My first unlined Comexim! I was totally unsure of what size to order, so I took my usual padded plunge size at the suggestion of Joanna at Comexim. I didn't request any alterations, but much to the delight of my close-set boobs the bra arrived with an overlapping gore.
Let's start with the good: -Angel is exceptionally comfortable and very lightweight feeling... totally the elusive "forget you're wearing it" kind of bra. I even fell asleep in it and woke up to no digging wires whatsoever, which is something I can't say even for my designated around-the-house comfort bras. -It holds my boobs low and close to my chest ...in an unexpectedly round shape, very similar to the profile created by the Claudette Dessous. -It's an excellent pale-person nude bra. Beneath a thin light colored tank top, it's pretty darn seamless, and only a small hint of the lighter scalloped lace edging is really detectable.
The not-so-good: -The overall construction is not as fantastic as Ewa's unlined bras. The wires are super flexible and don't offer quite the same level of support and uplift. There's actually a decent amount of room for upper and center fullness, but the bendy wires prevent the gore from tacking firmly on me (though I experience this to some degree in their padded bras, too). -I'm a huge fan of charms and embellishment on bras, but the acrylic crystal on the gore is a little cheaper looking in person. -Unless I'm standing with my shoulders back, the lace gapes a little at the top. I'm positive I couldn't size down (the wires would be too narrow) but perhaps moving in the straps might have evened out the tension a little better.
Overall, not a terrible fit, and I think I'll hold on to it especially because it's so comfortable. I'm curious about trying Angel in an unlined 3HC, but may hold off until I can get a better understanding of what size to order!
The fabric on this is as lovely and soft as the 100HH - Comexim » Angel Half Cup , but despite sizing down in the band it’s still a touch too big, stretching to 44.8 inches right out of the box.
The biggest disappointment I had is that reordering this in the regular plunge does not solve the in-cup quadboob I was getting with the halfcup version. There’s something off with the lace, and I haven’t been able to figure out how exactly to fix it. Unfortunately, this makes it mostly unwearable on a day to day basis as the shape it gives is just really odd under clothes.
But at least the underwire was nice and narrow on this one!
The Angel looks so much nicer in person, although I think I might prefer the look of it as a 3HC, but my 3HC didn't fit. The balcony plunge version fits quite well and is very comfortable. It is a great nude for fair skin too. I did size down a cup volume from my padded Comexim size since I was told they couldn't do reduced cup on unlined bras and because I have a Coco in a sister size that fits well in a smaller cup volume. The 70F fits well, but I could probably use the extra depth of a 70G, but without a reduced cup it would most likely be too big. The lace does close off the cup a bit and it doesn't have any stretch too it, it's not really an issue for me, I can kind of see where the cup edge pushes down on tissue a bit, but it's really not even bubbling. If you are rather FOT though you might want to size up.
If you can't tell from my recent purchases, I have a little obsession with beige bras. So when I saw Comexim came out with this bra, I had to spring for it. This bra is beautiful--softer than a whisper, practically invisible on light skintones. However, I have some issues with the design.
First off, the band runs a full size small. This 70/32 only stretches to 29.75 and I have to use an extender. Definitely order a sister size up.
Secondly, the straps are placed extremely wide. Placing them where they should be makes them practically at the edge of my shoulders. And this is only a :7 ...cup size--I assume due to scaling this gets worse as the cup size gets higher. I would definitely recommend asking them to move the straps in (I ordered it unaltered).
The band is very thin, and the combination of a thin band and narrow wires means I have a big back roll above the band. This would probably be fixed by asking for 3 hooks.
The wires, typical of Comexim, are very soft. This is both good and bad. Because of this, the gore stands a bit away from my chest at the top. However, they are extremely comfortable.
The shape is a very natural, teardrop-like shape. If you have more top fullness you may find it more round, but for me it does little to disguise my lack of fullness on top.
Onto the good--the cup is very projected including great immediate projection. The bra is very light and comfortable.
I expected this bra to be more closed on top than the previous Comexim unpadded bra I'd tried because of the lace trim, but it's still very open on top. It is a little loose on me, but would be great for anyone with top fullness.
I would recommend this bra for small to medium, projected, even or FOT breasts. I would not recommend it for FOB especially empty on top breasts, those with center fullness as the low, soft, narrow gore may not separate your breasts, and very large breasts as the wires may be too soft to be supportive and the straps may be placed too wide on larger cups.
I wear 55H in Comexim's padded HC/3HC and plunges, and following Joanna's advice I ordered the same size in Angel. This turned out to be the right size. It fits me well with no gapping or digging in. The cups are pretty tall, but they don't gap on me. The shape the bra gives is rounded and minimized. It's very beautiful and sheer, too.