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.
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.
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.
This makes a great everyday bra! It gives great cleavage and the seams don't show thru most shirts. It's a mid-toned or slightly tan nude, but still works ok for my pale self. The band is slightly tighter than other S's, especially recent ones. The cups are also a little bit wider and smaller; I usually have to wear S bras with the cookies but this one I don't.
Love it!!! After originally getting the 65G and feeling uncomfortable with the stiff, tight band, I went up to the 70FF and am so happy. This bra basically looks like it was made for me. Wife thinks this bra makes me look like I have android boobs because the fit is so inhumanly good (also because it's flesh-colored and shiny, I guess). Gore tacks, smooth unbroken line from bra to boob -- so, so rare for me with my soft tissue.
Perfect cups for me (soft tissue, narrow root, close set). The band is uncomfortably tight/firm, though 65 worked for me out of the box in some other Ewa colorways; if you're between band sizes, sister size up.
This seems like a really useful and great bra, so I'm planning to get this in a 32FF (band up/cup down sister size). Smooth and nude-colored, this is a perfect T-shirt bra. This has been a serious gap in my bra-drobe.
Materials: 30% polyester, 20% cotton, 5% elastane, 45% something I can't see because the label is sewn in. Polyamide?
I am a HUGE fan of medium-tone beige bras, as there don't seem to be many on the market. I have very cool, pink-toned skin, so beige bras with a yellow undertone clash and make me look washed-out. These yellow-toned "nudes" also don't really disappear under thin or light clothing for me because of the contrast with my skin tone, especially in the summertime when I have a bit of a tan, as I do now. I was actually quite happy with the color of my 70J - Ewa Michalak » S Karmelki (540) and 70J - Ewa Michalak » S Rarytas (595)..., but both of these bras had a shiny ribbon along the cups that created contrast. The body of the cups themselves was invisible under clothing; however, that shiny ribbon was more obvious than if I had worn a black bra under a white t-shirt. The color of my 70J - Ewa Michalak » Chp Marcepan (514) is absolutely perfect, but the lace along the edge is white, bulky and created contrast as well (you will see I later removed it.) I was very happy to finally see a medium-toned beige bra without ornamentation that could be used as a true nude for me. Yes, I know I am very fussy about "nude" colored bras!
When I saw the Ewa Michalak S Orzechowa Pralinka released, I immediately emailed to ask if it could be custom made into different cuts. I wanted this bra in every cut available. Unfortunately, I was told that it was only to be available as the S cut. Since that was the case, I decided to order 2 different sizes since I am right on the edge of where the cup construction changes. EM's bras in 70J and below (and sister sizes) are made with 3-part construction; bras in 70JJ and above (and sister sizes) are made with 4-part construction. I was hoping to use the 3-part 70J when I wanted to show a bit more cleavage and the 4-part 70JJ when I wanted more coverage and a rounded shape.
The appearance of the bra itself is quite simple but elegant. I also own Ewa Michalak Sm Cynamon (517) and compared it to this one. The material of the band and the straps is the EXACT same materials from the Cynamon. The cups seem to be made of a neutral colored foam that is covered in a translucent mesh fabric, which you should be able to see in some of my pictures. I wish the cups were covered with the same fabric as the band, but oh well. The mesh fabric doesn't seem as luxurious as some of their usual fabrics, which I guess the lower price point reflects (149 PLN instead of the 179-199 PLN that has become the norm for her padded bras.) The main difference in the 70J and 70JJ, besides the obvious 3 and 4-part cup construction, is that the 70J only has 2 hooks whereas the 70JJ has 3.
As far as the fit, I really didn't see much difference in cup depth between the 70J and 70JJ. Sure, the fit and shape is different because the cups are constructed differently, but the cup depth is nearly identical. I was hoping to have a larger bra to turn to when I need it, but it seems I would need to size up another cup (70K) to get a noticeable difference. Also, the gores on S bras never really truly tack on me due to my close-set breasts, but it's never a comfort issue. I am absolutely fine with a "soft tack" and sometimes mark my bras as fitting even when they don't truly tack.