This bra works well for my extremely projected, centre-full, narrow-rooted, short-rooted breasts.
The lace easily accommodates my soft, FoT tissue, and there is enough immediate projection in the cup for the wires to sit fairly close to my IMF. The wires are short enough for my short roots, but not so short that my centre-fullness spills out. The fabric is comfortable.
My main fit issue with the bra is that it is a little too tight in the band. I deliberately got a band size smaller than usual because I wanted extra narrow wires and narrower straps, so I knew this might be a problem. I have solved the issue ...with a bra extender, which I'll wear with it until the band stretches out a bit.
The other minor fit issue is that the lace on top is a little bit loose at certain angles, but I'm certain that if I went a cup size down, I would get quadding. I can live with a little bit of loose lace, which is not visible under a shirt.
Overall, I'm hoping this will be a good everyday, frequent use bra. I will update this with further info after I've worn it a few times. Read more 92 more words
I'm generally not a fan of black bras--I find them incredibly boring. I want to say Czarny Tulipan needs huge big pink bows or something, but I guess that would take away from its simplicity (still I'm considering sewing a huge big pink bow on it...)
It's a very elegant, comfortable bra in the Bibi line of half-lace BMs. Half lace BMs are my summer perfection. I've been looking at the bras I bought and I'm thinking, this is all fine because it's winter right now, but what happens in the summer? Cause bulky lacy bras seem to not be very optimal for the heat we get here (35+ ...C in July). But the half lace BMs actually are just a single layer of satiny material and some stretch lace on top. Perfect.
However, because of that, they might not be a good fit to some. Full lace BMs have another layer of mesh under the lace to sort of give some shape to the breast, and then on top of it, additional shaping is provided by the lace. For a non padded bra, it's a fair amount of structure. With half-lace BMs, that element is gone. I think most really bad fits with BMs I've seen have been with the half-lace BMs exactly.
But anyway. This bra is essentially the same as my 70G - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Beżowa Perła (533), however, it runs smaller in the cup (and it shows). On my larger side in the photos you can clearly see where the seam cuts in. It's nothing special, no big deal, but a thing to note. From experience, this will stretch out and fit a little better after some wear. It's how it was with Bezowa Perla as well. The wires are wire perfection. I wonder if the reason this and Fuksja run small in the cup is because of the black dye... it makes the fabrics less stretchy or something. I think that would make sense. Kaska said she has no idea why they run smaller in the cup, just that they do.
And yes, I do have a Fuksja in the same size on the way... Read more 251 more words
I purchased this after falling in love with the BM Caramel. This bra is made with a very thin black fabric. Despite having a tight weave to the fabric, it’s actually very lightweight. When I hold it up to the light you can actually see through it. The cup is a three part construction with the lower cup consisting of a single layer of black fabric. The upper cup is a single layer of stretch lace. The lace is the exact same lace used on almost all the BM’s that have a lace upper cup. But, the lace has been cut out at a different section so it ...visually looks slightly different. The center gore has a cute black bow with a diamond pendant. The back band is a single layer of black power mesh. I feel this is a light weight and gives a pretty flexible fit for a black bra. So, I don’t feel this bra runs any smaller like a black bra can sometimes run. The elastic straps are black with a slight sheen to them. There is a little black bow where the strap connects to the cup. All hardware is black. There is a 3x4 back clasp. Read more 95 more words
Bibi Czarny Tulipan is a simple black half lace BM. It doesn’t have any lining, so it is thin yet supportive, and super comfortable. This is my second attempt at this bra, having it in 60KK as well. I ordered this one from MagdaBras4you. She is spectacular in her customer service!
Now for 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 21.63” and stretches to a max of 27”. 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: 13.75” 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.
This one also has the lazy J wires that are typically reserved for the SF style bras. This appears to make the straps more wider set than in the BMs with the usual U wires.
For other measurements, the width is 6.25” with a height of 10.63”, a wing of 4.75”, and a gore of 0.5” wide and 4.375” tall.
To compare, the 60KK has a 23”-30” band, with 6” wide cups, 10.25” tall, 12.25-15.25” depth, wing of 4.5” and gore with 0.5” width and 4.25” tall.
As for fit, it fits like my other 60L BMs, which is a bit more spacious than I need on most days, but since the 60KKs are too small, these work better at the moment. They are pain free and comfortable. The fit would look a bit better, but as you can see, I was slouching in the photos. :-/
As a photo compare can show, this one (and the white Bianka half lace BM) fit exactly the same as the 4 full lace BMs I own in the same size. All three BMs from this order measure 16.5” max depth, which is larger depth than my other 3 BMs which had a max depth of 15.5-16” but those had 6” wires.
There does seem to be a difference in fit between the Half Lace and Full Lace BMs in some other size ranges, but at this size, there is no difference noted. Read more 404 more words
I am a fairly even and very projected breast shape. I have average-to-narrow roots with a slight omega shape. My best fitting bra is a Cleo Lily in 28GG, though I think a 30G would be more comfortable in terms of band length.
This bra is good for someone with average-narrow width, a projected shape, and some upper fullness.
I think this bra might be the death of my bank account - I like it a lot! It's a very, very tiny bit wide for me, so I'm doubly interested in other EM bras that have her normal width. This is the first EM bra I've tried. I don't ...necessarily feel like I get the cakes-on-a-plate look she's famous for, however, but then this is one of her balconette bras rather than a plunge or half-cup.
The band is nice and snug, comfortable without being tight or constricting. Do note that I tend to prefer a very snug band, however, so YMMV. I am especially pleased by the three hooks, rather than just two, in the band.
The bra has nice, stretchy lace on top - I suspect it could accommodate for slightly more wiggle-room where upper fullness is concerned than some bras. The cup fabric itself is silky and smooth to the touch - it's very comfortable and doesn't chafe even a little. The peal and bow detail in the center adds a little extra elegance to the classic design. I would also go so far as to say the pictures uploaded don't really do it justice - I was a little worried about it feeling "plain" when I purchased it from another bratabase user, but I don't feel that way at all now that it's in my possession. It has a "less is more" sort of feel to the design. Read more 193 more words
Soft-boobed fans of Ewa Michalak rejoice! Finally a bra where I don't ooze out the middle! I love this bra. Absolutely love it. It contains my super soft tissue beautifully while maintaining the round shape we all know and love from EM.
The bra is made of super thin, stretchy silky material with stretchy lace on the upper 1/4 of the cup. It has a small jewel and bow on the center gore. The lace definitely accommodates asymmetry and would be an excellent bra for monthly swelling due to hormones. It is more full coverage than the SM style. It looks like the band runs a tad big ...and is very stretchy, so be warned.
The only bad thing I noticed when wearing it is sometimes there's a barely noticeable bulge under my shirt where the bottom section of the cup meets the stretchy lace. The lace has way more give than the bottom fabric so it doesn't hold me in quite as tight. This causes the outline of the cup to be not a perfectly smooth arc under tighter shirts. This should only be an issue for people with water boobs like me.
I hope Ewa continues this line of bras in more colors in the upcoming seasons. I'm so happy to finally have an unpadded bra that I feel secure in. Read more 116 more words
Finally...I'm cautiously saying, after weight gain, a little weight loss, and 2+ years away from wired bras in bralettes only (pandemic, etc.)...I've found a fit! Finally, a band that doesn't need an extender, has a little bit of minimization, and has wires that feel like really nice in my IMF. (At least at first try-on!) I'm somewhat narrow with tons of immediate projection, full on bottom and center-full, and petite framed (5'1"), so this is a big deal. I still think CHP is my favorite fit in terms of projection at the wire, but they're a little too va-va-voom for everyday wear for me right now and I'm wanting something a little lower-profile. (Plus, nothing in my probably-correct CHP size on Levana/on here at the moment and just haven't felt like paying $40 [!] for shipping from Poland.)
It's very soft and smooth. It encases my extremely soft breast tissue and lifts it. There is a good amount of projection at the wire. Because my tissue is non-supportive, I do get some creases at the wire but that's just my breasts being heavy. I do get some cutting into my tail of spence, especially on the right side.
HILARIOUSLY the wire on the right side of the cup is one size bigger than the one on the left - I think someone messed up and put a 70FF wire on the right and the 70F wire on the left - the right side is 0.5cm wider in ...cup width than the left side, and is 2cm longer on the right side too. This causes a lot of cutting into my tail of spence. I plan on returning this and repurchasing in a different color and hoping the bra was just a fluke. If it weren't for the weird underwire thing, I would have kept it. However, I've suffered way, way too much from tail of spence problems that I'm on the hunt for the perfect bra. Read more 79 more words