These short roots of mine led me to believe I needed smaller cups. But, I continually experienced pain and discomfort. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing again and again and expecting different results. This is my first 70FF and it fits. 38 bras and 1 that fits: this is a new beginning. This model does not have cookie pockets, but I often find the pocket seam irritating. So, I'm thrilled it is pocket-free. My previous CHP experience was a Klaudyna which I rejected because of its stiffness. This CHP snuggles and reminds me of Comexim bras: comfortable! I had almost rejected Ewa Michalak because they were uncomfortable: I just needed more space. Thank you, kubrika for exchanging!
I need an extender to wear this bra. See, my HP Nina in 65G is too small in the cup (by a tiny bit) and too large in the band by over two inches. Luckily, Ewa Michalak does special orders for no additional cost. So I erred on the side of too small in the band and too big in the cup, thinking that I could always use an extender and some bra inserts to make things right.
Because I overshot and need to use both the extender and the inserts, this bra is simply a different version of "good enough". My left boob is definitely not big enough ...to fill out the cup, but the insert (from the Cielus) takes care of that. My right boob is baaaarely big enough, and a thin ankle sock helps fill out the little bit of space. Balconette bras usually work well for my shape (heavy on bottom, relatively perky boobs but ones that spill overly much in a plunge). However, the gore fails to keep my boobs upright, not like CK Emily does, or the EM softcup halfcups do. And of course, the size of the cups makes things odd.
Quality-wise, this bra is lovely. It's absolutely beautiful! The band is firmer than the HP Nina, the straps smoothly adjustable (though the decorations go rather high, and I'm reaching the maximum tightness), and the synthetic lining smooth and gentle to my sensitive boob skin. I love the look of the lace over the teal/turquoise cups, and the fake ribbon effect on the straps. Nothing pokes; I think the cup width is perfect for me.
Were I to order this bra again, I think I would go for a 60 band, but I'm not sure about the cup. But Ewa Michalak continues to tease me with good quality bras at decent prices. If only I could go to Poland and try on an array of sizes myself!
EDIT: Success! In the week or so before my period, this bra fits. (I guess I had judged my previous EM order when I had PMS boobs.) So now, it fits wonderfully in my right boob and is very slightly too big in the left. A clean ankle sock fills out the space just enough, and actually, I wouldn't really need it if my shirt hadn't been so thin.
I still need an extender, and am somewhat worried about how the band looked after wearing it all day, seemingly thinner and rough. I hope this doesn't mean that the band is going to stretch out quickly.
I love the shape the Koktajl gives when I fill out the cups, and I felt supported and un-bouncy all day. Read more 337 more words
This is not a bra for the faint hearted! The bra seems to be shaped a bit differently than other Ewa bras I've tried and it really boosts the breasts up high! I get tons of lift, roundness, and projection from this bra. I almost thought I'd increased a cup size or something!
I got this bra knowing that the band would be a bit large. A 70HH would have been a better size for me, but this one was on sale, so I couldn't resist. I had already tried this bra in a 70J and knew one cup size smaller would fit perfectly.
Remind me never to wear this bra at work again though. I got quite a few stares even though I have worn other Ewa bras to work before. This one just made my breasts look.... well, kind of like I had implants. Not a bad thing, but definitely not quite right for the work place.
The perfect special occasion bra for show stopping cleavage.
This bra puts everything up front with a rounded profile. I like the top edge in particular as it doesn't cut in at all for me, full on top shape but no quadboob in sight! Lovely turquoise color with lace overlay, and they've set the edge of the lace at the center in a flattering location based on cup size. (As opposed to other brands that simply scale everything up without adjusting placement, which isn't always as flattering once in a larger cup size. This one is!)
The band has been fairly firm and consistent, but now reflecting that I fit better in other Ewa 32 bands, I think I could have sized down a band to get a bit more wear out if it, as it's gently stretched over time. No problems poking under arms, but I notice that the straps feel a bit snug yet I've adjusted them to the longest length when I first got this bra. Something to consider if you find yourself needing very long straps.
This bra is labeled an HP, but on my packing slip and on some website references, it is called a CHP. It is incredibly beautiful! I would say the actual teal color is only slightly darker than it appears in my pictures. Unfortunately, it does not quite fit. Like my PL Bella, the band rides up over time, and I cannot tighten the straps (without band ride up) in order to decrease the gap at the top of the cup. The calculator on the EM website put me in the 70HH size, but I often need a smaller size than calculators suggest, probably due to my being petite/small ...boned for the curves I carry... I do think it will work during that time of month I need a little looser band and cup. In the future, I will probably order a 30-equivalent band from EM. The bands are firmer than some of my 32s in UK brands, but for me this just means I can get a few hours of wear on the tightest hook before it starts to ride up. Despite the fit problems this bra is amazingly comfortable. The lining is nice against the skin, and the lace doesn't show as much as I feared under clothing. The straps are not fully adjustable due to some gorgeous detailing, but even though I'm 5'3 I don't usually have problems with straps adjusting short/long enough.
Originally I found this bra in 75HH (it had already been discontinued on the website) and figured since it was a sistersize, that I'd give it a try. When I got the 75HH, it didn't fit perfect (band was a bit big) but I was loath to lose it as it's SUCH a gorgeous bra! I recently managed to find the same one in 70J - it turned out to be an absolutely perfect fit! This bra puts my girls "front and center" and firmly holds them there - and the color is to die for!
I'm in love! It's a stunning bra and has a really luxurious look to it. You cannot tell from the pictures but it is actually a lovely emerald green colour, not turquoise.
This is the only bra I have ever worn that I can comfortably wear on the loosest hook. I'm not used to wearing a bra that actually fits my ribcage so it feels rather snug at the moment, but after a few wears I'm sure I'll be used to it. It's certainly not too tight as I can fit several fingers underneath the band on both sides. But it is very small even for a 26-band, ...it stretches to just 25.5" and that's when I really stretch it hard, so really it's more like a 24-band. As I'm 24.5-25" it's okay for me but it's certainly something to look out for.
The cups are amazing! They are the perfect shape for me and the under-wire perfectly frames my boobs. They are supposed to be half-cup but I have really bottom-heavy breasts and high nipples so for me a half cup really needs to cover more like 2/3 of my breasts to work, which this does. I still get a bit of cleavage but it would be much more if I wore a 26H, though then I might be spilling out of it.
My one quibble is the straps which I've actually had to adjust and resew, as they were way to wide-set for me. I've moved them inwards by an inch on each side and now it is much better. Read more 155 more words
This bra doesn't fit (I'm a 60K/KK in EM), but I knew that going in. But for those curious how this fits me, I have quadboob, the cups are too wide, there is slight wrinkling at the bottom of the cup, the gore tacks on just the bottom and the band is too big.
I bought it used, so keep that in mind when looking at my measurements for this bra.
This size is my favorite for cleavage bras. The too big band, and wide cups are not as uncomfortable as a very ill fitting Victoria Secret push-up - so I go with this for when you need some oomph.