*Disclaimer: I have a sunburn on my chest/top of my boobs, so there may be an optical illusion as to how the bra appears to fit me in some pics. Also, my bathroom has the most unflattering lighting of all time -- everything looks yellow for some reason. The bra is actually much nicer and closer to my skin tone than the pics represent. Pics of the bra alone, which were taken on my kitchen counter, are more accurate in color. All pics were taken WITHOUT the pad inserts. Edit: I was able to take pictures in a different location with natural ... light of my 70JJ - Ewa Michalak » S Orzechowa Pralinka if you want to see a more true representation of the color.
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 with my skin and make me look washed-out. These yellow-toned "nudes" 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 are 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.
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