Onto the next review! I had the chance to wear this bra for a solid 10 hours at home yesterday, which included cleaning up, washing dishes, and also laying on the couch for an extended period of time lol.
Once again, these are mostly first impressions. I've never owned or even tried an SF before this, so I was not expecting how thick the lower three panels would be! They are quite stiff. The upper panel of the folded mesh is comfy and accommodating, but I do find that the edge of the lower sections kind of protrudes a little at the horizontal seam, which is causing the slightly pointed appearance. It wasn't super obvious under the shirt I was wearing yesterday (a thick black cotton tshirt), but it may be more obvious under the typically light-coloured summer tops that I plan to wear this under the most.
My most important takeaway of this bra is that it has less immediate projection at the wire than the BM style, and this is the first bra (ever) that I've gotten such significant wrinkling and folding at the wire. I think the stiffened lower cup actually exacerbates the problem. That being said, it was not uncomfortable for me, and I didn't feel like I was getting any additional pressure or compression in the bottom of the cup because of it. This is more of an aesthetic issue than anything else for me. However, if that is a make-or-break fit issue for you, I would be wary of the SF style.
The band on this is also quite firm. It relaxed a bit throughout the day thankfully, but it's nice to have a band that runs on the smaller side rather than the larger side. I may remeasure after it is completely broken in, because when I first measured the stretched band length two days ago, I was shocked to see that it stretched to less than 26". This is probably a product of the fact that this is supposedly the smallest cup volume Ewa will make in a 60 band, compared to MamaPagan, Sovavosi, and many others who require a true 60 band but haven't been getting it because of their larger cup volumes.
In terms of appearance, I like the more nutty beige colour, which is darker than my own skin tone, but still blends well under clothing. It does look pretty velvety to me in real life, and I don't get much of that shiny flashback. Overall, it was very comfortable for me, and I'm sure I'll be getting plenty of use out of it!
Updated on Dec 16, 2018