Ewa Michalak S Szykuś Bra 32KK/70KK

Amongst the recent box of S bras I was kindly sent by Ewa Michalak was the S Szykuś. (You can read my previous reviews here: S Porcelanka, S Satine.)

S Szykuś

Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

The S Szykuś is a simple black bra in the new ‘S’ style: a lightly foam padded balconette bra that centres the breasts on the body and is ideal for anyone with softer breast tissue.

I was sent the S Szykuś bra in 32KK/70KK to try.

The lightly padded foam cups are overlaid with a soft black microfibre material that is stretchy and slightly shiny. Along the front of the bra – at the centre gore, around the underwires and round to the wings – there is pretty black lace overlaid on a beige material. There is a cute bow decoration at the top of the centre gore and there is a simple black bow at the point where the straps meet the tops of the cups.

The 32KK/70KK fits me very well. The cups provide good coverage and lift, centre and support my breasts. Lined with cotton for comfort, the cups have removable pads that can help even out asymmetrical appearance, but I keep them in place to get a bit more support from the bra.

As with all Ewa Michalak bras, the wires are wonderfully narrow, which is rare for bras at this end of the cup size range. They are a little taller under the arms that my PL (plunge) bras but they do not poke. Instead they encapsulate my breast tissue perfectly both at the centre gore, which lies flat, and at the sides. As you can see from my photos, I get a great cleavage with the S Szykuś but thanks to the taller cups there is no chance of spillage as the day goes on. I know some people find that with PL bras they have to adjust their boobs throughout the day to ensure they weren’t spilling or in the wrong position. I didn’t usually have that issue but the S is definitely a better option if this is something you experience with PLs.

The S Szykuś’s band fastens with four rows of three hooks and eyes. I found the band to be a fraction tight and although I can wear it without one I have been wearing it with an extender to begin with to allow the band to loosen up a little.

The straps of the S Szykuś are great. They adjust completely and have a slight ridge embellishment along the edges so that the adjusters do not slide and become loose during wear. They are thicker than those of the S Satine, which folded almost immediately, and I am pleased to report absolutely no occurrences of folding with the S Szykuś’s straps.

I absolutely adore the simple design of the S Szykuś bra, and the added front lace section gives it a special look. This is a super bra for wearing every day but it would also be perfect for special occasions. As the straps are completely plain it would be a great bra for wearing discreetly underneath a sheer or lacy top as they would not draw attention to themselves.

The S Szykuś bra has already become one of my firm favourites – I just wish I had the matching bottoms to complete the set!



  1. Anonymous
    22 December 2013 / 21:54

    pls buy the bottoms!!!! would luv to see more knicks on here (i'm into my knicks!)x Rach

    • Curvy Wordy
      3 January 2014 / 21:20

      I would have loved to review the bottoms as well but I was only sent the bra. I have some plain black briefs that I wear with this bra so it's sort of a set…sort of!

  2. Angie
    23 December 2013 / 01:28

    I have been thinking about trying Ewa Michalak for a while but am nervous about taking the plunge. Is it hard to order from them? Are they reliable? I am really scared about ordering from abroad in case my order goes missing, does that happen a lot? I wish they had a UK stockist.

    • JezebelBriar
      23 December 2013 / 09:07

      Not hard at all, you just email the address they give in the website and tell them what you'd like to order. I've always found them reliable, even with exchanges. I don't know of other people's experiences but they are pretty popular.

    • Anonymous
      23 December 2013 / 13:20

      I would just like to add that I have ordered loads of stuff from them and I've never had a problem. They can sound a bit blunt in their emails sometimes but definitely not rude and the parcels always arrive in good time. I love EM bras and discovered them thanks to this blog. I am sure you will love the bras like the other thousands of women who do so my advice is to stop being nervous and go for it!

    • Curvy Wordy
      3 January 2014 / 21:22

      I don't think I can add much to this conversation except to say that I have received great service from Ewa Michalak, and I am not saying that because this bra was sent to me free of charge. When I first discovered EM I bought a number of bras from them and I had only good experiences. I hope you go for it and order from them!

  3. kate
    23 December 2013 / 01:43

    this brand looks cool! ive learnt so much from your lingerie blog. as a plus size gal with a big set of knockers u r a godsend xxx cheers babe xxx

    • Curvy Wordy
      3 January 2014 / 21:23

      Hehe, thanks Kate! I am always so pleased to know when my blog has been helpful to someone.

  4. Paula Christiansen
    23 December 2013 / 15:31

    I just placed a big order with EM thanks to you, now I have seen this one I wish I had bought it! This looks like the perfect fit on you. The cups give a lot of coverage though, does that bother you?

    • Curvy Wordy
      3 January 2014 / 21:24

      Hi Paula, so pleased that you've ordered! The cups of the S style do give more coverage than the PLs, for example, but I don't find it a problem as it's good to have different styles of bras available to choose from. I hadn't had that luxury for quite some time before discovering EM 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    23 December 2013 / 18:02

    I have a PL version of this bra, and I just love it. The black microfiber is SUPER soft, so the bra feels super comfy while looking sexy and classy. I love the lace around the wires/band in the front so it's not just a plain solid black bra.

    • Curvy Wordy
      3 January 2014 / 21:25

      Thank you for commenting – I would love to have this bra in PL as well as the S style I have here. So glad you are as pleased with yours as I am with mine.

  6. sally
    5 January 2014 / 01:42

    I need this in hot pink lol love this lingerie blog got so many new bras now cheers

  7. Marie Séverine
    29 January 2014 / 21:44

    Hi Caroline !Such a nice item ! You make me jealous ^^The design is really amazing. I wonder seeing the photos : are the cup just a bit too small (just a bit …) ? When you walk a bit fast everything keeps in place ?Kind regardMarie Séverine and mafortepoitrine.com

  8. Nakita
    17 January 2015 / 12:59

    I have 32KK in S Pieprzyk, should I order the same size in S Szykuś? Are the size and shape of the cups the same? What about the fit of the band?I emailed Ewa but the language barrier is posing a bit of a challenge, so I am hoping that you can help.

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