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!
This material is a perfect fit for me due to many issues. It holds in the top breast tissue that normally spills out from being lifted. The gore is higher than I've had previous but seems to fit well and separate, although I think it's probably too separate and I need more projection. The lift was fantastic, but as usual I don't fill up the cup completely on the top or bottom but it holds me well. I have problems with a push-up or correcting bra with the uneven sizes so this seems to be the best. I also do not like my breasts to touch and this keeps me separate.
This 90GG Ewa Michalak Pl Triumf has a light beige color that is too light to be nude for my skin tone. In a sheerer shirt, the bra is noticeable, partially due to fit issues. I think if this fit me better it would be comfortable and nice looking. The cup is low enough to wear a low cut shirt without the bra showing. Although on me, the projection and lift of this bra is unlike anything I have tried. I am almost embarrassed.
I am really impressed with the cup height of this. I still have gaping and the gore floats at the top a tad. It is ...likely a fit issue, but part of me wonders if a bra can tack a this level of projection. The cup and gore is thankfully short enough that the gore is shorter than the length of my short roots. Because it is a plunge style, the cups do curve up to a good height where you can still have some cakes on plate look. I think this is still not a perfect fit for me. I can live with the gaping, but the wires dig into my ribs too much. It's not comfortable for me, but I think it's a fit issue. Not sure what to try after this. I was hoping this would finally be the goldilocks cup, but nope, still looking!
One more thing to add, so I felt like this bra was a lot more projected than other bras, but I think a lot of that projection is toward the top of the bra, not at the bottom. Maybe that's what lets it have cakes on a plate look. Looking at the measurements for this bra, I was actually expecting this to be more projected than it was. Read more 190 more words
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...
I wanted to love this bra, but I'm too immediately projected, I believe. That, and the combination of both the straps and wires being too wide, made for an uncomfortable experience. My boobs pushed the bra down (??), so the bra was sitting painfully low on my ribcage. This and the wide straps made me gape once my boobs settled a while after the swoop and scoop. If I wore the bra, so my boobs filled the cups (which they CAN do, it seems), the straps were uncomfortably tight. I'm super bummed, but if I had the cookies, it might help? I am not giving up hope yet, since those will be coming in the mail at some point.
I had hoped to combat the shallowness of the 100HH - Ewa Michalak » Pl Triumf (710) by sizing up. Unfortunately while that gave me more room for my larger side, it became too tall for my smaller side even with both cookies in. The straps immediately folded over because they were too wide and not thick enough. This is not a wearable style for me.
On my larger side the bra lifted me into a strange orb shape- the gore lifted and instantly slid down as there was not enough center or bottom room. Very shallow and heavily padded compared to Comexim. Additionally, the straps were prone to folding over.
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.
I really wanted this to fit. I'm a 32G/GG at time of trying this on (index of 32:10). I ordered the 75GG, index of 34:10 and should have gone up even more in the cups and maybe the band, although that felt ok upside down and backwards.
Honestly this one's a bit hard to understand. After swooping and scooping, there are angles from which it appears fine, times I see gaping, and times I see spillage. I certainly don't want or need buttcrack cleavage but I did expect cakes on a plate since I'm so close set. I may try this again in another size when I can figure out what that size is.
The cups are perfectly narrow, the straps are not too very wide. The fabric is beautiful in person and it seems very well made. I really like the cookie pockets and that it came with cookies (not worn for this review).
After it became apparent that my old 32G Pl was too small, I wanted to see if I could make this size work. I fill it out pretty well (with a very small amount of gaping on the smaller side), but it is annoyingly wide, especially the straps. The wires also poke me under the arms a bit. This doesn’t surprise me since wide straps were already an issue in the 32G. I think I will keep it and see if it bothers me less once it’s been broken in.