I really like this bra, it's really comfortable. It is just slightly too large in the cups for me. I think a 65F would be perfect. I get just a bit of gaping near the gore, otherwise it isn't horrible but a cup size down would probably work best.
I really like this bra, the only thing I think I would change is to be able to adjust the straps further. There is some gaping in the top on my left side, but it is perfect fit for my right side. I also ordered the 90J and got slight quad-boob on the right side, so the JJ will work, the gaping doesn't bother me at all. update:After wearing this bra for a few months, I started having issues with it. The band and strap material is VERY stretchy. The right strap has stretched so bad, it dig into my shoulder and causes pain and red marks. Although ...the band is stretchy and there is plenty of room, the gore hurts really really bad and leaves marks on me. Once this started happening, I started to wear the 90J and it fit really well. About 2-3 weeks in, it started doing the exact same thing! The right strap and gore...everything just the same. Now I'm having major spillage on my right side in both bras and like NO support. It's time for new bras anyway, but I've been suffering through these more several months. Read more 86 more words
In this size range, the Porcelanka has a 4-piece cup (3 vertical seamed sections with a horizontal section on top), partially adjustable straps, and it fastens with 3 rows of 4 columns of hooks.
I've previously had a Porcelanka in a different size (70K), and this is unsurprisingly fairly similar. One noteable difference though is that the straps seem to be nearly .5 cm wider in this model. I'm not sure if this is a general design change owing to the difference between purchase dates, or a size specific difference.
The colour is described as cocoa beige on the website, and I'd say that's a fairly good description. I think ...it would be a very good match for cool-toned fair skin. It's not a perfect match for my warm-toned fair skin, but it's still low-key under light coloured shirts. The lace is somewhat problematic though, both because it's only been stitched on top so it can flip up during wear, and also the different colour and texture is often quite visible under a t-shirt. I'd say that the overall look is functional but elegant. It's not one of EM's prettiest bras, but it's still quite appealing for a t-shirt bra.
This is a larger sister size of my preferred size, so the band is too long, and while it doesn't actually ride up, the relationship between the straps and my back is all wrong, so there's giant loose sections between the underwire and the strap at the back of the bra. The wires, while not so wide as to be uncomfortable, are definitely too wide for my narrow rooted breasts. I've found the partially adjustable straps frustrating on two counts, firstly because they don't really alter to be short enough, and secondly, the front section which is made of the same light padding as the bra cup doesn't seem to be very sturdy, and often digs in and warps, despite the straps being overly long. The straps are also set much too far apart for my narrow frame, but this is sadly normal for bras in this size range.
It seems to me like these sizes which were part of the S size expansion have even taller cups in relation to the depth than existing sizes. This is a bit of a problem for me, because of how short-rooted my breasts are. If you look at the pictures, the bra easily looks 2-3 cup sizes too big, but my 70K is clearly 3 or so sizes too small in the cup (and is 3 cup volumes smaller). It's basically impossible to capture in an image, but I actually fill the bottom 2/3 of the bra perfectly well, and it creates slight uplift.
I'm going to attempt alterations, and plan to add some more notes to the review after I've worn the bra for a while. Read more 362 more words
Another lovely S cut bra from Ewa Michalak. The bra in this size has a cup made of 4 parts, with partially adjustable straps, and fastens with 3 rows of 4 columns of hooks. The straps are half made of the lightly padded foam which makes up the bra cup, and the rest is a regular strap (similar to that used on the SM Bezyk).
The colour is described as cocoa beige on the site, and I think it would be nude on someone with a cool skin tone. It's a bit of a mismatch on my warm fair skin, but it's not especially noticeable under a shirt. What ...does show up is the lace decoration on the top of the cup. It's only been sewn on one side, and so it can flip up during wear. It also is a much lighter colour than the rest of the bra. I may just take the lace off if it bothers me too much. It does add an extra touch to the bra which is quite nice, but it isn't very practical for a bra which I bought to wear under light coloured clothing. I like the overall appearance, but I'd choose something a bit plainer for a nude bra personally.
The bra cups are just a bit too tall under my arms to be comfortable, and while the straps are very comfortable to wear with the light padding, they're just a bit too long to take up the slack of the too tall cups. They're also rather wide set, which is pretty common amongst all EM bras I've tried. The band is too long, but I ordered off the dropdown with the intention of taking in the bra. I normally wear a 28 band in UK brands, and if I could readily get them, I'd most likely opt for a 60 band in EM, as I like (and require) a firm band to hold my breasts in place. The cups are both too shallow and too tall, but probably the best balance between the two, owing to my large disparity (I've worked out that in EM I need the height of a 60K and the depth of a 60M or comparable volumes, so this is in the middle).
Edit: I ended up taking the lace off the top of the cups, which was a fairly easy 15 minutes with an unpicker and made the bra a lot more low-key under tops. With band alterations, the straps were more centred and the band was more comfortable. I'm basically always happy with the durability of EM bras and this is no exception, still able to be worn on the loosest hook (post alteration) after several months of wear. The cups are too shallow, and so the wires dig in a bit with wear, but with my sizing dilemma, I didn't mind this as an uplift/cleavage bra until my breasts grew again, firmly sizing me out of this bra even without scooping. Read more 388 more words
This is an excellent T-shirt bra. Just the faintest hint of the lace at the top shows through a thin white T-shirt, and you have to be looking very closely to see even that much. It is very comfortable - so much so, in fact, that I have been able to wear it all day straight away rather than having to break it in.
The S Porcelanka is described as being for 'difficult' breasts on Ewa's website, which I think explains why the underwires come up higher on the sides, which is a feature I like very much, since I'm often wishing that the wires of my Cleo bras were just that little bit longer. It is different to most of Ewa's padded bras in that it doesn't have the 'cookies' for size correction, and I wish it did have them because it does gape a bit on my smaller side. I may sew one of the cookies that I don't use from my 3D Wodzianka into this one if I can be bothered.
I've had this bra in three different sizes now; one pre-pregnancy, one during, and one after. I've heard about strap placement being an issue on EMs before in larger cup sizes due to grading issues, but hadn't ever experienced it because I've never really been in the true G+ range. After a while the straps on this do start to chafe where they meet the cups and fall off my shoulders a bit. Otherwise this is a great bra, perhaps a little too open at the very top edge for me, but I often have to put up with that with a lot of lower fullness because I need to get enough depth there.
Although this bra is well-worn, the band remains impressively firm. The cotton cup lining is blissful. However, if I had more distance between my breasts and shoulders, the straps would be too short! For reference, I measure approximately 8.5" clavicle to nipple. The cups cause a bit of quad for both breasts. These cups feel slightly small. Although this is my first Eva Michalak, it will not be my last.
Bought used, so I don't have experience on how tight this was new, but dang! The band is much closer to 28 than 30 (the loosest set of eyes is now threatening to escape). There isn't enough depth right at the center near the gore for me, but that happens a lot. I think I actually need to size up a cup, even though I seem to be closer to a UK 30F than an FF.
The materials are very nice and comfortable, noting shiny except the cool little pendant at the gore. The vertical seem is fairly visible under a light t-shirt, but not so bad that I wouldn't wear it under slightly heavier material. The color was faded when I bought it, but I do like the muted tan. Hooks are closer together than my extenders, similar to the Panache Cleo 30F-32Es that I've experienced. I don't usually even notice the wires when I'm wearing an extender, which is unusual for me (yay! comfort!).