This is the last HP available in Ewa's shop and it's only available in two sizes. What a shame, because I found that I actually really love this cut. At least as much as the CH cut and more than Comexim.
The appearance of this bra is so girly. My six-year-old calls it my Elsa bra, and it is. It's lingerie fit for the Snow Queen. I wasn't really drawn to it online, but I wanted to try the cut and it's the last of them so I had no options. Once I got my hands on it though I could see how really pretty it is. The ice ...blue fabric is soft and a really nice shade. The lace overlay is gathered at the bottom to create a pleating effect. Think of gathered skirts. The navy blue roses complement the iciness of the main fabric really well. The one thing I don't like that much is the gold. This bra would have been served much better by using silver in conjunction with the blues. Unfortunate missed opportunity, but lovely all the same.
This is a 65DD. My other HPs are a 65E and fit perfectly. This does too despite it being a cup size smaller. The measurements between the two sizes are roughly the same. I don't know if the bra I got is a bit wonky and oversized or if it's a trait of the HP. It is so open in the top that the loss of a 1/4" of depth doesn't matter. I think it's just how the HP is, I've found the same true of the CH/P cuts as well. That openness allows more flexibility in sizing, if you're soft any way. It may not be so easy if you're firmer.
The band is true to Ewa 65. It is firm, it is comfortable, and it is great on the loosest hook. It's not overly stretchy and the bottom elastic is thick and wide, so it doesn't dig in. The straps are comfortable. They're not too wide set for me, but may be if you have narrow shoulders. The front is the same smooth fabric as the band. The back is embroidered to grip the slider. Unfortunately, it's only half adjustable. I'll have to shorten the straps in the future, it's okay for right now. The sliders are easy to put into place and stay there. The wires are narrow and U shaped. They're very comfortable, stay in my fold with no problem, and hug my root. This is another bra that I don't notice much once it's on. I don't have to readjust at all through the day and it's just really great for my body. The shape is all up front and round. Again, it's almost compact from the side. Everything is pushed forward, up toward the collarbone, and in towards each other. It gives my soft and empty tissue the appearance of fullness and firmness. The one drawback for this bra is you can absolutely see it under most tops. The lace sticks out a bit and the embroidery is not subtle. I wear my seamed and embroidered bras under t-shirts and thin sweaters because I frankly don't care. But, this one is very much evident and I reserve it for thicker shirts or layers.
Update 12/20/2015: Unfortunately this bra no longer fits me well. I've gotten firmer and this bra does not accommodate that at the wire. My breasts are pushing the bra down out of my IMF and it sits on my ribs and causes pain. I'm collapsing the cup at the bottom and the band feels too tight. I have gained just enough size and enough firmness so that the DDs I could previously make work need to go to a new home.
This bra is absolutely one of the most beautiful garments I've seen in my life, even if it's not really my style, the shade of sky blue is just perfect and the sparkly embroidery is really special. The band fits me perfectly (as someone who usually wears a UK 32). The cups are just the tiniest bit too tall for my very short roots, so there's a gap on top which is very apparent due to the openness of the top of the cups.
This bra is stunning. The mesh overlay is absolutely beautiful although it does pucker in some areas so it would be visible under tight fitting clothes.
The band probably runs a bit tight. I'm normally a 28 back and I found this size to be just about right. The band has a 3 hook fastening which is always welcome, and the straps are fairly substantial and fully adjustable.
The cups are pretty true to size too, for me the central gore doesn't lie flat but if I hold it down the cups do fit so I think it's more of a shape issue. If you have issues with the Curvy Kate Thrill me being too shallow this might be the bra for you as the cups do seem deeper. However, if the style of those bras doesn't suit you then this probably won't either.
This bra is too open on top for me and gives me an unflattering flattened shape, perhaps because I have short-rooted breasts. It should look great on someone with shallow to averagely projected, tall-rooted breasts. The size is more like 28D.
This is a really, really pretty bra; for me it would be a bedroom bra only, though, since my tissue is so soft and slides out of the open top way too easily. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well for me because it's a bit too snug in the band and 1-2 sizes too small in the cup. =(
This bra is very pretty, but the overlaying fabric is visible under thin or tight tops. It's a little small for me, but it's still comfortable. It lifts and supports my breasts very well. This is my only HP, but I would love to have more.
When I ordered this design I did not like the shape because the breasts are not pushed to the center. Some time later I got this bra used, dyed it and learned that the shape is perfect under clothes and that this cut is just perfect for my FOB breasts. Since it is so low cut (millimeters above my areola) I can wear it under wide cleavage without problem. The only sad thing it that Ewa discontinued this cut
i cant give any info on how this fits right now, because the band is too tight to do up and i dont have an extender that works with it. going by the measurements i took, everything but the band should fit well. will update when/if i get an extender.
UPDATE: sadly this bra is so, so wrong for me in the fit department. with an extender, i need all three hooks to do it up. thats what i get for not paying attention to measurements and getting my hopes up! :'( the cups are also too large, maybe about a cup size? its very hard to tell when ...the band is so off. the cups are also very open, so i think that is part of the problem. ive got little upper fullness, so there is just way more space in there than i need! the wire width feels narrow, but not like its cutting in, more like its fitting right at the edge of my breast tissue like its supposed to. i love the looks of this bra, and i hope i can find it in a more appropriate size.
appearance wise, this is a gorgeous bra. the color and pattern are lovely, and the shade of blue is my favorite. there appears to be a small area where the stitching came undone on the band (in photos) that the previous owner (who bought this from its original owner) did not mention. i dont think it will affect wear, because its one of two rows of stitching, but still, its definitely there. i see a review for this exact bra and size that shows the bra having the same thing, so i think that user is the original owner, and according to them it came this way direct from EM. so, i still believe this bra was only worn a few times, but it sucks that it was sent by EM even though it was defective. the wires seem to roll in their channels a bit, if that makes any sense, and the band seems to be curled under a bit. not sure if that will be a problem with wear, though, or if its just something to do with the fabrics. Read more 264 more words
The band fits like a loose 28. There are three sets of hooks, normal spacing. I usually wear 28C for comfort (measured 26D) and I think I need to wear it on the middle hooks. The shoulder straps are only partially adjustable, and it is not much. If you need your straps really short or really long this might be a problem. Also, I think the strap placement is pretty wide, so if you have round or narrow shoulders this could be an issue as well.
The cups are overlayed with gold ribbon and blue floral embroideries. While the pattern and colors are gorgeous, the cups aren't very smooth under ...shirts. I feel like this would be a nice "winter" bra. It could just be me, but I think the colors are pretty wintry too. There are two vertical seams in each cup, and there are no pockets for additional pads. The cups are very open on top, so I imagine it'd be good for FoT. I don't think I have enough fullness on top for this bra. When I s&s, my bigger breast does fill the cup but barely. The smaller one gaps quite a bit near the top. Read more 90 more words