This is my third BM, and second 70F, although I swapped the other 70F with another user so I don’t have it anymore. So now I have this one and my 65FF BM Cabernet. Both are full lace styles with knitwear bands, and the construction is basically the same. Lower 2 part cup with firmer mesh under the lace and the upper cup is stretchy. Aesthetics are slightly different with the bows and gore details.
This bra has a beautiful bright blue lace with beige mesh lining - I’m getting a pretty good skin tone ...match with it. The blue is hard to capture because it changes with the lighting, becoming brighter in some lighting and more of a cornflower blue in others. My pictures show a range of colours due to different lighting. It’s just your standard bows for the gore and straps. I personally have no problem with the gore bow, but I do feel that they are a bit big on the straps and would like to remove them. I prefer the loop bows that the Cabernet has, or even the smaller ones that are on the Sekret.
I find the fit of this bra is actually better than my Cabernet. The band is perfect. It’s not too snug or too loose - it is very comfortable. Obviously a bit smaller than a tts 32, but good for me. I marked it 29” but it could possibly have gone a little more - I’m just slightly more conservative with the stretched band measurements. My snug under bust measurements are 28-28.5” but I am definitely more comfortable with bands that stretch 29-30”. The wire width of this one is just perfect for my average to narrow roots.
I’m not getting any wrinkles at the wires like I do with the Cabernet. Immediate projection is fantastic. I’m not sure if it’s a size thing or if the Cabernet was really just a little bit wider and shallower than most. I do technically measure a 70F with the Ewa website calculator, but I don’t think wearing 65FFs would be a significant difference in the fit.
The cups seem like they are a little bit more rounded than the Cabernet, and I think it’s maybe the lace - I think it’s maybe a touch thicker - because they both measured about the same depth. If this is how other 70Fs fit, I’m getting more, though I do want to try another 65FF to see if I have the same thing as I have with the Cabernet fit or if it’s closer to this one.
I’m really happy that I swapped one of my bras for this one. I’m really so in love with this bra. It’s become a favourite one. Read more 364 more words
Marta transferred this bra to me and warned me that it was between a FF and a G.
She was correct. It fits like my 65FF Antonina, which is bigger than 65FF Fluo (which was too small and I had to sell). Fluo tacked fully. I think due to the notoriously tight band. This one tacks lightly. It's still comfy and I love the colour!
BM Wersal in 60K BM Wersal is a beautifully bright blue laced BM with beige lining. The cup construction 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 22.75” and stretches to 28.25” so it’s firmer than the typical no lace band. One odd feature is that this one has 3 hooks but only 3 rows of eye loops. Every single Ewa bra I’ve gotten so far has had 4 rows of eye loops, so I was surprised this one only had 3. The stock photos reflected this as well though, so I knew it was a possibility before receiving.
The cup height is 9.85” with a width of 6.25”. The depth (measured by hovering the cups between the knees and placing a tape measure inside the cup without any resistance) is 12.5” and stretches over the knee to a max of 15.85” creating a beautiful comfortable fit, though this one also doesn’t tack for me, sitting 1.5 finger’s width off the sternum. I still consider it a good fit as it’s comfortable and otherwise the cups fit beautifully. The gore is 4.15” tall and ½” wide. I find it odd that this one has more depth than Fluo but sits further off the sternum. While this logically doesn’t make sense to me, it is comfortable and fits otherwise, so I try not to think about the lack of logic in regards to this.
I love the deep cobalt shade of this bra! It's such a rich color and so uncommon in lingerie. I adore how bold it is. I was really bummed that I had skipped the BM Chaberek when it came out, this is a better replacement for me as I like the briefs for the Wersal far more than the Chaberek (the briefs were actually the reason I had skipped that set). My Wersal is slightly different than others, I had them use a white mesh backing rather than the beige. I think it suits my taste more than the slightly more elegant look of the darker backing.
All around ...this fits as I expected it to. Narrow wires, deep cups especially at the wire, good height and a comfortable band that is tight for the size but works well for me. I have no complaints on fit nor were there any surprises for me.
Quality I marked as okay because even though it's sewn well and hasn't stretched out on me, the lace catches on everything. Literally every time I wash it it gets snagged on something. I handwash in the sink, so it's not as if it's agitated too much, it just gets snagged on another hook (even though I always hook them before I toss in the sink, wtaf?), a gore bow, dangly bits, always something. It doesn't leave any noticeable tearing but it is so annoying and I do worry about the longevity of it because of that. I can't even wash it alone as it somehow twists on itself to snag the cup. This is the only bra I have this issue with, it's weird. Read more 169 more words
BM Wersal 60KK This is my second attempt with Wersal, having tried it prior in 60K. While the 60K wasn’t a terrible fit, it didn’t tack and based on the other BM’s I’ve tried in both 60K & 60KK, I was confident I would get a better fit with the 60KK here as well.
BM Wersal is a beautifully bright blue laced BM with beige lining. The cup construction 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 22.75” and stretches to 28” so, like the 60K, it’s firmer than the typical no lace band. One odd feature for this model is it has 3 hooks but only 3 rows of eye loops. Every single Ewa bra I’ve gotten so far has had 4 rows of eye loops, so I was surprised this one only had 3. The stock photos reflected this as well though, so I knew it was a possibility before receiving.
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: 12.75”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 15.9”
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 height is 10”, width is 6.25”, and the gore .55” wide with 4.15” tall. To compare, the 60K had a depth of 12.5” to a max of 15.85”, height of 9.85”, gore .5” wide with 4.15” tall.
While I cannot tell yet if there is more depth below the apex to justify a 60KK, it is clear that this one measures far too similar to the 60K, and disappointing based on measurements. All 4 in this order were 60KK bras that I’d tried prior in 60K, and all 4 did not have enough of a difference to make them a cup up from the 60K, in fact, one (Kawa) was actually smaller in the cup than the 60K.
As for fit, the band is super comfortable on the tightest hooks, which is about normal for me at this point. The gore sits 1.5 fingers off the sternum, so exactly the same as the 60K Wersal. The cups themselves are a nice full fit and are comfortable. So while there is no improvement in fit compared to the 60K, this one is still wearable, at least at my current low tide. I will keep the 60K in my dead bra bin in case I need a smaller cup in the future (so I don’t stretch them out), but plan on trying to get some use out of this one now so it’s not a total loss.
So, with this order, I got 2 that fit better in the cup, one that fit the exact same, and one that that fit smaller/worse. I am taking it that the seamstress was having an off day and hopefully this isn’t an indicator of future orders to come. It is orders like these that shed light on the fact that discrepancies within our database here aren’t always measuring differences, but indeed can/do reflect manufacturing differences.
This order marks 44 bras I’ve attempted with Ewa, of which 22 have been BMs, of those 1 being 60JJ, 11 being 60K, 10 being 60KK so I am confident now that I should be going with the 60KK, and that aside from this rogue order, the style is consistent otherwise.