I found this bra in the listings, and although it had an (!) by it because it had been up for a long time without an update, I did actually hear back form the seller, although not right away. It was in my price range, within Canada, and one that I’d really wanted to try. Having a better feel for my measurements, I took a gamble to message the seller even though it was an old listing. To be honest, I was totally surprised that I even had a reply. She replied around the holidays and we set up a swap, ...and although there were a few hiccups, the bra arrived and I rejoiced! It’s so beautiful, and I had been really wanting to try a half lace BM after learning that they fit a little bit smaller then the full lace ones for whatever reason. Feeling like maybe my Cabernet was a half size too big made me suuuuper curious about the half lace BM fit.
This bra is a gorgeous shimmering champagne or pearl colour (hence the name), which is not exactly the colour that I would normally gravitate towards, but I needed a lighter neutral (non white) bra, especially as my 30E Curvy Kate Ellace in latte was too small and I hadn’t gotten a larger size in it. (This is actually the bra that I swapped for, with a few tea samples as well). It’s a surprisingly hard colour to match for underwear that isn’t especially made to match from Ewa. The pearl detail at the gore are beautiful as well. This bra sorta straddles granny with sophisticated glamour...it’s definitely not what I would consider fun. But it’s still utterly gorgeous. And I think that I pull off the colour pretty well on my fairly pale skin. The lower cup material is super soft and smooth. It’s also very lightweight. As mentioned, this is a half lace BM, so it’s not reinforced with the tulle inside, but it does have the stretch lace on top. To me, I think that the lace is somewhat more substantial than the lace of my Cabernet.
When I first got it, I messaged my bra fitting friend about it and the fit and she had asked me if it had more room at the wire, because I get wrinkles at the wire with my Cabernet and I said “yes, I think so” and sent off pictures. She replied back that “yes, it looks like it has more immediate projection but not as much lift” (but did say that it looked like a good fit)...I immediately felt defensive and was like “this bra fits me perfectly...it’s rounded and lifted and roomier at the wire and way better than the Cabernet” but maybe more in sentiment and not in the same words. A little bit later as I evaluated the fit and did comparisons with the Cabernet, I realized that she was right, with her infinite bra wisdom, and I apologized.
The measurements of the bra are nearly identical to the Cabernet, yet I feel like I have a whole different fit. Somehow it is magical. I think that it was brasaremean that said that because it is not lined, the cups have a little bit of droop, and I think that is precisely why it’s more rounded on me than the full lace. I’m allowed to extend down a bit more as well as out, which allows, me to round out some. Given my medium bust range, I’m not too heavy, so I don’t see it as a problem for me, but can see it as a problem for busts that are heavier than mine. A little bit about the band...it is a 70, yet definitely does not even stretch to 30” but as it’s not lace lined, it might stretch out faster.
My breasts seem to currently be average to taller roots, but deflated and shallow, thus making them functionally short, and on the narrow side. Fullness has increased with my growth from last fall, and while I am still center full and full on bottom, I have gained a little bit more upper fullness so that I am a little bit more even than I once was. My tissue is soft and malleable, which can make them a bit deceptive and tricksy at times, as well as pendulous. I need narrow-ish wires, immediate depth and center depth, but less apex depth because the deeper the apex, the less upper tissue I have to fill out the upper portion of the cups. I feel like I am contained in the bra and appreciate the lower gore and soft, stretchy materials. It’s a very comfortable and seems to work with my characteristics and shape.
After trying this one on, I feel like I have to own a few more of th half lace BMs, however I’m still going to try more of the full lace ones to see if my Cabernet is the rogue outlier or not. Read more 737 more words
Okay, seeing as I've just got this bra (I literally just picked it up) I'll probably add some more stuff later, once the shine wears off.
Off the bat, I will say, I definitely understand what you all mean by the narrow wires. Do you see how it's not stretching all the way to my back? I am amazed. lol. The band seems firm enough, but it also feels like there's more room to stretch. It has a measurement of 22 inches not stretched and 29 inches stretched. I'm somewhere around a 28 (for reference) and it feels pretty comfortable to me.
The gore tacks, but it doesn't press in ...painfully as some brands can do (I don't really feel it actually), and there's also some overlapping of the wires. I guess this contributes to it tacking fully, rather than just having one wire tack.
The cup height also doesn't feel uncomfortable. What I will say however, is those straps! Initially when I put them on there were on the slackest setting, I drew them up slightly because (and this is one point of contention with the bra) it didn't feel as if it were holding me up? Like my breasts honestly felt they were see-sawing... That I think is my major gripe with the bra. I don't feel there's much support with this. My second issue are those darn straps. As I said before, i tightened them (juuuust) slightly, but then I had to angle them inwards because the were wide (I think wider than my Jasmine from Panache). Now generally, this is a thing I do with straps, but after angling them inwards they felt like there were cutting in :/
Granted all in all, it's not a bad bra, and I'd say it fits ^_^. I could deal with the straps. I love the wires. It's just the support that's bugging me.
Just a side mention .. I like that little charm at the gore. It's a cute touch.
Just a note on the measurements I entered for the cup depth. Both the maximum and minimum cup depth were recorded. Maximum cup depth was measured by stretching the cup over the knee. This was recorded at 15.75 inches. The minimum cup depth was measured by hovering the cup between the knees and hanging the tape measure. This was recorded at 13 inches.
My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots. Appearance: Very well-constructed, shiny satin beige bra with stretchy lace top of the cups. I love the little pearl charm at the gore, but it could be an issue showing up under shirts. The fabric is really smooth and soft! This is perfect for hot summer days. I included pictures of me wearing it under a light blue tank top so you could see that it doesn't show up underneath light colored tops. (Except the strap where it sticks out. Not much I can do about that, hah!) Fit: I've had mostly successes with the BM styles, and this one is no ...different. It's the first half satin, half stretchy lace style I have tried, and it fits quite well. As always, I have issues with the fabric and strap digging into my armpit on one side, so I will probably move the elastic over so it isn't as bothersome. Overall, for a "plain" beige bra, this one is very nice! I ordered this one from Levana Bratique; she calls it the "Tulip" bra.It seriously only took two days to get here once I ordered it. I love that I can get Ewa bras so fast in the US. Read more 98 more words
Ahhhh, here it is. My precious. 75F - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Beżowa Perła (533) fit me well even when the band was loose and the wires really odd, and the cup too shallow. I still loved wearing that bra just cause it's soooo damn comfortable. 70G is not any different.
It fits about the same (if not better--more coverage, more space at the wire, more better). There is slight loose lace on top of my smaller side, but nothing to worry about.
Per Kaska at EM, half-lace Bibis run smaller in the cup, about half a size. I don't think that applies to Bezova Perla, it feels as roomy as my Antonina, but it definitely does apply to 70G - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Czarny Tulipan (521) which I will review next.
I ordered this one in 75F. It fits beautifully, but the issue with Bibi Black I had was that the band stretched out very fast and now it rides up even on the tightest hooks. That being said, this one fits tighter than that on the loosest, but we shall see how it stretches out. I think I would not mind if it stretched out a little bit because then it'd cover me on those 'everything is too tight' days ...during my period. Also, in this review I will mostly compare it to the other Bibi I already have, because I have no other EM bras atm. For reference, my larger side is the one where the tag is.
The bra is... a beautiful peachy colour. My photos really don't do it justice. I wouldn't say it suits my skin tone as a nude that well but it's not too bright and it is pretty much invisible under a light coloured shirt. I didn't notice any extreme nipple showing through the bra either. There is a very cute pearl pendant over the bow at the gore. So fitting and not tacky at all!
The lace is soft and very stretchy, making it perfect for my asymmetry, and the cups are pretty sturdy. The horizontal seam where lace starts cuts is on my larger side a little bit, I expect this to stretch out a little as well, as it did on the Bibi Black. If not, that's okay as it's really not visible under clothing unless you know what to look for. The seams in general do show a little bit under very tight or thin shirts. I think I do prefer the solid lower part of the cup over the lacy one of the Bibi Black. It just feels more supportive (and makes me very happy https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />).
Wires are firm, narrow, but very comfortable for me. They follow my imf perfectly. I do expect some sliding down on my smaller side... it's just a necessary evil to fit my larger side I think.
The gore tacks perfectly, doesn't cut in to either side and is pretty much a golden standard for how all the gores ever should be if that was my decision https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />.
The straps are honestly a little too wide set, but I'm used to it as it's the same as Bibi Black. The scallop-y edges of the straps are what bothers me personally, they rub against my skin and it can get pretty irritated, but again, this is what I experienced with the Bibi Black. After a while and a couple of washes it got better. The straps are a little short too. I did ask for them to be longer as I'm pretty low set, but idk if that change went through and I don't have my other bra to cross-reference right now. Unlike Bibi Black, I do not have strap gap with this one.
What I like about both my Bibis is that they give this... not-really-round-but-not-pointy-either shape. Breasts just look natural. Hopefully it is the same with all BM (and SF) bras as I'm about to make another order https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />. I think this EM size might be the one, and it only took two tries!
Update: 3 weeks in, I have to fasten it on the third row of hooks. I do think Ewa bands run tight at first, however they also stretch out very fast. I suggest getting the equivalent of your UK band size in Ewa bands, at least in BM line. Read more 521 more words
Oh, where to begin! First, this is a new bra I ordered after trying this in a 70G I purchased through another user. It was a bit stretched out, but I liked it enough to try it brand new. Thank you to mandapandarawks who suggested Levana boutique. I ordered a new one there and as very pleased with the service and fast shipping. The 70G was sold out, so Judy suggested the sister size since the band runs tight anyway. It was an excellent suggestion. I compared the sizing for the stretched out 70G and the 75FF and they are remarkably similar. No regrets on ...that.
Bra arrived today and at first blush, it seems like an excellent fit. Wire and gore are quite narrow, nice low wings, straps stay on just fine. Projection is there. Color is nice and a good match for my skin tone. Pretty lace, you get it. Shows a little under a t-shirt, but nothing awful.
I do have a couple of things nagging me about this bra, however. First, I'm not 100% sure about the shape. I feel like it looked a little matronly under my top. Secondly, I'm getting a tiny bit of wrinkling in the bottom of the cup near the gore.
I kind of think maybe I'm in need of a little firmer cup fabric? Undecided if this is "the one" I suspect I could do better.
Me: short & narrow roots, center full, close set, pendulous, petite, short waisted, low set, fairly even fullness, narrow shoulders, soft Read more 152 more words
I bought this as well as a BM Naomi at the same time. I'm not sure which bra is the outlier for an Ewa bra. It is as if the Naomi is a size smaller than this bra I am full on bottom, short rooted and very center full with touching breasts in a bra which means little room for a gore. All gores taller than about 1 1/2 " are a problem for me. So having said that, this gore is about as good as it gets for me, barely presses on one breast and is not uncomfortable which means it ...is accommodating my center fullness pretty well. Immediate projection is good. Wire width is slightly too wide on me, about 5" is optimum for me. I have very slight wrinkling under my arm at the side of the cup only on my smaller breast. I think the band fits TTS. Stretchy lace on top is nice. I have very slightly wrinkling under it on my smaller side. Others have commented that they find the wires kind of hard on Ewa's BM's. I don't mind them. They feel a lot better than the Cleos. I've not tried on enough Ewas to be able to compare with her other styles. Definitely one of my best fits so far.
This is a lovely, simple, easy-to-fit beige bra. The fabric is very stretchy, making the band fit as I would expect from a 32. The cups have enough give to be flexible in sizing as well - I do think this bra is too small for my larger side, but the quadding is mellow and the cup manages to hold the breast well anyways.
While this is really 'just a beige bra' I do find it lovely - the sheer lace, the little center bow, all in all this bra makes me think I could feel happy and confident wearing this under a light colored top.
Of course the seams are slightly visible under a t-shirt (and that is a thick t-shirt), but nothing too distracting or loud.
Fit: Similar to Sculptresse Chi-chi Full Cup Bra (7695) but narrow and just as soft. The wires are so narrow. They rest on the edge or maybe just on my breast tissue, but they are a little flexible so they don't pinch. The shape is round but pushed out so my breast tissue isn't squished into a ball. The lace stretches and the base doesn't much. I have in cup quadding and probably one size up would fit best but they do not make that size in the BM. The gore is fairly low so the touching part of my breasts ...don't push it out much. My breasts do push the cup down at the bottom but instead of the wire coming out of my IMF, they hang slightly over the wire. I don't mind this as it is their natural shape and I still get plenty of lift. There is a slight feeling though that the wires are struggling to hold the weight up, especially when I don't sit up straight, and I feel the bra slightly collapsing. There are 4 rows of three hooks and eyes so the band is quite adjustable.
Comfort: Everything is very soft, from the lace on the top to the mesh of the band. Nothing digs or cuts in. This is probably my most comfortable bra.
Style: The lace is nice. It's a very acceptable beige bra. The color is just right for my skin, very light and shiny.
I almost kept this bra for my smaller days, but when I tried it on one last time when I slouched or bent over the wires at the sides of the cup would bend out with the weight of my breasts, causing them to jab me in my arm. I'm so sad other bra companies don't use these narrow wires for their larger sizes, besides, to some extent, Curvy Kate. Read more 221 more words
This is my first unlined EM bra, and I have to say I really like it! The band runs pretty tight for a 32, but as I'm in between 30 and 32 it works really well for me. I may wear it with an extender just to break it in, but it's not too bad. The cups fit like a dream and are very comfortable. Soft, satiny material with a very soft stretch lace on top, very forgiving for shape, IMO. The EM website said this cut was perfect for people with soft breasts, and I'd have to agree - mine seem very happy in this material. I ...don't think it's as full coverage as one might expect from this cut, and it feels nice and conservative without being matronly or too boring. I needed a good summer nude and this fits the bill perfectly.
The wings are high, but comfortable for me; they don't seem to cut into any pudge too badly. The wire channels are very close at the top, sort of overlapping at the gore, which I love, but I've pushed the wires down in their channels a bit just so they reach the ends up in the wings (things are more comfy for me this way, with my annoyingly prominent ToS). The gore tacks VERY firmly on me, so that may get bent a bit to make it more comfortable, but it's nice and low as well; I tend to get closer set towards the top, so any higher and it would be sitting on breast tissue.
Little bows as adornments, as usual, but there's a little pearl dangly charm at the gore as well. Nothing too fancy, but it's better than just a plain bow. Nothing else other than the scalloped edging and the lace, but I don't think it's too boring. The shiny fabric makes it feel more luxe than it would otherwise be, I think.
I'm still getting used to wearing wires after many years of ill-fitting Barely There bras and a stubborn belief that I was very flat-chested, so most of the time I'm still hyper aware of my bras (the tighter bands, the wires themselves, etc), and it's hard for me to forget I'm wearing one, but there were definitely times with this one that I could forget about it. I'd like to try the SM cut as well, but right now I'm very impressed with the BM even though I'm toward the bottom of the size range it comes in. Read more 310 more words