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Bm Sofia (1391)

AW2018 - Unpadded underwired balconette bra in fuchsia/black More...

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  1. 7
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    65JJ

    Didn't fit

    *SQUUEEEEE* MY BRA FINALLY ARRIVED AFTER BEING HELD HOSTAGE IN THE POST OFFICE DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

    I'm actually in the midst of a size change, and I'm finding that getting a good fit is becoming a challenge. I spoke to a few Bratabase users and read a TON of reviews before I ordered this bra ALLLLLL the way from Australia. (Sometimes paying a bit extra is worth it.)

    I have always been leery about the BM cut. It never gave me the rounded shape that everyone swore up and down they gave. I always had a lopsided look. Never uplifted. I spilled out. The straps dug. It was an ... absolute nightmare.

    Then I decided to give it another go when I saw that Brava Lingerie had Sofia in stock yet. Yay, since EM sold out quickly, right? Wrong. They only had a cup size up from what I was guessing was my BM size. So I decided to ask around, and I gave it a shot.

    I was not disappointed. I get that miraculous rounded look. It's uplifted. It's comfortable. It's.. a well-fitting bra (excusing the strapgate issue). I'm so happy that I decided to try a size up, because it would have been too small had I tried a 65J. My larger side actually might be on the verge of spilling out, whereas my smaller side is dwarfed in the extra fabric depending on the angle. The fabric is nice against my skin, it's not irritated. The one thing I did notice was that the extra bit of fabric that "hangs" off the band rolled up a little. Maybe it's due to a loose band, as I think I might have to go in a set of hooks as the loosest seemed that it could have ridden up? I'm not really sure. I'll keep you all updated.

    I can take more pictures for anyone who's interested too. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />

    So, a little update:
    I've worn this bra for about 20 hours over the course of two days now, each day at work where I'm constantly moving around. I don't spill out or anything which is fantastic, however, the band was riding up my back on the loosest hooks Day 1. Day 2, I switched to the second set in on the bra. The band is STILL riding up. So, I measured my underbust, and I'm sitting at approximately 27.5 inches right now, so I must have had some of my inflammation go down. Yay, but sad for the bra.
    Second thing I noticed (which I'm going to add a picture of in a moment), was that the strapgate issue is a real problem with this bra. I'm crossing my fingers that it's not a BM issue itself, but the straps are rubbing my skin raw on my arms when they're not falling off of my tiny frame. I'm so disappointed that Ewa will not address this issue.

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    • 2

      That looks great on you! Congratulations! I am happy for you that you found something that fits.

    • 2

      Sovavosi hey, thanks. I appreciate it. :)
      I'll have to cross my fingers now that the other random, odd sized EM bras I ordered work now 🤣

    • 2

      So beautiful! A great fit, I'm so happy for you :)

    • 2

      Awesome!! That's great that it worked out, and it looks pretty too!

    • 1

      brasaremean thank you!

    • 1

      Frazzleberry right?! I was very nervous. Now I'm nervous for the other BM's I ordered in a 65J 🤦
      I agree. It's a very pretty bra :)

    • 2

      It looks spectacular on you!! I wouldn't worry too much about the 65Js though, as Sofia runs a bit smaller (tighter/less flexible upper lace) so the average (regular) BMs in a size down should fit well in comparison. :-)

    • 1

      Thanks MamaPagan! I'm hoping that's the case! My first order of Ewa's shipped on the 30th, so they'll eventually make their way here. Kleks, Rubin, and Topaz are what's coming. I read your Kleks review and I got nervous in all honesty 🤧

    • 1

      Kleks loosened up with wear so it should be fine, too, just give it a few days with some boob tension to soften it up. :-)

      My order with Topaz shipped the same day so I'm right there with you in anticipation. I'm figuring 3 weeks due to the holiday mail rush, so around the 21st. That being said, it could be as soon as the 9th or as late as 1/11/19 in all reality. The wait is the worst!!

    • 1

      MamaPagan well that's just fantastic news. Wayyyy back when I was pregnant with my first, I honestly think I may have owned Kleks in a 34KK? I can't recall the exact cup size, but I remember the cups doing that horrible sagging thing BM's used to give me. So, my fingers are crossed.

      Woohoo! Bra mail is simply the best! I love it. The waiting is definitely the worst. Eek. I hope it shows sooner rather than later!

    • 2

      It looks beautiful on you!😍 I actually considered getting it from Brava and tailoring it down, but you snagged it up! (No hard feelings)

    • 2

      Aha, too funny! I was bummed they didn't have the J cup, but was stoked to see they had the cup size up. Glad I got it as it worked perfectly. It will be loved dearly here ❤️

    • 1

      Me too DerangedDragons19, me too! :-)

    • 1

      Oops! My comment was in reference to your shipping one above. We were typing at the same time, haha!

    • 1

      Looks great! I’m in the same kind of bra anticipation. I ordered a BM for Black Friday and it is delayed by the Canada Post strike backlog. I should have been strong, but I took a look and it’s now delayed 2 more days...that’s a full 7 days from the original date.

    • 1

      Bummer Calluna. :-(

    • 1

      Calluna you got this! The waiting is the hardest part :p

    • 1

      MamaPagan I understood what you meant :)

    • 2

      Thanks. I told myself that I was not going to check it because every time I do, it is pushed back...but today I caved. And it went from the 12th to the 14th. It will arrive. I know it will, but argh!

    • 1

      Not sure if anyone gets updates when I edit a bra or whatnot, but I added some fit issues for anyone who was curious.

    • 1

      Bummer! I found that after a few months of wearing Ewa bras, I got used to the wider set straps, but at first they were not pleasant at all. Hopefully it will get better for you too.

      For the band, it sounds like you need to join us at the 60 band club! We will gladly accept you into our little clan of the bigger busted 60 bands. :-D We welcome the added data for our preplexing puzzle!!

    • 2

      DerangedDragons19 That's just how she sets her straps, unfortunately. The elastic does need time to rest between wearings so it might stretch out faster/more if you wear it every day.

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      MamaPagan I actually have never had a rubbing issue before. Maybe it's just a combination of the lace and bows? It's weird. And painful. Ick.

      I do have 60 bands! :) They're not a terrible fit by any means, but I feel like some of the time with my inflammation, they're too tight. I don't know. Maybe I just feel like that because the cups are too small.

    • 1

      Sovavosi True. It's basically the only bra I own right now that fits though, apart from a Curvy Kate that's really an overall bad fit for me haha. I'll just have to alternate for now :)

    • 1

      DerangedDragons19 Probably the cups are too small. My once fitting bands getting tight is a sign that my cups are getting too small, especially since they fit upside down and backwards :)

    • 1

      It could be DerangedDragons19. If the cups are too small it can make an otherwise good fitting band feel too tight. :-/

    • 2

      Dual typing strikes again Sovavosi, haha. At least we are on the same page with our comments. :-D

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      @sovavosi
      @mamapagan
      Aha, you guys are definitely on the same page :) luckily I ordered some more 60 bands! I ordered them because I knew the bras bands ran loose though.

    • 2

      After a wash the straps soften considerably.

    • 1

      brasaremean I'll give it a whirl and update you accordingly :)

    • 1

      I highly suggest loosening the straps and trying that out. I thought all my bands were too big but the straps just were too short and pulling the band up.

    • 1

      cupandahalf Wouldn't I lose the "high", rounded look? I mean, I can give it a go and see what happens, but I feel like support would be lost.

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      ^^^ this is unfortunately a problem I encounter A LOT because all the straps in the world are too short for me. It looks like the band rides up but really the straps pull it up fiercely.

    • 2

      90% of the support should come from the band so if the boobs droop a ton then the bra has other issues. This year I have had neck issues from wearing my straps too tight, and back issues from having the band super tight to make up for the straps. Once I adjusted the bra my muscle pain went away.

    • 1

      cupandahalf I gave my bra a breather for almost two days (taking sovavosi's advice about not wearing it all the time. My ribcage was crying the entire time I wore my CK bra though 😭) before I gave your advice a try! While loosening the straps seemed to help at least for a couple hours, by the end of my shift, my band was and is riding up my back again. Maybe I do need to go down to a 60 band since my ribcage fluctuates so much? I don't know.

    • DerangedDragons19 Do you have a Rixie clip by any chance?

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      cupandahalf My gore isn't tacking very well anymore either. I'm not sure if letting the straps out helped or made it worse 🤦🤣

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      Sovavosi no ma'am, I do not.

    • DerangedDragons19 Try doing a reverse scoop and move your tissue out of the middle and see if that helps with the gore any 😀

    • 1

      If you have Amazon prime, this might help you get more out of what you have: Rixie Clip Bra Band Tightener https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4M6LT8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1NUcCbHF2J7MV

    • 1

      Sovavosi it helps until I move, so I'm going to say no to that option? 🤣

    • Sovavosi it helps until I move, so I'm going to say no to that option? 🤣

    • Doh! Sorry 🙁

    • 1

      Wow! That rixie clip thingy looks amazeballs! I'm going to have to get one! :)

    • 2

      Rixie clips ARE amazing! Can vouch for them :)

    • 1

      And that's okay! It's about my time of the month, so I think my breasts are just temporarily growing a smidge, which might explain why the bra isn't tacking as well?

    • 1

      Sounds like the band is too loose, straps were too tight, and cups are too small for your current boobage. I would get a 65JJ and 60K- one for when you have swelling and one for normal times.

    • 1

      cupandahalf my problem is now whether I want to cater to my larger breast or to my smaller breast and deal with the non-tacking issue. While lengthing the straps helped tenfold it seemed, my smaller breast was drowning in fabric. I agree with your assessment, but I also feel like, at least for now, I can deal with a non-tacking issue more than I can deal with an extra nearly 2 cup-sizes of fabric on my smaller side, you know?

    • 1

      From experience... fit the larger breast.

    • 1

      DerangedDragons19 I’m like 2 cups different on my smaller side too. I just tighten the strap more. I can’t really see it under shirts anyhow.

    • 1

      Hm. Alright. Thanks, guys!

    • 2

      I mean you do you but my #1 at this point is comfort, not fit.

    • 1

      I second that one cupandahalf!

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  2. 4
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    70F

    Fits

    This bra is lovely. I wasn't into it at first and I didn't get it when Ewa had it, but then it sort of grew on me and I was sad I had missed it.
    I ended up finding it in one of my wearable sizes at Brava. Thankfully, they ship to the US and I picked it up along with the matching bottoms in a size 36.

    It came and I squealed when I opened the package, it is so pretty! It also inexplicably smells like Anthropologie. I can't describe the smell, but if you've ever been in an Anthropologie store, or had them ship you clothing from a ... retail location, you know the smell. Like their Volcano candle mixed with smoke. I don't know, but I love the smell so this isn't a bad thing to me!

    It does measure out to be a 70F in depth, but it fits me like a 65F. The band is tighter than a 70, and measures 30" stretched. Depth is what it should be but I find the materials to be less stretchy than other BMs, so the measured unworn depth is what my 65F/70Es measure when they are on my body and the Sofia doesn't really stretch much when I put it on. Because it's firmer, the shape it gives is a little rounder than some other BMs and it looks quite nice I think.
    The one concern I have about this is I bought this set to wear as a period set, as the crotch of the bottoms is black and I needed another BM in my larger size for hard and tender breasts. Since there's not much give in the cups I don't know if it'll work, it may be too firm for my comfort that time of the month but I'll have to wait to try.

    The cups are a little high on me, but I'm functionally FoB with shallow upper root tissue so this isn't an unusual occurrence for me, there's just a single small wrinkle in the upper lace and it's not terribly noticeable without a top and not noticeable at all when dressed.

    The lace is super pretty and I love the little polka dots in the pattern, they're a cute and playful touch on an otherwise sexier set. I also adore the back of the briefs, the lace on top of tulle is my favorite style second only to the double layer of tulle. What the underwear looks like will often determine if I buy a set or not and I love these ones. They only had a 36, with 38" hips I can sometimes make the 36 size work, usually if they are jersey knit, the mesh is a little snug just like the bra and I would prefer a 38. But, they don't look bad and they are comfortable so I'm content.

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    • Jealous! Brava had one in 70G but by the time I made up my mind, it sold :(

    • Soooooo pretty!!!

    • What a gorgeous set! I love the detailing. It's a shame it doesn't have much stretch

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      The lack of stretch might change my use of the set, but the shape is great because of it so I'm not *too* sad about it :)

      I just wanted to be sure to note it in case it comes back up for sale, I know there are many people that wear bras that wouldn't be able to work with such firm cups in this cut.

    • Thanks so much for your review. I’m more interested in this set now than I was before. I think I might have to keep my eyes open for it if it pops up somewhere. Looks perfect for me.

    • This is a pretty set :) I was wondering if the wires on this bra is still super stiff? I remembered when I tried 65E BM it was insanely hard wires, but I got my friend some 75FF's and they were only moderately hard.

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      Noob They are hard, but not anywhere near as hard as the 65E Miętusek that I think we both tried.

    • 2

      Oh my. I just looked up Miętusek. That's a gorgeous one. Swoon. Love green.

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  3. 2
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    60KK

    Didn't fit

    BM Sofia is a gorgeous purple over black non padded underwire bra in Ewa’s BM style. The cups are done in the standard format of 2 lower sections connected by one vertical seam, one upper stretch lace horizontal section, and a 4th triangle/wedge section that connects the straps to the cup. The BM style is a fuller coverage bra that separates the breasts beautifully.

    Unique features of this bra is the sheer peek-a-boo gore and wing section.

    The band measures 22.625” and stretches to a max 28.9”. It has the typical 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: 12.25”

    2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance.
    This measurement is: 15”

    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 gore is wider at 0.7” while the normal is 0.5-0.6” for this size. I didn’t notice this as being an issue when I tried it on for photos, but felt it was worth mentioning as it is a bit wide for this size.

    As for fit, it’s a bit disappointing. The cups are a very full fit, with the top lace straining, doing a slight flattening and cutting in. While it is still wearable, at least at low tide and in winter under sweatshirts, it is not as comfortable as the BMs usually are in this size and that’s only with 5 minutes in so I’m not sure this one is going to work for me. The gore is just over a finger off the sternum which isn’t bad for me. The hook set is comfortable on the tightest hooks which is also typical.

    The mesh that lines the stretch lace on the top of the cups is *a lot* firmer than my other BMs, so it doesn’t have as much give as I’m used to, making it less accommodating than most of the BM models. If it wasn’t for that mesh being so firm, I think this one would be a good fit.

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      Second "all day" wear today, and should be nearing high tide. The top lace tension now feels normal-like the average BM, so between my 10/29 all day wear and storing the cups filled with balled up shirts (don't laugh) it seems to have worked!! Yay for a comfy wearable bra!

    • 1

      I have been stretching this one out on my boobs. Can't do anything about how tight it is at the strap, but I think it has softened up on the rest of the top. Boobs 1 bra 0 ;)

    • 1

      Yeah, if the issue is right at that reinforced area, it may not soften too much. Bummer. :-/

    • 1

      Sadly, I tried this one again today and it is a no go. I don't know if the tension returned due to not storing it in a stretched way like I did prior to wearing last time, or it's just that my breasts are now larger since no bra is fitting right now. It's too constrictive with quadding, uncomfortable and so it's being put away for a potential smaller breast day.... :-/ Sniffle sniffle since it's sold out and I can't get it in a larger cup....

    • 1

      Shame, sorry :(
      Sofia really sold out fast :/

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      It did! I wish she would secure more materials for her new releases....

    • 2

      Yes! People obviously are tired of beige... please no more beige...

    • 1

      Since the colorful bras sell so well, I don't understand why she limits production like this.
      Lingerie should be more than just black white beige or red. Give us more of the rainbow!

    • 3

      Yes, and an actual rainbow... like a unicorn farted on it. Not pop of colour + black.

    • 3

      Unicorn farts, haha! That would be a great bra name! Though pixie dust would be more socially appealing I'm sure. ;-)

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  4. Marking down the quality on this bra because the band was made too large. It is a 30" band on a bra that is supposed to be 28". While it is wearable without too much wiggling on the tightest hook, it doesn't feel quite right. I get some sliding on both sides even though I don't have any wrinkling on the bottom of the cup. The bottom of the band rolls up on my stomach, but it's not painful. I do love the colour and peek-a-boo gore on this bra, just would have been happier with my purchase had the band size been correct.

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    Updated on Oct 22, 2018 Flag this


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    • Did you notice the odd placement of the Ewa tag on the front? It's not on the Wire Channel like all other Ewa bras. Mine is done the same so it's not a glitch, but I wonder why she changed the placement? I don't even see one on Gosia's at all. Weird!

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      I am starting to notice that this bra is slightly smaller on the top of the cup than the other BMs that I have. I feel more pressure in this area than I normally do.

    • 2

      Yes! Not breast tender friendly at all. :-(

      If you happen to have anything round that is close to the cup size, place it in the cups overnight before you plan on wearing it, to stretch the cups and soften the tension. Even the right size glass bowl would work.

    • I didn't think it was too bad but the pressure is starting to hurt. :|

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      Sorry :-(

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      I added some photos of what high tide looks like on a person with tall shallow roots. To be honest, it doesn't look like much at all. Maybe slightly wider, and the left cup is now stuffed full enough it feels like the top of the cup is slightly indenting the tissue.

    • 1

      :-( Hugs. Hopefully it's better after high tide.

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    100C

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jul 16, 2019



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    65JJ

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jul 22, 2019



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    70F

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 23, 2019



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    85D

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Feb 03, 2019



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    75E

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Altered band,

    Added on Feb 07, 2019



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    100C

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jul 16, 2019