This adorably pastoral bra is luxurious and and beautiful in person. It feels expensive and was very comfy. The band is insanely stretchy and supportive and the straps didn't cut in. Sadly this Comexim bra was one perfectly floral 3-part cup size shy of perfection. I'll shoot for a 75H next time.
What a beautiful set this is. I'm in Canada and was lucky enough to having sizing help from www.braconfidence.ca from whom I purchase all of my Comexim and EW bras. The fitter suggested 70H in this one. Comexim bras sold in Canada now have UK only size tags so this is a 32FF. On first wear I had slight quad boob as shown in the pic but this was fixed simply by loosening the shoulder strap a bit. This is my very first half cup bra. It gives me an extremely round, lifted shape and, while the seams show a little through clothing, I think I prefer the appearance of the vertical seams only as opposed to the seams of a plunge. The underwear have no leg elastic so if you like wedgies, these are perfect for you! Maybe they would be OK under a skirt but with jeans they do hitch up. Still, they are so pretty and it is nice to match.
I wish I had kept this bra; it would have been perfect for me now. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Looking back to when I did own it, the reason it didn't fit was definitely because it was too big. Joy is a beautiful print and it's very soft and comfortable in the right size.
My friend asked me to get her this one from Poland.. she didnt want to believe that Comexim sizing is different than the UK. Shame I didnt see her face when she got the bra in her hands! Overall, as most of you who had this bra, knows that is so pretty and soft. Also it has 3x3 hooks and eyes, also I believe it runs tts however, not my size (is at least 2 cups too large on me). I still hope that one day ill get one in my 70F (or sister size at least)!
In contrast to the reviews I read about the Comexim Joy (379) Longline which seems to run very loose, the regular Joy Halfcup version runs super tight in the band! I have a 29" loose underbust and the 65 band is too tight for me, stretching to only 28.3".
The cups run small by about 1 size but I think that's common in Comexim halfcups.
My recommendation: Size up both in the band and in the cup.
I had a bit more luck with this than the Joy Longline in 65H. This is a sister size, 70G, in the HC. I had trouble finding reviews, but what I did find said the bands were tight.
On my particular bra, the band feels like a TTS 70 (32"). I do wish I'd have gotten the 65H. It isn't riding up at all, but I don't feel as "secure" I guess.
I do like the Hc more than the Longline. Lookwise, they're the same besides less or more material. The gore on this one sits a lot more flat. I have similar issues with my right boob being somewhat too small, but I ...actually believe the Hc's cups are just a tad shorter. I say this because I don't get the gapping on my right in the Hc, but I do with the Longline.
So band, as far as I can tell, TTS. Maybe if you're in between sizes (I'm in between 28 and 30"), go with the size after your measurement(29=30; not 32..31=32, not 34, etc.).
Cups, I believe run small. This is a 70G, and I should probably wear a 65G in Comexim. The cup depth is about 8", maybe give a little(not much).
I recommend you stay with your band and go up a cup.
Straps are fully adjustable, wires are still somewhat wide on the Hc. The Joys seem to definitely be fairly wide and shallow, I'd say the Longline more so.
If you need average to slightly wide wires and want Comexim, I'd give this a try. It also offers decent room for projection, but consider going up a cup.
Cup lining is a very thin later of foam, similar to Freya longlines (which are a bit easier to find and test in Nordstrom/rack and such).
Cups are up front and centered as I've experienced with the other Comexims (Basic,Joy Longline, Coco, Emanuelle), wires touch, and you get a very lifted, round, but more natural look.
So, yeah, I tried. Definitely know now to stay with my band and usually get a G (except in the Hc's case).
I'll be keeping this despite the band. I'm unsure about the Longline. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />