So this is my long awaited Valentine’s Day order set. I took the opportunity to order this with a different set of alterations than the Hot Chocolate plunge, and I chose this bra because it was one of the older styles which was less expensive to test out the new combination, and it was sort of Valentine’s Day themed with the red and black.
My initial order had a mixup with my address and it was quickly remedied and reshipped to me. Right before the Covid lockdowns started (early March). I finally got it at the end of May. Almost 3 months after shipping. Nevertheless, it did arrive. ... It was definitely frustrating, especially when it wasn’t trackable once it left Poland. It’s taken a while to get this up because I had to redo my measurements and I didn’t really wear it right away once I got it.
So this bra has smooth black cups with a crimson red cradle - the gore and wings included. There is a black and red flat bow at the gore. While others have bows at the straps, however mine doesn’t. I’m not sure if it’s an oversight or what, but I’m honestly not mad. I actually prefer it this way, as it is slightly more functional without (though it is prettier with). The overall smoothness of this bra is another reason for choosing it, and the red and black makes it super easy to match underwear with it, though I do have the matching bottoms. This is also the colours of my work uniform, so I feel like it was a good choice at the time.
So on to the fit. I went very conservative with the alterations. This was to see what the fit was like with minimal alterations, as I have tried a few bras in this size with various changes. Here’s what I went with:
-straps moved in 2cm
As you can see, I went with pretty much no cup changes. I wanted to see what the cup height was like with simply the straps moved in, full gore height, and no added depth at the wire. My 70H Hot Chocolate, by comparison, was straps moved in 2cm, gore reduced 1cm and 2cm added depth to the wire. The cups fit pretty well, but I feel like maybe a little bit taller than I need. I’ve tightened up the straps a bit as it was a little gappy (more on my small side). It’s fairly slight though, so I think if the gore was a little bit lower, that might take off just enough material. I’m not sure if reduced cups 1cm in addition would render the cups too small, but I think I might be able to go with that. I’m also not sure if I need more depth at the wire, but I’m kinda thinking that maybe 1cm would be ok. A part of me is thinking about maybe a 70G with 2-3 cm of depth added. It would be naturally a little smaller overall in cup width and height, but the depth would potentially improve the cup volume (because it is otherwise too small). This would mean fewer alterations to achieve the same thing with the 70H/HH with more alterations. In theory. It’s all confusing, but I sent a long email asking for help with alterations and questions. I suspect that it was too long, despite including the translation, as I have not gotten a response yet. I would definitely like to place another order in but I am hesitant about the size and alterations.
On to the band. I definitely knew going into this that it might be snug. I did use the measurements here which seemed to indicate that it was a bit longer and/or stretchier band for a 65, otherwise I probably would have ordered the 70. As a precaution, I requested that it have a 2x4 closure. I knew I would need the extra column of hooks. It’s a pretty snug band but definitely doable with the extra hooks. It feels like the 70s I have from my last order, and those have relaxed with washing and wear. I have worn the bra 2-3 times so far, and it’s definitely a noticeable snug, it’s not that uncomfortable unless I have relaxed in my bed or on the couch. I do still have a mark on my skin from earlier today though, so it is kind of borderline. I’m not wearing it at work for full days yet.
The gore, I’m rather torn with. It’s not uncomfortable in this height, but it does feel a little bit tall for a plunge. I have not decided if I’m going to get future bras with lower gores or not. If I just got the cups reduced, how will that affect the look and fit? I’m leaning towards keeping the cup height, but lowering the gore 1cm to see how that affects the fit. I’m undecided if I want to try 1cm of depth in addition yet. So lots to think about with the fit of this and the other ones to prepare for the next order.
Now I have to say I’m actually not as in love with this bra as I was expecting to be. I think it’s the aesthetic of such a larger coverage of black cups with the red. I feel like if it was all black, the coverage from the cups would not appear to be so weird on me. With the design as is, I think that I would be much happier if the cups and gore were lower. Also, the cups seem to be a little pointy at the center of the seam between the upper and lower cups. I’m hoping that the heat from my body and wear will round it out some.
The matching bottoms, on the other hand, are absolutely awesome. I have a size medium and they fit me well. The lace on the back and edge is perfect. It’s a actually the bottoms that sold the bra to me.
I’m not sure if I am keeping the set or not. I feel like I have a good bra to wear with my work uniform and other tops which might require something a bit smoother. For the time being, I’m keeping it, for tbe reasons listed, but it might be listed sooner rather than later. I haven’t decided; especially as I need to give it a fair trial. For a bra that was supposed to be helpful to answering questions about the fit for future orders, I am still left with a bunch of questions. Lol.
Update October 2020: I have added new pictures of how the bra fits me currently. It is a lot better in the cups. The band is still snug but is easing up some with wear. It’s still not my favourite Comexim but I’m more comfortable with the fit than before. Still toying with getting the cups and gore reduced by a cm each on next Comexim plunge I order.
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- This bra's measurements have been altered
- Altered straps, 2x4 hooks, straps moved in 2cm, and overlapping gore
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