The Szarotka is a balcony cut bra made of four parts in this size, with the upper cup made of a stretch lace. The lower cup is made of the decorative powernet together with a layer of non-stretch stabilising fabric. The straps are fully adjustable and it fastens with 3 rows of 3 columns of hooks.
I'd say that the stock photos are a reasonably accurate representation of the bra. It's mostly a black and pink floral print with lighter pink trimmings and stretch lace. I found that the contrasting pink and black made the chances of the bra showing through a t-shirt reasonably high, but I find the ... print quite cute.
I got this band size as I bought the bra NW/oT. It's *very* stretchy, as I was fully expecting the band around my shoulderblades with a 70cm snug ribcage, but while it's not perfectly parallel all the way around, it's still somewhat stable. You may want to consider going for your larger preferred band size in this model.
The bra cut reminds me of the Panache Jasmine somewhat, but the wires are considerably narrower, and a good match for my narrow roots. The stretch lace is definitely large breast magic, providing light coverage and support without digging in. I'm genuinely suprised, as I'd probably take a 60M or 65M in an S cut, so I was thinking I may be sized out, but if anything, the cups look almost a little too large on top. They are a bit tall for my high-set, short-rooted breasts though, so possibly shortening them a little will fix the issue. I fill the bottom of the cup just fine. The cup shape is a bit less rounded and uplifted than the S or PL cuts, but this puts less pressure on the base of the wires.
At least based on inital impressions, I'd warmly suggest this bra for people with large busts and narrow roots. The stretch lace also means that those with upper or lower fullness should be able to get a good fit in the cups.
Edit: After wearing the bra for some time, I can add some additional impressions to my review. I reduced the height of the cups slightly, and I also took in the band extensively (the band did seem to stretch out rather rapidly, necessitating a second reduction in length). It is to some extent a confusing bra, as I can't quite decide whether the bra is too small (I bulge a little in the centre), or too large in the cup (my breasts seem to sit a bit low and away from my chest). I also have a minor issue with the fact that the gore tacks in this bra, as my breasts are close-set to the point of touching so it lies on breast tissue. My biggest problem though is with the straps on this bra, which are woefully inadequate for the weight of my breasts, even with a firm band. They're not reinforced enough, and so they buckle and fold inwards, even when worn as loose as they can go. I have very high-set breasts and will often need to tighten straps most of the way, so this is clearly some sort of material issue. These straps aren't quite as bad as the ones in my 75K - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Bianka (532) , but are still rather uncomfortable. I have experienced issues with EM straps in the past and think that maybe the choice of materials needs to be carefully considered for the large cup sizes. Aside from the straps, the bra is still comfortable and flattering to wear, and I should really just go and replace the bra straps with another pair out of my stash.
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