Today I’m reviewing the 4th and final Ewa Michalak CH/CHP I’ve been able to try on so far. That is, until my CHP Groszki I Róże gets here next week 😉
On display today is a 65F CH Onyks. It’s a solid black bra with completely convertible straps, allowing it to be worn cross back and strapless. I was excited to get my hands on this one because despite my massive bra collection, I do not own a single solid black bra! Let’s take a look at her, shall we?
From the front – not too bad! I like the button detail instead of bows. It has the classic CH shape and cut. Let’s look at the side view:
Now we’re starting to see a couple of issues. Namely, the bubbling/quadding. This is verging on full on quadding for me – it felt worse than the pictures suggest. It appears the Onyks, and its white twin Lilia, are satin edge trimmed and more closed off than typical CH/CHP bras. As mentioned in previous reviews, the main reason I can get away with a 65F in the CH/CHP cut is because it is very open on top. Let’s look at the last shot:
It’s hard to see in photographs, but you can tell how my problem child lefty is trying to make a break for it towards the center of the bra. Along with the closed-off cups, the band is very stretchy and generous for a 65 band. I needed to close it on the tightest hooks right away. One would think that simply sizing up to a 65FF would solve the quadding issues, and it would. It would also render the cups too wide 🙁 Therein lies my problem with 99% of Ewa (and UK) bras – if the cups are big enough, the wires are too wide. Fortunately, the Groszki I Róże is said to be very open on top, so I am still looking forward to receiving that set and reviewing it for all my lovely readers!
I ended up re-selling dear Onyx. I’m disappointed, since I loved the aesthetics of it. Alas, my hunt for the perfect solid black bra continues!