The MP is a new construction based on the 3D. Truskawki z malinami is the first MP to be released. At the same time, Ewa Michalak released the Truskawki z malinami in the S construction.
If you ordered and received an Ewa Michalak Truskawki z malinami but are disappointed with its fit, you may have received the wrong bra! I ordered an MP but received an S. I didn’t realize this at first, as there was no style designation on my bra. Another Bratabaser ordered an S but received an MP. The style name was noted on one of her bra’s tags. After comparing measurements of our bras ...(thanks Bratabase!), we realized Ewa Michalak’s error. Before this revelation, we had been trying to communicate with the company about our respective bras. We have both been stonewalled.
I posted a Bra Adventure on July 30, 2014, about the construction error in my 65F Ewa Michalak MP Truskawki z malinami. I wanted to warn everyone Ewa Michalak’s Facebook fit advice about the MP was incorrect where gore height is concerned. That fit advice has since been deleted from their Facebook page. My Bratabase entry has been corrected to reflect my bra is the S style.
As you can see from my S Truskawki z malinami’s measurements, its center gore is typical for an S bra. It is about 2.5” high, an inch higher than 3D gores. This is my fit issue with this bra, as there is no space between my breasts once you get above the 1.5” mark.
Other than that, this bra fits well in 65F without the removable pads Ewa includes to correct asymmetry. This bra fits much like my six 65F 3D bras (Szafirek, Trapez, Szykus, Satine, Karmelki, Pieprzyk). The S Truskawki z malinami does not have the significantly higher coverage cups and lower than usual sides of the 3D Bambino, a bra I gave away.
The S Truskawki z malinami's materials are all soft and attractive, as in my Pl Onyks. I love the juicy color. No grayed, pasteled, toasted, or muted color here. The texture of the outside of the cups reminds me very much of the outside cup texture of the Pl Onyks. The padding is similar, too. It feels very plush but a tad thicker than that in my 3Ds. This padding resembles in thickness that of my Pl Onyks. The cups are lined with cotton, as usual in an Ewa Michalak bra.
The hook and eye area is normal and comfortable. Nothing is scratchy or rough. The last few 3Ds I've gotten have been so poorly finished, I have to wear a cotton pad beneath the hook/eye area of four of them. Several hand washings in Forever New, followed by air drying, have not resolved the issue.
In a serendipitous coincidence, the Bratabaser who received an MP, instead of the S she had ordered, received a 65F. At least Ewa Michalak got that right. As her MP is too shallow for her, and I’m willing to risk excessive cleavage in it, we are exchanging bras. Thanks to Jj’s generosity, even our shipping will be reimbursed. We will each receive the right bra, no thanks to Ewa Michalak.
[Bratabaser vesela_krava, in response to my Bra Adventure plea, kindly offered to translate the text of an email I wanted to send Ewa Michalak into Polish. My lengthy email was calm and thorough, making it clear I wasn’t seeking a refund or reimbursement to ship the bra back. I merely sought confirmation of their error so I could purchase another MP and get an actual MP. When several days had passed and no one replied to my three emails (twice sent directly from my personal email account to email@example.com and once embedded in the Contact Form on their website), vesela_krava emailed and phoned them repeatedly on my behalf. She is a native Polish speaker. She *finally* got through to someone on the phone, not Dominik, who admitted they had sent the wrong bra! I mention this so you all know vesela_krava is like an angel, but with more bra knowledge.]
I got this one used and it's my first bra since finding a better size. Not quite fitting, though. It has lots of immediate projection which I need, the wires are nearly narrow enough, it gives me a nice cleavage without scooping and swooping and appears to fit immediately after putting it on. But – and there are a few buts – it leaves indents on my shoulders as the straps have to carry a lot of weight because the band rides up even on the tightest hook and after a while of wearing it – even with reverse-scooping – my fairly soft boobs start to venture out of the ...cups pretty badly. I'm pretty sure it's more than one cup size too small for me. Apart from that, I'm convinced the cut is for me, it's just the sizing I got wrong.
EDIT: after some weight loss/gain, the lower part of the bridge now digs into my chest badly, leaving dark purple marks for several hours after taking the bra off. I don't know what causes this, as the band is still too big and there's still quite a bit of spillage happening… Any advice is welcome! Read more 88 more words
The fabric is soooooooo soft! You'd almost think it was red until you compare the exterior (pink) to the bright red interior or the bright red satin bows. I'm so glad I bought the set! The fit is perfect. I am currently between a 32/34 and it's just a hair too tight right now, so I'll use an extender until it breaks in. No quad/gaping anywhere. I prefer the higher gore of the CHP (I think I get a little more lift with that style) but this one is very nice for low-cut tops. It's also very smooth, so I doubt if the seams would show under anything except possibly the thinnest fabric - under which you probably wouldn't be wearing a bright pink bra anyway. My only concern is that the fabric is the kind that snags easily and I'm a walking sharp-edge factory.
This is my favourite bra at the moment as it fits me the best of all my bras. I have a lot of Ewa michalak bras, they all seem to be slightly different sizes for different ranges. This bra is plain red, with a cute strawberry but is wearing out now, pilling and the hooks are coming out. I went online to purchase a new one but sadly it's not available anymore.
Although by the measurements this doesn't seem like it should be any deeper than Ch Lillia, it works much better for my projected breasts--maybe because this one has only one vertical seam, where Ch has two. The cups are tall but open at the top, and make me feel very secure. Very soft and comfortable.
Materials: 45% polyamide, 30% polyester, 20% cotton, 5% elastane. Interior cups are soft and seem to be cotton. Exterior cups and wings have a more synthetic feel.
Construction: Two-part vertical seam with one horizontal seam across the top of the cup. Lightly foam-padded. The removable cups are stiffer for this one than the other Ewa's I've tried, and I actually like to wear them in because they give the cups a more molded feel.
T-shirt friendly: Yes, very! Seams are subtle and exterior cups are smooth, with little extraneous detail.
The cups fit perfectly with the cookie inserts, although they are a touch too tall for me - this isn't visible under clothing, so it doesn't bother me too much. I for the band to be pretty loose, and I noticed that one of the hooks on the first column was loose. I managed to sew it back securely, but I was quite disappointed as I expected better quality from EM.
This is a nice red padded bra, which is rare in cupsize above H. The padding thickness and the thin material over the padding reminds me to the Panache Porcelain moulded bra. Ewa Michalak is famous about narrow wires, but I do not think that is the case. This is my firs EM bra so I have no comparison within the brand, but my Cleo Marcie bra has 1.5 cm narrower wire than this. This bra's wires are narrower than the Curvy Kate Daily Boost , but that bra is know from wide wires.
The bra has 3 hook closure, but the spacing is not exactly ...the standard 3/4" as in other bras, and my extender wrinkled a bit because of this.
I am really disappointed about the sizing and the EM website sizing help of this bra. I wear 32 band in every UK brand, and the cupsize varies by brand. I wear 32J in Cleo and Panache, maybe JJ in Freya, and some rare cases I need a 32K like the CK Daily boost.
The websize sizing gave me 80H ( 36H), which sounded really far off. I read on some bloggers that this is often the case, but they are just go by their normal UK size. So I decided to sister size down the websize advice twice to 70JJ equivalentl to 32JJ, which seems about right. Well the band is fine. It is a bit too snug, but the band is stretchy and will strech out very soon, Their suggestion would have been way too big, I am glad I went with my normal UK bandsize The problem is that the cup is so small I am not even sure how many cupsize bigger I would need. At least 2 maybe even 3 or more In any case I won' going to spend another $20 to try a different size, because I am so far off that it would shooting into the dark again. The problem is that for this style, you need to very spot on with size. In case of padded plunge polie the Panache porcelain, or PL versions of EMI assume, a little bit of extra just give you a bit morecleavagee. But this is a balconette, and all yopur boobs has to fit into the cup to look good.
In summary : Pros: - Padded bra above H cup - Nice colors - narrow(er) wires
Cons: - sizing nightmare - expensive shipping - charge extra if you pay with paypal - expensive return