I've loved the Summer Time ever since I first laid eyes on it, but I missed out on the lovely unlined style. I also missed out the first time Jaimie from Bra Obsessed was offering a limited run, and when she offered it one more time, I knew that it was no coincidence and I needed to get on it. I ordered this originally in an S style but Jaimie was totally cool when I changed my mind at the last minute and luckily had this last CHP in stock. Yay. It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm so glad I finally jumped on it. There are a few loose ...threads, but nothing major. The band doesn't have the checked fabric on it like other models did and the bow is different. The band is so silky soft and strong feeling and just luxurious. Band stretches to about 29.5 and is very comfy. The straps are a little stretchy and difficult to adjust but I'm glad they're a little thinner than my other CHP in the same size. This is the first CHP style with pads, and they're SO difficult to put it/take out. Not sure why the hole for them has to be on the inside and smaller than they are. That's my biggest complaint. It fits fine with the pads, the right, more difficult side, gaps a little without them but it's still wearable. The width is perfect and the wires aren't too long and don't poke. The wings don't peak out from lower cut shirts. Very nice immediate projection and a lovely shape. The lace is only attached to the cups at the seams and I can poke my finger between the lace and foam. The lace does show under tighter shirts but it's so pretty I don't mind. The colour is a nice complement to my olive skin and it almost looks like there's no foam at all.The shape is, as expected, very round, uplifted and perfect. I ordered the thong in a 40 but received the brief instead. I emailed Jaimie about it but the brief is very soft, pretty and true to size. I accidentally ordered a size too big but it runs tight I'd say. All in all, I love this bra sooo much and I'm so glad I finally got the chance to own a Summer Time. I'd still love to try the unlined style if I can ever get my hands on one.
Edit: I wore this bra out. I was so wrong. I don't know if it's my period or what but the wings/wires harass my poor armpits. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Nothing too major, just enough to be a little irritating. Won't stop me from wearing it though.
Edit: No further problems. No more armpit harassment, I assume it's from my period but since it hasn't happened since I'm not sure. Also, Jaimie has agreed to send me the thong and let me keep the brief since it was her mistake: she wrote down figi instead of stringi. I offered to send it back but she was very gracious and said that was not necessary. This is why I like working with Jaimie because her customer service is exemplary. Read more 431 more words
My boobs are being supported by cups as soft as angel's butts. I was not expecting a Comexim to fit me as well as this has based on previous experience but I am so glad this did. If you are looking for a luxurious bikini top at non-luxury prices, look no further then this lovely Port. The band is nice and wide by the clasp which made of metal. The strap adjusters are also gold-coloured metal as well. They are only half-adjustable so that might pose issues for you. They have nothing on the edges to stop the adjusters from slipping but they have a zig-zag stitch down ...the middle that might work. The wings are low and the straps are very narrow set. This bikini does feature a rather low gore with a very interesting v in the middle instead of being flat across. This v means the whole front of the bikini looks like it dips lower then it does but maintains the stability of the gore. The fabric covering the cups is very soft but it is stretchy. The band is short but it stretches true to size. There are two layers in the band for extra stability. I'm taking it for a spin this weekend so we'll see how it holds up to water. Full review is on the blog. Read more 116 more words
This bra is boob heaven! I was afraid the laminate fabric would be itchy or stiff but it is very soft. I sized down one cup size as is generally advised in the BMS and it fits perfectly. I love the low gore, narrow wires and wire lengths in this size and if I could combine them with the depth of a 65FF (for padded styles) life would be good.
Pros: Very soft, perfect fit. The wings and gore are low and out of my way. The stretch tulle at the top accommodates fullness without cutting in. The pattern goes all the way around to the back of the bra which is nice. It's also a leotard back which are my favourites. The pattern is less garish/tacky in person and the shape this bra gives is great.
Cons: The straps are rather wide-set. I don't think they'll rub but this is always my biggest gripe with Ewa. Just move the straps in!
This bra is great. Seriously great I love it so much. There's just one thing that bugs me but we'll get into that. This bra was from Ebay, and someone (sorry, forgot) posted the link here. I am forever grateful because this is my new favourite bra. It is second hand, but according to the seller only worn once or twice.The band actually stretches to 30 inches which is nice. It's pretty narrow near the hooks and eyes. The straps are plush and only half adjustable but are comfortable, not too wide set and don't need to be shortened for now. The bra itself is adorable. I love ...all the bows. The colour is great too. The wires are a good width and length and seem to be narrow enough for me. The gore is a decent height and tacks firmly but not painfully. I love the 3 part cup and the shape I get from it. It's very open on top and fits nicely. My biggest issue with this bra is the quality. For the most part, it's great quality. However, there are two spots in the band (probably in the same space on either size) where the stitching has come undone. It's about an inch on either side and I'm not sure the best way of fixing this. I'll probably very carefully try to replicate the zigzag stitching. I just really love the bra and I hope this doesn't impact the amount of times I can wear it. I'll post pictures of it and maybe y'all can help me decide if I should bring it to my tailor (have to go anyway) or whether I should try and fix it myself. Overall, I LOVE this bra and that's the only issue I have with it. My bigger problem now is that I want all the CHP's! Read more 200 more words
This is the first bra from Ewa that put me on the fence between not liking and liking it. I ordered it in the S cut because the M wouldn't work for me and the lace was placed on the front of the cups differently. I was expecting plain bright pink cups with a hint of lace like in the stock photo but instead the lace that is on the top of the cups is also vertical along the seams. At first I didn't like it but it's growing on me. It's perfectly matched and mirrored. I like that the lace goes above and below the cups. The ...light spots on the lace are pearly and is super soft. The band is kind of stretchy and the knitwear is also super soft. The wire channels are done in purple and I love that little detail and the wires on this are a little narrower then the Syrena I tried. The straps are decorated so that they don't slip but they're the stretchy thin kind and don't work very well for me. There are some quality issues: the elastic on the thong is uneven and the knitwear isn't trimmed straight. The thong is almost all lace and it looks really soft and comfortable. Full review on the blog, but I think that this one is ultimately a keeper despite the straps from hell. Read more 125 more words
Edit: I just want to update after having it for a few weeks and wearing it a few times. I didn't think this bra would work well for me at first, but I've finally had my "angel's singing" EM moment. This bra is extremely comfy and the straps don't bother me near as much as other bras I own do. I made it through a 2 hour bus trip with this bra and the wires didn't bug me at all. In fact, I love this bra and style so much I ordered another S style because of how comfy this bra is and the great shape it gives. ...That's how much I've come to love it. Oh Syrena, how I so wanted to love you. I think this review might run a little long, since I want to compare this size and the next one up (just fyi). I originally tried this bra in a 65G, which almost worked and would have been totally passable if it weren't for the long stabby wires of doom it possessed. Yes, I had a minor bit of gapping but that wasn't noticeable under shirts. I decided to sell that size and move down to the next one to see if it would fix both the wires and gapping. It did, but not without other issues. First appearances are the same: this bra is gorgeous. Second appearance: holy crap this is shallow and wide. I was hoping for narrower wires because 5.4 (original 65G) is too wide for me but this bra is JUST AS WIDE. It's a size smaller and it's 5.5 inches wide! It makes the bra shallower and I'm really disappointed because I was finally hoping to have a bra with wires as narrow as my roots. Onwards. The straps seem stretchier than the 65G, although I do not have the other size to compare to. They are similarly difficult to adjust but they are set at a more comfortable width. There's almost no immediate projection so I have a little wrinkle. The gore is the same height but in this size seems too low. The cups are deep enough for me without the pads, but I don't like the wrinkle I get in the bottom of the cups so I use the pads to fix that which then makes the bra a teensy smidge small. I can deal with that. The wires seem short enough at about 9 inches and I doubt that these ones will pose an issue. The band is, again an issue and almost too tight. I have no idea why I didn't size up in band and down in cup for this bra (that would have made too much sense, I guess). I think that's it about the technical side of things. I do like the design of this bra and I am keeping it, I just wish I could have figured out how to make it work better. I think that this size would be a winner if it had more immediate projection which I think is the reason I quad ever so slightly with the pads in. It does feel comfy but not very secure, like if I go down the stairs too fast my boobs are going to escape. About the pictures: yes, I am aware that I have those little bulges on the side. I scoop and swoop them in but they don't stay. They stay in the cup in the 65G (I think because of the tall wires) but that wasn't a reason to keep the bra alone. I have no idea why they won't cooperate. Doesn't mean the cup is too small, the next size up is a smidge too big. I am also aware that my problem child right breast gaps a little. I was just too lazy to take the bra off and shorten the strap. These issues won't stop me from ordering more from EM. I feel like I've figured out what size works best for me and now I just need to try all the styles. Edit: Almost forgot to add that the gore overlaps, making it very narrow. Read more 585 more words
**EDIT AGAIN: I just took this bra off and the wires actually match up to my roots perfectly! I've never ever had this happen before. I'm definitely keeping this bra.** **EDIT: The band is too tight. I think this affects the cup width as well as making the wires press hard against my ribs. I am planning to get an extender to ameliorate this until it stretches out** I got this in a swap for my evil Yoko. My main reason for swapping my Comexim Yoko was, besides a shape mismatch, wideset straps made to drive me crazy. This bra? Still a teeny shape mismatch, but my armpits are ...so happy. First impressions, deep narrow cups. Second impression? Tight band but harassment free straps! Let's start with the band, which is very firm. It barely stretches tight enough but it's nice and firm and totally manageable. I don't mind. There's also only 2 hooks in this size, unlike the 3 in Yoko which was a cup smaller. The straps are very armpit free, maybe a little stretchy but not too bad. They're a nice width and I do believe are the same as are on Yoko's. I love the little tuxedo bows. The wires are SO NARROW and so awesome. The bad though? They're still too wide! When I took the bra off, I noticed that the wire marks appear to be in almost the same spot as my 5.5 inch wires end up. It doesn't look like the wires stretched that much when I stretched the band so I have no idea what is happening there. Can anyone help? Moving on, the wires are nice and short. I'm very appreciate of this fact at my very diminutive height. The gore on this one is a very nice tack, unlike the Yoko. It's also not too high, maybe a little stabby but nothing I can't live with. The cups themselves give a nice shape if you don't really look too too hard. I get a really weird, angle-y, flattish shape from some angles but I'm sure I'll be the only one to notice. Other than that, basketball boobs. Seriously. I don't think my boobs have ever been this round. They're almost minimized from the side though. It's more of an hourglass from the front look with your boobs not out of your arms. Does that make sense? I think the cups might be a little too small, you can see some cutting in in certain angles. It's not too noticeable under clothes and my period's coming up so that's working all kinds of voodoo on them. I think the next size up might work better but this size is totally manageable. Not very cleavagey but my boobs are difficult that way. Again, disclaimer, those bulges on the side? Not sure what they are, they don't stay in the cup, I've given up with them. Maybe the next size up would help and if I get the chance I'll try it out. For now, it's nice to have a nice neutral bra for once. Comexim has knocked it out of the park with the 3hc, and if I do order another bra direct, I think I'll only order this style. Read more 430 more words
**ALL PICTURES WERE TAKEN WITH PADS IN** This bra is so much more beautiful in person than online-if that's possible to believe! This bra is gorgeous. The navy and dark green really work well together. However, I think I overshot my size. While the measurements all point to this being a perfect fit, it was a little gappy at the top without the pads in (which is why I took pictures with the pads in). I think maybe a size down would be better, but then I think it would be too narrow-but let's start at the beginning! This bra is seriously beautiful. My first impression was how solid ...it seemed. The construction is pretty neat and looks built to last. The attention to detail is incredible. I like that the ribbons on the seams of the cups are two different colours. The only thing I would change would be the placement of the eyelash lace. I think it would be more striking if the eyelashy bits stuck over the cup like they do in the other shape. The band is a plain navy with ribbons on the side seam and little scallopy green trim on the bottom and a ribbon ruffled down the front of the straps. The bows on this bra are awesome. The magenta really pops and I love how big the one on the gore is. The straps don't pose a problem width wise and I'm pretty short. However, they are super difficult to adjust, even though it says fully adjustable. The front of the straps has really pretty ribbon detailing but it was causing problems getting over that seam. My solution? The rat-tail end of a rat-tail comb-just wiggle it into the loop in the adjuster and slowly ease it out. I had no problems after that. I can adjust the straps short enough (I'm 4'8") which is always nice, but I think I need to go a smidge shorter. They are very wide and super comfy and plush. I doubt this will pose a problem. Width wise, this bra seems perfect, although it's the same width as some of my bras that feel too wide. They're nice and short and don't poke me in the arm pits like some I have. The cups...the cups are weird. The sizing is weird. It's 9.5 inches (without pads), which should be a pretty good depth for me, even verging on small. However, they gap without the pads in! It's not like I don't have the breast to fill it (I have breast tissue up to my collar bone and I think a pretty even shape). Despite this quandary, if I keep the pads in and really scoop and shuffle and adjust the straps pretty short, it's a nice fit with minor gapping at the top. I think the gapping at the top is simply due to shape and how thick the cup is. The shape it gives is...not quite rounded, not quite natural, maybe a little east-west? Whatever it is, I like it, and I normally love a more natural shape like the kind an unlined Freya gives. It's very perky and young. The wires are a very firm tack and feel super supportive. The gore doesn't poke at all and it's super comfortable. The band is super tight at 28.5 inches and it barely works for me. The band is the one thing I would change. Give me just .5 more inches of stretch and 3 hooks instead of 2 (on a G cup, really?) and I'd love it. There are are 4 rows of hooks which is nice. I also ordered the thong for this model and holy crap guys, don't let the stock photo fool you. It is SHEER. Very sheer. I think it runs true to size. It's not a snug fit on me but it's not too loose. It's beautiful though. I tried to take photos of it (in my darkish room with an ipod) but I'll see if I can take better photos when the sun is out. It has 3 bows, two baby ones in the front and then a giant one in the back. It's got a little frill at the top of the band and the eyelash lace on the sides. The back/sides of the thong has the same frilly scallopy bits the bottom of the band does and the crotch area has the strap detailing on it. It feels like a very cohesive set and I feel like an absolute princess in it. Although I think it's maybe a size big, I have no plans to return it because it's wearable and I bought it for a special occasion in a week so I have no time to go through an exchange. This is a very comfortable beautiful bra and I'm so glad I bought it. And next time (because there will definitely be a next time) I'll get the same style in the next size down and compare!
**EDIT** I shortened the straps even more and there's absolutely no gapping. I can still easily fit a finger or two under them so they aren't tight. They are now the perfect length and the best part is the cleavage! I never thought it would be possible for me to get that much cleavage in a bra that fits as perfect as this one does now. The last picture is the bra with the straps adjusted as tight as comfortable.
**EDIT TWO** Since shortening the straps (see addendum above) I can wear the bra without the pads. However, it causes slight gapping on my smaller right side and I love the cleavage they give me so although I can wear it without the pads I choose to wear it with. Read more 851 more words