In my continued quest to try every style of Ewa Michalak bra that is available in my size, as well as stock up on more summer, boob-sweat minimizing bras, I decided that the next style I had to try was the BM. Like the SM style, the BM is an unlined balconette; and when I saw the new BM Naomi debut a couple of months ago, I knew that was the one for me!
I ordered Naomi, along with the gorgeous S Opium (click HERE for review) from the lovely Jaimie at Bra Obsessed and was thrilled when I got it in the mail the other day! Although it may look like just a plain brown bra on the website, like pretty much every Ewa bra, it is quite stunning in person. A big surprise was that there is quite a purple undertone to this bra, with the band being only a shade or two off from the color of my S Glamour (click HERE for review) with a shiny satin look and feel. On my 65GG, the band has the usual four rows of 3 hooks and eyes and is on the looser side with me being able to stretch it to about 32 inches before much wire distortion occurs, so if you like a firm band you may want to size down in this one. TIP: Remember that when you size down in band, you will want to size up in cup to keep the same cup size. The band also is reinforced with a black mesh lining on the inner side for extra comfort and a more luxurious feel. The straps have a shiny satin sheen as well, and are fully adjustable for your comfort preference.
The cups of the BM Naomi are made up of three-parts made of a stretchy floral lace in a deeper brown, but still with a purple undertone. The bottom parts of the cup are lined with black mesh that comes up the side to meet the straps. This mesh lining helps with the structure of the bra since the lace has stretch to it and keeps your breasts feeling secure and supported. In typical Ewa fashion, no bra would be complete without it’s beautiful details and Naomi is no exception. This bra has matching polka dot bows at the gore and straps making it both fun and flirty 😉
Now that we are done with the technical stuff, let me tell you how it feels 🙂 The first thing I noticed when I put Naomi on was how incredibly comfortable it is. The stretch of the lace molded perfectly to my boobs and the band made me feel very supported (even though I had to wear it on the third tightest row of hooks). I was also very pleased that it wore extremely smoothly under shirts and I didn’t notice any lines showing through at all. I have tan skin (I am currently somewhere between the color of Triumf and Naomi), and get fairly dark in the summer months, so Naomi is a perfect “nude” bra for me. One thing I noticed the first day I wore it was that for some reason the bra made my boobs itch just a little bit. But when I wore it a second time I didn’t notice it anymore, so I’m not quite sure what that was about!
I can honestly say I don’t really have anything negative to say about this bra, and I’d even venture to say that I find it more comfortable than either of the SMs I currently own (Triumf and Amorek), though they are very comfortable as well. For those of you ladies who have more (or all) natural breast tissue and have some natural sag or hang, I have heard that the BM is a bit more minimizing than the SM style, which could be a positive or a negative depending on the look you are going for. For me, who has very little natural tissue and zero sag or hang, I don’t see much of a difference between the two styles as far as the look. It is definitely not going to give you the BAM! look that the S style does, but if you are looking for a light, airy, comfortable and supportive bra, this might be just the one for you!
Lastly, if you are looking to make this bra into a set, Ewa offers both the Naomi brief (for you ladies who are on #TeamFullBum) as well as the Naomi thong (for girls on #TeamButtCrack 😉 ). I, unfortunately had to pass on the undies this time around as my wallet was already screaming in protest! I hope you enjoyed this review and please stay tuned, our summer review line up is just warming up 🙂