Sorry for never reviewing this! This bra is really pretty. The black detailing on the straps was itchy, though, so I had a tailor sew it to be tucked under the strap instead of sticking out (I took the pictures before that). I like this bra, but I don't wear it much because the band is really REALLY tight. The band barely stretches to 26", and having about a 26.5" snug underbust measurement, I feel kind of constricted. I could use an extender, but I have quite a few bras that fit without one, so I'd rather just wear those instead. I find that Ewa Michalak M and CHP ...cuts are most flattering for me, but it's not that the S cut is unflattering, it just doesn't enhance my shape all that much. As usual with my 60Gs, I have some gapping on my smaller side without a cookie in, but I'm pretty sure if I try a 60FF it'll smush my bigger side.
I have the matching briefs in a 36 (I have a ~23.5" waist and ~35.5" hips). They're really soft material but kind of saggy in the butt, but they have really cute button detailing on the front just like the bra and my boyfriend loves when I match, so I have worn them from time to time. Read more 111 more words
My (delayed) review of my first Ewa Michalak bras! I'm projected, narrow rooted, and close set. This bra is so close to right, although the PL-Misty I got in this batch was a little better fitting.
The problems. 1. The straps are too wide and bother my tail of spence because they're basically coming out of my armpit , my arm actually pushed that part of the bra forward. 2. The elastic curls under the wires at the bottom of the band. 3. The bottom of the gore triangle wort of jabs into my sternum. I cant wear this bra or my other EM bra on back to back days ...or even super long days because this begins to make a sore across my sternum just under the gore where it digs in. Im not sure if I'm too large of a cup size, although this 80HH should have plenty bigger cups than my normal Curvy Kate 34H's. The band isnt too tight, so I dont know what the problem is with the gore. I sort of wonder if moving the straps inward will support my chest from the middle more, but I havent dared to alter my most expensive and best fitting bras yet, and Im not sure how I would handle the cup shape shifting. 4. The lace on this is a nightmare. I saw the roses and was like "oh a pretty beauty and the beast sort of bra" that also was light colored and could maybe hide under light colored shirts better than the dark purple I got, but no. This lace shows bumpy under almost all my shirts. The lace going up the strap- while cute- is super annoying. It doesnt even stay on the strap, so I'll just have a random flappy bit off to the side to irritate my skin. The button detail on the straps is also irritating, although the ones down the center front are really cute. I was so happy to order something not beige or black, but now I wish I had ordered this in a basic color with no extra stuff on them.
I had a bit of a shock at the odd appearance- its not just the projection, but this cup has so much less outside space that the cup shape is changed and less round. It took a bit to get used to. Also I cannot wear any shirt besides a stretchy 2XL with this or the bra/boobs cant stick out, so they go down, and the gore is shoved more into my sternum and it hurts. So the now-more limited wardrobe, mixed with not being able to wear the same brand of bras two days in a row to prevent sores, on top of the fact that I got a dark purple and this light colored bra has lace thats always bumpy or sticking out... getting dressed has become an interesting juggle of wanting to wear the bras, but finding something stretchy enough to not push down the bra, but dark colored or thick enough fabric to hide the color and/or lace. (Misty's lace isnt bumpy, just the Mimi's rose lace)
Quality seems ok. The zipzag stitch over the elastic at the bottom of the band looks a little cheap/ less professionally finished. I'm not sure if it's a quality issue of how the straps are attached, or thier placement against my arms trying to move, but there is enough stress at the strap that a lot of the stitching shows. With lace, especially lace going up the strap, I would have thought this could have been done better. Read more 491 more words
The S Mimi is a soft pink as shown on the website (and in my pictures) with the pretty design along the rim of the cup (be warned, it shows through a lot of shirts as either a lumpy design or something quite visible.) It fits fairly true to size as an Ewa and is comparable to the other 70JJ that I have, but had failed to measure when it was still new.
Most importantly, the band fits true to size as well, which I know can be a hit or miss when it comes to this brand. It doesn't feel too loose nor anywhere too tight given ...the size. Then again, I am used to this brand running their bands on the tighter side to begin with.
The S shape is also my cup of choice because of the shape that it gives. The description on the website is just what it sounds like for anyone new to Ewa. It helps lift and center your breasts to the front of your body and to help explain that, my biceps don't really rub against the sides of my breasts when I have them at my side, not that that would be the endall to if a bra fits or not.
As with most, if not all, of this brand, the straps do sit a bit wide and can cause discomfort in the underarm area from the pressure that can occur throughout the day. I did not move the straps on this bra as I have on her others as I didn't feel these were too terribly wide set. Read more 160 more words