This is one of two bras that Sonya sent to me for Bra Science. Initially, she offered to send me a 30G/65HH Comexim Jade Plunge, but offered this in addition, as I hadn’t tried any CHP bras at that point. I had no idea how the size or shape would be for me. Aesthetically, this bra isn’t a style I’d normally pick for myself, but it was the fact that it was a 65FF CHP which was new to me is why I agreed to get it sent with the Comexim.
The bra is a very pale pink material with very small black polka dots, ...black lace edging the top of the cup, a small black satin bow at the gore, and a sort of faux corset lace up in the middle cup section of the 3 pieces which are edged in black ribbons with a smaller thin pale pink ribbon threaded or weaved through (this ribbon style is also covering the straps). There’s a standard U back/leotard back, in black to contrast. Lastly, the foam cups are lined with cotton cookie pockets that cover the lower portion of the cups. I’ve heard about the infamous CHP cookie pockets and being notoriously hard to use by contrast to the PL and S styles, but I don’t think I was fully prepared for the hell that these are. I almost decided not to bother with trying to remove them, but for bra science and fit, I had to. What I wasn’t aware of is how the pockets have some kind of mesh with a little slit in the center which faces the inside of the bra cup. I was afraid that I’d damage the slit in removing them. I know that it’s been described in reviews before but I couldn’t picture it. Maybe I’d never seen or what I had seen was only part of it? The cookies themselves are a little oddly shaped, sorta like fish with no tails. I really don’t understand why this is the pocket style of choice for this model. Why, Ewa, WHY?
I actually like some of the aesthetics of this bra, but not all. I love polka dots for a start. While I am not a huge pink fan, I do like the contrast with the black dots and black lace trim on the top of the cups and the ribboning on the straps. The pink is actually pretty nice with my skin tone, I think. The part that I really dislike is the faux corset lace up look on that middle cup panel. I feel like it distorts the appearance of my boobs or something. I don’t know. I prefer the look of this style in the M cut the best.
When I initially tried the bra on, I had not adjusted the straps and had a bit of obvious quadding, though upon loosening them, the cups do still appear to be a little bit small. I was also a few days pre period, so now that I am a few days into my cycle, I fell like it’s maybe still a bit small but I really don’t know if I can pull off a 65G(!). I have noted which pictures have the cookies. I honestly don’t think that it’s a significant difference between the two looks but maybe it’s a size issue. I’m getting a pretty nice rounded shape which is less minimizing than the Comexim 3HC. This band does feel pretty good, and the straps seem ok, but like all Ewas, slightly wide for my frame. I am even more hesitant about a 65G because of the straps. I lack the ability to sew and move the straps in but maybe I can ask the lady at the bras shop near me since she allegedly can do alterations.
While there are many redeeming qualities of this bra, it’s ultimately not my favourite CHP style, and the size is still questionable whether it’s a size small still. I will be returning it to Sonya with thanks of gratitude for sending it to me to try. I’m tempted to try a 65G given rachaelll ’s success with the one she got recently (but had to alter the straps on). Read more 604 more words
This bra is really fun! Light pink isn’t a part of the color scheme that I regularly wear, but this one looked really good and flirty when I put it on. This bra one checks all the fitting boxes, but I would like to note that the cups seem taller than my Oksana. Also, I get quadboob if I use the pads with my regular strap length, but if I make them longer it goes away. (My straps are usually fairly tight, with me being really high set and 5’5”)
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Band altered to a 60 and straps moved in
I fell in love with this bra as soon as I saw it!! Love at first sight!! I received an email from Ewa with a special offer on this bra and instantly purchased the set with matching thongs (in a Small/36). So adorable!! I'm a sucker for the corset look and LOVE the lace-up ribbon on the cups (and panties), with the polka dots and delicate Lace trim...cute cute cute!! The straps are also adorable, and different than your typical, everyday bra strap, with the contrasting pink ribbon interwoven throughout.
Now onto the technical stuff. Looks like a perfect fit! But I'm not really sure, something seems, or ...feels, a bit off. It's been quite some time since I've worn Ewa. I've been Victoria's Secret's spokeswoman for the past 2 years and have worn nothing else. But we all know the "evils" behind Vicky. I feel like their Demi bras are great and fit almost perfectly! But anything with a little padding and the cups are entirely too wide, and too shallow, for me. And I wanted something cute for summer. The cup width is just about perfect, I have the band on the second to last hook, the straps seem a bit too far out but nothing major. I do have them tightened about halfway and they are digging into my sunburned shoulders (ouch). But the gore tacks nicely, no quadboob going on and the cups seem to fit just right. But I feel like they might be just a tad too roomy. I know if I take the padding out they will definitely gape. I think I have to just break it in and see. It's def tighter than what I'm used to and a bit uncomfortable. I'm hoping it won't be as bad the more I wear it. I'll have to update after a full day's wear. Or maybe try another size? I'm not quite sure. But one thing I noticed that is a def plus - the wires overlap just a tad, which is perfect for my close-set boobs! Yay for overlapping wires!! Lol!
Adding bra in for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database, but since I did measure it, I decided to add it anyway.
CHP XoXo is a padded half cup bra. It has light foam lined cups with additional removable pads, which EM states is for the correction of Asymmetry. The pockets for these pads are sewn on the curve of the wire and not across the depth of the cup. The color of this bra is pale pink with micro black dots and a faux corset lace up on the cups, and has ...a white cotton liner. The XoXo is also available in other styles, such as the S which looks the same except has an added 4th horizontal section across the top of the cup for additional coverage and support.
The band measures 25.5” to a max of 36” and has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops.
The cup depth is 12.5” (measured by hovering the cup between the knees and placing the tape measure into the cup without any resistance) and stretches to 14” over the knee without the cookies in. There are 3 vertical parts to the cup and a pocket for the removable pads.
I love the way Ewa Michalak CHPs fit. They lift and centre beautifully and give a streamlined look from the front and a full, rounded side profile. I think this one fits a smidge bigger than expected, both in the band and cup, so I need to wear the cookies with it and fasten on the tightest hooks. I like the way it looks and feels, though. It's a cute style, though perhaps not practical because of the contrast piping. The straps are comfy, easily adjustable and not too stretchy. They are a little wide set for my narrow frame, but not bothersome. The bra fabric is not the softest I've felt, but definitely not rough either, and the cookie pockets are lined with super soft cotton. My breasts are very soft and pendulous, centre and bottom-full, narrow and short rooted with lots of projection just above the wire.