Ewa Michalak CHP Myszka

Hey all!! Long time, no post on my part. I won’t bore you with details of life, I know you all know what happens when things get super busy and when a bit of the ‘end of winter blues’ hits.  Anyway, I wanted to chat with you about the Ewa Michalak CHP Myszka. Aka the grey bra of my dreams. The story of this bra started in November when a sneak peek of the bra took my heart and squeezed it. Shortly after was a moment of extreme disappointment on hearing that it wasn’t to be released. What followed was a moment of panic, an email to Jaimie at BraObsessed, then the euphoric news that this bra would be mine.

I received this bra in early January from Bra Obsessed. Now seems like a good time to get the review out as it has changed from a limited run to available for order. I wonder if that means that our vocal response and orders through Bra Obsessed were heard? Jaimie does have some of these left in stock, so if you are super lucky you can get it quick. If not, she is happy to order for you as well, which makes exchanges a bit more convenient.
On to the details!!

The CHP cut is a three part halfcup with a moderate gore height and wider placed straps. My bra has four sets of hooks and eyes. The button details are fun without being cutesy. The fabric along the top edge is not a feminine lace, but still soft with a bit of abstract detailing. It’s a hint of masculine charm combined with feminine touches. I love it, especially after having to give up my Prohibicja.

Materials- the bra is a pretty standard composition of nylon, polyester, cotton, and elastine. It has the usual silky smooth feel to the external material but is not shiny. My bra has really great stitch work, something I have had be hit or miss on a few styles. Mistakes happen anytime you have someone sewing and not a machine, but with the black stitching on the grey material of the bra I was very excited to see how uniform it looks. Not like anyone would notice but me, but still it’s something that makes me happy when I get a bra.

I always have two problems with the CHP cut. The gore is too wide for me to get a good tack. Even in a good cup volume my implants sit too close together to get that firmly seated gore. I’m ok with that because it doesn’t lower the support I get from the bra. If my breasts were made of more natural tissue and less implant it could cause a problem with breast tissue trying to migrate under the gore as I find this gore to be a softer fit and not a hard tacking gore (which is my preference).

The CHp is my go to style because the open style of the cups. I would have to size up quite a few sizes to get the cup depth I need for the projection of my implants.  But when I take the ideal size for the volume I need (60HH), the cup depth isn’t ideal. The result is a emptiness at the bottom of the cups above the wire, some emptiness and wrinkling along the side of the cup,  and breast pushed upward. Add the pads in to the removable pockets, let the open cup style shift around the upper pole fullness of my UP implants, then I am good to go. Perfect fit, not even close. Wearable, definitely. Gives the look I want, definitely.

My second problem area is the strap placement. And this actually isn’t as much of a problem with this bra. The straps look angled, similar to a halter bra. But the placement is not digging in to my armpits like my other CHP bras. If I put them in order, this bra is by far the most comfortable, followed by the Klaudyna and Marcepanowa Magnolia, with Noir being the least comfortable. (Reviews for the CHP Klaudyna and the CHP Marcepanowa Magnolia compared to the S).

Fit note- here you can see the emptiness in the bottom and side of the cups. This is my larger side as well. The wrinkling in the material is puzzling. My assumption is that the wrinkles are from the cups being stretched forward for the projected shape I would need, straining that elastic area between the strap and underarm.

Visual of three CHP bras, all in 60HH. See the creasing in the straps?

This is the right breast, which is slightly smaller and sits higher. The fact that it is higher makes for a touch more width, so that is my best guess for why there is no wrinkling. The open cups also makes for no muffin boob.

Front photo obviously shows the wide straps and my implants flattened by the lack of projection in the cups. Sizing up would eliminate or reduce that but the straps would be even wider and the empty space above the wire would be larger in volume. I have tall breasts as is, so the pushed up implants is not as much of a detriment to me as it could be for other women. Not a perfect fit, or really even close, but it ticks some boxes for what I need in a bra for certain looks.

Tanzilove in her 80G CHP Myszka and her thoughts on the bra:

The trim on the top of the bra cups sticks out a bit. Other than that, it’s the perfect BAM EM bra.

What do you think of the CHP Myszka?  Grey bras are hard to find!  Will this be on your Spring shopping list?

Comexim Snow- Plain Jane or Simply Sweet?

Meet the Comexim Snow, a seemingly Plain Jane of a bra, fitting in with Jelzzz’s last post on the simple but surprising Ewa Michalak Bezus. While this bra may look pretty plain, it has some details to make it stand out from your basic white bra. In fact, this bra is enough of a wardrobe staple for me that I have purchased it twice now!This post is going to cover both my new 60M Snow, with no alterations and my older 60L Snow with a reduced cup and gore. I usually order a 60L with those alterations, plus now the straps moved in, but lately the sizing just hasn’t been right. I’m not sure if there is a change in things from the company side or a change in my boobs, but something is most definitely different. The 60M is technically a fit, but there are some of my own fit preferences that it does not meet. I definitely prefer my usual requested alterations with this bra. The cups are filled, gore is flat, wire is great, but the top of the cup and strap placement is not ideal for me. It could possibly be solved with just moving the straps in, no reduction in cup height. I’m a short person (5’1.2″) with a small ribcage, but it is wide across the front and narrow from the side. This means I need a wider implant to fill my chest wall width, and with that goes more implant height.
The photo above shows exactly what I mean with the strap and end of the cups. The height looks good in theory, but the strap placement is just a touch wide. In the first photo you can also see how I need to angle the straps inward slightly to maintain their fit on my shoulders. The second photo and the detail photo on the bra strap shows that they are definitely too far into my armpit, I have some wrinkling in the strap. The wings of the bra are nice and low while still being wide. Perfect in my bra world!   The straps themselves are fully adjustable, great for the short torso ladies! But they are stretchy material. Those with heavier breasts may find that they must continue to tighten their straps. Details, on the plain side, white strap hardware with a pretty white bow. Nothing to write home to mama about, but this bra doesn’t need anything flashy.
Like I said before, I have owned this bra twice now. I’ve worn it to the point that it is dingy grey from washing, even though it still has wear left in it. At some point between when I first ordered and my recent purchase the bow in the center gore has been updated. Just a touch of different, again nothing super special. Pretty, basic, fitting with the bra style.   Here is the money maker on the bra!  The bra itself is basic white. But the cups and the front of the band are covered in a leaf print mesh material. Cute, different, and just enough to take this potentially Plain Jane out of boring bra territory. The back band is also a power mesh, but no pattern. The top photo is the new Snow, bottom is my dingy greyed Snow. You can see how the mesh is such a light pattern, it is hard to capture on photo. But luckily my dingy grey Snow shows it better. Makes me wonder how this bra would take to a soak in fabric dye. Suggestions for color?

But no matter how pretty a white bra is, time will take its toll. This bra did get dingy over time, even with careful washing. If you want your Snow to stay white I would recommend a gently sink handwash more often, and on it’s own (or with other white bras). I think with the care I provided this bra and the wear it received the appearance is fitting and well within expectations for normal wear.
We get so many questions about what the alterations on a bra can do for the fit. Now keep in mind that the bottom bra is a 60M, one cup volume bigger than the 60L. Take a look at the Bratabase table so you can compare sizing measurements when comparing how the alterations change the bra. On the 60L the gore is reduced and the cup height is lowered. I definitely prefer the reduced gore, but both bras tack. I prefer the reduced gore because the shape of the cups more closely matches my breast shape. A gore that is not reduced has the cups starting higher on the breast which can sometimes lead to gapping with movement for me. Reducing the cup height also helps solve the strap problem for me. It also reduces the area covering the side of my breast down into the wing. I think that having the straps moved in on their own would be enough to fix the strap issue and may be a more ideal cup height for me, but the reduced cup really benefits me along that sideboob area into the wing.

White bras are a bit of a pariah for many in the fullbust spectrum because before finding brands that offer variety, women are often stuck in a boring plain white, black, or beige bra. I really encourage anyone to take a closer look at these “Plain Jane” bras. Check the details, look closely. You may be surprised that they are not so Plain Jane at all; they are basic and functional while still being pretty and unique. Don’t let a solid color bra pass you by, you could be missing out!

Measurements for the 60M

Ewa Michalak Kwiaty: All the Colours of the Rainbow

“Ewa Michalak Biustonosz S Turkusowe Kwiaty”

Or more commonly known simply as “Kwiaty”. If bras are works of art then this one is a masterpiece by a God. I’d been drooling over it for ages as I recovered from my BA, dreaming of how it would look on, but never quite believed I’d ever be the proud owner of such a glorious bra. Thankfully I didn’t miss the boat and ordered last month through Brava Lingerie. I was very lucky indeed to get my hands on a 60HH. I didn’t actually know my offical Ewa Michalak size when I ordered but from a lot of previous trial and error with second hand bras I had figured this to be pretty darn close. And thank the bra Gods I was right! Kwiaty arrived wrapped carefully in Brava’s signature pink tissue paper and ribbon bow, complete with a note from Becky wishing me well. I absolutely love personal touches like that! But sadly for the beautiful wrapping, it didn’t last long, because there was something much more beautiful within.

Drumroll please…


And a close up of the detail on and around the gore…


See what I mean? That floral! Those colours! Gorgeous! I own three Ewa S styles to date, each in a different size. Out of all of them the Kwiaty is by far my favourite fit. I’m absolutely loving the 60 band, I won’t be buying 65’s again. I’ve discovered I really do prefer my bands as snug as possible, and I’m already wearing this on the second set of hooks. The HH cups are as close to perfect as I could hope for. Because of my mild tenting the gore is unable to fully tack so I do get a tiny bit of gaping, which is the norm for me. The fabric feels so soft and supportive and moulds around my boobs so comfortably. I get a great round front and centre shape thanks to the narrow wires and deep cups seen in pretty much all Ewa Michalak designs. The cups encompass all my breast tissue and the wings end at the perfect height below my armpits (not in them!). One issue with the straps, which is also quite common in Ewa bras, is that they sit quite wide and close to the armpits. They’re not uncomfortable or itchy at all, but it can cause problems when wearing singlets (tank tops for my American readers). Luckily for this bra, the vibrant shade of blue is so pretty I don’t actually mind if they show!




The stand out for me with this bra is how it makes me feel when I put it on. I feel immediately happy. I smile. I’m confident. There’s something about that stunning floral that wakes me up and reminds me I’m alive and that the world is beautiful. And I don’t think you can say that about a lot of bras. This one has definitely become a firm favourite of mine, and I know that even as I add to my collection, it’s going to be a hard one to beat. Long live Kwiaty! 🙂