My first BM bra and it's amazing! I think this bra is really made for my breast shape (tall roots, deep projected narrow very center full breasts) and the 70K seems like the best size for me in this bra. The band fits like it should, quite snug but I can fit 2 fingers under it. I think it is true to size for a 70 band, stretching to 82cm (32inch). The wires are narrow and I don't have empty fabric on the sides for once. The cups are very deep and projected and offer room where I need it. The gore tacks and lies flat. So it's ...great to notice that if a bra like BM Antonina that offers enough center room and projection the gore will tack.
What I noticed compared to my 70K - Ewa Michalak » Sf Gładzioch Beż (849) that the cups are taller and there is more coverage. This is a good thing for me since I have breast tissue that comes of very high and many bras cut in. I also noticed that the gore and the wings are a little bit taller than on my SF. This makes it more supportive for me. The shoulder straps are wide but don't adjust long enough. It's just okay when I have them on the loosest possible setting, but they should not be any shorter!
The shape of this bra is very front and center and projected. I really like this because in my opinion it looks better on my body shape than if my boobs are east - west and wide looking in a bra. From the side my boobs look a bit pointy in profile... almost a bit like a torpedo boob (just a bit) and I'm not sure if I am 100% comfortable with it. I used to hate this look when I was at a bigger bra size because it made my boobs even bigger looking but now I'm okay with it.
The material on this bra is amazing. Online pictures make the lace appear quite bulky and it looks like it would be itchy, but it isn't. The cream white lace on top is super soft and thin (not flimsy) and stretchy. The lower cup is lined with a non stretchy beige colored mesh and the upper cup is lined with a stretchy beige lace. So the upper section of the bra does fully stretch and adjust to the shape of the breast. Also there is no elastic band at the edge of the cups so no cutting in. Yay!
I only wore the bra for a short time but it felt very supportive. I did not have to adjust my boobs nor did I feel any pain from the bra so far. I will update here once I have worn it a few times. Read more 370 more words
Ok, let me preface this by saying I really dislike white and beige bras. It seems every one I've tried on hasn't fit right for weird reasons that do not make sense. Mot of them are just.... boring looking. I'm a sucker for bold, bright colors, even with my bras.(Which can cause issues while wearing light colored shirts, of course, lol!) Until now! I could gush about this bra so so much. It's BEAUTIFUL. I read a bunch of the reviews here, and scoffed in my mind, thinking, "How could a white AND beige-ish colored bra have such great reviews? Must be a fluke." That's why I ignored this particular ...model when Ewa released it earlier this year. I finally caved and bought one on Black Friday, and I am SO GLAD that I did! This bra is just gorgeous; it's as simple as that. The pictures online don't really show the tan/light brown color lining very well; it looks like it's all cream colored. The lace is, but on top of the tan lining in the cups, it looks like dulce de leche or something. It's really pretty. There's a matching bow at the gore with a little crystal gem decorating it. This, like all the other BM bras I've tried, fits like a dream. Projected, narrow, lace lays flat on both breasts! It's a magical bra. Read more 116 more words
Let me say I don’t like white bras. I never have, and thought I never would. And yet, here is a lovely white bra I’m glad I purchased. The lace on this bra is intricate and eye catching. Not your basic white bra at all! The lace has a touch of champagne shimmer to parts of the scalloped lace pattern. You can see more detail on the panty pictures I uploaded. This definitely screams “briadal” as it is mostly marketed as. I wouldn’t call this a stark bright white. It’s a delicate white. Definitely gorgeous, and pictures don’t do the lace detail justice.
This bra has the ...typical BM three part construction and is backed with a tan mesh and stretch mesh. The center gore has a tan mesh keyhole detail with a white center bow that has a diamond pendant hanging from it. The back-band is full lace over tan stretch mesh. There is a 2x4 clasp on the back. The elastic straps are white with a touch of shimmer down the center and it has scalloped edges. The hardware is all white. There are little white bows where the straps meet the front of the cup.
Briefs size 38: The panties are in my usual side. The front panel is white with lace on the hip area. There are two small white bows where the lace meets the front panel at the leg hole. The back is full lace and not lined. There is a cute white bow at the top on the back of the waistband. All elastic is white and there is a white cotton gusset in the crotch. Read more 165 more words
Antonina's colour is exactly what I hoped for - on me, in the dead of winter, it'll be nude.
It's a cream coloured lace over nude lining. It create a cafe au lait appearance from afar.
It is stunningly beautiful.
This bra fits to perfection. And I mean perfection. There's no room for error here. Weight must be maintained or I'll bust it. LOL All jokes aside, this is a bra that I'd be able to wear all day every day in perfect comfort, and support heaven. I wouldn't complain if it was a little bit bigger...65G BM's are coming my way from martka00 and I'm curious to compare.
Tack is perfect, band is TTS and is lace all the way around. I love that. I also like that the scalloped edge of the lace trims the band so nicely.
Projection at the wire seems better (i.e. deeper. Deeper is better for me) in this one than in Fluo.
I took (yet another) chance and ordered this bra in 70G, and I have to say, while my smaller side gets considerably less support it feels so so good on my larger side. The wires are not as narrow as my 70FFs, it has way more coverage and it just doesn't feel as tight.
That being said, if I so much as lose a cm in my boobs, this bra will be too big.
The cups are your typical BM 3 part cups, with the top lace being super stretchy. The inside is lined with a beige mesh, and I have to say from the stock photos I would have thought ...the mesh would be lighter. The lace is pure white--another thing that in stock photos looked a bit more cream to me? But it doesn't matter. This bra is beautiful. I will say that on my smaller side it feels like I could have gone down in cup with this bra. Even on my larger side I struggle to fill out the cup completely. One thing I'm very scared of is that after a prolonged wear, the bra will not be as supportive. BMs on me tend to do this, after 7-8 hours, they just sort of flop down. I used to think this is because my 70FFs are dangerously close to being small so they slide down and such but I don't know... it might be just how these bras are.
The wires feel a lot better for my larger side, mainly cause they are longer, so really the wings are higher and I feel a little bit more contained. On my smaller side... I mean I already know it will slide down as it's too wide for my smaller side.
The band feels wonderfully snug, not too tight, not loose at all, just right. The gore tacks, is very narrow, blah blah, bra makers take note, this is how you make gores.
I don't think it's gravity defying lol. I mean, there's considerable lift, but maybe it's the size, I'm used to more lift (and compression I guess?) It also looks like my boobs are a little bit wider in this new size, and I feel like maybe my asymmetry is more pronounced in it.
Overall, I'm not disappointed in this bra. It's beautiful, it's supportive, and as long as I maintain my boob it will probably fit. On the plus side, I'm at the beginning of my cycle and so my boobs are at their smallest right now, so maybe going into the month the bra will fill out better? Read more 318 more words
Antonina is a gorgeous set of white lace with some subtle bronze additions woven into the lace. It's extremely elegant and it has a very high end look to it. Antonina looks expensive to me. I love the white bows but I could personally do without the gem, though it is fairly easy to remove with a pair of snips should you choose.
The mesh used to back the lace is just a little too warm to blend into my skin. It's a lovely idea, and I really don't think white or any other color would have been a better choice in this instance. The bottoms are true to size ...and very comfortable. I have very narrow hips, but an ample butt from years of lifting and the 38 is the best size for me. It's a little loose around my hips but it looks great from behind. The all lace back means no lines at all and it's a cut I quite like. It's very cheeky on me which is my preference. I also bought the thong, which I will have to take in a little bit, I could have sized down in the thong. It is still lovely and the jersey is very soft.
The band on my Antonina runs more true to size than a lot of the other bras I've been buying lately. This is good in general, but for me it means that I'm on the last or next to last set of eyes already. In my experience, Ewa bras don't really stretch out much with time and wear so this isn't really an issue for me. The cups are narrow and deep enough for me at the wire. The wires stay in my IMF throughout the day and I have no trouble with them sliding. The straps are fully adjustable and it's easy to move the slider, it stays put once adjusted.
All in all, no fit major surprises from Antonina.
The one deviation from my other BMs is center projection, there seems to be less room along the gore and it pushes my breast tissue a bit more to the side than my other BMs. It's not terribly uncomfortable because the gore itself isn't wider, and it's not noticeable when I have a top on, but it looks off to me when I look down without a shirt. Because it doesn't compromise fit or aesthetics when wearing for real, I've decided to ignore this quirk of my bra. Read more 298 more words
BM Antonina 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!)
Now for the bra: BM Antonina is a full lace cup & band BM style bra in an off white (with beige accents) lace and a darker tan opaque liner. The lace color is lighter than I thought it would be, while the liner is darker. It’s still nice, but not as appealing as the ...stock photos led me to believe it would be. The gore is covered with a sheer material, giving the illusion of a peekaboo gore without the instability that typically comes with one. The cup construction is the typical BM style, with 2 lower vertical sections (1 seam) and 1 upper horizontal section, with an outer 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 on a cold day. The BM style bra is not padded and provides full and separated coverage.
The band on the 60K measured 22.875” and stretched to 29”, while the 60KK was 22.75” and stretched to 28.25”. While they should have the same give and take to the band, the 60KK definitely felt stiffer. Both bras came with the standard 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops.
The cup width was 6” for both, with the height on the 60K was 9.5” and 60KK was 10.15”. The depth on the 60K had a conservative measurement of 12.25” (measured with the cup hovered between the knees and the tape measure placed into the cup without any resistance) and stretched over the knee to 15.5”, while the 60KK was 12.75” conservative to a max stretch of 16.5”. The gore is 4” tall and ½” wide for both.
When I measured these 2 bras, I was really leery about the 60KK fitting as it measured much larger than anticipated. Much to my surprise and delight, it does fit, and beautifully at that! Oddly, they both fit, except the 60K doesn’t tack, sitting about 2 fingers off my sternum, with the 60KK giving a soft tack. But the cups fit nicely otherwise and it is comfortable so both are keepers. And although the band on the 60K stretches further, it requires the middle setting for comfort, while the 60KK is comfy loose on the tightest setting…..But the most unique aspect of this bra is its gravity defying ability! It seriously lifts the breasts like no other bra I’ve tried and I now understand the Ewa Instagram photo of Gosik and Gosia in this bra! (If you’ve seen that photo, you’ll know what I mean.) This BM feels as soft as all my other BMs, but it is definitely more supportive and uplifting than the others. I am not sure why, but if I figure it out, I will update this review. ☺
This is my third attempt at the BM Antonina, having tried it in 60K and 60KK prior. While the 60KK fit fine initially, my breasts went through a growth spurt that made all my bras suddenly too small and prompted me to order up a cup. While that growth spurt turned out to just be a temporary 4 week swelling spree, I’d already ordered this and several others in the larger size.
For the measurements: 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 22.5” and stretches to a max of 27.25”. 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”
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 cup height is 11” and 6” wide, with a gore of 4.15” tall and 0.55” wide, and the wing is 4.5” tall. To compare, the 60K Antonina was 15.5” deep and 9.5” tall, while the 60KK was 16.5” deep and 10.15” tall.
As for fit, the gore is 1 finger off my sternum, and the cups feel great. The strap is too wide set for perfect comfort and the upper lace is barely tensed but still wearable, especially at higher tide days. I am mid cycle, closer to low tide than high tide. While this one actually measures smaller in singular depth than my Antonina 60KK, the cup on this one is definitely more spacious for sure. The 60KK is too small at the base of the cup now, while this one feels roomier. I think this fit would technically be classified as too big, but the 60KK is too small, so as long as this one is comfortable on, then I am classifying it as a fit. Read more 348 more words
My shape is low set, soft, slightly centre full with short and narrow roots. I think I am slightly conical too, since most unlined bras give me a bit of a bullet shape!
Keep in mind I only tried this bra on for like 5-10 minutes before doing this review. The fit isn't amazing on me, so I think I may re-sell this one.
This bra is gorgeous, with its cream and beiges. The beige is almost golden and it's slighty shiny. There are little bows on the straps, and one on the gore - along with a little jewel. The lace covers the entire bra including the band ...around to the clasps. The band fits snug but not tight on my 28" ribcage. It measured just shy of 29" before the wires started to distort. Just about right for me. The wires are narrow, but the wings seemed a bit short for me, and I had a bit of side boob escaping. I'm not sure if it's because the cups are just slightly too small or what? I also felt like my breasts weren't securely contained in the centre and top. The upper part of the cups are lace and just a loose lining of mesh, and I think the upper section cut off half way over my nipple, so I felt like I was going to pop out of the top of the cup (or like it may slip down). The support is actually quite good for an unlined bra. I think if it were slightly bigger, I would feel very contained and secure. The straps are wide set, but I have a fairly wide frame, so they are not too bad for me. I could feel a little pressure against my tail of spence, so not sure if that would cause some chaffing during a whole day's wear.
The shape is nice, albeit a bit more natural looking. If I let the straps out to a comfortably loose length, I definately got more pointy than I prefered, but that's just my natural shape, so can't do much about that. It wasn't as rounded as say... Cleo Marcie... but not as pointy as some other unlined bras I've tried. If I tightened the straps up a bit, the shape got rounder.
I can't quite tell if the bottom of the cups had enough projection for me. I only tried it on, but I kept expecting the bottom of the cup to wrinkle (it didn't. Not sure if that would have changed with a whole day wear).
Overall, the quality is excellent, the appearance is stellar, and the comfort is good. I'd keep it if I felt like it fit properly, but I it feels just a bit off to me. Read more 352 more words
This Antonina is in the Ewa Michalak BM style, which is unpadded, wired, and full-coverage. It is made of a white lace outer with medium beige mesh fabric on the inside. The gore is only beige mesh so it looks like there is a cut-out between the cups which I really love. The colorway feels like a good everyday style- not completely boring but not super fussy or decorative.
The wires were narrow and fit my shape very well! The gore sits nice and flat against my chest wall, but tiny bit on the vertical side closest to my breast. It doesn't lift up, it just...tilts a little ...so the tiny bow in the middle also tilts a bit. This would not be a deal-breaker to me at all. The profile shape was natural-looking but more uplifted and rounded. The lace wasn't too obvious through a t-shirt and I would feel comfortable wearing this to work under most tops.
The cups were a little too tall. One cup was definitely a bit baggy on the upper part. The bottom of the cups have a bit of wrinkling. The straps are set just a hair wider than I like; however, the straps stayed in place 99% of the day. (Literally the only time I adjusted was after lifting up my child. Normally I am adjusting straps throughout the day!) It was comfortable to wear; I wore it from morning until about 9:00 PM in the evening. The 'indents' after removing were almost exactly lined up with my IMF; the outer length of wire could be a bit more narrow to be perfect but it did not poke or bother my underarms.
I am keeping this one instead of the BM Kleks based mainly on the more "practical" color of the BM Antonina. This is definitely the first white-or-mostly-white bra that I have ever liked - normally white feels frumpy to me but I think the blend of lace with "nude" mesh gives it more visual interest. Read more 225 more words