I never thought I could have a bra that gave me cleavage without me falling into the middle over time (and ending up with weird gaping on the out sides because of it), but Ewa is slowly proving me wrong. I am not sure I will be able to wear the plunges long term, but all the other bras, this one included, make my breasts look fabulously round.
The band on this one is stretchy - I will probably have to modify it to keep the band from stretching too far, as I had to wear it on the innermost set of hooks to start off with.
The cups are comfortable, but the cup seams and the top of the cup show under some clothes - not a huge concern for me, just something to watch out for when wearing it.
This bra is a lovely white bra, which I'm always wondering why there aren't more of. The CH cut is slightly more closed on top than the CHP. I've worn it just once because the size is not right for me. This bra is not strapless! It does come with multiple exchangeable straps, quoting from Ewa's website:
Included are 3 pairs of removable shoulder straps*: 1. comfort straps - broader shoulder straps, that are additionally padded with foam, 2. regular straps - width is adapted to the size of the cups, 3. halterneck strap - one longer strap to be worn over your neck. *) This bra is not suitable to be worn strapless!
The band is quite wide also in the back, which is a nice feature. There is a plastic stay in the back, kind of like a side support, but on the back, in order to make the transition from wide band to thinner where the hooks are. This is a bit of a strange feature.
This bra is a shiny white half cup with 2 vertical seams. The band is a double layer mesh with light white polka dots. It is a multiway also, so it came pre-loved with cookies, thicker comfort straps, an extra strap (perhaps for halter tie?), and regular straps. My first thought was "this is so comfortable". It is excellent quality, and it is also quite pretty. I was really looking forward to getting good use out of a multiway bra also, and the thicker straps are quite comfortable. I thought it was a good fit, but within 5 minutes I had areola head-lights flashing away, so I had to give up on it. With a real swoop and scoop I definitely need a bigger cup. I'll try one more time during a different time of the month, but I think she and I will have to part ways.
I would say this bra runs true to size in the band. The cups also appear to run true to size for a padded Ewa bra. The CH cut is lovely and deep at the wire and centre gore which is great. This particular bra seems to have the left cup sewn slightly smaller or differently to the right cup but i think the effect of this is probably exacerbated by my left breast being the larger one. The cups on this are too small for me in any case and cut in at the top creating quadboob so i will likely be on selling this bra.
Lovely bra. I must be one of the first women to order the correct size from Ewa Michalak right away (though I must admit I have to wear the band on the tightest hook, who would've thought...). The shape is almost identical to Freya Deco, although the Deco Hatty 28FF I own is one-and-a-half band size larger. It is extremely well made and delightfully comfortable. I ordered it hoping it would have a shape more vintage-like in its projection, like my Masquerade Delphi basque, but like I said its very rounded like Deco; and what can anyone really have against that?
I love the feel of this bra, but it gives me quad-boob unless I adjust every ten minutes. I went up to 65FF in Ewa because the 65F Ch Onyks gave me quad-boob, and my other 65FF's (CHP, S) fit well, but the CH is still too closed on top. I may need to go up to 65G or just admit that the CH style is not for me... the latter may be more likely, since it seems like they are discontinuing this style.
Pros: Nice firm band. Very, very comfy.
Materials: 45% polyamide, 30% polyester, 20% cotton, 5% elastane. The cup interior is very soft and seems to be cotton-lined. The cup exterior is a more shiny, satiny fabric. The wings are two layers of stretchy mesh.
Construction: 3-part vertical seam. Lightly foam-lined. It comes with removable pads for correcting asymmetry. The straps are removable; in addition to the thick straps shown in the pics, it also comes with traditional ~0.625 inch straps. Rhinestone detail at center gore.
***ALTERED to fit like 70FF*** I wanted to make sure I put that on the review first! The first EM bra I tried was a 65FF. The fit was perfect! So perfect in fact that I couldn't use the inserts as that would have caused me to feel like I was falling out. Also, since the unstretched measurement was so much smaller than my underbust I thought maybe a 70 would do just as well and not put as much tension on the band so it would still be firm enough yet not ride up. After looking at several bra measurements and cup ...depths I thought a 70FF would work. When I saw this 70G pop up for sale I went ahead and got it with the intention of testing my hypothesis by altering it to the cup depth I was seeing on the 70FFs. So you will notice that the depth measurement I have listed for this one is 9.6 (which is smaller than a normal 70G). I have a picture showing how this alteration was done. (Just connecting cup to center gore along the inside of each cup.) You can see the tape measure showing the altered cup depth, or at least an approximation of it. I wish I could remember the blog I saw this alteration on but I can't find it now. The alteration doesn't change how the bra feels when wearing it. (I have since also acquired a 70FF which does fit as I expected so when I placed my first actual order from @ Ewa Michalak that is the size I ordered.) And as I mentioned prior with the unstretched bands of the 70's being 60-64cm (23.5-25in) that still provides me with enough tension for my 28in underbust to hold the bra in place and hopefully not fatigue my bands as quickly so they will last longer. All in all it was well worth it to confirm my size with this brand and to get a lovely bra in a style they aren't currently offering in the size I need. Read more 252 more words
Of the three bras in my latest purchase from Ewa Michalak, this was the one I least expected to fit me. As it turns out, it's the best one. The cups have just the right width, and depth in all the right places, putting my boobs front and centre, which is their natural shape when uplifted. The band is okay, but I would like it to be just a tad tighter (I wear 65/30 normally). It's not completely invisible under clingy or thin tops, because the top edges are rather thick. It comes with three different straps: standard ones; wider, padded comfort straps, which really are comfortable, and a halterneck strap. My one complaint would be that even in this size, there are only two hooks, and the back ends of the band are a triangular shape, like so ><, which feels like it's not as supportive as a straight band. The cups are made of a shiny satin fabric, with two diamond-like buttons on the gore. The band is polka-dotted mesh.
Horrah, finally found a padded bra that fits me! And to top it off, it's a multi way bra. The seams don't show through most shirts for me, but it will with tight ones. I am in love with the strap options. Comfort (wide straps), classic straps (that I can wear in a racerback), and a halter strap. Can't ask for more. One thing I did notice is this band is much looser than my 65e 3dm Margot. That may be due to the fact that I purchased this used though. Definitely not overly loose, but could get away with a 60 band.