Where do I begin….well there was a long time in my life that I only wore nude or black bras with the most padding I could possibly find to help even out my figure. I’ve always been extra small on top and after nursing 4 kiddos I was very deflated and lacked fullness. Couple that with larger hips and I was left feeling disproportionate until I had my breast augmentation. I recently went through revision surgery and now I am very happy with my new proportions and I love wearing unlined bras for the first time in my life, no more thick padding for me! So my Polish bra obsession kicked in and I will admit that I need to have every shade of the rainbow and I also swore to never look for a beige bra again. I often find myself matching my vibrant, colorful sets to whichever top I’ve chosen that day, a beautiful red strap peeking out of a red blouse is fine with me 🙂 Alas there are times when those brilliant pops of color just won’t work under a white tee-shirt or light blouse and not having a completely nude bra just won’t suffice. Just as I started my search Ewa Michalak released the gorgeous SM Triumf (an unlined balconette style) and immediately knew I had to add it to my colorful collection. Little did I know just how stunning this bra would be in person and you just can’t beat the trademark Ewa Michalak fit. Narrow wires and great projection. are perfect for my augmented breasts and with it hitting 115 where I live in the summer months an unlined bra is a necessity!
The floral patterned lace of Triumf is intricate, but not too delicate and it is the perfect shade to completely disappear under a white top on my complexion.
The gore is narrow and the wires overlap slightly so it’s a wonderful fit for my very close set breasts. I’ve noticed that Triumf along with a few other SM styles I’ve tried have a firmer band and the wires feel stronger, I’m not sure if it’s literally a stronger wire or if it just feels that way since it’s an unlined bra lacking padding. It’s as if there is wonderful support with an almost airy, freeing feeling since there isn’t extra fabric and I absolutely love the lightness! I get a nice lifted round shape with forward projection that looks great under a fitted tee-shirt so it is exactly what I needed for my collection, a very un-boring nude bra with a subtle sexiness.
I ordered SM Triumf in a 65gg after reading that the unlined styles by Ewa Michalak ran on the firm side and I found this to be very true as I stated previously. It’s a perfect fit on the loosest hooks for my 26.5 underbust. The 65gg has a 3 hook closure for added band support and in my experience I prefer the extra stability and comfort it provides.
The cups are a strong non-stretch lace and where the cup meets the strap the lace is doubled-up I assume for strength so the lace won’t tear. The band itself is a satiny, stretchy material that is soft and luxurious. Ewa Michalak never disappoints when it comes to adding the perfect little extra touches on her bras… from the tiny bow and round crystal gore detail to the scalloped lace edging on the tops of the cups, this nude bra is a stunner.
In my pictures it may seem as if it’s cutting in a bit when in actuality that’s just my relaxed skin after 4 pregnancies, I call it my bra roll, in a grumbled voice of course. The bra sits nicely in my crease and the gore tacks well, although after a few hours the gore sort of folds to the right or left over itself since my breasts sit so close together. It’s not uncomfortable and I’m not sure if it’s just an augmented breast issue but I could see others experiencing the same thing if they are very center heavy. The cups are the perfect depth and filled nicely.
I’m thrilled to have another well-fitting work of “bra art” by Ewa Michalak in a nude shade and just in time as we’ve had a few 100 degree days already! Have you tried Triumf? I would love to hear your thoughts and if you’ve been eyeing this beauty I suggest adding it to your collection, you won’t be disappointed.