Very first impression - this could be a great thing!
Fit - I wear a 32 band in Panache but a 75 band in EM because sometimes they run tight - yeah, this runs tight. I can fasten this on the loosest hook, whereas most 75s I tighten right away on the 2nd hook, and soon on the 3rd. Definitely consider going up a band for this.
This is supposed to be a roomier cup - but not so much, for me? Well, my BMs occasionally quad a little on my bigger side, too - but this was a small day. I'm hoping it ...will stretch out a little - and I failed to try it with a shirt to see if the quadding is visible - but definitely there was a small amount of quadding on my bigger side.
Note - some pics are taken in the mirror and some are not, but the red tag is on my larger side in all pictures.
I did loosen the straps a bit to accommodate my slight quadding. Now, i'm short (5'2, almost) but my breasts are low-set . . these straps are almost all the way let out. Could be an issue for tall people who dont have very high-set breasts.
Fabric, as other reviewers mention, is definitely thicker and stiffer than, for example, the fabric in my BMs (which are all single-layer BMs). It feels coarser than my beloved Floris, possibly thicker. I do like a firm fabric. The stretchy fabric on the top portion of the cup is very light and sheer feeling - almost like tights? The cloth is doubled over so the top of the cup is basically a fold, which obviously can cut in a bit.
The buttons kinda freak me out - i want to unbutton them lol. But I suppose they are interesting!
Definitely high and round. Really curious how this will hold up over time. Read more 227 more words
First bra that has ever supported my breasts without collapsing under the weight of them and still be a regular bra not a "support " bra with a shelf built in the lower cup ..so yeah .
It's a peachy color for some reason I thought it looked off white in pictures but that must have been wishful thinking I have beige bra issues lol I have to say ewa does neutral very well offering several shades that are appealing not just that yucky bandaid color most come in .
It really firm band with little give with a layer of powerknit(techsheen) over a layer of power net .... So this is definitely firm . The cups are a stable tricot laminated to sheer stable cup lining it looks like creating a very firm and non stretch cup . There is no mechanical give at all so no droop or sag as the day goes on. Though the fabric feels thick it's not hot to wear in this summer weather. The upper cup is power mesh folded over . The straps are a shiny satin look with very little stretch. Small buttons on the gore and on each strap . .
Fit .. I find that the cup measured a bit smaller than I expected so I get a bit of quadding . The band fits as I expected but had I wear an extender to get more room in the cup . I will buy this bra again ..but probably one cup up , maybe two . With no give in the band or cups you need to be spot on . All in all a great bra one you can put on and wear all day , makes me think about trying the fb line .
Wow, I love this bra! Even though my experience with Ewa Michalak bras was fairly limited up to this point (having only tried PL and S styles), I decided to take a chance on this brand new style, and I'm so glad I did! This is one of the best fitting bras I've had in a long time.
First, the construction: The cups are a stiffer, non-stretch material on the bottom, with 2 vertical seams. One seam is pretty much in the center of the cup, and the other is a little bit closer to the gore. The top part of the cup is a stretch mesh, with ...no seam or embellishment at the very top of the cup, so it lays nice and flat - perfect for my tall roots and FoT shape. I can wear a 30 or a 32 UK band, depending on the stretch and I feel this band is perfect for me on the loosest hook. There are 4 sets of hooks, so combined with the fairly firm band, I should get a long time of wear from this bra. The straps are fully adjustable.
Onto the fit: Almost perfect! The gore is a soft tack, but the support is great. The cups are deep enough by the gore to accommodate my center fullness. And, as I mentioned before, the top of the cup lays nice and flat. I wore this to an outdoor art festival in the heat, and it was comfortable and kept my boobs from being a sweaty mess. The pictures I posted are after wearing the bra for 14 hours, and I didn't have to make any major adjustments all day. Any redness around the straps is not due to strap irritation, it's actually sunburn from apparently not applying sunblock well enough by my bikini straps (oops!).
Long story short, this bra is a wonderful feat of bra engineering! I will definitely be getting it in black, and I hope EM makes it in other colors/patterns! Read more 228 more words
My shape: Projected, narrow, shorter roots, even/functionally full on bottom, soft tissue. Cleo Lily fits me best.
I'm currently about a 30G, and I'd say this bra fits pretty close to that, although the stretch lace across the top might work for a 30GG?
I've avoided stretch lace Ewa bras until now because I've always gotten in-cup quadding with stretch lace in other brands (I imagine because I have very soft tissue). I'm happy to say that I don't get any in-cup quadding in this!
Unfortunately, the straps cut into my tail of spence (as do most EM's on me), and I'm getting some wrinkling at the bottom of the cups (the wires may be too wide and/or the wrong shape).
I was very excited to try this new style, and overall I'm quite satisfied with it. Here's some (hopefully) helpful info for those of you considering this new style: -The band runs tight! I've found that while I generally wear a 28, for some EM I can wear a 60, while other models I need a 65. I definitely would need a 65 in this model--with this 60 I have to wear a full 4 hook extender, which makes the straps far too wide for comfort. -The shape the bra gives reminds me more of the S shape than the SM or BM shapes. My breasts are very centered and ...the profile is very projected and rounded, with a bit of a peak. I personally prefer the rounded, slightly minimized appearance of the SMs, but for those of you who are S fans, you'll probably love this shape. -The bottom half of the cups are a sturdy fabric, but aren't lined or padded in anyway. The top of the cups is a very stretchy tulle like fabric. It's so stretchy, in fact, that I wonder if I wore a size smaller if I would get a more rounded shape--but in reality it would probably be too small on me. -This fits in the same size I wear in SM and BM--for S's I take a size larger Read more 117 more words
I love this bra. I will buy it in every color Ewa makes!
Previously, my only experience with Polish bras was trying on a handful of padded Comexims and Ewa Michalaks. This is my first unpadded Polish bra. I really like the rounded shape the padded bras gave me, but they kind of felt like armor since I wasn't used to wearing that much padding. This bra is the best of both worlds! It gives me a great rounded shape, but it's all me, no padding.
I just wore this for an eight hour workday, and it was comfortable all day long. The band is a little snug, ...but I'm sure it will be fine after a few wears, and I don't think I would want to make it any longer. I caught myself looking in any reflective surface I walked by today, hoping to get a glimpse of my awesome profile.
The bra it self is basic but pretty. It's a very shiny net on the bottom portion of the cup with tulle on the top. The tulle is very soft and is completely flat. There are cute little button adornments at the gore and tops of the cups, which is a nice change of pace from bows.
I think the straps might be a problem for someone that is taller than me, since I have a very short torso and they are basically completely extended. So that's something to keep an eye on.
This bra is a marvel of engineering, I don't know how she does it. I'm excited to try some of her other unpadded styles. Read more 164 more words
The lower part of the cup is a very stiff unlined fabric without any give. The band is tighter than expected, even after sizing up due to other reviews. There are small button accents on the gore and each strap, which I prefer over the typical bows. The straps have a decorative design embroidered on them which makes them stiff and not as stretchy as I'm used to from Ewa. It has the four part cup construction that is very supportive. I think with time and an extender breaking in the band would make it more comfortable, but it is at least a cup size too small for me.
After going on a crazy Ewa spending spree, I realized that I don't have a beige bra to wear under white shirts! I ordered this one from Levana Bratique; it came very quickly, which was awesome. (Ordered it on a Thursday and it came the following Monday, through USPS first class. I was pretty impressed!) Unfortunately, though it fits in the band and the gore, just like the other SF styles I have, the top of the cup didn't lay flat on my chest. I had a feeling the double layer of tulle would do that, but I wanted to test it out, just in case. I'm going ...to return this for a different BM or SF style in a beige color (probably the Apricot, since I have pale skin) with the stretch lace tops, since I have a lot of success with those styles. Other than my personal fit issues, the bra is quite lovely! It's a plain, elegant sort of beige bra, with little button details on the top of the straps and on the gore. It's well made, like all Ewa bras, and quite comfortable. I don't know if the tulle fabric along the top edge of the cup is what makes it so, but the cups seems slightly bigger. (I had gaping at the top.) Read more 110 more words
I have narrow roots, center fullness, and soft tissue, and this bra suits me pretty well. The band however seems to be quite snug. I usually wear a 30, sometimes 32 in UK bands, and if I ordered this bra again I would probably size up again to 75F. I get angry, long lasting red marks from the underwires if I wear this bra for a full day, and it feels a little constricting. I like the shape it gives me, and I don't have many bras with nursing clips (this is the nursing/KM version of this bra) so I still wear it but usually pad my sternum and under-boob area for comfort.
The cups run large. Unpadded ewa michalak styles seem to run ~1-1.5 cup sizes larger than padded styles. And if you're in between cup sizes I would recommend choosing the smaller size in this bra, because the stretch mesh at the tops of the cups stretches well, but wrinkles noticeably if you're a little small.