This is from my shopping trip to Poland! Feel free to send me a message if you want any more info on that. For reference, I believe that I had short, narrow roots with a very projected, omega shape. My best Cleo fit is the Meg then Marcie/Melissa.
Ava I think is more of a discount brand and the quality shows it. The foam in the semi-soft solid bottom feels cheap and collapses a bit, and the materials/designs don't give off a luxurious feel. However, I quite like the brand and am ok with the quality considering the price.
This bra has a fairly low gore but higher wings, they're ...just about at my limit but not as bad as Nipplex. The cup cuts down low towards the gore so not very full coverage. I think someone with softer tissue might just ooze out the middle on this unfortunately. The elastic under the top part of the mesh might not work for people with upper fullness or tall roots. The cup is on the shallower side I think, as it collapses a bit on the sides, but the shape is pretty round. Read more 83 more words
The most important thing to know: the band runs smaller than in other brands I've tried (the "80E" feels more like a 75F, which also creates a small muffin top below the armpits). I'd definitely recommend sister-sizing it to an 85 band as a starting point.
The cup shape itself fit me pretty well. They are 2-part foam lined cups, with the outer piece providing side support through its size and shape (which gently pushes the breasts towards the center front), and a 3rd piece made from lace covering the upper cup. They have enough space towards the front to accommodate my projected shape. Only the straps with ca. 30 cm between them are too far apart for my narrower shoulders.
My Ewa CHP sizes are 65E, also I had same or similar sizes semi padded bra of Gaia SS and Gorteks B-301. I have no quad only to AVA. Sizes Ava cup is biggest, second is Gaia, finally Gorteks. Band is looser than same band sizes of EM.
My first time trying Ava. There is certainly a lot of projection with this bra, but it makes my breasts appear bullet shaped, and I prefer more rounded. The padding is quite thick compared to other semi-softs I've tried. The upper cup is stretch lace. Firm band, and I find the underwires very uncomfortable. It's almost like the cups are trying to lift my pendulous breasts too high and and the weight of my breasts is pushing back against the underwire and into my chest.