I'm overjoyed by the fit of this bra! I have intensely admired the Famme Fatale for awhile, along with many other beautiful Ewa designs discontinued before I even became aware of correct bra fitting, but which continue to haunt my bra-obsessed dreams nevertheless So, this was an awesome find, as I totally never expected to come across it!
I have to say, it's even better than I imagined. Appearance-wise, it is such a gorgeously feminine design with the corset-esque ties, ribbon-stiched straps, romantic black lace and satin bow. Totally my idea of something sexy and pretty but still chic and tasteful! As completely ...ridiculous as it sounds, it almost makes me emotional, because back in the days when I wore ugly, ill-fitting 36D Kohl's minimizers because I didn't know any better and felt super embarrassed of my chest, I never dreamed that bras like this could come in my size! Now that I've found the glorious world of Polish lingerie, I'll never be going back
The fit is also pretty great: the wires follow my IMF perfectly, the gore tacks, and the band is decently firm. As compared to my CHP Klaudyna, this one seems just ever so slightly more open on top, which I think is better for my shape. It gives a more subtle cakes on a plate cleavage, versus the more obvious, deep Y-shape cleavage the PL shape gives. Both types have their respective advantages, but the CHP just seems more practical for lower, square-cut necklines and gives a perfect, basket-ball round profile I can only otherwise achieve in Cleo Marcie! I have a feeling this one will be receiving lots of wear... I think it might be my new favorite!
*Pictures are without pads. Read more 190 more words
Me: very soft tissue; Measurements: UB 68/72 cm (26.5/28.5"), Bust 87/92 (34/36.5")
Oh gosh, this bra is so very much to my taste and very beautiful and intricate. It's like an even naughtier version of Cappuccino. The cups and straps are made of the same color, but the "eyelash" lace overlay is more elegant. The lacing on the cup is actually laced - it's not just sewn on - but it doesn't show under shirts. I really like the oversized bows Ewa is using lately too. I am SO happy about the included half-pads for asymmetry also.
As for fit, I ...think the cup is fairly true to size, or at least the cup volume is close to the 65E Ametyst that I have. Ametyst has unusually flexible wires however so it is difficult to judge from that. From my experience with Gazeta, I was sure Famme Fatale would be too large, but it seems to fit fine even without the padding (my pictures are without on the larger side).
The wires are very firm and quite supportive and don't allow my soft tissue to settle to the sides, so I don't get any east-west action (an issue I struggle with in other CHPs with softer wires). This yields excellent cleavage that still feels secure. The wings are a little higher than the previous season CHPs which is great for corralling any skin in the armpit. It's not enough to poke you in the armpit though - it's like 1/2"/1 cm.
This band feels quite stretchy to me. Normally I am comfortable on the loosest hooks, but I fastened this one on the 2nd and 3rd hook (and even the last) with ease right out of the box. I'm not sure I want to go to a 65E however, because the cup proportions fit me better on the 70 band. Hopefully it won't stretch quickly.
HALLE-FRICKIN-LUJAH. The darn thing fits. And without an extender, too. Mind you, the wings are mesh, so it's probably one of Ewa's looser 70s, but still.
In an absolutely objective assessment, I have slightly too much projection relative to this wire width; there's an itsy bit of wrinkling dead center at the bottom of the cup, and I am thisclose to nipping out of the top. Know what? DON'T CARE. I am lifted, supported, and protected from nipple meteorology updates without gore float, wire dig, cup gape, or (just barely) amputation via shoulder strap. This is THE ONE, ladies and gentlemen.
This was my first EM order and as I'm three months pregnant my size has been difficult to determine in regular brands I was somewhat nervous. I am usually a 28g in Freya Deco, but had been spilling out of 28gg and 30gg Decos and @Masquerade Rhea and Delphi. Me: firm breast tissue and quite full on top. I was unsure of my back size in EM due to conflicting reviews of 'band runs tight' and 'they use the +4 method so size down' so I bought some 65 backs and some 70 backs in my first order. This bra in particular is stunning as ...other reviewers have commented - husband was speechless . The cup size fits perfectly and gives a gorgeous up front rounded projected look with great cleavage but not too squished together - I now understand what everyone raves about. The back is a bit too big and I have to wear it on the tightest hooks - I'd really prefer the 65 back (I like firm bands) but have kept this one in anticipation of my rib cage expanding during pregnancy. Hopefully the back won't stretch out too much - (I'll update the review if it does). I was really worried that the gore would be too high for me (Rhea digs in at the sternum) but its fine, the bra is very comfortable. I live in Australia and posted the order on the 21st January, it arrived on the 3rd February which I thought was excellent. Read more 150 more words
Famme Fatale had a lot of success and it has sold out quickly. When I finally could buy it, my regular size was no longer available. I decided to try 65dd which works quite good in CHP Cappuccino. I was expecting the cups to be a little small but acceptable since the CHP style has open cup edge, especially those without edging on the cups.
When I first saw it, I was sure it will be too small, the cups seemed minuscule. In reality, the cups run a little smaller than in other CHPs, the edge is more closed because of the corset tie which makes cups more ...rigid. As a result, I have a nice cleavage which goes rather good with this design. The underwires are flexible in this size so the center gore doesn't lay perfectly flat, but it's not an inconvenient for me, first because the cup edge doesn't cut into the breast tissue, and second because my sternum is extremly fragile and I can hardly support any contact with the wires.
The straps look the same as in Milady etc but they seem a little larger. The band is firm. I would recommend to size up if you're between two band sizes.
I won't say nothing original about the design, it's one of the most beautyful Effuniaks ever (imho), the lace is much more delicate than in Cappuccino, the corset tie was a great idea, my only regret is about the colour of the nude part of the cups which is to dark for my skin and unfortunately it doesn't give the impression "it is tied directly on skin"
I realised that the CHP construction in FF has been changed compared to the CHP Cappuccino in the same size. I feel there's more support and less "bounsing", the breast is more "centered". I noticed some differences visually and decided to measure the both bras.
- The middle part of the cup, the one between two vertical seams, is thinner in FF. - The part of the cup between the wire under the armpit and the strap is longer in FF (maybe EM decided to listen to her English customers? ) - The cup edge between the strap and the center gore is shorter in FF.
I also find the underwires a little less flexible in FF comparing to Cappuccino. Read more 290 more words
This is without a doubt one of my favorite bras. I'm obsessed with the aesthetic. It is currently one of my only bras that fit well... okay well enough. The band is definitely getting to be loose which causes it to shift down. I have to swoop and scoop a couple times a day. When my breasts are larger I wonder if it's projected enough for me. I don't know if I could size up though because of how open on top this cut is. Overall it doesn't bother me too much because it's so pretty, but it does have fit issues. Maybe I can alter the band further down the road. This bra would be even better if the straps weren't so wide.
I can't convey how much I love this bra... in my opinion it's one of the most beautiful designs ever produced by EM After my 65FF Famme Fatale became too small, I was elated to find another in a cup volume up. The band is too big for me in this size, but I'll happily alter it down because the cups are absolutely perfect depth and shape wise.
Band is a little tight, they could have used a softer elastic. Cups are thinly padded, but sturdy. Really pretty/sexy. Pushes my boobs front and up, puts them where they belong. I feel confident that nothing will spill, fall out, or jiggle when I wear this.