This bra has the same fit as your typical S style bra: breasts brought to the center and really uplifted. I do notice the peak of the cup is slightly more pointed than my other S bras, but that could be due to the starchiness of the new bra as I have not washed it yet. The color is a dark navy blue lace over a beige base. The center jewel is very pretty and a refreshing change over the signature giant bows. The straps are fully adjustable. The band feels fairly stretchy to to me. Overall the bra is very beautiful and I'm quite happy with it.
This bra is added for data purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database, but since I did measure it, I decided to add it anyway. ☺
The S Szafirek is a padded balconette style bra in a Royal Blue with beige backing. The cups are lightly foam lined plus they had removable pads that are labeled by EM for the correction of asymmetry. The pockets for the pads in this bra are sewn completely into the bottom of the cup, unlike the CHP style which is only sewn on the curve of the wire and not ...across the depth of the cup.
I purchased this bra used to try the brand out first, so keep this in mind when reviewing the measurements, as they may not be completely accurate.
The band measures 25” to a max of 37” with 3 hooks and 4 rows of eyes.
The cup depth measures 12” (as measured by hovering the cup between the knees and placing the tape measure into the cup without any resistance) and stretches to 14” over the knee without the cookies. The cup construction consists of 4 sections -3 vertical parts to the bottom with 1 horizontal part on the top and a pocket for the removable pads at this size.
The cups need more upper fullness than I have to fill them out without the pads, but if the gore tacked as tightly as my other bras/dug into my squishy sternum, I would quadboob.
The wires are about an inch away from my breast root and seem to be very bendy to a certain extent-- the wire width can squish down to just over 5.75 inches or stretch as far as 6.75 inches just from being put on the first hook to try on. The band is slightly stretchier than I would like and I can comfortably wear it on the second hook after two months of owning it.
None of these things are particularly uncomfortable and this is my go-to for the level of comfort and the amazing and up-front shape (despite the weird wires!) it provides.
EM S / SM bras are the best fit for me, and this one is no exception. Szafirek is made of stiffer material than S Fresh, so while it gives slightly stronger support than Fresh (not that Fresh is lacking in that department), it doesn't stretch to accommodate slight fluctuations in breast size like Fresh does. During certain parts of the month my bigger breast starts to bulge out slightly after a few hours of wear, but it's not noticeable through clothes.
As usual, EM's band lengths are a crapshoot- this one is too tight (I can close it, but I can't wear it comfortably without an extender).