So, the first package of my Black Friday shopping spree has arrived! I'm impressed with the fast delivery, it was already available for picking up on Thursday.
A personal rant that I have is against black bras with white/very light coloured trims - they'll get worn under black clothes, and washed with black clothes. So it'll take at most a few weeks for all those pretty white ribbons to turn to a dirty gray and make the bra look dirty even when clean, and older than it is. For this one, it took exactly one day..
This top is very comfortable, it smooshes everything in the front. I'd say ...the band runs tts to tight-ish, hard to tell if the cups run small-ish. I have the same size in the CHP and it fits well, even with the asymmetry pads in. However, EM sizing for me is quite all over the place, needing different sizes in different cuts (in the unpadded bras I tried I would have needed a good few sizes up).
What I particularly like is that everything is completely brought to the front of the body, which leaves my arms particularly free to move about. There isn't even an underwire to interfere! And it provides a nice shape and quite a bit of lift.
As a downside, the long row of hooks and eyes in the front is visible under clothing, and it takes a while to get them all hooked. Also, the straps are quite short - for me they're ok, but I have them loosened almost to the maximum.
But overall, it's a good wireless option. Read more 163 more words
I was disappointed by Ewa Michalak's first attempt at a wireless bra. I'm comparing it to Kiss Me Deadly's wireless bras that also have exclusively vertical seams.
The rounder profile of the latter is almost as good as the profile I get from my wired bras. The Ewa bra seems like it has too much fabric for what it's doing. This may not be the case for people who don't have perky boobs. The band in my 65F - Ewa Michalak » Top Nina is what you would expect from a 30 band. It's not tight for an Ewa Michalak 65 (UK 30) ...band, but it's tight enough for me.
I find that the profile in the EM is somewhat flattened. The texture is bumpy because the ribbon covering the vertical seams is too thick and stiff. The ribbon is sewn to the softer materials at the wrong tension or something. The stiffer ribbon bunches up when worn. It drags the softer materials with it. Kiss Me Deadly wireless bras handle their vertical seams much more delicately.
My 65F Top Nina has 8 hooks and eyes. Getting it on takes a lot of effort for not much shaping. My boobs look better out of this bra than in it!
I should add that I am not in urgent need of boob support when I sleep, given my breast shape and texture (firm and perky). I think the Top Nina will be worth its price to those who appreciate the lifting action of this relatively strong wireless. Read more 151 more words
As recently I started doing my dissertation, I decided to invest some money in non wired bras. Ive seen this one while looking for reviews. I am so dissappointed as this 65F fits more than a size smaller ((((((((( The band feels great on my 73cm underbust - it is very comfy and not tight as I was expecting - so perfect match for sleeping top but for somone with more than 70cm ub. The front is made of two layers of nice and soft fabric that dont stretch. There is 10 hooks to close - yup, best is to start from bottom! It makes ...boobs to be squeezed to the middle but its not uncomfortable! you cant even feel that! The back is made of two mesh fabrics with the top one featuring dots The strap set is good - im happy with them as arent too wide. However the length, it wont fit someone who needs long straps. The bra overall is lovely but as I mentioned it runs so small, my boobs are trying to escape from the top, Id suggest it for someone who wears 70C/D or 65DD/E Read more 85 more words
The Nina Sleep Top has about a million (I counted, that's definitely the right number) hooks on the front. It gives you no separation at all, which is arguably fine for what it's trying to do, but the support is about as firm as I've had from most sports bras I've owned. (Wired compression sports bras, not the loosey-goosey sports bras of my tweens.)
This is my usual Ewa size -- at least in BMs and SMs; the SF I own feels a bit big in this size, and I've never found a padded Ewa that agreed with me at all -- but it's definitely a bit small, if not necessarily in a problematic way for the purpose it was purchased for.
I wouldn't really recommend this as a lounge bra -- the numerous hooks and intense support don't particularly scream "comfort" or "laziness" to me -- but it does well as a sleep bra for sleeping on one's back, even if it isn't one I want to wear every single night.
I had been looking for a wireless bra to wear for lounging around the house. It's difficult to find wireless bras in a smaller band/large cup. What I did find in a 32 band was so unflattering, I couldn't stand the sight of myself in a mirror. I was intrigued by this Sleep Top since it's completely different from any other wireless bra I've seen.
I found this bra to be very comfortable. The front part of the bra is opaque, and the back is a fairly sturdy, yet comfort mesh. The 3 vertical seams are a pale pink, as is the front clasp area and the lacy ...embellishment. I think the lace is a bit of girly overkill, but it's not a big deal. The back of the bra is fairly tall for comfort and support. It hooks in the front and there is only 1 column of hooks, so there won't be any way to get a tighter fit when it stretches, unless you are good with a sewing machine, which I am not.
I wear a 70 band (UK 32) in my other EM bras, and I found this band to be a decent fit for the bra's purpose - not very snug, but it does give sufficient support. I did get some quadding that isn't really evident in my pictures, but it's not too bad and I worry that going up a cup size would compromise some of the support. I have tall roots though, so someone with average roots would be fine. The shape is pretty rounded, which is way better than any other wireless bra I've tried. Plus, it's not making my boobs sweaty (well, maybe a litlittle in the cleavage area, but not underneath). Bonus: unhooking the first 5 or 6 hooks did not really compromise support, but gives fantastic cleavage, which my husband appreciates!
Hooking it up can be difficult, but I found that hooking the first 4 or 5 hooks around my waist, then putting my arms in the straps and pulling the bra up to fasten the rest of the hooks is the best way for me to do it.
I wish EM would make this in a lighter color too. As of now, this is the only color available
I love the ninas, I have 3 in various sizes. I think they run very true to bra size, possibly slightly small. They are perfect for me because I am very high set and short rooted, and the bottom can just roll up so my boobs are in the proper area (Usually this means forcing underwires into my armpits). I've worn these extensively, and occasionally in lieu of real bras, and I think they stop side-side movement, but not so much top-bottom. I wish ewa would make a sports bra like this, it would kick the enells ass.
I love this thing! I don't use it as a sleep top, but it's perfect for those lazy days at home when I don't feel like wearing an underwire bra, but don't want to go braless either.
My usual EM size is 65G/70FF (in padded) and 65FF/70F in the unlined styles, and I thought I'd try this in 65G, and it's perfect! At first it looked like it might even be too small, but once I got it hooked (it hooks in the front) it was perfect, and made me feel so supported, something I can never achieve in a typical bralette. It does squash the breasts a bit, but there is no overflowing or any sort of jiggle when wearing this top, it gives a nice round shape, and prevents the breast from just hanging there.
Sleep Top Nina in 65K This bra is added for data purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database, but since I did measure it, I decided to add it anyway.
Original review from October 2017 when I first got the bra:
Nina is a “Sleep Top” or lounge bra. It doesn’t have wires, and does not separate the breasts. It’s mainly black with light pink accents. I ordered it in 65K because Ewa was not willing to make it in 60KK, and I figured for sleep/lounging, the looser band wouldn’t be an issue.
The band measures 23.5” to a max ...stretch of 31.5”. It is a front closure with 14 hooks and 1 (yes just one) row of eyes. This doesn’t add much for flexibility on fit.
The cups are more like hills within meadowlands with very little definition. Without wires or more defined cups, the breasts are pushed together. While there’s not much for measurements with this set up, I can tell you that the height at the center of the “cup” was 10.5” and that the wing was 6.75” with 9” at the gore or hooks.
The straps have a limited range, and the quality I found to be lacking, particularly in regards to the stitching.
As for fit, I did not find this supportive enough, but I think that has more to do with the band than it does with the lack of defined cups. My biggest issue was that the sides are too tall under the armpit, and by morning I had painful red marks in and around my armpit. This could also have been acerbated by the loose band, but overall I just don’t see me attempting to wear a second time without shortening the band and lowering the wing.
Update June 2018: I had attempted to modify this bra several months ago by taking in the back to make it more like a 28. After this alteration the band measured 22.4” and stretched to 30.5” max. I also lowered the armpit area so the wing was 6” afterwards. This was still not an ideal fit and less than comfortable, so I never wore it. It also didn’t work well with my Isavela sternum bras, which I prefer to wear at night to help combat those chest wrinkles caused by age and side sleeping.
The band is firm; I can feel it prominently on my rib cage. That said, it is holding my very large, heavy breasts fairly ‘up’, and I am sitting up, not sleeping! I wear a 32H in most bras (UK size) and I think this is quite comfortable for lounging, or even for errands out of the house. The shape for me is super round and mono boobed, like a sports bra, and style-wise, this isn’t to my taste. But all told, it’s the best I’ve found, comfort-wise, given my large size.
currently this size fits me best, but I wear 70HH and 70J with varying cleavage/quadding lol. Its a bit frustrating, I get cleavage and/or quadding on these sizes, but if I try to wear an actual bra in a comparable size its so full coverage... -_-' youd think this style bra would squish my boobs to the sides more than a wired bra would.