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This one is a multi-way bra with removable "push-up" pads and removable straps in plunge style.
The pads are also great to conceal asymetry of your breasts. But they are made from a thick foam, so for the lifting of breast is little bit too much, so im not using them now. The straps are two types: regular, and comfortable which are about 4 cm in the widest point. Ive found out, that the regular straps dont stay securely(somehow the hooks are maybe too small, so they may release), so im using the other ones (which also might have been shorter, they are not fully adjustable).
The bra ... is all covered in a black shiny microfibre, with two black buttons between the cups. Ive ordered 30GG, but probably i should have bought 30G. Compared to ewa michalak half-cups (HP Turkus 30G) plunges have bigger cups. It has also thicker padding than the half-cup i have. Even though i could have 30G probably, the boobs are very close together, for me maybe too much (it might cause discomfort in the summer). The cups look quite forward, the bridge is low, making deep neckline. The seem are visible under very thin tops.
This bra fits well, gives me great shape, but it looks too massive in the shiny black with those visible seems and specially with the comfortable straps. It gives me some kind of unnatural look. With the regular it looks better, but im not fully sure the hooks will stay secured.
Updated on Jan 08, 2012 Flag this
I absolutely love this bra. I have three (2 65GG, 1 70GG) and wouldn't hesitate to get another. I have narrow, FOB, very projected breasts and this bra fits great. I live in this bra in the summer because the convertible straps make it wearable with most clothes. I have had some trouble with the straps slipping out, but it's never happened with the open end facing inward. I altered one set of the padded straps so the hooks face opposite directions so the don't pop off when worn cross-back and that has worked great. The padded straps are surprisingly practical and when worn cross-back rarely show, if at all, with most racerback tops.
Updated on Mar 20, 2014 Flag this
This was my first EM order so it was a bit of a gamble. For reference, I normally wear Freya Deco 28G and find that a 30 back on @Masquerade is usually too big and rides up. I'm currently 3 months pregnant - I'd already upsized to a 28GG but was spilling out of the cups hence the drive to take the plunge with EM since I'd been sized out of the Deco range (can't wear balconnettes as too FOT).
The EM calculator suggested I was a 70G but after a lot of researching user reviews here I decided to order a 65GG due ... to being FOT and favouring firmer bands. I ordered a combination of sizes in PL and CHP to understand EM styles, accommodate my expanding cup size and give my ribcage room to expand.
The 65GG in the PL Onyks only just fits in the cup now if I take out the extra padding, although I'm hoping my breasts don't grow any bigger for a while as there is zero margin for additional volume.
The band on this bra wasn't as tight as I expected after reading some of the reviews - I can fasten it on its tightest hook if desired (its only my second day wearing it) and it is very comfortable on the loosest hook. I feel confident that I'll be able to wear this bra throughout my pregnancy as the band is very stretchy - my cup will runneth over way before the band will get too tight.
Comfort-wise this bra is sensational! I'm currently wearing it with the comfort straps - as other reviewers have mentioned, I need to have these straps tightened all the way to avoid them slipping off my shoulders, but they are indeed comfortable. I love that the underwires do not come up too high under my arms but yet the breast tissue is fully enclosed.
The shape is different to the more projected CHP style (I bought the famme fatale in the same order - see related review) but I do feel very supported and secure despite the low gore and plunging neckline (although my breast tissue is quite firm).
I did encounter one issue that I thought I'd share as it is not mentioned on the EM website. When I tried to place the order I could not find a way to pay and received an error message which said 'You have selected an invalid form of delivery, you didn't select it at all, or we do not deliver to your country'.
After a few emails to EM it turns out that they cannot accept orders with a total value of more than 700 Zlotys in a single transaction and orders over that amount must be split into multiple orders with postage. I think it is something to do with the Polish Air Mail postal system. It is not an automated system issue as EM could not process my order in one transaction manually either.
Once the issue was resolved I ordered the bras on 21 January and they arrived in Australia on 3 February which I thought was quite quick.
Updated on Feb 03, 2014 Flag this
This bra is spot on for me in terms of fit. The band is snug on the longest set of hooks. The straps adjust to the right length and the padded, extra-wide comfort straps are, well, super comfortable. The underwires encase my breast tissue closely, without lying on top of it. The cups have good forward projection and create the perfect hint of cleavage.
I love the Onyks' understated sexiness. It's mostly matte black with black sating edging and two shiny buttons between the boobs. The amount of cleavage I get is very nice and can be "aided" by using the removable padded inserts.
Updated on Mar 09, 2013 Flag this
I ordered this bra a few weeks ago, and kept it even though it was at least 1 cup size small because I NEEDED a decent bra for an event I had in two days! However, either I'm about to have my 1st post-partem period or my boobs have simply gone up in size, because it is now unbearably small on me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Great quality, very nice feeling fabrics, the cushioned straps are nice.
Updated on May 05, 2014 Flag this
The PL Onyks is the best fitting bra I have ever tried and is pretty much perfect for me. This is the first Ewa Michalak bra I have purchased and I was fortunate enough to have ordered it in the correct size (postage to Australia is quite dear at AU$23). The size calculator on the Ewa Michalak website calculated me to be a 65G but I ordered the 65GG because my measurements correspond to this size on the website's size chart.
I feel the construction of this bra is almost perfect for me and it solves some difficult bra fitting problems I often experience. It features:
* Projected cups, as ... opposed to shallow cups, which means the cups have enough room for me, especially at the bottom where they are perfectly filled.
* Shorter cups as opposed to taller cups; they cover less of the chest and do not rub under my arms.
* A low (and narrow enough) centre gore, so for me the wires do not rest on breast tissue. I wouldn't mind a lower and/or narrower gore but this is really the best I have come across.
* A stretchy yet supportive band. My ribcage comfortably measures 28 inches and this band is comfortable and allows me room to breathe.
* Stretchy, supportive and comfortable straps. No matter how firm the band on a bra, I always get a lot of support from the straps and these straps do the job very well.
Moreover, this bra is extremely comfortable. I cannot stress that enough. I find myself mentally comparing this bra to the black Freya Deco I own (which was previously my best fitting bra), but for me, the PL Onyks is well above and beyond the Deco as far as both fit and comfort are concerned.
I think the wires in this bra are quite rigid and I can feel them against my sternum but they don't really dig in and they seem to be becoming more comfortable the longer I wear the bra. The only problem I have (and this seems to be a common problem) is that the comfort straps do not adjust to be short enough for me. I may try to alter them but in all honesty, the regular straps are comfortable enough. I'd also like to note that when the bra arrived there was a slight pull of some sort on the cup but it is hardly noticeable and I do not feel it affects the quality of the bra.
Ordering this bra was well worth the risk. It looks and feels wonderful. I am very happy with this purchase and I think Ewa Michalak makes lovely bras; I look forward to trying more in the future.
Updated on Nov 08, 2013 Flag this
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