All of my best-fitting bras are Ewa Michalak, so I was SO excited when she released a new swimsuit set! I know everyone has a different ideal in mind when it comes to bikini tops, so I'll start by saying that I personally prefer something lightly padded that will give a nice lifted shape and a little cleavage while still feeling secure overall. Happily, this top really delivers in each of those areas! It does an excellent job of lifting and centering just like the S cut bras, and the cleavage is pretty spectacular depending on whether or not you choose to use the pads. At the same ... time, I would be totally comfortable running down the beach in this without worrying that I would accidentally scandalize an innocent bystander https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> It feels sturdy, comfortable and very well-constructed. But, be forewarned-- the straps are on the stretchy side, and while I don't mind personally, I wonder if it might pose a problem in larger cup sizes.
The color is a borderline-neon reddish pink with a slight orangey undertone. I was unprepared for how bright it is in real life! If you're looking for something that will stand out at the pool or beach, this is definitely it. In truth, pink is not my first choice and I wish the color was a little less vicious, but against the graphic black trim that lines the vertical seams and crosses over itself almost in a corset-like way at the gore, it actually makes for a beautiful and interesting design. As for the small removable straps, I personally really don't care for them and will be wearing this bikini without. Maybe for a vacation with my boyfriend they'd be fine, but otherwise I feel like they make the top look a little too much like bondage-inspired lingerie to be wearing comfortably around family and friends https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I do however love the little fabric tie at the back and think it's a really cute way to hide the bra's hook and eye closures.
I didn't end up ordering the matching bottoms because I wasn't sure about how high-waisted they are, but I think this top would be equally cute with solid black bottoms as well.
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