Ewa Michalak St Tropez Bikini

I’ve heard so many negative things about ordering fro Ewa Michalak (EM) that I’ve steered clear of the brand. I was lucky enough to snag a bra close to my size on bratabase and despite being around a cup size to small, I love the fit. Then, while on Zathiya’s site I stumble across the St Tropez bikini in a 26G. So close to my size I figure why not. I’m still waiting on my comexim bikinis and I live in Florida. A good fitting bikini is almost more necessary than a well fitting bra. I practically spend more time in my bikini until November.

Honestly the style didn’t seem 100% me and I was not digging the bottoms. However, with the points you get and free shipping it was almost better to just get the bottoms. I only tried it on quickly, I’m about to wear it today for the first time. However, my first impression is love. My nipples sit low and it’s open enough on top that being a cup size too small gives great cleavage. Most of the time I get cutting in that looks tacky if a bra or bikini is even a little too small. It also comes with removable padding& I think it’s lined just enough to cover up your nipples without the padding even. A really tough find in even semi busty bra sized¬†bikinis. I loved that the back had a tie over the hooks, so it looks even more like a bikini. The coloring was more pink than red and was much more my taste than I imagined.

Not going to lie I thought the bottoms were borderline hideous. The 35 points and free shipping were the only reason I gave them a shot. I was planning on wearing the top¬†with a black pair of bottoms I already have(and I still plan to do so). However, I actually really like the bottoms. I can’t usually pull of high waisted anything because I’m small but curvy. I have a long torso and a butt, so anything even close to fitting goes right up my butt crack. With these bottoms having a long torso and butt actually worked in my favor. I can wear them high waisted and they look good. However, if I pull them down near the top of my hips they fit and cover my butt in a really cute way. I actually love these bottoms.

I bought this bikini as something to hold me over until my comexim order came in. I wound up falling in love. I’ve officially fallen in love with EM because they fit better than comexim without having to do alterations. I’m still so scared to order from them though. Why EM do you have to be so amazingly perfect!?! At least sometimes being impatient works out;-).IMG_2067

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Victoria Secret Why!?! Sizing rant.

I went to Victoria Secret yesterday to get a work jacket. Knowing they don’t carry my size, I decided to get a good laugh. I asked for a bra fit. They measured me in the middle of the store over my shirt. They measured over top of my chest for my band measurement. I have shallow breasts and tall roots, she was measuring breast tissue!

Then she held the tape measure around my bust, but a few inches away from it. She then pronounced me a 32 D/DD. I mentioned I bust out of their DD/DDDs they asked what band size. I said that I do take a smaller band size, but I bust out of their 32DD/DDDs and they don’t have a smaller band size so I have to “take them in”. When she asked if I wanted to try on bras in my “new size” I declined since I have enough VS bras in a bigger size. My regret was not doing so to show them how the 32DD doesn’t even contain all of my nipple. I don’t know that it would have helped though. I was wearing a barely worn 30F bra on the tightest hook with too small a cup and too big a band when she sized me.

The thing is I don’t even get how or on what planet those measurements would work. If she actually measured my bust, she would’ve only got a 1-2″ difference from the 33 “overtop”. I feel like she started to take the measurements and could look and tell they were going to be wrong. So she guessed I was around a 32D/DD because that’s what society says is “tiny, but busty”. One of the ladies said the other one would size me, so I think they at least know some women are sized out of their bras.

In the US, VS is considered like the holy grail of lingerie. It breaks my heart that they are so limited in sizing and so set on forcing women into their bras. If I actually was a 32 D/DD I don’t get how their sizing techniques would produce those numbers on someone actually that size. IMO forcing women into sizes that don’t fit, is why VS is seen as a joke for bra fittings. While some women still consider it the holy grail, many now know you won’t get a good fit there. If it’s that widespread, why not try to start fitting at least somewhat accurately?!?