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Bras » Ewa Michalak » Ch Cherry (792) » 65E 30:6

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Fits ribcage69.8
B. perimeter23.1
Stretched Band73.1
Band Length57.2
Cup width12.3
Cup depth21.1
Wire length21.6
Cup height12.9
Cup separation1.8
Gore height5.8
Wing height8.7
Strap width1.1
Hooks2

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  1. 11
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    Fits

    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.

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    Updated on Feb 07, 2016 Flag this


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      So funny that even when EM bras arent perfect they are still amazing. Cheapest elastic on the planet lol

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      Fantastic news for us projected users :-) Beautiful!!

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      It looks fabulous on you, despite the issues! <3 It doesn't look cheap at all!

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      Thanks! The bra itself is lovely, it's just the shoulder straps that I feel need improvement.

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  2. 7
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    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 https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
    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! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> 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.

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      The shoulder straps are terrible! Are they super stretchy too?

      I think it looks good on you, and I agree about the cup straps. I really like them, but I don't if I'm edgy enough to pull off letting them peek out.

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      Oh I love it! And I'm one of those weird ones that loves thin shoulder straps. I'm also not sure about the bow, but maybe I'll like it more in person. This style really does look lovely on you!

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      they aren't SUPER stretchy, but stretchier than I would prefer. It's barely enough for me, but not enough for bigger cups I think, I hope they took it into consideration in bigger sizes.

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      PetiteCollegiate thanks :) I also like thin shoulder straps in Freya bras, because they are thick and soft. Gossard makes wonderful thin straps, still supportive.
      The bow is horrible but I get used ;) It seems like they put gigantic bows when they don't have any better idea ;) I far prefer small and discrete adornments like in HP Kobalt, CHP Noir or S Orzechowa Pralinka.

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      I hope they're better in bigger cups too. I don't mind the thinner straps too much as long as they are not also too stretchy. If they're both narrow and very elastic they dig and hurt.

      I love Ewa's giant bows. Especially on the backs of underwear, I feel like my bum is a gift :)
      I also really like the delicate bows. The little bow with the pearl charm on HP Kobalt is very sophisticated and lovely.

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      I haven't thought about a gift :D I think Ewa really likes these bows too because she uses them very often, it's a kind of trademark. I find them too imposing but they don't dissuade me from purchasing.

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  3. 4
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    Used to fit

    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!

    (all pictures are taken without the cookies)

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      I think it is hurting because the cup is really a bit too small and the whole bra therefore is riding down on you. This bra is called a half cup but is designed to have more coverage than this. The side pics in particular show how the cup is really failing to contain enough of the breast mass to remain stable and not dig or hurt. I think it is really a shallower shape than what would perfectly fit your ultra projected anatomy, so to get a comfortable, workable fit you would be forced to size up. If you just want to use it as a boudoir bra, for photos or for a very brief period you could use those under-the-wire pads, I think they are called Pambra or something? But really I would recommend a less shallow shape cup or larger size if you love this shape.

    • Thx wendybien ! I was thinking of sending this back and exchanging it for a bigger size, but I am afraid there is gonna be gapping then :/ or what do you think?

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      I think it's the opposite, actually. The bra is too projected for you. The CH is the most projected of all the Ewa Michalak shapes, and particularly, a lot of people had trouble with the CH Cherry, because it was even more projected than other CH.

      Are you wearing any cookies? I think that if you aren't, maybe you could go one cup size up, and stock some cookies in the cups, see how that turns out and if prevents gaping. I agree that normally this bra is of higher coverage, and it may look as the wires are too narrow (I could be wrong) and there is too much armpit exposed. However, in the end, comfort is the most important thing. I think that the fit doesn't look horrible by any stretch, so if you like it, I would stick to it. You could try the cup size up and decide between the two, and that would be my advice.

    • I think a size up will likely be too big, but if you pad it with cookies it might work well. The sizing on this bra has been a conundrum for a lot of people. It's a shame because this bra is what made me fall in love with EM. It was the most amazing bra fit (although way too small in the cup) I'd ever seen. You look like you're probably in between the 65E and 65F judging on how I've seen it look on myself and another user that tried multiple sizes for it. I should be getting mine it what I hope to be the correct size within the week. Good luck to you because this is such a gorgeous bra.

    • Veritas thx for your suggestions! I don't think it is too projected, it does slip out of my IMF on my bigger side (it's great on my smaller side)
      I am not wearing any cookies but I would have to on the smaller side. I think my bigger side is like 1/2 a size to big for this size, but I m afraid I would not get any cleavage in a bigger size anymore :/
      The thing is by the time the bigger bra is made I csn not exchange this one anymore :/

      @girl333 yes thats why I m afraid of getting anotherone made.. I am afraid it Will end up totslly differant :/
      Good luck with yours and fingers crossed it fits! :)

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      If you want PetiteCollegiate has all 3 sizes up so you can see what I mean by my thinking you'll be inbetween sizes. I also have pictures up of myself in her 55FF that ran super large. I've had some tissue migration since taking them, so the quadding is much worse. I did have Jaimie email them to make me a 55G that fit as closely to a chp 55GG as possible. I'll get my bra Tuesday at the latest, so I'll let you know how it worked. I was like you with it though. It was the best fit ever, but too small. I wasn't sure if one cup or two cups up would solve the problem. Everyone that's tried it seems to find incredible inconsistency with it and the cup seems to run at least a little large. If I didn't love it so much I wouldn't be trying so desperately to make it work. Gee sorry for long rant. I have a lot to say about this bra!

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      I also doubt it is too projected, I think it's the opposite. Projection is an allover thing, so although many EM cups are narrow compared to their depth, if the shape is too "blunt" i.e. rounding or flattening at the front of the cup many people will need more room there at the apex in order to get the whole boob into it properly.

      Also, I know Bratabase doesn't always offer a representative sample but if you look at the user photos, the ones who seem to have gotten the best fit are people whose upper pole is somewhat shallow (even if they are FOB overall).

      Given how tall the most projected part of your boobs is, I don't see how you would get any significant gaping by sizing up, especially if you use cookies on your smaller side. Also, a couple millimeters of gape in a foam cup is not a fit problem that would make a bra hard to wear, whereas a cup that's genuinely too small or shallow will be hard to wear comfortably and feel secure in.

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      thank you wendybien for your suggestions! I decided earlier that day too keep it, as I found out that when I pull the cookie pocket under the underwire /between the wire and my boob, there is no pressure anymore and it is really comfortable this way! :)
      I wore it all night for drinks and dancing and did not have to adjust it once and I totally forgot about it! :) So I am really glad I finally made up my mind and kept it! :)

    • oh clever! So you basically found a way to use the cookie pocket as a wire pad?

    • Yes exactly! :)

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      BronteBeach I'm glad you can make this work for you. Wait times for Ewa are torture! It looks like it fits you pretty well.

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    Used to fit

    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.

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    Hasn't set fit

    Not sure why I never added the pictures... Too deep now, but VERY sexy and projected when I first got it. Band was too big so I never actually wore it. Will probably list soon.

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  6. 0
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    Didn't fit

    This was my attempt at finding an EM bra that was sexy, trendy, and would actually fit without the cookies. The cups are too open on top for my squishy breasts and the extra straps don't stay in place like they are supposed to. I really just can't justify keeping this bra when I would not be able to wear it even for a day. I love how it looks though! Aesthetically, it is exactly what I am looking for but in reality it's not meant to be mine.

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  7. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I *had* to have this bra because of the little boob strap thingies...but I probably should have just invested in a different bra instead. The cups on this bra run a little bit bigger than previous versions of the CH cut, I find. I had worn Onyx and Lilia in 65F, but this was too big so I exchanged it for a 65E. The cups initially fit a little large on me as well. Because there was extra space in the cups, I was able to move the straps in 1 cm and then the size of the cups fit perfectly. Another thing ... I had to alter were the positioning of the boob straps. My breast tissue is quite flat and high, so the placement where it was originally didn't flatter me. It kept slipping down since I don't have a top of boob where it can rest on. I ended up moving these straps upward of about 2cm, and now it looks a lot better. One last alteration I had to do in order to make this bra fit me better was narrow the gore. The gore on this bra is fairly wide for an Ewa bra, though narrower than most other brands. The band on this bra is true to size for a '30', but firm. I have yet to alter the band.

    Overall, I would recommend this bra for someone with fairly projected boobs, with the root height that is medium to short.


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    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jul 30, 2017