Ewa Michalak‘s PL Cappuccino bra is one I’ve reviewed in the past; you can read my original post here. However, my boobs have long grown out of the 30L cups I was wearing then, so when I placed an order shortly before Christmas to take advantage of a sale they had on, I wanted to get this bra in a more appropriate size.
Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak
I currently wear 34KK/75KK in Ewa’s padded PL and S bras, but this was not available at the time of ordering (the sale was for bras already made and ready for despatched, not custom sizes), so I sister sized to a 36KK/80KK. This is a cup size larger as well as a band bigger – the sister size up would be 36K/80K – but as the 34KK/75KK’s cups are bordering on being a fraction too small for me I thought it would be interesting to try the next cup size up.
I already own the Cappuccino high waisted briefs in 16/44 (no longer available, but the regular briefs are here) so I donned them for these photos, along with my black Prague Lady Microfiber Opaque Hold-ups from The Big Tights Company and black platform stiletto heels from Primark.
I have been a fan of this bra since I first tried it on in the smaller size back in 2013. I am pleased to say that it’s every bit as fantastic in this larger size, so I am a happy girl! Its design and style is very similar to the PL Jagodzianki and PL Laguna, in that it is a lightly padded foam bra with black lace overlay. On me, the beige coloured underlay is almost skintone, and so the bra looks rather like it is simply a black lace bra.
The bra has removable pads in the lower half of the cups to help correct the appearance of asymmetry. These pads also offer a little extra stability to the cups, as well as some uplift to the breasts, so I keep them both in place and am wearing them in these photos.
The 36KK/80KK cups are a good fit for me, although I do find them a touchy on the roomy side if I remove the pads. I don’t get any quadboob with this bra, and the four part construction to the cups gives my breasts great support, shape, and uplift. My breasts are held by the bra at the front of my body and thanks to the design of the cups I don’t get any overspill or have the need to readjust my boobs during the day.
The narrow underwires of Ewa Michalak bras suit me very well, and comfortably encase my breast tissue. The central gore is also narrow and it sits flush against my sternum. The wires do not run high under my arms and they are comfortable all day with no poking or rubbing.
The 36/80 band fastens with four rows of three hooks and eyes. It is definitely bigger than I require, and I think on reflection a 34L/75L would have been a better option if it had been available when I was placing my order. The band is not especially stretchy but it is very comfortable to wear.
The straps are half adjustable, although I expect the adjuster could be forced over the front half of the straps if needed. The front half of the straps is not stretchy so the straps overall have only minimal stretch.
As with all the Ewa Michalak bras I’ve tried, the adornments and decorations on the bra are kept very simple. There is a delicate bow with a jewelled centre on the central gore, and there is a simple black bow at the point where the strap meets the top of the cup. There is a pretty beige ribbon running down the front of the straps for a bit of extra decoration.
I won’t go into a lot of detail about the high waisted briefs as they are no longer available and I reviewed them in my previous post, but it’s safe to say that I absolutely love them! They have a slight compression effect on the tummy, which is great, and they look so good with the matching bra.
I am very pleased that I once again have this bra in a size that fits me, and it’s even better that I have the matching bottoms too. The bra has quickly become a favourite that I wear regularly.