So I decided to try and sister size my bra size. It didn't work out the way I wanted it to work, unfortunately. The band actually felt tight on this one, which is weird because it doesn't measure that small. I didn't particularly care for the clasps they used in place of the sliders to adjust the straps either--SUPER annoying. The cups wrinkled a lot too, but mainly at the tops of the cups. If I had to guess, I would say with the depth I measured, this bra is a cup to a cup and a half bigger than what I need. Debating on sizing up the band even. Hm.
My shape: FOB, narrow shoulders and roots, soft tissue, projected Appearance: DAT GREEN THO! I coveted this bra when I started seeing people posting about it here, and I was so lucky that Sam at Broad Lingerie had my size in stock! (I HIGHLY recommend working with her, you guys. She is really awesome. Even if you aren't located in Canada, she can still get you what you need and mail it off to the states for you! I think the shipping was $15 Canadian, so not a ridiculous amount at all!) The shade of green this lacy bra has is sort of in between mint and neon green. ...It's like a MERMAID BRA. The purple straps and bows are a nice touch, but honestly, I would prefer the entire bra to be green green green! It's really pretty! Fit: Another BM fit! I think this style is my favorite, even more so than the SF. I have more BM style Ewa bras than any other, though I do admit, I have yet to try the CHP and the PL cuts. I don't do well with plunges, though, so I'm not in a rush to try either of those styles. Anyways, this bra fits like a dream. Nice firm band, narrow wires, lots of projection... maybe even a tad bit deeper in the cups than the other BMs I have, but I haven't measured this one yet. Read more 126 more words
This ...bra is a lovely shimmering mint with pinky-purple straps that adjust using an open and close clasp (see pic), which none of my other BMs have had. I'm quite low set/tall, and they do adjust long enough with extra length that I could use if I needed. The bow on the gore and the bows on the straps are a coordinated pink/purple. The gore is overlapping also, which is a nice bonus.
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Love the green. Classic BM fit. Reliable. Pretty consistent. This one seems a tiny bit shallower at the wire than my other 65Gs. Also has smooth edged straps (no picot trim) which is probably why it has the unique strap adjusters. Some people love them. I am not fond of them because they're white and not violet like the straps. Same thing with the ring connectors on the back. I'd prefer if they were violet.
BM Absynt in 60K and 60KK I ordered this one in both 60K and 60KK during opening weekend to take advantage of the sale price. I am currently between these two sizes for Ewa’s BMs, so depending on the model, I can take either (or as it turns out, sometimes both!)
I must say this bra is an awesome color. I love the bright lighter green and the contrasting purple straps and accents. A combo of my favorite colors! I did find it odd that the purples used are not really matching, so the purple on the straps isn’t the same as the purple on the ...bow, nor does either completely match the purple on the hook/eye loop area. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but is a bit odd. The lining is white, as are the strap adjusters. The strap adjusters are like suspender type adjusters-lift, slide, then close. This make it so much nicer and easier to adjust the straps.
The cup construction is the typical BM style, with 2 lower vertical sections (1 seam) and 1 upper horizontal section, with a wedge area that connects the straps to the cups securely. The upper horizontal section is always made of a stretch lace, and this particular model has the upper lace section lined as well, which can vary by model. This lining doesn’t provide bulk, just modesty so you can’t see the nipples through the bra but does not stop them from showing through a shirt when browsing the freezer section at the supermarket. The BM style bra is not padded and provides full and separated coverage.
The band measures 21.75” & stretches to 27.75” on the 60K, and 22.5” to 28.5” on the 60KK. Both have the standard 3 hooks with 4 rows of eye loops for these sizes.
The cup heights are similar with 9.75” (60K) & 9.85” (60KK) and widths are 6.15” (60K) & 6.25” (60KK). The depth (measured by hovering the cups between the knees and placing a tape measure inside the cup without any resistance) was 12” for 60K and 12.25” for the 60KK, with them stretching over the knee to a max of 15.1” (60K) and 15.35” for the 60KK. The gores are both 4.25” tall and .6” wide.
As for fit, they both fit beautifully, but the 60K doesn’t tack (sitting about 1 finger’s width off the sternum) and the 60KK does a soft tack. While the straps are narrower than most Ewa bras in my size at .75”, they do not cause any pain or discomfort with all day wear.
In English brands, I usually wear 30G, or I can make do with 30FF. Think I misunderstood advice about being able to "size down" in BM/SF cuts--maybe people mean you can size down compared to your size in padded Ewa Michalak. 65G/65FF turned out to work best for me in these cuts, just like in UK bras.
This model seems to fit differently than the other BMs I have in the same size. The straps are slimmer (.625"), the gore higher (3.75"), and the gore is overlapping. The overlapping gore seems to creak whenever I put it on. The sliders don't work like most regular sliders, they are clips that you pull up on and move into position. This bra also feels smaller in the cup to me even though it is the same depth at the apex as my other 60J BMs. It feels tight all over, and the band feels tight despite it being the same size as every other bra I have. It's very pretty, but an odd fit.