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Bra » Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Beżowa Perła (533) » 60FF » Bras » Owner


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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band62.5
Band Length54.5
Stretch ratio1.1
Cup width13.0
Cup depth23.0
Depth ratio1.8
Wire length22.1
Cup height15.5
Cup separation1.5
Gore height6.5
Wing height10.3
Strap width1.5
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My next stop on my Toronto bra boutique venture was Secrets from your Sister, which is possibly the largest bra-focused shop in Toronto. I arrived in the middle of the day on a Wednesday, and there was no wait to be seen for a fitting. I told my fitter that I'm wearing a 28F nowadays in Panache/Cleo, and she started bringing me bras to try on. I am super lucky that SFYS carries Ewa Michalak, and so I was happy to buy this Bibi Perla to replace my old one (which is accelerating rapidly to the end of its life; it has become very stabby in the gore).

The appearance is the same as my older version, except that the charm on the gore is slightly different, and there is a slightly dark mark on the outside of the right cup (which, looking at my photos now, can't even be seen as it's hidden behind the Bratabase watermark). SFYS were the ones who brought the mark to my attention, and they were very upfront about being willing to give a small discount because of it. Other than this, the bra is in perfect, new condition.

I have always had great experiences at SFYS, but this time I was a little bit at odds with my fitter about what the proper cup volume would be for me. With this bra in particular, she first brought out a Bibi Czarny Tulipan in 28F. I tried it on, and although I wasn't quadding (due to the stretch lace), my breast tissue was pushed up unnaturally high, and I could tell that it was too small for me. When I told her this (and also mentioned that I own many other BM's, all in 28FF), she said something along the lines of, "I think the next cup size up will be too big for you, but we can try it". So then she brought out this, the Bibi Perla, in 28FF. When she came back to assess the fit, I pointed out how there was no wrinkling whatsoever, and my bust was sitting in a much more natural position instead of being excessively pushed up. Instead of agreeing with me, I think she just felt like she wasn't gonna change my mind, so she let me be. (She also felt like my Deco softcup was too big in the cup, but let that one go too). Granted, I am definitely in-between cup sizes right now, which obviously she wouldn't have known. A lot of my EM BM's are a smidge too large in the cup, such as my Puder and my Porto.

In conclusion, I was happy to get a replacement for my OG Bibi Perla, and although I had a small disagreement with my fitter about the fit, I am glad I stuck to my guns and came home with a size I know will fit me for probably the full life of the bra.

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Updated on Sep 26, 2019 Flag this

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  • 1

    This bra looks like a good fit on you. How wonderful you could get your size in the Ewa Michalak bra you wanted to replace your worn out one! It's great you can recognize correct fit and such subtle differences between two cup sizes! Thank you for showing the snug T-shirt fit. This is always a concern of mine. I usually wear a seamless, lined bra because of seams showing through and, I feel, ruining the lines of some of my tops. This bra is basically a T-shirt bra for you!

  • 1

    I think it looks like a great fit on you. You know your body best, so glad the lady at the shop didn't try to pressure you. Glad you found a replacement for your old bra. Nice that you have a shop that carries EM bras. I'd kill for that around here. I think the closest shop to me that carries EM is like 12 hours away, lol. Oh well!

  • 1

    Looks great. I’ve been in the same position with sales associates (especially La Senza and the like who are all too eager to measure me when I say that they don’t have anything that fits).

  • 2

    She may not have been accustomed to fitting people in your size range with the BM style, which is obviously super popular with people in the very large cup range. If you fit a demographic that usually comes in looking for the lower-cut Ewa styles she probably has a mental image of the optimal fit they get in those bras, making her less receptive to what you were saying (or to the logic of realizing yeah it's a BM, they are fairly high coverage bras, it's really totally fine for it to fit you this way!)

  • 2

    I got my first proper fitting bra at SFYS! I had no idea they carried Ewa bras, I might have to plan a trip down to check things out. Thanks for the review. :)

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