Saturday, 16 June 2012

Ewa Michalak PL Lato

Wow, it's been quite some time since I last wrote a review on Ewa Michalak lingerie.  I've missed it!  Truth is, I ended up with quite a stash of lovely lingerie and couldn't afford to buy more.  Also, I came to a point where I owned and had reviewed most of the latest collections so I had taken things as far as I could at that point.

The great news is that over the past couple of months, Ewa has released yet more stunningly beautiful collections and I was really thrilled when I received the gorgeous PL Lato to review.


PL Summer

Isn't it pretty?  The first set I received was the PL Lato in 34/75J and thong in 48:



I fell in love with this set as soon as I opened the box.  However, as you can clearly see from the photos, the bra is too small in the cups and the thong was too big.  I also found the bra had quite a stretchy band so I returned both in exchange for a 70K bra and 46 thong:




As you can see, both items fitted much better this time.  Success!

The bra itself has lightly padded foam cups, which also feature removable pads inside the lower half of the cups which can be used to correct asymmetry.  The pictures here show me with the pads in place as I think they give me a bit of extra uplift, which I love!

The fabrics used to make this set are just lovely.  I think the patterned material which features a beige background with an orangey coral and aqua floral design with splashes of fawn and white is so pretty and feminine.  It is absolutely adorable and bang on trend for this season's colours and fabric designs.  The patterned material extends all the way round to the back band, which is a nice touch as often manufacturers use a plain fabric for this section.

The bra features little aqua bows on the section where the straps meet the cups and a larger bow on the central gore. This colour is lovely and really brings to life what could otherwise be a far more plain-looking bra.

It really seems that Ewa has paid great attention to detail with this bra.  The cups are edged with pretty lace but if you look closely you can see that behind the lace is a line of the aqua ribbon which is used for the bows.  Such a nice touch!

The band is pretty stretchy and in hindsight (and having worn this bra a few times) I should have gone for the 65KK as I am already having to wear this one on tighter hooks.  There are three rows of three hooks and eyes. 

The straps are halfway adjustable and the front section is made from strips of elastic encased in the patterned fabric.  This is something which is used more and more with Ewa's bras but I must admit I am not a fan.  I adjust my straps so they are very tight and therefore the elastic inside the fabric stretches out quite quickly and I can feel how it has curled inside.  Does that make sense?  My preference would be for regular, fully adjustable straps, but I must admit these look prettier with the continuation of the patterned material.  The adjustable section of the straps is great - it has an embellishment which means that the straps won't loosen on their own, as can so often be the case with plain straps.  And I am delighted to say that the straps connect to the back band with circular rings - hurrah!

The thong is equally as pretty and well-made as the bra.  The same attention to detail has been paid and in particular I love how the aqua bow on the front is offset to the left rather than being placed in the centre as usual.  There is another bow on the back of the thong, centrally placed this time, which you can just about see in the sideways pictures above.

I have found this set to be so practical.  It works almost as a nude set, although it wouldn't work invisibly under white due to the pattern and in particular the aqua hues.  However, it was my go-to bra on my recent holiday and I felt comfortable and supported whenever I wore it.  Plus with the pads in place my boobs were given that extra oomph, which was a nice bonus.

I know this set has proved very popular on the Ewa Michalak site and I hear they have run out of material so if your size is still showing as available I would highly recommend that you grab it now while you still can.  It also comes in a CH version so be sure to check out all your options!

Take a look at Holly's review of the PL Lato here.

10 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! Quick questions, how much do you find the bras cost in gbp, after postage and tax. Not knowing puts me off buying one, but they do look awesome!

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely one of my favourite EMs :-)

      On average, a bra plus briefs/thong and postage usually comes to around £35, although it varies depending on the exchange rate and which set you go for. I'm sure you'll agree they're a complete bargain - and absolutely stunning too!

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  2. I'm SOOOOOOOOO jealous that you got one. They're old sold out in my size and I'm still kicking myself for not ordering one sooner. Sigh...

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    1. Awww so sorry you missed out. However I am sure they will launch some new sets soon that you will love just as much :-)

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    2. They will, but I'm going to be impatient in the meantime. I can't wait for my Toffik to show up! I'm sure that will appease me. :D

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    3. Ooh the Toffik is fab. Is it the PL or CH? I was just thinking that the HP Koktajl is so lovely and might be a nice one for you...?

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  3. My issue is, it is so similar to a few other bras on the marked which came long before, there was a Freya bra that IMHO was even prettier that this bra resembles a lot
    http://www.brastop.com/Manager/UploadedImages/freya-nadine-autumn-plunge-bra.jpg

    So I feel EM has ripped of a design and just changed it a bit and I actually wasn't a fan of this bra at all.
    (Although you look stunning)

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    1. Hi Lindana, thanks for your comment.

      I see what you mean about the similarities between the fabric design of the two bras. However the Freya one was not potentially available up to an L cup and in bands 24-48 ;-)

      I for one am not able to fit into Freya's padded plunges so for me it's brilliant that Ewa Michalak is offering fashionable styles for such a wide range of sizes.

      I guess there will always be similarities between one bra and another and for those within the more common size range it gives them even more choice, which can surely only be a good thing; and for those like me who don't fall within the size ranges of Freya et al's plunge bras, it means we can have fashionable, sexy and pretty lingerie, just like everyone else :-)

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    2. Lindana, I've never seen an Effuniak bra irl, but on all photos and reviews one can see they have a specific cut and shape. The bra you showed looks like a typical Freya balconette, which is a model I know. Freya balconettes have medium gore and don't show as much skin as real plunges (for example Freya Retro is a deep plunge). EM plunges are deep cut and padded with removable extra pads. So, in short - completely different construction.
      I also don't think that fabric on those two bras looks similar at all, except for being flowery.
      I'm sorry for off-topic, but I think it's rather unfair to accuse people so quickly. As far as I heard, Ewa Michalak constructed her bras herself and they are specific for her brand, some people like them, some not, I've never tried them, but they really don't look like Freya rip-offs.

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