My usual UK size is 28F and my shape is projected, fuller on top and centre, tall and narrow roots, close and low set. I have been recommended the BM a lot since my best fitting bra is the Panache Jasmine. Both are narrow and projected and have stretch lace on top to accommodate top fullness. I have not been disappointed by the quality but the inconsistent sizing is just so frustrating.
I know EM runs tight so I opted for a 65 band instead of 60. My last M bra in 65 was incredibly tight even on my 27" rib cage. But the band on this bra fits ... like a true 65/30 (stretched band is 29.5"), so I have to hook it on the second loosest (of 4) hooks for it not to ride up. I'm hesitant to keep this bra due to this.
The cups fit like a usual UK E (on a 30 band) with 5" width and 9.3" depth, so it fits nicely except I have some wrinkles on my smaller side. The cups are taller than I imagined though, which is fine because I have tall roots. It just feels like I get a lot more coverage in this than the Jasmine - not a bad thing, just something to get used to. They are narrow and projected as expected. The bottom of the cups are lined with an extra layer of mesh. The gore is of normal height for a balconette this size, but the top is partly overlapped which I believe makes it narrower. The bra is overall comfortable.
I'm not a fan of the dark red / purple accents on the cups (although I can put up with it) - I would rather have a simple, black design like the Bibi if I could (they don't ship to my country so I got this one on braswap). I usually like bows, but the one at the gore is just too big. The bows near the straps are fine, but I really dislike the elastics above them. I think I'm going to remove it and the bow at the gore if I keep the bra.
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