Ewa Michalak CHP Szarotka Bra & Thong Reviewed
The CHP Szarotka, while not exactly my style, is a fantastic option for anyone from an A to GG cup seeking a frilly half cup option with fantastic lift. Full disclosure: This set was provided by Ewa Michalak for review. The size was chosen based on my measurements, and the set was selected for me. Opinions are entirely my own.
I have owned one CHP bra in the past and we didn’t really get along, but to no fault of mine or the bra’s, we were simply incompatible. That bra gave me a very lifted, spherical, projected shape, and the very same can be said about the Szarotka. This bra essentially transforms my chest into floating orbs.
I received this bra in a 65DD (equivalent to a 30DD) which is my more-or-less standard size, and it appears to tick all the boxes that constitute a proper fit. However, the experience I have while wearing it suggests a different story. The cups encase all of my breast tissue, and the half-cup style fits as it should, revealing the upper half of my chest without causing any spillage out the top or sides of the bra. The only quibble in this department is that I simply don’t like playing up my chest, so it isn’t very wearable for me. The band is where the real trouble starts though. It doesn’t appear to dig in, doesn’t show an signs of being too firm, but I simply can’t feel comfortable in it. The material is quite stiff compared to other Ewa Michalak bras, and those already run firm for 65 bands. I imagine a 70D is my best size in most Ewa Michalak bras. I suspected this would be the case, as I’ve been wearing 30 bands in every other brand, and Ewa Michalak bras have historically always run a band size small.
If you find you need more projected styles and short, narrow wires, this may be a great option for you. The open cups work for my even fullness, and fuller on top folk would probably also get along with this style well. I’m unsure about how full on bottom people would fair, but it’s worth a shot if you’re really into the design. Plus, it comes with push up pads, so if you find you can’t quite fill out the bra, you can just pop one in for some extra help. Shallow shapes may find the cups too deep, but once again, the push up pads give it some versatility that may make it work for you if you’re head over heels for the design!
If you’re interested in trying this bra, but don’t see your size in the drop down menu, here is a chart of what other sizes can be custom ordered:
55C – 55G
60B – 60FF
85AA – 85C
90A – B
My favourite part of this set is by far the floral print. I’m not much for the pink lace and bows, but this grey/pink floral is really unusual.
Onto the thong! I’m not much for thongs, but I’m pretty impressed with this one. The materials are soft and silky, and the lace doesn’t chafe with wear. I didn’t find the style uncomfortable, despite generally disliking thongs. This isn’t too surprising, as I’ve always found EM’s matching underwear to be good quality. These undies are a bit big for me in my regular size (36), but my hips do measure 35 inches, putting me right in between sizes in Ewa Michalak’s underwear. I think a size down would have been optimal, so if you’re in between sizes I’d go for the smaller size in this particular style.
I’m planning to hold onto the undies despite the imperfect fit, but seeing as the bra didn’t work for me, I’d like to pass it along to someone who could use it. That’s right, give away time! Just leave a comment below if you’d like the bra and I’ll pick one at random on Sunday, July 19th (one week from now), and that lucky individual will receive the CHP Szarotka. All I ask is that you pay the cost of shipping, and it’s yours!
Til’ next time,
Oh, I would love to own a Szarotka! I was tempted to order that when it came out, but alas, the price was a little steep for an impulsive buy. A tight 65DD might just be perfect for me…
Great review! Please enter me for the give away.
The print is really pretty! I’m roughly a 28e these days, so if the band runs firm that means this could work, and I’ve been wanting to try Polish bras.
I’m in 28E territory too and think 65s are where it’s at with Ewa.
I have the Szarotka in BM style, which is a little more full fit in soft cup than an SM would be and I absolutely love the print, colours and the style. Surprisingly, while the band in this fabric is very firm, the entire bra actually seems to have a lot of “give” and the fabric accommodates to my shape. It feels very soft, yet firm – not a combination you will find in most bras IMO. With any of the padded styles in any brand, any bust is going to look fuller, but the padding provides a “scaffolding” that elevates. If you have a very soft tissue and do not mind showing off your boobs, you are going to love the CHP style, particularly the Ewa Michalak’s bras, because the lift is unprecedented. I prefer the soft cup on most days, because I already have such full bust, that I don’t necessarily want to play up the size of my boobs. For those women still sitting on the fence wondering if they should try Ewa Michalak: if you have soft breast tissue and need deep supportive and projected cups with narrow wires, do not wait any longer and take the plunge – what her bras do with my boobs is amazing and the designs are so so pretty and imaginative. The SM and BM styles are my favourites, followed by the S style. I just ordered my first HM style – a soft half cup – and cannot wait to get my hands on it. If your breasts are shallow and wide-set, you probably will not like Ewa’s bras. When it comes to the matching undies – the comfort of these can only be matched by Hanky Panky original boyshorts, but I suspect Ewa’s undies will by far outlast even the Hanky Panky ones.
Love love love the CHP style, but why does their website say CH now? Perhaps that’s part of the problem with all the uplift.
Strange! I still see CHP on their website… This sounds like a mystery 😛
I’ve been dying to try the EM CHP line for a while. I have a CH but it’s a wee bit too closed on top so it was suggested I try the CHP. Also, your review is so detailed, it’s frustrating trying to find reviews that do more then just the fabric! So well laid out! (Thanks for posting this in /r/ABTF btw as you seem very similar shape to me and I’m new to all this!)
Thanks for the kind words! 🙂
Great review 🙂 I’m v curious to try Ewa Michalak. If you could enter me in the giveaway. (Please!)
I’ve always wanted an Ewa, but they are out of my price range! I hope I am picked!
Don’t enter me in the giveaway! (hehehehe…) but I am commenting anyway. ^_^ The bra looks lovely on you. I love a good dose of lace and the projection on this bra is fabulous. I have been tempted to try this brand for a bit but when I used her size chart, it gave me a suggested size so different from the current bras I wear. O.o
I tend to just use my regular cup size + one band size with EM bras. Many people need to go up a cup size in her padded styles though, or if they generally want more coverage 🙂
(Don’t pick me since 30DD would never fit me! I’m more of a 30G)
Just wanted to say that this bra is super pretty! I’m generally a bit torn about floral prints, but I feel like this one pulls it off well.
Thanks for the review! I think the bra may fit me; I’ll try my luck.
Thanks for being so informative in this review.
I’d like to be entered in the giveaway, this one is so pretty and it looks like it could work for my shape.
thanks for the review! enter me for the drawing. (i have been thinking about an EM order, but haven’t been brave enough!)
The fabric of this bra makes it look like the light counterpart to the Tęczowe Kfiaty. I’d love a chance to try the CHP cut. Thanks!
Great review! I’ve been interested in the CHP style so thanks!
I’m full on bottom and I really like the CHP style, though it slightly gapes when I don’t have perfect posture. It really depends on the style, though. Apparently the CHP Gazeta ran big in the cups but it fits me perfectly because the top was more closed off. I just received a CHP Marcepan and I get gaping because it’s more open on top. D: I’d definitely say that it suits those who have even fullness at most, and those who are slightly fuller on top. It still works for my full on bottom boobs, but it’s just not the most perfect bra for my shape.
Great review, however! Nice to see that it worked out for you 😀 It looks awesome.
That bra is seriously pretty! And it sounds like it might just be my size, how delightful! I’d love to win it! Very informative review, thanks a lot.
Beautiful bra! Please enter me for the give away. 🙂
Oh, a giveaway! My weakness. Could you please enter me for it? I’ve been toying with the idea of ordering a second EM bra. I already own one in 70D which is too big in the band and can’t decide between a 65DD and a 60E for my next one. This could be my chance to find out my true EM size.
The pictures make it seem to be the perfect bra for your breast shape -gorgeous cleavage alert!) but it’s a good idea not to compromise on comfort if a bra doesn’t feel quite right when worn,
Great review! I have wanted to try an Ewa for a very long time, but they are out of my price range. I would love to be entered to win this beautiful bra.
Great review! Please enter me into the giveaway!
That bra is so gorgeous 🙂 Please enter me
Hey there! The giveaway ended on the 19th and a winner has been chosen. Sorry!
This bra is so beautiful..I want it! Wish the 30DD would fit me but I think I need a 65F (or E possibly) in Ewa at the moment 😦 xx