( Pictures taken without cookies).This is my first try with the M cut, and so far I love it! The lace on this bra is a pretty chocolate brown colour, and there are small bows with tiny polka dots on the gore and straps. The bows do a nice job of blending the colour of the straps with the cups. The insides are soft black cotton and there are cookie pockets for asymmetry.
My shape is full on the bottom, slightly pendulous, narrow and short rooted, and a bit soft. I have been wearing 30FF in lined/padded cups, and I find this one just about perfect in terms of ...projection (depth) at the wire. It's actually deeper than other padded bras I've tried, and it made me realize that I do need the same amount of depth in padded bras as I do in unpadded/unlined (my unlined all have to have 9.7-10" depth to get a good fit). I also have some center fullness, which this bra allows for thanks to the low gore. The gore does tack on this bra also. Additionally, I find the cut of this bra lovely, as I have short roots that are usually too short for most padded bras, or my breasts get swallowed up by the bra itself. This bra shows quite a lot of boob, but I never felt like I was falling out or unsupported. The cut of this bra reminds me of my Anna Pardal Sophisticated Balconette.
The shape it gives under a shirt is fairly round, but not quite as much as the CHP. I haven't tried the S cut, but I would hazzard a guess this M cut lies somewhere between the S and CHP in terms of roundness (some of this 'less than beachball roundness' could be due to my particular shape also).
The cup is wider than I typically like, though not by much, and I don't think it affects the fit too much. I like that the wires are straighter on the side than my Cleo bras (more vertical at the ends under my armpits), as Cleo's wires seem to have more of a 'swoosh' on the sides than I need. The only bit of discomfort that I noticed is that the straps did cut in slightly to my tail of spence during the day, but I'm hoping this softens up wtih wear. I think that if the cups were actually the right width for me at 5.1-5.3", I wouldn't get that chaffing.
When I took the bra off, the wire marks were right in my IMF except on my smaller side, and I think this is because I had inserted one cookie on that side to fix some asymmetry that I have. I noticed that the marks were a bit below my IMF on that side... So I guess it's a toss up between having a very very slight gap at the top and maintain better technical fit, or wear the cookie and push it down a bit? Either way, I have a good feeling about this bra! Read more 406 more words
Gorgeous, sophisticated, fun design from Ewa Michalak. The lace is remarkably beautiful with the subtle, shimmering highlight around each leaf and petal. And the polka dot bows cause me to smile. The base of the gore is too wide and the wires uncomfortably sit on top of my breasts. Close-set, center-full breasts are a challenge to fit. Wireless push-up bras, so far, are the most comfortable available option.
Pros: 1. Cup height is fantastic for my short-waisted, petite figure 2. No empty space near the strap which is very typical for me in other bras 3. Unique color and lace 4. Low gore 5. Supportive band and elastic
Cons: 1. Not enough immediate projection ...on the outside of the cup; two-finger space near the wire. This bra is designed to move tissue toward the center which is not ideal for omega-shaped breasts who need projection near the wire on the outside and inside of the cup. 2. Not available one size larger 3. Gore base is too wide 4. Band is short (29"), order up
This would be a better fit for me in a 70FF, which is not available in the M cut. Some of us short-waisted/petite users do need a larger cup than 65FF/70F. Nevertheless, the gore base would remain too wide. I still hope Comexim develops a true plunge with grand immediate projection for petite bra wearers!
Delightfully low wing height keeps my lymph nodes happy. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> However, the wire bites, and leaves angry red marks under my most projected breast after three minutes of wear. This is SO typical of wired bras that I wear wireless bras almost exclusively. My breasts strongly pull the cups toward the center and exert downward pressure from a different angle than less centered breasts. Clinging to B.Wow'd and B.Splendid push-up bras until a more supportive option becomes available.
EDIT: This fits more comfortably with two more hooks and wearing during the smaller weeks. Wilderness1 Thank you for your encouragement! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> Read more 225 more words
This bra is very tight in the band (see measurements). The cup size seems to be 1-1.5 sizes smaller than ewa michalak BM style in the same size. I can currently wear 70Fs in BM, but this M bra is nowhere close to fitting. I can't even take a picture in it because it would be indecent! Also worth noting, the cups are pretty thick and firmly padded, and if you add the "cookies" into the cups there will really be a substantial amount of padding present.
This is a comfortable and somewhat supportive (I get some bounce and jiggle) plunge with a short and narrow gore. The straps are easily adjustable and comfy. Unfortunately, I ordered it a cup size too small so I have some quadding even with the cookies removed. It is still wearable, though, even though I feel a bit compressed. I ordered a band size up since I knew the M's fit tight. The band stretches to 26.5 inches, so it is snug enough but I could handle having it a little tighter. This bra has a nice narrow cup, but it's still a smidge wider than I need and ...I can feel some minor chafing at the front of my armpits. I think a 65F would be better for me, or even a 60FF with extender, if necessary. I feel like I have enough immediate projection in this style. Esthetically, it's really lovely (beautiful colour and lace) and the bra lifts everything up and together. It gives a slightly pointed silhouette as compared to CHP, but not weirdly so. I might be a little centre full for this cut, but it would be easier to say for sure if the cups fit a little better. Read more 96 more words
This bra does not have enough immediate projection as other Ewa Michalak styles. It is more like the other American brand bras and for sure will fit other women well. I need more immediate projection for sure. The lace is beautiful and would be so wonderful if it fit as the bra seems like it would be very comfortable. The cookie pockets are cotton and the cookies are slick polyester but easier to insert / remove compared to some other bras from Ewa Michalak.