ORIGINAL POST PUBLISHED 7/1/2012:
Over the Christmas break I clearly had too much time on my hands as I went on an internet search for Ewa Michalak bras. I was fortunate enough to find a Polish website called Dopasowana and spent some time searching their listings.
I could not believe my luck when I spied a PL Violet. I had seen it on Ewa Michalak’s Facebook page some months ago and hoped they would put it into mass-production (as much as they mass-produce any of their styles…) but sadly it seems to be one they made samples of but did not take any further. I was beside myself with excitement when I saw they had a 34/75HH available and immediately added it to my basket.
EDIT: Ewa has said that this bra will be available on the website soon! Yay!!
Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak
Now, I still seem to be establishing my exact Ewa size but I was pretty sure the 34/75HH would be a bit too small in the cups for me. However, I was pleased with the fit overall when the bra arrived:
Yes, it is clearly a bit too small in the cups for me as I’d suspected. But such a beautiful bra cannot be ignored. As this bra will soon be available on the Ewa Michalak online shop, I have returned this size to Dopasowana and will be ordering one in my correct size as soon as I possibly can!
The colour is absolutely delightful – more of a pinky colour than my camera shows – and as usual the stock Ewa Michalak photo at the top of this page has the colour represented pretty accurately.
The cups are padded but more lightly than all my other Ewas. You can see this from my last pic as the cups don’t stand completely upright on their own as my other EMs do. The violet lace covering is beautiful and care has been taken by the manufacturer to ensure the use of the lace is matched on each side of the bra. When such care and attention is taken to this level of detail, it reassures me that the rest of the bra will be equally as well-made. The lace runs along the bottom of the cups, which is very lovely but I know it won’t be long before it starts curling up!
The straps are fully adjustable and have a pretty ribbon overlay down the middle of the first half. The colour of the ribbon is different to the lace on the cups but I quite like this as I think a perfect match would have looked a bit much.
Unfortunately there were no matching undies available when I bought this but I will be combing the internet and high street to find something that matches (ish). Do leave me a comment if you know of anything that would do the job.
I cannot get over how gorgeous this bra is. Look at how rounded it makes my boobs and the amazing lift it gives me. I absolutely recommend it to you and my advice is to grab one just as soon as you can in your usual Ewa size 🙂
UPDATE ON 20/8/12:
It’s been over eight months since I last tried the PL Violet and it has been available on the main Ewa Michalak site for quite some time (along with matching thong (not currently available) and shorts).
I had not got around to reordering it until very recently when Ewa very kindly agreed to send me some PLs to try as I have been finding my old ones with 80/36 bands too loose.
I went for the 65/30KK and a thong in size 44/16:
It’s every bit as beautiful as I remembered. The violet lace is so pretty overlaid on the thin white foam cups is has more pinky tones than these photos show.
I found the 65/30 band MUCH smaller than the other bands of the same size I tried. In fact, it was so small that I had to wear an extender with it! I will of course be adding the measurements to Bratabase in order to help others trying to figure out their EM size.
The size 44/16 thong was also a little snug on me but I am sure it will loosen up after a couple of washes and wears. It’s made of a pretty stretch lace which is slightly see-through – I love how Ewa Michalak briefs, shorts and thongs are often a bit saucy in this way.
I’m so thrilled that this bra in my correct size still gives me amazing shape, uplift and support. I adore this set!