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
Finally I'm reviewing this. I previously tried the 75K - Ewa Michalak » Sf Gładzioch Beż (849) and the cups felt too roomy and big for me, it wasn't as supportive. The band was also a bit big. So I decided to get another in 70K. This bra fits me quite well. The band is snug and tight (but not too tight) at the loosest hooks. The cups fit me well, there is no gaping. I really love how projected and round the shape is from the side and how narrow my boobs look from the front. They are not outside of my body like in ...some known east-west fitting bras. I even think that it makes me look smaller from the front, like I'm 2-3 kg less heavy. From the side it makes my boobs look a bit more round and full than some other bras. I think that 70K is the best size for me in this bra. Maybe a 75JJ would have been working too.
I love the color, it's perfect for my skin tone. Also the issues I had with the strap lenght are not so bad anymore. I still wear them on the loosest setting possible but they don't hurt me. I think it's because the band in this 70K is tighter and does more work than it did in the 75K and so the straps don't dig in as much. I still think that I could not do with any shorter straps in this bra. The wires usually don't hurt me too much which is a good thing. The only thing that could hurt a bit at the end of the day is the elastic edge on band, it does dig in quite a bit. The band itself is a stretchy lace and feels comfy but the elastic edge feels a bit tight.
The other "issue" I have is that the bra is a bit too open on top and the gore a bit too low to fully contain my boobs. Let me explain: so If I put on the bra everything is in place and If I don't run in this bra everything will stay in place but with wear my boobs move a bit more to the center and try to overflow the gore a bit. It does not look like real quadboob because there is the stretchy lace containing them. But the lace is very soft and stretchy and does not really hold my boobs too well. Also there is more "upper boob jigging" when I walk in this bra than in my very tall Bravissimo bras. Read more 331 more words
First try with the SF bra for me. I really like the quality of the bra! The material is amazing, super soft and silky. The wires are super narrow!The straps are wide which is a plus. I expected it to be different, more like a padded bottom half and a flimsy top half but I got confused that it said it's a half padded bra on the website.
When I put it on for the first time, I was shocked because it fits so well! I mean no quadboob and also not obviously being too big in cup. Band also fitted just like it should. The wires are not ...too wide for once! The cups are really tall on this style but I think it's necessary to the boobs are fully supported despite the stretchy lace part. Also I do really like how deep the cups are and the space at the gore is just right (usually bras are too shallow there).
6 years in bra fitting thought me that bras can be mean and more than I few times I removed tags on a bra that fitted when trying on, only to find out it does not work when wearing it for a full day. So I decided to wear the bra for a few hours around the house. The more I walked around the more I felt the band riding up at the middle of my back where the straps meet the bra. I could not understand that because that band should fit me according to measurements. I felt the weight on my shoulders and straps were cutting in and leaving red marks. Then I decided to close it on second set of hooks and too loosen the straps a lot. It helped some but I removed the bra then.
Today I put the bra on quickly and made the straps as loose as possible. I still only can fit 2 fingers under them and not a full hand (I know this is done to check if a band is too big but I can apply this to straps too, they should not be too tight). I think it's super weird because it's almost like the straps don't adjust long enough. I can't remember ever having that issue with a bra? I wonder if I overcompensate something weird in the fit when loosing the straps so much? Or are these straps just really short? I need to compare to my other bras and edit here later. On the other side there wasn't more gaping in the cups when I loosened the straps so I did not overcompensate a too small cup by loosing the straps. I go on about this issue because I don't understand it. I wonder If I should try a 70K... Read more 357 more words
The first EM bra that I ever tried was this one- in size 70G-and it was much too big in both band and cup. I loved the simplicity of it though. It seemed like a great "workhorse" bra for every day working and running around with my kids.
After trying several BM styles in a 65FF (and busting out of them) and CHP and SM in 65G and having nearly perfect fit, I decided to take another stab at this style - in a 65G - during the Boxing Day Sale.
I am 90% pleased with this bra. I don't think I am going to get perfect due to ...having one breast that is bigger and lower than the other (yes, even after having corrective surgery for taming, that girl is still pushing her friend around lol)
What don't I like?
I don't like wrinkling in the bottom of the cup. But, it seems that everyone gets it in Sf styles, even Gosia.
I don't like the little lip that the mesh creates at the top of the cup. It's not evident when I stand straight and I'd rather have that than quadding.
The band is TTS - just a slight stretch and it easily fastens on the loosest hook.
The straps are pretty with embroidery and adjust all the way up. Good for me, as I have short roots. Read more 118 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
Hard to explain how lovely this bra looks. Most elegant and vavavoom beige bra I've ever owned. I purchased bras one band size up and one cup size up from my long time 65JJ size after gaining weight, with mixed results. This bra seems just too similar in fit to my 65JJ Sfs. It will work, however.
This is my first SF and I think that this may be the first beige bra I've ever owned. Usually they are so tan that it isn't a nude on me so I never saw the point. But this bra is very light and I think it fits my skin tone almost perfectly. It's not just a plain basic bra either, I actually find it quite beautiful and like kinda sexy? It reminds me of what a really classy pinup would wear. I read another review that compared it to a sophisticated silk wedding dress and I agree with that too.
It also fits me nearly perfect, so ...that also may also be why I like it so much. The band is a tiny bit tight compared to others in this size but I think it will be perfect after a few wears and I plan on losing a little weight anyway so I don't want it to run on the larger side. The wires are perfect and encase my breasts exactly. The gore tacks very hard and is kind of almost going into my sternum, but I have a slightly deformed rib cage and have this problem a lot. I don't see it being to much of an issue with this bra, I think it will loosen up and the little piece of twisted fabric covering the gore actually adds a lot of comfort. The shape is really nice. I think it a little more rounded and minimized than the bm, and is similar to the sm. My favorite part is the support that this thing gives me, holy cow! The fabric kind of suction cupped around my boobs like cling wrap or something, They are perfectly encased and supported from all angles and I love it. Read more 190 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).