Like many women, I spent most of my life wearing the wrong size bra. Until very recently I hadn't had a proper fitting and, although I never used the ridiculous '+4' method to calculate my size, I know I have been wearing far too big a band for the majority of my boobified years.
I have been large-breasted since my teens and used to order bras from my mum's 'Great Universal' mail order catalogue. Unfortunately I was limited to boring white bras as that's all that was available in my size but nonetheless I would pore over the lingerie pages wishing I could make those pretty coloured sets work for me.
Later in my teenage years I found La Senza and enjoyed having a wider choice of colours available to me, but as I got older and my boobs continued to expand I became unable to buy bras in my size on the high street. Fortunately by this point the internet had taken off and I was able to purchase bras online from places like Figleaves, Brastop and eBay, but my choices were limited and I lusted after bras in pretty prints, colours and patterns. Most of all I longed for a bra that was not full cup or balconette (which came up as pretty much full cup on me) and even dared to dream of having a plunge bra.
In fairness, the PL Garden was one of several bras I ordered from Ewa Michalak in my very first haul almost a year ago, but it was the Garden that stood out from all the beautiful gems inside the treasure chest that was the brown cardboard box containing my purchases.
(N.B. The PL Garden is not in this picture as I was wearing it!!)
For so many years, I had longed for a bra like this. A PLUNGE BRA! Its bright white background contrasts so beautifully with the red floral pattern and lace edging. And the matching undies are gorgeous too!
I actually cried when I tried this bra on and saw my reflection in the mirror. Finally my boobs looked how I had wanted them to for so many years! They were uplifted, supported and had such a wonderfully rounded shape that they almost looked indecent - well, certainly compared to the shape I'd got from my previous bras.
I love how the direct translation from the Polish version of Ewa Michalak's website (using Google Translate) describes how their plunge bras 'bring together the breasts producing two round apples' - such a perfect description!
I could not stop myself from repeatedly squeezing my boobs - I was not used to them being so rounded and well supported. Thankfully I was in the privacy of my home and I just about managed to restrain myself from doing so in public!!
The colours of the fabrics used in this lingerie set are so flattering to my skintone. I had been back from holiday for over a month when these pics were taken so not much tan left but somehow the bra and undies make me look lovely and brown again.
Since getting this set, I have worn it on many occasions. It has never failed to give me great cleavage, fantastic support and amazing uplift. I always feel that same excitement when I put this bra on - there is something truly magical about it.
Additionally, I have stopped getting the back and neck ache I used to suffer from previously - I had never associated it with my bra before but clearly the PL Garden has affected my life in more ways than one. Having big boobs does not necessarily mean you are bound to suffer with aches and pains!
Sadly, many of my Ewas are now too big in the band as I have lost a bit of weight and my shape has changed somewhat. However this is good news as it means more new bras are needed to refill my lingerie drawer...
If it hadn't been for Ewa Michalak bras, and in particular the PL Garden, I may well have still been wearing bras that were the wrong size for me. I would recommend Ewa Michalak bras to anyone as they will give you superb results and could even reduce/stop any back and neck pain you may be experiencing.
So there it is, the bra that changed my life. I hope you enjoyed reading about it.
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