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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?

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Ewa Michalak CH Toffik 75D (altered)

Color: Toffik (a caramel color)

The bra:

There is a satiny bow at the top of the gore

There is also a matching bow where the cup and the strap meets

The cup has 2 semi diagonal seams

The top of the cup has a cute design

The inside of the bra (there aren’t any cookie pockets)

The gore is slightly overlapping

The outer part of the band where it was shortened

The inner part where the band was shortened

The straps

The fit:

Without the pads

With the pads in

Comparison pics with and without the pads

The bottom pic is with the pad. You can actually see where the pad is.

You can see that without the pad, there is gapping at the top of the smaller side (top pic)

With a shirt on

The marks left by the wires

The gore ended up being very stabby 😓

The top of the gore left a red area from being stabby

The review:

This is bra was altered in the band from a 75 (34) to a 65 (30). The straps unfortunately are still meant for someone that would wear a 75. The straps are too long for me, even though I have low set breasts. While the band fit nicely now, I think this is a size I won’t get in the future (I just bought a Comexim in 75D–only size available– and asked them to shorten the band so it fits like a 65F. So we’ll see if I’ll have the strap issue). I tightened the straps enough so that I wouldn’t get gapping (even though it was a slight amount it bothers me), but that caused the straps to feel too tight.

By the end of the day, the gore was very stabby. Cleo levels of stabby. The gore wasn’t high, and wasn’t wide, so I’m not sure why it was painful.

As I’ve said, the band was altered. It wasn’t done professionally, but it has held up as if it was. When I wore the bra the band felt snug like a 65 band.

If it looks like the wire on the bigger side is too wide, it’s because I vigorously swooped and scooped, and the band was firm enough that it stayed in place.

I love the look and feel of this bra, and I would love to get my hands on more CH cuts from Ewa. I think I would try them in 65DD just to have a more sexier look. I went years wearing VS bras (that had a sexy look) that now that I’m wearing “fuller bust” bras that have more coverage, I am looking for that sexiness (but without all the padding)