Ewa Michalak PL Onyks Reviewed
The fit of the Onyks is perfect. The cups are the perfect size, band is perfectly firm, and it comes with these awesome foam-padded straps that are SO COMFY.
The only complaint about the Cielus I had was that the cups are a tad too small. The Onyks is that tiny bit bigger, and it is perfection. Not only is the fit perfect, but the design is beautiful and sleek. I think it might be because this bra has no sheen to it (other than the trim at the very top of the cups) but it looks blacker than black. I love how dark and refined it is.
The padding is a tiny bit thicker than that of the Cielus, and it also comes with removable push-up pads to correct asymmetry or if you feel like looking a little umphy. All these photographs are taken without the push-up pads. I doubt I’ll really be utilizing them, but they’re good to keep around just in case! This bra also comes with a set of normal straps and a halter strap. So handy to have a bra that can be worn so many different ways!
While the fit of this bra is perfect, I prefer the shape of the Cielus slightly. The Onyks is a bit more projected, and the slightly thicker padding adds some volume to my chest. I still like this shape a lot though, and it passed the test of being worn under a tight camisole today without me feeling self conscious of my chest (it also kept me comfy during my class that began at 8:30 AM).
The set of normal straps that you can attach in place of the comfort straps are fully adjustable, as is the halter strap. The bra closes with three sets of two hooks and eyes. I found this band to be a tiny bit more snug than the Cielus, but since the Cielus has four rows of hooks, they might a well be the same. This is a very versatile bra that I’m so glad to own. It’s about time I have a reliable black bra.
EDIT: I thought I’d update with a picture of what the Onyks is like with the fully adjustable straps. I find I get a better shape with these straps and wish I could tighten the comfort straps further. If you compare with the pictures above you’ll notice the shape is a bit rounder and uplifted.
I think the reason you have this result of getting a better shape after drastically shortening the straps is because the cups are too big. Your breast tissue does not fill them completely, preventing them from taking proper shape. You are compensating by shortening the straps and taking some volume from the cups.
It is also possible, though not necessarily the case, that the band is too small. You mention that the band feels tighter than a similar bra you thought fit you better. Also, In the first “side view” pic you have what I think is a typical shape for someone wearing a bra that is a slightly too small band and with too large cups.
You probably needed either a 28F or a 30F.
Hey Rebecca! Thanks for the feedback. This review is very old, but I can guarantee you that at the time my breast tissue was indeed filling out the entire cup. If it does not appear that way, photos can indeed be deceiving depending on the lighting or how the perspective was captured. I agree that a band size up would have been ideal in this particular bra, as it ran very firm. A 30F likely would have been perfect at the time 🙂 The straps were tightened so much because the comfort straps do run long. It comes with a pair of normal straps as well that could have been adjusted to a regular amount at the time and fit.