If you haven’t heard of Ewa Michalak yet I highly recommend you check out her bras immediately. Of all the brands that I am familiar with online, her brand has the largest size range I have ever encountered ranging from size 65AA to size 140GG. To me, this is impressive. Not only has she tackled small band and cup sizes but also large band sizes and cup sizes. The ability to do so is impressive given the needs of differing cup sizes.
Needless to say, I have a few of her bras in my wardrobe and am continually lusting after many of them. I will begin with one of my latest purchases in her SM cut. I have tried her PL, S and CHP cuts prior to purchasing this bra and am always excited to try a new cut even if I’m not sure how it will fit.
For sizing, I typically fit a 40FF/G in UK sizing and because this was a soft cup and due to a bit of weight loss, I sized down in the band and the cup to a 90E. The SM cut, reviewed in detail here on A Bra That Fits, states the following:
SM shapes are unlined, underwired, full-banded bras with three part cups. They also have a relatively low gore in smaller cup sizes, but a higher gore in larger ones. Aside from this they are also typical balconettes which tend to cover a little over 3/4 of the breast. They usually have almost fully adjustable straps – the sliders are stopped by a bow on the front to allow for a wider connecting piece to the cups. In cup volumes below 70JJ (and its sister sizes), the cups have three parts to them. At 70JJ and above, they have four parts.
…SM shapes are overall somewhat projected. They typically don’t have much depth at the wire, and are relatively narrow. They often give a brought forward, uplifted shape with an uplifted but subtle peak. They suit full on top shapes and become tall in larger cup sizes. …SMs are made out of a sturdy but flexible net.
SMs fit about half to a whole cup size larger…due to their unlined nature…It is generally recommended to check the band lengths of Ewa Michalak on bratabase before making a purchase.
I was attracted to this bra for the strap detail and the mesh fabric and despite my full on bottom and pendulous shape, I decided to give it a try. True to what A Bra That Fits suggests, this bra does not have much depth at the wire and as a result I got uplift from this bra that typically I would not get. What does this mean? I won’t be able to wear the bra for long periods of time and I also got a bit of puddling on my larger side near the wire at the band. Also, if you look really closely you can see through the mesh that the wires are not sitting in my IMF because of the shallowness of the cup near the wire. This is not the bra’s fault it is more a case that my shape does not fit properly. That being said, other bras will fit my shape better. I will illustrate the IMF in another post so it is clear what I mean.
In the end I decided to keep this bra not only because it’s a work of art but if I lose a pound or two I may be able to get away with wearing it without being completely squished in. For those of you with the right shape, this is a gorgeous bra that will fit fantastically!
And for those who like measurements (I know I do!) here they are for size 95E: