- Center gore placement:
- Doesn't lie flat against sternum
- Underwire length:
- Is too short on the side, boobs escape
- Cups separation:
- Too close together for my boobs
- Band fit:
- I can fasten it, but it feels too tight
- Cup's width:
- Outer cup cuts into breast tissue in the sides
- Straps adjustment:
- Straps don't adjust long enough
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My first Comexim, in 38E (it fit like a UK 36F), was my best-fitting and most comfortable bra. Since then I have gained weight and have tried the brand again in other sizes now twice; neither has really worked. I clearly have crossed over into the too-plus-sized-for-Comexim territory, which I was familiar with as a fitter when dealing with this brand; we had Comexim in larger sizes but they rarely worked, flopping right over due to the lack of coverage. The narrow, low, soft wires and low wings which make this a great brand for the small-band-large-bust set just don't suit many bigger women.
I went up one cup to try and get the wires wide enough, but at the expense of support; the cup is now a bit too big and the wires are still too narrow. I went up in the band, too, but even though (at a 37" ribcage) I am normally a 38 band, this 40 is too tight without an extender. The gore is too narrow (interestingly,this is actually what's making the wires too narrow for my root at the sides, since I removed a wire and measured it and it's my usual size 46 wire, no narrower than Panache or anything else, just very short at both the gore and the side) and causes the band to dig uncomfortably into my stomach under the gore, even when made quite loose with an extender.
Also, I don't love the materials, though they are perfectly in line with the bra's price. I fell for this bra because of the beautiful flower print but up close it's just a cheap, stretchy mesh. On the band it's overlaid on top of the firmest powermesh I have ever witnessed -- too firm! -- and the elastics likewise are overly firm and dig in unattractively. The straps feel stiff and dig in, though that's partly because the slightly large cup isn't providing enough support.
Although this is kind of a fail on me in a technical way, it's still one of my best fitting bras since my recent size change. And it's muy, muy beautiful! So I still wear it a lot. I do wish Comexim would broaden their gores and raise the side wire height on larger band sizes.
Updated on Apr 07, 2016 Flag this
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