Alright, let's start this wave of posts off with my first impressions of the BM Porto! I may or may not add a more in-depth review once I've worn and washed it a few times, but I assume it'll be very similar to my other BMs. First of all, I love the appearance! The lace is gorgeous, I love the silky patterned knitwear, and I love the jewel decoration. It's a rich, deep kind of black cherry or wine colour. Perfect for the holidays!
In terms of the first impressions of the fit, it does fit the largest overall of my new bras. It's snuggest on the second-to-last hooks ...(the band does feel quite stretchy), and the cups feel quite capacious. It's not measuring particularly large (from smallest to largest fitting in this size for me according to cup depth, smallest is Krokus, then Bibi Perla, then this, then Szafirowa Pantera, and then my Szmaragd in 30F), but the cups do feel fairly full-coverage. The cups are giving me a slightly peaked appearance right now because the apex is fairly high and the lace is slightly stiff, but I'm sure it'll round out more as I wear and wash it.
Overall, I'm super happy with this one! Stay tuned for more on my other new bras! Read more 106 more words
The BM Porto came in my very first package from Ewa and I fell in love with it right away! I was very worried about buying a non-refundable bra in a brand I’d never tried before, but I’ve been really happy about how well it fits. Before I ordered, I spoke with Kaska about what cup size would be right for me based on my measurements and her fit advice was definitely spot on.
The wires on this bra are perfectly narrow and the cups stretch enough to fit even when my size fluctuates at different times of the month. Band sizes are the bane of my existence, ...but this one runs true to size and fits perfectly. The material and craftsmanship are of great quality – pictures don’t really do this bra justice. It’s even in my favorite color https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />.
There’s only one thing keeping this bra from being perfect – the straps. I find myself tugging them inward all the time, but of course they just keep sliding back to that uncomfortable spot at the edge of my collarbone, where they pull at my shoulders. As a result, it’s uncomfortable to wear this bra for long periods of time. So frustrating! Read more 101 more words
BM Porto is an unpadded fuller coverage full lace bra in a beautiful reddish-purple wine with black accents. The cups have the standard 3 pieces, 2 lower sections with one vertical seam and an upper horizontal stretch lace section, plus it has an outer wedge area that connects the cups to the straps securely. The gore to the wing on the band is a satiny pattern like the cups on the S Porto. The gore has a dual diamond dangle. It looks very elegant.
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 30” and feels very stretchy. The tulle on the band is semi-sheer. 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: 15.25”
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.
As for fit, the band is stretchy but comfortable on the tightest hook set, and the cups fit beautifully with the gore 1.5 fingers off the sternum (which isn’t bad for me.)
I also ordered the matching panties, which has the same satiny pattern material in the front, and a sexy sheer bikini style back with the same dual diamond dangle on the backside. The 38(10) measures 66cm flat to 89cm stretched, though it is supposed to be for a 91-96cm hip range, so it runs small. I requested these in a 36(8) but didn’t correct Kaska when she wrote up the invoice as the 38 (10), and in this case, I am glad as a size down would most likely have felt less comfortable.