Bratabase was uncertain about accepting this bra size, but I got it through Breakout Bras and it was labeled as a UK 30JJ. This is one of the styles that is noted to run about a cup size smaller than other Comexim styles, which is why I ordered a size up and I believe this was a good choice - or, as it didn't fit - the closest choice available? I had some quadding towards the center in this size and extra space at the outside top of the cup, I think this was a result of the cups being too tall and straps too wide ... for my shape (more on that below)This bra was really lovely in person. It wasn't a good fit for me as is, but after reading a terrifically informative blog entry by Erica from A Sophisticated Pair regarding Comexim and Anna Pardal alterations (http://sophisticatedpair.com/blog/a-guide-to-comexim-and-anna-pardal-alterations/) Based on that information and the way this bra fit, I believe this bra could fit in this size if I reordered with moved in straps and cup height lowered. I think those two changes would resolve the extra space at the top outsides of the cup, the cutting into my armpit and the too-wide straps. Has anyone tried these alterations in a Comexim Half Cup style? I'd love to be linked to a review of how that worked out! I wonder if I'd want to request any other alterations looking for a fitting half cup style Comexim… I loved the more rounded "pushed back" (?) shape the half cup style gives compared to the shape I get with the Ingrid Plunge. I don't have the vocabulary to describe the differences, but the half cup shape felt less extreme and more "normal" to me, though I can't even say why since I've been wearing sports bras exclusively for years!
I'm returning this one since the cutting in under the arm and very wide strap issues are a deal breaker - they make it too uncomfortable to wear. Plus the extra space in the cup creates some instability where my breasts threaten to fall out of the cup on top when I bend forward, and then I get quadding towards the center… I wonder if I'd actually require a raised gore as well? Or even a 65O with the same alterations so the center fullness of my breasts would be contained? The quad boob toward the center isn't a great look and definitely would show under clothes so I'd have to do a lot of adjusting if I kept the bra as it is now, and I don't have enough experience to know how alterations would alter the fit.
Honestly this color scheme wasn't the most practical for my wardrobe or skin tone even though it looked lovely on. I would definitely try the half cup style again with alterations, but I'd try a different color model. I really loved this bra when I tried it on (before I noticed the fit issues) and I'm hopeful that I can find polish half cups that fit, I just need to figure out what combination of size and alterations is most likely to work before I put in an order! Especially because looking at the wire marks from trying on the bra I'm realizing the left cup (larger side) was a tad small - the wire marks are on breast tissue on the side that you can see in a picture, but also underneath. Both breasts had wire marks from the gore. I'm wondering if the deep V shape of this bra is the real problem for me... and if a more straight across bra with vertical seams would be a better fit... Hmm.
In conclusion: It came close to fitting, but not close enough to keep, but I'm hopeful that with alterations I could make the style work
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