BM La Gloria is the last of my orders directly from EM and I finally got it today.
The green colour is exactly the same as the one in the photos one the website. It is an absolutely beautiful forest green with brown details. In the photos, the browns look more like black, but they are definitely brown!
Now, I don't know why in my photos it looks like the bra is a little small on me, because I feel like when it's on me it's the largest of my 70FFs I have. I think I might have taken these photos without properly scooping and swooping so it looks like ...it's small under the armpits and is sitting on my breast tissue but it's really not. I've been wearing it all day and it fits great, supportive, safe, nothing is spilling out, poking or bothering me in any way whatsoever. Also in the photos the band is sitting too low on my back I think cause I didn't adjust it. I have a very sensitive mole on my back that I have to be veeeery careful with so when I first put on a bra I have to have the band a little lower so as not to accidentally catch it. In some cases I tend to just leave the band lower if it's bothering the mole, so maybe that's what happened here as well. Point is, probably I will add new photos because these seem hasty and I barely even remember taking them cause I had a busy day!
Anyyyyhow. Loose band again, definitely not as tight as my 70FF - Ewa Michalak » Bm Fluo. It's double layered with stretchy mesh + stretchy green fabric. I mean it's snug and it fits great but will it stretch? That remains to be seen. This just confirms my hunch that the 70 bands on EM bras are true 70s now. BM Fluo fits more like a loose 65, this is definitely a 70. I don't know what this means for 60s and 65s but I thought it was just worth noting.
The cups have to be the deepest so far on 70FFs. Three part cups, they are lined with stronger brown mesh (more rigid) than my other BMs. The lace is stretchy at the top and so is the mesh to adjust for asymmetry. Typical BM cups that fit great. Now I've been wondering if I should just go for 70G because my larger side does feel a liiiittle bit squished and has some quad potential. But on my smaller side the bras all feel a little less supportive because I think it's like a few cups smaller. So I think 70FF is a good compromise to get a similar fit on both sides. But the doubt is killing me. I don't think my smaller side could even fill out the 70G :/. (For the record, my smaller side is the one with the tattoo)
The gore tacks and the bow on the gore is huge and I absolutely love it. Ewa altered the straps for me to be a little bit longer. They added 10cm I believe. Just wonderful https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The bow... also wonderful. The green detail... I love it.
Overall, I am very happy with my La Gloria. What a beautiful bra!
edit: also, it gives me some major cleavage! edit: added some proper scoop and swoop photos, but now the straps seem overtightened (although they don't feel so, lol).
Update after wearing it a while: I find La Gloria to have the best side support of all my BMs. The lace on top is very forgiving to size fluctuations. Read more 500 more words
The cup construction of La Gloria is the typical BM style, with 2 lower vertical sections (1 seam) and 1 upper horizontal section, with a 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 measures 22.875” and stretches to 29”. It has the standard 3 hooks with 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.
The cup width is 6”, gore 0.5” wide and 4.15” tall, and wing of 4.75”.
While I didn’t try La Gloria in a 60K, I do have BM Crazy in that size which is the same lace and seemingly same liner, just with hot pink accents instead of black. To compare, Crazy had a 21.75”-29.75” band, 12.25”-15” cup depth, height of 9.25”, gore 0.6” and 4.15” width and height, and a 5” wing. This shows that my La Gloria has a firmer band and a lower wing, which is surprising, but the cup difference is logical in increase.
As for fit, the cups are perfectly hugging and the gore is just under 1 finger off the sternum which is standard for me. This one fits a lot better than its counterpart, BM Crazy, which is surprising as I anticipated it to fit the same since the lace and lining are the same. The mesh lining behind the stretch lace seems firmer than with Crazy, but not as firm as with Sofia.
I got this on Thursday as well, but I was tired and didn’t add it. I think my is also a bit brownish brasaremean! It’s a stunning bra, and I definitely like the Bm cut for when I need to appear smaller. It is really comfy, and feels like it’s not there. The one downside is that it doesn’t feel as secure, but I was expecting that. All in all - extremely satisfied with it.
Wow I’m obsessed with how gorgeous this set is. I actually gasped when I saw it. The color combo with the shiny lace is just a dream come true for me. I’d never tried the BM cut but I couldn’t resist that emerald green color. I was so torn over sizing as it is recommended to size down in the cup. At first I ordered the 65F, but then changed it to 65FF. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to fill out the cups, but I do and it gives some unexpected cleavage. I really love the depth at the wire. I had read that the BM ...gives a more “natural” and I’d agree with that. My biggest concern is that the straps are only halfway adjustable! This is an issue for me because I already need to tighten the straps as much as I can to get enough lift for my pendulous shape. Once the straps begin to stretch, I won’t be able to tighten them much further at all. That is my reasoning for the comfort being good rather than excellent. Overall La Gloria is a gorgeous set and I can see it selling out quickly. Read more 92 more words