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 S cups were quite narrow at 7.1 inches, but still fairly wide considering that the PL in the same size ...measured 6.7 inches. 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 Princess, my best fitting balconnette, measures 7.3 inches wide.
The wings of the S were very high (almost 6 inches, when 5.5 or lower are the best fit for me) and the wires poked me terribly. 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. However, I would not be able to do so in the S cut because the cups were so tall and the wings already cut in at this size. Because of the lack of projection and space, I had wrinkling and fold over at the bottom of the cup. The bra instantly slid an inch out of my IMF, due to the wires being pushed down by my armpits. 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.
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. I found the S the least attractive, with the lace on the front band sort of scraggily for some reason. Read more 418 more words
This is the third EM bra I've tried …and the first one that fits! It's so comfortable and extremely well made. The lift it gives is amazing! I do prefer to wear it without the pads since I feel like I get a little bit more coverage with my boobs sitting a bit lower in the bra … and with the pads I get the slightest bit of quadding. The fabric and color of this bra are both WAY more gorgeous in person. I was worried it would look tacky, but it's extremely classy. It will be the perfect nude bra. I'm definitely going to be ordering more EM S cut bras!
I'm so in love with this bra. I wish it came in other colors. When I wore a 75GG, this bra was perfect for me. Now that I wear 70FF, it is still perfect for me. It supports me like no other bra I've ever tried on (hundreds, literally). My breasts are front and center where they belong. My soft tissue is comfortably contained on all sides and from all angles. I have tried many other Ewa bras, and this is always the one I come back to as my "everyday bra".
Incredible bra! So happy to finally have this bra in the right size. I had tried 75HH in a swap and knew I wanted this bra. Levana Bratique recommended 75GG based on the photos I sent to them of me wearing the 75HH. It is about as perfect as is possible. To nitpick, the gore is slightly too short for my soft tissue but otherwise is fantastic with the wire width, projection, and support I was seeking. It is so comfortable. I have now worn this bra about 10 times. I find it to be truly amazing. One day, ...I had on a snug camisole and caught myself thinking that my breasts were TOO front & center. What? I have NEVER had that thought before in my life. The snug camisole hugged the cups in such a way that I really had a uniboob look, which I did not like. I have dreamed for 30 years to have a bra that put my breasts front & center. Well, I have found it. Ewa Michalak - at least for now - exclusively has my bra attention. I am a true convert to Polish bras. Read more 101 more words
Gorgeous bra. The gore is tall enough (big deal for me) but the cups are too big. I love the look and feel and quality. I will look for the same bra in 75H or similar. I might even take this to an alterations tailor because it seems like a simple change would make this bra fit PERFECTLY for me. Love the bra my breasts look in this design. Definitely will get another one or alter this one.
Lovely fabric, tight band, beautiful uplift, but just not projected enough at the wire. It kept sliding out of my IMF, and as a result the whole bra would slide down just a bit and the gore began to float. No idea how I fit the 12.8 inch cup - possibly because the cup was quite tall?