Ewa Michalak PL Cieluś Reviewed
I wore my PL Cielus to work yesterday and am happy to report that it remained comfortable throughout my entire shift. I didn’t even feel like taking it off last night to go to sleep (alas, I did).
I only have one tiny issue with this bra, and it’s that it comes up small in the cup. I don’t mind especially because it doesn’t really create any problems under clothing. The only time double-boobing is really apparent is if I take a really deep breath or lean very far back. That said, if it was just a teensy bit bigger it’d be perfect.
What I love about the Cielus is that the shape is surprisingly natural for a padded bra, especially when all I’ve heard about Ewa Michalak is that her bras create a very round, upfront shape. It’s a very lifted shape and the bra gives a lovely cleavage that isn’t too overwhelming (not quite a deco level of cleavage). Another thing I love? The colour of this bra actually comes very close to matching my skin. This is super rare as I’m the palest person I know.
The straps on the Cielus are fully adjustable, and the bra closes with four rows of 2 hooks and eyes. I can manage to close it on the second set of hooks at this point and it’s most comfortable on the first, so I have a feeling this bra is going to last me quite a long time. The padding is not heavy and doesn’t add much volume to my chest, which of course is pleasing to me. The wires feel similar in width to the deco, but the materials of this bra are softer and thus more comfortable to me.
As you can see I barely had to adjust the straps on this bra. This is largely because the cups are a tad small, so if I tighten the straps up the double-boob effect becomes an issue. Luckily it is perfectly comfortable this way, and there’s almost no weight on my shoulders. Over all, I’m thrilled about this bra.
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May I ask what cup size you are usually?
And does the cup size come up half a size too small compared to your usual size, a whole cup or maybe even 2 cup sizes small?
When I wrote this review I was a 26FF-28F in the cup. I’d say the cups fit like a small 28F. In my current usual size of 28FF-26G the cups would no where near work. I have this bra in a 26GG and it works great for me. It is a little bit smaller than my other EM PL styles which I also have in a 28G-26GG, but not small enough that I need to size up. Just a little bit less coverage. Hope this helps 🙂
Hi windiegardie, I have been reading your About page and noticed you said you used to wear 28FF. I am interested in Ewa bras as I know I should be around a 24GG (but am currently wearing 28FF) so I’m just wondering if you have found that the bras from Ewa are close to the cup size you would wear as a 28FF equivalent? i.e. 28FF, 26G, 24GG etc? The cups of Freya’s 28FF fit me perfectly but the band is much too big. I’m very skeptical about the Ewa returns policy… any advice?
p.s. I hope this made sense.
Hi laavizsia! It’s difficult to give proper advice for this question as Freya bras in a 28FF always gape on me even though I fit a 28FF-28G in the cups currently in most other brands, so the comparison is difficult to make. The shape of your breasts could determine how Ewa Michalaks will fit. In general, I size up from my usual UK size in PLs and stick with my normal UK size in halfcups. If you need a 24, I would actually recommend a 26 band from EM as they tend to come up a band size small. There are a few styles which are exceptions to this rule though, like the Cielus and Black are both quite stretchy in the band so a 24 would be best for those. Bratabase is a great resource for checking how Ewa Michalak bras will fit since people post the measurements of bras(including the fully stretched measurement of the band, this is a great way to see if a band comes up tight, loose or true to size).
So basically, for PLs I would recommend a 24H-26GG, and for halfcups a 24GG-26G. I cannot be 100% confident in this advice though since I don’t know what shape your breasts are unfortunately, so very sorry if it is not correct! Personal fitting advice is always very difficult to give without knowing one’s shape in detail.
I generally wear 28F in most bras. The bras that fit me the best are the Miss Mandalay Paiges (thanks for the rec, by the way!). Do you think it is advisable to order this in a 26FF? I can range from anywhere between 26~27.5 in the band. Would also like some advice on the CHP Brzoskwinka 🙂 Thank you!
Hi Yui! I’d recommend a 26G, or even a 26GG in the PL Cielus. My experience with PL bras is that they run small, but the PL Cielus especially so. I currently have a 26GG that is too small for me actually! Considering my standard size lately is 26G-28FF I think that speaks to how small it runs. You may want to get an extender just in case the band is too tight at first. As for the CHP Brzoskwinka, I’m honestly not exactly sure what advice to give. I’d definitely say get a 28 band, as that sucker runs tight, but the cup is tricky. I had a 28FF Brzoskwinka when I was growing, and when I got to the fairly standard size of 28FF, the cups were feeling a bit tight, but I’m not sure they were small enough that sizing up would have worked. I’d probably recommend you a 28FF, but I’m honestly not as sure about the Brzoskwinka as the Cielus!
Hope this helps!