightly small in the cup compared to my other 60KK BMs. While I am nearing low tide, this shouldn’t make *this* much of a difference, and my other 60Ls fit fine at the moment, as I type wearing my Bibi Bianka that is fitting smoothly and wrinkle free. The gore on this Rubin is 1.25 fingers off my sternum, with upper cup wrinkle, more than the minor outer seam wrinkle that I get on a few of my other 60L BMs. Forcing the tack does get rid of the wrinkle but doesn’t make the cup feel overfull, so these cups are just too big...

Yet it’s not just that the cups on this Rubin fit too big, it is as if they are not made correctly. It looks/feels like a discount store bra, one of those “slight seconds” that didn’t pass quality control due to something being off about it. That is this bra. While part of the misfit would/could be due to the lazy J wires being used instead of the standard BM U wires, I don’t feel this is the only reason for this odd fit. Keep in mind that my frame is only 10.5-11” wide from armpit to armpit (depending on how I am standing) so wires that are 6.25” wide with a .55” gore puts the bra frame at 13.05”, so this does mean the straps tend to be too wide set and this causes arm resistance that pushes the cups off the breasts. Yet the fit is off by more than just that. These cups are just too big.

I am so disappointed in the Ewa inconsistency and poor service lately that I am throwing in the towel. I have one more order that is in transit, but that will be my last. I won’t buy any more Ewa bras as it’s not worth the expense for such poor quality and inconsistent/rude service. This is really sad as there are very few bra manufacturers that make my size range.

This bra is not owned any more

Updated on Apr 15, 2019 Flag this

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  • 1

    I’m so sorry this was such a bust, how frustrating!

  • 1

    Sorry to hear it's such a disappointing bra!

  • veggiechic I already suspected it would be as Sovavosi and DerangedDragons19 both received similar nonstandard bras from the same order. At least I have plenty of bras that fit & I can wear already, right?

  • Thank you JulieCS

  • 1

    I'm so sorry. 😞

  • 1

    It's okay MagdaBras4you. I am sorry that Ewa's products have become so unreliable lately. I am so glad you have other brands to offer that are so much better in quality, consistency, and price that this issue doesn't effect your business. Kinga, Gaia, Gorsenia, KrisLine, those are the bra gold at the moment. If only I was in their size range. I really loved Gaia and Kinga, but alas they do not fit me..... 😖

  • 1

    Oh my my MamaPagan , this one looks overall so delicious and sturdy, I can fully comrehend you went for it.

    Yet, sorry to interfere, is it the gore tack issue only or as I understand a general "mah... lousy" feeling that the cups induce ? Instinctively I perceive what you mean, however, could you please provide more info for my own learning curve ?

    See Dear, I don't (and sadly probably never will) have what it takes to experience first what goes on when bras are submitted to workloads above "DD" / "E".

    However what I know is that pattern scaling, and the often neglected underwires beef-up, is a very tricky affair and mishaps in the realm of a milimeter or so can be perceived and ruin an otherwise perfectly good model in a given size range.

    Yep, bras are a fascinating engineering challenge indeed, no wonder I feel so blessed to actually need them ;)

    Best regards thanks, have a splendid day,


  • 1

    My gores rarely tack. The closest I get is 1/2 a fingers width off the sternum so I don't consider that an issue really. If the cups are smooth and hug the breast without discomfort it's a fit in my book. Even a minor wrinkle I'll accept as fitting at this point. These cups wrinkle on top more than what I consider acceptable for fit. I know the photos don't reflect this well but I can see and feel what is occurring in the cups and the top is not hugging the boobs like I know it should. My views may change in two weeks when I'm at my largest but compared to my other Ewa BMs in this size, this one is larger in the cup and a bit too big for my breasts. 💕

  • 1

    Thank you MamaPagan for this valuable precision. In fact, pictures don't show, therefore my question.

    The "hugging", an essential component of what I call "bra factor".

    Now I understand fully what you mean and, yes, join you on thiis one. That many hours with a poor hugging can really trigger concerns on the fit.

    As far as I'm concerned, the most rewardingly solid gore tack of underwired cups is achieved by an ageing (and therefore deteriorating powernet) Ulla Popken firm support powerslip and, surprise, a H&M modern reincarnation of panty-girdle. Both with rebar like underwires ;) And great huggers.

    All others are just there or do not tack. Still some hug very well even with a loose gore.

    Thanks, best regards, have a perfect day,


  • Thank you femineaaeterna. You too! 💕

  • 1

    Yes it's true. :) Kinga, Gaia, Gorsenia, KrisLine are really amazing. I don't have any problems in working with them. Interests with these brands are a real pleasure. I'm just sorry that he does not make bras in your size ...🙁🙁🙁

  • 1

    It's okay MagdaBras4you. Maybe someday they will expand their size range, but in the meantime they can make many others happy instead! 💕 I can live vicariously through them .

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