Bra Review: Ewa Michalak CHP Gazeta, 65F

For most of you reading this, the Gazeta needs no introduction.  Gazeta translates to “newspaper” and was a wildly popular bra by Ewa Michalak back when it was first released.  Despite several reviews stating the band runs tight and the bra overall was terribly uncomfortable, it remained popular due to its uniqueness.  Gazeta is a padded half cup made from a newspaper print fabric, with black piping, ruffles and little red hearts as accents.  I missed out on the original run of Gazeta, and it’s been discontinued for quite some time due to the apparent loss of the fabric source.  I always had it on my list of Unicorn Bras – bras I love but figured I’d never be lucky enough to snag.

Well, thanks to a lovely friend and incredible timing, I now have a Gazeta in my hands.  Or rather, on my boobs.

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Ta-da!  The original Gazeta design featured a split strap where the straps attach to the cups, but the previous owner removed that.  I hear it pinches skin, so I’m not complaining.  Just look at this lovely work of art!  I’ve never seen a bra anywhere else that looks remotely like Gazeta.  Possibly the coolest part of this bra is the newspaper fabric – it means that no two Gazeta bras are identical.  I’ve often said I have a thing for unique bras or unusual designs, but in this case it is TRULY one of a kind.  Nobody else has this exact bra!

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Gazeta fits me almost perfectly.  I do find the band to run a full size tight, which is great for me.  The wires are not quite as narrow as my other half cups but I’ll overlook that because it’s a freaking Gazeta.  The bottom projection is sufficient and I don’t quad out of the top OR notice any gapping on my smaller side.  Not sure how this feat is accomplished, but I suspect it has something to do with the ruffle trim!  The straps are typically wide-set, on par with other Ewa bras, but I have broad shoulders and don’t find it to bother my armpits too much.  Those with narrower frames will likely have a different experience.

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I do find the cups to run taller than other CH/Ps I’ve tried, and you can see there’s no hint of cleavage here.  I also have lost upper fullness from weight loss, so that could definitely be a factor in how the cups fit me.  I measured Gazeta’s cups at 5.25″ wide and 9.5″ deep – definitely on the larger side for a 65F.

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Personally, I don’t hate the little heart accents, but I know they’re not everybody’s taste.  I think the red hearts help the giant red bow in the center make sense.  If there was only one or the other, it would seem to me like a random use of the color red.  Instead, the red becomes part of the color scheme of the bra.

I really can’t say enough good about Gazeta.  I find the fabric and ruffles fairly soft and the wires firm but comfortable, but mine is also secondhand and broken in a bit.  Your mileage may vary 😉 I am tickled I had the chance to add Gazeta to my bra wardrobe.  It’s truly unique and makes me happy when I wear it!

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!

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