I finally managed to get a set of bras that fit me. That supported and cupped me without cutting me in half. That were also pretty and had matching knickers. I literally was in heaven!
And then the unthinkable happened. This spring Ewa started production on a bikini!
Of course, I have never had a bikini that fit me either. It’s always been saggy swimsuits with not enough support, straps that dig into the shoulders, or a halter neck that holds all the weight of your chest, causing agony.
Could I possibly be lucky enough to get a bikini top that would fit me like a bra?
Of course, I emailed Ewa straight away asking if they had my size. They explained that at that point they were only manufacturing the S style of bra.
Given that I have to wear the FB style (fuller bust) this bikini just wouldn’t be suitable for me.
Foiled at the final hurdle!
Fast forward a couple of months and I was so pleased to receive a lovely email from Kaska in Ewa’s office. She went on to say that Ewa wanted to make a bikini in my size to test out, if I was agreeable.
Agreeable?!? I was over the moon!
So, they told me they would start working on it and send it out once made.
I got in from work the other day to a package from Poland. Well, it could only be one thing!
Hastily I ripped it open and was stunned by the beautiful vibrant colour of the items inside. A hot pink bikini with black edging, straps and buttons. Just divine.
Taking the bikini out of the packaging, I was not surprised at all to see the sheer quality of the garment. Beautifully lined inside, tiny little black button embellishments and removable harness straps, again in black. The back is done up with a 3 hook section, but has a little pink material tie to hide the hooks; just perfect!
Trying the bikini bottoms on first, I was just thrilled. Beautifully high waisted, and in a tight swimsuit material, it clung to me but smoothed out a lot of my lumps and bumps. It hid the area that I am most self conscious about, whilst giving me a curvy shape. The black decoration is angled on the bikini bottom and I felt that it gave quite a slimming shape.
Moving onto the bikini top, it really is an amazing feat of bra engineering. Full cups contain all the breast tissue, even the latent tissue to the side of the body, and the removable harness take away some of the weight of the breasts by holding the cups up in a different way.
The back as mentioned has the pretty little tie section, and is very secure. The wide shoulder straps are adjustable, exactly the same as a bra does. The wires of the bra are perfectly situated, and do not come up too far, so no digging into the armpit.
The FB cup is designed for the fuller bust and has more panels in than a normal style of bra. This means there is more room in general for the cups, as with Ewa Bra’s the back section is a little tighter than on a regular UK bra.
I have so much praise for this bikini, and I can’t wait to wear it on holiday. I have matching flipflops and I just need to get a cover-up and I will be ready.
I genuinely cannot thank Ewa and her team enough for this bikini. I literally cried real tears once I tried it on and it actually fitted me. I have never had the chance to wear something like this before and it will be getting a LOT of usage.
I decided to premier it during a visit to Budapest where I had gone for a five day break with my Blogger Babe, Boo. Now, Budapest is very well known for its thermal spa’s and we were staying in a beautiful art deco hotel that used to be a Spa.
The Hotel Continental is in the centre of Budapest and boasts an indoor pool as well as an outdoor rooftop pool and garden. A perfect location to test out my bikini and also get some lovely photographs for my review.
My first swim in the outdoor pool was just sublime. I felt so confident in my new bikini. The fit was just perfect and I knew I had total support and wouldn’t have to worry about items popping out of places they shouldn’t do!
The pool area was the perfect place for photo’s and I got Boo to play David Bailey for me as I posed and pouted. Eventually the water called to me too much and I needed to get in it.
A couple of days later Boo and I visited the Széchenyi Thermal baths, situated at the end of Andrássy út (Andrassy Avenue). I was blown away by the building to start with. You literally would never believe there is a spa complex inside the stately edifice. It is a massive complex, with three outdoor pools and fifteen indoor pools. There are also ten saunas and steam chambers inside the building. The indoor pools are all different, with various medicinal benefits felt from the combination of chemicals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and sulphur. Literally something for everyone.
I duly got changed in my private cabin and ventured outside. Whilst the air was a initially a little chilly, I knew the pools went up to 38 degrees, so I wasn’t likely to catch pneumonia.
The first pool we tried had a “lazy river” However it was so fast flowing, there was nothing lazy about. This would surely put the bikini to the test! In I got, and shot round at quite a pace. Several rotations of it, and I fought my way out. The bikini was intact, all important bits covered! No movement whatsoever. RESULT.
Stupidly I had left the little black strap embellishments at home, so was unable to show it both ways. They would have also added some extra support, however the straps and wires do a great job even on their own.
Lying down in a swimsuit has always been something of an issue. Without wires, my boobs tend to slide under my armpits which can be quite uncomfortable, so again this would be another test. Of course, the Ewa bikini passed with flying colours. The wires kept my breasts exactly where they should be, facing forward.
We spent the whole afternoon at the spa, trying out all the different pools, swimming, floating and sunbathing. My bikini took it all, and looked as bright and pink as when it came out of the bag.
After my success in Budapest, I went to a Spa in the UK with my Mum, where I again wore my Ewa Set (with the added black support straps)
I wore the bikini for the whole day and was comfortable and supported. I didn’t feel as if I was actually wearing a bikini, more like my normal bra as it really is that supportive.
This bikini literally is ground-breaking for me. The ability to have a wired supportive bra is beyond amazing and I have never felt so good in swimwear as what I do in this. If you are someone who struggles to get swimwear to fit, you won’t go far wrong with this set!
Ewa currently has stock of the S style bikini, however the FB style I am wearing is in the prototype stage.
*****Whilst these items have been gifted to me, all opinions are purely my own*****