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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.
- This bra's measurements have been altered
Cups lowered 1cm, gore heightened, straps moved in 1cm?
Updated on May 17, 2021 Flag this
I recently bought this bra from the lovely yogurt, and I've worn it a few times so far, so here are my first impressions, and how it compares to my 55J Geisha. First of all, AFAIK, there aren't any alterations on this bra, compared to my Geisha, which has lowered cups and gore. In comparison, this Basic does fit much more full-coverage. The gore doesn't bother me at all, but the cups are just a little too tall for what I prefer, and the apex is a bit higher than where my natural bust apex sits, so I find that there's a little bit of ... empty space just at the intersection of the seams. However, there isn't any visible gaping. The bottom of the cups are also a bit shallow, so I do feel like the lower half of my breast tissue is a little squished, but overall it doesn't affect the fit throughout the day. I find that every other aspect of this bra is wonderful! The materials are all so soft and comfortable, the wires are a perfect width, and the band fits comfortably snug on the loosest hook. The band has some nice give to it, so it doesn't dig in uncomfortably, whereas my Geisha is quite old at this point (considering I'm the second owner and I've had it for probably two years now) and the band elastic is kind of shot, so it really doesn't have any stretch left at this point, and it can start to dig in a little by the end of the day.
Overall I'm very happy with this purchase, and I'm sure I'll be wearing it for quite a while because of Comexim's unmatched comfort!
Updated on Jan 25, 2018 Flag this
So unlike the other bra I got in 55J (with reduced cups, lowered gore, and straps moved in), this one does fit. In fact, on my larger side it verges on being too small. The Basic is definitely more shallow than Geisha or Vivien and I would say that it does run a bit smaller in the cup. The band on the 55 is true to size, it stretches to exactly 28 inches. It's one of those small but very stretchy ones. The material on the basic I received is very wrinkly and I don't really care for that. It's not the band being too tight, it's just ... a fairly wrinkly satin. The lace at the tops of the cups and the pearl on the gore in the middle is a nice touch.
I tried the basic before in 60HH with no alterations and found it much too tall and large. The alterations really do make all the difference here as this bra is much more suited to me. The cups are fairly shallow at the bottom and have a tendency to move downward. Oddly, the silhouette is fairly minimized but rounded. The wires are nice and narrow on this. Again, as a note, cup width decreases between the 60 band and the 55 band in the same cup volume. Be aware of this if you're sister sizing.
Overall, Basic is a great basic bra (who woulda thought) but I'm not dying over it. Vivien and Mystic Plunge definitely are still my winners!
Updated on Aug 19, 2015 Flag this
A great shade for my pale neutral-toned skin. The cups are way too big for me though. I usually wear the 60H.
The band is not as short and tight on me as I expected from a brand new 55 band. It’s about the same as new black 60 bands from Comexim. It is made of one layer of fabric.
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 Flag this
I usually wear a 28G (band too loose in them, so my size is a 26GG). I was disappointed that this didn't fit, as, according to the website, a 55J had the same cup size. Will return to Wellfitting and exchange for a 55K.
Fit: Wires are lovely and narrow, the only bra I've tried so far that has wires narrow enough for me!
Overall construction: High quality, all the elastic and stuff was very firm (so I would think it would last for a while).
Comfort: It was a little uncomfortable in the cups, but that was purely due to me spilling out of the cups and ... jiggling around
More comfort: band was firm but didn't dig into my 25.5inch ribcage (which doesn't have much fat on it).
Straps were wide and comfortable
Wires were also very comfortable, no digging in at the sides
Design: the bra is darker than expected, or maybe my skin's lighter than I thought! The lace on the upper cup was more prominent than expected, but didn't show through a t-shirt.
I love the design of the bra otherwise, it shows that nude bras don't have to be boring in the slightest!
Updated on Oct 11, 2014 Flag this
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