The long-awaited S Magique! I knew I needed this from the first time I saw the sneak peak on facebook. I kind of love everything with black lace on beige/pale background. The warm-toned beige color is a bit darker than my skin tone, but it looks quite smooth nevertheless. This bra certainly has a lot of things going on: there's the floral eyelash lace, the corset tie at the gore, shiny ribbons over the wires, and a rather random pair of ribbons + button where the straps meet the cups. The straps and band are plain black next to all of that. I can’t really get the corset ... tie to look as good as in the EM pictures. I find the ribbons a bit shorter than I expected, although I have the corset tied as tight as I can. Maybe I should just tie them without a bow.
I got a bit scared when several reviews told that Magique runs loose in the band and quite inconsistent in the cups. Luckily, this one has a relatively tight band. I can wear it on the loosest hooks, whereas I need the second row for many other newer EMs. My S Magique also seems to fit quite similarly in the cups as my 60FF - Ewa Michalak » S Syrena. It fits nicely without the pads, although my bigger breast is sometimes on the verge of quadding near the center gore. The shape is very projected and just a tad pointy under shirts.
I was also scared about the potentially wider gore, because I have very close-set breasts. It doesn’t seem to be a problem, though. The top of the gore is still narrow enough, and the gore is also short enough (about similar rise as my other S bra, although the gore measurements can be difficult to compare). There is no fabric behind the corset tie holding the gore together (except at the very top). It seems pretty stable though, it only came undone once while (hand) washing.
This is the first partial band bra I have had, and I’m not sure if I like it. I guess that because of the discontinuous band, the wires put a bit more pressure against my ribs. I sometimes find Ewa’s wires just a bit too firm for my liking anyway.
I also got the matching thong in size 34. I really love EM thongs, and this one is no exception. It’s a lovely cut, comfortable and flattering with lovely details.
In the end, this is not the first bra I would like to put on in the morning. The set is gorgeous, although maybe not quite as spectacular as I had expected. But I think I want to keep for now.
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