MY SHAPE: Projected, center full, tall and narrow roots.
THE TAKEAWAY: The Florence Nuance is one of the Anna Pardal styles, which you can still order for a bit of a surcharge. Breathtakingly soft fabric and an uplifted shape typical of Comexim plunges. Since the cups lack a top seamed section, they are quite open on top and more accommodating for tall roots and FOT shapes. Fit is very similar to the Lady Paradise (another Anna Pardal style). Band is TTCS (True To Comexim size), stretching to around 31"; this is not one of their tighter bras. Unfortunately, the gore is too low and the wires too soft for my center fullness.
DETAILS: Anna Pardal bras are more expensive than other contemporary styles, and you can definitely feel the difference in the materials that were chosen for them. The main fabric of the Florence is soft and beautiful, and the lace that edges its cups is intricate. Beautiful bra. I wish it had fit better!
After many attempts, I'm finally admitting that Comexim wires are just plain too soft for me*. In a "32GG" (70J), my center-heavy tissue distorts the cups at the gore, causing a sloping shape that is especially noticeable on my right side. Future Comexim bras are going to be ordered with firmer wires, one of their many alteration options. (I'm also going to order their plunges with raised gores... and reduced cups. WE'LL SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT.)
* Keep in mind that I have yet to meet a bra with wires that were too hard for my comfort. The times I've ever found wires uncomfortable, the problem was something else -- a shape mismatch, a cup that was too shallow and therefore being pushed down, or a band that was much too tight. Someone who finds Panache wires too hard should definitely take into consideration that they don't bother me before worrying about whether or not they'll also find Comexim's wires too soft.
Updated on Nov 23, 2016