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Ewa Michalak » S Diament (582) » 65GG 30:10
Eww sizing in this model is inconsistent
This bra really didn’t fit in any sense of the word — it was off in the band, the cups, the gore and wires both dug in.
However, I have an S Białemisie in 60H that fits perfectly everywhere except the band — this was supposed to be the sister size to correct that problem, but my issues only got worse. What can I do? Where did I go wrong?
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You did not go wrong, Ewa manufacturing process failed once again. This is the current trend and isn't your fault at all. Many of us have experienced similar inconsistencies with Ewa bras lately, so you are not alone.
My suggestion is put Ewa bra buying on the back burner and let her work through her manufacturing issues before giving it another chance.
That being said, everyone I know who has sister sized with Ewa has came to the same conclusion: sister sizing is not valid with Ewa. There is a smaller size increase between the single and double letters and a larger increase in volume between the double and next single letter. This makes the sister sizing not a smooth transition.
Updated on April 29, 2019 Flag this
In my experience, there is no such thing as a bra that fits perfectly everywhere except the band. If the band is off, everything else is off, too.
If, for example, a 32DD Cleo Marcie fits me perfectly, a sister size down (30E) will not just give me discomfort from the band, but also quadboob, because the cup is too small. How can that be, given that 32DD and 30E are sister sizes with the same cup volume?
It's because band size affects cup volume. A smaller band puts more strain on the underwires, causing the cup to lay flatter than it should be, resulting in a shallower, smaller cup than intended.
If I was set on the fact that I have to be in a 30 band according to my measurements, I would try a 30F Marcie next. I've done exactly that for YEARS. 30F fit better in the cups with no quadboob or wrinkles, but caused other, less obvious issues (cups being to wide under the arms, straps cutting into my armpits). This is because I'm trying to compensate a tight band with larger cups, when I should actually be in a larger band. Which I didn't figure out until I bought some cheap 32DD/E Cleo bras on sale, planning to alter the bands, and found that the 32DD actually fit without alterations, and much better than any 30 ever had on my 27/29 ribcage.
My recommendation would be to bite the bullet and buy a 70 band in Ewa Michalak. Your tight ribcage measures at 26.5 which is roughly 67.5 cm. I'm at 69 cm, and her 70 bands are perfect on me (most of them I've had for years, and I haven't even moved to the second hook).
As for cup sizes, try around 70F/FF given that 65GG=70G is too large. Keep in mind that Ewa's sister sizes may be off half a cup size, because she scales her bras differently than most UK/US brands. Also keep in mind that you may need different cup sizes in different bra styles (I wear 70E in her plunge and balconette styles, PL/3D/SM, and 70DD in her halfcups, HP/CHP/HM).
Good luck with finding your perfect Ewa fit!
Updated on July 9, 2019 Flag this