Today we’re going to talk about a set I ordered a long time ago, the CHP Myszka. I ordered this set back in December from Bra Obsessed when it was exclusive to them. Speaking of which, if you’re like me and you like to have everything first, check Bra Obsessed out because they frequently get new and exclusive styles before anyone else. Jaimie, the owner, also gives fantastic fit advice and allows returns of custom orders. She saved my life on this set, because when I received my order in March, it had a manufacturing defect in the bra. The trim on my model was sewn on too tight, and it caused the cup to be distorted and too closed on top. I was freaking out, sure that I’d never get a solution, but Jaimie contacted Ewa for me and they sent a replacement bra. It was 1000% easier than negotiating directly, and I’m incredibly grateful for her assistance with my issue. I wholeheartedly recommend shopping for Polish bras at Bra Obsessed to any of my North American readers! 🙂
So lets get on to the review! 🙂 I have the bra in my standard 55FF and the matching stringi in a 34.
I fell in love with the aesthetics of the Myszka as soon as I saw the first teaser for it. There’s a great shortage of grey lingerie in the world, and this piece has quirky personality to it that’s hard to resist. I love the use of buttons instead of bows on the gore and straps, and the lace trim looks a bit art-deco to me. I’ve not seen many laces like it used in lingerie, so I appreciate having something different. Something about the set also reminds me a bit of gears in a machine, or a robot. The material used is a nice, soft jersey and the contrast seams are a bit satiny. The contrast seams lay flush against the cup, and I don’t find that they show through clothing. The trim on the other hand sticks out a bit at the edges, and it does show through thin shirts.
So, I do find that Myszka runs pretty small for a CHP. It’s a bit tight on me, and I’ve definitely got some bubbling. If you’re on the upper edge of a cup volume, you may wish to size up here. I feel like the cups on this one are a bit shallower and more closed off than those of the typical CHP, so that’s something to keep in mind if you’re considering it. I measured the cup at 4.75 inches (12 cm) wide and 8.33 inches (21.2 cm) deep. This is indeed less deep than than the average for a CHP in this size (by my calculations average would be 8.5 inches/21.6 cm). The wires overlap ever so slightly at the top, and the gore is quite narrow.
So the profile here is very round, as always for a CHP. Ewa Michalak, as always, is the unrivaled queen of cakes on a plate cleavage and narrow wires. The cups are 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall, which is a little taller than average for a CHP. To be honest, the shape of this one isn’t really typical. It’s taller and shallower than most. It’s not a huge difference, but it’s enough that I reach for my other CHPs before this one. The wires on this one do slightly slide out of my IMF through the course of the day.
So, I’m sort of in love with the quirkiness of this set. It’s not really “sexy” or “feminine” and I like that! So many full-bust and plus size bras are either super-femme or super-industrial looking, and I appreciate that this one provides an interesting, fun option for non-bowed lingerie. The stringi in a 34 is a perfect fit for me, and it’s by far the most comfortable thong I’ve ever owned. Seriously, these panties are so soft that I never want to wear any thongs but Ewa Michalak ones from now on. The rise is higher than is typical for US brands, but it’s still below jeans height (on me at least). If you have a short torso, you may not love these as much as I do though.
For reference, I’ve gained a bit of weight and my full hip measurement is now around 36 inches (91 cm). These are very stretchy, and they easily fit me without digging in even though they’re intended to fit hips between 79-84 cm (31-33 inches). The fit on these is pretty flexible, and I think most people would be able to size down if they wanted to.
Sigh, grey lingerie: why isn’t there more of it? My boobs are sort of trying to escape in this picture, but hey, that’s how it is sometimes.
So overall the back of the set is designed well. The design of the thong definitely doesn’t hide the fact that I have a sort of square butt. Which is whatever, that’s the way my body is, and the comfort of this cut totally makes up for the butt squabbles in my opinion. The band on this is a bit tight, stretching to only 25 inches (63.5 cm), perfect for my 24 inch ribcage. It does feel like it will stretch out quickly though, so I’d say this is one to buy your normal size in and wear with an extender. The closure is a 2×4, as is typical. The straps are ridiculously wideset, again as is typical.
Overall, CHP Myszka is a great set for anyone looking for a less-feminine full-bust or plus-size lingerie option. It runs a bit small in band and cup in the bra, but a bit large in the matching pant. This is a set that I think matching is critical for! The stringi seriously is one of my most worn!