It’s been a while since I last ordered a half cup from Ewa Michalak. Their half cups used to be my favourite bras and I’ve owned many of them in 65E and 65DD but they are all too small now. I only kept the CHP Miedziak which has quite big cups, and the CH Cherry which became too small very quickly. I decided to try out the new styles in 65F. To try the new size, I choose the beautiful CHP Red Wine and the CHP Office, which I’ve been lusting for since I saw the first previews many months ago.
The Office is simple and elegant. I guessed that the material is actually the same as in the S Glamour and BM Naomi and I love it, it’s very soft and good quality. I like the way it reflects the light and its delicate colour. The shiny material combined with the lace cup edging and the satin ribbons makes it really beautiful, the pictures don’t do it justice. I would prefer more elegant straps, these are the ones they’ve been always using. They’re fully adjustable and a little bit stretchier than I like.
I choose the 65 band which is my usual EM size in “normal” bands, even though I’m seriously thinking about definitely switching to 70 bands as some of them run tight and I can always fasten a looser band on the second or last hook. I also thought the CHP style wouldn’t be as tight as the S or the unlined bras I recently bought. This 65 band is actually tight. I can wear it without extender but I must have a sensitive skin because I’ve always needed my bands looser than what my measurements actually suggest. However I decided to keep this size as it’ll stretch out a little.
I’m always reticent about sizing up in the cups, even when I spill out of my current size. Actually, I sometimes get stuck between two cup sizes, when the smaller size is too small and the bigger one too big. In that case, I always prefer the smaller size. However, my last CHP and CH bras became unwearable and I decided that sizing up would be necessary of I want to wear EM halfcups.
I was unsure about the fit as I’m full on bottom and don’t have tons of upper fullness that the half cups require and my breast tissue is quite soft. I can actually see that this cut isn’t such a good fit for my shape as the S cut. Overall, this size fits and I mostly fill out the cups but I can see some quadding near the gore and some empty space near the straps attachment. It can only be seen from very close and the shape under the clothes is very rounded and projected, much more than in any of my Ss. Compared to the CHP Red Wine I find the cup edge in this one more open, it’s kind of straight instead of following the breast shape, just like the CH Cherry. This shape reminds me a lot of the old HP Czarny and could particularly accommodate FOT boobs.
Updated on Dec 20, 2016