I am very surprised this Ewa Michalak strapless works for me. EM wires are famously narrow and their cups deep. However, in 30F (65F), it appears the cups are wider and shallower, at least in the Strapless Toffi. It is mercifully brief in its coverage. I finally have a strapless that will stay hidden beneath the skimpy clothing I need a strapless for. This abbreviated coverage contrasts strongly with similar sizes in the Wonderbra Strapless and the Gossard Strapless, which I've tried in several sizes.
The EM Strapless Toffi has stiff, moulded cups. I've had fit problems in stiff, moulded cups in some other bras, like the Fauve Rosa. ...However, the Toffi doesn't cover the huge amount of my chest that most moulded bras do.
The stiff cups and limited coverage work together to create a superbly uplifted, rounded, and cleavagey shape. I have difficulty achieving cleavage other than cakes on a plate because my boobs, while very close-set, are firm and have more fullness to the sides than the center gore. I'm still having trouble believing I've found a strapless that works for me. Read more 77 more words
I may have gotten a mislabeled bra, as this has a seriously tight band for a 65. I normally wear a 30 or occasionally a 32 band. I wore this bra with a full extender and it was tight enough to give me welts within a few hours! I think the cups may run somewhat small as well and cut in a little bit at the top, although it is not really noticeable under strapless shirts and dresses. I noticed that the wires distort relatively easily when the band is pulled firmly, so the band being too tight could definitely have made it feel too small in the cup. The wires are wider and the cups are shallower than other EM bras that I have tried. I like the flexible boning in the side wings. Aside from the poor fit, it is pretty for a nude bra, and would certainly stay put without straps!
A beautiful strapless bra, but definitely not the one for me. It is too big in the band and too big in the cups. If I set it on the tightest hooks, then the cups came close to fitting, but still a bit big along the outside edge. Disappointing, but not surprising.
I have very shallow, slightly conical/tubular breasts that have a wide root.
While not perfect, this is definitely the best strapless bra I've tried on (and I've tried on a lot). It is the only strapless bra that I am okay with keeping and wearing out in public. The cups are very shallow. They do cut in at the top. If it weren't a strapless bra, I would say that it cuts in enough for me to return it. After trying on some of my strapless clothes, though, I think it looks good enough to keep.
The bra seems simultaneously cheap and well-constructed. It seems ...well-constructed in that there's a few little details I don't normally see on bras in my size range. There's actual boning in the wings on this bra, and there's three hooks per column in the back. It feels cheap, though, in that the inside of the cups is just...foam. I'm not sure how to describe it, but I would definitely agree that sweating will probably be an issue with this bra.
I do like that this bra is nude and is light on the frills: I like my strapless bras to be practical, not fancy.
My rib cage fluctuates between 28" and 29", and I would say that the band on this 30D bra is perfect. I definitely could not fit into a 28 band for this one.
EDIT - I have since worn this bra on a 90F day, and can confirm that it's Sweat City. Not exactly pleasant. But even with all the sweating, the bra never slipped around! I felt very secure. Read more 169 more words
I didn't think it was possible to have cleavage in a strapless bra until I put on the Toffi. What is this sorcery? Every strapless bra I've tried up until this point has been varying degrees of sadly hilarious failure, with the exception of the Freya Deco Strapless (4233). However, the Deco can't do to my boobs what this bra does: conjure up cleavage. It *almost* goes there, but still keeps my boobs too separate.
For a nude/beige bra, the Toffi is not boring. It spices things up with some lace trim at the tops of the cups. The cups themselves are quite rigid with some ...sort of molded foam material. The foam is not thick, however. The cups are also shallower than I expected. They are a touch too shallow in that they cut into my breast tissue. However, I am willing to make slight quadboob sacrifices in the name of cleavage.
The Toffi is actually quite comfortable. It has a short gore, which I was worried would stab me in the middle, but so far this is not the case. The band is firm, firmer than the 65G Chps I have. All in all, I am quite pleased to have a strapless bra that doesn't mash my boobs or make it look like my chest is trying to eat the bra. Read more 116 more words
This is the best strapless bra I have tried on so far, however it is still not the perfect strapless. It's band is a true 28 band, and since I am a 26 band size usually, it is a little bit loose. I would've bought this in a 26 however Ewa Michalak doesn't manufacture this in my proper size anymore :/ It's cups are wide and shallow, and made out of this strange material, like a really hard foam. I find it doesn't fully enclose my breasts, but it certainly did a better job than all the strapless bras I've tried on before. This bra would be really good if you could purchase it in your proper size.
gorgeous shape! Love the uplift, my boobs are low on chest, it is very difficult to get them up, but this bra can do that! unfortunately this size runs too big on me, the wires are too wide and there is some space left in the cups. But as they dont gap, I just put a pad on each side und altered the band down, now it fits https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
This is a fantastic strapless bra. I had my doubts at first: the bra is pretty low-cut, and I'd never had a strapless bra that worked. One day, I decided to wear it while taking pictures of shirts I was going to sell, and discovered that it didn't budge ONCE even through trying on so many old shirts. I wore it for the rest of the night and found that not only did it stay in place perfectly, it was really comfortable (something I was worried about since the band in lined with a clear, rubbery material to help it stay put) and gave a great shape in ...my opinion. I'd almost wear it just as a normal t-shirt bra. I'd say it's a bit more shallow than the other Ewa I've tried, but I didn't find the wires to be particularly wide. I'd say it's maybe closer to an HP shape than any other shape. Another thing I loved (and what convinced me to buy it) is the lace detailing on the cups: I cannot stand nude bras sometimes (even though I know they're a wardrobe staple), and the lace added a very charming, subtle, unique touch.
Two notes about the fit: Since EM 28 bands are non-returnable custom order, I decided to try a 30 first to determine my cup size. The 30 ended up fitting fine on my 28" underbust, as it came up pretty tight--if you're in between band sizes, I'd definitely suggest picking the larger band size. The cups also seemed to run about 1.5 sizes small, but this may be due to one of these reasons:
-My breasts are full-on-top, and the bra was pretty low-cut, so I needed the coverage from the larger cup size.
-Slightly related to the last reason: the bottom of the cup is very shallow, and the material in the cups is very stiff, so I could NOT get my boobs to fill the bottom not matter what. It doesn't seem to affect its ability to stay in place or give great shape; in fact it almost seems like this was done on purpose because I have yet to see anyone fill in the bottom, yet it still looks great on those people.
-This may just be the way Ewa bras are sized. The other Ewa I tried (a CH lato) also seemed to be about 1.5 sizes small.
Anyway, overall I found this bra to be pretty awesome, I'm always recommending it! Read more 301 more words