I decided to order this bra last month after the underwire popped out of my 36HH - Panache » Envy Balconnet Bra (7285) , since I needed a replacement but couldn't find any Envys under $60...and because I was curious about how unlined Comexims fit. I have a particular love of half cups, because they work so well with my shape (very short, projected, and full on bottom). Of course there's little info to go on; comparing the measurements of an 80M Coco with my 85K - Comexim » Sonia Half Cup (406) made me opt to size down a cup size, as it ...seemed the unlined one ran larger.
I ordered this on 6/20, it shipped last week, and it arrived today - so about a month from ordering to receiving. As far as alterations go, I asked for the straps to be moved in, as well as the gore narrowed. I'm assuming the straps were moved; the gore is definitely much narrower.
The fit on it is pretty great. The band is quite tight, so going with an 85 was actually the right choice this time - I measured it at about 36.5" stretched. The cups have a lot of immediate depth, which is something I need in a bra - the wires sit happily in my IMF and don't want to go anywhere. The wires are *very* narrow - at 6" they are the narrowest of any bra I own, and I think they are right at the limit of how narrow of a wire I can comfortably wear. The shape I get is not *quite* as uplifted as I get from my Sonia, but it's close - I'm actually surprised at how supportive the bra is, considering it's a single layer of mesh lace. Of course, I also haven't played around with adjusting the straps much yet, so I'm sure that I can get a bit more lift if I adjust those.
Going down a cup in size was the right choice, as it does indeed run larger in the cup than Sonia does, however it's not quite a full cup size larger; I get just the teensiest bit of almost-quad on my larger side. Still, not enough to really effect the fit or be noticeable, and definitely not enough to size up. Getting the gore narrowed was definitely the right choice as well - it tacks perfectly this time. The wings measure as being tall, but as was the case with Sonia, they're actually quite low under the sides - I think the fact that the wires are so narrow makes wing measurements kind of inaccurate since it's meant to be where the side meets the cup.
The bra itself is beautiful. It's this really pretty sheer lace mesh, with hot pink bows on the gore. Black and hot pink is one of my favorite color combinations, so I'm very pleased with how it looks. The lace itself has a really interesting design on it - it isn't floral like most laces are, but instead this abstract squiggle design. It's neat, but I think I would have preferred a more typical floral lace. The sides of the bra are just plain black - I kind of wish the lace had been overlaid onto the wings and band. The tops of the cups are also edged with a pretty trim that I like.
Overall, this bra was a great experiment, and will be a good replacement for my Envy, at half the cost. I'm really happy with the appearance and fit, and I'll definitely be getting more unlined 3HCs. Read more 500 more words
So, this is the first time I've tried a Comexim. I was always curious, but what I'd seen of larger sizes did not really appeal to me - the shape looked more flat and wide than EM's in my size range. But when this showed up in about my size at a very reasonable price, i had to try it.
Fabric - a very interesting lace pattern. I dont think I've seen anything like it. Its not stretchy and its slightly itchy, hopefully that will wash out. The band is very stretchy. While it does stretch to about 34 inches, I ...only had it on the 2nd set of hooks, because its reasonably firm.
Wires are really quite narrow. I tried to take another picture showing where the wires are with my fingers, but really you can tell because the wires are where it changes from sheer lace to solid black. They dont go in to my arm pit and my boobs are visibly bulging out of them, meaning they create a good backstop for my boobs so they dont go trying to escape in to my armpits. BUT the wires are softer than I'm used to, so if I pull more armpit flab in, it doesnt really seem to stay.
Also I think the soft wires may be contributing to the odd shape mismatch in the front.
Size. I THINK it fits? At first it seemed huge, but then I tightened the straps a LOT. which could mean its supposed to fit like a half-cup and i'm wearing it pulled up like a not-half-cup? Or maybe the straps are really long? Of course, because of the placement, the strap buckle on my smaller side comes way up to my shoulder, which promises to be uncomfortable.
Shape. Shape is weird. I cant figure out what I think.
In the front, the shape looks completely different on the two sides of my body. The cup seems to come up much higher on my smaller boob, which sort of makes sense, except that thats not how my boobs fit in other bras. Even tho my boobs are always different sizes.
There is a weird flattened area on my bigger boob (not far from where the flattened area is when I wear my 70J - Ewa Michalak » Sm Fiolecik (642) - which makes me think my bigger boob has a flat area?) . . . but the bra makes my boobs look pretty crazy round under a shirt. Of course, often that amazing roundness is the first thing to go when fabrics stretch, but still.
The weirdest part of the fit is at the top of the cup near my armpit, on the smaller side. There is just a ton of extra fabric. I tried to take a picture of me pinching that extra fabric, but I didnt realize the picture didnt take until I was already changed. But I DO have a picture where I dropped a little tub of lip balm in to the extra fabric. It looks kinda like its digging in to my boob, but its not. Its just hanging out in this pocket of extra fabric. There's also a side picture where you can see how much wrinkling there is in that same part of the bra.
So, what do I think? I have no idea. Advice? Comments?
My shape: low set, even to FOB, narrow and short rooted, soft. I usually wear 30F unlined and 30FF padded. I did order it with a few alterations (straps moved in, reduced gore height, and overlapping gore). I think these alterations worked well for my short roots.
This bra is really nice in person. the material is soft and sturdy for a delicate bra. It encloses the breast very nicely and rounds things out very well. As others have said, it does have a slightly minimizing appearance under shirts, but for a tank top or other tight shirt I think this is a bonus. This particular bra is about a size too small for me though, so perhaps in the correct size it wouldn't be as minimizing.
One of the best aspects of this bra, as with other Comexims, it is so comfortable. I am considering getting it in the larger size just because it's so comfortable and rounding.
This bra's measurements have been altered
Lower gore by '1 – 1.5' cm; overlapping gore; straps moved in 1 cm
After trying 4 different sizes, I finally found my Coco size that fits perfectly!
Just for the record, 65F is theoretically the size equivalent to my UK size of 30E, and 70F turned out to be my regular Comexim size in padded bras.
65F - slight quadboob, minimizing, felt slightly too tight 65G - band ok, cup too wide, cups have too much coverage 70F - better cup width but cups wrinkle (= too big) 70E - perfect!
In my impression, Coco is not actually that wide. The wires fit exactly like my Cleo Marcie's, which is not exactly known to be the most shallow/wide bra around. Though you can clearly *make* it fit wider ...by choosing a tight band size (the wires are quite flexible and not that resistant to being pulled).
It is, however, slightly minimizing in profile on my boobs (which are somewhere in the middle between shallow and projected). If you are on the projected side, it's probably going to be too shallow for you - regardless of a larger band size. On the other hand, it does create some cleavage, and thanks to the low coverage it works well under tank tops or boat necks.
Besides that, Comexim slightly modified the bra's appearance since my last order. The bows aren't pink any more, but violet. That's a big improvement and a much better choice for a black lace bra.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Read more 122 more words
I had been eyeing the Coco for quite some time now, but I am quite picky about unlined bras and there isn't a whole lot of information on Comexim's unlined bras either. I finally decided to buy it when I saw it listed on here for a decent price, and I really didn't want to order this one direct and wait a month or two before being able to see if I would even like it.
The bra arrived today and I was a bit concerned if it would fit because I usually wear 65H in Comexim 3HC and the same in plunge but with reduced cups. ...It also happened to arrive the same day as my period so my boobs are a bit larger. Since I did get a 60H I counted on having to wear this with an extender, but it is on the larger side of TTS stretching to about 29in.
I grabbed an extender and went ahead and tried it on. To my surprise it actually fits quite well, just a bit of bubbling which I suspect will go away in a few days and if not, it's really not enough to justify a size up in this bra.
The bra seems to be quite projected especially at the wire more so than the padded 3HC's. It is a bit closed off towards the top were a horizontal seam meets the 2 vertical seams, but the very edge of the lace is a bit more forgiving, I think this might be part of where I get some bubbling. I am fairly high set and event/ slightly FOT, this would probably be problematic if you are very FOT.
I am actually quite pleased with the shape it gives and that is quite a feat for an unlined bra to acheive. I'm not a fan of Cleo's unlined offerings because while they give great cleavage and roundness they bring everything in too much for me. While the Coco does give a round shape it doesn't push everything so inward either. I also don't think it gives quite as much lift and cleavage as a Cleo, but still provides great shape and support. The clothed photo doesn't really show this, but it does seem to give a slightly minimized appearance, but this could be what is keeping everything from being pushed so far inward and centered too. If you are like me and aren't a fan of most unlined bras especially Cleo's this might be a good option to try.
I wore the bra for several hours today and it is quite comfortable as far as fit, but the material is a bit scratchy, hopefully that will change with more wash and wear.
I got really lucky and ordered the right size! I couldn't be happier with this. It is SO pretty (I don't think the photos capture this) and the lace is really interesting.
The sides are really high which gives a nice secure feeling. The shape is round and slightly minimized as others have reported with this bra. It is really comfortable and easy to forget that you're wearing it.
The vertical seams do show under clothing so if that bothers you then that is something to be aware of with this bra. It doesn't bother me so I think I'll get a lot of wear out of this.
This came earlier yesterday and I actually almost cried from relief after I tried it on.
I started Spironolactone again recently, and a daily 10 minute massage. Something I've known about, but felt awkward actually doing. I was 40-50lbs heavier between 2013 and mid 2014, wearing(probablg poorly fitting) 36-38C's. I thought I was experiencing pain because my 34/36 bands were too small, but I imagine I was about a 34E or F. My boobs were huge, but I lost almost all firmess and any shape I'd finally obtained after losing weight. I've noticed a lot of improvement in my breast shape and texture from what I've been doing.
Growing up with ...my boobs the way they've been, being teased(before I wore a bra to hide my shape), and being self conscious in general has been a nightmare to me.
These last two bras and my new routine have made me feel so much relief, I can't even put it into words. Things just keep getting better, and in the bra/boob world, my luck has been consistently improving.
I'm sure I'll always mostly hate my boobs, but perfectly fitting bras make them bearable.
By measurements, I thought the Coco would be good, and it's perfect. This bra is on top with my Cleo Lucy. I just want to give all my other bras away.
The wires are the perfect width, the depth is just enough, and the band is very taut, while still being comfortable.
After receiving this and the Cleo Lucy, I think I'm ready to get rid of some bras that haven't worked as well for me. I'm (probably)not even going to bother with VS anymore. ;p I have super high hopes for Comexim and Cleo.
The appearance of this bra is really lovely IMO, and gives a very nice rounded shape. The lace is very comfortable, and not at all elastic-y like I've experienced with many lace unlined bras. I don't mind the elastic lace, except when it's too tight or on the top band of the cups(think Just Peachy Lace Non Padded Balconette). The lace on these cups is nothing like that whatsoever.
I was a little concerned about the band (28-29") but again, it's absolutely perfect. I'm so so so happy to have finally found my perfect bras.
I knew that my Freya Hopscotch Longline was a tiny bit off, but when I started here I thought it was the most perfect fit I was going to get. It fits well and I love the uplift, but it's so far from a bra that I feel was "made for me". I love this bra and the Lucy(and Spiro! fyi high androgen levels) for giving me some self esteem back.
I think the Coco will work for narrow roots that need some, but not major projection. I usually wear 30E's with 8.5-9" depth depending on the type and shape of bra, and this fits me perfectly. I also customized some old wires at 5.3" width, so that's what I need, precisely, and this bra measures about 5.3". I feel like it was made for my boobs.
The gore is also much closer than my Cleo Lucy(which I will note, does not bother me in the Cleo, but it's just a few centimeters difference which I like), and the cups are less bowl shaped. I don't mind the semi-bowl shape in the Cleo either, it's not major, still narrow, and still fits me wonderfully, but I'm just saying, this is the perfect fit for me in every way. The wires are a lot more U shaped.
One thing I did notice is that my left, larger side, also my slightly more FoT side, appears to quad just slightly. I don't believe it's noticeable, it doesn't affect comfort, and I may just need to loosen the strap. With that said, I think this bra works well for even fullness, but may also work for just slightly more FoB or slightly FoT. There seems to be room for even fullness in the cups.
In a shirt, this bra gave me a slightly minimized look, which I wasn't expecting because without the shirt I don't feel like it's minimizing. Assuming that's from the rounding out vertical seams. Still, I like the up front and centered, but rounded look much more than the off to the sides look that I get from a lot of other bras, regardless of which appears fuller.
With and without a top, this gives a really great rounded profile and appears more natural for my body volume wise, which I like a lot. The half cup is also a true half cup and works perfectly for me. It's nice to actually have a half cup that doesn't have super wide/wide wires, and that's literally a half cup everywhere else but just in the name. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" /> I normally have had problems with unpadded half cups cutting into my tall roots/muscle, but didn't have that problem at all with this, probably because it is, well, a true, actual "half cup".
My shoulders measure a few inches more than my hips, but I have a small frame, so I have problems with wide straps at times. The straps aren't too far apart on this, which is always a huge plus.
Vertical seams don't appear thick, and I doubt will show at all under clothes. They give a great rounded profile. The wires are narrow, and centers(gore) touches, so they give a nice, up front and centered look face on. Something I have an awful hard time finding in most bras.
This bra is perfect. I'm super excited to make my next Comexim purchases after receiving this https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I'm pretty sure that unless I get distracted by something shiny, Comexim and Cleo are all I'll be buying for a while.
Omg it is soooo cute and sexy. The combination of black race and pink bows is divine lol. As a sheer bra it looks quite sturdy as well. The material used for the band is also sturdy, so that it feels a little bit too snug for size 80. I think it fits like snug 34 band. The gore is tall but super narrow like other comexim plunge bras. What a perfection only if it fits......
First, I've had the cups reduced 4 cm and the straps brought in 4 cm. The gore is supposedly lowered but it's still 3" tall, so that might be low for a half-cup. It's basically a plunge with the alterations!
Comexim is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands!
I got Coco thinking it is lined with beige padding but it is actually an unlined bra, which might be why it's a bit cheaper than other bras. It is black with unusual lace patterns (I'm not really sure what it is) and neon-pink ribbons.
The band runs tight, about a size smaller I would say. I measure as 26D and usually wear 28C for comfort, so I think 65B might have been okay too. The band feels firm, and I believe the top of the gore dug in initially because of the band. Now that I've worn this several times ...the gore doesn't dig in as much, only every once in a while. Vertically wide wings smooth out my back nicely. No sidebones though. The spacing between each hook is a bit wider than usual, so normal 2-hook extender wouldn't work. The straps are fully adjustable.
The cups are true to size and shallow-friendly, IMO. They are single layer laces with two vertical seams. The material is a somewhat stiff mesh/lace that retains the shape (i.e. doesn't go completely flat when laid like those lace bras from Mimi Holliday). Because of the pattern, the nips aren't very visible even though the bra is see-through. Also, for a single layer of thin fabric, it hides nips under clothes fairly well. The shape it gives is rather flat, and you can even tell that from the stock pictures. It is round and not pointy. I don't mind this, but if you want more upfront looks, this probably isn't it.
Compared to other Comexim plunges I own, Coco doesn't have as much room near the gore which is great for me. The gore height is pretty similar to other plunges (Butterfly, Iris). Perhaps halfcups and plunges in this size range aren't very different? The measured cup width seems to be on the narrower side, but the wires aren't too stiff. When I wear it, the wires stretch a bit and fit me perfectly.
To sum up, Coco is an unlined bra that fits like a 26D. It is shallow-friendly and gives a bit flattened look. I love the fact that it is lightweight and comfortable, as well as its design. Read more 264 more words