I’ve finally decided to size up the cup. To try the new size, I chose the cheapest model available on the site. The band in Pralinka is TTS or even truer than the size… I prefer to wear it with an extender for the moment, but won’t probably need it when it stretches out after some time. I am SO happy to discover this cut! Obviously, I was afraid of the cup depth but my PLs are a little bit quadding these days, so it was the best moment to try it out. I can’t see a lot of difference in the coverage. I have less cleavage than in the PLs, ...but this cleavage was mainly due to the too small cups – if the cups weren’t that open, I could not probably even wear them. The major difference between the S and the PL cut is the angle of the bottom of the cup – it’s just impressive. My boobs have never been lifted so high and so steeply. The cup edge seems a little more closed on the top compared to the PL cut. The bra is very soft and comfortable. The straps are wide and unfortunately they’re also trying to escape from my shoulders, but less than in Szmaragd. I haven't bought a nude from for ages, because I usually don't find them interesting and prefer to spend my money on something more coloured but I absolutely don't regret this purchase and I hope it'll still fit when I will need it the most, in the summer. Read more 147 more words
I think it's safe to say, I've found my holy grail of bras! I've found my brand! I've found my style! I've found...the one! The S styled bras fit dead on for me! So full of win!
This bra is a fabulous nude bra and I plan to purchase another just like it. It lifts and keeps my bust front and center while giving fantastic cleavage. The fabric overlay on the cup is delicate (much like pantyhose) and can easily snag on rough fabric, so beware. The straps are smooth and fully adjustable. The cup encases my breasts without any irritation near the armpit area where the strap meets ...the cup. The wires are nice and narrow. I found this band smaller than my other 65 band sized bras from EM. This is not an issue for me since most my EM's in 65 start off on the tightest hooks (I hate special ordering). There are three columns and two rows of bra hooks on the backband. The band is not too stretchy or too firm, and feels oh so heavenly. There's a cute satin bow with a pearl accent on the center gore. All pictures were taken without the cookies.
While I’m in a period of wakefulness (and not coughing my guts up), I figured I’d review the two 65Gs that were sent to my friend in LA for me to pick up while I was there on holiday this past weekend.
The two bras were sent to me from someone in one of my Facebook groups. She’s pregnant and won’t be able to wear them again for a while, so she sent this and the S Mojito to me as part of a really kind offer. I was unsure if 65G would be too big or not, as I only knew that my former 70E S Szykus ...was too small. I just wasn’t sure how much too small it was. Given the great opportunity to try this size and cut, I decided to go for it. I figured that they might be too big without the cookies, but fit with, and if they don’t fit at all, I’d pass on or trade with the same good vibes/karma with which I received them.
I have tallish roots that are shallow and narrowish. My fullness leans towards center full and even, with a little bit of fob. My tissue is soft and malleable, as well as pendulous which adds to the functionally fob and short roots (tallish but shallow). I gained fullness on top and on bottom with the growth that I experienced in the fall last year, but my soft tissue still doesn’t play well sometimes. It’s a bit like putting pudding into bras sometimes. I need depth at the wire and only average depth at the apex.
This bra is a lovely darker nude with a light shimmer. I think I have seen it referred to as “biscuit” and I can understand that. It’s a bit darker than my skin colour. It reminds me of “Nude” or “suntan” pantyhose. The fabric is smooth, and the center gore has a bow with a little pearl dangle. The bow and the straps are a little bit lighter than the rest of the bra. This has the classic 3 part foam cups with the cotton lining cookie pockets which open up facing the wearer instead of facing the cup of the bra as they do in the CHP. The band is classic power knit and stretches nicely. I’m ok with the loosest hooks...it’s comfortable.
The fit of the bra is pretty much as expected...too big without the cookies, but pretty perfect with. It’s possible that post ovulation/pre-period boobs *might* fill the gap without the cookies, but I don’t know. Since I am sick, I expect that will be a bit delayed, but I’ll try it again then and see if I can fill out the cups with the swelling. The straps are on the wide side (the Ewa norm), but not as wide as I was expecting...not that much wider than my 65FF/70F BM/PL. The wires are still surprisingly narrow. I clock them out at 5” or just a smidge wider. I think it’s a tiny bit narrower than the Mojito. I have marked it as fits...in the initial fit bit, I marked it as doesn’t fit, because without the cookies, it doesn’t. But I marked the cup aspect in the assessment as not a problem, because with the cookies, it does fit. My pictures are marked as to which is which, but once you get to the angle pics, it is pretty obvious which is which.
It’s a good basic bra, however I don’t find the colour especially suits my complexion. It’s ok, and would probably do the job in a pinch, but I know that I can find other fleshy toned bras that are closer to my complexion than this. This bra has some nice aesthetics, and with the cookies in, fits me pretty well, but it’s not quite right for me, so I’ve made arrangements to exchange it for a 65FF PL that I know will be better for me. I’ll keep my eyes out for better nude/fleshy tone bra like this. The Bravissimo Satine with houndstooth has potential... Read more 573 more words
This is the 3rd size I've tried in this bra due to weight gain/body changes. Compared to my other Pralinkas this thing is a beast! The straps feel very wide and the cups give me a very strange torpedo like unnatural look. I also get quite a bit of gapping in the top of the cups. I love that the band has 4 columns with 3 rows of hooks. The nude color is perfect for me and it fits the bill for a nude basic every day bra. The center gore sits well agains my skin and doesn't bother my close set breast despite it being higher than my 65G's. Sad this didn't provide a nice round shape as my other Pralinkas do. I guess I'm more of a 65G 1/2 in Ewa bras.
I've been searching for a nude t shirt bra for some time now and I thought this would be perfect, unfortunately it doesn't fit as well as my normal EM 65f. The cup seems to be shorter then normal so it's cutting into my breast causing the dreaded quad boob :/ I tried taking the pads out to see if it would help but the top of the cup is just hitting me in the wrong spot..I need just 1/4" more coverage at the top. Other then that it's the typical EM S style with amazing uplift and cleavage. The band in this one runs firm which I love for my 26.75" rib cage and the wires are perfect. The fabric is a slick slightly shiny dark nude color that seems very sturdy and the cute pearl accent on the gore gives it some interest for a pretty plain bra. I am debating a 65ff to fix my fit issues.
Another round of EM bras to try! These are all what I could find in my sizes for sale in the US, do somewhat limited. All of the 75Fs on these have three hooks instead of the 2 on the SF Iris, which I prefer but I think it kinda wierd?? All are without extenders, like the Iris I feel like I'm between a 75 and an 80 band.
Aesthetically this bra is not terribly appealing but its a good functional nude color and the pearl and bow are cute. Probably about as flat as you can expect a cut and see bra to be.
Like the PL, I almost ...feel like theres something almost east-west happening on some of these pics?? I like the lower cup height, and lower gore, and less fabric at the strap attachment. The band feels ok and after breaking in I think would be fine. I tried an 80 and it was definiltey too big. It gives good lift, but I'm already sort of migrating toward the center, and In worried as I settle into it I'm going to spill out the center and then be gapping near the straps. I tried it with both cookies. I definitely need the cookie on the smaller side, could go either way on the larger. You can see in the side view a black mark (2 actually, but the one closer to the underwire marks the edge of my roots), and this bra is a little wider than that. I dont think I could get in a smaller cup size though, I think the center edges would dig in badly.
Overall I'm mostly confused by this bra, I can't really tell if it fits! Read more 177 more words
This bra fits me beautifully and gives me a great shape. As with other S cuts of EM bras, the gore is slightly too short, which allows my soft, center-full tissue to pool in the middle just a bit. The color of this bra is really good as a "nude" bra that does not show through clothes (as opposed to Bezus which is too "bright"). Also, this bra is free of lace and embroidery so it is smooth under clothes rather than "bumpy" like some bras are. I am so happy I bought this bra!
Excellent quality bra, looks great under a t-shirt. Unfortunately the cups are a bit too big for me, there is a decent amount of gapping after a few hours of wear (no gapping after first putting it on). The padding is also a bit thick, and includes extra removable padding which makes my boobs look unnaturally large lol.
My first try with Ewa and I loved the basic shape and style, but now know this style (particularly in this size!) is definitely not for me. Additionally, there were quality issues that will make me cautious about ordering in the future.
There were some notable flaws with this bra that would have prevented me from keeping it even if it were a perfect fit. The wires were bent in different shapes. The left side wire-to-wire cup width was 7.5" while the right side was 6.5. The gore didn't lay flat and the wires jutted into my breast in a "defective" way, so ...I can't say if the wires would have been comfortable had they not been shaped so oddly. I got this bra on ebay from a woman who had gotten it directly from Ewa Michalak but almost a year ago. She was gracious in accepting the return (I wouldn't have wanted to try to sell or exchange it here and pass on the problems, the wires could not be bent back easily and the gore issue wouldn't have been resolved even if they could have been). The seller's listing described the cups in the this bra as "small for the brand and fitting more like a 70J or 70JJ" which is why I ordered it - I'm not a 70K in recommendations but have been recommended S cuts by bratabase in 70J and 70JJ. Looking at how gigantic the fit here was, even WITH the cookies in, I find it hard to believe a 70JJ or even 70J would fit any better! I hope people who have experience with EM can let me know if the measurements I got before I returned it are actually smaller than normal for the brand. I'd also be interested to hear about the band - the bra had 3 hooks and 4 (rather than standard 3) columns and I immediately put this on the last (smallest) hooks, and it still wasn't tight. The stretched band length was 33" easily (not "hard stretching") and if that kind of stretch is consistent in this brand I'd probably go for a 60 rather than a 65. It couldn't have been caused by being streatched with wear, the bra had tags attached and had never been worn. The major problem with the fit was the top of the cups - too wide and too tall - I measured straight up from the top of my breast to the edge of the cup (height measured 8.5" at center of wire) and I had 2 inches of height that was empty space. When I measured along the inner perimeter from where my boob stopped to the edge of the cup, I had 4-5" of extra depth! There was definitely room on the outsides of the cup too, so narrower wires probably would have made the cups fill up better. I think for my next EM attempt I'll try 65HH in a CHP... or maybe 65J?
I wasn't wild about the bland color and decoration in person, and the design was a bit bulkier than I prefer, but an appropriate size wouldn't have been as overwhelming gigantic and the sturdy support and flattering shape I got a hint of will outweigh the size and quality problems and I'll definitely be trying again. I'm certain now that I need at least a 30/65 band, since every 32 band I've tried has been loose even on the smallest hooks, so that's one bra fitting issue solved at least! (Although I'd like to try comexim but their sizing system in bands and cups seems completely nonsensical! Advice?) The advice I'm giving myself is to buy from places I can easily return to until I get my sizes and cuts figured out better! Read more 542 more words
It's a really good basic bra, and I absolutely love the shape this bra gives, but 70HH for my usual 30HH UK size was one size too loose in the band and 1-2 cup sizes too small in the cups. I wear it without pads and I have massive quadboobing if I scoop and swoop and slight quadding if I don't.