I've said it many times, and I'll say it again - Ewa Michalak bras are not compatible with my breasts.
So why do I keep trying? Well, because there's nothing I love more than the Ewa Michalak shape. Even when my Pl Onyks was actually unwearable wrong in size/worn out, I would still get, well, slightly disappointed when I saw my boobs in other bras.
The Ewa Michalak shape is like the holy grail to me - lifted, centered, not wider than my body, projected, not minimizing in the slightest.
And I want that. So I'll just have to work around my Ewa Issues.
My boobs are a bit soft-ish on their surface, which means plunges aren't actually that good an idea, but so far, that has been my only Ewa option.
So when I heard that the new S-shape would be specifically made to target softer boobies, I was ecstatic and made my order right away
I went for a 70KK - I have the PL Cappuccino in 75K, and it indeed looks too small these days, definitely quadro-boobing, but I reasoned that it was just due to my soft boobs not being held properly into the cup - something the S-bra would hopefully solve.
I went for a smaller band, because the Cappuccino was loose from day 1, and definitely is now - so even though the Karmelki was too small in 70, I took a chance with this one: After all I've heard that the Karmelki is one of the tightest.
When the bra arrived an early February morning, I popped it on right away, and well, I was not disappointed!!
|Gaping on my smaller boob|
|Much less gaping on larger boob|
It's so good! The band feels very good - I've felt like a lot of EM bras had narrow, un-stretchy seam which could be uncomfortable, but this feels really nice! And the straps are stretchy as well, which means you can tighten them enough to not slide anywhere, but they won't feel constricting.
Cup-wise, I felt very contained, but not in a full-cup kind of way - just really stable and secure. And the shape is even better than the PL's in my opinion!
Ewa had said it was pointier, which I think worried some people, but I think I can see what was meant by 'pointy' - the shape at the tip is definitely more concentrated at one point:
|PL vs S|
|PL vs S|
Which I happen to think looks awesome!
Another thing that worried people was the seams - those wide, black lines on top of the red sure can make them look quite threatening but upon closer inspection, they really are just thin black lace - much like the type we so often see at the edge of cups:
|Seams are less visible than the edge of the gaping cup|
Now, I started off this review by saying me an EM-bras don't mix well - have I just proven myself wrong? Well, no. As you can see on some of these pictures, it gapes, especially when I move my arms forward.
Should I go down a cup-size, then? Well, maybe. The next issue is that first up, the gore isn't flat - and when I push it flat, the cups don't gape. So technically the volume is pretty good.
And then there's the annoying fact that I do get orange-in-glass-effect, which tends to ruin the stability of the bra:
|Slight wrinkling at the bottom of the right seam - sorry, the flash kind of overexposes it.|
Here you can also see the amazing centering shape, though!
For now, these issues can be sort of solved by popping in a pad (2 on the smaller boob), so it is definitely not something that keeps me from wearing, and loving, this bra: