CH Cherry is the first CH Ewa has made in some time. I didn't particularly care for the looks of it when it was released, but since the CH can't be beat in terms of immediate projection in my size, I did not hesitate to purchase it. This is hands down the most projected bra I have. I have six (?) other CHs and they don't even come close. I believe Ewa tweaked her pattern, she must have, because this bra could show movies. Cherry is a deep dark red, really similar to a just under-ripe Bing cherry, with a black mesh overlay. The mesh is netted with dots. The ...band is black powermesh. The cup straps and the shoulder straps are fully adjustable and made of the cheapest elastic on the planet. The entire bra is finished off with red bows, a giant one in the center and smaller ones on the straps.
It seems quite a few people got loose bands with the Cherry. I didn't. Mine stretches to about 29" and works for me on the loosest or second set (of four) of hooks. The shoulder straps are stupid. They are so very thin and too stretchy. They are cheap and they look it. They're fully adjustable, but they are almost impossible to adjust. Once in place, they stay there but getting them in place is a chore. They are initially itchy, but that goes away. I wore the bra for an entire day with the straps as is, they do more or less stop being annoying, but I have to over-tighten them and they leave awful red marks on me. I have straps to replace them with and I plan on doing that before I wear the bra again. The cups are very open and very projected. So, the bra seems big. I have to wear the pad on my right side. In my pics I have both pads in, but it's unnecessary on my left side and actually causes the cup to be too small so I just wear the one. I couldn't size down, but I wasn't expecting it to be so open when I ordered it. The cup pretty much comes out from the wire parallel to the floor, it's amazing actually and definitely presents the bust. Because the projection is insane and my roots are short, there is not a whole lot of cleavage going on for me, which is fine. The wires are very comfortable. Even with the pads taking up space, they do not make their way out of my IMF. They are narrow and awesome. The cup straps, I don't think I care for them. I can't get them to lay flat and not twist. I also can't adjust them to a length where they are lying against my skin but not cutting into my inner fullness. I just can't find that sweet spot with them. I believe most of those issues are from breast shape. I have very short roots so I am functionally FoB. The cup straps are laying across muscle for the majority of their length and not across breast tissue. I've seen the bra on women that are more FoT and the straps look a lot nicer. I was considering removing them, but my husband really likes them so I'll keep them, they aren't uncomfortable so it isn't a problem. If I could figure out a way to make them detachable, that would be great.
I bought the underwear in a 38. They fit well, a little loose at the waist, but just right at the back. They are comfortable, but come up a bit high, hitting just below my belly button. Read more 502 more words
I bought this bra mostly because of the spaghetti straps, otherwise I wasn’t enthralled by the design. Actually the stock photos don’t do it justice. It’s a very elegant bra. It reminds me of the CH Purple that I still regret not having bought. I think it’s even more beautiful and thoroughly designed. The cut is a perfect copy of the Onyks - narrow wires and open cup. The cup volume is typical for this cut, the band is TTS. I like the contrast between the black, shiny elements (straps, band, the satin ribbon on and under the cups) and the mat material on the cups. The cups (probably rose) ...are overlaid with a black lace that gives them an elegant purple colour. As always, I find the central bow too big and rather kitsch Unfortunately, it’s not as comfortable as Syrena. I would like to curse the person who designed these straps and punish her by obliging to adjust them every day to the end of time! They are UNADJUSTABLE without additional tools (they should provide them with the bra). The problem is the sliders are thinner than the straps (also in the spaghetti straps), which makes it really hard to move it. I also find the straps are too thin for this size, hard and overall uncomfortable (which also reminds me of the Onyks). That being said, the band, even though not as soft as in Syrena, is pretty nice and firm. It feels quite strange to have these additional straps, I’ll have to get used to feel them on the upper part on my breast. I would prefer the sliders less visible or no sliders at all. I'm not sure yet if I'll dare to wear this bra outside with the spaghetti straps showing off. I actually haven’t decided yet if I’ll keep it (the statistics say I will, I’ve never sent back any of my EM bra so far).
EDIT: I added measurements and they confirm that this bra has very narrow underwires, the narrower of all the CHs I've owned (I took the measure 3 times). Happily there's enough depth in the cup for the breast tissue. That is actually typical for this style which gives a very projected shape.
I strongly believe that I was sent the wrong size in this bra. I attempted to remedy the issue with Ewa Michalak directly, but she did nothing but blame my body for the issues with the bra. CH Cherry is very immediately projected, and would work best for full on top or tall rooted shapes. The straps feel cheap and they're very thin. The stitching and finishing on mine is a bit questionable as well.
This bra tecnically fits perfectly! The wirewidth is acually perfect (wich is very unusual for me!), the strap placement is great, the strappy thing above the cup is easy to adjust and feels comfortable, the cup is nicely low under the arm, the cup is very low covering, wich is hard to find for me, as I seem to have very short roots. So this is all just perfect! BUT.. under my bigger boob the wire sits painfully on my rib :/ I'm not sure why and I hope it will go away with some wearing and washing!
The long awaited Cherry. Underwhelming, but I'm keeping it around as a project. Runs tall and open, meaning everyone who's not FOT could probably size down one and be okay. Narrow wires, wide set straps, typical Ewa. Awful, awful, awful shoulder straps. Truly terrible. However, it's the most projected bra in the history of ever. If you need projection, step right up - there's enough projection for everyone.
OMG!!!! I was so nervous about this bra!!! I'd seen reviews about it being a cup bigger than it should be but I took a leap and tried it in my size anyway. It's fits and I feel so good in it!!!! Still trying to get the top straps figured out for how tight I want them but overall I'm in love!!!
This is a really pretty bra, but unfortunately did not fit me at all. It's a bit different from CH Onyx and CH Lilia in that the cups are somewhat taller, and more open. The cups are about a centimeter taller. Therefore, it fits a lot bigger and didn't work for me. The little strap things above the cups also do not seem to work very well on me. My roots are quite tall and my breast is quite flat, so it just sort of hangs there. This might also be because the cups were much too large on me, and I ...wasn't getting any lift, but they will definitely need to be moved up to look more flattering on me. The band on this bra is fairly true to size. It is quite comfortable, but too large on my 25 inch ribs. This particular size does not have the wires going all the way to the ends, so while the gore is quite tall, the wire doesn't go all the way to the end, making it wearable as far as gore height on me. The normal straps used in this bra are absolutely terrible! They are very cheap feeling and rough. They irritate my skin a bit and I really dislike the thinness. I would have preferred thicker straps so I could tighten them more and get more lift. Overall, it's a pretty bra. I like the colour and the big bow in the center as well as the concept of the straps over the breasts. Unfortunately, I have sent this bra back in exchange for the 65E, hoping it will work. I'm a little hesitant about how that one will fit since the wires get significantly narrower according to the measurements. Read more 197 more words
It's really comfortable and I instantly fell in love with the aesthetic. It is low coverage, which makes me wonder if a larger cup size would be better, but it's not bothersome because the top is very open. Plus it might become too projected and open on top in a larger size. The pictures of everyone else wearing it looks a lot more covered up lol.. Still, I have never seen my profile look so projected. I need more bras that push out my boobs the way this bra does. It has excellent depth at the wire.
My first Ewa Michalak Ch bra! It's so pretty! Although this bra is a band size or 2 large for me, I love the fit. The underwire pretty much goes into my IMF when I put it on. I didn't really realize other bras didn't do this until having one that does. It gives a very lifted and front -facing silhouette. I love the aesthetic of the little strappy things. I have to leave them very loose because my breast tissue is so soft that they cut in. I need to wear the cookie in my smaller side or the top of the cup gapes. On my larger side, it works with or without. No quad boob when it's in. The main bra straps are the thinnest of any of my bras, so this would likely be problematic in larger sizes. I will likely alter the band on this bra to get a snugger fit. I love it though! For reference, my shape is centre-full, FOB, short & narrow rooted and pendulous.
I'm really not into the strappy lingerie trend, but I thought the bra was pretty otherwise and maybe those extra straps would come off. They didn't, but the bra didn't really work for me, anyway. For some reason, my back hurt when I wore it. Never figured out why. The thin straps also cut into my skin near my armpits.