Alrighty folks, I think I can finally review this bra (and matching briefs) after having had the opportunity to wear it a couple times. My apologies for taking forever to review! I moved at the end of February, so I was pretty busy, and of course it's quite the adjustment to get settled in a new place (and living with a partner for the first time too!).
About me: 26FF ish, narrow and tall roots, dense, evenly full/functionally FOT.
First of all, I love the look of this bra. The lace appears a bit more peachy coloured to me than in the stock photos on the website, and this ...is complemented by a beautiful mauve lace trim along the top edge of the cup and the front of the straps. It's a two-seamed, three part halfcup, with 3x3 hooks and eyes.
As for the fit, it pretty much fits! I ordered the 55K with wires from 55J, 1cm depth added near the wire, straps moved in 1cm, and gore overlapping. Honestly, it's hard to say which of these were completed, except the wire swap, which is clearly the same width and length as the other 55J wires. The gore does seem to be overlapped as well, but that one I was less concerned about. The gore is slightly taller than the standard plunge, and the cups have decent coverage. They're perhaps a little tall, but it works for my shape. My main concern was the cup width and depth near the wire, and those are both acceptable for me. I don't think there's quite enough room for my breasts to settle completely to the bottom, but it's not uncomfortable and doesn't crease the cup for me. My only other experience with a Comexim 3HC was when I tried one on in person at the now-defunct Bra Obsessed in St. Thomas, Ontario, and I remember it being both too small and far too shallow for me, so I was quite nervous about trying another one, but I'm a sucker for sweet, light-coloured halfcups (my first downfall was the 60FF - Ewa Michalak » Chp Marcepanowa Magnolia (694) ), and luckily this turned out well enough for me. My only other qualm is that the band is quite small and snug. It really feels like I'm strapped in when I close the band, and if I wear it for too long while sitting, it really starts to dig in along the bottom of the band and the wires. I hope it will eventually relax a little bit, but for now it's tolerable for up to a few hours at a time.
It gives me quite a different shape than the Comexim plunges which I find to be very uplifting and give me a very slight peaked appearance. The halfcup is still uplifting, but it's much more rounded, and gives a more minimized appearance. It also makes my chest look slightly wider from the front than the plunge silhouette.
Lastly, I took a gamble and ordered the Elise briefs, and I'm thrilled to report that they work for me! They're full-coverage, low-rise briefs, made with sheer mesh at the back. (I have lots more photos on the full review page!). The Small was once again the correct size choice for me, despite the fullness of my bum.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this set! I hope this will help some folks out there who are considering it. Read more 464 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
55J wires, gore overlapped, straps moved in 1cm, 1cm depth added near wires
I have the 70L - Comexim » Onyks Non-padded Half Cup Underwire Bra (CMONYK from Breakout Bras in 32HH (BoB’s sizing) because the band runs stretchy. I noticed that around my period, the cup on that one is just a tiiiiiiiiny bit small on my larger side. So when I ordered this padded Comexim Elise 3HC from Breakout Bras, I decided to bump it up one cup but in my normal band size, so I got a 34HH. (Note that this is NOT a 34HH if ordering directly from Comexim; it is BoB’s sizing.) The band is true to size on this one, decently stretchy but ...not so stretchy that you’d want to size up.
The Onyks is a little more forgiving of shape differences and changes than this Elise, since the Elise is padded. The Elise does fit my larger side decently when my breasts are larger around my period. On the smaller breast, or for both when my breasts are smaller, the bra is a little gappy at the top. It’s not really noticeable under a shirt and can be smoothed out with a thin tank top so while it isn’t perfect, this bra is still a good one to have in my collection.
If you don’t have much top fullness, then I would advise going up 2 sizes for your Comexim size in this one and not 3 like I did. (I have some fullness on top when supported.) The straps are pretty wide set, as Comexim straps tend to be. If ordering this one directly from Comexim, I think I’d order the same size but request to have the straps moved in 2 cm and possibly have the gore shortened, or maybe just have them overlap the wires? There is room for the gore to tack if I push it with my finger, but I think it floats just a little because Comexim doesn’t use super firm wires. The cups have plenty of room and good room for projection at the wire so it isn’t breast tissue pushing the gore forward. Overall, the bra is comfortable and flatters my breast, despite the few fit issues. It’s padded but not molded or stiff.
The color is very pretty in person. If you’re fair-skinned with pinkish undertones, it will work as a neutral. If you are darker, then it’s just a nice, soft pink and tan. The seams may be visible if you’re wearing a thin or very fitted top. The seams are less obvious if I’m wearing a looser or patterned top. (The same is generally true of the gapping I have at the top of the bra.) I haven’t had this bra very long so I think the seams may be less noticeable after a few more wears and washes, too.
I’d say if you generally like Comexim 3HC bras, this runs very similarly to their other 3HCs so you should be fine if ordering your usual Comexim size (and usual Comexim alterations, if you typically ask for changes to the straps or gore). Read more 401 more words
I usually wear a size 34E-34F, but sized up to a 36/80 based on reviews. I definitely need a 34/75 in Comexim as the 36/80 is loose even when fastened on the tightest row. The cups seem to run smaller than the basic plunge that I ordered along with this one. This one ALMOST fits, so I’m exchanging it for a 34G(BoB sizing).
This is a standard Comexim 3HC, I did not ask for any alterations. It's my first Comexim bra but I do think I got the size right and overall the fit seems really good. The band is true to size but feels pretty firm as the lace fabric doesn't seem to have a ton of stretch. I think this style is a bit shallow at the wire for me since I do feel the underwire a bit more than is ideal but it's not too uncomfortable. The overall shape it gives is very lifted and rounded.
Fit aside, I love the design of this bra. It's minimal but still very cute with the lace fabric and trim. I'm really pale so the peachy pink color is basically 'nude' for me. The trim on the top of the cups is pretty flat and it might show a bit through tight, thin shirts but it was totally fine under a looser-fitting t-shirt.
40FF - Comexim » Elise is my first Comexim bra and it was purchased through Breakout Bras in their US/UK size. Breakout Bras' fit guidelines were accurate even at fuller cup/larger band end of size range, going 2 cup sizes up from my true size of 38:7/40:6 to 40:8 or 40FF fit. This bra has the narrowest gore and most center-forward projected 3-part half cup design I've ever seen compared to fellow Polish Gorsenia or Alles. The gore nearly tacks but the underwires are a little too soft and flexible for that. The 3HC construction seems to be designed for lift and cakes-on-a-plate cleavage for Even and FoT ...breasts rather than immediate projection at the wire. I don't get cleavage with my pendulous, FoB boobs but at least the STANDARD, Manufacturer's cup height was ALMOST low-cut enough for my lack of upper volume. The standard strap placement was right and comfortable for my average, unsloped shoulders. The straps are half-adjustable in the back. The band is double-layered and a firmer TTS. The lace mesh overlay smooths out the seams, the edge trim is flat enough and there is no pesky embroidery which adds up to a nearly invisible profile under clothes. The peachy beige colorway should be a wearable neutral for light to medium complections of all undertones. I have since ALTERED the bra by REDUCING the cup height about 2 cm to largely eliminate gapping. I might also swap in firmer underwires Which means my future purchases will be custom Comexims, intimidating as it is. Read more 142 more words
I like this bra and it's decently comfortable unless I'm sitting for a while. This is a Breakout Bra size 40G and the cups gape slightly and the band is quite tight. I am thinking it doesn't have enough projection for me hence the band being tight when it should be okay.
Hmm, it's such a different colour than what I thought it would be...interesting.
Thanks for posting pictures!
It looks great!
Looks great on you! Thanks for the detailed review.
Thank you for reviewing! It looks absolutely stunning on you! I've been meaning to review 6 of my bras for over a month too, it happens to the best of us. Congratulations on moving in with your partner!