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Ardea Half Cup

SS2017 - Padded half cup bra with a three-piece cup. Custom order only. More...

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  1. 55 F-H ... (26 :6-:8)
  2. 60 N-N ... (28 :14-:14)
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  1. 4
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    100HH

    Fits

    My shape: large, heavy, narrow rooted, center full, close set, with tons of immediate projection.

    I've been wanting this bra since the moment Comexim revealed it, and I was not disappointed! It's even prettier in person, and the pink edging on the top of the cup is particularly fetching. It's pretty without being fussy, which is exactly what I like.

    It's comfortable, too, and the band is TTS. It seems like at least on the larger end of the spectrum it's only the bras with lace on the band that you need to order a band size up - I'd have been fine in a 42.

    The gore tacks after ... replacing the wires with stronger ones and there's plenty of room at the wire. There isn't quite enough room for my center fullness, which is my hardest area to fit, and that ends up pushing the wires out of my imf. I'm not entirely sure if this is fixable by alteration or not, though I may try narrowing the gore to see if that helps.

    It seems like the soft cup Comexims are really my best fit. Something about the soft fabric vs the padding makes the soft cups better suited to my center fullness. Still, I love the look of this one!

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    Updated on Sep 18, 2017 Flag this


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    • Can you take pictures of your bras? I would like be to see those patterns on bigger cups. More is more!

    • Sure, cupandahalf! I'll try to get some added tonight or tomorrow.

    • 1

      Thank you for the photos: SO much better than Comexim's website. Now, I want all the birds :-) :-)

    • 1

      Happy to help, Love4Pollinators! Anything for the bratabase's good, right? ;)

      I added pics for my 100HH - Comexim » Angelina 3hc (SS2015) and my 100HH - Comexim » Angel Half Cup, too, in case anyone was curious how those looked in larger cup sizes.

    • 1

      Eep! Thanks so much!!! It is so so gorgeous! I have to have it.

    • 1

      It looks so cute! I hadn't realised that what I need is a bra with birds :D

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  2. 3
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    65O

    Didn't fit

    So this is a custom ordered Comexim Ardea Half Cup in a 65O. I didn't get any alterations done with this one.

    Hmm. I'm not really sure where to start with this one. The materials used to make this bra were lovely. They were soft, and they didn't irritate my skin. The bow details were cute. I was a little disappointed in how dull the colors were in real life though. I was expecting more of a vibrant navy blue and pink details, so if you were debating this bra based on the colors of it via the Comexim model's pictures, you're going to be disappointed.

    On to the ... fit itself: Yikes.
    -Let's start with the straps in relativity to my frame. It's absolutely comical. I'm slender and apparently, tiny (so says my husband). The strap placement is worse than an Ewa bra. I would have to have my straps moved in at least 4 cm to even attempt to fix the glaring problem with the fit itself.
    -The cups are cut really short/shallow. Or maybe I'm just pressing that issue because my Ewa bras offer better coverage due to their lace panel added to the top if the cup. I said in the picture review that perhaps Comexim should consider doing something similar in their small band/large cup bras.
    -The cups are cut strange regardless. Their padding is geared more towards an Ewa S style thickness, but at the same time, the cut itself is halfway between a plunge and a half cup.
    -The wires used were 12inches long, while the length of the cups where the wires were located was 12.5 inches.
    -The gore doesn't tack
    -The weight of my breasts almost seem to push the bra band down.
    -Lastly, I don't even think my larger side fits into a K/O cup.

    Edit to add my ribcage is measuring 28.5inches right now.

    Meh.

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    Updated on Dec 09, 2018 Flag this


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    • 2

      Wow. I'm sorry. I don't even know what to say to this, other than I'm sorry you had to spend money on this.

    • 1

      Oh my! Yeah this is um, like a shelf bra? Like it belongs on top of a corset.

      The side (profile) view looks good. The front looks too shallow, insanely wide, and a bit too short for comfort for sure.

      It looks great with your Sofia under it though!! That added support from Sofia makes a big difference but is obviously not practical for daily wear.

      I feel a 60 band is really needed, but I am not thinking Comexim wires as they are will provide you with the support you need. A wire switchout may fix that, but won't solve the strap placement issue-which is clearly way too wide for this cup/band combo indeed!

      I will give Anna some credit, this does look a bit better than Kim, but isn't an ideal fit for sure. Sorry this one didn't work out for you either. :-(

      @Sovavosi We now know the 2HC isn't a better option within our range.... :-(

    • 2

      Sovavosi *sigh* I should have just listened to your review, as well as realized the problems I had with Kim. I should have told Anna no haha, but I'm such an optimist sometimes. 🤣 I'm not entirely bummed, since Anna said I could return it if it didn't work out. It's just a final nail in the coffin for me. I can't order from Comexim until they fix their problem with small bands/large cups is all. Maybe they never will, and that's okay. It's hard to cater to us sometimes! I just hope she'll read my review and learn from the pictures and whatnot.

    • 2

      MamaPagan Yeah it is haha. There's just a plethora of issues with the bra, really. I enjoy Sofia under it as well, but as you say, it's not practical.

      I think you're right. Maybe I do need to just switch back to a 60 band and be done with it.

      Oh for sure! The quality is better. The bra itself feels sturdier even. She really tried to fix the cup issue too, I feel. But there's a long way for her to go :)

      That's okay. Live and learn. Yeah. I'll have to just skip Comexim I think.

    • 3

      You said it beautifully though, as you never know until you try, and those wondering "what ifs" are the worst. I keep doing the same thing, trying Comexim over and over again. The only style I haven't tried are the half cups and the one semi soft.
      Some day we shall gather our little group of small band/large cups and take a trip to Poland to offer our breasts to her as models for the size needs. I am thinking it's a scaling issue due to lack of bodies in our range to test them on....

      Thank you for testing these waters for us, and providing the measurements and visuals that help guide us all on our bra journeys. I personally am very thankful to you for this.

    • 4

      Also, if you haven't signed up for it yet, Paypal offers a free return shipping reimbursement service on orders paid via Paypal.

      https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/returns

      I don't know all the detais, but think you need to take a copy of the shipping label with postage amount and send it to them. I assume the link will have all the details though! (Sign up for it before you do the return.)

    • 2

      That looks.... pretty damn bad.

    • 2

      On the plus side this colour goes great with your skin!

    • 1

      @mamapagam Absolutely. Then we'll go and see Ewa and try and explain the strap problem too 🤷🤣 And, no problem. I am excited that there were changes compared to the Kim. It's a start really. It seems like Anna is at least trying.

      Ah!! I've heard of it, but I didn't realize they made it so easy now! That's awesome!

    • 1

      brasaremean Ahaha, yeah. It isn't pretty.

      I may have laughed at your second comment. You're right. At least the colors are superb 😊😏

    • 1

      Yes, an Ewa visit would be included in that trip for sure!! :-D

    • 1

      MamaPagan woohoo!

    • 4

      I’m in! I’ll start saving up for airfare and oodles of bras!

    • 2

      Oh dear! That bra is a mess! Thanks for doing this review, I have been looking at that pretty fabric on Comexim, and now I know not to order an Ardea!

    • 2

      Calluna woohoo!! The more the merrier :)

      @veggiechic you bet! I don't mind being a bra guinea pig. I'll do whatever I can to help our busty community out haha. It would be a real shame if we ended up buying bras that didn't work, and we didn't let everyone else know, right? :) I just don't want other people trying something I know doesn't work!

    • 1

      Exactly DerangedDragons19. Exactly!

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    80HH

    Didn't fit

    This is a very pretty bra and my first custom bra ordered from Comexim. I ordered it with 2 cm increase depth at the bottom for more immediate projection and reduced cup height. It initially looked like a good fit for my FOB, centre full breasts. I didn’t see any obvious fit issues when I first tried it on.

    However, although initially comfortable as the day went on I found that the bra felt tight and my breasts felt squeezed even though I initially didn’t see any fit issues. The centre gore gets pushed slightly off centre and tends to lie slightly on my larger breast. As well, I ... noticed when I removed the bra that the wire looked like it was resting on my breast on the outer edge and bottom. There is some collapsing at the bottom of the bra and creasing near the gore. It feels like my breasts are pushing the bra toward the gore and downwards. I find myself adjusting the fit several times through the day.

    I want to like this bra more, but do not think I got the sizing right. In Comexim plunges I find the 80J is a better fit for me and am planning on ordering a 3HC bra in 80J with the same modifications to see if I get a better fit. I need more immediate projection than this bra seems to provide and am hoping the next size up will work.

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    2 cm deeper bottom of cup, reduced cup height

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    • 1

      I know how you feel. With their padded bras, even with first try on feeling and looking great, by end of day, everything is so......different. Never an issue with their unpadded bras though. I have come to the conclusion I can't wear padded bras due to this. :-/

      Sorry your are experiencing issues with this one. :-( I hope your next attempt fares better.

    • 1

      The 3HC don't have very much immediate projection as opposed to the plunge. I think it's more of a ) shape as opposed to a > shape. This might not hold true for your size range, but this is what I've experienced. I hope whatever you choose works out better for you.

    • 1

      But she ordered deeper at the wire which should have corrected the shallow issue. :-/

    • 2

      Thanks for your comments. The padded plunges work for me in 80J, but I need reduced cup height for the best fit. I have Eris and Ingrid with reduced cup height and modified and Elena with no modifications. The Eris has a very stretchy band and fits the loosest, Elena which fits well but I would order it with reduced cup height next time and Ingrid which fits on the small side but still comfortable. I find the band more comfortable in the bras in 80J.

      I was hoping asking for the 3HC deeper at the wire in 80HH would give the same immediate projection as the 80J plunge, but the wire isn’t big enough and there doesn’t seem to be enough projection. I am taking a risk and ordering 3HC in 80J with increased depth at the wire in the Basic, Mimi and Sonia in the hopes that I will have a better fit. I like the shape of the 3HC, so am hoping I can figure out what works best for me.

    • 1

      Hopefully your next purchase will be a perfect fit. 🍀

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    60N

    Didn't fit

    My shape: semi-conical, splayed, narrow width, tall shallow roots. My breasts don't conform to bra shapes very well and are quite short.

    This bra is very lovely and soft. It's a nice shade of dark blue with cranes and a small pink bow. This half cup is closed on top, making it work really well for my short breasts. The only gaping I get is from the straps being a bit too wide. The band is stretchy and stretches to a max of 29". The cups run a bit small, measuring at 11.375", compared to the 11.5" of the Giovanna and Talisman. Unfortunately, this seems to be below my lower limit of cup depth and it causes me some pain.

    This bra is too lovely to pass up, I'd like to try it again in the next size up and the straps moved in.

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    Updated on Nov 18, 2017 Flag this

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    70G

    Didn't fit

    Actually love this bra. I have a lot of bras that sort of splay my breast tissue out to the side and this is very good at projecting them forwards. I bought this as part of my first foray into Polish bras and now I will probably never go back. I feel like the sizing runs on the small side, but even so very happy with it over all.
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    Updated on Aug 26, 2017 Flag this


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    75J

    Fits

    Didn't write a review

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Altered straps, Custom order; straps moved in 2cm

    Added on Mar 17, 2018



  7. -

    55F

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Reduced cup height

    Added on Nov 15, 2018



  8. -

    65G

    Didn't fit



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    70G

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Altered straps, Straps moved in, Cookie pockets

    Added on Jun 06, 2019



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    55H

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on May 31, 2017



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