Oct 05, 2012 -- My first order with Ewa Michalak: HM Gold, CH Onyx, and PL Onyks -- Order has arrived!
Today, October 5th, the order I placed on October 2nd ARRIVED! If that isn't fast, I'm not sure what is.
I have reviewed the three bras separately:
A quick summary follows here below:
The bras came packed in a little brown box, cube-shaped, quite cute really. I was very excited and became even more so when ... I started fitting them, even though the fit on none of them was perfect.
The PL Onyks was first: the band of this bra is nice and snug, a perfect fit for my 27"/69cm underbust. Killer cleavage like I've never had before it gives me and it just leaves me in general awe: wonderful wonderful shape, lifted and round, just such a pity the upper edge of the cups either gapes or cuts in -- only standing up straight and holding still seems to facilitate a perfect line. I THINK this is because the cups of this Padded Plunge are ever so slightly to big (especially on my smaller left side), but with the sides of this bra being so low my larger side threatens to spill as it is, so going down a cup size doesn't seem a solution. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, as I like this bra enough to give it another go in a more fitting size
The CH Onyx came next: the band on this one runs at least a full size larger than the band on the plunge version. It fits me snugly on the tightest hook, but is obviously too large. Again that most amazing and marvellous shape!!! Really, I'm so sold on the shape these things give me that I am now desperate to find my fit. The cups on this Padded Half Cup fit my larger right side almost perfectly, but gape strangely on my smaller left side. The 'cookies' included with this (and the previous) bra to correct asymmetry don't do the trick, so I am bit stumped as to what causes the enormous difference between the sides ... otherwise I like the fit and appearance of this bra even better than the previous one -- virtually no gaping and no cutting in on my larger side -- so I would really like to get it right. I'm suspecting I can do with a cup size smaller and I definitely need to go down a band size. I THINK, judging by the EM measurement table here http://www.ewa-michalak.pl/Size-Calculator-chelp-eng-10.html that a 60F might be perfect, but input is of course welcome.
The HM Gold was the last I tried on: the other two bras are mind-boggling, but this one is truly miraculous. Really, how is it that a bra made of such delicate, sheer lace-and-nothing-else provides such lift and shape?! I'm hooked and slightly gutted that this bra runs so much larger in the cups than the other two bras. The band falls somewhere between the previous two bras: tighter than the CH Onyx, but not as tight as the PL Onyks. I can close it on the tightest hook with relative ease, so I should probably go down a band size. But then the cups: again, my larger, right side ALMOST fits, but I do have to tighten the strap more than I like to reduce the gaping at the top edge to a minimum. On my smaller left side the difference is, again, significant. There's just too much space there and no amount of tightening gets rid of the gaping. I REALLY need a smaller cup size in this one and I REALLY want to find out what will work ... 60F? 60E? I'm thinking the latter as the cups on this model seem to run significantly larger than the cups on the CH Onyx.
Oh well. Let me deal with returning these beauties first (*snif*). I must say this is all rather addictive -- and oddly enough I'm having fun
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