I received this in a swap from the lovely kerniss and I loooooove this bra. It has reduced cups, a lowered gore, a 3x3 band fastener, and the straps moved in - 2cm I think.
Aesthetically this is a gorgeous, classy bra. I find the choice of black lining in the cups a little odd, since the rest of the bra is chocolate brown and ivory, but oh well. Nobody sees the inside of the cups except me.
This bra very-nearly-*perfectly* fits my bigger side. Righty is my problem child and there is a bit of empty space at the top of the cup. ... The band is nice and tight, it's actually about 0.25" too tight for comfort so I added one column of hooks from an extender until it breaks in. I'd rather my bands be too tight than too loose, so that's not a problem for me.
Overall, I'm hooked on Comexim. I can't imagine trying any other padded bra anymore. And this bra has answered a few more of my size and alteration questions. I heard Irish Coffee runs a bit small and closed off on top. Considering the vast difference in fit between this and the 60K Juliette I previously tried, I'd hazard a guess that's probably accurate, and that the Juliette runs big. I am leaning towards 60J being my size in Comexims that are a little more open on top - like that too-small Poison Ivy I tried, I think it'd be okay in a 60J. I'm still on the fence about needing reduced cups as a rule going forward, but this bra would be too big without them. I definitely love the straps being moved in and the 3-hook fastener. Don't love the lowered gore, I need my "plunges" more like balconettes and a slightly higher gore would help with my inner fullness.
I do notice this bra has a very high apex and a very round shape to the cups, and I am not quite so round naturally. I lack the upper fullness that I think this bra is really asking for. But the empty space in the cups is not nearly enough to warrant sizing down in this particular style. Like I mentioned before, if Irish Coffee runs small/more closed off, then I think 60J will be my target in more open styles.
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