Ewa Michalak CH cherry 65DD

A lot of women rave about the CH bra, for it’s shelf like projection at the bottom. I can say I never really looked at the few CH styles because I’ve had a few CHPs and I don’t wear them. The CHPs fit me nicely in the cups, but as with  ost Ewa styles the wires are way too hard for me. So, I buy the CHPs because I like them, but then I end up never wearing them. Which is why I had no interest in buying this bra, add to the fact that when this style first came out, there were a few issues with the sizing. Plus I’m not really into strapy lingerie.

But about a year ago, I decided to buy this bra (it may have been an exchange, I don’t recall at this point). I got it because it was cute. I have a thing for red/burgundy bras.

Although I’ve only worn this bra about 2 times, I was surprised to find out that it was actually comfortable, unlike my CHPs. The gore didn’t stab me. I haven’t worn itch, because it feels too ‘fancy’ to wear to work.


The band stretches to about 27.5 inches. This is 1 inch smaller than my snug underbust, and there was a few times when  a side of the band (elastic) felt too tight. Its not an all day thing, but it comes and goes.


The gore height is 2.25 inches high, which is relatively high. It’s also .75 inches wide, which makes it surprising that the gore doesn’t cause me any pain. The straps are connect to the gore at the middle. The bow at the fire is really big, too big, imo. I think it would look a lot better if it was the size of the bows on the straps.



Excuse the underarm hair. I missed a waxing appointment 😓

The straps are a little under 1/2 inch wide. They didn’t feel too wide set for me, but they might be on others. The strapping design is hooked to the straps on one end with a small black ring. This ring does seem to twist a bit when worn.


The cups for 65DD are 5 inches wide and 8 inches deep. The height of the cup is almost 5 inches, which is pretty short. While I believe these measurements are the norm for 65DD the cups seem more to be more open and deeper st the bottom, so anyone interested in this style may need to size down. In the current pics, the bra is most likely too small, but since it’s so open at the top it still looks okay.

The strappy detail is fully adjustable. To adjust the straps, I’ve noticed that you have to push it through the bottom part of the slider, then push the excess through the top part. There’s too much bulk there to just adjust it at once, like you would do with bra straps.

I do want to point out, that I have tall roots and I’ve seen it written that these straps work best on tall roots, and I guess it may be, but when I first put this bra on, I had to pull the strapping in a rounded way so it would cover most of my breast root, but it is worn normally for these pics.



Have you tried this bra or any other CH bras?

Ewa MIchalak unlined bras comparison– 3DM vs BM

I recently purchased a BM Chaberek (from bratabase), and a custom 3DM Malinowy. Right after I got the BM Chaberek, I decided there needs to be a comparison post for the 2 cuts from Ewa. I own both bras in 70DD.

I own:

3DM Malinowy

3DM Burek

3DM Rożówa Mgiełka

3DM Amorek


BM Naomi

BM Chaberek

BM Tajemniczy Ozgród


I chose these 2 bras because they’re similar in material (the Amorek, Rozowa Mgiełka, and Burek all are made of stiff fabric. The Ozgród is a totally different fabric).  The biggest difference between these 2 bras, is that the BM is lined, and the 3DM is not. With the Chaberek, the lining is a stretchy beige fabric.


The measurements of the bras:

As you see some of the measurements of the bras are similar, with the BM being .2 inches wider; the 3DM being .2 inches deeper; both the strap width and the cup separation is exactly the same .6 inches; the wings only have .1 inch difference. The 2 biggest differences (and for me, the most important) are the wire length, the BM being .8 inches longer, and the gore of the BM being .7 inches higher.

These are important for me, because I have close set breasts, and Ewa’s wires tend to be too hard for me, so the 3DM is okay, because the gore is only 1.6 inches (short enough to not bother me), but the BM’s gore is 2.25 inches. That extra height definitely causes the gore in the BM to be painful for me, and the outer wires tend to poke me, and leave marks. Surprisingly, the cup height on both is 5.5 inches.


You can better see in this closeup the difference in gore height.



The technical differences that will hopefully be of use to someone:


One of the things I think is interesting to note is that the nipple to neck measurement is .5-.75 inches higher in the bras, than me being braless. I think it’s interesting because when I measured my breasts from IMF to nipple, in all 3 scenarios it was the same measurement (3.5 inches). So there is some ‘pushing up’ of my breasts, but the bottom isn’t effected.

For the breast perimeter of both breasts, I measured from the outer portion where my breasts end. This shows that with both bras on my breast tissue gets narrower.


Ewa has said she won’t make a bra that comes as BM into a 3DM, but I don’t see why, because the BM literally only has 1 extra layer of fabric, that if removed would make the BM (fabric wise) exactly the same as the 3DM. I will point out that I don’t have the BM styles that are half lace, like the BM scarlet, so I can’t say how the fabric difference is on that.


More pics


Victorias Secret VSX Sports Bra Size 32DD

At the end of April, I decided I was going to start going to the gym.  My normal ‘bradrobe’ consists of regular bras and bralettes, but nothing that I could wear to the gym, and workout with. If did buy a few ‘regular ‘ sports bras, but quickly realized that they’re not for me. (I may review all of them together in one post later). This VS sports bra isn’t the first bra sized sports bra that I bought, but it is the first I want to review.

I bought this on eBay, because I loved the color, and the fact that it wasn’t a racerback, which I don’t care for. Unfortunately for me this bra doesn’t fit. I sized up from my other bra sized sports bra (even though they’re different brands), and this ended up being too big. So in this review, I can’t talk about how well it’ll work when working out.


For a 32 band it is pretty firm. Relaxed it’s about 24.75 inches, stretches its about 29.5 inches. It’s bigger than my underbust measurement, but it does not feel loose at all. There is a thick elastic band that goes across the whole length of the bra. It feels very comfortable. I’d be happy if all VS 32 bands fit like this. There is also 4 rows of eye closures.


The straps are part of the reason I bought this bra. There seems to be a lot more racerback , or criss cross back style sports bras, than regular strapped sports bra. These straps are only partially adjustable, and they can be clipped into a cross cross, which may help those that need shorter straps. The printed part of the straps are fairly wide, at 1.125″ wide, and they’re also somewhat padded.


I’m not 100% sure if this bra has wires or not. There is  something that feels hard, so it’s either a thin plastic wire, or just all of the material. The ‘wire’ is in the shape of a half moon, so I think that’s why the cup measures as wide as it does.


The cups on this bra are too big. When buying this, I forgot that when I’ve bought the padded D-DD bralettes from VS they were too big, and this bra seems to have the same characteristics as those.

The cup is too wide; it measures 7.5 across in width. The sides of the cup definitely come up too high. If I were to put this bra on before putting deodorant on, I’d definitely get some on the bra. It’s definitely in the area where hair grows. The height of the cup/bra, is actually perfect. It covers my tall roots, which no other sports bra seems to do. However, the cups are also too deep. I’d say there’s about an inch of space between my nipple and the apex of the cup. There’s space on the inner part of the cup, as well as above my breasts. There are 2 separate cups, so this isn’t a bra I’d wear to the gym (or anywhere really). If I wore this to the gym, it wouldn’t control any bounce.  I do think this bra would be best for those with tall roots.


The cups are so big on this, I wasn’t sure if I should go down 1 size or 2 when buying another one. I ultimately decided to go down one size (because I found it cheap on eBay).

Do do you own any VS spots bras?

Foxers Tomboy Boxers + Lace Camisole Size S

I chose to go with small for both the top and the bottoms. I pretty much assumed what my size was, as I hadn’t looked at the size chart. I just know that for me, lately XS bottoms have been too small, and I’ve never really worn XS bralettes.

I went with the tomboy boxers because of the look of them. I wanted something I could wear to sleep that wasn’t too sexy, but wasn’t boring. I also wanted something I could walk around in, in my apartment. These are definitely different. I’d never seen anything like these, which was part of the appeal for me.


The lace cami

The cami is a very soft and stretchy lace. For those with sensitive skin, it should not be irritating at all. The band is a little loose on me, so when I initially got it, I was thinking I should have went with an XS, but in this I do get a little bit of side boob.

But since this is a lace cami, and not a bra, the side boob isn’t important. Since the band is loose, it does ride up in the front a bit. I may take in the band to make it a little tighter.

The straps on the cami are fully adjustable, and are the same fabric as the waistband on the lace boxers, the boxer briefs and the boyshorts (for this particular color). The straps are not stretchy, and they’re also somewhat long.


The Tomboy boxers


The boxers do feature a sort of ‘gusset’, it is more horizontal, than vertical like regular panties. The interesting thing about these shorts is that they only have 2 seams, and there’re between the legs. There are no side seams, nor a seam going down the front or the back.

There is a large pocket on both sides that can fit an array of stuff, including an iPhone. There are 2 buttons that are fully functional. Along the inner waistband, there’s the foxers logo.

The shorts can be worn with the band rolled over, or regular. I personally am the type to wear all bottoms at my waist, and not my hip bone, so I didn’t roll the waist.

I do think that because they’re no seam down the middle, or sides, there ends up being a little extra fabric in the crotch area. However, I don’t feel the extra space when I’m walking, but it’s something that I see, so I’m pointing it out.


I decided to wear these boxers under a pair of my jeans (which were tight), because I figured someone that’s debating on getting these may want to know how it feels. So I could definitely feel that I was wearing them, but it wasn’t uncomfortable, and they didn’t bunch up. Also, they weren’t visible through the material, although I do think if you decided to wear these under leggings or non denim pants, they would be visible in the front, as well as the side. Towards the end of the night, I started getting lazy, and not fixing the shirts after I went to the bathroom, so the bottoms were visible. I kind of pulled them up with my jeans.


I did wear this set to sleep, and I can say it was very comfortable. I don’t find myself having to adjust anything during the night. Speaks of comfort, I do want to mention that I never once got a wedgie in these shorts. So that’s definitely an A+ in my book. I will definitely be ordering from Foxers in the future. I have a sale set on the way, which I should be reviewing soon.


I received this set in exchange for a review

Ewa Michalak Różowa Mgiełka 70DD + matching brief size 36

I bought this bra on a whim. I bought it along with the Amorek, because I’d wanted to try Ewa’s unlined bras. I’d already owned the 3DM Burek, but I bought it used. I wanted to try a 3DM that wasn’t used. I also had two BMs, but the 3DM is meant for smaller breasts (lower gore, shorter cups), so I needed more. Although I’m not interested in the Kankan, it is a bra I’ve debated about buying, just because it’s a 3DM. I will say I’m not in love with this bra, or the Amorek because of the cups material. This is why I haven’t asked for most of the SM bras (Rozmarzona, Ja wiem etc) to be made as a 3DM. The Ja Wiem looks like it’s exactly the same material is this bra. Let’s check out how this bra fits:


The cups on this bra are nice and low. I was able to wear it underneath one of my low cut v neck shirts that I got from working at true religion (their v necks are ridiculously low), without the bra showing. When I got the bra, around Christmas Eve the cups were okay. Now they’re a little too small.

This picture has the most accurate color of the bra.

The diagonal ribbon cuts in a bit, but it’s masked by the upper ribbon piece. As much as I love the appearance of this bra, I don’t think the material choice was the best. When I first ordered this bra, I was sent a bra that was too shallow. It was not a good fit on me.

The left cup (my smaller side) seemed the worst.

The first bra was probably cut best for even/shallow shapes. I think that bra was cut the same way it would have been cut if it was a stretchy material. I sent Ewa pictures and she remade the bra for me.  The material on the cups is an unstretchy mesh, but it’s not delicate feeling.


When I initially tried this bra on, I didn’t have an issues with the gore, but that’s to be expected. The gore height is 1.75 inches high, and a little over half an inch wide (.6 inches), so in theory I shouldn’t have had an issue. .6 is really narrow. Most of the morning I was fine, but around lunch time I started feeling the gore. It wasn’t painful, but I could feel it. By 5pm I was DYING. I was at my parents house, so I took my bra off. Unfortunately I didn’t get any bras in the mail, so I was walking around braless.


If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I RARELY have straps issues. I don’t have a strap issue with this bra per-se, but I can definitely say the straps are wide-set. Definitely not a bra for women with narrow shoulders. I didn’t feel the straps when I was at work, but you can definitely see that they’re directly on top of my clavicle. Because of the detailing on the straps they’re partially adjustable. The lacing on the front of the straps is the same as the lace at the top of the cups


The band stretches to 28 inches. 28 inches is small for a 70 band, but I’m starting to think Ewa’s 70 band (at least in the bras meant for smaller busts) will measure around 28 inches. The wings are nice and wide, measuring at 3.75 inches high. The band is a different material from the cups. It’s a stretchy polyester, that would have been really nice on the cups. The wings and the band are double lined.



I absolutely love the appearance of these panties. However, I don’t love the fit. Right off the bat, I want to say when I was wearing them with jeans on I had no issues, and I really didn’t feel anything.  But when I wasn’t wearing bottoms I felt a lot. Due to the material in the lower portion of the back, it felt like the panties were too small, so this may work better for someone with a smaller butt. But the front felt like there was too much fabric. The gusset was wide. I don’t really have gusset issues with panties, but this pair and the Amorek panties I do (they’re cut the same). The wideness occurs with the gusset and the front of the panties. The front of the panties is cut wide, so the elastic is in the crease of my groin (is there a technical term for that?). When I had no pants on, I could feel the elastic everytime I took a step.














Verdict: I would not wear this during one of my long work shifts

Love Claudette Dessous longline 30E + matching thong

I’ve wanted this bra, in this color, ever since I got the other Dessous longline. When I bought the other longline, I could not find this color at all. So I gave up looking. Around Black Friday I came across this branon brastop. It was on sale for like £13, but I didn’t buy it because I was hoping it would be cheaper on Cyber Monday. Well, I was wrong, on cyber Monday the price went to £17, and stayed that price until March (😭). I would check brastop often to see if the price went back down, also to see if this size sold out because it was the only 30E left. I really wanted 28F, but it wasn’t available. I ended up buying this when it went to £16, but I only bought it because I tweeted to brastop that I wanted to add something to my order, but I couldn’t find that bra (I didn’t look hard enough because I ended up finding it 2 days later). I didn’t want them to hold my order for nothing, so I asked for this and the matching panties.

I’m happy that I was able to finally get this set.


The gore was too wide for me. The gore measures a hair under 1 inch wide- 7/8s of an inch.

However, because it’s so high, it was sitting on breast tissue. I was able to push the wires down the channels at the gore, so there wasn’t any stabbing; pushing down the wires I was able to get 1/2 an inch of free space. The gore just got wider the further it went down, so the inner portion of the wires were sitting on breast tissue. It wasn’t painful, but just annoying because I was aware that the wires and the gore were raised.

I decided to alter the gore, otherwise the bras wasn’t really wearable. As I’ve said before, when I alter things these days, I don’t have a desire to be 100% accurate (nothing is getting cut), so I just pinned the fabric at the gore in place, and hand sewed to make the gore less wide. If you decide to too this to this particular bra, be forewarned that the material is mesh and this alteration will mess up the material if you make it too tight, or if your breasts are heavy and close set. I decided when I altered this, that I was going to sew and leave the extra fabric on the outside, instead of sewing it on the inner part of the bra. I like the way it looks, and tbh no one else is going to be looking at my bras.


One of the things I absolutely love about this bra, and the other Dessous longline that I have is that there is depth to this bra that the regular Dessous bras don’t seem to have. Initially I thought the depth was above the wire, but it’s really just in the lower portion of the cup. There is wrinkling in the fabric, but I think that’s because how wide {the entire length of} the gore is. My nipples are in the upper portion of the bra, so I’m getting a bit of in cup quadding. I do a reverse swoop and scoop after putting the bra on. Before I altered the gore, the reverse swoop and scoop didn’t do anything at all. It couldn’t because there was no where for it to stay. The wires on the inner portion of the cup wasn’t touching my skin. Taking in the gore did seem to open the cup at the top a bit.

Walmart selfie

I rarely mention this on my bra reviews, but the seams wear only very slightly visible. I do want to mention that this bra is about 3/4s of an inch deeper than the peacoat Dessous longline that’s a sister size down (28F).


I think if you have narrow or sloping shoulders the straps will be too wide set for you, for me the straps are fine. The straps are fully adjustable. Although the straps look brighter/more neon in the pics, in person it’s the same color as the polka dots.


The band stretches to 28 inches before the wires start to distort. Stretched the band feels comfortable. The closure is 3×3, and it’s actually easy to button up from the back (I usually find the 5 row longlines to be a struggle to close behind my back, or som unhook when I get others hooked)

The longline is pretty short on this bra. There’s about 1 inch of extra fabric underneath the cups. There is 2 small bones, and the top of them keep ending up below the cups (but I don’t feel it), because there’s a space, the bone isn’t as long as the channel. Realistically speaking, the space is like 3 mm at the most.



These are unremarkable. They fit. There was a small amount of extra fabric in the front, but not enough that I would size down. The elastic wasn’t bothersome. They were comfortable.



verdict: This is a bra that I’d wear on one of my longer days at work. It was actually very comfortable.


Do you own any of the Claudette Dessous longline bras?

Comexim Bellissima longline 65G

When I first saw this bra , I knew I had to have it. I did wait a while, because of the price, and let’s face it, I don’t actually need any bras. It wasn’t until Wen from ‘Comicsgirlsneedbras‘ posted pictures on this bra, that I decided to get it. I bought it when they had their Black Friday deal, so I think I paid about $36 for it.  I ended up getting it almost 2 months later…

I wasn’t sure what size to get when I ordered this bra, so I went with 65G, because in worst case scenario, I could use extenders if the band was too tight.


The band is firm. When I first wore this, I wore it with an extender, and it felt fine. I have it in right now without an extender, and it also feels fine. I definitely didn’t loose weight, so I’m not sure why I had an extender on the first time. The lace part of the band (in the front) doesn’t stretch at all. There is elastic at the very bottom of the longline, which (on me) can have the potential to feel too tight.  There’s no boning on this longline, so there won’t be anything stabbing you in your ribs, however the fabric does get a little wrinkly.

On me, where the lace meets the solid fabric, at the bottom of the band it tends to press into my skin. I’m short, and the longline comes down to where my waist tapers in, it probably won’t look as long on someone that is taller.


The cups have good depth at the bottom. This longline isn’t like the padded longlines, in which the bottom is shallow. I don’t know if this is because the bra is unlined, or because the fabric that makes up the gore is non stretchy. I requested that the cup be reduced 1cm only, I’m not sure if that was done, as the cup height is 5.75 cm. The cup does seem higher than what I want it to be, but it’s not too tall.

There is some stitching at the top of the bra, and even though it’s not elastic, it doesn’t seem to make the bra closed on top. There’s 2 layers of fabric on the cups, but it’s still sheer. I believe the fabric is exactly the same as the fabric on the coco bra. The width of the cup is 5.25 inches, and the depth is 8.4 inches. Lately with unlined bras I need a depth of around 9 inches, but I think this works because there’s enough depth at the bottom and it’s open enough at the top.



I can’t get an accurate measurement for what the gore is (since it’s a longline), but it seems like it comes up higher on my sternum, than other bras. The gore isn’t stabby.

Narrowed gore

I did request that the gore be narrowed, so that could be helping with the cups not feeling too widely spaced. I think a narrowed gore is an alteration I need to ask for with Comexim, as sometimes the bottom of the gore is too wide.


I think I requested that the straps be moved in 1 cm. I don’t need them to be moved in 2 cm, but on my Donna bra the straps feel like they could be moved in a bit. The straps on this bra are the same as the ones on pretty much all the bras with black straps (Rose, Donna, Tropical Garden, Coco, Burgundy, Mystic etc); they’re not the easiest to adjust. They’re not like other straps where you can adjust them while wearing the bra.


You can see how long this longline is on my short torso. This is how I wish all longlines were.



Look at that roundness!

Lepel Roxy longline bra size 30E + brief size 8


I came across this bra one day when Abracabra posted herself in it on Instagram. Up until this point, I’d never really looked at Lepel as a brand. It just wasn’t on my radar. When I saw it, I wanted it- it’s a longline, and its floral, what’s not to like?


I searched online for reviews, but couldn’t find any. This bras wasn’t even listed on bratabase! So naturally I had no idea how it fit. I asked Abracabra what the depth was on her bra (32DD), and she said 21,5cm (8.5 inches), with the width being 13cm (5.1 inches), which works for me. The bra looked like it would work for me, so I ordered the 30E.


The cups on this bra appear to be ‘cut and sew’ with seams, but in actuality the inner part of the bra is molded/contoured, and the outer part (the floral fabric) is seamed. I didn’t know that before I bought it, but it probably wouldn’t have made a difference. There does seem to be enough depth at the wire.



This is considered a longline, and I guess it is, in theory. The back and sides are longer than a regular bra, as is the gore, but underneath there’s a little fabric, and some lace. The wing is 4.5 inches high, and there’s 4 rows of hooks. The band only stretches to about 28 inches, and that’s doing a hard stretch.

The lace flipped up

The lace flips up at the slightest movement! The time it took for me to go from my living room to my balcony (~10 steps), the lace had flipped over (as you can see in some of the pics). There is boning on the side of the cups, I guess to keep the rest of the band from flipping up? The very bottom of the boning presses into my skin- so this is not a bra I would wear on one of my longer days at work.


I would consider the straps to be wideset. As I’m sitting down on the couch, everything feels fine, but when I move my arms forward, the front of my shoulders/armpits get rubbed a bit- another thing that would prevent me from wearing this bra to work.

Right above the bow, to where the cup starts is where I have irritation, when my arms are in this position



The gore is high, and sitting on tissue, but luckily it’s not painful. There is a bubble of space in the fabric at the middle of the gore.


The wires encompass my breasts completely.


The panties

Okay, obviously I didn’t pay attention when I bought these, because I thought they were regular low cut briefs, but they’re actually ‘hipster shorts’. I don’t really like underwear that are cut like mini shorts, I like more of a Brazilian brief, where there’s less coverage. The elastic on the leg openings feels a little tight. The side panels on the panties are the same sheer black fabric that’s on the sides of the bra. There is a small piece of elastic at the bottom of the shorts in the middle. If it looks like I have a wedgie in the pic on the far right, that’s what you’re saying seeing.



Have you you heard of this bra before?

Comexim Mascotte size 65G

I’d never heard of this bra until I saw it for sale. It was cheap, and my size, so I bought it. I did end up selling it because I didn’t “love” it, but it was a cute bra.


When I bought this it was preowned (hence the price), and I believe that contributes to the wrinkled cup appearance. The wrinkled didn’t bother me, as I don’t think they would have been noticeable when worn. The width of the cup is 5 inches and the depth 8 inches, so this bra was slightly too small. On my bigger side I did have some in cup quadding. The cup height is 6 inches, which is okay for me, but I think some would consider that high (the cup height hasn’t been altered imo)


The band stretches to 28 inches, this is 1/2 and inch smaller than my snug, but the band does seem to be riding up in some pics. The wings measure 4 inches high, this is a nice because it doesn’t cause any rolls.


The straps are black, plain and very stretchy. I don’t think they were moved in, but they don’t bother me.


The gore is 2.5 inches high, this may or may not be lowered. The width of the gore is .6 inches, and the wire channels were overlapping.




Have you you heard of this bra?

Comexim Scarlett 70F

I was ecstatic when I saw this pop up on bratabase. I love any and everything animal print. And the fact that there was an animal print comexim? Had to have it.

This bra was brand new with tags, that I’m assuming the original owner bought and left in the drawer and forgot about it. Since it actually had the Comexim tags, I assume it was unaltered. Normally unaltered comexim’s aren’t an issue for me, but this bra wasn’t the best fit, we’ll see why.


The bottom of the band was tight on me, this seems to be an ongoing issue for me with a lot of Comexim bands, but never really with a 70 band. The band stretched to 28.5 inches, which is my snug measurement, however, the band appears to be riding up in the pictures. The wings are 4 inches in height, which I’ve come to love. (I used to dislike such wide wings, but I’ve noticed it’s a common thing with Polish bras, so now when I wear U.K. bras where the wings are shorter it feels weird)


This bra is a plunge, and even though the width of the cup is 5 inches, it was sitting on tissue. The depth of the cup is an issue because it’s only 7.75 inches, however, there was some room in the cup, especially at the top.

The bottom of the cup is very shallow, and the bottom half of the cup also isn’t really rounded.



The gore is high, at 3.1 inches, it’s higher than most Comexim gores in this size, which seem to be about 2.75 inches (unaltered). The width of the gore is .75 inches, which considering the height, makes this too wide for me.


The straps are plain and fully adjustable.


You can see from the side view that the wire is sitting on my tissue

I have since sold this bra, and luckily, the buyer already owned the matching panties.

Comexim will be coming out with another animal print bra soon, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.