In this size range, the Porcelanka has a 4-piece cup (3 vertical seamed sections with a horizontal section on top), partially adjustable straps, and it fastens with 3 rows of 4 columns of hooks.
I've previously had a Porcelanka in a different size (70K), and this is unsurprisingly fairly similar. One noteable difference though is that the straps seem to be nearly .5 cm wider in this model. I'm not sure if this is a general design change owing to the difference between purchase dates, or a size specific difference.
The colour is described as cocoa beige on the website, and I'd say that's a fairly good description. I think ... it would be a very good match for cool-toned fair skin. It's not a perfect match for my warm-toned fair skin, but it's still low-key under light coloured shirts. The lace is somewhat problematic though, both because it's only been stitched on top so it can flip up during wear, and also the different colour and texture is often quite visible under a t-shirt. I'd say that the overall look is functional but elegant. It's not one of EM's prettiest bras, but it's still quite appealing for a t-shirt bra.
This is a larger sister size of my preferred size, so the band is too long, and while it doesn't actually ride up, the relationship between the straps and my back is all wrong, so there's giant loose sections between the underwire and the strap at the back of the bra. The wires, while not so wide as to be uncomfortable, are definitely too wide for my narrow rooted breasts. I've found the partially adjustable straps frustrating on two counts, firstly because they don't really alter to be short enough, and secondly, the front section which is made of the same light padding as the bra cup doesn't seem to be very sturdy, and often digs in and warps, despite the straps being overly long. The straps are also set much too far apart for my narrow frame, but this is sadly normal for bras in this size range.
It seems to me like these sizes which were part of the S size expansion have even taller cups in relation to the depth than existing sizes. This is a bit of a problem for me, because of how short-rooted my breasts are. If you look at the pictures, the bra easily looks 2-3 cup sizes too big, but my 70K is clearly 3 or so sizes too small in the cup (and is 3 cup volumes smaller). It's basically impossible to capture in an image, but I actually fill the bottom 2/3 of the bra perfectly well, and it creates slight uplift.
I'm going to attempt alterations, and plan to add some more notes to the review after I've worn the bra for a while.
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