I can't get enough of Ewa's bras. Now that I've found the right size in her PL style, I'm anxious to try an S style. I am partial to black bras but this one is just gorgeous! Comfort is fantastic. I find with Ewa's bras they are snug to get on then after a bit of wearing they are comfortable and barely noticeable on. It's nice to have my breasts lifted and forward and out of my way! And I also like the shape it gives me in clothing. Perfect for dresses with v-necks or even under t-shirts. One of my breasts is larger so I use a cookie on the other side for balance. Works great!
My first Ewa order came in today, and I think I hear angels singing!
I ordered the pl Triumf in 2 sizes, 75FF and 75G. The first one fits without cookies (there is just the tiniest hint of quadboob), the second gaps without cookies but fits great with them. I'm leaning towards keeping the 75FF, but I'm not sure yet.
**edit: after wearing both bras for an hour, and some fiddling with the straps I've decided to keep the 75G and I've listed the 75FF.
First of all: these bras are beautiful! They're a soft peachy beige that works as a nude for my light skin. The fabric is luxurious ...and satiny, and the lace is not lumpy under clothes. There is a little jewel at the gore that's not really my thing, so I'll probably take it off.
Then on to the fit, YAY! The band is nice and firm. I'd say it's a little looser than the average Cleo 32 band, but not much, and the 3 hooks make it feel very secure. The fabric is very soft and comfortable, nothing itchy or scratchy.
The cups are nice and narrow and offer the perfect amount of projection for my boobs. The magical thing is that this bra lifts and pushes my boobs together so they almost touch, without squishing them. This is a miraculous feat.
This is actually a much better fit for me than the Comexim plunge, and it is also more of a true plunge (the gore is much lower).
So now I just have to decide which one I'll keep... perhaps I'll just wear them around the house in turns today to see which one works best...
Ordering: I ordered from Levana Bratique online, and I can highly recommend them. I ordered a PL and a BM at the same time.
UK bra size: 40HH/40:12 This size: 100HH/44:11
Fit: Generally this bra was too tall and too small in the cup for my very short roots, long breasts, and extreme projection. The band was a perfect fit for me, stretching to about 42 inches, my loose rib cage measurement, which I like to have for comfort as I bend and sit. The PL cups were super narrow at 6.7 inches. In comparison the S cut in the same size was 7.1 inches and a little shallower. I ...know that common wisdom is that the Plunge is shallower and wider than the S cut but that was not borne out by my experience in this size. In comparison my Curvy Kate Cabaret Plunge, my best fitting plunge, measures 7.3 inches wide, so the PL is much much narrower than that.
The cups were too high for my small side, but if I used two cookies, conveniently provided in the cookie pockets at the bottom of the bra, I had fairly even breasts which hit at the right height, which makes sense to me as I have about 2 cup sizes difference between the small and large breast. This bra's depth was not enough. I usually take around an inch more depth, so I may have needed to go up at least another cup size. Because of the lack of projection and space, I had wrinkling and fold over at the bottom of the cup. However, the biggest problem was that this plunge had a very high gore, higher even than the S cut! Because of this the gore gaped terribly being pushed out by my center touching breasts because it was also too tall (I need a 4 inch high gore or lower). There was no quadding in this bra, probably because of the tall stiff cups, but my breasts were pushed back until there was a crease between my breast and my chest wall. This meant my breasts, which are long, were pushed back into a ball shape, but so tightly they were squished. This bra slid out of my IMF but not to the same degree as the S cut. I mainly attribute the slide to lack of projection and a non-tacking, destabilizingly high gore. If not for the lack of plunge in this bra, I might have considered ordering a 100HH and 100J to try the sizing on them.
Comfort: Besides the comfort issues related to fit (wires, tall wings, etc.) the fabrics and elastics used were very high quality and soft to the touch. Nothing itched or chafed. These were the most comfortable bras I’ve ever tried but for the fit issues.
Style: The look was very round, like a basketball, even more so than the Cleo Marcie, as the breasts were gathered to the chest. The fabrics were high quality, and everything was beautifully sewed and appealing. It had a beautiful tonal lace on top, which was quite elegant. My husband thought the lace on the PL was a little dowdy, but I liked it.
This fits really well and keeps my boobs more secure than most plunges! There is still a slightly precarious feeling in the center, as I have very soft tissue. Any plunge is going to have some weird warping in the middle (the part where there's no direct support.) This is also on the edge of quadding, but it still fits for now (and my PL in 70GG is still way too big). Like all Ewa's I've tried, this is oh-so-comfortable and beautiful with a strong, structured body and delicate lace overlay.
I love this bra! It's so soft and a great everyday type of bra. I always have a problem with too high of cups (can't really wear full coverage) especially where the cup hits the strap. This cup height is perfect; not too short not too tall. I got this one from Levana which is a great store near me. The owner informed me that Ewa's beige or nude bras run tighter in the band which I found to be true with this one as well as four different nude/tan Ewa bras that I tried on in store. This one doesn't stretch much past 30 before it looks ...over stretched for the intended design. I like to keep those underwires narrow and cups deep! My underbust is shy of 29" loose for size reference. The cups fit true to (Ewa's plunge) size if not a tad smaller than the other ones that I tried on in this size. Strap placement is great. I find her strap placement a tad too wide on some of her bras but this one was perfect! I think that the strap placement is better on me when the cups fit more snug. I have another Ewa (chp) where the cups are just a tad too big (have to use the cookies to fill it completely) and the straps bother my arm area. I have another Chp in the same size that fits without cookies and the strap placement is perfect. As far as the color you can see the color and lace in a thin white shirt. I have fair skin so not really a skin tone match for me. You can't see the lace or bra lines in a thicker shirt.
This well-made bra has a lot of lower projection which I find very comfortable. The bra is modestly padded, and has removable cookies. I purchased this used on eBay and the bra arrived with only one cookie but the bra fits well without it. For those with asymmetry it's wonderful to have the option to use an insert. The satin trim against lace is very pretty. Compared to my Fauve Emmanuelle padded half cup, the EM is more comfortable, but I'm less fond of the shape under clothing - it makes my breasts look very slightly smooshed from the side. After several wears ...I think this is because the bra is expecting to support slightly more voluminous breasts (I typically fit 32F and this EM is two cups larger). If I find another on a good sale I'll buy another EM in a heartbeat! The biggest discovery this bra has helped me make is that the underwire shape size and height is about perfect - perhaps only a couple centimeters too wide. By the end of long day this is evident from the impression left in my IFM. Read more 87 more words
Before I was pregnant, this bra fit pretty well. The band was always a tad snug though. It fit correctly, it just wasn't very comfortable. The band is too small at the moment due to my ribcage widening a bit, so I wear it was an extender. The wires are narrow as is typical for EM, which fits my slightly narrow roots well, and I really like the short/narrow gore.