I have been covetting this bra for awhile and finally decided to go for it. So glad I did! It fits like a glove and compared to my other Ewa in a 100 band this one definitely is more firm and stretches to 39" comfortably whereas my others can stretch to 40" easily. Cup depth seems shallower as well but could be the S cut. I will need to compare with my other S. The only recommendation I would have is to make the harness style straps a little longer for wider bands. I cannot use the smallest one without it cutting in and pulling the straps of the bra inward. Not the best look. Other than that I have enough strapping options with the others it came with. Another great bra by Ewa! Wish she had more colors as I would get another for sure in a different color.
I'm re-reviewing this bra because, after revisiting the straps on a whim, I've finally figured them out. I hope I can demystify this bra for anyone else who comes to its bratabase entry hoping for some clarification.
I really wish Ewa would have released this with some form of instruction. A video of how they assembled the looks in the promo pics or a series of pictures or just some text instructions sent with the bra or anything at all. The design was clearly very thought-out from all the little features that allow you to do the different strap looks. But she didn't explain them at all, just... here ...you go, figure it out yourself, and you have to reverse-engineer her design thoughts from looking at the final product.
The basic strap attachments are: 2 small rings on the back band, a loop on the gore which is looped around the buttons when not in use, and on the shoulder straps. The shoulder straps are wide and padded, which is quite nice when you're wearing it as a regular bra, and they have a piece of the same material as the detachable straps sewn on, tacked down at several heights so you can hook on the straps at several positions.
There are 5 straps, each different lengths. The longest one is adjustable. I really wish she had included doubles of the shorter ones because it would make doing the star a lot simpler. Another problem is that with the shorter straps being fixed lengths, they won't fit everyone. For me, they are too long, so I have to wrap them around the shoulder straps and then hook it.
The long adjustable strap is meant to go from back ring to gore loop to back ring, making a V. This is the basis of the layered strappy look and the inverted star. For the layered straps, after making the V you attach the other straps from shoulder, through loop, to other shoulder, one below the other. Pretty simple. The star is more complicated, I've done my best to explain, and taken pictures for reference. I start with the bra on, with the shoulder straps off, and pull the shoulder straps on after step 1.
1. Hook the longest strap (the adjustable one) onto one of the rings on the back band next to the hook tape. Take the other side of the strap around the front and feed it through the loop attached to the gore. Hook it to the other ring on the back band. Adjust it so it is taut. So this strap should be going from back to gore to back, creating the "V" that will be the point of the star.
2. Take the shortest strap and put it horizontally, low near the cups, only leaving room for the diagonal straps to attach below it. You may have to wrap the ends of the straps around the bra strap and then hook it if the strap is too long.
3. With the 2 medium straps, attach them below where you put the short strap horizontally. Then go diagonally across and hook it on *the strap that you formed the V with*--NOT to the bra strap! Get it hooked and then push the hook back along the long strap as far as you can--this will pull it around your neck creating the choker-like look.
I wore it out with the straps in a star and I was surprised to find it never unhooked. Occasionally I had to push the diagonal straps back, but there were no dramatic strap-popping moments like I anticipated.
Overall, I really like this bra. It's extremely versatile as it's both an everyday black bra and... whatever else you want it to be. And I'm glad to have something in my lingerie collection that fits authentically into an alternative wardrobe and isn't an overly feminized or cheapened version of goth. Being of a less feminine gender expression, it's cool to have something that feels like it fits my self-image but is still detailed and sexy.
This got longer than I expected but I am really glad I revisited this bra. I just wish Ewa would have told us how to use it so it didn't take a year for me to start appreciating it! Read more 609 more words
I'd been eyeing this bra ever since it first came out, but hadn't quite been willing to order from Poland, especially since my size was changing a lot. This model was bought on discount from Ebay with the expectation of having to take in the band, but it is actually very snug. Either this brand's larger bands run tight or this particular bra is mislabeled (it bears 3 labels, 2 saying 95GG, one saying XXXL).
This bra is made of a shiny almost-satin material, and the cups are lined with a cotton jersey. This bra has much wider straps than usual to accommodate loops for the extra straps that ...come with it, and I consider this a bonus. Wide straps make a bra much more comfortable! As is often the case for me with Ewa Michalak bras, the wires are a little narrower than ideal for me (I have a lot of under-arm tissue), but the projection makes up for it. I'm still playing with the extra straps, but they're fun to use and the bra works very well with or without them. Read more 76 more words
I love the strappy design, them black thin straps look awesome. Fits in same size as my other EM bras. Initially I did not notice the small strap wrapped around the butons on the gore, so took about half an hour to figure out how to use the straps. I would also prefer if the cups were taller and a little bit flatter to keep my bust closer to my body. I do not see it looking at the pictures I posted here, but I felt it when I saw my reflection on windows as I walked on a street But overall I am happy to have this bra.
I am in love with this bra and what it does to enhance not only my breasts, but my decolletage, too! It comes with 5 skinny little straps of different lengths you can attach to the loops and goring, creating different designs, and experimenting with them has been fun. Looks great without them, too! Who doesn't love a bra with lots of wear options?!? So far this reverse pentagram look is my favorite! I love the fit of this bra so much that I am considering buying a second one to use as a swim suit top.
Amazing bra, I love wearing it with the straps underneath scoop necks! For me, I feel this is one cup size too small - the gore doesn't tack (1cm off my chest) and the wires are the slightest bit too narrow, but not quite orange-in-a-glass - my breasts fill the cups perfectly. Tiniest bit of wrinkling at the bottom of the cup. Perfect band! Nice forward projected look but not overly pointy, keeps my boobs under control nicely!
I almost didn't buy this bra because, although I thought the straps looked very sexy, I thought I wouldn't get the use out of them. Well, it turns out that 90 percent of the time I do wear this bra without the straps, but that's because it is SO comfortable that it has become my go-to everyday bra. I have worn the cage style straps on occasion but I have to be in the right kind of mood for them because they attract a LOT of attention.
I am a true 28 but I have often struggled to get the right fit in Ewa's 60 bands, so ...one of my few gripes about this bra is that I'd prefer the band to be a smidge tighter, but I need to remind myself that it is a 65. The thick shoulder straps might be a little limiting with some clothes but they are oh so comfortable, although for me being high set it would be great if they were fully adjustable as I have them shortened to their fullest extent.
The shape and cleavage this bra gives is fantastic, it deals very well with my upper and (very) centre full breasts, with a minor amount of overspill (I think the 65gg might have been slightly too big). You know you're on to a good bra when you forget you are wearing one but feel miraculously supported just the same. Read more 136 more words
I enjoy the fit of the bra. I get lift and support without spilling out. I find the shape quite different than what I prefer/am used to. I have tried the SM style, I get a very natural shape which I quite like. I have tried the PL, but the cups cut in a odd angles for me.
I would love this bra if I got a more rounded side profile from the bra.