I am in love with this bra! It’s not what I ordered, though. I bought Syrena in the new M model in 60FF, mainly because I could get a 60 band without special ordering. Something got mixed up, and instead I received S Syrena in the same size. It turned out to be a lucky accident really, since the M cut would have been probably too small for me, as it was described as shallow.
This is my second bra from Ewa Michalak after my “test bra” 65FF - Ewa Michalak » S Orzechowa Pralinka (711) , which was loose in the band and had a bit ...of gaping at the top of the cups as well. I was afraid that the 60FF would be too small, but it fits quite perfectly! With the pads in I get quadboob, but I prefer not to wear extra pads anyway. All pictures are taken without the pads.
Syrena is just incredibly beautiful. The combination of emerald green, navy, and fuchsia is really unique and works so well. It’s difficult to capture the colors in photos (especially since I barely get any daylight during January in Finland), but they are very rich in person. I love everything about the way this bra looks, even the black and pink “Ewa Michalak” logo next to the cup. The bra feels very soft and comfortable. It gives a great cleavage and shape without being too over-the-top. Cups fit well, and the wires are quite perfect. The center gore seems to be low enough for my close-set breasts, and it even tacks. The gore is quite narrow as well: the wire channels are slightly overlapping at the top. The only moderate fit issue really is that the band feels slightly loose on my 66cm/26 inch ribcage. Luckily there are 4 rows of hooks! I think I would ideally need a 55 band from Ewa Michalak, unless the band runs super tight.
I also got the Syrena thong in size 36. I think it fits true to size and is just as beautiful as the bra. The cut is flattering and super comfortable. Also, the big bow at the back is really cute.
Overall, this might be my best fitting bra yet. Dammit, my bra budget will be ruined since I now want everything from Ewa Michalak! Read more 281 more words
Here is the beautiful, and much coveted, S Syrena. Aka the mermaid bra. And it’s mine now. ALL MINE!! It’s been discontinued for a while now, but I’ve seen it in blogs like Big Cup Little Cup and it’s been on my mind since I first saw it. I love the colours and the eyelashe lace and everything...sigh.
So, I never actually thought that I’d ever be able to actually own it, and I’d be coveting it for the rest of my life. But in the last year of my time on this site, I’ve made friends with other members who are close in size (and sometimes shape) to ...me. Earlier this year, I received 2 bras from Sonya to try, as they were cuts and sizes that I had not tried before. They were learning bras, with the option to buy if I had wanted. After quite some deliberation, I sent both back, and included my 28G Cleo Lily parrot print, because it was just too tight for me, and the fit wasn’t good once I added the full extender. Sniff. But her rib cage is smaller than mine, and our shapes are similar, so I swapped it for the Syrena here. I had to wait until after I tried the 65G S bras that I’d had sent to me because the 65FF CHP XOXO she sent me to try was borderline small. In addition to the Syrena, I purchased the 65FF PL Milady (review to come).
So, the 65Gs fit a bit big for me without the cookies, but decently with the cookies when I got them mid February. This led me to want to try the Syrena in 65FF as I don’t really like to wear the cookies to make the bra fit. I need as much depth at the wire as I can get, and the cookies remove some of the immediate depth. I’m ok with the cookies on special occasions for the oomph factor, but it’s not a daily wear preference. And given that the S cut is not as deep at the wire as other cuts, I really don’t want to sacrifice the room.
As mentioned, I’m pendulous/projected and need immediate depth. My tissue, is soft and malleable which is sometimes tricksy. Roots are average to narrow width, average to tallish, but since the tissue is soft, it’s also a bit shallow or deflated, and therefore functionally short and full on bottom, even though I’m actually a bit more even (I’m just not very full and even). Supported, I’m much more close set than I appear unsupported, and I’m fairly center full. The S cut gore is a short one, but not as short as PL, and I find that it’s a bit more closed on top compared with the CHP, which makes it a good fit for short roots.
Let’s talk about the visuals...mermaid bra is mermaid bra. The base of the cups are teal with navy lace over top. The vertical seam ribbon cover is also navy, but the horizontal one is teal, which matches the straps, and the side wing seam cover too. Navy eyelash lace appears over the teal cup above the teal seam ribbon. The band is navy with a strip of teal contrast at the bottom. As mentioned, the straps are covered in the teal satiny crinkle ribbon, and covers a good portion of the straps, and therefore render the straps only partially adjustable. In my case, I feel like I have no problem with this. The ribbon section is pretty stretchy, and I have enough room to adjust, but some others might find it a problem. And now let’s talk about the hot pink bows. They’re always seem to be brought up in reviews and I will do the same. I have mixed feelings about them. I do like the contrast colour and I think that it’s a nice match to the colours of this bra. But I’m not sure if I am on board with the oversized bow at the gore. I think it’s a bit crushed between my boobs. The tiny ones on the straps seem ok, though I typically don’t like strap bows at all. All said, it’s a visually stunning bra, and it deserves all the coveting it gets.
Now onto the fit. When it arrived, I was a few days shy of my period, and I had a bit of spilling, mostly on the center gore half of the cups. That said, at the same time, the 65G S fit without the cookies (I updated pics in my Mojito to show the difference)...so with that in mind, I assume that the spilling was simply from high tide swelling. Since then, the swelling has gone down a bit, but I still spill a little bit at the center. I know it’s at least partly my soft, center full tissue, but I don’t know if it’s also just a tad bit too small overall. I’m reverse scooping and it’s pretty good, but not perfect. The band is the thickest and firmest of all my Ewas...just at the lower end of my comfort range. I’m not sure if it’s the material or construction or what. I’ve tried to compare with my other Ewas and I can’t figure out what the difference is, but it is definitely different. The wires are nice and narrow, but I feel like I am slipping a little bit through the day. And they feel like they are digging in. I’m not sure if it’s a band related issue or not. I think it’s a touch too shallow for me, but it’s possible that it’s also just from being borderline small. I’m curious if I would fit the 70F any better/differently.
I’ve got lots of cleavage, and I feel like I am pretty front and center, and lifted. Side profile makes me feel like my boobs are bigger than they are. Very much a defined profile in a snugger top. Overall, it’s a beautiful bra, and I think that it’s a decent fit for me, but it’s not perfect. To be honest, I still kinda want to see how rachaelll’s 70F M Syrena fits. I think that I prefer the look of the S from the front, as a balconette style, but the PL is ultimately more comfortable, even though a bit tall cups. Am I glad that I have this? You betcha! But I admit that I am slightly underwhelmed by the overall fit. It looks good but does not fit as comfortably as I had hoped. I wore my 70E S Szykus a lot because it was so comfortable, despite being a size and a bit small. Which kind of makes me think about the 70F/FFs.
I’m grateful to Sonya for the trade, since it was not listed (I’d stalked her bradrobe and asked if I could swap the Lily for it). It’s really a beautiful bra, lives up to the mermaid name. I’ll update with more detailed pictures later. Read more 1068 more words
I've had this bra for a couple of months now and have just worn it. It's been in my drawer while I waited for, tried on, then sold a M Syrena in a 65F. I decided to keep the S cut. Both cuts are not ideal for me for different reasons. I decided S Syrena's specific imperfections were more comfortable for me and so she stays.
S Syrena is a padded balconette from 2015. Its name translates to "Siren" and it is a mermaid bra for sure. The cups are a shimmery emerald green covered in navy eyelash lace (the exact same lace as 65G - Comexim ...» Victoria Plunge (CUSTOM) actually. I also want to note that EM M Magique, Comexim Beauty, Comexim Sonia, and Comexim Rita are all the same lace in different colors). The bra band and straps are navy blue elastic and the seams are covered with shiny ribbon. Green on the horizontal, navy on the vertical. The green ribbon also trims out the wings and the front of the straps. The elastic on the interior of Syrena is green on the bottom. The bra is finished off with bright fuchsia bows. A big one at the gore, little ones at the straps.
The band on this is true to average for my Ewas. It is soft and comfortable. The band is wide and distributes tension well. I am on the loosest set of four eyes. The straps are fully adjustable. It takes a little bit of force to get the sliders over the seam of the ribbon, but they will pop over it. They are comfortable. Not too thin, not too stretchy, and not too wide set. The sliders stay in place and don't slip down with wear. The wires are narrow and not pokey. The cups themselves are where my issue with the S lies. In my size, they are not projected enough at the wire. Apex projection is awesome, but I don't need it there, I need it below. Because my roots are also short I cannot meet the top of the cup where all the room is. I need to use pads, which makes the wire space even shallower and not able to stay in my IMF. The wires don't get shoved down far enough to hurt during the day. They will hurt if I'm sitting too much, especially if my posture is poor, they will dig into my ribs. Ordinarily this is not something that I tolerate. With 50 bras in my house, there is no reason for me to. But, Syrena is gorgeous and almost made for me in her color scheme (also not possible to have made in my beloved CHP, which would solve all my problems). There are just some bras that are worth the compromise, to me Syrena is one of them.
The underwear, both the brief and the thong, I purchased in a 38. Because my last order ran so small I wanted to be cautious in my pick for sizes. I can fix too big, but I cannot fix too small. Luckily these are spot on. They are comfortable and don't pinch anywhere. They don't ride up or slide around. They're a moderate rise and the briefs are full coverage. The green panels in the front of both are a single layer of sheer fabric and they are both finished off with huge bows in the back. Read more 461 more words
I'm going to preface my next four reviews with a few points: -I ordered these bras at the BF sale, which was well over two months ago -my breasts have had a lot of growth lately -I knew, thanks to several BtB users and their suggestions (but I'd like to shout-out to Mamapagan for her phenomenal amount of help, time, and insights) that none of these bras would fit due to what Mamapagan and I are dubbing as the Teapot Effect.
Teapot Effect Explanation: Because my breasts are large, pendulous, and Omega shaped, it can be a little difficult to gauge one's correct size. So while it may seem like a too-small ...bra works, it still has some somewhat manageable fit issues. My breasts can "fit" into a J cup just fine, right? But here's what's really happening. The cup is lifting only a portion of my tissue (important to remember the REST of my tissue isnt even in the cup) which still gives me that signature EM rounded look. But the cups soon begin to sag under the weight of my breasts. In turn, this causes my band to slide up my back and the underwires on my bras to slide down and dig into my ribcage. Finally, my excess tissue that was never in the cup to begin with, starts to escape from the tops of my cups, much like pouring tea from a teapot. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Onwards to the review!
The bra was too small. Plain and simple. I found it amusing how that bow we were all joking about looks tiny in between my cleavage. This is my third time owning Syrena, and it's just way too small. The materials are so beautiful. It's honestly just a lovely color combo. Read more 185 more words
I love the aesthetics of the Serena (AKA the mermaid bra). The combination of deep green and navy blue, mesh lace overlay, eyelash lace, ruched straps... so pretty! I'm not so sure about the magenta bows, though. This fits like a typical 60G in the cups. I've gained a bit of weight, so I have slight quadding on my larger side, but still a pretty good fit. And I have every intention of losing 5 lbs LOL. I do find the band to be super stretchy and fit more like a 65 than a 60. Even on the tightest hooks, it is a little too loose, so I will probably take it in a little.
This is a flat-out gorgeous bra - iridescent teal with a navy overlay and orchid bows.
The fit isn't great for me. The band is too firm; 70 is supposedly the equivalent of UK32 but this fits more like a firm 30 or even a stretchy 28. The cups are too big for me; my old S models in 70FF were noticeably too small so I went ahead and skipped up 2 cup sizes, but I guess Ewa Michalak cups have more difference between them than I expected!
I also think I may be going off the 'S' shape, it's not quite as comfy for me as the unlined models such as BM. You have to fit the shape perfectly, which I maybe don't anymore. They have a very even, round shape where I'm more pointed in the apex, maybe? It's a shame because they're cotton-lined, which is super-rare in a fitting bra, and they're great for T-shirts and stuff because they have their own structure.
I LOVE this bra so much! I call it my "mermaid" bra lol. The navy blue, emerald green, and magenta work perfectly together. The fit is amazing! Not all of my S bras fit the same (I have 6 at the moment… two more on the way!) and I love the fit of this one. The cups are about .25" taller than some of my other S bras and the cups feel a little deeper too. I would say that the fit is very similar to the Glamour, which is great because that is currently my favorite bra that I own. I highly recommend this S style! It's gorgeous, super comfortable, and the silhouette/lift that it gives is amazing! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />