The Joy is gorgeous and I’ve desired it for long. Sadly, I waited too long and Comexim ran out of fabric. Therefore I was ecstatic when I saw this one in a sister size listed! The pattern and colors are even more beautiful in real life.
Unfortunately, the fit of this longline is quite weird on me. I’ve never had a Comexim gore fully tack because of the soft wires and my close-set breasts, but this one sticks out by about 2 cm. Also, the entire front of the bra (from the bottoms of the cups towards the center gore) is not touching my ribcage. I could smuggle stuff ...in the gap inside the bra. Also, the gore seems much wider than in other Comexims I’ve tried.
The band is too big overall and rides up on the tightest hooks (at least this one has three rows of them unlike some Joys). At the same time, the band is a bit too tapered for my shape and the bottom edge feels quite tight already. This is a quite strange feeling.
Although I love the look of this bra, the fit is too far off for me to keep it. I think it might work better for someone with a bit more shallow and/or separated breasts. Read more 105 more words
This is probably the best fitting bra I've ever owned, and it's beautiful too!
I ordered from A Sophisticated Pair and asked for these alterations (note: alterations now cost an extra $5 when ordering from ASP): - Reduced cup - Raised gore - Straps moved in - Nursing clasps added
It turns out I probably didn't actually need the raised gore, but it doesn't hurt the fit, either.
Anyway, I love that the band doesn't flip up like my Freya Piper longline. It's made of a stretchy material that almost feels like a swimsuit, and it stretches to my body perfectly. And even though the wires kind of float where they should sit below ...my breasts (possibly because of the soft wires?) I don't even care because the length of the band means it's still very supportive.
I also love that I was able to get it made into a nursing bra. It's so nice not to have to unhook my bra in the back and half take it off whenever I need to feed my baby. If you're a nursing mom and you fit in Comexim, seriously, look into this option. It is amazing!
The cup on my larger breast quads just a tiny bit, but not enough that I think I'd benefit from a larger size. I think this cut is a bit wider and shallower than typical Comexim, but I don't think I'm super-projected anyway, so this doesn't bother me. The shape is rounded and looks great under shirts, but you will probably be able to see the seams under thin t-shirts.
The only downside is really the large band. I heard from other reviews that sizing down in the band is probably a good idea due to the stretchiness, so I got a 60 instead of the 65 I got for my Irish Coffee, but unfortunately I'm wearing it on the tightest hooks already. I definitely should have gotten a 55, possibly even a 50, and my underbust is somewhere between 27 and 28 inches. Another unfortunate thing about the band is the closeness of the hooks. The three rows of five hooks are spaced closer together than any other band I've ever seen, further reducing the possible wears I could get out of this band. I'm probably going to have to take it in once it stretches out more.
I definitely want like 10 more bras with this cut. I've been eyeing the Ingrid for a while and might ask for that as a longline with this half cup cut. Read more 311 more words
Excitement filled my brain when I first saw this listed for sale on here! I love long lines and have been looking extensively for one in my size and at a decent price point for a while now. The brand being Comexim sealed the deal for me and the bra was bought hastily. It being a half cup was just icing on the cake. As is typical of my reviews, I wore this bra for a shift at work. The band felt fairly stretchy for a Comexim band. This is probably due to the fact that it was a well loved bra. Or this particular fabric is ...stretchier than their typical fabrics. It easily stretched to 30", but the cup wires began distorting after the 27"/28" point. It was really comfortable on, and even though the elastic was thinner at the bottom it did not dig into my waist. Just a nice comfortable hug. There is six hook columns but only two rows. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" /> I wore it on the loosest hook because it felt like it would be firm enough, but over time the bra road up on my body to a thicker section. You can see the marks in my pictures. Maybe if I wore the bra on the second, tightest, hook it may be more stable. There is also no boning in the seams going to down the band. Which funnily enough is just about the same length as my under bust to waist measurement. The straps are fully adjustable. Made of the same "elastic" sort of material as the others. Although these ones have this satin layer on the visible side. The unnecessary loop-de-loop detail is decorating these straps as well. The wires on this particular bra seem a lot less soft and flexible than the other Comexims I have studied. It took quite a big of stretching for the wires to distort. They're about 4.25" wide at the top 4" at the middle of the cup. The wires touch at the top of the gore and get fairly wide towards the bottom of the gore/cups. These wires are a touch to narrow for me, I think. I like the coverage of this bra. The foam cup does not appear to be line with any fabric but seems to have softened greatly with wash and wear. Unfortunately it seems like this cup is just a bit too shallow for me. It's a three piece vertical seam cut n sew bra, as is the norm for a Comexim half cup bra. I fear that going up a cup size won't do much of anything besides raise the cup height instead of fixing my fit issues with this bra. The "65G"/30F even felt like it was squishing my boobs some. The cup has a somewhat open top, but still it closes in some. I believe the lace detailing that was sewn onto the outside of the cup causes the foam cups to curl inwards. The cups depth only goes up to about 6.8" at the top of the cup and the listed measurements (6.3") is about the middle of the cup. So, there really is not good projection anywhere on this cup. I saw a user some where suggested that we should lay the cup over our knee, stretch it out, and then measure the cup depth. This is the method I use for non-padded cups, but I don't agree with this for when one is measuring a padded/foam cup. Using that method equates to the same thing as measuring the outside of the cup, IMO. All in all, I really like the comfort of this bra. I will have to run another test with the band on the tightest hook to see if it stays in place any better. I really wish Comexim would line their foam cups more often. I don't really like the feel of raw foam against my skin, although it is not irritating. Women with any projection will not get along with this bra. I'd say I have about average projection and have all my fullness in the center (Not INNER fullness), and there is a thumb size worth of space between my breast and the under wire. My thumb is a bit over three quarters of an inch thick. When I force/push the wires under my breast I get massive cleavage though! I think most half cups should have a bit of padding in the bottom to actually boost the breast, counteract the "orange in a glass" effect, and allow more breast shapes to fit these shallow half cup shapes. Read more 668 more words
I normally wear a 30D, so this is one cup size up for me with my normal band size. Fits beautifully, with a couple minor issues.
So. gorgeous. when you see it in person. Very soft cups, soft straps, soft everything. The extended band fits me well and doesn't roll at the bottom. I love the smooth side lines under shirts. But never having had a longline bra before: damn are they hard to fasten. I'm constantly hooking it crooked. That one's on me.
It's so beautiful, I'm keeping it despite the minor flaws. Special occasion/I-need-to-feel-pretty-tonight bra.
I knew that the band will be too loose on me, but I was reading reviews saying that the bra runs smaller and sizing up is a good option.. Not in my case, the bra is like 75F (I do wear 70F, so if I should take bigger cup the 75f would be sister size). The cups has a lot of gapping. However is such a cute Spring/summer bra. So I have to sell it unfortunately https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Queequeg0925 I've posted pic of our Joys so just to show you that they have already arrived to the UK https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
Gorgeous bra, perfect shape for me. Way too stretchy though! Slid down my ribcage all the time https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> The 30FF I bought ended up a large 30, and I'm a small 30. I'm going to be listing it on bratabase for someone else to love!
The anticipated longline! Silky soft material on the outside, standard Comexim cup material on the inside. This is my first Comexim half cup, so I can only compare to the plunges. As expected, the cups are slightly wider and flatten my boobs inward a bit compared with the same size in a plunge, but they are still contained (soft tissue!). The florals are bright and airy (a vintage sort of print), the lace detailing is gorgeous, and the bows are a great match for the pattern colors. All in all, a gorgeous product.
Sadly, it does not work for me.
Problems: the band is loose, only has 2 columns ...of eyes (why???), and combats fiercely with my flared ribcage. The band stretches about an inch more at the top than at the bottom and middle (34 at the top, 33 at the bottom). My ribcage slopes the opposite way: narrow at the top at the underbust and wider directly afterwards where my ribs end. If your ribcage flares directly underneath your breasts, this could work to your advantage, but I would advise against this longline for anyone whose flare does not start for about an inch past your underbust. The band just rolls straight up; with this print, I can't stand the look of the crumpled band.
Now that I have seen the print on myself, I also find that I am not quite in love with it as a part of my wardrobe. I have to admit that I'm a bigger fan of darker, more geometric prints.
If you love the print but don't think the longline would work for you, there is a standard halfcup version on Comexim's website!
If you have no flare and your waist is smaller than your underbust, this longline could be an amazing and soft addition to your wardrobe.