The ewa michalak calculator said I was a 70DD/32DD, but I buy this bra from a bratabase listing, so I have the measurements of the 70D/32D, and I thought I can fit in (and finally, it fit, so I am happy).
This bra is very confortable if you need a little center gore ! It is the first bra I try that doesn't poke in my breast tissues in the middle. The underwires are not sewn side by side, but one on the other.
It is light weight but supportive. Very open on the top, but the boobs don't fall over the cups. The bra stay in place if you ...move, you don't have to re-adjust it. But even if the bra stay in place if you are moving a lot, the boobs are jiggeling a bit ( I think this is normal because it is not a sport bra).
The underwires are not hight under my armpit, but I am very tall, so all the bras looks like this on my body. They don't poke is my breast tissues on the side, but they sit just at the limit ( I have wide boobs, but not very wide).
This bra gives a lot of lift, and a shape mix between round and pointy under clothes.
The only thing I don't like : the straps aesthetic. I think they are very granny-looking (but they are so confortable !).
edit 3 months later : This bra is really good when my boobs gets bigger in the week before my periods ( I wrote the review and took photos when I have "big boobs"). But, it is really too big in the cups when I have my "normal" boobs. If I tighten the straps a lot, I only have a little gap in the cups, but this distord the shape on the side, and I have back pain in the end of the day. Now, I wear the band in the middle hook. After 3 months of wear, I think the cup's cut is not perfect for my shape : when I scoop my breast in the bra, every thing looks pushed forward and in the middle, but during the day, my boobs returns to there natural shape (less deep in the front but more large on the side), so the cups looks too big, but I get armpit fat. Maybe this issue can be solved by a smaller cup size, but even if I am in my "big boobs"'s time, I see this return to the natural shape. Read more 317 more words
I bought this when I saw it on the listings. The CH is hard to come by anymore (yay for the new one!) and it's one of my favorite cuts, so I'll take almost anything in my cup volume. The measurements here are for the bra after alterations.
With a 28" underbust, the 75 is obviously too big of a band for me. I have since sewn it so it doesn't stretch past 28" (it's been altered in the photo with the yellow background). The band fits well on the loosest eyes with the alteration. The straps are a bit thin, but they're not really stretchy. They're really long ...though and the adjusters are on my upper back. They're embroidered and adjust easily, they don't need to be fiddled with through out the day. The wires are narrow and comfortable. The shape is out front and moderately uplifted. This bra is older and has been through a few owners. I'm not sure if it's heavily used (I don't believe so, it's in good shape) or if it was always a soft bra, but it's a little floppy and I don't get as much lift and shaping from it as I do my other CHs. I sewed through the elastic at the top of the cup, under the arm. That holds the cup up in place better giving me more lift, but it's still soft and doesn't give me quite as much "cakes on a plate" as my other ones. The shape works well under t-shirts. The picture with the yellow background shows the color the best, and it's still not quite right. The main material looks like a Worther's Original candy. It's a really nice caramel, and Toffik is a perfect name for it. This bra would absolutely work as a nude for me in the summer if it weren't for the trim and straps. The lighter parts show through a white t-shirt, but they work well under thin colored shirts. So, while not invisible it's still pretty versatile.
I'n quite happy with this one. I'd love to find it in my actual size of 65E, but am comfortable in this with my reversible alterations.
Update 12/22/2015: I cannot get the band on this to stay tight enough. It slides around as I wear it and the gore stabs my sternum and left breast. It would be great if I permanently shortened the band, but I am not confident enough to do so.
Update 1/23/2016: I sent this bra to another user to be altered. She took the band in by cutting off the unneeded material and reattaching the clasps. It now fits like a true 65E and I'm able to keep it. Thank you, Noob . Read more 345 more words
Cups are technically too small, but juuust fit if I don't swoop & scoop. The cup edge is just above my nipples so swooping and scooping (as can be seen in pics) makes the bra pretty unwearable, due to the cup height. The fit is decent, though the band is tight, my boobs just literally could use more fabric on top. That said, I'm keeping it because it's the closest thing I currently have to a nude bra, and no matter what bra, my boobs settle after swooping and scooping anyway.
So far, I am so impressed by Ewa Michalak. This bra is lovely, very comfortable, very well made. The cups stood away from my breasts at first, more on the right then the left. I think the cups are a little tall, but the depth was fine for me. They look better with the straps tightened, but there is a little bit of tissue escaping on the left side now. Otherwise, it is a very nice, rounded shape.
The band runs true to size and is snug. I can fasten it on the on the first or last hook comfortably, but there is a some strange wrinkling in the band when I move to the last. The seams and lace are slightly visible under light clothing.
I might rethink returning this, since I've started adjusting it. I think I like the look of the CHP bras better, but the gaping returns a little bit when I relax.
I really wish this bra fit me. Like the other EM bras, it is well-made, with a firm band (that has just enough stretch), supportive cups, and nicely covered underwires that don't seem to be going anywhere. The four sets of hooks is great for those who anticipate fluctuations, and the gore is SO narrow! I love narrow, high gores, and this delivers.
The outside of the cups is covered with a slick, satiny fabric that gives it a more expensive feel, as opposed to the strange cups of the HP Nina. I like the lace edging, and the decorations on the straps, which don't impact the strap adjustment ...as much as I feared. The inside of the cups is a smooth, gentle cotton. My boobs often find every single bra itchy, so this is just what I wanted from my new bras.
The dark tan color shows against my pale skin, and is too dark to wear under a white shirt. The lace and seams *barely* show with my thin, clingy fabric. Someone with a darker skin tone would do just fine.
However, when ordering these bras, I overshot my sizing. So the 55 cm band is a little too small for my 65 cm chest. (The 65G Nina is much too big in the band, and a little too small in the cup.) This is fine with an extender. But the cups are a half size too big for one boob, and a full size too big for the other. The cut of the bra means that my boobs feel like they are swimming! (In my 55HH HP Koktajl, the bra pulls my breasts towards my chest, so this is less of a deal.)
My boobs are bottom-heavy, not full on top at all, and losing their firmness. I suspect that if I were more full on the top or had a firmer tissue, the too-big cups would be less of an issue. After all, I am too big for the next cup size down. Read more 225 more words
This will be a good bra for extremely FOT, close set breast. Very firm band for a 34. I got this from another user who got it from yet another user. Still in fabulous condition with light use from previous owners.
I am totally in love with this bra! Easily my comfiest bra so far. First bra I've ever owned that sat in my inframammary fold and I didn't have to readjust it...It is magical! Like my boobs are getting hugs, all day. Having three hooks in back is also excellent, and really seems to help with the back bulges I get in my other bras (I see that the Ch Onyx appears to only have two hooks in this size, why?? I have been coveting that bra forever!) Alas, it *may* be a cup size too big, which I was thinking might happen-- my current measurements place me in ...between 30G and 30GG. It gapes a bit on the top, but on my fuller time of the month I'm able to fill it out well enough. Everything stays in place with normal movement, bending over, etc, and you can't tell under a tshirt, so I'm counting this bra as a win :] Also a note, I love the colour... Its perfect for me to wear as a "nude"-- hurrah options! Read more 71 more words