Thank you so much to jlcl119 for letting me buy this! It is so pretty. It's like a green and white garden of a bra, and I love the contrast that the big white bow adds. It is also my first Ewa Michalak! Alas, there is not nearly enough cup to hold my boobs -- it's too small. The band also feels very loose on the loosest hook. I think I'll keep this for now since it gives me GREAT cleavage and fits sort of alright if I de-scoop, but there just isn't enough depth in the cup to accommodate me. The gore reminds me ...of my 28F Freya Deco gore in that it tacked even though the cup is too small because it's so low. The cups are nice and narrow (a tiny bit too wide for my smaller side, but nothing is narrow enough for that boob!) and the fabric is soft. If only there were like, the opposite of cookies to make the cups deeper so that this would fit. Oh well, added to the massive cache of bras that don't fit me. On to the next! Read more 85 more words
So, this 70F fits and measures the same as my 65F S Turkusik.
You don't see green often in the lingerie world, so this is a nice novelty. I like that it's a rich emerald green and not a moody hunter or blinding lime. It's a really nice shade and the white trim and white background really set it off.
The band doesn't really have a lot of stretch to it. This works for me because I'm not a 70, but is ridiculous for anyone that bought this expecting a 32 band. The cups are also small. Even measuring as a 65 band, this should measure out to FF cups. Nope, ...it's a 65F. Same measurements as my Turkusik. Same fit too. Gaping without pads, so I wear them. The straps on this one are fully adjustable, so that's nice. The rippled ribbon on them makes it difficult to adjust, but they don't move once in place. The shape is very rounded and up front. I don't get cleavage from it though. Too much coverage in my size range. Nice and supportive for soft tissue though, which is expected since the S is made for jigglers.
The lace I'm sure would be super prone to snagging. I haven't had an issue, but I could see it.
So, I got my Turkusik a few months ago. Early on in my Polish adventure and I remember reviewing it as "elevated" high end. I don't necessarily take that back, but...
This and the Turkusik (which are essentially the same bras in different colors) are a bit cheap for Ewa. Cheap for Ewa is still a nice bra, but these aren't as good as they could be. Read more 167 more words
I've been having trouble fitting into all my usual bras lately - since I started graduate school, I've experienced some weight gain and also had a breast shape change at about the same time. I used to be very FOB, but I'm now more evenly full - however, due to having up-to-collarbone-tall breast roots they act more like very FOT boobs. Due to tissue moving back out of my armpits since being properly fitted, I've also been progressively getting more narrow - now to the point of having pretty well everything, including my narrower Cleos, have wires that are too wide. ... Since moving up a cup and down a band (from 32H in everything to 30J/32HH where the band runs small) I've also been struggling with cups biting me under the arms as well as borderline-too-wide strap placement. Lots of my bras that used to fit OK are now also too shallow for me.
I worked out before the weight gain that 70J would probably be the best size for me in Ewa Michalak's S cut, but was trigger-shy about trying one - 70J and 32H is a big size difference, and I was worried I'd go to the trouble of ordering from Poland for a bra that turned out to be too big for me. This style almost swayed me when it came out - I love green lingerie, but I couldn't justify spending the money at the time. I finally decided to take the plunge when I saw this one listed, despite not being sure if I'd now be too big for it.
I was very pleasantly surprised! First of all, the stock photo of the Musisztomiec doesn't do it justice - the green against the white, as well as the decorative crinkling of the green satiny strips on the white straps, just looks so much more vibrant and luxurious in person.
Fit-wise - it's almost perfect! I don't quad in it at all, and the wires are exactly the right width for me. The cup height under my arms is comfortable. The straps aren't positioned too wide on me, although I think someone with significantly narrower shoulders than me might have issues - my shoulders are about average in width. I get a really nice rounded, uplifted shape in this but it's not too in-your-face - for comparison, a couple of the bras I don't wear under certain shirts because they give me a bit too much oomph are my CHP Gazeta in 70HH and my Freya Deco Honey in 32GG. The other thing to comment on is the centre gore - anyone who's read any of my other Bratabase reviews knows that in pretty well every bra I own, my extremely close-set breasts push the centre gore away. I am close set to the extent that above a certain height, it is literally impossible for any gore to tack on me without sitting on breast tissue - at the closest point I have less than a millimetre of space between them.
This gore - almost tacks! It's low enough to avoid the point of them getting closer together further up my chest, but still leans away by a couple of millimetres - that is, it 'soft tacks'. I'm not sure if Ewas typically have wires that are a bit softer than Panache/Cleo, or if it's just because I have firm tissue and a lot of centre fullness/immediate projection near my sternum. However, I consider this a very minor fit issue, since again this happens in pretty much every bra I own (the aforementioned Deco being a notable exception, but I definitely wouldn't want to do labwork and run up and down stairs in my Deco all day...). The bra still feels comfortable and supportive.
I've tried as much as I can to give a helpful description of how the S cut fits on someone with my breast shape in my size range. If anyone reading this is thinking of buying one and has any questions, feel free to message me! Measurements will be up shortly, when I can stand to take it off my body. Read more 607 more words
I so wanted this bra to fit, it's so pretty! The green lace over the white is beautiful and different. I'd previously tried EM's S style bras in size 80GG, but found the bands to be slightly too big and the cups also to be a bit big, so I decided to order a band and cup size smaller (75GG). Unfortunately I didn't realise that this band has zero stretch, and is therefore way too small! The cups are also small, the gore doesn't tack and it gives me slight quadboob. (I also ordered the Chp Lawenda (also in 75GG) at the same time, which fits perfectly. Strange...)
I bought this one lightly used at the same time as the turquoise one in the same size. This one fits tighter in the band as well as larger in the cup - more like a 32GG - which means that my cups overfloweth. The band isn't stretchy but it's solid. It is absolutely gorgeous, although the straps are curiously wide. They're all ribbony and pretty, but they are wider than I've seen on anything but a Freya. The cups/wing area comes up a bit higher than my other EM's, which makes it not quite as comfy after 10-12 hours as my others but it's not cutting off my arms. I will be extra cautious about my jewelry and using the fine-mesh lingerie bag in the wash because the lacey green overlay fabric is begging to be snagged. The shape is up-front & round, but almost minimized. It's nice, but I do prefer the lift & projection of the CHP style. 3 hookshttps://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Beautiful bra, but straps are too far apart for my liking and the wires are a bit too wide. Fits like most S style bras, but with a tighter band because there's barely any stretch at all in the fabric.