*update, Fed 2016* So I washed and dried this bra (cuz it kinda smelled like cleaning chemicals when I got it, ew) and ta-da! The weird shape isn't quite as much of an issue as before! For some reason, the top edge binding was just SO tight in comparison to the cup fabric! It must have softened a tiny bit, cuz now it doesn't cut in as badly. You can't really tell under clothing. It doesn't give me the MOST projection of all the bras I fit, but it fits. I might still not buy another CHP, but it's still a usable bra.
This bra fits.... meh. Theoretically, it ...fits perfectly, but realistically... The top edge of the cup, the seam bindings, is tighter than the cup fabric, so it cuts a bit into my breast tissue and creates an ugly bump above my apex. (You can see in the pictures.) I have more upper fullness than lower fullness, but either: A) I don't have ENOUGH upper fullness, or, B) since I am SO empty on bottom, my apex always sits MUCH lower than the apex of bras, so I end up with a small empty space above my apex in a bra. So even though I have tall roots, I'm not that full, and more of a pointy shape, and my tissue is about medium on the firm to soft scale. Maybe if I had very round, full, and firm breasts, I would fill the top edge of the bra better and stretch the seam binding better. I haven't tried this bra with cookies or push-up pads yet, so maybe it would fit better with a bit more "firm tissue?" Also, when I slouch, it doesn't cut in and suddenly gaps. ????? What is with this bra??? Maybe the straps are too wide? You can see from the pictures that they're basically beyond my armpits and out on my arms, haha. The projection on this bra was also extremely lacking. This bra basically just sits around my breasts and keeps the "wider than my frame" look, where I would rather prefer to have a bra that is flat enough on the sides that they push the breasts forward so that they're narrower than my frame and more projecting forward. (When I'm standing, my breasts are wide and shallow, but when leaning over, they're narrow and very projected. I want a bra to make them look like they do when leaning over!!) I know that the CH and CHP cuts aren't supposed to have a much projection as the plunges, but the wire width and cup depth fit me perfectly where I believe the plunges might be a bit too narrow for my roots. I get a LOT more projection with Comexim, and I've heard plenty of negative things about ordering through Ewa from the U.S., so while I'm sad this bra doesn't work, I'm relieved that I finally know which Polish companies work for me and which don't! It's been a few years waiting, and now I know I should stick with Comexim. It's sad, because I reaaaaally like some of the Ewa colors, but I guess I'll just have to admire from afar! Other factors effecting the bra fit might be that it's an older used bra, so maybe the cups have been stretched out over time? I have seen other photos where CHP bras give a bit of projection, but until Comexim stops working for me, I might just leave Ewa alone for now. Read more 482 more words
This is a great nude color for my skin tone. Unfortunately it doesn't really fit well, the band is too small for me and the cups are too open on top. If this bra had cookie pockets and cookies it may work for me, but this one doesn't have cookie pockets. I also have some issues with the gore, I'm not sure if it's because the wires are very firm or if it is sitting too low and hitting a sensitive spot.
Usually I have trouble with low/plunge gores, but after bending the wires back just a bit, this on e fits me like a dream- tacking, but no stabbing! I've worn this bra probably 15-ish times, but the truth is that the cups are just a little too big; the outer/upper corners especially. I actually don't have trouble with filling the cups near the gore, but I think my problem could be solved by sizing down a cup. The straps are quite sturdy and don't require any fiddling once they are set in place. The band is snug on the 3rd set of hooks for ...me (it started out on the second since I got it used and i need my bands really tight) and it stays in place all day without irritating! There are a few minor cosmetic 'issues' with the bra; there is a small spot on the left cup, which was there when I bought it (does not show under clothing or impede the use of the bra) and the first set of hooks are a little bit pulled out, if you will. I will add more detailed pictures of these soon Read more 96 more words
The CHP Ciasteczko runs very tight in the band, more like a 65 from Ewa or a 28 in british sizes. I'm wearing it with an extender right now and hoping it will stretch out a little with wear.
The cups are true to size in terms of volume, but quite closed on top compared to other CHPs. The edge of the cup is hemmed, and slanted slightly towards the body, giving the cup a shape that is pretty 'closed on top'. It cannot handle upper fulness very well and will cut into FoT boobs, despite the hemming is stretchy.
The wires used are the sturdy ones that don't stretch with the band, so they are almost too narrow for my wide roots (again, other CHPs have softer wires and work better).
The band on this bra is tiiiiight. Max stretch is 28.5". It's great for my 28" ribcage, but someone expecting a 30 will probably need an extender. This bra fit pretty well over all, there was some minor cutting on my larger boob and the straps seemed a bit wide for me and felt like they'd cut into my arm if I wore it for any length of time. It gives good lift and a rounded shape, and excellent for my close set breasts. The cups seem to be true to size. It's a great nude bra but I'm unsure if I'll keep it in my rotation. It just didn't quite give me the "wow" factor like the Porcelanka bra did.
Ewa happened to have a 60g available on her site, so I picked it up. It's a good neutral color, but the lace is still very pretty and is anything but boring. Her bands are nice and firm, and I can't imagine going any smaller than a 60. The cups technically don't gape, but they are a little wide and I think I would get a better look and fit if I went down a cup size to a 60FF (which is what her calculator actually gives me). It fits a little better on larger days, but would still be better in a smaller size. Overall though, I'm thrilled with the bands and look forward to finding my EM size.
The band on this particular style runs quite tight. I can fasten it (barely), but would need to size up to a 70 in order to breathe. It fits perfectly on my smaller breast, but is too small for the larger one.
As for shape, the CHP gives a very nice lifted, rounded profile. The cup is low cut (more so than the Ametyst/Milady/Cappuccino styles). It is nude, but not too boring because of the beautiful lace band. The straps are textured and a little difficult to adjust, but they won't slip down because of it.
This bra felt slightly too small in the cups even though I can get away with this size in the CHP Ametyst (and I would consider 65E my "normal" EM size). Part of this might be that the band on this bra is very tight . Like seriously tight (and not just the cups not fitting), because I could barely stretch it with my hands for the measurement. I wonder if it was a sewing error.
In comparison, it is much tighter than any other 65 band Ewa bra I have tried.
This was one bra in my first order (trying to determine my EM size). As I said for the 65E, this band is VERY TIGHT. I have a 28" loose ribcage and I could just BARELY close it and it was killing me. It is much firmer than the non-lace bands.
With the extender (all the way out, I might add!), the cups seemed too large (for this style). I'm pretty sure I'm a 65E in CHP.
When the cup is too large, the shape is a bit difficult for me - I now see why people use the phrase "cake on a plate". My boobs were basically propped up on a shelf which is probably fantastic if you have firmer breast tissue. However, with my soft boobs, they flattened out on top dramatically. Additionally the straps were too far apart for me and rubbed in my armpits.