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Ewa Michalak bra sizing

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MyMeMy Wed 22-Oct-14 21:07:29

Following a recent bra intervention, I've just discovered the Ewa Michalak web site (thanks Statistically) - wow!

I'd really like to order a couple, but I'm confused by the sizing - I'm a 30DD/E in some brands and a 32DD in others, so what should I be ordering? I'm happy to order a couple of sizes and return them, can anyone advise please? thanks

MyMeMy Thu 23-Oct-14 16:32:12

Shameless bump...

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 23-Oct-14 19:26:08

Which bras are you looking at, and which bras do you wear which size in at the moment? EM tend to run snug in the band, so if you are in between I would generally go for your upper size (so a 32) although there are some exceptions. They're fabulous bras.

MyMeMy Thu 23-Oct-14 19:41:24

There are some beautiful bras on the site, I particularly love the look of the 3D Szykuś plunge bra...

Thanks to you I visited Bravissimo a few weeks ago and they recommended a 32D, the Freya Deco bra fitted in that size, but I felt that the cups covered a bit too much of me even though they fitted if you know what I mean?
I ended up buying a couple from Boux Avenue in a 32DD (not brilliant tbh) and some from Lepel also in a 32DD which I do like.

As mentioned, I'm happy to order a few sizes to see which fits, I'm hoping that the returns process isn't too painful.

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 23-Oct-14 19:50:24

The returns process is fine as long as you make sure you send back the paperwork including the original till receipt!

I'd probably try a 32DD as your base size with sizes either side. The SM styles run tighter in the band as the lace doesn't stretch as much

MyMeMy Thu 23-Oct-14 19:53:17

Thanks for the tip!

So you suggest trying a 32DD, a 32D and a 32E? Sorry for being a bit thick grin thanks

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 23-Oct-14 19:54:46

Yup, maybe a 34d too

StatisticallyChallenged Thu 23-Oct-14 19:55:35

oh actually no I see you sometime wear a 30 so prob not a 34 unless an SM/3M

MyMeMy Thu 23-Oct-14 19:55:49

Thank you yet again! thanks

ForSaleChesterDraws Tue 06-Jan-15 21:40:25

Apologies for resurrecting an old bra thread but I need help with sizing.

I've just done the size guide thing on their website.

Under bust tight 81cm
Under bust loose 83cm
Boobs dangling fully 97cm

It the calculator tells me I should be wearing an 80B!

This can't be right! I wear anything from a 30F, 32E and 32F depending on brand.

Can somebody offer some help with sizes and guidance on bras to try?
My favourite bras are Freya Patsy half cup and Panache Envy (although the sister bra in the range doesn't fot as well- is it Jazz?). My boobs look terrible in Deco.

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 10:37:32

Bumping for some help!

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 10:54:59

The ewa calculator is useless! What sizr do you wear in the envy, and which ewa are you fancying?

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 11:16:19

Its the CHPs that I think I like. I am wearing 32F in the envy at the moment.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 11:35:01

I generally find my panache band size works Ok unless I am at the upper end of it fitting ie if the band is feeling tight. I'm guessing as you also have some 30s then you're probably more of a small 32. Cup wise, they do vary but having tried envy recently I think my em size would be the same -I wear a cup up from my Cleo bras and about the same as Freya, but found the envy snugger in the cup.

I think the 32f-70f- might be a good starting point

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 11:52:30

I think I am going to bite the bullet and order a few. I am wearing a 30FF Cleo Juno this morning though and the band is correct but I definitely have overspill on my left boob, which is the bigger, so I am wondering if a 32F might be a bit small.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 11:55:48

I'd maybe try a ff then, most of them come with removable pads which might help if it's a tad big. And they are returnable in your size

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 12:08:18

Thanks. Although now totally overwhelmed by the choice and cuts on offer! I normally try about 15 bras on at a time in Bravissimo!

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 13:05:39

I've tried or own all of the cuts I think if you need help

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 13:59:21

I wish I could work out if I was top heavy/ side heavy and all the other things you read about on the Reddits, so I could describe my boobs better!

Plunges look terrible on me, Bras that come high up look terrible on me as they gape/ don't get filled up.

Pre kids I used to love Deco but now I just find I get overspill, or the next cups up gape.

I really like the four part construction of the envy. I wonder if they have anything like that?

Sorry, I am waffling.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 14:08:41

I'm guessing bottom heavy. Sometimes working backwards helps -so what bras work for you, and what bras can you think of which haven't worked -the deco is a pita in general -and if you can remember what was wrong with them?

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 14:41:18

Ok then, I've gone and had a look through the Bravissimo website

Panache Envy- my HG of bras
Freya- Patsy half cup- great bra on me
Fantasie Rebecca- I quite like this, although it is quite high cut on me
Cleo Jun- nearly there, although I am not a fan on the seams, and as I said before, the 30FF I am wearing has overspill

Freya Tropics and bras of that cut- the lace on the top of the cup always seems to gape
Panache Melrose- wires too wide, dig in under my arms, top half feels empty (in fact apart from the Envy, most Panache's have hideous wires that dig in to my armpits)
Bravissimo Alana balconette- was great when I first stopped BFing, but now I find that the material at the top doesn't get filled properly, however the top edge still digs in to me
Panache Jasmine- nearly there but pointy shape, prefer the roundedness of the Envy
I've never tried any Masquerade or Curvy Kate bras- when I am having a fitting they never bring them out and just tell me that they won't suit my boobs. And I buy all my bras in Bravissimo so no idea why but all the fitters have been the same.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 15:20:41

Hmmm, Ok one other thing, how far up your torso do you have breast tissue? Does it kind of finish at a defined point or sort of fade out somewhere near your collarbone, or...

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 15:31:07

Breast tissue starts from about 3/4 of an inch under my armpits, if that makes sense.

StatisticallyChallenged Wed 07-Jan-15 15:54:38

Hmmm. It definitely sounds like you are full on bottom and relatively wide rooted going by the bras which work. What I am wondering is if you have relatively tall roots. For folk who are full on bottom there are two main bra shapes -your patsy half cup and juna shape which are very open st the top and have quite straight necklines, and your alana type which do have a top section but it's very closed. The thing that's making me wonder about root height is the alana, when you mentioned not filling it yet it cut in at the top. That suggests that the bulk of your breast tissue I'm at the bottom, but at least a bit continues further up. Does that make sense at all?

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 07-Jan-15 16:02:22

Yes, it does. Its like you are looking down my top!

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