This is the bra that almost wasn't. For me, anyway.
I wanted this bra so so so bad, almost as much as I wanted the Ewa Michalak Chp Gazeta (447). I asked every user on here that had one in my size if they'd sell it to me. I put out ISO posts on Reddit. I asked Ewa to please sew me one at the end of June and I was told they no longer make it, I was out of luck.
Then around the end of July, Tanzilove posted about her bra haul. She had a Prohibicja in there and mentioned it had been sewn ... for her. What?! So, I emailed Ewa again. I made no mention of my previous inquiry or anything else, I just asked for a 65E Prohibicja and matching 36 bottoms. And they made it! Yay! Thank you for your offhand comment, Tanzilove!
Okay, so the bra itself is pretty unique. I love the menswear aesthetic mixed with the frilly and the prep. It's got a sort of 1920s gangster suit vibe to it and I think the name is really apt. The necktie accents really make this bra. I don't think I'd like it as much if they were bows. Bows are everywhere, neckties though, I've never seen those. The white pinstripe material is a really soft jersey type thing. It looks good now, it's new, but I'm worried it may look pilly after some wash and wear.
The band is a nice and comfortable typical EM 65. I can wear it comfortably on the loosest set of hooks (4 pairs) and it pretty much disappears on my body. I put it on yesterday around 6:30 am and wore it until 8pm and I felt nothing all day. No adjustments either.
The straps are comfortable. They're not super stretchy and they're pretty soft. The adjusters are metal and a little thin. They hurt my fingers to pull them into place, but they stay put. So, at least I don't have to mess with them often.
The cups are an appropriate depth for me and are nice and narrow. They're slightly under 5" and they're about as narrow as I can go. I didn't feel them at all. They stayed in my root and follows it up the sides perfectly.
The shape is right up front, slightly pulled in to the ribcage and very round. It's slightly minimized as in there's more "globiness" as opposed to projection, but it's also enhancing. Very purple. This will be a great bra for v-necks, even without the pads.
As far as quality, eh. This was sewn for me right before they went on vacation. In fact, it shipped their last day in the office. So, it was probably rushed a bit and that shows. There are some crooked seams, the necktie accents are looped too loose and are not attached as well as I think they should be.
None of this interferes with the function of the bra, it is all aesthetics, but appearance is why I wanted this one so bad. It's a little disappointing that it isn't perfect.
I got both pairs of bottoms in a 36 for my 38" bum. They're a perfect fit. They're sort of a higher rise, which is fine. The pom pom scalloping catches super easy. The side zipper on my skirt pulled at one yesterday when I was putting it on. I fixed it, but I'll be putting those underwear on after skirt/dress with a zipper in the future.
Minor complaints aside, I am very happy with this set.
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