BUTTONS! The detail on this is BUTTONS and I love it! Not too feminine for me, nice and narrow, lifts!
This review is for the Ewa Michalak SF Czarny Gładzioch in 70G EU (32G UK), color Black. My ABTF size is 32G/GG UK.
Band: * Very tight. This fits like a 30. Has 3 hooks by 4 columns.
Wires: * Very narrow at 5.5 inches wide in the 70G.
Cups: * 4 part cup, with 2 vertical seams. The bottom is standard knitwear. The top is elastic tulle.
Straps: * The straps are fully adjustable and have a nice embroidery pattern on them in black on black.
Fabric: * The fabric is very comfortable, ...no chafing at all.
Hardware: * The hardware is matching black and it has button details.
About me: very close set (breasts touch), very narrow roots, very projected at the wire, full on bottom, short roots, soft tissue, significant rib flares, narrow shoulders.
* The band is VERY small. I had to wear an extender. I think this 70 fits like a 30. * The wires are wonderfully narrow at this size. * The gore tacks HARD. I can wear it but it's never going to let me forget it's there. The wires are as narrow as could be at .75 inches. I really need to overlap the wires but I can't bear to wreck the button detail! * The cups are GREAT for my short roots, full on bottom. I do have some wrinkling at the wire, but I can't blame it on projection since this is a Ewa. I do have "flatt-ish" roots so I think the wire is just too much of a capital U shape for me. I need to look into swapping the wires for an Emerald Erin in Carmen if I can get the right height. * The straps are plenty long enough and fully adjustable. * The sides are a comfortable height for me.
OVERALL IMPRESSION * I'm counting this as a win! I'll try to get it in a 75FF for an even better fit, but with an extender this is a keeper for me. And my first 'bra that fits.'
P.S. I totally lied on the "set a fit" because I need to show this as "it fits." The truth is the issues are: band too small, gore too wide, can't fill bottom of cups. Read more 275 more words
SF Czarny Gładzioch is a smooth lace free SF style bra in all black. The material is silky smooth with a shiny instead of matte appearance. As with all the SFs, the upper section is stretchy allowing for asymmetry and variation in size. In this size (60L) the cup construction consists of 3 lower sections with two vertical seams, an upper horizontal stretch tulle section above the horizontal seam, and the Ewa signature outer wedge that connects the straps to the cups securely. The SF style is not padded, but the bottom of the cup is stiffened for more support.
I ordered this bra (along with the other 4) ...from MagdaBras4you. If you have not had the pleasure of ordering from her yet, I strongly recommend it. Her service is impeccable!
As for fit, the band is super comfy on the tightest hook set, with the gore being a hair under 2 fingers off my sternum. The cups are otherwise smooth and dreamy. Like with both my smooth brown SFs I have, this one is also super comfortable and I love the look, fit, and feel of it. As with the others within this order, my only complaint would be the thinner straps, but those are not a deal breaker on these bras. They are still wearable and comfortable, just not the quality as I’m used to.
This is officially my last Ewa bra review! I am taking a bra buying hiatus, and if I have the will power (& my size doesn’t change), I won’t be buying any more bras for 4 years. I do have one more bra (Decent Exposures) on the way, which will be more of a temptation to buy in the near future than Ewa at this point. I have a good solid stock of both SF and BMs which are my favorite styles, so I am not in need of any more wired bras. I could on the other hand use a few more wireless for both day and night, as who doesn’t need a good lounge and sleep bra? I prefer to only wear a bra once before putting it in the wash, so a few more wireless are quite tempting……
Now for the technical aspect: All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.
The band measures 21.75” and stretches to a max of 27.15”. It has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 12.5” 2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 15”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure. Read more 479 more words
I know I said I said I'd wait for a full day of wearing it before writing a review, but apparently when it comes to sharing bra news, I'm impatient. So I'll add info if there's anything additional to add when I wear it for a full day.
So this bra works as an everyday staple. It's solid black and the lower half is made of a thicker material, that (to me) feels similar to the material on the bravissimo's sports bra. It's not quite the same. But they're similar in terms of thickness and stiffness (it's not too stiff but it does have some structure to it). It ...also has two vertical seams. The upper half consists of a folder over stretchy tulle. Now as much as a like the concept, what happens to me when I wear it, is that the top of that fold forms a little lip that prints through. So your mileage will vary on how you feel about that.
The maximum and minimum cup depth were recorded at 14.3 inches and 12.5 inches respectively. I had entered the maximum cup depth in the measurement table. he maximum cup depth was measured by stretching the cup over the knee and the minimum cup depth by hovering the cup between the knees and hanging the tape measure and recording that value. The band measures 23 inches not stretched and 28.8 inches stretched.
This bra has a few details such as a button at the gore and straps, as well as flower pattern on the straps, that takes it a step above basic. It really is a wonderful looking bra and quite comfortable at that.
The material is smooth against the skin and I have not found it to be itchy. As with other 65/30 bands, I hook it up on the second tightest hook and it could go tighter. Unfortunately, as it regards the cups there is some quadding on my larger side and a small bit on the smaller one.On a side note I just realised that one of the side pics may have made it look larger that it really is, due to the quadding on my larger side (it's behind the smaller one) and the lighting. So I'll make a note there.
I also feel like the gap between the straps and the body are more noticeable on this one, in comparison to the BMs. The gore doesn't lie flat either..it's maybe about half a finger - to a finger away from the sternum.
That being said, I really like this bra. I like the feel of it and the rounded shape it gives. So while this one is a miss. I don't count it that way.
Sometime in the future I'll probably try and SF again, but in a larger cup size and see how that works. The next on my to-buy list though, is the brownie bra. Read more 372 more words
Initial thoughts, will update later after wearing for longer. Liking this bra a lot so far! The band is definitely firmer than my 70G - Ewa Michalak » Chp Lawenda (588) , which has a very comfy, stretchy band, but the cups fit better in this one. This bra is great if you’re very FoB, like me! The top part is soft and stretchy, so it fits both my larger and smaller sides nicely. Cup-wise, this is probably the best-fitting bra I have now, so I’ll be wearing it with an extender for a while and hope it stretches a bit. Sizing up (sister size 75FF - ...Ewa Michalak » Sf Czarny Gładzioch (866) ) did not help and just exacerbated my usual fit issues— notably, wrinkling at the bottom, gaping at the top. This bra has some very cute details like a little fabric embellishment at the gore, and I’m always a sucker for bras with buttons instead of bows! If the band is comfier with an extender, I’ll probably pick up a few others and these will be my daily wear summer bras. Read more 77 more words
Another round of EM bras to try! These are all what I could find in my sizes for sale in the US, do somewhat limited. All of the 75Fs on these have three hooks instead of the 2 on the SF Iris, which I prefer but I think it kinda wierd?? All are without extenders, like the Iris I feel like I'm between a 75 and an 80 band.
I know the black sometimes has a different fit but this is the color they had available. I thought maybe smaller cup would reduce wrinkling at the top? And it did. It also sits right where is should on my ...root width. But now I've got this wrinkling/folding at the bottom of the cup, so this may be too small in that regard. The band is definitely snug and I would need an extender on this. I also feel like the straps cut into my tail of spense area a bit, and it seems kinda oddly proportioned to my body but I've also been wearing more fill coverage so maybe that's me.
Again I'm getting myself confused. I feel like this is uncomfortable enough because of the straps that's it's a no, but other than the bottom cup wrinkling I love how it hugs my breasts... Read more 105 more words
Sigh— cups are okay, but the band is just far too tight, especially with only two hooks. It’s a lovely, well-made bra though, and though I will most likely sell this one eventually, I am keeping the 70G - Ewa Michalak » Sf Czarny Gładzioch (866) which fit me much better!
MY SHAPE: Narrow, projected, short roots, close set, center full, even fullness (not FOT or FOB)
FIT: The fit is lovely! Uplifted, round, gathered front and center. The double layer of stretch tulle at the top of the cup does its job very well; there is not even a hint of quad on my larger side or gap on my smaller side. I find it amazing how this soft cup bra can give me such a structured shape. Allows plenty of room at the wire for immediate depth and my center fullness. My only issue here - which seems to be common to all my SF bras - is ...that the straps are on the verge of being too short, and that's saying something since I'm a short-torsoed gal. If you need long straps, steer clear.
APPEARANCE/QUALITY: It's tough to photograph a solid black bra! I love the clean lines here, and the buttons used as decoration; it's a nice change from prissy floral lace and bows/jewels. This feels almost menswear-inspired.
OVERALL: It's no secret that the SF is my very favorite style of bra. This one is a workhorse, it'll be my go-to black bra, especially in warmer weather. Read more 89 more words