I need an extender to wear this bra. See, my HP Nina in 65G is too small in the cup (by a tiny bit) and too large in the band by over two inches. Luckily, Ewa Michalak does special orders for no additional cost. So I erred on the side of too small in the band and too big in the cup, thinking that I could always use an extender and some bra inserts to make things right.
Because I overshot and need to use both the extender and the inserts, this bra is simply a different version of "good enough". My left boob is definitely not big enough ... to fill out the cup, but the insert (from the Cielus) takes care of that. My right boob is baaaarely big enough, and a thin ankle sock helps fill out the little bit of space. Balconette bras usually work well for my shape (heavy on bottom, relatively perky boobs but ones that spill overly much in a plunge). However, the gore fails to keep my boobs upright, not like CK Emily does, or the EM softcup halfcups do. And of course, the size of the cups makes things odd.
Quality-wise, this bra is lovely. It's absolutely beautiful! The band is firmer than the HP Nina, the straps smoothly adjustable (though the decorations go rather high, and I'm reaching the maximum tightness), and the synthetic lining smooth and gentle to my sensitive boob skin. I love the look of the lace over the teal/turquoise cups, and the fake ribbon effect on the straps. Nothing pokes; I think the cup width is perfect for me.
Were I to order this bra again, I think I would go for a 60 band, but I'm not sure about the cup. But Ewa Michalak continues to tease me with good quality bras at decent prices. If only I could go to Poland and try on an array of sizes myself!
EDIT: Success! In the week or so before my period, this bra fits. (I guess I had judged my previous EM order when I had PMS boobs.) So now, it fits wonderfully in my right boob and is very slightly too big in the left. A clean ankle sock fills out the space just enough, and actually, I wouldn't really need it if my shirt hadn't been so thin.
I still need an extender, and am somewhat worried about how the band looked after wearing it all day, seemingly thinner and rough. I hope this doesn't mean that the band is going to stretch out quickly.
I love the shape the Koktajl gives when I fill out the cups, and I felt supported and un-bouncy all day.
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