So this is my first EM bra. Found it on a street market in Prague for 5€! There were not tags on it but it's unworn according to the seller. Unfortunately it was the only bra she had close to my size. It must be a very old style. The label just says “Effuniak” but no model. I googled for the most obvious “Effuniak ZeBra” but couldn’t find any matching images. Also tried a reverse image search. But google just says it's a bra. Well, thanks google!
I think for the price its a total win. The design is so elegant. No crazy colors that shine though everything, no ... ridiculous bows that make me feel like a 12 year old. Just black and white in a nice simplistic pattern.
I got lucky with the fit. The cups are a bit small on the sides but the volume is still OK (more like a 28F Cleo/Panache). The wires are narrow but flexible so they fit slightly too wide. The band is very short (48cm!) but also very stretchy. I can pull it to 70cm without much effort. Then there is a bit of resistance around 73 cm and it suddenly stops at 76cm. In fact I'm almost stretching it to the limit with my 74 cm ribcage. But it still feels loose due to the soft fabric. Most of my other 28Fs are around 54cm unstretched but feel like a corset compared to this one. The cups are very lightly padded (like 2mm thick) and extremely soft, which must be due to the little bunnies on the inside https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> . They even have a bit of stretch and lots of space on top. I don't get a much lift and shape though. My boobs sit quite a bit lower compared to other bras. But I think it still gives a nice and natural looking shape especially because the padding is completely invisible under clothes. And it's extremely comfortable. The center feels jiggly and unsupportive. So I cannot wear it to work. But it's perfect for going out or slouching around at home. Plus it gives my sternum a break from all these high, firmly tacking gores.
I can't say much about the quality yet but it feels very delicate. Just hope it won't stretch out too soon.
Now I want to try more EM bras. My boyfriend is also a fan and even offered to get me a one for free. I like the CHP and SM models but don't know where to start:
-Are the current models less stretchy? The unstreched band length seems to average around 53cm in a size 60. And they only start at 65 on their site. Are all the 60 bands added here custom made or is there a different source?
-Assuming that this one runs large in the cups. Would a 60F be fine for me? (I'm between 28F and 28FF in Cleo / Panache / Freya)
-Do they still come with such flexible wires or can you custom order firmer ones? Definitely need stronger wires if I'm going to wear it to work.
Sorry for asking so many questions. This was supposed to become a review.
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