I bought this bra NWOT on r/braswap. I knew the last Comexim bra was at least 2 cup sizss too small, so I sized up 3 cup sizes with this bra. I heard the Basic ran tight in the band, so I sized up in the band too. Unfortunately, I think I sized up too much in both regards. I am a 30 band in US/UK sizing, but the 70 band fit pretty well, second hook, on the Ardea. Since Basic ran tight I figured this should be fine. I can easily tighten this bra on the tightest hook and it's still not super firm. I think a ... 70 band would have been fine in this style too.
With the cups, the Ardea I got had the cups reduced and I should have taken that more into consideration when sizing up in the cups. I think 1-2 sizes up in regular cups would have been fine, though had I gotten another style with reduced cups I probably still would have needed to size up 2-3 cups. The reason I think this is because I fill the bottom of the cups PERFECTLY and the wires are excellent. Unfortunately, the apex of the cup is kind of empty. Had the cups been reduced by 1" I actually think it would have fit quite nicely. Alas, they weren't so this is simply about 1 cup size too large for me.
The gore is still slightly too narrow for me in this style, which is to be expected with me being wideset. However, it's not as noticeable since the cups aren't too small like my other Comexim.
I'm debating if I want to keep this or not. When I first tried it on, I was convinced I'd resell it, but after wearing it for 10 minutes, doing a full scoop and swoop and tightening the straps I think it might be doable for now. I tried a shirt on that normally shows seams and lace and it actually looks really smooth underneath and it looks really good. I'm torn. What do ya'll think?
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How's much cup emptiness is too much?
Basic Plunge Bra (170)
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