As I noted in my last post I wore it from about 8 weeks until 14 weeks of my pregnancy.
The first thing I noticed about this bra was that the band was very tight. I'd say it's probably one of the tighter 28 bands that I tried and fits more like what I would guess a 26 band would feel like. I was told that the cups on the CHP run generous (compared to the CH's) but I did not find that to be the case, rather this fit fairly similarly to the cups on the CH Biszkopty except that the Fiolek's cups curved in slightly at the top. Now, it could come down to breast shape. I know that others who have tried the CHP's were fuller on top and since I'm full on bottom it might be that for other bottom heavy ladies too we don't find that the CHPs run large at all. Thus, I'd suggest if you also have bottom heavy breasts just order your usual size in the cups (although in terms of the back I'd definitely tell you to size up).
I think it's a bit hard to tell in these photos but my first impression was indeed that the CHP gave me more lift than the CH and brought my breasts into my body more. That being said, the shape is clearly still very similar to the CH Biszkopty and it's hard to distinguish the two. Overall, I think if you're happy with the CH's than switching to a CHP would be a smooth transition. I measured by bust size in both this and the CH Biszkopty and did not find a different either so underneath clothing you should not see a difference in terms of fit.
In retrospect I would have liked to measure from the top of my breast to my shoulders to see if there is in fact more lift in the CHP than the CH. Also, trying them both on with low cut tops to see if it makes a difference in terms of cleavage. Unfortunately, I've grown out of both of them so much at this point that the experiment wouldn't make sense. Maybe another blogger who fits into their size range would want to make that comparison instead? :)
The bra itself is probably my absolute favorite coming from Ewa Michalak. I love the simplicity of it and how blends in effectively underneath shirts but yet has the added details of the bow to spice things up. The color is just gorgeous and really suits my tastes too. It's definitely a fun bra and I think because of the color and design it's one that would appeal to a younger crowd too.
- Like with the CH Biszkopty I have to point out the embroidery on the straps. I really love this design to help strap slippage and it's the small details like this that make Ewa Michalak bras stand out so much more than the rest.
- One fun idea I had with this would be to actually place an order with Knickerockers and see if they could make matching plaid high-waisted briefs to go with the bow on the bra itself. It would be a fun set to have and quite unique! Unfortunately, with pregnancy those dreams went out the window but if anybody tries something similar let me know!
- I'm glad to see Ewa Michalak coming out with more solid colors too as well as the more mature lace overlays and high-waisted briefs. I get the impression that they're reaching out to a wider range of customers and providing a bit of everything. For a while on their website they just had black/white/beige in my size but it seems like they were thinking some great thoughts in the process. One fun bra that I'm looking forward to coming out in my size is the: I love the blue and white polka dots and rumor has it that it should be out in the shape eventually.
- This bra does not come with the removable pads.
- There are four rows of hooks in the back to extend the lifetime of the bra.