So this bra runs small in the band like Anna and others have said. I wasn't aware that the cups run small as well. So this is to small and I will be emailing Anna about exchanging it. Aside from the fact it's to small its a beautiful bra and I'll probably be ordering again (other then the replacement) soon.
What a beaut this baby is! Pictures truly do not do it justice; the intricacy of the lace is seen much better in person. I was a bit nervous with size, as I've only tried the Emeline from AP, but I'd say it fits the same as my 36GG - Anna Pardal For Comexim » Emeline , more or less. The band hasn't started out as firm, but a size down would definitely be too small. The cups are a bit roomier in this model, but I think it's more a matter of how the cups are constructed versus than sizing inconsistency. All-in-all, I'd say 36GG ...is my right size for this bra. For reference, I typically wear a UK 32H/34GG, and my Comexim size is 75J. Other notable differences between this and Emeline is that the gore is a touch higher (still not at all painful), the cups cover my squidgy sides a bit more, and the straps feel closer together. The straps weren't an issue for me, per se, but something I noticed in the Emeline -- esp, in comparison to my Comexim plunges.
The only disappointment with this bra is that it doesn't feel as well made and refined as Emeline, which is something I wouldn't expect with the hefty price tag ($62). It's still better made than my Comexim padded plunges, which retail for about $40, but I don't know that this particular model warrants the heavier charge. With Emeline, however, you can FEEL the difference in materials with its sturdy construction and tight stitching. I'll still continue to purchase as much as I can with a Comexim name tag. Read more 168 more words
I love this bra! It's super comfy and the ribbon at the top gives me a bit extra coverage which I often need. The cups on this AP bra feel a little deeper than some of my other AP bras. The gore tacks perfectly and the lace does not show through shirts - even tight shirts! The band is very firm and because of this I do need to wear it with an extender. I am fine with this though since I would rather my bands be on the snug side than too loose. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite everyday bras!
I want to love this bra but it doesn't get along with my tall, flat roots. The cups don't cut in, but there is a bit of empty space in the tops of the cups I don't fill in. I know by now that Comexim plunges probably just don't work for me, but they're hard to resist!
The straps on this bra are IMPOSSIBLE. They are so hard to adjust. I guess it's a feature to prevent them from loosening up during wear, but it took me forever just to loosen and tighten the straps while trying on.
I'm also not a fan of seamed cups on the Comexim bras I've tried. There is too much of a difference between the padding and the seam, creating a lumpy look. I have Wacoal bras that are sewn more evenly or with thinner foam to prevent these ridges. I am pretty picky about this sort of thing though. If I did find the perfect Comexim fit like everyone else, maybe I would live with it? One day.
This is my first experience with Anna Pardal. This is a beautiful bra and so light weight with great projection and lift. The band runs a little small for a 34. I am hoping it stretches. I am full on bottom so my smaller side needs an insert to fill it.