I've ordered yet another Ewa Michalak bra, this time from Levana Bratique. There were a few bras in stock in a 75J, and I decided on the BM Kleks (listed as the Lace bra on the site). I noticed that the 75J was listed as 34M US (75J), which is I believe is actually the correct conversion, but is different than how the Rack Shack (32J-->75J) and Bras Galore (32M-->75J) did the size conversion. At any rate, what I received was in fact a 75J. This bra is unpadded, with a black mesh inner layer and navy blue lace outer layer, giving an overall "ink blue" effect when wearing it. The cups felt a bit smaller than the ones on my 75J - Ewa Michalak » Bm Koronkowa , but I think that is due to the lace being a little less stretchy and my breasts being a bit swollen. I would imagine it will fit better next week.
Oh Kleks how I love you, my dark starry night. I really was on the fence about this. In a lot of the pictures it looks so dark, almost like a blue based black. But it is in fact dark Navy. This is one of those bras that it really is hard to capture what your eyes are seeing, in a picture. The lower cup consists of a black non stretch mesh, with a dark navy lace overlay. The upper portion of the cup is the dark navy lace backed by a black stretch mesh, as most of the BM’s are styled in. The dark navy lace continues ...on to the center gore and around the full back band. The back band is lined with a black mesh. The center gore has a lovely navy bow with a diamond like gem pendant hanging from it. There are identical bows and diamond pendant gems where the cup meets the strap. Thus giving me the lovely image of a deep dark night with a few bright stars. The straps are a satin finish dark navy elastic, that I feel are more on the flexible stretchy side. There is a dark navy 2x4 back closure. In reviewing other Kleks data, it appears that some received their 65G with a 3x4 closure. So bummed mine didn’t have that since it’s my preference. I’m now assuming the newer BM’s made will come with 2x4 closure in a size 65G.
Kleks Briefs: I purchased in my usual size 38. The front panel is made of a dark navy cotton based stretch fabric. The side panels are the same lovely dark navy stretch lace as the bra cups. The lace wraps around to the back with a seem up the back. There is a black sheer stretch fabric underlay, edged in a navy thread rolled edge. There is black scalloped elastic up the front portion of the leg hole as well as along the top of the pantie. There is a black cotton gusset in the crotch. There is a navy bow on the top back and there is a navy bow on the top of the front with a matching diamond gem pendant. Read more 259 more words
Based on other people's review of Kleks, I wasn't exactly expecting good things, especially since I'm having fit issues with my 65JJ EM already. For the most part, the bra really wasn't a bad fit, but I'm noticing more and more, that my tissue on my larger side (left side) isn't contained under my arm pit area. I'm not really sure what that means in terms of fit though. Maybe the cup isn't high enough if that makes sense? Otherwise, I don't mind the bra. I don't have quadding. It isn't uncomfortable to me, but I can tell that it's going to be too small when my breasts swell. If I had tried this bra on a couple of days ago, it would have been a nightmare.
The curse of being between two band sizes (30 and 32) is that neither is just right. I was wary of ordering 65GGs for this reason and I was right.
Bm Kleks is a beautiful bra. It sort of looks like a Bm version of the Sf Blueberry? The lace is not the same I don't think, but the bras look very similar.
The cups are your typical Bm cups with stretch lace on top. In this size, it comes with one single vertical seam in the lower part, and horizontal seam on top. The cups feel roomy, *but* this is not a sister size to 70Gs. Neither ...of the three 65GG bras feel like a 70G with a tighter band. There is considerably less room at the wire and the cups overall feel a lot tighter (and closed on top). The compression is very uncomfortable. It's almost as if I need a 65H in order to fit like my 70Gs do in the cup.
Now I know there have been reports of cups running roomier when sister sizing down. I can honestly say that with every sister size down I bought, I felt the opposite. 80E to 75F > the cups were smaller. 75F to 70FF > the cups were considerably smaller. And now 70G to 65GG, the cups are smaller. I'm writing the sizes out for information on the size range at which this happens.
The band though is where my real issue is. I don't know if I'm just not used to it, but it feels very very tight. So that's where my problem is... the 70 band feels too loose and I have to hook it on tightest hookset. This one feels too tight on the loosest. This game just feels unbeatable : ( The band is so tight I feel like the wires at the gore are angling inwards even though it doesn't look like it. It definitely feels that way. I don't see any considerable distortion on the outside. On the other hand maybe it's the small cups making it feel so tight. I will do the upside down test later to check.
So really that's it. Good news is this bra might fit perfectly in the future if I lose volume. Read more 266 more words
I have hesitated for this review because I have sooo many mixed feelings about this bra right now, all jumbled in my head. Let me explain...
Last year, I finally got the courage to try Ewa Michalak as lcl0706 sent me her 65F Mp Kleksik to try since it was fairly tts. I fell in love with the fit, and the colour was beautiful on me. I didn’t want to send it back! But I did, and used the data from it to start buying some Ewas on my own from the listings. Still a bit R&D and learning how the sizes and styles fit. Come ...summer, I was finally considering trying a BM, and so I began saving my money to buy one. I was going to order directly, but was now turned on to Broad Lingerie and Forever Yours Lingerie, two Canadian retail shops that sell Ewas.
The fall/winter stuff was coming out and Broad had sent me a picture of the Cabernet and I had been eyeing the stuff at FYL. In the end, I opted for the Cabernet, because I had been dealing with Sam who was immensely helpful. But it was at a time when I had been experiencing growth and insecure about my size in the BM. In the end, we decided that the size to try was the 65FF, based on how the other Ewas had been fitting me. I ordered with the Black Friday sale and the deal was done. It was just a waiting game through the Canada Post strike.
When I got it, I had a virtual fitting with Sam who said that it looked good but that I *might* be able to do a size down in the cups. She really wasn’t sure, but it echoed thoughts that I had about the fit. I rotated back and forth with whether the 65FF was the right fit or not.
I knew that I would never be happy until I had tried a 65F/70E for Bra Science. I waited for a good opportunity to come along to try one, and I recently came across one. I decided to swap my 65FF PL Cappuccinowy for this 65F Kleks.
I have to say that I have wanted to try Kleks forever. I think I might have been a bit spoiled trying that Kleksik way back when. It planted the seed for an inky blue bra. And while I do have my navy Marcie, Kleks is in a class of its own, in my opinion. I was super grateful that I was able to try this as part of a swap.
Now on to the bra review. I’m gonna spoil it for you.
It’s too small. In more ways than one. The band is full lace and thus a bit firmer. I don’t think that it’s actually all that different from the other BMs I have tried, but I’m guessing it’s the lace that makes it feel tight, but it’s also small in the cups which doesn’t help. I can easily and comfortably use a full extender with the bra and it’s still sung enough, though it does not ride up and it opens the cup volume up a smidge (although it’s still cutting into tissue and quadding on both sides but less so on the smaller side). I think that I have two sets of pics up, with the second set using the extender and loosened straps. I do feel like I am getting a rounder shape, but I understand that feeling of compression that some people in my size range have said that they had
So this puts me in a real pickle. I love this bra. It’s a gorgeous shade of inky blue and the light on the lace reflects a a lighter shade. The traditional bows adorn this bra, with the addition of little twinkling gem drops. I saw a review, though I forget whose it was, and they said that the little jewels were like stars shining in the night sky. I can agree with that sentiment. They add a delicate elegance and I find this bra simply delicious!
So what do I do with it? Do I wear it with my extender under tops that I know will not show the sight quadding, save it for when/if I lose weight and volume and it will fit better, or simply pass it on? I have not decided. It’s too beautiful a bra for me to want to give away or trade, but I also know that I might never loose the weight to fit in it.
Such a heartache. I knew that I had a chance of it being too small, but I was hoping that it would work. Read more 685 more words
This is my third attempt at Kleks, just like with Antonina, with me trying it prior in 60K and 60KK. While the 60KK fit fine initially, my breasts went through a growth spurt that made all my bras suddenly too small and prompted me to order up a cup. While that growth spurt turned out to just be a temporary 4 week swelling spree, I’d already ordered this and several others in the larger size.
For measurements: All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup ...then band measurements for the same reason.
The band measures 22.5” and stretches to a max of 29”. It has 3 hooks and 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: 13.25” 2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 16”
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.
The cup is 10.25” tall and 6” wide, the gore 0.55” wide and 4.25” tall, and the wing 4.75” tall. To compare, Kleks in 60K had a depth of 15” and 10” tall, while 60KK was 15.5” depth and 10” tall. This is the only model that had increased logically with size, haha.
As for fit, the gore sits just over 1.5 fingers off my sternum, and the strap feel too wide set. While the cups feel fine, this one feels like the largest of the 3 BMs I received though the depth measures the same as the Antonina and is actually shorter by ¾”. I am not sure how the construction varies from the other BMs, but it must in some way, as is reflected in the fit. I do get wrinkling on the upper portion of the cup on one side, as reflected in the photos. I will still wear this one, as the 60KK is too small in the cup now, and causes pain. Hopefully my breasts will go through another swelling spree and I can get a better fit with this one. Read more 367 more words
DHL shipping is wonderful! Got to me in two days for only 95pln. It’s soooo nice not to worry about shipping. Onto the bra: it was my first time trying the Bm cut, and I really like it. It is really soft and pretty! The fit was pretty good - I’m at my smallest point rn, so it is a tad bit big (~1/5 of a cup?) but it still felt supportive. It isn’t a front-and-center bra, but it is really comfy. I’ll be wearing it a lot.
My first, well-fitting Ewa, huzzah! This bra feels quite firm in the band, but I've discovered that I like that in a bra. The only issue I have is the straps, and the fabric around the armpit area: it's just a touch too wide for me. I'm willing to overlook that, however, because this bra makes my breasts look lifted and upright, more so than most of the other bras I have. At first, I was a little put off by the shape difference between this Ewa and the Comexims I have, but I found that I'm starting to like it more. The top part of the cup, ...instead of having any elastic to hold it down, consists of the lace outside, and this super thin, soft mesh on the inside that isn't sewn to the edge. I wasn't sure that would work, as I have really soft tissue, but it does! The lace and the lining lay on topof my breasts just so that it doesn't cut into my skin or make it poof/quad out. Also, this bra is SO PRETTY. This little gems on the straps and in the middle make me feel like I'm wearing a princess bra, hahah. I've already ordered a couple more BM styles, and two SF, as I've read those are similar. (The Fluo... omg hot pink! and a Crazy, omg cute green! I love colors, so why not wear colorful bras?? Also the Pin-Up and the Maryna) Here's hoping those work as well as the Kleks! Read more 144 more words
My shape: semi-conical, splayed, narrow width, tall shallow roots. My breasts don't conform to bra shapes very well and are quite short.
I love, love, love this bra. I don’t know any other way to say it. The colour is a perfect shade of inky dark blue, with little clear gems on the gore and straps. It seems to be sewn a little differently than my other two BMs, giving me more of rounded shape under clothing. If I only could keep one bra, this one would be it. This style is excellent for short shapes!