Archive | January 2017

Ewa Michalak BM Chaberek 70DD

 

I got this on a whim one day when I saw it listed on bratabase. I’d kind of been interested in it since I really like the M Chaberek, but noticed it was sold out on Ewa’s site. So when it popped up on bratabase for $15, I jumped on it.

 

The cups interest me. They are simply 2 layers, the upper layer is the blue lace, and the second layer is a beige stretch lace. I say this is interesting because Ewa will not make a BM into a 3DM because she says the fabric is meant for different breasts (or something to that effect). This bra could very well be made into a 3DM (if there was more fabric). On the upper portion of the bra, the lace isn’t attached to the beige fabric once it passes the diagonal seam. Whenever I put the bra on, I have to adjust that beige piece so it’s not folded under.

There is some wrinkling at the bottom of the cup, especially on my larger breast.

The top of the cups allow for upper fullness, so this is a good bra for those that are FOT and/or have tall roots. The height of the cup is 5.5 inches. The width is 5.1 inches, and the depth is 8.25 inches.

 

I had high hopes for the gore because it is very narrow, and overlapping, but it still ends up bothering me. It’s definitely an issue of how heavy the wires are because the height is 2.25 inches, and the width/separation is .6 inches. Well I guess if it was a little lower it wouldn’t bother me as much.

 

 

The bottom part of the wires don’t completely encompass my breasts. It’s like the bottom of the wire is more pointed than the bottom of my breasts. The wires (like all BM wires were too heavy for me)

 

The band feels perfect. It stretches to 28 inches, and it’s not too tight, and not too loose.

The straps appear very wideset, but they don’t cause me any pain, I don’t even feel them. ┬áThe straps will most likely be uncomfortable on someone with narrow shoulders.

 

 

The matching panties are sold out on Ewa’s site. ­čśö I hope one day I come across a pair, because I would love the matching set.

 

Any other small bust women women have any BM bras?

Ewa Michalak {custom} M Opium 70D

This is the 3rd bra I’ve had in the opium wash. Sadly, this one didn’t work out for me like the CHP, and PL.

Originally I was going to order this from Aisha at Zathiya, in exchange for the opium PL that didn’t work. However Aisha didn’t get a response from Ewa about this bra, until 2 weeks later. When Aisha emailed me to let me know that Ewa still hadn’t responded to that particular email, she suggested that I email Ewa. The email was to inquire as to whether the opium bra could be made in M cut. Ewa responded to my email literally in 5 minutes. However, at that time I had an order that I just placed, so Ewa said she would add it to that order. So instead of doing an exchange to Zathiya, I ended up doing ┬áreturn.

This is going to be a quick review, since this bra doesn’t fit. In a nutshell it is overall too small.

 

With the other opium bras, I bought a 65 band, but since this was a different cut, and I know 70D works in the M, that’s the size I went with. Unfortunately, the band only stretched to 25.5 inches.┬áStretching the band beyond that caused the wires ┬áto distort. I personally would consider this band as running 2 sizes small– it’s a 70 band. but only stretches as much as a 60 band would. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I consider my breasts to be low set. This was realized early on in my abtf journey, when I tried on a 30D Cleo bra, and the straps were adjusted at their longest, and were still too tight.

 

Surprisingly, with the straps adjusted all the way, and were still too short for me. I adjusted the straps as long as they could go, and they still felt really tight.

 

The boob closest to the camera is my smaller side.

The cups were also too small. Without the pads, I was┬áalmost/somewhat quadding. Even on my smaller breast. The height of the cup was only 4.75 inches. Every M bra I’ve owned has been 5 inches in cup height (the Roma & the 65DD Chaerek measure 5.1 inches). So this was 1/4 an inch too low. When 5 inches is ‘low’ that 1/4 inch makes a big difference.

 

For whatever reason, the pads from this bra are smaller than the normal M pads (which are the size I’ve gotten with most Ewa bras). I can’t say whether the smaller size makes a difference with the look or feel, because I don’t wear the pads.

If it was just the band that was too short, I would have decided to keep it, but it is just too small for me.

 

Update- 1/20/2017

I emailed Ewa about the band being too small, and she told me to return it for a replacement. She also let me know that I could get a refund for the return shipping via PayPal. I already knew this, but I thought it was nice of her to tell me. I sent the bra back (via first class for $21) Dec 16th, it was delivered Dec 19th. I emailed Ewa to see if they have received it. I wasn’t expecting it to have been processed at that point, but I wanted to let them know that it was delivered. I didn’t want it to get misplaced, with the holidays around the corner and all. Also, when I returned the bra I didn’t include any of the paperwork because my niece ripped it up. (Literally the only time I needed to return something the receipt got messed up. Meanwhile I still have the receipt from my first Ewa purchase) I also initially emailed Ewa about the bra not fitting with a different email address than I normally use (but I assume I’m the only person the ordered an M Opium). Anyway, Ewa emailed me back to let me know they received it and the replacement had been sent out, and they were giving me a store credit for my troubles.

I got the bra a little over 2 weeks later. I wore the bra twice, and for the most part, I didn’t have any complaints about the fit.

The first time I wore it, when I went to take it off to try some bras on, I noticed that on the left side the ring (connecting the back of the strap to the band) had pressed against my skin, and did hurt (once I took the bra off- before I took it off there wasn’t any pain).

The second time I wore it towards the end of the night, the bottom of the band felt too tight, on the right side. On the ‘new’ bra, the band stretches to 27 inches (unstretched its 22.25 inches). The original bra was 22 inches unstretched, and stretched to 25.5 inches (on a 70 band!). As much as I love the M cut, I keep buying 70 bands because they don’t really stretch beyond 28 inches.

 

When I initially put the bra on, I can feel the straps (like it’s too wideset), but I can’t feel it afterwards. ┬áThe straps are the same, I have them adjusted all the way. I think because they are thick, like the regular opium straps I have to adjust them all the way. (I have the straps on the M czekolada adjusted all the way also, and those straps are thick like the BM Naomi). I do wish that they’d completely,remade the bra, but that was probably asking too much. Plus Ewa didn’t know that the straps were too short, I didn’t mention it in the original email. I’m thinking what they did was literally just take off the band, and replace it with another band.

 

The shorts

I actually wore the shorts, with the bra. The shorts are cute, but I wish I’d ask for briefs or a thong. The only issue I had with the shorts, were that the bows on the front were being pressed under my scrub pants. The shorts didn’t seem to leave panty lines under my jeans.

 

 

I love the Opium color. I wish the band was made, like an inch longer, ┬ábut the band currently works. I don’t think I need an extender, since the band didn’t bother me until over 12 hours after putting it on. The straps could be longer, but I’m not got to alter them. I may ask Ewa if I can get a different bottom made in the future (now that I’m into matching bra and panties, I can see why some women buy 2 pairs of bottoms.)

Zathiya Exclusive Comexim Annika 3HC 65G

The Comexim Annika bra is an exclusive to Zathiya, that is, you can only buy it from them. When I first saw this bra, I knew I had to have it. It’s a brown bra, it will most certainly function as a nude for me, even though st somewhat darker than my skin.

The Annika bra was sold as both a plunge and a 3HC (3 piece half cup). It also come with a copper colored ribbon along the top of the cup as well as a copper bow at the gore. Truth be told, I didn’t care for the copper color, that would take away from the ‘nudeness’ of it. So when I decided to order it from Zathiya, I asked for there to be no bow, or ribbon at the top, as well as a 1cm reduction of the cup and gore *if it could be done*. Aisha responded that I could have the bra without the upper ribbon, but I had to have a bow. She said they were able to put a brown bow, instead of copper. At the time I wasn’t happy that I had to have a bow at the gore, but I’ve since received a few bras without the bow, and the bow does add “a little something” to it (and I will not be requesting any bras without the bow at the gore anymore)

When I confirmed with Aisha that I wanted the bra, I had to put down a 25% deposit, which came to about $12.75, this was excluding shipping. When the bra was received my Aisha, she sent me an invoice for the rest and the shipping (~$4). When the invoice was paid, the bra was shipped to me. The transaction went through without a hitch. Ordinarily I don’t order from Zathiya (or braobsessed), unless they have something exclusive that I want, simply because both companies rarely have anything in my size in stock. Both companies seem more aimed towards bigger cup sizes.

 

The band looks like it’s riding up in the profile pics, because it is. For the longest time I wore the bra with the straps adjusted to a certain level, but the last time I wore it, they felt too tight, so I loosened them. The band does stretch to almost 30 inches, essentially making it too big because my snug underbust is 28.5 inches. I don’t feel the band move when I wear this bra.

 

Fit wise, I think the cups are perfect. The width is 5.25 inches, and the depth is 8.25 inches. The cup heigh is 5.25, so it’s not too tall, and not too low. I do get ‘cakes on a plate’ cleavage in this bra (and pretty much all of my Comexim 3HCs.)

 

I’ve worn this bra a lot. I am now noticing that the tops of the cups are curved a little bit, but that is most likely due to the fact that there’s no ribbon at the top. It does bother me, because it is noticeable through shirts.

 

The straps were really hard to adjust. I had to use a safety pin to be able to adjust it. I don’t believe the straps have been moved in, since it wasn’t an alteration I asked for, but they don’t seem to be too wide set.

 

Backseam ‘Peach’ set Part 2

You can find the original set here.

So after the first set didn’t work out, I emailed Alena letting her know the top was too big, and that the bottoms were a little too big in the upper back area.

She emailed me back, with this picture and asked for measurements for 1, 2, 4, and 6. I emailed her back giving her those measurements, as well as the cup depth and width of my yellow Cleo Marcie (since it was my best fitting bra at the time). The bra and panty were sent out at no charge, since the original set didn’t fit.

When I received this set, I could see that it was different. I’ll get into that below.

 

The cups were definitely smaller. The cups were perfect. (But today when my breasts are apparently more FOT than normal, I’m getting some cutting in, not quite quadding.) The depth of the cups is ~7.75 inches. There is good depth at the wire. The sides of the cup come up high.

The wires are very soft and seem to stretch the cups when worn. So the width of the cup (5 inches) measures okay, but widens when stretched. There is some creaking when I press down on the wires.

 

The straps are a little thinner (.375 inches- .95 cm), and are attached with an O ring. The straps are wideset, but I think because they’re so thin, they don’t bother me. I haven’t actually worn this bra, but just from having it on right now, there’s no irritation whatsoever.

 

The closure on the band is darker than the bra (the original set had a closure that was an even match the the bra). The band is firm. The band stretches to 26.5 inches. The boning on the side of the band is a little pokey at the bottom.

This set came with the same bottom as the first set, and and extra bikini bottom.

High waist bottoms

These are definitely cut smaller than the original pair. They’re not too tight that they’re uncomfortable, however when I first put the, on I did hear the sound of thread popping. I only needed the back part to be taken in, but I don’t think I communicated that correctly to Alena. I love how the lower half looks on this piece. I think I’m too short &I don’t have enough definition in my waist to make high waisted anything to work. The top of these hit right where my waist goes in, but I don’t think they look right on me, because it’s right where my ribs are. If I were taller this would probably look better.

 

Low rise briefs

The briefs are really small. They cut in at the leg opening, and on my butt. I pulled the panties up for the pics, but they don’t really come that high, the top is barely above my butt crack. ­čśé I won’t be wearing these because they aren’t comfortable.

 

I would defintely recommend buying from Alena if you’re looking to try a custom set from an indie company. It’s not cheap, but the materials make it worth the money, as does the labor, and the fact that she will try to make a set that works for you.