BM Bibi Bianka is a half lace BM in simple white. There is nothing spectacular about this bra, but it is an excellent fit. The cups are the BM standard 4 sections: 2 lower vertical, 1 upper horizontal stretch lace section, and an upper outer wedge that connects the strap to the cup. This, like all BMs, is unlined and has the stretch lace on the top of the cup.
The band measures 23.125” and stretches to a max of 30”, so it’s really stretchy. 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: 12.5”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 15.75”
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.
Like my other half lace BMs, I love the comfort and fit of this bra! It’s so comfortable and cozy. I would prefer the band to be smaller/tighter, but have gotten used to needing the tightest hook-set from the start, so I can wear this comfortably this way. The Half Lace BMs are my Bra Bliss, and my only complaint is that there are not more color varieties available for them. Honestly, they are the most comfortable bras I own.
Funny side note, my husband told me (jokingly) that he wasn’t going to take photos of this one since it was white and looked like underwear. I hadn’t thought of it, but this is the plainest bra I own!
BM Bibi Bianka has a 4 part balcony cut with the upper section being made of stretch lace. The straps are fully adjustable and it fastens with 4 rows of 3 columns of hooks.
The bra is quite pretty with the pearlescent white material and the small pearly pendant on the gore. Aesthetically, I don't think it's quite as nice as some of EM's other designs, but it's still up there compared to bras overall.
I've also tried the BM Szarotka, and I would say that compared to it, the stretch lace is thicker, but not quite as firm. My breasts are somewhat firm, but if you were softer ...on top, this may affect the fit.
I'm definitely a fan of the BM cut, and think it's a good option for people who want a lower gore, narrow wires, and have some upper fullness in their breasts in this size range.
This is a bra which Bratabase has marked as fitting for me, which is certainly no mean feat! The wires are suitably narrow, although they could be a smidge narrower, the cups are comfortably deep, and the band is comfortably snug on the tightest set of hooks, and I'd say this means it's quite a firm band, as my preferred stretched length is around 70cm.
I'd like to add a few caveats to this which aren't indicated by the fit criterion we use on the site. The cup is too tall, which is basically normal for me with my short rooted breasts, so there's empty space in the upper part of the cup, and the fabric comes up too high at the sides and so it rubs my armpits. Still, I could wear the bra as-is without any major issues.
Edit: After wearing the bra for some time, I can add some additional impressions to my review. I reduced the height of the cups slightly, and I also had to take the band in as despite initially being firm, the band quickly stretched out. It is to some extent a confusing bra, as I can't quite decide whether the bra is too small (I bulge a little in the centre), or too large in the cup (my breasts seem to sit a bit low and away from my chest). I also have a minor issue with the fact that the gore tacks in this bra, as my breasts are close-set to the point of touching so it lies on breast tissue. My biggest problem though is with the straps on this bra, which are woefully inadequate for the weight of my breasts, even with a firm band. They're not reinforced enough, and so they buckle and fold inwards, even when worn as loose as they can go. I have very high-set breasts and will often need to tighten straps most of the way, so this is clearly some sort of material issue. Aside from the straps, the bra is still comfortable and flattering to wear, and I should really just go and replace the bra straps with another pair out of my stash. Read more 402 more words
This bra looks really good on me and people with similar breasts. By that I mean it looks like it actually fits us in all respects. Not too wide of straps, the stretch lace forms itself around the breast nicely, just overall well designed. And it felt pretty good good. At first.
You can probably tell this isn't a bra for uplift and because of it's light silky material it isn't very firm or supportive. I also found my soft tissue slowly working it's way out and needing to be readjusted during the day. I spent so many years looking like a 90 year old in regards to breasts that uplift (in addition to comfort and ease of wearing) is my number one thing I look for in a bra. My personal standards on what gets to be in my closet being higher than they used to be, I decided to sell the bra to someone who could wear it better.