Bra fitting help » Center full, short roots: which Ewa Michalak?
Comexim » Gloria Plunge Bra (526) » 70K 32:11
*Edited to reflect Comexim's actual sizing* I'm back again, for more help! confused and LadyNoName recommended Comexim as an option for center-full friendly, narrow wires. I tried both the 3HC half cup cut and the plunge, pictured here. I ordered Comexim sizes 70J, 70K, and 70L, which are labelled as 32HH, 32J, and 32JJ in UK sizes by Breakout Bras.
3HC photos and fit info: http://bra.pe/X3Gx/
The top of the center gore was only 0.75in wide on all of them, which is awesome! The gore tacked much better. And the wires/cup width was narrow enough to be comfortable.
Unfortunately as alisa warned me, neither style had enough depth in the cups in the center. The outer cups and wires fit me best in the 70J sizes, and I just avoid spilling out the middle in the 70L sizes; a 70M would be safer but ridiculously huge under my arms.
The question: Which Ewa Michalak bras are most likely to work for my center-full, narrow frame and (I think) short roots? Looks like S, Sf, Bm Bibi, Sm, and Pl may work for my measurements?
Also next on my list are Bravissimo and Kris Line. Anybody have a good source for Kris Line with free shipping to the US over a certain minimum?
Other bra suggestions welcome!
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So, I find the PL to have wider wires comparatively. The style doens't have much centre room in the cup, but due to the low gore can accommodate centre fullness due to the room for cleavage. I find the S shape is too open / unsupported at the top and so it feels as though my breast tissue is moving and is at risk of falling out even though I know this isn't true as the bra is the correct size and there's no overspill. This is due to a full on top shape which you look like you share from the Comexim photos above.
I like both the BM shape and the newer SF shape in terms of accommodating and containing tissue securely. I used to wear the SM, but the BM has that additional stretch in the upper cup which has a little more grace in terms of adapting to the wearer's body rather than the other way round!
I prefer the SF for the level of coverage; the bottom sections have a stiffer material which gives the illusion of more padding. (it's not a padded bra, but is sturdier than the BM shape. I think at your size, I would start with the SF shape.
There is also the FB shape, which starts at a J cup I believe. I do not personally have any experience with this shape, but it has been designed specifically for narrow, heavy busts.
Given your bust shape, I suspect you may struggle to find bras at bravissimo which fit; I know I do! I also have very dense, centre full tissue with next to no space between for a gore. Good luck with your search!
Updated on September 12, 2020 Flag this
So I couldn’t find a Comexim that was the right combo of width/height/depth. Also center full and shirt roots. My best fit in Ewa Michalak is the BM. The Pl was weird on my body thought it looks great on everyone else I’ve seen. I could make the SF work but the as for technical fit and comfort BM was the best. I did go with an 80DD instead of my usual 34E (80E). If you’re in the US Levana Bratique carries some styles/sizes for easier returns
Updated on September 11, 2020 Flag this
I only have one Ewa Michalak (so far). Mine is the SF style. You probably want to go up 1 cup size, and the band is pretty firm to start. The Comexim Whimsy also works for me (I think it’s the one unpadded Comexim on Breakout Bras), but you’ll probably want to go up 2 cup sizes.
I saw some Kris Line recently on brastop.com. I don’t have any personal experience, but I’ve seen people recommend going up a cup there also. The only bummer is I think you have to return ship to the UK.
ETA: I got my Ewa from levanabratique.com, and they were very helpful over email beforehand with suggestions for styles and sizes, based on some input from me.
Updated on September 12, 2020 Flag this
I'd try a Gorsenia. More center space than Ewa Michalak and Comexim. The primary difference for me is the distance at the base of the gore. Gorsenia is narrower than the two aforementioned brands. Best wishes!
Updated on September 15, 2020 Flag this