Holy shit I wrote out this entire review and when I went to hit save and have it post to the front page, it timed out and logged me out and I lost the whole review!! Well, here we go again lol. Hopefully I can remember everything I wrote.
Well folks, I think I can finally review this bra, despite having not worn it very much at all (for reasons which will become clear soon). I've been hyping it up enough that you deserve to know all the weirdness that is going on lol.
My boobs: ~26FF/G, narrow and tall roots, even to FOT, enough space between my breasts to ...comfortably wear taller gores.
I got my first Basic in 2018 in 55J with no alterations, and it has been an absolute staple in my wardrobe since then and fits me nearly perfectly (and I love the shape it gives under clothing). My only slight qualms with it have been that with certain outfits, the cups are a little tall (mostly with tank tops), and the straps/armpit show out the side of some sleeveless shirts. So, when I decided to order a backup, I requested for the cups to be reduced by 1cm, and straps to be moved in 1cm. Well, the upper section of the cups were definitely reduced, but with that came an unexpected consequence. I had explicitly not asked for any gore alteration, because I figured it would come as the standard height, which I would've been fine with. But when the cups were reduced, they also rotated the cups outward slightly (imagine the central apex of the cups as the axis), which created a more straight-necklined, balconette shape. Because of this, the gore was inexplicably HEIGHTENED, and the wings were slightly reduced. I checked against my OG Basic, and the wires seem to be the same between both models except for this rotation. Another consequence of this is that despite me asking for the straps to be moved in by 1cm, they are actually positioned wider than my OG Basic. I took a ton of photos comparing this Basic with my OG Basic, which you can see if you come to the full review page. In a lot of these photos, I lined up the wires so you can easily see the difference in gore/bridge height, cup height, wing height, and strap placement. It's really quite fascinating from a patterning/sewing perspective, but as a customer it's really quite annoying lol. Moving forward, it seems clear to me that if you want to maintain the original plunge shape of the bra, you need to request a reduced gore along with the reduced cups to keep the same angle of the neckline.
Practically speaking, because of the change in neckline, this bra is more open on top and gives me more cakes on a plate style cleavage. It also doesn't have as much coverage as my OG Basic, and makes me feel more jiggly and less supported, as if my boobs are sitting on top of a shelf lol. It gives me a pretty pointed, projected shape, which isn't my favourite (or at least certainly not the shape I aimed to get from this particular bra for its particular purpose). Because of all these oddities, I've barely worn this bra since I got it, which means the cups are still rather stiff, as it hasn't gotten a chance to soften up yet from wash and wear. This further discourages me from wearing it, so it's just an unfortunate cycle lol. Despite all this, I won't be emailing Comexim about it, because it took about a month to ship to me in Canada, and that was back in mid-January, so I'm just gonna hold onto it until I get too annoyed to keep it, or I actually start getting some use out of it when I need to wear my light coloured bras more often with my summer wardrobe. Hope y'all enjoyed this (IMO) wild ride lmao
TL;DR: If you want to maintain the plunge shape, you should probably request a reduced gore along with reduced cups. Read more 575 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
Cups lowered 1cm, gore heightened, straps moved in 1cm?
Well that's it, the quest is over. I found The One.
My breasts are lifted, supported, nicely shaped. The wires aren't digging in painfully anywhere. The seams in the cups are low profile, making the bra nearly invisible under clothing. The cup padding is thick enough to hide nipples, but doesn't feel too heavy. The cups are rather closed, but they work for my centre-full, full-on-bottom breasts. I'm not scared to bend over and fall out. The workmanship looks good, and it doesn't look like an old lady bra. The bow details and lace trim make the bra pretty, in a discreet sort of way.
Comexim Basic Bra, I wish I'd found you years ago!
I currently own this bra in a 65J and a 70J. What I needed was the band of the 65J and the cup of the 70J, and here it is! This is exactly what I wanted. I feel contained and comfortable. I’d been favoring the 70J due to the cup, but if worn all day the backband just didn’t feel secure, despite fitting on the tightest hooks. With this 65K the backband is TTS with a 3x4 closure. The straps are well spaced and I don’t feel any armpit digging in. The wires are a smidge too wide, but not enough to declare it a fit issue. I love the fit and will be purchasing in black as soon as possible. Definitely a staple in my bra wardrobe.
After my mom tried a 80F - Comexim » Basic Plunge Bra (170) , she wanted a looser band with the same cup depth and needed a lowered cup and gore, so I ordered this bra with 2 cms taken from the cup height and gore height (requests made in English with translations to Polish as provided by r/abrathatfits). From ordering time to delivery was a little under a month. The alterations were done (~1.5 cm were taken off, which might be the max they can do for a bra this size). This bra's cup height is 15.8 cms tall (vs. 17.3 cms for the 80F). The gore height is 5.7 cms (7.3 cms for the 80F).
The band is firm, but I know from experience it will loosen up after my mom wears it for a day (might include an extender for her first wearing). It's a beautiful bra and I will send it to her shortly. I hope it fits her!
I've been wearing a 30G Basic Plunge from Breakout Bras and from the beginning had a lot more issues with gapping when I moved my arms than any of my other Comexim bras in the same size. I recently figured out some of my fit issues were stemming from my band size getting smaller unexpectedly and while I knew I needed a 28 band I wasn't sure if I needed a GG or an H. 28GG would be the sister size to what I was wearing but when I ordered a new 30G Gloria a few weeks ago it ...made me quad boob pretty bad and the band was loose so I had to exchange it for a 28H (and was what actually made me realize my band size had dropped.) So I just went for the H because that was the size Breakout had in all 3 of the bras I wanted and it fits! The straps don't dig into my armpits like the 30G's did initially, there's a lot less gapping when I move, and I don't feel like I have to pull my boobs out of my armpits 24/7 anymore! Band is definitely snug but still comfortable.
The gore does still sit on one of my boobs just slightly and the straps slightly dig into my armpits but it's already better than just about every other bra I've tried so I'm not concerned. When I eventually decide to order directly from Comexim with alterations I'll probably overlap the gore and maybe bring the straps in just a touch to adjust for those issues but overall I'm extremely happy with the fit! Read more 175 more words
I like this bra, and I bought two more of the same colour/same size! I guess I am a boring person like that (looks at Sonya's colourful bra collection...), but I got to have something to keep the girls covered! I thought about ordering the Megan Plunge, https://www.bratabase.com/browse/comexim/megan-plunge-653/, just to have this same style in a different colour, but then I also read that their black bras can run tight?? and I didn't want to risk it not fitting, when I really need a few good-fitting bras a.t.m.
My shape: FOB, projected, both narrow roots with average root height, centre-full.
Some thoughts on ...this bra: since I live in Canada, I'm thinking this bra will do well as a 3-season bra - fall, winter, spring. Since it is a padded bra, I'm thinking I might want something lighter for the summertime, but if I lived in a hot climate, this might only work as a winter bra...not sure. I did live in California for nine years (the central valley) and I probably wouldn't wear this type of bra in the 100F+ summer weather, I just would sweat too much.
As soon as I tried on this bra, I was like, "I will take two," it fits that well, lol. Of course, I'm comparing to the poorly fitting 32DD/34DD bras from V.S. that I was stuffing myself into before I discovered by ABTF size, sooo...this is obviously much better.
There is a handy dandy app now, created by Reddit users u/mathandplants, u/EuphoricToe1, and u/winsbe01, that helps one convert her UK size ---->Comexim size, or her UK size ------> Comexim bra size when ordering from Breakout Bras (if that makes sense...if any ? ask below) Here is a link to that app http://comeximcalc.herokuapp.com/
Of note: on the Breakout Bras website, they recommend "sizing up" 1 or 2 cup sizes. According to ABTF mods, this is a bit simplified; depending on what one's cup size is, she should size up 1,2,3, or even 4 cups sizes. Honestly, now that the app has been invented-- as long as one has determined her accurate UK bra size--I think it's better to use the app as a starting point, and she shouldn't be that far off for Comexim sizing. Those are my thoughts on sizing!!
It can be confusing when ordering Comexim bras from Breakout Bras since they use different labels.
I find this bra to be very comfortable and supportive, I like what it does to my posture. Furthermore, the colour works well as nude, and it doesn't show through any of my clothing, even a very thin shirt. At first I thought it was a little itchy, but it doesn't really bother me anymore. At this price point, I have very few complaints about this bra; I recommend it for people who are a similar shape/size as me.
disclaimer: from my opening paragraph, I'm not saying this bra is boring in any way. It has a simple aesthetic that I enjoy. It's understated. Plus, it works for me b/c I wear a lot of thin shirts (in Canada, yes...the heat is always pumping), and this bra doesn't show through colour or texture: in my opinion, it's a good workhorse bra. I think this also doubles a T-shirt bra for me. Read more 442 more words
Oh man. Where to start. How about with the inconsistent bra sizes? I already own a basic that I got at the end of 2018. That one fits great in the cup and despite my weight fluctuations, I’m able to wear the band on the tightest or middle hooks and feel comfortable. With this new one I just got in the mail, it’s just too big all around compared to my 2018 one. The band rides up on the tightest set of hooks and the band stretches to 33”! The cups float away from my body as well as the center gore. I was really hoping to get ...another just like my 2018 version since I consider it my nude work horse moulded bra. Bummer, but this has to go back. I guess if you like something, it’s best to buy multiples at the same time to ensure a more uniform fit. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
Basic briefs: I purchased the briefs in a size large and they fit really well. The fabric is silky smooth with very subtle lace strips up the front on both sides. There are tiny nude bows at the top of each strip of lace accent. Very minimal, but still very lovely pair of panties. The elastic is nude with a nude cotton gusset in the crotch. Read more 116 more words
Firstly thanks to everyone who provided feedback, it was immensely helpful!
After wearing a few times and washing, it really did soften up. It is now less pointy and gappy (see updated photos).
There is still some gapping at the top of the right cup which is my smaller boob. Gore doesn’t tack at the top but it doesn’t seem to be an issue. The band fits snug but it’s not uncomfortable.
I’m FOB center full and I think I have narrow short roots. I like the narrow gore (it came overlapped without requesting which works for me) and how light the bra’s materials are.
However, after wearing this a few times I realized that is cutting into tissue at the sides. Technically it shouldn’t be too narrow when comparing to my other bras so maybe it’s not projected enough. I have no idea lol but off to sale it goes.
Sub 6 inch wire width in a 30:11! Sub 6 inch wire width in a 30:11! Sub 6 inch wire width in a 30:11!
This bra is probably one of my favorites I've ever owned. Wearing it brings me so much joy, but I know I have to hold back so I don't stretch it out too soon (though I'll certainly be buying another once that happens). As mentioned, there's the whole wire width thing. I measured the wires on this bra to be just a smidge under 6 inches wide, which is still just a teeny bit too wide for me, but it is ...the narrowest bra in this size I've ever owned.
If you look to your left, however, passengers, you'll see a huge gap between the bottom of my boob and the wire.
This isn't a problem per say, and I have this problem with all of my bras, but I think it's so pronounced on this bra because /everything/ is so narrow on this bra. I've inserted a picture showing how narrow the bottom of the wire is as well. My essentially flat-bottomed boobs won't fit into that. The gore is also really narrow on this bra (the wires overlap at the gore), which would be great for someone with close set boobs, but mine aren't. You can see in one of the pictures that gore kind of dips off to the side when I raise my arms--that's how much space there is.
The back band is an absolute dream though. When I was first putting this bra on I remember fastening the hooks and thinking, "This is really firm!" I've never had a bra that's band has fit me as well as this bra's does. It's essentially perfect on me. I stretched this bra's band to 29 inches and as of my last measurements had a 28.75 inch underbust.
Little nitpicks I would make to this bra would be raising and widening the gore and removing the little lacy bit under the band (these always roll up under my band and hurt!). Read more 239 more words
This bra is well constructed and fits the bill for a basic bra. The color is a bit light on my fair-golden skin tone, but nothing too obvious under regular shirts. I would not consider this a nude bra for under white garments. The fabric is soft and the cup a bit stiff compared to my other bras of the brand. This bra has three rows of hooks by four columns. Quite odd to me considering the others I own are all 3x3. The straps are fully adjustable and provide a good stiff elastic stretch. The cups and underwires encase my breast well.