I decided to try this bra because I love purple in all shades, and that it was touted as being comparable with Ewa Michalak BM bras. After deliberating, I bought this set from AGBras to expand my Polish bra experience (at which time I was able to try a bunch of others as have all mostly been reviewed, with one more pending).
I really love the shade of this bra (see the picture noted as being accurate, because grey winter days make bra pictures hard to take sometimes). The matching bottoms are a dream fit and really pretty. I love the lace back. I can see the comparisons with the BM, but I think it’s its own cut.
As for the fit of the bra, I think it fits pretty well, but I feel like I have a more flattering look with the BM. This bra is a 4 part cup, covered with a beautiful lilac lace. The upper section of the cup is a little bit transparent, and it’s got a stretchy elastic lining the edge. As most of my regular readers know, I don’t generally do well with the stretchy strips that line cup edges. There are a few only that have been no problem, most are a big problem, and this is one of the sort of ok ones. It’s not seriously digging into my soft tissue, but it is enough for some shirring at the edge.
The cup shape is slightly rounded, but natural like the BM - however, from the front profile, the shape appears different because the edge of the cups is a bit more horizontal than the BM, which is in part due to the gore being a bit taller. The gore on the BM is lower and offers an almost plunge look in me in my size. So in my opinion, the shape of the BM (and subsequently the SF) is more flattering to me.
The band is about the same as the knitwear bands I have on my BMs, and about as firm and snug as the 65FF Cabernet was when I got it almost a year ago. That said, something about the band was nagging me and I have since forgotten, but if I can remember it the next time I wear it, I’ll edit this. I wanna say it’s the hook tape that’s irritating, but I don’t remember.
Wires are appropriately narrow, and possibly border being too narrow for me. My tissue is soft so when I’m leaning forward to swoop and scoop, I can get it all in the cups, but I might need just a titch more room. I don’t think the straps are any better or worse than the BM, but maaybe a teensy bit less wide.
Overall, it’s a fairly good fit and mostly comfortable bra, and I like the set, but I think BM/SF is my better fit between the two.
Updated on Dec 14, 2019