I have to share this review as an adventure because I am now the proud owner of a FITTING BRA!!!
It even seems like it fits better everytime I put it on. The Comexim Ingrid Plunge has gotten some flack for its pattern, but I think the antique styled floral print is perfectly fitting a rural farm girl surrounded by flowers. The padded plunge is a very "in your face" shape - the girls are up and out and as my sister said "it's not that they look bad...they're just so...prominent." This is a function of the wearer as well as the shape, because I've been ...disguising my breasts with frumpy tops and sports bras for so long I'm not sure she was even aware of how very 'prominent' they are. The shape isn't perfect for every top or occasion, but the bra fits and is in my possession and is the first non-athletic bra to do that ever, in my entire life. I won't go into my feelings about this - we probably have whole spaces somewhere on this site dedicated to tearfully share the life changing event that owning a bra that fits truly is - but I know many of you understand what it's like to be confident and comfortable with the entire front half of my body for the first time since I was 15.
The bra itself - is comfortable, supportive and well made. I have narrow rooted, close-set and center full, pendulous breasts that are soft and also full on top. This can be tricky to fit I think, since I am prone to having breast tissue molded into places that aren't attractive or comfortable - like the cleo marcie I tried earlier this week that had wide wires and a high gore - tissue was pushed out to the sides as well as over the top of the wires at the center. In the 65N - Comexim » Burgundy Half Cup (357) I had empty space on the outside of the cups and overflow in the center. I think I would have had the same problem with the Ingrid padded plunge had the cups not fit almost perfectly. Another plus is the padding disguises any other weird soft tissue stuff that might be happening inside the cup itself.
I'm sure I'll find better fitting bras in a shape I find more flattering in the future, but I doubt I'll ever feel as grateful and overjoyed as I do now reviewing my first ever fitting bra. Yay!
Update - October 2016 Now that I've worn this bra few times for long days and have gotten over my ecstatic 'fitting bra' glow (seriously, I've been wandering around in a well supported haze, gleefully whipping off my shirt for anyone showing even the slightest interest). But now I realize that I probably need more immediate projection for a truly comfortable long-term fit. On a few drives home I've had painful wires digging into my ribs below my IMF, and noticed the inside of the cups have some wrinkles after wear. From what I've learned here I believe the wires are pushed down over time and dig into my ribs due to lack of immediate projection in the cup or an overabundance of immediate projection in my boobs! It's not unbearable by any means but definitely something I'll consider for future purchases. Read more 473 more words
I am so happy with this bra! *I ordered it with cup height reduced 2cm and straps moved inward 2cm.* I am not sure whether they actually did the strap alteration, since the straps aren't nearly as wide-set as Ewa Michalak bra straps but still definitely not perfect. However, it's clear that they did the cup height reduction and I'm super happy with it! I'm definitely glad I ordered a cup size up to compensate for the resultant decrease in cup depth, since the cups seem like a perfect fit. I'm not sure why the gore doesn't quite tack, but it doesn't bother me. BTW, if you have ...trouble with gores being too tall, you may have an issue here -- the digging in only bothers me sometimes but I can imagine that it would be really annoying for someone whom gore height commonly affects.
The Ingrid floral print is stunning as always. I really love how the fabric looks almost vintage, with the almost rusty color of the bows adding to the effect. I honestly think this is one of my prettiest bras and although the cup height reduction was purely for comfort (to mitigate the super-tall-cup syndrome that Comexim plunges get), I think it adds to the appearance.
The band is VERY tight! I had to wear it with an extender for the first few days, and I still use an extender for comfort for time to time. It's a nice TTS 26, stretching to exactly 26.0 before the wires begin to distort. The wires are perfectly narrow enough for my larger breast and just the tiniest bit too wide for my smaller one, but of course I'd prefer that over having them sit slightly on top of my larger breast. There's not a TON of depth at the wire, but I definitely don't get the bottom-of-cup gapping that I did with my 60J Basic Plunge.
Now that everyone has learned how much I tend to ramble in my reviews, here's an overview: Cup height reduction completely fixed the armpit-cup issue, but I'd definitely recommend sizing up if you request that alteration. Obviously gorgeous appearance -- I'm so glad to have an Ingrid that fits since it's my third try with this stunning bra (glad I persevered!). Gore sometimes digs into my chest at the top, but it's no big deal for me and it's comfortable otherwise. Read more 290 more words
This was my first Comexim order and I couldn't be happier. I read a lot of measurement info and fit checks here and on the abtf reddit to try to figure out what size to get (I usually wear a 30D in Cleo/Panache bras). And I also decided to bravely go for an alteration on my first order as well - I asked for a narrowed gore because I routinely make that alteration on bras myself. And it worked out great! The fit feels perfect to me and it is the most comfortable bra I've had yet! The gore is perfect. There's no gaping or empty space anywhere, ...the wire width is perfect, and it has nice high wings, which I love. I was a bit nervous to get the plunge style because I have tall (but shallow) roots and bras sometimes cut in on top, but not this bra! And the fabric is beautiful!
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Thanks to everyone who measures their bras and posts reviews and fit questions - you are helping more people than you know! Read more 83 more words
Finally got this reviewed on my blog, alongside the 65F. Whew! I only took 3 hours Dx I still want to add additional photos when it gets light outside, so I shall add that later today, if that matters xD
This bra is so beautiful, I simply can't get over it. The roses, the background, the timelessness--I adore it so much. This is the bra that made me take the leap to order straight from Comexim and I'm so glad that I did, because I've realized that Comexim bras are wonderful for me, mainly because they have narrow wires, narrow gores, and--most importantly--the straps don't dig into my armpits!
I could rave about how pretty this bra makes me feel, but instead I'll mention how comfy it makes me feel. I love how it lifts and supports my breasts and gives them a nice, uplifted shape that isn't a teardrop or a point.
The band has three hooks while the 65H only had two, and I have to say, I was against the extra hooks at first because I didn't think I needed it that much, but actually it's super comfortable. I feel supported and hugged (not squeezed) and I'm just in love with this bra and want to show it off to everyone.
I'll begin by saying that this bra is not a perfect fit. The wires are definitely too wide (about 3cm wider than I'd like), the gore is very tall for a reduced gore, there isn't much immediate projection, and even with a very reduced height, there's some strap gap.
That being said, this is by far the comfiest bra I own. By far. The Ingrid material seems to be softer (and stretchier) than most of their other bras. I had issues with my last order of 65 bands from Comexim being waaaaay too tight, but this one is a perfect fit in the band so that's a plus. Every ...time I size up though, I'm more and more shocked by how large the cups are...
Also just for a little experiment, I tried putting one of my cookies into the outside of the cup sideways (because the pockets are tall enough that I can put my cookies in sideways) to take up some of the extra space created by the too wide wires. It gives a pretty nice pushup effect. Read more 70 more words
This bra is a swap from Sonya. I’ve always loved Ingrid with her soft autumn colours and delicate design. I remember seeing it reviewed in the Dreams and Underthings blog. It’s one of the bras that’s been on my mind for at least a year. When I borrowed the 30G (65HH) Jade Plunge from Sonya, it was a great help to see the fit. The things that bothered me most about the Jade were the tall cups and wide straps. This Ingrid was supposed to be altered with straps moved in, reduced cups, increased depth at the wire so I was certainly interested in trying ...it, despite her saying that she was pretty sure that the cups were not reduced.
So I sent her my 65G S Mojito because, as much as I loved the colour and look on me, I hated having to wear with cookies for the cups to fit other than a few days around my period as it created more shallowness when I need depth at the wire. I think it’s a good trade. The mojito fits her better than me, and this one fits me pretty well. I feel like I might have a little more room in the cups for swelling, but it’s not obvious that it’s slightly too big in the cups because of the way that they sit on my tissue. I feel like my nipples sit a tiny bit lower than the apex of the bra. I can concur that the cups are still pretty tall and don’t appear to have been reduced. Straps do appear to be in a little bit and fit a bit better, but I think it’s another armpit eater. Depth at the wire seems good, and feedback from a friend that has had Ingrid before is that it looks like it’s got the extra depth alteration completed. I think that the cups would be perfect if they really were reduced.
I noticed that it is a 3 hook back, which must start at J cups and up. It’s a little bit difficult, depending on how much trouble my hypermobile joints want to give me. Some days it’s quite easy and a struggle at times still. The straps are a ribbed texture...quite thick. Not the easiest to adjust, but they will stay put. Band seems comfortable with my 28”-28.5” under bust.
Overall, it’s a pretty good bra. It would be ideal with reduced cups, but for now, I think I can manage, and this tells me that a 65J with reduced cups and straps moved in should be a winning combination. My soft tissue is contained, and the added immediate depth gives my pendulous tissue the space at the wire to keep the wires in my imf. Being center full, I’m always going to get more spilling in the middle, but it’s not bad here. Wires are pretty narrow. Cups are soft, though not as soft or light in comparison with Ewa’s PLs.
I’m glad to have a chance to try this bra at long last. Read more 404 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
* Reduced cup height * Straps moved in 2cm * 3cm deeper cups especially at the bottom of the cups, near the wires
I ordered this 60J with reduced cups after the 60HH fit debacle - which fit about half a cup size too small. I was hopeful that the 60J would be a better fit. At first blush, Ingrid appeared to fit quite well. It looks lovely on and gives great cleavage. The band is comfy and true to size. The straps are comfortable on my narrow shoulders and the gore is delightfully narrow.
However, after a few minutes of wear, it became apparent that this bra is too small for me. The wires keep slipping out of my IMF and ended up being uncomfortably pushed down my torso. This ...happened with the 60HH, but I didn't think much of it because it was clear that the overall cup volume was too small. (I have serious trouble diagnosing specific fit issues when the overall bra is just too small.) But, it seems the 60J does not have enough immediate projection (I need oodles). I am not sure if this problem would be solved by sizing up, or if the Comexim plunges are just not a good fit for my shape. Sigh.
Sidenote - This bra arrived ridiculously fast. It was sent out 2 - 3 days after the online order was made and shipping took about 12 days to Canada. Also, all of the customizations I requested (reduced cup height and moved in straps) were made. Seriously impressive. Read more 130 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
reduced cups, straps moved in by 2cm
A long overdue update to the blog and review of the Comexim classic Ingrid that I can't believe I went so long without trying. Beautiful autumn-friendly floral pattern, typical narrow wires, more apex than immediate projection. A size smaller than I originally wore in Comexim is making me feel the extent of the shrinkage I've had. I'm wearing mostly 28Fs and tight-banded 30Es these days. Fits well and makes me feel classy!