Very VS adjacent style! Thin, stretchy straps and low gore. Fairly tall cups (particularly at the edges) but good immediate projection. Straps are wideset and cups are fairly wide as well. Wires are low, soft, and bendable. The quality overall on this one isn't as great as some of the others I've tried from Ewa. Some of the finishes seem cheap, and the finishes could definitely be improved. Overall though, this is a great choice for a true plunge bra in this size range. The tan backing is warm toned and caramelish.
I love the aesthetics of this bra, the band does run quite small, and I was aware since I bought it from another Bratabase user, but I was really curious about the M cut and love the Magique anyhow, nothing an extender or 2 can't fix, and at least I didn't have to wait a month to see if it would even work.
The bra fits me fairly well, both with and without the cookies. The cookies for this bra are a bit challenging to put in, they slide in through a small side pocket and you have to bend them a bit to squeeze them ...in. While it fits well both ways, with the pads gives some extreme cleavage (I will take some more photos with pads in once I dig them out of the bra drawer).
The wires are a bit wide, but not excessively they are within the realm of what works for me at about 5.3in, and they are also quite short (about a 1.5cm shorter than than the PL). The straps are still wideset like most EM's, but are narrower straps, which could be a pro or con depending on your preference, personally I think if they were wider they may be a bit irritating, but they do feel a bit flimsy (they are completely elastic), so you may need to adjust them a bit throughout the day, but they are easily adjustable. I measured the distances between straps on the M compared to PL's of the same size and they seem to be close if not the same depending on the PL.
I think the primary difference between the PL and the M is the cup height with the M being about 2cm shorter than the PL. The gore is also a hair lower, but almost literally a hair lower, and the PL's range a bit in the ones I have from 1.75 to 2in while the M is 1.6in.
If the PL works for you and you want lower coveage the M could also work. The cup depth seems to be mostly the same between the 3 PL's and the 1 M I have at about 8.25, with one PL measuring 8.5. You may want to size up in the band though, it is noted on EM's website that the band on the M runs small, since I only have one M I can't speak to how true that is across the line, but this one does fit more ike a 60 than a 65.
This bra is beautiful, comfortable, and fits well. The tan underlay is a bit darker than my skin. The band runs small, of which I was aware and actually wanted. The straps are easy to adjust but are really narrow and kind of stretchy, which means I get a bit of bounce and jiggle, but not excessively so. As with most EM bras, the straps are very wide-set, which results in them ending up in the front of my armpits. The cups are slightly wider than I need as well. I think a 60FF would be an even better fit for me. I so love the cookie pockets that come standard with EM bras. It improves the fit immensely for me as I have close to a cup size difference between breasts.
This is another Ewa Michalak bra that has an annoyingly tight band. It is 28" stretched. I wish this company's 65 bands would be consistently tight, consistently true to size, like my preferred 30" stretched, or consistently anything. I could wear an extender, but I shouldn't have to. I have enough bras I can wear without an extender that I don't reach for overly tight bras like the M Magique.
Other problems with this bra stem from the cut itself. The M cut was marketed as bringing the breasts even more front and center than her 3D or PL bras. I suppose this is true for me ...when I try on the 65F M Magique, as it was for the 65F M Syrena. However, the fit is otherwise subpar. The straps are too wide-set. They feel even more wide-set than those of my dozen or so 3Ds or my two PLs. If I look at the back view, the straps actually veer outward, toward the sides of my body, rather than going straight down or drawing closer together where the hooks and eyes are. If I wore an extender with the M Magique, this would make the widening straps widen even more in back.
Another feature I dislike in the M cut is the low wings. I want higher wings in Ewa Michalak bras, not lower. I would be happy if all my 3Ds had an inch or two extra height in the wings. I think my PLs are a little better for me in this regard.
I do not find the skinny straps particularly attractive. They are less comfortable than wider straps, which I am fortunate to have on most of my EM bras.
I do admire the M Magique's looks. The caramel background fabric and black eyelash lace are a classic combo. The gore is just about short enough for me. The cups are, as promised, low-coverage. I welcome these features. They do not, however, outweigh the discomfort and suboptimal appearance caused by the M cut's differences from 3D and PL. I would've returned this bra, but it costs $20 US to ship a bra back to Poland. Read more 251 more words