Hi Everyone! I’m back 🙂 Today I have a review of Ewa Michalak’s new style for smaller busts: the M Magique. The new M cut is designed to project and display a smaller bust and has a very low gore. It’s the first Ewa Michalak model in a long time that has 60 bands as non-custom order. This set was gifted to me by the lovely Zathiya, a US boutique with a wide range of Polish bras in stock. I highly, highly recommend placing orders through Ewa Michalak products through them! If your size or desired model is not listed, email Aisha at email@example.com! They also provide free returns/exchanges within 30 days of an order, and store credit returns within 60 days. Incredibly helpful for notoriously inconsistent brands **cough Ewa Michalak and Comexim**. If you’d like to know more about why I do not recommend ordering direct from Ewa Michalak, you can read my customer service story/review.
Anyways, onto the meat of this review. I received the M Magique in a 65F, the largest cup volume this style is made in. If I ordered another M cut, I would probably choose a volume down because of my super short roots.
So, I’ve been captivated by the design of the Magique for a while! I’m a huge fan of eyelash lace, and I’ve been wanting a true plunge bra for a long time. The tan base of the cups is a very good match for my skin-tone, and it’s definitely a warmer, caramel-ish tone. It’s perfect for me, but it might look awkward on ivory or cool-undertoned skin. I love the illusion of an unlined bra here. Very elegant and sexy. I’ve got the bra on without the pads here, and you can see that it’s really a bit wide and tall for me. I have very, very short and narrow roots, but this bra is definitely more full coverage on me than it’s designed to be. The gore is only 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) tall, which is wonderfully comfortable for my poor beat up sternum. The low gore though does mean that this bra is not very center-fullness and soft-tissue friendly. There is not a ton of center projection here.
So the straps here are really quite wide set. This is a constant issue for me, but I’d say Magique is worse on this front than some I own. With the combination of wider cups and wide set straps, it means that the cups are all up in my armpits. Unfortunately, this means that I can’t wear the bra with tank tops, because the whole side of it will show. The cups are 5.25 inches (13.35 cm) wide and 9 inches (22.9 cm) deep. This is wider than I prefer (my ideal width is around 4.5 inches), but the wires are bendable and fairly soft. This cut does run wider than the S cut in the same size, but narrower than the 3D cut. The bra overall runs similar in size to the S cut, and you should be able to take the same size in both.
So you can see here that the immediate projection situation here is fairly promising! This bra stays in my IMF, and it’s definitely one of the most immediately projected plunge bras I’ve ever worn. The shape it gives is uplifted and fairly rounded. The wider wires on this bra mean that there is a little more “side boob” in the silhouette it gives. So if you don’t like your breasts being pulled entirely to the front, this might be a good option for you.
The back of this bra is just plain black and pretty boring. The closure is a 2×4, which should extend the life of the bra if you’re starting at the right size. Obviously, this band is a bit big for me and it’s riding up a bit on the tightest clasp. The band runs a bit small overall and stretches to 28 inches (71.1 cm). It is a very stretchy feeling band though, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it quickly stretched out further. So you may wish to take your regular size here and start with an extender.
So this is the bra with the pads. The pads included in the bra are about the same size as CHP pads, but the pockets are large enough that you could substitute in the larger S model pads. You can see that I’m getting a bit more cleavage, but honestly I expected a little bit more from this style. I think a size smaller would give me the look I’m going for in this, but I might have quadding at the gore. I do think that this bra does have the potential for Y cleavage though. To me, this bra looks 100% like something I would have worn pre-finding my correct size. It wouldn’t be out of place at Victoria’s Secret, and I think there’s a place in the full-bust market for bras like this. A little note: the straps are quite thin and may dig in. I personally love thin straps, but I know a lot of people don’t. These ones are a bit difficult to adjust, but they’re fully adjustable.
So here you can see my biggest issue with this bra: the cup height. The cups are 5.6 inches (14.2 cm) tall, and that’s simply too tall for my super short roots. There’s extra space at the top of them, particularly by the straps where I just have no breast tissue. This is about the same height as the cups in the S model, but the S model is shorter by the strap.
I hope this was helpful for those of you considering trying the M cut! I’d recommend either keeping your S size (1 above UK) or sizing down one cup if you’re looking for cleavage and have short roots. This bra is probably optimal for those with average/tall roots and even fullness, but it does work pretty well for me. I don’t recommend it for very center full shapes or those with soft tissue. I think that this is a great new choice for smaller/average busts!
Let me know if you have any questions about this model that I haven’t answered 🙂