Especially during hot, muggy weather, when I really want to wear as little as possible in order to try to keep cool, I always reach for my Ewa Michalak SM style bras. It is comforting to know that I haven’t added any extra layers of hot fabric which will contribute to making me even grumpier than I already am going to be. Yes, I am a fair weather friend, literally, and for me, comfort is key. However, while comfort is key, I need to have a bra that delivers good support and I still wish to have a lifted and rounded shape. The beautiful appearance of these bras is the proverbial icing on the cake.
After I had breast augmentation surgery, almost two years ago now, I had to re-learn how to shop for bras. Before going Polish, my efforts at finding a good unlined bra included two somewhat pointy offerings from Freya (the Pollyanna and Roxanne models), as well as an itchy Curvy Kate Princess. All of these seemed to lack the level of support that I needed, all had wide wires and none gave me that rounded appearance that I desired. I assumed that it must just not be possible to have an unlined bra that delivered on every count what I was looking for.
I had enjoyed great success with Ewa Michalak’s S style lined bras and decided that an unlined SM style would be worth a shot. I was so pleased with my first SM purchase that I now own several SM style bras and will be continuing to add to that part of my collection.
The SM Czarna Mgielka is a beautiful, sexy sheer offering in a black colourway. The Ewa Michalak site describes it as follows:
An unpadded bra with a higher bridge, ideal for medium neckline. Lifts the bust giving it a rounded shape with a subtly marked peak, which adds a little lightness to your silhouette. The cups are made of stable tulle holding bust at the right level 🙂 The edging made of delicate lace. A bow on the center gore. Fully-adjustable straps. The band is quite tight.
I had Jaimie at Bra Obsessed send me the Czarna Mgielka in size 70FF. You can find this bra in her shop here and you can find the matching panties here. I actually chose these panties that match the S Szykus bra which I also own. The Szykus panties are gorgeous and fit me well in my usual size 36.
Below is a front view of me wearing the bra. The polka dot bows added for modesty are not included 😉
And a side view so that you can see the roundness and lift:
In the interests of disclosure, as I mentioned above I do have implants but they are very natural in appearance, and not super rounded on their own. I am a combination of formerly sagged natural breast tissue with cohesive gel implants. I measure approximately 27″ below my bust and approximately 36″ around my bust, with a 10″ perimeter.
The Czarna Mgielka is very similar in design to my SM Wanilla bra, pictured below, which I reviewed here. The Czarna features the same style of lace trim and has the seams on the inside of the cups to give a very smooth clothed appearance, making it both sexy and very useful – a win/win in my books! The Wanilla is not available on the Ewa Michalak site but can be ordered through Bra Obsessed at this link.
Other SM bras in my collection to date include the drop-dead gorgeous SM Fiolecik, pictured below. The beautiful embroidered cups and lilac/black colorways on this one made it irresistible to me. I must say that the matching panties are also gorgeous and comfortable too! Sadly, this bra is not being made any longer. At time of writing there was one lonely bra in size 40DD left on the Ewa Michalak site. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for similar styles in the future.
The final bra in my personal SM collection is the beautiful limited edition Bailey Bez which unfortunately is also no longer available.
None of the SM bras in my collection shown above have any stretch to the cup fabric, so you do want to have your Ewa Michalak size sorted out so that you can find your perfect fit. I find the S style bras are more forgiving for size fluctuation as they are lined and have the option of adding or removing the ‘cookie’ pads. If you are looking for an unpadded Ewa Michalak bra but prefer a bit of stretch, I recommend trying a BM style. In comparison with my S style bras, my SM bras give a slightly more minimized appearance, but still do provide similar excellent lift and roundness. All of the above shown bras are in sizes 65G or 70FF and all fit very consistently.
Other advantages to the SM style include that they take up next to no room in your lingerie drawer or your suitcase for that matter, making them great choice of bra to take on holidays. They are also fast to dry after washing, since they are so light-weight.
The collage below shows some of my lovely fellow AEE bloggers modelling their own SM bras. In the top photo, Tanzilove is wearing her Fiolecik, bottom left is Baby in her Czarna Mgielka and bottom right is Tanzilove in her Walentynka. Don’t they look fabulous?
No need to despair if you missed out on the Fiolecik and/or the Bailey Bez as there are many other beautiful styles still available, and many more to come in the future. If you would like to try one for yourself, Bra Obsessed has kindly given our readers another discount code! You can use code AEE10 and enjoy 10% off of your purchase on any style bra, for all in stock items. This code is effective immediately and will end on Saturday September 19, 2015 so be sure to take a browse at all of the lovely offerings at Bra Obsessed and get your order in. Although this sale code is limited to in stock items only, I have been told that there is currently a small run of other sizes and styles ordered (with many 60 and 65 bands!) and on their way soon to the shelves at Bra Obsessed including (GASP!) the new, not yet released ‘strappy’ SM which you will have seen a glimpse of if you follow Ewa Michalak’s facebook page. You can email Jaimie at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask if your size is on her soon-to-arrive order list and if it is, she will invoice you so that you can take advantage of this discount. Enjoy!
I will most certainly be adding the new SM strappy set to my collection. Will you?