Hmm, I don’t really know what to think of this bra yet.
In principle, the CHP suits me wonderfully, and the cup in a 70GG or 65H (depending on the CHP model) has thus far been a perfect fit. The CHP Noc (or at least this particular bra), however, isn’t as open on the top as my previous CHP Cappuccinos, CHP Mak or (C)HP Koktajl. The top seam, with the blue decorative ribbon, doesn’t stretch at all, and on top of that, it’s tighter than the rest of the cup. This means that the top of the cup curves inwards and gives a pointier rather than rounded shape, very ...un-CHP-like.
As a result, I get quite a fair amount of quadboob even though the rest of the cup fits just fine. Though I must admit that my boobs are ridiculously PMS swollen and more or less all my bras feel small, so I can’t really tell for sure yet. I’ll wait with evaluating the fit and taking photos until the girls have calmed down https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> Also, I don’t know yet whether the top of the cup will stretch along wear.
The band is snug-ish for its size, but not as enormously tight as in the CHP Mak or HM Gold. I can fasten it comfortably on the second row of hooks as new, but then again there are only three rows so there isn’t much room to stretch before it gets too big. So I probably could have worn this as a 65, but then I’d maybe have needed an extender to start with.
The straps are almost fully adjustable, but quite short. For me it’s definitely no problem, as I usually have to shorten the straps on almost every bra, but if you tend to need long straps, it could be a problem. They don’t seem too stretchy, which is good considering the support.
The looks of the bra is very pretty, I really like the small details (tiny blue flowers, lace, ribbon). Ewa sure handles those https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The band’s lace on the front does curl immediately, though https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
So all in all, I don’t know where we are yet. I’ll have to give an update a bit later.
// Update: I notice I've left this bra in the closet and worn it 0 times due to the quadboob problem, so I'll list this. Read more 301 more words
My first EM! Band is too tight, which I figured would be the case, but it works with an extender. The wires are just a tad too wide, but it's not uncomfortable. The cups are definitely too wide, particularly on my smaller side, as the larger side tends to pull the cup towards the center and away from my armpits. I think once I put a cutlet in there to even myself out it shouldn't be an issue but I really need to stop buying half cups for this reason. I can forsee the straps becoming a problem because of the wideness of it, but hopefully that will also be alleviated with a cutlet. Other than that, I have no complaints, it's a gorgeous bra and obviously handmade (in a good way). The gore is the perfect height, and the wires are very sturdy. I love the elastic on the straps which gives it some more wiggle room if needed. All in all, nice bra and I will probably keep it if the cutlets work out.
I am full-on-bottom, narrow, projected, low-set and have pretty soft breast tissue. This bra fits suprisingling well. There is some "jiggling" on top, which is to be expexted with my type of breasts and a half cup. The straps just barely adjust long enough for me, which is an issue I often have.
But all in all, I like it. The blue detail is very striking, yet subtle. The shape is round, and uplifted. The band is the perfect tightness for my 30" ribcage. The cups seem to be just the right size. I usually prefer 30GG/32G, so I think this style runs true to size/ a bit small in the band, and maybe a half cup to full cup size small.
This band is a bit tighter than the CHP Milady and I am wearing it with an extender. It is not quite as good a fit for me, either, as it sometimes pokes a little in the armpits and requires adjustment. It is very beautiful, though, in a less showy way than the Milady. The blue flowers embroidered on the sides are subtle and pretty.
I've only worn it twice, so I don't have much to say about it yet.
I requested a custom 32J for this bra and quite like it for a firm cup, CHP style from Ewa. The straps are fully adjustable and very firm, with little stretch to them. The band and side panels, on the other had, are very, very stretchy material. I would have selected to go down another band size if I knew this. I can wear the bra comfortably on the smallest hook new out of the package, so I'm a bit sad that I will need to alter the band smaller as it wears. But, aside form that, it's a lovely looking bra with the up front, projected cup shape. Quite comfortable, and a rounded profile that I prefer. One of the very few models in a firm cup for my size that I've encountered recently. Very open on top, so avoids quadboob for me, which I tend towards all too often.