I’m back this week with my second Ewa review ever on this blog. The first padded style I’ve ordered from Ewa Michalak, I saw the little tie detailing on the Prohibicja and was sold. It reminds me a little of James Bond, with the menswear stripes and tie. The lace adds a feminine touch, and the red piping ties (ha, ha) it all together.
I bought it in my usual EM size, 65DD, but quickly realized that I should have sized down. The cups, in all their loveliness, are very open on top and I can’t quite fill them without the pads. With the pads, I get delightful cleavage (something very rare for me) and fill out my tops nicely.
The band is very, very snug and felt somewhere in between a 26 and a 28, so you might want to size up if you’re worried about a tight fit.
As for comfort, I was a bit skeptical at first. My Comexim bras tend to disappear as soon as I put them on– I’m completely unaware that I’m wearing a bra throughout the day. I found with this one that while I wasn’t uncomfortable, per say, I was constantly aware that I had a bra on.
I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s a bit of a break-in period with this bra. At first, it wears a little stiff, but as time passed it softened up and I found it to be almost more comfortable than my Comexim bras. It’s definitely more substantial and with heavier padding– something I’m neutral to. The wires are medium-wide and the balconette style is great for perking your boobs up. While I was wearing this bra, I received a few compliments on my chest from some of my more forward friends (one of which included a gesture at my chest and then a thumbs up), so I’d say this one’s fantastic in terms of shape and lift.
Overall, I’d call this bra a win. Even though it doesn’t quite fit, I’ll definitely be buying this style in the future (in a size down). Hopefully I’ll still be able to wear the push up pads in the size down, because I really, really like them– I didn’t know cleavage for me was even possible. I’m also very interested in trying EM’s other padded styles, because it seems like I’m having more luck with them than the non-padded ones.
As always, thank you for reading, and I’ll be back in a week.