Ewa Michalak’s CHP Kurczak Reviewed

I really did want to like this bra. It has a lot going for it: The colour is bright and fun, the band is firm, and the cups fit nicely. So why did I decide to re-sell it? Well…

The Kurczak fron the front

This bra is kind of shiny in person, something I didn’t realize based on the photo on ewa michalak’s website. I’m personally not a fan of shinier bras, and prefer a more matte finish. I do like the colour though and hope to have a different yellow bra some time in the future. I also didn’t notice the pink pompom in the center gore of the bra, though that is completely my fault. The pompom is a bit much for me personally. I would have been satisfied with a button, bow, or maybe a small flower.

Kurczak on a three-quarter view

The shape of the Kurczak is very round and projected. This is fine if that’s what you look for in a bra, but I wasn’t really prepared for that. I feel like my breasts are kind of on display when I wear lower cut tops with this. Even in something higher cut that shows no cleavage, I find the shape to be too much for me. I like to go for bras that minimize my breasts but this bra does pretty much the opposite. To compare it to the deco, I find I get much more cleavage with the deco, but the shape isn’t as projected as this so I’m not really bothered by it. It’s the projection of this bra that I dislike.

The Kurczak from the side

Despite getting some considerable lift from this bra, I found that there was quite a bit of jiggle action happening. Maybe if I was able to tighten the straps more I could’ve prevented some of this, but the straps are only partly adjustable. I have tried half cups (like the Cleo Juna or Ellie) where I didn’t experience much jiggling, so I don’t know if I can blame the fact that it’s a half cup style on this issue.

I should mention that I bought this in a 30F and find the fit is very nice. I was shocked to see that this bra is actually tighter than some of my 28’s from Freya (and not even the loose Freyas, the firm ones!) However, I also got the CH Lato (which I also sold. sad because it was BEAUTIFUL) at the same time in the same size, and I definitely needed at least a 28FF, might’ve been able to pull off a 26G. So I definitely recommend sizing up in the band with this bra. It’s important for me to do so because I have little fat tissue at my underbust. A 28 probably would’ve been painful.

Just a side note… my fiancee referred to this as the Ronald McDonald bra… yeah. I don’t agree with him! The lace is hot pink, not red! I think the colours are pretty cute actually.

So to conclude, this is not a bad bra. In fact, it’s a very good bra if you’re looking for a round, projected shape with some jiggly cleavage. If you dig the bright yellow with a bit of sheen and the pink pompom, you are in business with this bra. I should also speak to the construction of this bra. I feels very well made, firm, and like a lot of thought was put into the location and shape of the seams. I really look forward to trying other shapes by ewa michalak.

-Windie

PS! My Mimi Holliday bras came today! I’ll post about them sometime later. Neither fit, but I’m exchanging them with two other that are almost sure to.

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