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Bm Bibi Beżowa Perła (533)

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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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      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!

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      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!)

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      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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  2. 6
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    Here is a tale of my magical bra...

    I found this bra in the listings, and although it had an (!) by it because it had been up for a long time without an update, I did actually hear back form the seller, although not right away. It was in my price range, within Canada, and one that I’d really wanted to try. Having a better feel for my measurements, I took a gamble to message the seller even though it was an old listing. To be honest, I was totally surprised that I even had a reply. She replied around the holidays and we set up a swap, ... and although there were a few hiccups, the bra arrived and I rejoiced! It’s so beautiful, and I had been really wanting to try a half lace BM after learning that they fit a little bit smaller then the full lace ones for whatever reason. Feeling like maybe my Cabernet was a half size too big made me suuuuper curious about the half lace BM fit.

    This bra is a gorgeous shimmering champagne or pearl colour (hence the name), which is not exactly the colour that I would normally gravitate towards, but I needed a lighter neutral (non white) bra, especially as my 30E Curvy Kate Ellace in latte was too small and I hadn’t gotten a larger size in it. (This is actually the bra that I swapped for, with a few tea samples as well). It’s a surprisingly hard colour to match for underwear that isn’t especially made to match from Ewa. The pearl detail at the gore are beautiful as well. This bra sorta straddles granny with sophisticated glamour...it’s definitely not what I would consider fun. But it’s still utterly gorgeous. And I think that I pull off the colour pretty well on my fairly pale skin. The lower cup material is super soft and smooth. It’s also very lightweight. As mentioned, this is a half lace BM, so it’s not reinforced with the tulle inside, but it does have the stretch lace on top. To me, I think that the lace is somewhat more substantial than the lace of my Cabernet.

    When I first got it, I messaged my bra fitting friend about it and the fit and she had asked me if it had more room at the wire, because I get wrinkles at the wire with my Cabernet and I said “yes, I think so” and sent off pictures. She replied back that “yes, it looks like it has more immediate projection but not as much lift” (but did say that it looked like a good fit)...I immediately felt defensive and was like “this bra fits me perfectly...it’s rounded and lifted and roomier at the wire and way better than the Cabernet” but maybe more in sentiment and not in the same words. A little bit later as I evaluated the fit and did comparisons with the Cabernet, I realized that she was right, with her infinite bra wisdom, and I apologized.

    The measurements of the bra are nearly identical to the Cabernet, yet I feel like I have a whole different fit. Somehow it is magical. I think that it was brasaremean that said that because it is not lined, the cups have a little bit of droop, and I think that is precisely why it’s more rounded on me than the full lace. I’m allowed to extend down a bit more as well as out, which allows, me to round out some. Given my medium bust range, I’m not too heavy, so I don’t see it as a problem for me, but can see it as a problem for busts that are heavier than mine. A little bit about the band...it is a 70, yet definitely does not even stretch to 30” but as it’s not lace lined, it might stretch out faster.

    My breasts seem to currently be average to taller roots, but deflated and shallow, thus making them functionally short, and on the narrow side. Fullness has increased with my growth from last fall, and while I am still center full and full on bottom, I have gained a little bit more upper fullness so that I am a little bit more even than I once was. My tissue is soft and malleable, which can make them a bit deceptive and tricksy at times, as well as pendulous. I need narrow-ish wires, immediate depth and center depth, but less apex depth because the deeper the apex, the less upper tissue I have to fill out the upper portion of the cups. I feel like I am contained in the bra and appreciate the lower gore and soft, stretchy materials. It’s a very comfortable and seems to work with my characteristics and shape.

    After trying this one on, I feel like I have to own a few more of th half lace BMs, however I’m still going to try more of the full lace ones to see if my Cabernet is the rogue outlier or not.

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      For the record, the Fuksja does not droop at all compared to my other half lace BMs, not sure why :/. Maybe the tighter band, or slightly smaller cups, but either way, I'm not seeing that issue with my behemoths.

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      BTW I just checked out the photos and it does look to fit a lot more differently than Cabernet. I do find also I get more rounded look from these bras and to be honest, despite the droop, I find them to be the most comfy as well.

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      I love my Bezowa perla.. it's very comfy (it's also the best fitting bra I currently own despite the lack of lift)

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      Maybe because the Fuksja has the reinforced seams with the contrast ribbon?

      Thanks for the reply. I’m hoping that maybe it’s just a rogue fit for the Cabernet. Wilderness1 has a similar shape and size to me and the full lace 65FF she just tried was much rounder with less wrinkles than my Cabernet.

    • This looks gorgeous on you! What a great fit!

    • Thank you, Sonya! I kinda feel a little princessy in it.

    • Looks great on you!

    • Yep it looks good ;)

    • Calluna do you think the 65 band in your cabernet is too tight (thereby making the lower cup too "shallow" and creating wrinkles)?

    • I loved my Perla too!!

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      Wilderness1 I have thought about this before, but both bras seem to have the same stretched measurements, and when I add a row or two more hooks from my extender to the Cabernet, it doesn’t change anything except for feeling loose(r).

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      This is super gorgeous! So happy you found a great fit.

    • Thanks rachaelll!

    • Love it! I adore half lace BMs BECAUSE they're soooo 50s housewife. I think that's what is so hot about them. I have a pair of the highwaist panties in size 38(M) to match this bra if you'd like to buy them. They're NWT and much more lovely in person than in photos;)

    • Love it! I adore half lace BMs BECAUSE they're soooo 50s housewife. I think that's what is so hot about them. I have a pair of the highwaist panties in size 38(M) to match this bra if you'd like to buy them. They're NWT and much more lovely in person than in photos;)

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      Thanks for the offer but I pretty much have no waist because I am so short and high waist items come up to my rib cage. Which are super annoying. But I appreciate you thinking of me.

    • It's such a pretty bra! It looks so retro :)

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      Thanks MissKarma. It’s very beautiful. AprilGoulding do you think that the high waisted panties can be altered to be not high waist?

    • Well...not easily. They arent really that high..I'll put them on for you later and send you an imgur link.

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      AprilGoulding I would be curious about the fit as well. I think we have similar body types (super slim hips) and I am interested, but wary, about the high-waisted panties. I am not sure I have enough curve to pull them off

    • Calluna rachaelll They're super cute. I'm thinking of getting a pair in my size. These are a 38 and they're not at all huge (I find size 36 briefs huge). For reference, my hips are 33" and there's no stretch taken up by me in these.

      http://imgur.com/a/4dPb0Vx

    • AprilGoulding these are super cute on you! The lace sides make the look work. My hips are 34" and my waist is 25", so I'm a little larger than you. Do you think a 36 would work on me?

    • rachaelll yup! I think theyll be perfect. I'm going to order 36 too - in red (if Kaska will do my bra with nude lining ;)

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      AprilGoulding They would be so cute in red. And black.

    • Hmmm. Interesting. I honestly don’t know if I can pull the high waist briefs off with my shape. Have a look at my Cabernet pics... I have a few pictures of me in coordinating/semi matching underwear from La Senza and it’s clear to see my mid-section tummy pooch and short waist. I think that the ones you have would swallow me up too much.

    • I wore this again today and was reminded how strange it is that it fits so much like my 65FF Cabernet, except more rounded, and yet it’s a sister size up. The band feels identical in snugness. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s a 3 column vs 4 column clasp. Maybe I ought to close the Cabernet on the 3rd of the 4 hooks and compare. But ultimately, it’s not really worth trying to understand, I think, so long as they both fit, right? Just be thankful that they fit. Lol.

      Also, I tried to measure my hips and waist but I don’t know if I measured in the right spots. If I did, my hips were close to 36”, and my waist, being a bit tricky to define, was somewhere in the 25-30” range so I dunno. I have no clue size in Ewas bottoms I would need and no clue if AprilGoulding ‘S 38 high waisted ones would fit.

    • Calluna you can stop thinking about my panties lol. I had them remade into tiny tangas :P
      But for future reference - if you wear a large La Senza panty, you need a 38 in Ewa.

    • I wear small or medium in La Senza but more often than not take the medium in case of shrinking in the wash.

    • I wear small or medium in La Senza but more often than not take the medium in case of shrinking in the wash.

    • Calluna I don't find the subtle shape difference too strange--I have a few bras in sister sizes and it frequently makes a little bit of a difference in shape. With some bras, if the cup is molded or does not have a defined apex of its own, the tighter band will make me seem less projected and/or rounder. But here, I think the seams are specially conceived to allow a rounded shape--so what happens is that the 65 being tighter, it stretches everything east-west just a tiny bit more such that the base of the cup is pulled snug and does not allow the breast to settle all the way down in there. Whereas in the 70 band, the boob can settle in there comfortably and round out the bottom half of the cup just as the seaming was designed to allow.

    • It might have to do with that, but it’s more likely because it’s not reinforced with the tulle lining, so it offers a more relaxed lower cup. But wire width and band measurements are nearly identical, so they should, theoretically, act the same on me, despite being two different sizes.

    • oh, I thought one band was smaller! Well, who knows then... yes tulle lining maybe!

    • Both stretched to 29”. The length of Cabernet is 22” and Bibi Bezowa Perla is 22.3”. So nearly the same.

    • I've gotten round shapes in tulle lined cups. I think moreso it has to do with seam placement, but also the width of the wires.

      That's interesting about band stretching to 29 inches, as nearly all of my 70 bands (in FF and G, except for the Fluo in 70G) stretched to 80-83cm. Perhaps yours is an older one from way back when they made the bands tighter? I think my Fluo might be. My 70FF Fluo has a band that also stretches to 80cm and it was made for me when I ordered it. The 70G was made already and one of the last Fluos on site.

    • brasaremean, interesting that you have a round shape in some tulle lined BMs. I’m thinking that you might be right about the age of the bra. It was in the listings for a few years
      actually, but I still (after a bit of deliberation) sent the message about it, asking if it was still available. So yes, it’s conceivable that it’s one of the old ones that just had a really tight band. It was in pristine condition when I got it, which suggests it was a brand new one.

    • Yes Kleks and Rubin in 65GG give me a very round shape right now.

      So my thinking is yours is a --lets call it a tight 30 band, and in my experience the cups when sister sizing up or down also don't exactly match so between a F and FF (my 70G cups are about half a cup larger than my 65GG cups). which is about what you came to with the Cabernet as well yeah? That you don't need a cup size down from FF but only slightly less to feel more supported?

    • But I’m the opposite. My 65FF Cabernet is the one that feels like a half size larger than the 70F Bibi Bezowa. As in, the 70F is the one that feels like it’s a little smaller.

    • Yes I was just saying sister sizing is inconsistent to the point where the sister size could run half a size up or down.

    • Right. It’s just odd that they both measure almost the same in every category, to the point that I wonder if they mislabeled the 70F because it matches up so closely.

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    Okay, seeing as I've just got this bra (I literally just picked it up) I'll probably add some more stuff later, once the shine wears off.

    Off the bat, I will say, I definitely understand what you all mean by the narrow wires. Do you see how it's not stretching all the way to my back? I am amazed. lol. The band seems firm enough, but it also feels like there's more room to stretch. It has a measurement of 22 inches not stretched and 29 inches stretched. I'm somewhere around a 28 (for reference) and it feels pretty comfortable to me.

    The gore tacks, but it doesn't press in ... painfully as some brands can do (I don't really feel it actually), and there's also some overlapping of the wires. I guess this contributes to it tacking fully, rather than just having one wire tack.

    The cup height also doesn't feel uncomfortable. What I will say however, is those straps! Initially when I put them on there were on the slackest setting, I drew them up slightly because (and this is one point of contention with the bra) it didn't feel as if it were holding me up? Like my breasts honestly felt they were see-sawing... That I think is my major gripe with the bra. I don't feel there's much support with this. My second issue are those darn straps. As I said before, i tightened them (juuuust) slightly, but then I had to angle them inwards because the were wide (I think wider than my Jasmine from Panache). Now generally, this is a thing I do with straps, but after angling them inwards they felt like there were cutting in :/

    Granted all in all, it's not a bad bra, and I'd say it fits ^_^. I could deal with the straps. I love the wires. It's just the support that's bugging me.

    Just a side mention .. I like that little charm at the gore. It's a cute touch.

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    Just a note on the measurements I entered for the cup depth. Both the maximum and minimum cup depth were recorded. Maximum cup depth was measured by stretching the cup over the knee. This was recorded at 15.75 inches. The minimum cup depth was measured by hovering the cup between the knees and hanging the tape measure. This was recorded at 13 inches.

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    • Welcone to the joys and frustrations of Ewa bras! I can say that the straps used to really bother me but after a few months I actually got used to them and now they aren't a bother. For additional support, try a middle hookset and see if that helps. Also, you'll get more lift in the cups when you can adjust the straps a bit more, but it may take some time to adjust to the wideset strap placement first. Once able to do that, the cups will feel more supportive. :-)

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      MamaPagan, I can see that happening with the straps (it not being a bother after a while) because the material is pretty soft (so is that lace..I can't stop touching it).

      Ah yes, I'll try that with the band and once the straps feel a bit more comfortable I'll do that.

      Thanks!

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      You're welcome :-)

    • In my experience, the single layer EM bands do stretch out faster and more than double layered ones. Maybe it's just me though, I get really bothered by a loose band because I feel like it's not as supportive.

      As for the straps, they cut in and bother me the first time I wear the bra, but then I get used to it (and I think it softens up). After a wash or two the irritation completely goes away. I really really think it's the scallop-y edges on the bra where the actual discomfort comes from.

      That being said you are right that this bra doesn't look very supportive on you. Would you say you have firmer tissue rather than soft? Maybe the SF cut would suit you better?

    • And also, the half lace BMs do not have any lining. The full lace ones do and that might make a ton of difference when it comes to support!

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      brasaremean I think because I'm somewhere between a 28-29 back. The band doesn't bother me too much..but then we'll see after I wear it for a while and how it stretches. After taking on this bra and putting on my Jasmine it made the Jasmine feel really loose and uncomfortable.

      I can live with the straps but it's good to know they soften.

      I think I do have soft tissue (how do you tell though?), that's why I'm thinking of the SF. Thanks.

      Part of it could also be because of how the straps/band were adjusted. Everything was pretty much on the loosest level. I've since adjusted it and it seems to be a little better now, but I'm leaning towards trying the SF and seeing how that works.

      I'm pretty happy how this turned out though. There are a couple of fit issues I had before that got solved with this bra.

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      brasaremean double typing here.. didn't see your last comment. Ooh that works then also. So I can probably also try a full lace option.

      Thanks!

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      The SF cups have a lot more structure, think Jasmine. However I will say that they feel like they have less immediate projection than the BMs (or Jasmine).
      Now I only tried one SF bra and I'm not even close in size to you so I'm useless with any information, however I know both MamaPagan and Sovavosi are about your size and they have some SFs reviewed (along with photos of the inside of the cup to show the structure).

      Overall I would say that SFs have more support than BMs but they also come with some different issues (for me).

      That's how it goes, every next bra gets you closer to that optimal (if not perfect) fit.

    • Since I already interjected on the BM vs SF post, I won't repeat myself here, haha.

      I do agree with brasaremean, though!

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      I don't notice the difference in support between the BM and SF because I have firm tissue. You can tell if your tissue is firm or not from how it behaves when you smoosh it... my boobs have the same shape regardless of what bra I put them in. They don't quad when a bra is too small, I just get a slight indentation.

      The S had the most support that I could feel, it's like boob lockdown... except that it's so shallow on the bottom. :(

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      Kk, hmm..so I think in my long term plans (I'll try the SF and one of the all over lace ones to see which one works best). Thanks brasaremean , MamaPagan.

      @Sovavosi , aah I see. Not sure if I'll be trying the S but having them under lockdown does have their own appeal. Lol. Thanks!

      I think it's safe to say I soft tissue then

    • You're welcome :-)

      And I second Sovavosi with the S style lockdown. It is a great period and ovulation bra.

    • Aaah I didn't even think about that! They're always very tender around that time and the least bit of bounce makes it hurt.

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      That's one of the wonderful things about this community. We can brainstorm and come up with some awesome ideas and theories! :-D

      Working together is a glorious thing.

    • Frazzleberry maybe this is dumb but tentatively, judging from how this bra fits the few other users in your exact size and how similar-cut bras fit others in closeish sizes, I find you are getting quite a bit more coverage than the design intends. Combined with the fact I see a tiny bit of wrinkling around the edges/underneath and the fact you say you don't feel secure, I wonder if this is not one cup volume too large for you. Maybe going down one cup would pose other problems, I'm not sure, but maybe worth considering? As I said last week sizing up in the cup can be a totally valid bra hack (and one I am rocking at this very second as I sit here in my overly-shallow-but-fits-comfortably-in-2-cups-over-my-usual-size Passionata Brooklyn :-D). But since you're having trouble with the strap placement and feeling unsupported, in this case a smaller cup volume could be worth a look, because those two problems are pretty typical of a too-large cup.

    • Any thoughts on the above MamaPagan ? I imagine based on your past comments that you've more often been thwarted by EM cups being too small or snug since you are at the outer edge of their size chart already, but in the styles where you've gotten a fit, you probably have a pretty good eye for how much coverage and support would indicate optimal volume.

    • wendybien that is a thought, but honestly (and I'm not one to generally overshoot cup sizes) I think if i went down a cup it may be too small :/, but then I'm not familiar with Ewa's sizing. I'll go look back at the measurements. I will say this though after adjusting the the straps (I adjusted the straps - it was really loose at the time- and the band) it wasn't that bad.

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      whenever my next bra adventure comes I'll put that down as one of my options, I guess that would be around a 65JJ... And I'll see which way is the best to go

      I'll be wearing it for the full day tomorrow, so I suppose any support issues should show itself then..

    • wendybien I do tend to get a good/great/sometimes perfect fit in Ewa's BM 60KK, and based on what Frazzleberry explained and what I see, I am confident the fit will be better for her with tightening the straps a bit and trying a tighter hookset, though I obviously can't guarantee a perfect fit as a result. :-D

      A few months back I was having major skin sensitivity issues and had to loosen all my straps completely as well as my bands. Instant no support, and wrinkling at the bottom of the cup similar to what she is experiencing. Half an inch tightened and the wrinkles disappear, a bit more with the band at a secure setting, and I get the lift you see on Ewa models, but I don't like my straps that tight. Add my permanent shoulder grooves that hold the straps in place and I don't need them tighter to keep them on my shoulders. Off topic, sorry.

      I have several BMs I tried in a 60K and 60KK, and while the 60Ks looked like they fit, the gore was way off my sternum. The 60KK BMs that I have that are a bit too small and cut in at the top are more due to the lace not having as much give and me having taller breast tissue than the stretch lace on those models can accommodate. I may try those models in a 60L at some point, but I am not sure it would help.

      Point being that while yes, she may be able to fit in a cup size down, the result may be no tack and less support as was with my experience.

      When trying Ewa bras (Polish bras in general) after UK ones, the strap placement does take some time to adjust to and we tend to wear the straps looser than we should as a result.

      Honestly, @Frazzleberry's breasts look bigger to me than mine do, so I'd be leery about suggesting a smaller cup than I wear. I do see validity in everything you said, but the bra measurements seem normal for this cup/band combo in comparison to my 60KKs, so I would be more apt to suggest like brasaremean did and say try the full lace BMs for for reinforcement and the SF style as well for added support.

      That doesn't mean Frazzleberry that you couldn't try a size down if it's available and returnable. Doing so for me (several times) helped put my mind at ease about size and fit, and the realization my breasts are too soft to create the rounded mounds in a smaller size, but quad instead.

    • Frazzleberry Sorry, I was typing a book worthy reply when your comment came in so I missed it until now.
      I can't wait to hear the update on support and comfort after tomorrow's wear! :-)

    • am I the only one who does not see any pictures?

    • No, but if you go to the photos of the size up there you will see some photos, it's the only set in this size

    • She chose not to link them dbmamaz, but as brasaremean stated, they are visible under the bra's main page.

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      yes, this notification brought me to the page, looks good!

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      I was browsing Ewa's site, as usual :-D, and I must say that even her models get that wrinkling on the base of the cup. Plus the BM is a fuller coverage bra so it is supposed to provide more coverage than her SM or plunge styles for example.
      Two perfect examples:
      https://www.ewa-michalak.pl/eng_pl_Bra-BM-Bibi-czarny-Tulipan-521_5.jpg
      And
      https://www.ewa-michalak.pl/eng_pl_Bra-BM-Bibi-bezowa-Perla-533_1.jpg

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  4. 6
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    70G

    Fits

    My shape: full on bottom, soft tissue, narrow shoulders/roots.
    Appearance: Very well-constructed, shiny satin beige bra with stretchy lace top of the cups. I love the little pearl charm at the gore, but it could be an issue showing up under shirts. The fabric is really smooth and soft! This is perfect for hot summer days.
    I included pictures of me wearing it under a light blue tank top so you could see that it doesn't show up underneath light colored tops. (Except the strap where it sticks out. Not much I can do about that, hah!)
    Fit: I've had mostly successes with the BM styles, and this one is no ... different. It's the first half satin, half stretchy lace style I have tried, and it fits quite well. As always, I have issues with the fabric and strap digging into my armpit on one side, so I will probably move the elastic over so it isn't as bothersome.
    Overall, for a "plain" beige bra, this one is very nice! I ordered this one from Levana Bratique; she calls it the "Tulip" bra.It seriously only took two days to get here once I ordered it. I love that I can get Ewa bras so fast in the US.

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    • It's the beige one! When you mentioned Tulip, I assumed it would be Tulipan which is the black one.

      Do you find this one to be more comfortable than the full lace BMs? For me these half lace ones have been every time.

      It looks like a great fit, so woohoo! :-)

    • MamaPagan I haven't worn it much longer than a few minutes yet, but it felt really comfy! I'll wear it all day after I move that pesky elastic strap over, and get back with you. :)

    • I eagerly await an update :-)

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      This was one of the first Ewa's I owned (but in 70J, I think) - I loved it and was so sad when I outgrew it

    • Beautiful!!!

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    70G

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    Ahhhh, here it is. My precious.
    75F - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Beżowa Perła (533) fit me well even when the band was loose and the wires really odd, and the cup too shallow. I still loved wearing that bra just cause it's soooo damn comfortable.
    70G is not any different.

    It fits about the same (if not better--more coverage, more space at the wire, more better). There is slight loose lace on top of my smaller side, but nothing to worry about.

    Per Kaska at EM, half-lace Bibis run smaller in the cup, about half a size. I don't think that applies to Bezova Perla, it feels as roomy as my Antonina, but it definitely does apply to 70G - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Czarny Tulipan (521) which I will review next.

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      Such a beautiful every day nude bra. Looks great on you!

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      Thank you, April! Half lace Bibis are bra perfection!

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      It looks good on you ;) and yes it is pretty comfy.

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      Yes, it looks great on you! I like fuller coverage it seems to have.

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      In this size it definitely does! I had a 75F and it wasn't nearly as much coverage DarianaWheeland

      Frazzleberry yes its pretty much like second skin!

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      The half lace BMs are my bra bliss! It's wierd that Kaska told you they run a half cup smaller, since she told me they were just slightly smaller earlier this year. To me, it really jyst feels more like the upper lace is a bit more closed in but the cups fit/feel the same as the full lace BMs otherwise, definitely not a half or even a quarter cup difference in the ones I've tried. I think it may be dependent on the seamstress that's making them though, which is why we see subtle variations in fit throughout the BM (& other) lines maybe?
      Either way, as long as they are comfortable and fit, it's all the matters right? :-) They do look great on you!

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      "The full lace BM bras have slightly deeper cups that the half lace BM bras (I actually don't know why...) but the difference is usually about half a size."

      Her exact words. Maybe at these regular size ranges it's like this, while it varies in at the end of the size spectrum.

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      I believed you, I just don't know why she would say different things, but you might be right about it being a standard size vs the custom size range. You'd figure they would be consistent. I wonder if the half a cup is based on what other customers have told her? That could be why you didn't experience it either on this one, as it varies by bra and person? I wonder if we will ever be able to figure the Ewa puzzle out, haha! Darn it, we will try though, won't we? :-D

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      Whenever there's human factor involved (such as seamstresses) there will be inconsistencies, at least I think that is the most obvious explanation.

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      I agree, but I still like to think we can solve the puzzle and figure it all out, haha! I like my puzzles!!

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      I loved my Perla!!

    • 1

      What a stunning bra! It looks perfect on you!

    • Thank you Sonya

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  6. This is a variation on the previous Ewa Michalak bra I ordered, 80E - Ewa Michalak » Bm Bibi Black (1000) , in a peachy nude colour.

    I ordered this one in 75F. It fits beautifully, but the issue with Bibi Black I had was that the band stretched out very fast and now it rides up even on the tightest hooks. That being said, this one fits tighter than that on the loosest, but we shall see how it stretches out. I think I would not mind if it stretched out a little bit because then it'd cover me on those 'everything is too tight' days ... during my period.
    Also, in this review I will mostly compare it to the other Bibi I already have, because I have no other EM bras atm. For reference, my larger side is the one where the tag is.

    The bra is... a beautiful peachy colour. My photos really don't do it justice. I wouldn't say it suits my skin tone as a nude that well but it's not too bright and it is pretty much invisible under a light coloured shirt. I didn't notice any extreme nipple showing through the bra either. There is a very cute pearl pendant over the bow at the gore. So fitting and not tacky at all!

    The lace is soft and very stretchy, making it perfect for my asymmetry, and the cups are pretty sturdy. The horizontal seam where lace starts cuts is on my larger side a little bit, I expect this to stretch out a little as well, as it did on the Bibi Black. If not, that's okay as it's really not visible under clothing unless you know what to look for. The seams in general do show a little bit under very tight or thin shirts. I think I do prefer the solid lower part of the cup over the lacy one of the Bibi Black. It just feels more supportive (and makes me very happy https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />).

    Wires are firm, narrow, but very comfortable for me. They follow my imf perfectly. I do expect some sliding down on my smaller side... it's just a necessary evil to fit my larger side I think.

    The gore tacks perfectly, doesn't cut in to either side and is pretty much a golden standard for how all the gores ever should be if that was my decision https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />.

    The straps are honestly a little too wide set, but I'm used to it as it's the same as Bibi Black. The scallop-y edges of the straps are what bothers me personally, they rub against my skin and it can get pretty irritated, but again, this is what I experienced with the Bibi Black. After a while and a couple of washes it got better. The straps are a little short too. I did ask for them to be longer as I'm pretty low set, but idk if that change went through and I don't have my other bra to cross-reference right now. Unlike Bibi Black, I do not have strap gap with this one.

    What I like about both my Bibis is that they give this... not-really-round-but-not-pointy-either shape. Breasts just look natural. Hopefully it is the same with all BM (and SF) bras as I'm about to make another order https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />. I think this EM size might be the one, and it only took two tries!

    Update: 3 weeks in, I have to fasten it on the third row of hooks. I do think Ewa bands run tight at first, however they also stretch out very fast. I suggest getting the equivalent of your UK band size in Ewa bands, at least in BM line.

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    • This was one of my first 2 ewas, and my first BM, and I adored it!

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      Yes it is not only beautiful but also very supportive. I wonder if I'm imagining it being more supportive than the lacy BM or if that's a real thing.

    • I LOVE the half lace BMs-they are my bra bliss. They fit better than the full lace BMs(which don't tack),sand so supportive and comfy that I can almost forget I am wearing a bra. I do love the full lace BMs and the SFs, but these half lace BMs are pure bliss!

    • I LOVE the half lace BMs-they are my bra bliss. They fit better than the full lace BMs(which don't tack),sand so supportive and comfy that I can almost forget I am wearing a bra. I do love the full lace BMs and the SFs, but these half lace BMs are pure bliss!

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      Yes right! I'm wearing it rn and am not itching to take it off. It really is a lot of difference compared to the Bibi Black. Now I'm torn between ordering the black one like this, or SF Kicia!

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      I have Tulipan (the black one) and it is bra perfection. Bianca (White one) & Fuksja (black with purple) are the same. You can't go wrong with them!

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      Oh wow, the lace on Fuksja is precious! So gorgeous

    • It really is! I think it's the same lace as on PL Dark Magenta. I am a total sucker for all things Purple. (And Green, & Blue......)

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      Want some bright coloured ones as I've totally missed out on Absynt :( I'm surprised there's no more of these half-lace (didn't know that's what you call them) bras in different colours...
      I ordered Rubin, Blueberry, Fluo and Baklazan today... Trying really hard not to spend any more money, and reasoning with myself Porto and Baklazan are very similar anyway...

    • I am hoping for more as well. She had a gorgeous blue one last year that i missed out on, & there's a few others in the database from prior years, but it doesn't look like she does nearly as many as the full lace BMs. I have Scarlet on order , which only leaves this one for me to get. Hopefully Zenith will be one, though it may be a SF instead (along with a padded version or two.)

    • brasaremean check out Forever Yours Lingerie in Langley, BC. I saw that they had Absynt recently, though I have not checked sizes lately. The new Rubin is hot pink and black (and also my maiden/family name).

    • Calluna thank you for this. I will try to order it however it doesn't seem to be accepting my billing address at all since they don't ship to where I live. Sigh.

    • Maybe give them a call or email?

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  7. 4
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    75FF

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    Oh, where to begin! First, this is a new bra I ordered after trying this in a 70G I purchased through another user. It was a bit stretched out, but I liked it enough to try it brand new. Thank you to mandapandarawks who suggested Levana boutique. I ordered a new one there and as very pleased with the service and fast shipping. The 70G was sold out, so Judy suggested the sister size since the band runs tight anyway. It was an excellent suggestion. I compared the sizing for the stretched out 70G and the 75FF and they are remarkably similar. No regrets on ... that.

    Bra arrived today and at first blush, it seems like an excellent fit. Wire and gore are quite narrow, nice low wings, straps stay on just fine. Projection is there. Color is nice and a good match for my skin tone. Pretty lace, you get it. Shows a little under a t-shirt, but nothing awful.

    I do have a couple of things nagging me about this bra, however. First, I'm not 100% sure about the shape. I feel like it looked a little matronly under my top. Secondly, I'm getting a tiny bit of wrinkling in the bottom of the cup near the gore.

    I kind of think maybe I'm in need of a little firmer cup fabric? Undecided if this is "the one" I suspect I could do better.

    Me: short & narrow roots, center full, close set, pendulous, petite, short waisted, low set, fairly even fullness, narrow shoulders, soft

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    • Ewa's SF style is similar to the BM, but has the bottom of the cup reinforced with a stiffer lining to give more lift and support. It has the same upper stretch lace and is not padded. It might be what you are looking for. More rounded, less of the natural (matronly) look.

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      Thank you for the tip on the SF style, @ MamaPagan. I think that a firmer bottom cup would help a lot. Seems like my breasts are too heavy for the fabric and pushing the cup down at the wire. Maybe if my tissue was more firm, it would work better. I mean, this is very wearable, but still searching for perfection....

    • the SM is also firmer, sheer. but the stretchy ones are easier fits.

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      Just wanted to post an update. I decided to send this one back and try the SF Gładzioch (Gladys). I'll report back once it arrives. Appreciate the guidance I get here!

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  8. 3
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    60GG

    Didn't fit

    I bought this as well as a BM Naomi at the same time. I'm not sure which bra is the outlier for an Ewa bra.
    It is as if the Naomi is a size smaller than this bra
    I am full on bottom, short rooted and very center full with touching breasts in a bra which means little room for a gore. All gores taller than about 1 1/2 " are a problem for me.
    So having said that, this gore is about as good as it gets for me, barely presses
    on one breast and is not uncomfortable which means it ... is accommodating my center fullness pretty well.
    Immediate projection is good. Wire width is slightly too wide on me, about 5" is optimum for me.
    I have very slight wrinkling under my arm at the side of the cup only on my smaller breast.
    I think the band fits TTS.
    Stretchy lace on top is nice. I have very slightly wrinkling under it on my smaller side.
    Others have commented that they find the wires kind of hard on Ewa's BM's.
    I don't mind them. They feel a lot better than the Cleos. I've not tried on enough Ewas
    to be able to compare with her other styles.
    Definitely one of my best fits so far.

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    • the perla is an older bra, I feel like they've gotten slightly better on consistency more recently

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  9. This is a lovely, simple, easy-to-fit beige bra. The fabric is very stretchy, making the band fit as I would expect from a 32. The cups have enough give to be flexible in sizing as well - I do think this bra is too small for my larger side, but the quadding is mellow and the cup manages to hold the breast well anyways.

    While this is really 'just a beige bra' I do find it lovely - the sheer lace, the little center bow, all in all this bra makes me think I could feel happy and confident wearing this under a light colored top.

    Of course the seams are slightly visible under a t-shirt (and that is a thick t-shirt), but nothing too distracting or loud.

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      Looks pretty good! And it is a pretty beige bra. Glad this worked for you after all that waiting :)

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      Oh, and the wires seem to be more comfortable than my Panache wires, too! I dont find it 'amazingly round' as some people say - but its nice enough under a shirt

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      Looks great!

      Btw, the EM unpadded bras aren't really known for being "amazingly round" -- that's the magic of the padded bras. :)

    • Oh, thanks BumbleBean - i hadnt noticed that difference. I still cant imagine wearing a padded bra. I've gotten used to the idea that my breasts are actually somewhat more projected than round, but I hate to add ANY volume to them at all

    • That's a nice looking bra you look good in it.

    • thanks KateWild - but I outgrew it and sold it to someone else. I really did love it

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  10. 2
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    60K

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    This bra I had ordered from MagdaBras4you to try a half lace BM. This was one of the ones caught up in the "we are too busy to ship them right now" Ewa issue. I feel like because of that, this bra is rather poorly constructed. I will compare this to BM Fluo, which is my best fitting BM.

    The band on Perla is 29.5" long, which is not the longest 60 band I've ever received from Ewa, but is too big to be wearable. I can get away with 29" sometimes on the tightest/second tightest hooks but the band will still ride up. For contrast, ... Fluo is 27" long. I've read that Fluo was considered tight by many, but I prefer having my bands shorter than average rather than longer.

    The cup width on Perla is 6.5" wide vs Fluo's 6.125" wide. I prefer a 6" wide cup. At 6.5" wide, my tissue splays to the side and I can't fill the cups. In addition, the wires do not completely fill the channel. The wires in this one seem to be the Nike swoosh wires that are normally used in the SF cut. There is .5" of empty space at the top of the channel on each side.

    The cup height on Perla is 10", Fluo is 9.375". 10" high seems to be the new standard for the 60K BMs I have received, and this is too tall for my sloping roots. I can fill the bottom but not the top, and I get no lift out of this bra when these super tall cups are combined with the wide wires.

    The wings and gore are higher than Fluo. I think this would be a problem if I could actually wear the bra, but they did not bother me as I only tested it out for a few minutes.

    I am done buying BMs for a while because I keep getting bras that will never fit me. It's gone from my best fitting bra to my worst, and I am sadder for it.

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      Oh,I'm sorry ... it's hard for me to read it!

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      The lazy J wires! I love them in the SF but they throw the fit off when used in the BMs. I have experienced the same issue so I know exactly what you mean.

      I am sorry this was such a poorly made bra. It is so frustrating, and I feel your pain. Big hugs honey, as I know how much money you have lost on poorly constructed bras.

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      It's okay. I feel like I'm beating a dead horse at this point writing about it, but I figured this post might help someone else at some point.

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      Every review is helpful. Thank you for writing it and for sharing the data and your experience. 💙

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      Ahh geez, that's really disappointing. :( I'm so sorry this was such a bad experience. It makes it all the worse knowing how far it came to get to you and how long you had to wait for it. Believe me, I've been there, done that.
      Put it up as a listing here and see if someone else could use it. At the very least you'd get some of your money back, and someone else may find it fits them.
      I also find that listing Ewas on eBay works, as well. It's worth a shot!

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      Oh my...So Sorry for you. It really is a shame.

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      Bent the wires on this one. The wires are still a Nike swoosh shape, but it is fitting better (band shorter, more boob in front instead of at the side). Hurray for reclaiming bras from the dead bra bin!

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      Yes! That is awesome. 💕

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