Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Ewa Michalak PL Malachit

My favourite colour of all time has to be teal/petrol/dark turquoise...however it's described I'm sure you know the colour I mean.  That wonderful combination of green and blue which looks good on anyone but I'm told particularly suits me with my blonde hair and blue eyes.  I have items of clothing in quite possibly every shade, hint and hue, and have even been known to dye items so that they are transformed into a wonder of teal.  *Sigh* I love it so.


I never imagined that I would be able to buy a bra in teal.  I have often seen teal bras available on the high street or very occasionally online in my size...only to find the fit isn't right somehow.


You can imagine my excitement and disbelief when Ewa Michalak announced that they would be adding a teal bra to their new collection - and, not only that, but it would be available in the PL (plunge) style!


And so the PL Malachit was added to the site.


PL Malachit
Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

Oh bra of my dreams, you almost escaped my clutches.  For I stupidly did not order a Malachit straight away as I was awaiting delivery of my latest haul and wanted to order more than one bra at a time in order to get best value for money for the delivery charge.  I have my father to thank for my (at times) ridiculous desire to get the most for my money.  When I came to place my order I was devastated to find Malachit had sold out in my size so I was forced to add to my basket one which was two cup sizes too small - so keen was I to own this beauty.

Fortunately, Ewa Michalak restocked this style before my order despatched and I was able to change it to a 34/75J.  And thank goodness I did as the fit is superb:


The colour of the bra is more accurately portrayed in the stock photo from the Ewa Michalak website (shown above); my camera likes to make everything darker so apologies for any confusion.

This bra is so simple yet so exquisitely beautiful.  It has padded cups which are covered in a stripy teal microfibre material.  There is the most delicate of tiny bows on the central gore and the top and bottom of the cups are edged with green teal lace.

The front half of the straps are also covered on one side with the same lace, making them appear wider than most other Ewa Michalak bras.  However the underside of the straps is the usual width of around 1.5cm and is made from an unstretchy ribbon-like material.  The back half of the straps are adjustable, but as these straps only adjust halfway it will unfortunately cause a problem for those with a short shoulder:chest ratio as I am probably about average and have the straps adjusted almost fully already.  I am pleased to see the presence of a ring attaching the straps to the back band rather than the difficult oblong clip which is sometimes used on Ewa's bras.

The PL Malachit has removable pads in the lower half of the cups which is intended to correct asymmetry.  I took the pads out when trying the bra on as I knew the 34/75J was likely to be a bit of a squeeze on me anyway and it turned out I was right.  However the pads will undoubtedly come in useful if I lose weight or my breast size goes down for some other reason.

I absolutely adore the stunning shape and uplift all Ewa Michalak plunge bras give me.  I simply do not understand why British manufacturers are not copying this - surely it would be so easy to do?  Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to take business away from Ewa but it would be nice to be able to try bras on in shops over here, rather than having to go through the time-consuming process of doing everything online and by overseas post.


Having worn this bra for a day I am delighted at how tight the band is and am confident it won't stretch over time.  The bra is very firm overall and I feel that my breasts are in very safekeeping in the Malachit.

Now all I need to do is decide whether or not to go for the matching undies...

8 comments:

  1. I also have several Ewa Michalak bras and think that this one is actually to small for you. I wolud go at least 1 cup up.
    You can always send photos to Ewa and ask what does she think about the fitting.
    Regards,
    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna, thanks for your comment. I am pleased to say that this bra has stretched with wear (as have the majority of my Ewa Michalak bras) and fits very nicely :-)

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  2. It's like two cup sizes too small for you - you can see your boobs bulging and flowing over.

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    1. Hi Ma, thanks for your comment. This bra has stretched with wear and fits very nicely.

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  3. That bra is lovely! Companies need to make more bras in jewel tones; they are so flattering.

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  4. As an (ex) bra fitter, I have to agree. Too small especially under the arms as well. Go up a cup size or 2. Beautiful bra though and great body I must say? :-)

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    1. Hi Tricia, thanks for your comment :-) This bra is too big for me in the band now so it's not one I wear any more. Such a shame though as I adore it!

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