Putting this bra on reminded me of how I felt the first time I tried Ewa Michalak. I've found with this brand you don't really notice when the bras get a little too small - you just get a slightly flattened appearance and less 'oomph'. This is what has happened with my old EMs. When I put this on, my breasts were incredibly upfront, with great cleavage and a rounded shape. This bra has the removable pads featured in many EM bras. These can be used to correct asymmetry or to give extra cleavage. I'm really glad I went for the 55H, as my old 60Gs were too loose in ...the band and too small in the cup. The band is good on this one, but the other 55 I ordered at the same time was too tight and I need an extender. The bands are very variable with EM. I prefer to order the smallest size I think I could need and then use an extender if necessary. Unfortunately 60 bands and smaller are non-returnable so it's mostly guesswork figuring out what size you'll need (unless you're willing to order a 65 band to test it out first). The band on this has stretched out a small amount in the couple of months I've owned it, but I'm still on the loosest hook. The look of the bra is really nice - it's a rich purple shade with black lace overlay. It feels very well-made and the matching knickers are also nice, but are not an obvious match with the bra because all of the purple fabric in them is covered with the black lace, instead of leaving some uncovered like on the bra. It looks like the high-waisted briefs would be a more obvious match. The set still goes together well, just not in the way I expected. The bra is great for wearing under some of my Polish clothing from Urkye and BiuBiu, because I often find their tops are designed for bras like these with an upfront shape. It's also good for a night out when I want cleavage on show, but I don't tend to wear it to the office or in other situations demanding a more demure look! It makes me look very busty from the side, which I don't always like. The wires on this bra are quite uncomfortable. It's like they've been bent into a shape that's not like mine. The centre gore is nice and low, but the wires dig in because they curve towards my body. Same at the other end of the underwire. I haven't yet managed to bend it into a shape more like my own, so I'm wearing it a little bit at a time in the hope that it'll mould to my shape better soon. It's not so uncomfortable that I can't wear it, but I am left with red marks when I take it off. Read more 378 more words
My first Ewa, bought used from another member of a facebook bra swap group. beautiful color, gives a great shape but is one or 2 cup sizes small. I love the push up pads! The band is snug but comfortable on me, despite being one size smaller than I usually wear and the ewa reputation for very, very snug bands, but the gal who sold it to me did say that it was an unusually stretchy band
I absolutely love this bra! It finally has enough depth at the bottom to stay put without slipping down, has narrow enough wires, and it looks amazing! This bra fits wonderfully, I would said the band is tight because I am using an extender, but i want the system to have this as a bra that fits me.
The centre gore is close to my sternum, but doesn't quite lie flat. There is a bit of gaping at the top of the cups. As with my 75LL PL Black, pushing the gore flat remedies this, so I don't think I could go down a cup size. I'm happy to finally have a bra that doesn't give me quadboob.
An extender makes it a lot more comfortable. The centre gore digs into my boobs and the underwire digs into my ribs if I wear it without an extender.
I think the wires are a tiny bit wide for me, but still much better than Panache is on me.
As Ewa Michalak seems to have moved all bigger cup-small band-combos to special orders, imagine my surprise when I spotted this lonely 65JJ on her site! I grabbed it immediately and boy, am I happy for it.
Pros: - Heavenly comfortable for a plunge - eat your heart out, Freya Deco. - Veeerrry pretty (although as mentioned by other reviewers, the colour is darker than what it looks like on the stock photos). - Good, solid band. There's less stretch than in the CHPs Cappucino and Koktajl. - Removable pads for asymmetry correction - why hasn't anyone else in the bra world thought of this?
The band was surprisingly tight-- it felt more like a 65 than a 70, which should be good for longevity for anyone who wants it. It was only just the right size in the cup, with some quad-boob on my smaller boob because I forgot to take out the filets that I put on that side.
Comfort was so-so, mostly because of the lace detailing on the straps and the bottom edge of the bra band. Very pretty, but not as comfy as it could have been. I didn't feel the lace on the bottom edge as much as I thought I would, though, so ymmv.
Of course the shape, lift and separation is excellent, and the low, closely-set gore works perfectly with my breasts. The underwires were wide enough for me as well. Overall, if the bra had been more comfortable, and my high stomach wasn't in the way, this would have been a keeper. But it it wasn't, and my tummy's going nowhere, so I'll be selling this on.
Currently my favourite bra - I love the support and shape, and the colour is gorgeous. It is very comfy and even though I am wearing it a lot at the moment (~3 times a week), it doesn't seem to stretch out too much.