So today I’m going to be reviewing another Polish bra, the Ewa Michalak CHP Groszki i Róże. The CHP shape is a padded half cup that combines the projection of the CH shape with the lift of the HP shape. The straps are quite wideset and the cups are low coverage. For the CHP cut, many women take their regular UK bra size as it is quite open on top. Some CHPs have removable cookies, but this one does not. Okay, so on to the fun stuff!
So I found CHP Groszki i Róże matching set on bratabase and knew it had to be mine. I’ve never owned a matching set before, because the panties always seem too expensive, but I adore the way this looks together. The bra I’m wearing is a 65E and the panties are in size 34. Both pieces are a lovely mint green with floral lace applique. I love, love, love mint green and the lace here is used beautifully to complement it. The materials are all very soft and stretchy, which makes this an incredibly comfortable set.
The fit I get from both pieces is pretty good! The panties are a bit fuller coverage than I typically wear, but they fit on my hips well and don’t slide. For reference, my hip measurement is around 33 inches. The band of the bra is too large for me (as expected) but it does actually run a size small. It stretches to 28.3 inches (71.9 cm). This is one of Ewa’s older styles, so I wouldn’t guess that her CHPs currently run a size tight. I love how the matching set looks together and how it works against my tanned skin. This is such a great spring/summer set! (Yes, I know it’s fall, but I live in the caribbean right now).
So the cups on the CHP are quite lowcut and give impressive lift. I love the lift and separate action going on here. I feel like a modern day Marie Antoinette and i can’t wait to wear this with scoop necks. The straps are a bit wideset on me, but I can deal with that. The gore is surprisingly low and narrow for a half cup style. It only comes to 2.1 inches (5.3 cm) tall. This is about the same height as my Comexim plunges. The wires do overlap at the top of the gore, as is typical for Ewa Michalak.
I was a bit nervous about the CHP style, because I had heard it was shallower than the other EM styles. Luckily, I found the cups to be perfectly projected and narrow. The cup width, at 4.75 inches (12.07 cm) is the narrowest I’ve found in a padded bra. I adore it! The cups have a lot of immediate projection even though the overall cup depth, at 8.3 inches (21.1 cm) is smaller than I typically wear. This bra is intended to be lower coverage and provide considerable cleavage. If you’re looking at this bra, don’t be scared away by the smaller depth, it works more like a shelf than a sling.
As I’ve come to expect from my Polish bras, the shape is lovely and rounded. I apologize for the visible creases, this bra made a lot of flights to finally get to me in the DR. From this angle, you can see that I would not have had space for pads if this bra had come with them.
Overall: I found a new bra shape I love and I’m even more firmly in love with Polish bras <3 I think the CHP style would work well for narrow and projected ladies of any fullness. I would order a size smaller than your S/PL size, or your regular UK size.
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