Ewa Michalak BM Gwiezdny Pył Bra 34K/75K and Thong 16/44

Amongst the items sent to me just before Christmas by Polish lingerie brand Ewa Michalak was one of the newer bra styles: the BM. This bra is essentially an unpadded balconette. It offers more coverage than other styles and has the familiar cut of many other large cup brands, and so I was very interested to try it in order to see if the Ewa Michalak ‘magic’ design works on a more atypical cut.

I was sent the BM Gwiezdny Pył.

Biustonosz BM Gwiezdny Pył

Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

See what I mean about the cut? The satin-y lower cup matched with the lacy upper is commonly seen on bras by brands such as Freya, Panache, and Fantasie. I was super keen to see if this bra would give me the glorious orb-like breasts that my PL, S, and SM bras provide.

I was sent the BM Gwiezdny Pył bra in size 34K/75K and matching thong in 16/44. (Note: I was sent two other bras in the same parcel: an S and a PL. These were both in a size 75KK – as requested by me – and the decision on the 75K size in this bra was made by the team at Ewa Michalak. I therefore assume that anyone looking to purchase a BM should take one cup size down from their usual PL or S bra size in this style.)

As I have been doing with all my lingerie posts lately, I have teamed the bra and thong with some hosiery and heels. On this occasion it’s my black Prague Lady Microfiber Opaque Hold-ups from The Big Tights Company and black platform stiletto heels from Primark. I feel that the overall aesthetic is improved with this more complete look, and I hope you agree that I have showcased the lingerie set well.

The set is made from a very soft and shiny black fabric, which – combined with the graphite and silver patterned stretchy lace on the tops of the cups and central gore of the bra and at the sides and back of the thong – makes it appear to be almost charcoal in hue. It’s really very pretty and the silver thread intertwined in the lace creates a kind of cobweb-like look.

Unlike the PL, S, and SM bras’ four part cups, the BM has only three parts to each cup. When I saw this I felt slightly more cynical as to the fit and shape the bra would give me, but as you can see from the above photos there is no doubting that the BM’s cut and design fits in perfectly with the other Ewa Michalak lingerie lines. The BM Gwiezdny Pył bra gives me rounded, perky breasts, without the need for any padding. I do find the unpadded cups have a fraction less support than my padded alternatives, but not so much that the BM is unwearable. In fact, it’s nice to have the option of going without padding and I am sure I will wear this bra a lot in warmer weather.

As described on the EM website, the BM bra ‘gathers the breasts in a way that they do not stick outside the contour of the body’, and I can certainly confirm this is the case. As I have often mentioned before, my breast tissue is all at the front of my body and so the ‘push everything forward’ cut of Ewa Michalak bras suits me perfectly. You’ll notice from my photos that when I stand facing forwards my boobs don’t go out to the sides very much, but the projection is clearly seen on the sideways shots. This is the natural position of my boobs, and EM bras simply help to give them support and uplift.

I found that the cups certainly provide more coverage than the other EM styles I’ve tried, but not so much that the lace on the top half of the cups would show under a medium neckline. The black fabric on the lower cups is very slightly stretchy, but the lace on the tops has a lot of give and I find it useful to reposition the placement of the lace once I have scooped and swooped all of my breast tissue into the cups.

The wires of the cups are wonderfully narrow, and they encase my breast tissue perfectly both at the centre and at the sides. They are not do not dig in at all under my arms and the central gore lies flush against my sternum.

The bra has some pretty embellishments to add to its glamorous appearance. There’s a medium sized black bow and diamante charm on the central gore, and there are smaller black bows at the point where the straps join the tops of the cups.

The 34/75 band on this bra is spot on for me on the loosest hooks. The band has some stretch but feels quite firm so I am confident that it will be a good fit for a while. It fastens with three rows of three hooks and eyes so I can always make it tighter when required.

The plain black straps are fairly wide, and are fully adjustable. There is looped edging along the sides of each strap so that the sliding adjuster doesn’t move out of place with wear.

The matching thong – which doesn’t seem to be available on the website any more – was sent to me in a size 16/44, and I must admit I found it rather on the snug side. Although the sides and back of the thong are made from that lovely, stretchy lace, the elastic band sewn along the top edge is not terribly forgiving, so I think I would have done better with an 18/46 in this instance. The thong itself is every bit as gorgeous as the bra, though, and the same soft fabrics have been used. There is a medium-sized black bow at the front centre, complete with a diamante, and a slightly smaller plain black bow at the back. The gusset is lined with cotton for comfort. I must admit that I feel pretty sexy wearing this thong; there’s something about sexy black lingerie that really appeals to me!

So, my first try of a BM bra has been a great success, and this is a style I will certainly be looking to try again in the future. I would be interested to try one cup size up out of interest (and therefore the same size as I take in other EMs), to see if the fit is just as good or even a little better. 

Have you tried the BM cut yet? And do you find that one cup down from your PL/S size works best?



  1. Anonymous
    2 January 2015 / 22:24

    I really like your photos and the photo of the EM model. They all show the lingerie set very well.

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:07

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am glad you find my photos useful to see the fit of the lingerie.

  2. Sbukinuki
    3 January 2015 / 07:19

    hello congratulations for everything, for your website , for reviews , but especially for your beauty ! even when you do reviews on "body " ? Have you tried the "body " !!!

  3. Erica
    3 January 2015 / 09:20

    Great review and lots of useful details. Thanks!

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:08

      No problem. I’m so glad my post helped you 🙂

  4. Ruta
    3 January 2015 / 12:09

    You look very beautiful in this bra and I can imagine that it fits wel, because I've just received it in 80E/36E and I have to say it offers a really good fit compared to other EM bras I have. I had hard times figuring my EM size, because I was fitted 32GG by Bravissimo and I ordered EM bras based on this size or close to it. As you can see my size is 80/36E or F depending on the model, because my underbust is 80 and I have 100 cm around the bust in the BM Gwiezdny Pył Bra. It is very comfrtable, offers good support, the band is quite tight, but not too tight. I actually test the band when I sit down. If it is too tight it will start bothering you after a while, even though it doesnt hurt you when you stand. I didn't order the bottoms, but I now I think I should have done this:)

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:09

      Hi Ruta, thank you for taking the time to comment. Testing the band when sitting down sounds like an excellent tip, especially for those who spend a lot of time sitting at work etc. So pleased you love Ewa Michalak like I do!

    • Ruta
      11 January 2015 / 11:41

      Hello, thank you for commenting back:) Yes, I do love EM bras, because they're the best out of everything I tried in the Bravissimo range. As for the band size, I personally went through this bra band size war 🙂 And finally I have to agree with Ewa Michalak and what she explain in her blog post which raised a big discussion among her British and American clients http://ewamichalak.blogspot.fr/2013/06/klient-ma-zawsze-racje.htmlWhen I discovered Bravissimo they fitted me into 32GG and it was really great, but that was just the best bra that I've ever tried. Actually I was squished by this 32 band size, but I thought that this is how things need to be if I want a good fit. Then I discovered Ewa Michalak and ordered 32GG for the start and with time I evolved to 36/80 E-F and I would even consider going for 38 for some models. As for Bravissimo bras, I go for 34FF. Through this time my weight and measurements haven't changed. But what is interesting that going up the band size I went more than one cup down. Because 32 band distorts the shape of the cupand stretches the wires which means I have to increase cup size in order the cup wouldn't cut my breasts. And the worst is that a too short band gives a bad shape and less support, what is clearly shown in the pictures. So, I would really suggest to follow EM bra calculator and order a few bras with different cups as in my case is 36E and F fr comparison. You don't need to have a very tight band to have good support, the key is to find the perfect marriage between the band and the cup which gives balance and perfect shape. And that is not always easy, from what I experieced myself.

  5. Anonymous
    3 January 2015 / 21:54

    you must have taken my tues comment on board!! 🙂 i ♡ thongs,, i must admit i was one of those trollops who walked round with mine hanging out the back of my jeans in the naughtys lol!! how does that stand with ur fashion sense cath? lolrach xx

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:20

      Hi Rach, sorry but I don't know what you mean by your Tuesday comment. Sounds like some fashions were best left in the past, eh? 😉

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:20

      PS Who is Cath?

  6. Piri D
    6 January 2015 / 01:28

    You look incredible in everything but this lingerie set has to be my all time favourite. You've struck some legendary poses here, bravo! I NEED this bra and panties in my life.

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:21

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Hope you manage to buy this set before it sells out!

  7. Tina Bettles
    8 January 2015 / 19:35

    This is a great set and wow what superb uplift for an unpadded bra. I might finally have been persuaded to try the BM style, until now I was put off as I was convinced it wouldn't be as good as the S style but you have changed my mind. Now I just need to decide which one to go for! T x

    • Curvy Wordy
      9 January 2015 / 15:22

      Thank you for your comment, Tina. So pleased to hear my blog has proved useful to you 🙂

  8. Joanne Doddington
    31 January 2015 / 00:03

    I have been very hesitant to try Ewa's unpadded bras before reading a review on your blog. I do love her lingerie but sometimes the sizing is off and I wanted to know if I should order my sam size or not. Thank you for this information – I will be asking my boyfriend for this set for Valentine's Day x

    • Curvy Wordy
      14 February 2015 / 14:55

      Ooh, it's Valentine's Day today so I am eager to know if your boyfriend bought this set for you in the end??

  9. Ruthie's Girl Designs
    20 May 2015 / 20:35

    I'm late to this post, but I have to say, this bra (I believe translated to Starlight) is amazing. I put a client in one after trying numerous bra brands that just didn't have deep enough cups or narrow enough wires for her shape. AMAZING lift, separation. Gives a beautiful silhouette under clothes…Seeing a client in EM for the first time convinced me that I need to carry these in my boutique. Thank you for your reviews on EM as they help me make decisions based off a true body size and someone who WEARS them and has knowledge of the fit.

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