Out of the three 65J's I got, I felt this one ran large and more along the lines of a 65JJ size, maybe even a 65K as it fits better than my Sofia. I actually loved this more in person than on the website. My one big complaint, but it's a personal thing really, is that the extra fabric they added for the "Longline" part bunches up a little in that space between my tummy and my under-breast area. Strapgate is still going strong. I think it's a good fit, but looking at my photos, I'm running into that slight outerboob escaping on my larger side. Again, not sure if that's to do with the wire not being tall enough or the cup being too small for my large side. All in all, I really like this bra. The materials are so, so soft.
BM Croptop Topaz 60KK This one is a standard full coverage, full lace BM, but with an extra lacey frill on the base of the band. The lace is a wonderful earthy brown with a beige lining. The gore has a small beige bow and a teardrop pearl dangly. I really love the color, and find it quite beautiful. As with all BMs, the top half of the cup is stretchy, while the bottom half is not, though it still has some give to the whole cup.
For the technical specifics:
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 22.4” and stretches to a max of 27.25” so it is nice and firm. It has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops which is standard for this size range.
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: 16.25”
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 height is 9.75”, width is 6.25”, while the gore is 4” tall and ½” wide, with a 5” wing. These figures are about average for the size and style.
As for fit, The lace on the cups of this one appear to be more stretchy than most of my BMs, while the band is firmer. This is the perfect combination for me right now so I am very happy with it. My breasts have been “possessed” lately and on a swelling spree (still not 100% convinced this is permanent new growth) so I was convinced that this one wasn’t going to fit. I was down to one 60KK BM that still fit (and only 2 bras total), but luckily for me, this one appears to have a more open top and a bit more give to the cups, so hopefully I can get a few wears out of it before it doesn’t fit, haha.
The gore sits 1.5 fingers off my sternum, which as long as it’s comfortable with all day wear, isn’t a fit issue for me. The base of the cups do feel a bit snug, but I am used to my cups stretching out a bit with wear, so I anticipate this to go away after a few wears, assuming my breasts do not grow again.
I should be past my low tide for the month, but still a good week away from high tide, so this is a perfect time of the month for fit assessments.
The band is comfy on the tightest hook-set, which is standard but was surprising since the max stretch from band tip to tip was 27.25”. I am okay with this, as I have yet to have an Ewa band stretch out on me, and I typically wear all my bras on the tightest hook-set from the start anyway.
I only had this one on for about 5 minutes to do a quick fit assessment, so if my initial fit feelings change after all day wear, I will update my review. Read more 550 more words
Out of all the bras I've bought lately, this one fit the best. The cups feel great. The band is a little firm for me, but I think I'm more of a 65 anymore/possible 70/75? I don't know, but I'm working my way through my fit issues https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
There is nothing unique about the fit of this bra, it fits the same as my other BM cuts.
The wires are narrow and comfortable, there is good immediate projection and I don't push the wires out of my IMF during wear. The band runs roughly a size small as many of my bands do, stretching to about 30" instead of the 32" that it should. With a 30" stretch I wear this comfortably on the second or third set of four eyes. There are only two rows of hook and eye fasteners as this is not a longline bra, rather the lace is attached to the bottom of the band, ...so one could easily and cleanly remove it if desired. It also does not fit me as a true crop top as the extra lace floats quite a bit away from my body and is not snug to my frame. I was afraid that I would find the extra lace scratchy or ticklish but it is quite soft and after feeling strange upon first putting it on it's quite comfortable. I wouldn't say the extra lace becomes unnoticeable, but it isn't distracting to me.
I'm not usually one to go for brown but the deep color on top of the beige mesh with the pearl accents makes for a very elegant set. I do like the addition of the lace fall as it makes it unique in my drawer, but it's also not something I would pay more for in the future. Read more 141 more words
BM Croptop Topaz is a brown full lace BM style bra, lined with beige, with a faux long line look to it. Very earthy! As with all BMs, the top half of the cup is stretchy while the bottom of the cup is not, and there is no padding. The band on this model is lace lined which normally means it has less stretch to it, though this one had more stretch to it. As with all BMs, the cup construction is separated into two lower sections, with one vertical seam, an upper horizontal stretch lace section above a horizontal seam, and an outer wedge ...area that connects the cups to the straps. This particular BM also has a frilly lace on the bottom giving the allusion of a long line but it has a regular band aside from the extra lace hanging down.
This review is for the 60L, but I also have it in 60KK reviewed separately. I ordered this one from MagdaBras4you, who is absolutely wonderful!!
As for fit, I was sure this one was going to be too big since the 60KK ran large, but to my surprise it actually fits beautifully. Aside from the slight wrinkle when my arm is forward (to take photos or typing) the cups are nice and smooth. This wrinkle will disappear altogether if I lower the armpit curve to counter the armpit eater effect and stop the arm vs cup resistance. The gore is about average for me at 1.5 fingers off the sternum, so no complaints there. The band is perfectly comfy on the tightest hook set, and while it could stand to be tighter, overall I am 100% happy with the fit and comfort of this one.
My only complaint would be the new thinner flimsy straps that Ewa is using. My last two orders have had them, and they are definitely lacking in quality.
For the technicals: 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 28.5”. 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: 12.875” 2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 16.5”
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. Read more 431 more words