Angels. They are singing as clouds are holding up my boobs. Amazing quality in this bra that EM is known for; sexy sheer lace that seems somewhat vintage, bling charm in the middle, and a great round shape. I wasn't sure what kind of shape this would give, since my only other EM (65F - Ewa Michalak » S Ptyś) is more in-your-face, but this one is quite different, and very nice. Look out Cleo Lucy, there's another sheer, round shaping bra in the drawer...
Update: Wore it all day today. Is a bra this amazing legal? I think I may have to restrict all future bra ...purchases to EM SM bras. Then, I can alternate them with my 32E - Cleo » Lucy (5851)'s and have awesome boobs 7 days a week. Throw in 30E - Freya » Taylor (4971) and S Ptyś for cleavage and variety, and I'm set for life.
Update to the update: I have found a flaw with this bra! Under a thin, light colored shirt, it shows through as white lines. Of course, the shirt is so thin and light, my areolas showed through both this bra and the shirt as dark spots. Makes me wonder what designers are thinking when they pick shirt fabrics more than anything. Read more 110 more words
So this bra has been languishing in my drawer for months, due to it's terrible fit. Same issues that can be seen in a handful of other user's pictures here: tons of gaping at the top of the cup, a weird sort of orange in a glass effect at the bottom with the lace all distorted, and a simultaneously saggy and pointy appearance.
Not to rehash strapgate all over again BUT... I moved the straps inward and the difference in fit, appearance and support is ridiculous. So much better. Where there was tons of gaping before, I actually get some quadboob now. The shape is more subtly rounded and the weirdness happening at the bottom of the cup is pretty much gone. I think I could stand to have a bit more immediate projection in the cup but it's not glaringly apparent.
Is this a perfect fit? No. But it's wearable and now I know the strap alteration works on the lacy bras.
UPDATE: After Strapgate (lol), I've come to the conclusion that this bra does NOT fit as intended. The cup is too large and isn't supposed to be as full coverage as it is on me. I'll probably still wear it with the straps "too tight" (as it's fairly comfortable and looks good under clothes), but it technically does not fit and is for someone with larger breasts than mine.
My boobs: very soft, FOB (shape 1/5), narrow
With as soft as my breasts are, I'd almost given up on unlined bras . . . my breasts just seem to slope into them. Even the highly ...recommended Cleo Lucy (5851) didn't work (it cut into the tissue at the cup seam giving me a weird middle quad boob and really flattened them out on top).
The SM shape somehow seems to avoid both of these pitfalls. It really gathers in the breasts in from the sides and lifts them HIGH while keeping them secure in the middle.
Construction is very sturdy and the lace is actually somewhat stiff while still being very comfortable and smooth. This keeps the nipple contained to a degree so I can wear this under a t-shirt.
- It's very very pretty <3 - It's a sheer lace bra in a 70K, nuff said. - Straps are fully adjustable - The color, it's more of a very light peachy apricot nude than white/cream - it's comfortable - The wires are very narrow (If only they were not borderline too narrow for me) - No wire poking under the arms - No underband that rolls in and digs into (fat rolls) extra padding under my bust - 4 rows of hooks - Tight band, true to size for a 70/32 band. (note that I wear a 30 band in Panache Tango)
I don't really hate anything about it, so I just ...point out my personal issues: So far I didn't get a proper fit in any of Ewas padded plunges. I could never get a gore to tack and my boobs tended to fall out in the middle. When I read that the SM has a higher center gore and is specially made for bigger / softer boobs, I had to give it a try. And it's unpadded which it a plus, since I never had a padded bra that fitted properly. 70K was my best chance out of the drop down menue on Ewas site (I wont point out here why I'm not eager to do custom orders) I need a high center gore & high wires on the side, plus slightly wide wires. That's what makes a bra the most supportive for me. (*cough* Panache Ariza) When I opened my parcel, I first thought they had sent me the wrong size. It looked so small. It has the narrowst wires I've seen on a bra in that size range so far. So if you need very narrow wires, look no further and go, buy it! The wires are also very low on the side, too low for me, so my side breast tissue can escape. The cups are very roomy on top, even I with my very full-on-top boobs get no quadraboob. ( That might be because I can't scoop all side tissue inside the cups at all) The lace is not stretchy like on a Panache Jasmine or Andorra. I'm not impressed with the band. It's quite narrow. I prefer a wider more back-fat- minimizing bands. My issues aside I would call it quite supportive (Note: the whole bra is made out of sheer lace. No double linings!)
I'll update this, when have worn the bra for some time.
What a classic beauty...creamy ivory lace, simple satin and crystal ornament. Typically well-made and finished with EM's signature narrow wires and uplifting shaping. And way, way too tiny for my 32F girls. Not sure if this bra is just generally cut small, given the measurements? Swapped on reddit and it looks totally unworn. I couldn't wear it, even with an extender and my short roots the cups were quite tiny.
On my continuing quest to figure out my best Ewa Michalak size, this is Bezyk number 3 I've tried. In this size, the cup is made of 4 parts, has fully adjustable straps & fastens with 3 rows of 4 columns of hooks.
Fitwise for me, this still isn't quite right, and leads me to suspect I in fact may not have a best size. Unlike the 70J I tried which had good height and width and was too shallow, this bra is slightly too wide, a bit too tall, and is still too shallow. I thought it may be wearable, but my excess depth just seems to escape ...the bra during the day. The band was too long for me, and I realised to take it in enough to feel stable, I'd need to move the straps, which would make it an irreversible alteration. My straight ribcage doesn't get on well with Ewa's bands which are cut for a tapered ribcage.
I got this used from another Bratabaser and it's still in good condition. The bra hasn't stretched out with wear. It gives the lovely S shape and the straps are stable, even with my heavy breasts. Read more 88 more words
Another lovely offering from Ewa Michalak, my first unpadded bra which I've tried from them! The design and material quality is high as usual, and they have their usual attention to detail.
Firstly, a few basic facts about the bra- it's got a 4 piece cup, with 3 vertical parts and a horizontal part on top. The cups are made of a single layer of lace, with a large floral pattern. The straps are fully adjustable and have a small decorative detail on them. The colour is a very pale apricot/beige, which acts as nude on me, but may be more of a white/pale bra on someone who is ...less fair skinned. There are 4 rows with 3 columns of hooks.
Some of the things that I don't like? The cups are a lot too tall for me- I have the perpetual problem of breasts which are deeper than they are tall or wide, and it turns out that trying to fit to my depth has awkward consequences. The straps are also too wide-set for my shoulders. I also found that my apex lined up with one of the holes in the lace, which meant that I could potentially have a nipple protrude from the holes (which would be rather awkward). The band is too long (not super surprising as I ordered one band size up to get the volume I thought I wanted), and I have odd looseness in the top of the band between the wire and the strap.
Things that I do like? It looks lovely, and the wires are roughly the correct width. I could maybe do with slightly narrower wires, but they aren't uncomfortably wide. The straps are sturdy and fully adjustable, which is always a plus in my books. The cup has good depth for my projected breasts, and gives a nice round shape at the bottom which keeps my breasts at my front and not at the sides, like the description of the bra.
I'm planning to have a go at some alterations, and will also hopefully add some more notes after I've worn the bra for a while.
Edit: I've now had this bra for about 6 months. I ended up removing the top triangle which attached the strap to the cup, making the cup effectively shorter (and more full coverage). With my breasts which are deeper than they are tall or wide, this was actually a pretty good solution. I like the cup shape, even post alteration, the vertical seams give lift and a round appearance. I also shortened the band a little to make it more firm and supportive.
Unfortunately, the band construction just isn't stable enough to be comfortable for extended wear for me. I think that EM bras are designed with a more 'V' shaped ribcage than I have, and also, the fastenings seem to only hold the bottom 1/3 of the band firmly, leaving the rest loose as they're not tall enough. This means that the elastic at the bottom of the bra tends to dig in and roll under if I actually do anything in the bra, and the wires tend to curve outwards at the sides, compromising cup support and poking me in the armpits.
It's one of my bras in regular rotation, and it's still in good condition after reasonably regular wear (1-3 days a week). The band is still quite firm, and the only real sign of wear I've noticed is a little bit of pilling under the arms (but I'm not sure how on earth you'd avoid that). Read more 481 more words
I apologize in advance, but this will be simple, quick review....
I bought this from another Bratabaser knowing that it might be a tad bit too big for me, but I wanted to try it anyway since it would save me a tiny bit of money on shipping from Poland. So, when I tried it on and saw the cups were a little too open at the top, I was not surprised. I have 70JJ - Ewa Michalak » Sm Trefl and it fits beautifully, so it's no shock that this one is a little too big.
The main difference I noticed between this bra and ...the Sm Trefl is the gore. On this bra, it seems as if the gore is closer together at the bottom than my Trefl, therefore causing me to have a slight bit of empty space in the lower/center part of the cups (and a weird wrinking.) This also makes the wires appear a bit too narrow since they cover too much in the center and not enough on the sides. My breasts are very close together towards the top, but I guess they are more average spaced towards the bottom. Or, maybe the lower/center area is too shallow....I'm not really sure. There's just something going on that doesn't fit great in that lower/center area.
Also, the top edge of the fabric doesn't lay flat and seems to float about, but this may just be due to the cups being slightly too big for me. Read more 148 more words
The lace on the Bezyk is not quite as stretchy as that on the SM Trefl (which I have in 70J as well). I noticed with this one that the lace on the tops of the cups was a bit more "open", and not snug against my breast tissue like it is on the Trefl.
Overall though, this bra does fit! I think it's absolutely gorgeous - what right does a nude bra have looking this fabulous?
The wires are narrow, with lots of projection, as is to be expected with an Ewa bra. The band fits true to size. Another thing I love about the Ewa bras is that the straps don't feel like they're trying to saw my arms off - this one is no different - I can wear it all day, and experience no rubbing/chaffing at the armpits. It's a very comfortable and functional bra! Gives the same wonderful rounded shape as my Trefl
I like this bra. The gore is aggressive though. It’s the only thing uncomfortable on the bra for me. Lace lays pretty flat but the pattern doesn’t disappear under lighter tees. Bra is slightly shallow for me and slips a bit over the day. Relatively minimized profile. The straps rub a little at the side when I first put it on but it doesn’t bother me through the day. I mentioned some little things but overall it fits and I wear it weekly.