Well, I think I'm sold on Ewa Michalak and understand what all the fuss is about. The S Wiśniówka is my first EM, and I'm not disappointed, even though there are some minor fitting issues. Mostly because I believe these issues would be resolved by going down a cup size.
It's a very comfortable bra. It goes up into the armpits but not too high, and the gore doesn't come up too high or dig in. The cups appear to be a good width. The padded material on the inside of the cups is soft and not scratchy or stiff. The lace at the seams ...is soft and doesn't seem to be too obvious underneath clothing. The material of the cups is a nice change from, say, satin -- it has a more subtle effect. I also like that the band has three hooks. The straps are okay. I feel like if they were set any wider, it would be too much for my shoulders. Now, I ordered a 65GG (30GG) expecting that the band would be quite firm, but I found that not to be the case. I had to use the tightest hooks right away.
As for the shape, well. Are you ready for some uplift? Because you'll get it with this bra. Yowsers.
I experience some gapping at the top of the cups when I first wore it, especially when I wasn't sitting up straight. Strangely enough, it seemed like my slightly larger breast had more gapping issues. I scooped and swooped rather aggressively, and filled out the cups, but it seemed like as my boobs settled, then the gapping issues came up again. However, it wasn't obvious under a shirt. The second time I wore it, I seemed to fill it out more? I will definitely update this review after I sport my PMS boobs in this bra, because it may turn out to be the perfect PMS bra https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
[UPDATE]: It's been a few days and I've worn it a couple of more times. I have to say it's fitting better than when I first got it. Maybe the cups are molding more to the shape of my boobs or there is a breaking in period, but the gapping issue has definitely diminished. Plus, dear god is this a comfortable bra. brb ordering all the EMs lol just jk only not really D; Read more 297 more words
Review as close set, full-on-top breast shape who is around a 28HH UK (underbust 28, bust 39.5-40.5) in size. This is a well-constructed, good quality, and great supportive bra that gives a rounded profile from the side which I love; it was reminiscent of the Cleo's and Freya Deco I could wear in my older 30GG size.
This size is too small for me. It fits the smaller right side but not the larger left at all sadly so the 65HH fits better. I also had wrinkling in the cup underneath that I believe is the 'orange in a glass' effect with a little spare wire space at the sides but no more than 0.5cm.
The band also ran a little tight me despite being a true 28 band, although the cup size being too small may have distorted this opinion.
Same issues as I had with the S-Iwette. Loved it in theory. The band was very firm, and I liked the shape it gave me. It really pulled in from the side and projected well. Wires were the perfect width. I did have a problem with the center gore digging in at the bottom after a full day of wear. Tried it one more time, but just couldnt take it after a few hrs. Although I loved the look, I wasn't a huge fan of the "jiggle" up top, which was exacerbated by the cup being too small. The wings were WAY too low for me and made the armpit fat look much worse, but I think that could be better if I had a proper size. All in all I'd be willing to give it another shot in the correct size, but wouldn't hold out too much hope.
Runs fairly true to size, in both bands and cups. I think I'm a 30K at the moment and it's slightly too small, but I don't get overspill - more the cups shift down slightly throughout the day. I think a 30K would be a better fit. The wires are the narrowest I've ever seen in this size. They're about the same height as PL wires, but they hit further forwards (more on my front than under my arms), so they don't irritate my armpit. The straps are slightly more central than on the PL, so they sit flat and don't irritate. I've written an in-depth review and comparison of the S and PL bras on my blog, for anyone who wants more detail.
This bra is actually really comfortable. It boosts my boobs waaaaay up and provides great support. Sadly this causes an extreme shape under clothes. It actually makes me look like I've gained a few cup sizes.
Also, the seam between the bottom part of the cup and the top part of the cup causes a bit of a cone shape. I wonder if this would soften with washing. Either way, the boob boosting properties of this bra is not for the lighthearted. I find it even more extreme than either the PL, CHP, or CH style. This is also another bra (yay!) where I don't get any wrinkling at the bottom of the cups.