This is one of the more expensive Ewa Michalak bras, but now that I have received it, I believe it is worth the cost!
This bra comes with two sets of straps. (Note -- the measurement for straps is with the wide comfort straps, not the second set of straps, which measures a typical .75" wide) The comfort straps are wide and padded, and the name just about describes them. Wow! I have issues with straps simply because I am petite, but these straps feel so wonderful and firmly placed. They don't feel as if they will slide around. The second set of straps are typical black bra straps, ... nothing particularly interesting to note about them. It is nice to have them, though, to change the straps for a top that can't really accommodate the hefty width of the comfort straps.
The bra itself is black cotton with a shiny satin black fabric lining the edges of the cups. It is a good basic black bra, in my opinion, in terms of appearance. There are two black buttons sewn at the gore in a very freya hatty-esque fashion. I'm not crazy about the buttons, but I feel that this makes it an especially great style for women who are not "girly girls" and are not such a fan of all the lace and flowers and bows that are so rampant in the lingerie world. The material itself is SUPER soft. No scratchiness here!
The band is incredibly firm. For those wondering if Ewa Michalak bands run firm, I will say yes. I measure 26.5" underbust super tight, 27.25" snug, and this band is very snug on me. I am considering getting an extender just to increase it by one column of hooks for a little bit. However, this IS a black bra, and the dyes in black bras have been known to cause bands to stay pretty firm, so keep this in mind. I would personally not have been able to even do up a 26 band!
Unlike the PL Milady, which I got in the same order as this bra, the wires are not particularly too wide. They seem rather similar to my PL Cielus in a 60G with maybe a teeny bit extra room on the sides. There is not enough volume displaced at the edges of the cup to cause any sort of fit issue at all.
The bra fits me pretty perfectly. I took out the asymmetry pads as I do not have any asymmetry that I have ever noticed, but they do help give a very "boobs in face" cleavage look if I put them in. I do want to mention I normally wear a 28G in pretty much every other brand, and I feel that, in my experience, EM PL bras run about a cup size small. I have now tried 3 PLs, all of which I would have needed the 60GG versus a 60G. Keep this in mind!
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