I have been wanting this bra for a long time, and I'm so glad I finally got it!
The band is a bit big on me, but I bought the 75 because it was reduced price. The bra fits just like my Naomi, which is my easiest fit Ewa bra. The top black lace is stretchier than the Naomi and I dont think will provide much support or jiggle-reduction, but i'm not too worried.
There is some wrinkling - it seems like its caused by the lining not being as stretchy as the lace portion. I assume it will ease after a few wash and ...wears.
Obviously i didnt tighten up the straps, but I was just trying to get a few quick pictures. I showed my hubby briefly (he was barely awake) and he liked it - which was both good and groan-worthy. I'd shown him this when it came out and he said only if I really wanted it. I showed it last time it was on a clear-out-the-stock sale, and he again was not particularly excited. Now that he sees it on me, he really likes it lol
Knowing Bibi Black runs a little roomy in the cup (and stretches out in the cup too!), I purchased it in 70FF. Size wise, it's somewhere between my 70FFs and Antonina, really neither here nor there.
Honestly I am satisfied with the way this one fits except for one thing. The shape I get is a lot pointier than what I got in 80E - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Black (1000) . I'm not sure why exactly but I will say that I am over hating the pointy shape. It's just how it is. It also doesn't look awful under a shirt so all's good.
The cups are ...your regular three part cups with the top being stretchy lace. The lace on Bibis is very sturdy, but VERY stretchy and I think these bras are really the best out there for cyclical changes! The lace just adapts so well, but without bubbling (too much at least). The cups on these are also a little sturdier than some of my other BMs.
The band is snug but in my experience, the single layer bands stretch out after a couple of wears, so we will see what happens. My 80E seems to have flimsier mesh than my 70FF, so maybe they changed materials? Not sure. I noticed the same with my Bibi Bezova Perlas but it could just be I don't remember so well how the bra was out of the package.
The gore on Bibi Black is what sold me on EM bras and as usual, it tacks perfectly, doesn't bother me at all. The wires are very comfy in general.
I probably wouldn't have purchased Bibi Black again if not for Black Friday sale. I think it's a very elegant black bra, it's not boring because the lace gives it that oomph that I find so many black/nude bras miss. Bibi Black comes with the little straps you can attach to convert it to a strappy bra. I will say that I don't like even trying on these straps because (even after careful placement to avoid this) they cut into my tissue fiercely after a minute or two. Actually the straps on this one are what's keeping me from buying one of the SMN bras! They are nothing like the straps on 34E - Bravissimo » Dina Bra (LN578) but a lot harder than them.
Overall, happy with my purchase, and knowing this bra stretches out in both the cup and the band I think it was a good decision to get it in 70FF. Read more 314 more words
My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.
I'm currently about a 30G, and I'd say this bra fits pretty close to that. The stretch lace seems fairly forgiving, though, so this may work for a 30GG?
I've avoided stretch lace Ewa bras until now because I've always gotten in-cup quadding with stretch lace in other brands (I imagine because I have very soft tissue). I'm happy to say that I don't get any in-cup quadding in this!
However, I won't be keeping this because it just isn't comfortable. The straps cut into my tail of spence pretty badly (as do most EM's on me), and for some reason they feel like they're digging into my shoulders, even though it doesn't look like it. Pity.
My first try of the BM cut from Ewa Michalak . I think I could have gone up one cup size but alas, I'm always trying to fit both my large and my smaller side and struggle on which cup to get especially with a soft cup because they are about 3/4 cup difference. Thankfully the lace is stretchy and accommodates my larger side even though I really do think an F would have been better. It's not terrible by any means and I can see the asymmetry way easier in a soft cup compared to anything with padding but sometimes you just don't want ...that extra little bit under your clothes so that you can be a little less boobalicious that day! Ewa, as usual, is narrow wires and projected and even in a soft cup she has managed to achieve a great fit in my size range. Unlike Gorsenia which likes to gape along the edge of the cup, this bra hugs and I suspect it's due to the elasticity and stretch of the lace Ewa chose for this bra. Now I'm sold on these bra types...need more...hoping she comes out with some new styles soon and includes BM. The straps are really a nice accessory - they clip into the center at the top of the gore (see photo) and have little rings on the straps to clip into. They fit a little differently on each side of me due to my asymmetry.
Another home run by Ewa I'd say. Now to see how she wears for a full day! Read more 158 more words
I wanted to try an Ewa Michalak bra and selected this one from advice from Jaimie over at Bra Obsessed. She suggested that I go up a band and cup size from my normal size.
The good: This bra is the first bra I’ve tried that doesn’t have cloth rubbing against my armpit. The straps can adjust more than any Curvy Kate or Panache bra I’ve ever tried. The material is super soft, even though it looks scratchy. It’s quite beautiful.
The bad: This bra is not designed for my shape at all. I can stick a hand in the top on both sides. The bottom still shows wrinkles, which has always been a bad sign for me of too shallow. The band is bigger than I would like, I can fasten it on the second tightest hook to start, and there are four columns of three hooks on this bra.
I wish this bra would have worked, since it feels quite comfortable.
Please note the measurements I entered are for a bra that has been worn and the band stretched out considerably within a week. It may not be accurate to a brand new bra.
Unfortunately, after two months of having this bra, the band has stretched out considerably. So much so that I cannot wear it any more as it offers zero support. I'm a 32FF, the nice lady I e-mailed at Ewa Michalak suggested I get 80 band as they run tight, which at first fit beautifully. Unfortunately, yeah. I'm gonna save it for when I (inevitably) gain weight, but I do suggest getting UK size equivalent in band for this bra and bearing with it until it stretches out a little bit.
Bibi Black is a full lace BM style, with a thin beige lining on the cups behind the black lace. This one comes with the standard 4 sections to the cup, 2 lower vertical ones, an upper horizontal, and an outer wedge section that connects the straps to the cup. As with all the BMs, the upper lace section is always stretch lace.
The band on this one measures 22.5” to a max of 30” and has 3 hooks with 4 rows of eye loops.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. ... This measurement is: 12.5”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 15”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
This particular BM is slightly more open on top & spacious compared to most of the BMs I have tried so far, so I actually get a full tack with it, better than even the 60KK BMs I have. The other two BMs that have the cups this way are Klejnot and Flamenco. While I cannot say this would be the case in all sizes, it is the case in my range.
Although there is a little room at the top, the stretch lace does a good job of hiding it. There is a slight rub from the strap on my right arm that bothered me a little after a full day. Otherwise this is made with comfortable material and it's pretty cute. My biggest issue is that the wires slip out of my IMF and down onto my ribs. By the end of one day the band was digging uncomfortably into my sternum.