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I ordered this bra after I had found the 65E too big in the cups for me.
A sexy, delicate-looking bra with sheer, all-lace cups. The lace is black with a fine gold thread outlining the pattern. Three pale gold bows adorn the centre gore and the points were cups and straps connect. Scalloped elastic runs along the top and bottom edges of the wings and continues along the entire lower edge of the bra. The straps are made of soft, but quite sturdy elastic with decorative loops along the edges.
Oddly enough there are some differences between this 65DD and the 65E version that make me less smitten ... with it this one than I was with the other: the strap adjusters and connectors on this 65DD are silver-coloured and look thinner than the black ones on the 65E. To be honest, even though they are probably good quality findings, I really don't like the look of them and as I'm extremely wary of uncoated metal against my skin I'm definitely going to replace them -- silver adjusters on a black and gold bra is just plain wrong, in my opinion. Secondly, although I wasn't a fan of the gold bows on the first bra, on this bra they are also decidedly cheaper looking. They are just less well-made, less regular, partly made out of narrower ribbon (the ones on the straps -- in hindsight, maybe this is actually a good thing), and lack the two pearl beads that gave the bows on the 65E just a little more 'cachet'. In short: appearance-wise I am somewhat disappointed -- the whole thing just looks less fancy than the 65E I tried before.
The short version: IT FITS! What's more, it fits BOTH my breasts -- due to breastfeeding they were particularly asymmetrical when I tried this size on first time -- without gaping, wrinkling, or cutting in anywhere. It gives a great shape: slightly lifted and perfectly round, yet my breasts still feel soft and natural -- easily the best shape I've ever had in any non-padded bra! The cups are VERY low cut and open on top so the nipple on my larger breast is only just covered, but the good thing is that the fits of the cups really is extremely forgiving. The band is snug without feeling tight (it's quite stretchy though) and although the wires are narrower than what I'm used to, they are very comfortable, both width and length-wise, and don't interfere with my breast tissue at all. The strap placement is quite possibly the most comfortable I've ever experienced as I find most bras too small in the 'armhole' and too wide in the cups/straps. This bra doesn't affect my range of movement at all. Nothing pokes or pinches, chafes or cuts, although I haven't yet worn it long enough to vouch for absolute perfection.
This is definitely a keeper and quite probably the first in an entire series of HM bras that will be filling my dresser soon. I've long been looking for a non-padded bra that gives me good shape and lift and I think I've finally found one that truly works for me. This bra gives me the breasts I've always wanted and for the time being I don't think I have to look any further. I just hope that what seems to me like a 'quality slip' has only affected this particular bra and isn't extending to all Ewa Michalak bras and models ... I was so impressed with what I've seen of this brand so far that the finishing on this particular bra was a tiny bit of a let-down.
Updated on Oct 16, 2012 Flag this
Lovely bra. The lace and embroidery are so beautiful! The cups give a very nice, rounded shape, with a little lift. I wore this bra today at work, and I'm pretty sure I was nipping the entire time (it was not cold). It was a little visible, so just a warning. The embroidery could potentially be irritating to some, it seemed to be slightly stiff, but it did not bother me.
The band is definitely stretchy (true to size), but I didn't have any issues at work today. Even though it stretches to 30 inches, it's strong enough right now to stay right in place on my 27 underbust. I can comfortably wear it on the first or last hook. I really like this bra, so I will probably stitch a ribbon when it loosens a little. I've gone ahead and ordered the HM Classic in 30DD, since this one looks so nice.
Very well made, I am impressed. I used the size calculator for this, so know this bra has true to size band.
Updated on Jan 24, 2013 Flag this
I love Ewa's HM bras! This on fits the best of the three I have so far, and I hope to acquire more. It is a little bit more shallow at the bottom of the cup than ewa's Ch/Chp cuts, but it doesn't bother me even though I need the immediate projection. The tip of the gore digs in a little between my breasts with wear, but I think that's mainly my posture.
Updated on Apr 08, 2014 Flag this
I bought this bra when I discovered that I was particularly compatible with the HM style in one cup size smaller than usual. It was no longer in production, but Ewa kindly agreed to sew it on my special order.
Every HM bra is a little different in it's construction and shape, some of them run smaller in the cups (@Ewa Michalak Hm Granatowy Motyl (142)), but HM Gold, the last model in this style, is slightly different.
I'm convinced that these differences are related to the material it's made of. It's a very thin lace with a gold thread. As this material is very delicate, it can't support the ... breast weight as good as other HM bras. That must be the reason why there's an additional support at the cups and straps connection. This additional material has it's advantages – it resolves the problem of the cup edge that sometimes doesn't "adhere" to the breast tissue. In this model it gives a smooth line on the top. The inconvenient is that it also modifies the shape the bra gives in profile and which is now much less projected, I would even say that it's quite flat comparing to the other HM bras.
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Concerning the underwires, they're a little bit more flexible and shorter than in other HM's.
My overall opinion about this bra is quite mixed. It's a very beautiful bra made of a delicate sheer lace and decorated with nice details. The most important for me though is the shape it gives as it's what people see in firsthttps://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> I don't wear this bra very often but I kept it in the hope that it will fit better if my size changes in the future.
Updated on Aug 18, 2013 Flag this