Ordered Alterations: - straps moved in - cookie pockets
The stock photo shows a sort of silvery vertical ripple pattern. It does not exist on this bra. It's a very solid, plain-ish black. Others may be pleasantly surprised by that, but I was a bit disappointed. The straps have a cute solid black detailing to them. The only part of this bra that isn't black is the faux silver-and-pearl charm that is stitched onto the bow at the center gore.
This bra wasn't available in a 65K, or any higher cups in a 65+ band, and I really wanted to try their half-cups. I think this ...would have worked for me in a 65L or even 65M, or maybe a 70K/70L. I do think their half cup might be a better shape for me if I can get the right size.
The material isn't bad, but nowhere near as luxe as my AP's. The material inside the cups is soft cotton, but the material of the band feels much like the way I described my Cleo Lily in Swan Print-- like the plasticky-feeling nylon tea bags Tazo uses. For me, that's uncomfortable against my skin, and I'm the sort to blister if that's against my skin all day. I do think it feels quite sturdy, and would stand up well to wear. The charm feels like it may be made out of the same stuff as rings you get from the quarter machine-- it's cute, though.
As previously stated, the inside of the cups are lined with soft cotton. They're lightly padded with foam, and there is a single vertical seam. I'm not sure if the bottom of the cups felt too shallow because they *are* shallow at the bottom, or if it's because the cups are too small. The height was great, though, even with my short roots (I think they're short? They act short). They are a bit wide on me, but that may not be an issue since Comexim wires seem more about support than murder, which is a nice counter to my experience with certain UK wires. *coughcoughPanachecough*
The placement on these isn't as comfortable as on my Anna Pardal Nuance Plunges, and I think for me it would chafe the front of my underarms after a while, but it definitely doesn't murder them the way my CK Tease does. I do find that the cute detailing on the straps makes it very difficult to adjust them, although I think they tried to combat that with the second layer of wider, solid material under the ruched top layer.
I adore the way Comexim set up the gore. It's .7" at the top, and for the top 1.25" it's no wider than an inch. At the very bottom of the gore, it's about 2" wide. EVERY gore is too wide/high for me, with the apparent exceptions of Comexim and Anna Pardal. Also, their wires are sort of more like Freya wires, so they aren't super painful even if they were to dig. However, I think I would need them to overlap to tack properly; the gore soft tacks, with the top not quite touching my sternum. I blame my boobs, for loving to cuddle.
I'd hazard a guess that this would fit like a 28G or 26GG. The band feels like it isn't likely to stretch out much, or quickly. It can stretch further than 27", but the cups begin to distort. As stated before, the band is an odd, almost plasticky nylon-feeling stuff. Not my fave. It may have more give after a wash or two, as I think there's a ton of starch or whatever in it.
Nope, not quite in my IMF. They're wide enough and then some, but the cup is a bit shallow, or just too small. Either way, the wires don't snuggle up to my IMF the way they should.
- Straps are tough to adjust. - It's too small. - Oddly uncomfortable (for me) material for the full length of the band. - Dammit it's too small.
I am in love with this bra. It gives a great uplift, which is so hard to do with my soft VFOB shape - honestly it's a bit shallower than I expected so the profile is not as rounded as I'd like, but isn't too shallow as to cause wrinkling. I get a teeny bit of quadding on my larger side but not enough as to be a problem. The band is nice and wide and sturdy, with 3 hooks for nice even support. Super narrow cups follow my IMF perfectly Bonus: it's absolutely gorgeous to look at.
I got this one because the Carnival fit me so well, but the cups on the Mimi are more closed on top than the Carnival, even though they are both 2HCs. My measurements have changed and now this bra is much too small for me.
I really hate the bows on this bra. In my experience, Comexim bras tend to stretch out a lot, so I bought this bra in a smaller band size and added an extender. Unfortunately, I have since discovered that I have super wide roots, which obviously don't really work with Comexim bras. (Unless you alter them... Which I have since done to another Comexim bra that I own.)
Heads up: Unless you're an super sewer, removing the frontal bows looks to be a challenge. It appears they were sewn in during the bras "construction" phase, rather than at the end as an add-on. I planned to remove the bows, but they appear to be sewn into the "skeleton" part, if that makes any sense. I think if I snipped the stitches on the bows, it would open major seams.
My only other complaint is that the two part construction of the cup lends itself to being significantly more shallow that I would expect from a Comexim bra. I was definitely disappointed!
I don't get along with Comexim's regular 3-part plunge (cups too tall and too deep at the apex while being too shallow at the bottom) or with half cups in general, so I'm really happy that this fits. There's enough depth at the underwire and the tops, for once, are not too open for my shape! The overall look is round with subtle cleavage, similar to what Ewa Michalak's models seem to have in the CHP (which I've never quite achieved myself) but less in-your-face.
The fabric is lovely as well, very soft and comfortable against the skin.
This is the classiest bra I've ever seen. Matte black satin with a shimmery swirl pattern, a silver and pearl drop at the center gore, and lace trimmed cups. This is a true half cup, the gore is low and the tops of the breast are completely exposed, making this a perfect bra for under scoop necklines (which is what I wanted it for).
The wires are slightly wider than Comexims plunges, and the cup it self is shallower and the bottom and at the center gore. It still has oodles more projection than most UK half cups, but if you've got a good fit in Comexims plunge cut, you'd likely have to size up 1-2 cup sizes for the half cup cut.
This is a custom ordered size, and a custom band with 3 hooks instead of 2. There were no additional charges for this order.
Comexim Mimi size 55K which equates UK 26H. The following 3 photos feature my brand new custom made bra in a 55 band featuring a half cup style. This is unquestionably the most beautifully constructed bra with the finest attention to detail. This exquisite style is comprised of a lightly padded model cut in the new half cup style. The wires are the narrowest that I have ever encountered whilst the cups are deep and feel completely weightless regardless of the light padding. The fine workmanship surpasses all that I have previously encountered.
This style features a chic chevron detailing to the exterior of the smooth black ...cups, whilst the interior features black cotton lining the cups and the upper edges of the cups are covered in black lace. The detailing is flat and not visible beneath a blouse. The straps are fully adjustable and the band features 2 hooks. I am enormously pleased to find a company whom is willing to provide 55 bands upon request!
The cup width measures 14cm from tip to tip of the underwire. The cup depth measures 24cm inside of the cup, from each end of the underwire across the deepest line of the cup. I have measured the band as follows. Unstretched in a resting position from clasp to clasp measures exactly 51cm. Fully stretched to the maximum length from clasp to clasp measures exactly 69cm. It would be ideal for you to compare these measurements against one of your newer best fitting bras, as this will be the best method in determining if this will be a good fit for you. Read more 165 more words