My breasts: Narrow, tall root, I fit a 30E in Freya, and 30F in most other bras. I have quite a bit of immediate projection, which makes finding bras where the wires don't get pushed down out of my inframammary fold hard to find. My breasts are close set, with a little bit less than a pinky's width between them.
This is a lovely bra, a little bit busy with lace for my taste, but amazingly discrete under shirts, it shows probably less than my Freya Patsy. The band is very firm, and smaller than a 32, and I am glad I chose the 70DD (32DD) than the ... 65E (30E). The band on this bra is significantly tighter than the PL Onyks of the same size (http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dladc/) that I purchased at the same time, with a stretched length that was an inch smaller. I wore it for 12+ hours, but I was feeling it at around 7 hours. It was uncomfortable enough that I took it off first thing, but not uncomfortable enough that I didn't run my errands after work. I will, however, wear it with an extender, or for shorter amounts of time, until it loosens up a bit.
My breast roots are freakishly narrow, I guess, and the wires are still a little bit wide (less than a half inch), but its a good fit. The wires may also seem wide because the band is a bit too tight and its distorting the wires - according to my measurments, the wires for this Orchidea are the same as the Pl Onyks, so the wires should fit the same. I'll try it with an extender and see. My roots are very tall, up to my collar bone, and this bra gives me a nice shape, though not as good as the PL Onkys. The straps seem a bit stretchy, but are fully adjustable, with plenty of space to make them shorter, so no worries there. I do not have any problems with the straps being too wide and cutting into my skin. I think the straps being on more of the side than in the front help gather up my breasts and give them a more pleasant shape, instead of smooshing them - helps allow for the projection my breasts have. The cups have good immediate projection, which is great!
So, I complained about the band a bit, but even then, I'd wear this over my Freya Patsy, and the Cleo Juna is gonna go entirely. This is not my #1 bra, but its a good fit, and looks great on.
Here's my confession: I used the Ewa Michalak calculator, and ordered what it told me to. True story! And all 3 bras fit! I ordered 3 Ewa bras (PL Onyks, CH Onyks, and CHP Orchidea) at the same time, and they all fit nicely. I'm guessing I'll have my "regular" bra size of 30F, my Freya bra size of 30E, and my Ewa bra size of 70DD. I'm very happy with the bras from Ewa, and have no complaints, other than I didn't want to wait for them to make my bras. But they were making bras just for me. In Poland. That's worth waiting for!
Update: I've had this bra for 4 months, and while its not my favorite bra of the 3 (it's hard to beat the PL Onyks), its a great bra. The band was tight, and now it's perfect, still on the first set of hooks. The construction has held up beautifully, it's looks just as nice now. The material hasn't snagged or pilled or anything. High quality, and so pretty. Haven't touched my poor Freya Patsy in months, it's got to be sold ...
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