I don’t profess to be a professional bra fitter so hopefully my comments on these bras are useful and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment! Some of my bras I have reviewed on Bratabase previously and have chosen to revisit them here on the blog.
My first ever Ewa Michalak bra was a PL cut then shortly after I tried an S cup and then not long after that I ventured into a CHP cut. CHP is by far my favorite cut of all the cuts I have tried so far. It is slightly more rounding with just as much lift and projection as the PL and the S. Typically after some wear throughout the day of my CHP I don’t have to readjust but I do find my breasts become closer to each other and do create a slight amount of cleavage as a result. In my S bra I get definite cleavage after some wear throughout the day. To be able to lift, project and push together my pendulous, soft tissue somewhat splayed shape is what I refer to as an engineering marvel. How Ewa does it I am not sure but it most likely has to do with the construction of the cup.
And my most comfortable all day wear bra is definitely my CHPs. I also get very little band roll if any on my smaller side. Due to my asymmetry the tension on the wire is less on my smaller side so the band also has a tendency to roll over. On other bras it can drive me crazy but on the CHP it has become almost non existent. If I fiddle with my bra throughout the day I tend to get it but if I put it on and leave it alone, no band roll.
If you’re not familiar with Ewa’s bras, she also has quite strategically included cookie insert pockets in the majority of her padded bras. This is genius as with the cookies it not only helps with asymmetry and creating some evenness but also allows you to wear your size longer if you go down in weight or your breast size goes down. I can get almost a full cup of wear extra with the cookie inserts compared to no cookies with her bras so fluctuations in weight and tissue are easily accounted for. Of course if you increase in volume, you will most likely have to go up a cup size but if you’re going down, I find this feature very worth the price of her bras.
As for the Lila Roz, I lusted after this bra from day 1. At the time of release I couldn’t justify buying it quite yet but eventually I did pull the trigger and purchase through Zathiya.com. If you are new to the world of Polish brands like Ewa, it is highly recommended to consider going through one of her retailers where you can easily exchange sizes. Zathiya is fantastic in that I emailed her to order me a 95F which she put in for me and when I started losing a bit of volume in my breasts (I am doing so as I lose a bit of weight) she was very accommodating when I emailed again later to ask her to change it to 95E for me. All she asked that I be patient as it meant another 4 weeks before I would get the size I changed to. This was not a problem as I am used to waiting for her bras!
My Lila Roz did not disappoint when it arrived! It gave me the lifted, projected and rounder shape I prefer. Although I probably could have stuck to my usual 95F sizing (you can see the wire touching some breast tissue on my larger side) I decided to keep the bra as I only need to lose maybe 5-10 lbs and it will fit a little better and even slightly “small” I can still wear the bra just fine. Pictures include the cookie inserted into my smaller side.
CHP cuts tend to only go up to a 95 band which is roughly a 38/39″ under bust but she may be open to wider bands. It’s simply an email away to find out about such a customization with Ewa.