Saturday, 4 January 2014

Ewa Michalak S Bambino Bra 32KK/70KK

Today it's time for my first Ewa Michalak bra review of 2014. Towards the end of last year, I reviewed three other bras from the 'S' range (S Porcelanka, S Satine, S Szykuś) and I love them all for their excellent shape and uplift. This time I am going to share with you the S Bambino.


Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

The S style of bra is designed for women with softer breast tissue that tends to move around in bras and even overspill on occasion. The fuller cups help to minimise this and the rounded, uplifted shape gives superb support.

I was sent the S Bambino bra in 32KK/70KK:










The S Bambino has lightly padded foam cups overlaid with a soft satiny material in grey with pale pink spots. The cups are edged with pink lace and have a pink lace frill along the outer edges. A nice added detail is the cute bow and mini pompoms on the centre gore - adorable!

The cups have removable pads in the lower section to help correct the appearance of asymmetry. I am wearing the pads in these photos and as you can see they make the cups a fraction too small for me as I am quadboobing in some of the shots. However, I keep both pads in place as I like the additional uplift they give my breasts as well as the extra sturdiness they give to the bra.

The band fastens with three rows of three hooks and eyes and the 32/70 size is spot on for me, although it is perhaps the stretchiest band of the S bras I have tried recently. It fits comfortably without riding up and does not rub or dig in. I do not need to wear it with an extender as it fits on the loosest hooks.

As ever, the narrow EM underwires work perfectly for me, encasing my breast tissue comfortably. The centre gore sits flat on my sternum and the wires under my arms are a good height and do not poke or chafe. The cups are wonderfully deep and suit my up front boobs so well.

I'm sorry to report that the straps are slightly disappointing. Perhaps it is because of my heavy breasts but I do find that they dig in when I wear this bra for an extended period. The straps themselves have limited stretch, but unfortunately the ribbon that has been sewn down the centre of each strap is not stretchy at all and so forms a sometimes painful pressure point on my shoulders. This issue can be minimised by wearing bra strap cushions but it's a pity to ruin the appearance of such a lovely looking bra with these pads. In due course I may remove the ribbon from the straps but I am not sure how easy this would be to do.

That said, the straps do adjust fully (the sliders can pass over the start of the ribbon section) and the adjusters stay in place, even during a full day's wear.

The pretty design of the S Bambino has really captured my heart and it is an even more beautiful bra in real life. There's a matching thong and briefs and the bra is available in the 3D style for those with smaller breasts.

14 comments:

  1. Oh this is my favorite EM I've seen so far! The print is adorable and the pink pom poms are just divine. I must invest in one while it's still available. And the matching panties! Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie, hope you managed to order one!

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  2. This has to be the prettyest Ewa Michalak yet! It looks so much better in your photo's than on the EM web site as I totally overlooked it there but on you I can't stop looking! You are a bad influence making me spend all my money on lingerie ;o)

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    1. Haha sorry to be a bad influence! I love lingerie and having spent so many years not having many options I am now wallowing in the numerous choices I have thanks to brands like Ewa Michalak.

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  3. You make me wana try this brand! I seen them on a few lingerie blogs and I may have to take the plunge lol

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    1. Go for it - I am sure you won't regret it! Use Bratabase to help you find the best size first, though.

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  4. I haven't tried this brand yet buy now i am intrigued, very pretty.

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    1. Give them a try as they are really amazing bras. Best of luck!

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  5. I would like to invite this Ewa Michalak's lady model for a coffee :))
    Bene Rafaello

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  6. Such a pretty bra! I wish they would send you the matching pant's thou because it's nice to see the whole set in the photo's. Ewa Michalak make's really gorgoeus lingerie and you show it off so well on your amazing figure x

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    1. Thanks Paula. This is a lovely bra for sure!

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  7. I'm hoping you might weigh in for me, I've been on the fence about a EM bra for awhile and it seems most bras are a bit wide in the gore for me so EM holds allure in that sense. I'm in love with the newsprint bra to boot.
    I've been wearing a 30H in freya bras I own (well a 32GG in the deco, but my boobs like to snuggle close and fall into the center a bit much on that one) and since I've really only been wearing correct sized bras a few months I don't have a lot to pull from. The odd thing is it's like my boobs sense freedom and are expanding and I'm thinking of ordering my next bras as 30HH.
    So far I've been happiest with freya fit so I've stuck with them. Hoping since we are close in size and you've probably tried on more bras you can help me guess my first EM bra size.

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    1. I strongly recommend that you go to Bratabase and enter your measurements. Here you will find bras entered by other users and you can see what might work best for you.

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