REVIEW – Ewa Michalak

By Amy L.

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Being at the top end of the British bra scale (on best fitting current review6review4bra is a Royce Charlotte nursing bra size 34L) I have been struggling to find a bra that fits, my compromise is a Curvy Kate Portia 34K which I’ve shortened the band on to make a 32Lish bra. So I thought I’d take the plunge and try an Ewa Michalak bra, she makes her bras up to a UK M cup in a very wide variety of band sizes and also styles, there are hundreds to choose from.

 

review5I read lots of bra blogs and there are loads of reviews of Ewa Michalak bras, however there is lots of conflicting advice on how to work out what size you need. Given that above a K cup you have to custom order I was a tad nervous, especially as I’m not entirely sure what UK cup size I am. I was in luck though, doing a search of the site there was a ready-made 32LL so I thought I’d give it a go. So i ordered, not my usual style but I’m up for anything [insert bra name here]. It was despatched the next day. I can’t remember the exact price but the total was around £35 (bra cost + postage + admin fee for using PayPal)

The bra arrived. Here are some photos of it with the other bras in my collection to compare.

It is very well constructed, with an excellent attention to detail. It is slightly padded (so no nipple sticking out problems) and the shape is well projected (which helps be look a little slimmer from the front). Ewa Michalak bras come with ‘cookies’ so if your boobs are asymmetric you can even yourself out.

When the bra came I put it on and I was spilling out all over the place it was too small ? However, after some evening cluster feeds I now fit in without boob spill. Even though the band test was almost 2 inches you can see the hooks are straining. In comparison with the other three bras on their tightest hooks they pull out just over 2 inches. So the back is true to size.

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Cup wise. Wires are very narrow especially compared with the panache jasmine and don’t come so high in the middle or under my arms so are much more comfy for me, I’ve always found panache bras have too tall wires for me.

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I fill out the bottom of the cup well but not the top, I could put 1cm darts in it.

Volume wise I think it is similar to the Jasmine and Portia done up on their tightest hooks so the equivalent, if they went that big as a 32L in both.

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Overall, it’s worth taking the plunge. Ewa Michalak has so many beautiful bras for the K+ it’s worth investing in one or two or three or four.

Size wise my advice would be to keep the same back size but go up a cup size especially if you’re breastfeeding (which like well fitting they will add nursing clips).

Available from here.

4 Comments

Kween

While narrower than most, if not all UK brands, the S cup has wider wires than the BM, SF, or FB. This bra Cut is a shape mismatch for you. The wires are going too far back and it looks like you have empty space not only at the top of the cups, but at the sides near your armpits. While there is more projection at the bottom of the cups in larger S cups, there still is not enough for your breast tissue to settle into the bottom of the bowl the way it should and from the angle of the photos it looks like you are not getting “high and tight” support like you should be getting from Ewa Michalak (the apex of your breasts are sitting lower than they should) You look like you may have heavy/dense tissue, so I’d suggest the SF as the fabric is more stable than that of the BM cups and the FB is not available in your band size. I would suggest starting off with a SF Gladzioch Bez 30KK or 32K as the band is firm, and so you can get better acquainted with the cut. Being that you seem to be FOB, you need more room at the bottom than the S offers, no matter the size. Good Luck!

Kween

***I wanted to correct the band size I listed. I meant to say 32KK or 34K.***

Ella

looks like your getting back fat in this bra? shouldn’t you be going down a band size and up a cup size to get the best fit – a 30N? I’m just trying to learn so I can help myself find bras that fit so correct me if I’m wrong x

booborbust

Well spotted. Amy does still have back fat, she did feel she needed a bigger cup but would have had to pay extra for a custom made bra.

Amy also didn’t think it would be sensible to go down to a smaller back as although she could stretch the band more than an inch her tight (with all her air expelled) is 32 and doing it up was a challenge and the hooks are straining a bit.

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