Based on this bra, I would say the CHP style runs considerably larger in the cup than other Ewa Michalak styles, and it also runs fairly small in the band. Also, the straps are NOT fully adjustable (although they are very comfortable and foam lined), and the straps are unable to adjust short enough, which emphasizes that the cup is definitely too big.
The band running small is fine for me, since I am somewhere between a 28 and 30 band in measurement, but don't like to special order bras. However, the cup is far too large-- I definitely need to go down at least one cup size, possibly ... even two. Since I generally feel that Ewa runs one size small (compared to Freya), that would translate to needing approximately the same cup size, or one cup size down, from my Freya size. However, the strap runs one size smaller than Freya, which runs a little loose in the band, in my experience.
So, since my Freya size is 30G, in this bra I would need 65G/30G (or perhaps 65FF, even), as well. However, if you are a "true" 30G in Freya (I fasten on the tightest hook) you should probably order up one size in the band in this style-- so order a 70FF/32FF or 70F in this style.
I'm disappointed that this doesn't fit. I am past the return window, so I may try reselling it. It's a very pretty and seems like it would be comfortable bra, but the sizing is off from normal Ewa Michalak sizing, and it's better suited for women who's breasts are lower and don't normally need fully adjustable straps, as I feel the available adjustability on these straps is much lower than normal. I'd recommend for those people, but I won't re-purchase this style because it's not a great design for my body.
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