Ewa Michalak how is it that your bras are so, so very amazing that even when the fit is ever so slightly off (I probably needed this in a 60J but maybe a 60HH would be fine too) that the bra fits so wonderful and I could never dream of giving it up? This bra is what inspired the Perils of Owning a Well-Fitting Bra post. :)
My underbust measures at 29" at the moment (pulled tightly, measuring loosely it's 30"). However, I'm someone whose back is smaller than my underbust so 28's are really what I need. On the website this is listed as a 30 and I'd say that is pretty accurate. At first I could wear it on the loosest hook but that was pretty short lived, once I put it on the tightest hook it was a significantly better fit. If I were to order it, I'd probably get it in a 60J. That being said I can take this to the seamstress and get a bit taken off in the back.
As for the cups. I have very soft breasts so it makes finding cups that fit me well difficult. Plunges are especially tricky because there's not nearly as much material on the sides so there's inevitable spillage. I'd say the bra fits almost perfect in the cups. Because my breasts are so soft they don't really stay put very well and leaning forward can give me a slightly quadraboob whereas standing up straight makes it disappear and leaning back even gives ever so slight gapping. I'm starting to think the only answer are very full coverage bras that encompass absolutely all of my breast tissue (even on the top and sides). Once I hit goal weight I'll probably comprise my wardrobe of more full coverage bras than anything else. However, other types are always needed. ;) I have to wonder if going up a cup size might actually make things worse because there would be more room to move around and, thus, I'd be more at risk for spillage. I do think, though, if I were to order a CH from Ewa Michalak that I'd really need to go up a size.
That being said, the PL Burgund looks AMAZING on me and gives me the perfect rounded shape that I crave. I definitely have boobs that are in front (nothing on the side) so this bra accentuates that and is very flattering. It'll be great underneath low cut, v-necked tops. I actually had a hard time taking off the bra to take pictures because I loved the look so much.
Another thing that I love about Ewa Michlak bras, in general, is that the cups are not super high. Tall cups don't work well on my breasts because my breasts tend to flatten vertically once they sit inside a bra so cups that are tall mostly just serve to irritate me and dig into my ribs.
Great! Like I said above I wear the bra on the tightest hook but doing that really does make a great fit. I feel well-supported and don't have any back pain (an issue for me if bras are at all too loose in the back). Now, it's a plunge bra and I have very soft breasts so there is some slight spillage towards the middle. I can't imagine I'll every escape that on a plunge bra because of how soft my breasts are. However, it doesn't appear to show up underneath shirts, which is really the true test.
The amount of lift I get is just astounding and this is what I absolutely LOVE about Ewa Michalak bras. I hate it when bras just make my breasts look so low. The smallest part of my midsection is my underbust and when my breasts sit too low I look a lot bigger than I actually am. So THANK YOU Ewa Michalak for another home run!
- The shape is great, I love the color (I think I have a major thing for purple..), and the bra is amazingly comfortable. I'm in love. My only regret is that I don't have any cute, matching underwear to go with it!
- If you haven't filled out my Underbust Survey, please do!!!! I'm going to write up the results SOON!!!!!!!!