I love the look of this bra! I had wanted to try Anna Pardal for a long time and luckily Comexim still had some of the fabrics left. (Another style I asked about, Sabine, had run out.) I’m kind of addicted to bras with black lace on pale background, but Hibiscus really stands out with the gorgeous lace pattern. The ribbon at the edge of the cups and the black-and-gold bows are beautiful details. The overall look is very stylish.
This bra is labelled 60J because I ordered it through Comexim (but Bratabase only uses UK sizing for Anna Pardal styles). It has the following alterations: reduced and overlapping ...gore, straps moved in, and 4x2 hooks. The band on my bra seems like a standard 28, and it fits me best on the second row of hooks. I wear 60HH for plunges, but I think I prefer this bigger size for half cups. The center gore actually tacks, which is the first time for a Comexim bra! Because of my close-set breasts, the gore does however turn towards the other breast. It feels comfortable nevertheless.
This is not a perfect style for me, because the ribbon on top slightly cuts into my upper/center fullness. It’s not too visible, though. Also the wires are a bit too wide, and for the first couple of times I wore this bra, the top of the wires started pressing into my sides after a long day. But the discomfort seems to have disappeared with further wear.
I also got the matching thong in size S. It’s comfortable and looks totally gorgeous. Read more 156 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
Reduced and overlapping center gore, straps moved in, 4x2 hooks
Oh, how I love black and white patterns with texture! This is BEAUTIFUL! Not only does the cookie pocket lining create a blissful cocoon for breasts, but also it creates a dynamic contrast against the "hibiscus" floral black lace. Comexim added dual-color square bows at the gore and each strap whose bold appearance contrasts with the gentle rivers flowing throughout the lace. If that were not enough to impress, they attached a trim along the upper cup edge that is 50% matte black ribbon and 50% translucent black tulle. It is definitely a work of art https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" ...alt=":-)" />
Without cookies, this wiggles out of my IMF quickly. However, with cookies, my breasts are lifted higher into the cups where there is more depth. Still, it shifts down, but there is little discomfort. Wearing cookies also significantly improved the fit for me in Ewa Michalak S and CHP bras, too. If you are immediately projected and often feel wires painfully pushing on your ribs, cookies may help you, too.
Hibiscus's cup height is .25" taller and more open than 30H Florence; making Hibiscus a better fit for those with taller roots than me (most everyone https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" /> ). There is, for some reason, more immediate depth in Hibiscus compared to Florence, too. This sensation may be related to Hibiscus's more narrow gore: more space for my center projection. It is possible they have the exact same immediate depth with Hibiscus just having more space for center projection as a function of the more narrow gore.
Both bras arrived with supportive 4x3 fasteners and fully adjustable straps. Sincerely, I appreciate three rows/four column fasteners and fully adjustable straps. Comexim delights this customer https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" /> https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
Gore wire width is a challenge with my close-set breasts. Although this is a "factory standard" gore, it is more narrow than the overlapping gore I ordered for Florence. I will order both a "narrowed and overlapping" gore soon.
This bra receives a strong recommendation: wearing art feels marvelous....even when no one else can see it. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />
In theory this bra fits, though there is a little gap at the top of the cups I do fill it. Maybe a reduced cup would fix this if I order a similar cut? I generally do a reduced/overlapping gore and this bra doesn't have that which I miss a little for my splayed center full breasts. It is a beautiful bra, but isn't quite right for me. I need more lift/structure at the sides so I don't remain splayed in clothing, and this bra doesn't have that support. Though it is gorgeous and has nice lines under clothing. I also have to have the straps extremely tight (digging into shoulders/left marks) for enough support. I think the materials used just aren't hefty enough for this size bra. I have very soft tissue and this just isn't enough support.
Flattens me in the front, and projects out the side. It is both too short and too tall. Too tall on the sides and where the cups meet the straps. Too short (or too open?) At the gore, so I spill out. Band feels great, looks very nice, but the fit is all off. Too large in the cups.