This bra is one of the bras I was originally offered by ‘Ewa’ to review, but since I didn’t know what it actually looked like (I was told “green & raspberry”), I went with the Jezynka. When this bra, and the M Chaberek were listed on Ewa’s site, I decided to get it (the fact that it was on sale didn’t hurt). Since I was pleased with the Jezynka I decided to get the same size. The Jezynka was my first Ewa bra in the M style, so I assumed they would all fit the same.
When I initially placed this order, I asked Kaska if this bra came in a base color that wasn’t beige. I felt the base being beige was meant to give the bra a lacy nude like appearance. So to get that same appearance, a brown base would look best on me. Káska informed me that the only color they had to use as the base color aside from beige was black, and that if I chose that option, it would be an extra 40zł. 40zł is only about $10, but since I was already buying 2 bras and paying the 6% fee, I didn’t want to add an extra $20. Plus I don’t think black as a base color would look nice, and it most certainly wouldn’t go with my skin.
<long deep sigh> The band on this bra is ridiculously small. Ok,Minot ridiculous, but it only stretches to 25.5 inches (64.77 cm), which is 1 full inch smaller than my BTT measurement. I can actually wear it closed without an extender, but I just can’t inhale. I can wear this bra with 3 extra hook/eyes from 1 extender or, up to 5 with varying degrees of comfort. With 1 full extender the band still feels,a little tighter than what im comfortable with. With 1 full extender and 2 extra hooks it feels a little loose. 4 extra hooks feels okay. I do wonder if Ewa is starting to make the band size correspond with the cm- a 65 band only stretching to 65 cm.
With 5 extra hooks, the straps on both shoulders constantly fall off. This is something that never happens to me. It was very bothersome to me. (Now I know how people with narrow shoulders feel). With 4 extra hooks only the strap on my smaller side kept slipping off. The obvious solution to that is to adjust the straps, but I’m too lazy to do that once I have the bra on. Plus the straps don’t slip when I’m not doing anything (it was when I was at work working that the straps started slipping).
Width wise and depth wise the cups are in my ballpark, being 5 inches (12.7 cm) and 8.5 inches (21.59 cm) respectively. The cups are nice and low coverage, and there’s a decent amount of projection at the wire.
The appearance with a fitted shirt is kind of pointier than what I normal get from Effuniak bras. I would consider it a natural shape, and not particularly uplifted
This is how the cups look without wearing an extender. (No pads)
The gore is unproblematic for most of the day. One of the times I wore this, I did feel the gore, but it wasn’t really digging in. It’s nice and low at 1.7 inches (4.32 cm). The gore does not overlap at all.
The wires encompass my breasts perfectly.
So initially I was going to return this bra. What sense does it make to keep a bra that is obviously too small? But then I looked the bra over, and I saw some damage. There is a small cut in the beige mesh on the inner part of the gore, it looks like it was cute when they were cutting the fabric.
Everything I’ve read about Ewa (the company) tells me that if I were to return this bra, they may not accept it because they would think that maybe I damaged the bra. So with the damage I knew I couldn’t sell this bra without taking a loss, and I *probably* couldn’t return it.
As much as I want to say I lov this bra, I don’t. If the band as tts, I would love it. So, I’ll say I like it a lot. 🙂