Almost all center gores, even those of “plunge” bras, are too high and/or wide. Why would I order a half cup bra from Ewa Michalak? Well, who doesn't want a sheer, sexy, black lace something that gives cakes on a plate roundedness? I thought I would remove the wires and have a comfy wireless bra. I did this recently to a sheer Passionata half cup bra I bought for about $12. However, yesterday I tried it on under a sweater and discovered the center gore area tilts forward enough, since the wires aren't there to press it against my chest, to show through a clingy sweater. The half ... cup seaming doesn't show, but the center gore area does.
I've been wanting a sexy, sheer, black lace bra for a while. Most of my bras are Ewa Michalak 3D or PL models, which are lightly lined. I have a couple other bras from Wellfitting (Comexim), Empreinte, and Agent Provocateur. Agent Provocateur is the only one whose center gores are usually low enough for me. However, my new Wellfitting Extra Deep Plunge in Jade has soft wires and the wire channels go up a bit higher under the arms than most bras' wire channels do. I'm able to push the wires out of the gore area and achieve sternum comfort.
The sadness I have with all my Ewa Michalak bras, even the 3Ds and PLs I own so many of, is their plunge gores are still too high and wide. Their wings are low under the arms, so I can't push the wires out of the center gore area very much. Ewa wires are also quite firm, compared to Wellfitting/Comexim and Agent Provocateur's. I nevertheless wear my Ewa bras a lot. The shape is front and center. The profile is quite lifted, with a very subtle peak. Until Wellfitting recently came out with their Extra Deep Plunge cut, I thought I was stuck with my Ewa Michalak 3Ds and PLs if I wanted a lightly lined bra in this price range. Empreinte and Agent Provocateur are usually at least double the price of Ewa Michalak and Comexim.
The shape I get from Ewa Michalak's HM Sekret Wiktorii is classic cakes on a plate. The look is as sexy as I expected. Unfortunately the band is absurdly tight for a 30 band. This makes the high gore instantly uncomfortable. The high center gore that comes with all half cup cuts is even more uncomfortable than it had to be because of the overly tight band. It’s annoying how inconsistent Ewa bands are. Since I had to scuttle my plans to remove the wires and wear it as a wireless bra, I'm once more saddened by an Ewa bra.
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