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 -overlapping gore -2x4 hooks
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. Read more 1073 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
2x4 hooks, straps moved in 2cm, and overlapping gore
This bra was a gift from Calluna, she was so sweet to offer it to me so I could try the style!
OMG! This bra is amazing! The band is nice and snug on the 4th row of hooks. With the extra row, the bra will last a very long time. The gore is a bit too wide and doesn't quite sit perfectly flat, but that's normal for me and not uncomfortable. The cups fit perfectly, I think. I'll be post a fit check to be certain of the fit. The wire width is great for me and the straps don't chafe my poor armpits! I'm so happy with this bra!
I ordered this one in a 30KK because it was on clearance for $18 and I couldn’t resist. I figured if nothing else, it would be a great “I don’t want to wear a bra today because my skin screams with sensitivity” bra when I want a bit of support but not the constricting feel of a bra.
Queen of Hearts is a standard Comexim padded plunge. It has black cups and band, with a red cradle and straps. Mine came with just red accents on black straps though, so there appears to be some variations. I have always been fond of the look of this bra, and ...had it a few years ago in a 65N, so with the super low price, I couldn’t resist trying it again.
As for fit, The band is what I’d call comfy loose on the tightest hook set. It is wearable and good for a lounge day but not supportive for an active day. Great for tender rib days.
The gore sits 2.5 fingers off the sternum and the cups fit with a swoop n scoop but could stand to be a bit smaller (or to have the straps moved in a bit) since I get a small amount of gore gaping with the slightest slouch. This wouldn’t be noticeable under shirts, but I do slouch a lot, haha, so it will be noticeable to me. I will note that the Magic 28KK I also ordered measures larger in depth but shorter in cup and gore height, and I have center spillage and minor quadding with that one. I’m not sure if it’s just the wider set straps on this one or if the cup/gore height needs to be between the two for a better fit. I may move the straps in on this one at some point and see if that lessens the cup resistance.
And for the technical aspects: All measurements are taken prior to trying the bra on to insure no figure is obscured by the body. I also take all flat measurements before taking the stretched cup then band measurements for the same reason.
The band measures 23.75” and stretches to a max of 34” with little effort. It has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops. This makes this one much more of a 34 band than a 30 band which is quite surprising. I wonder if this was a former return that may have been worn a few times before returning.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 12.5” 2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 15”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
Overall, I am happy I ordered this one. It will be a comfort bra for one of my sensitive days which occur more often lately. Read more 487 more words
This is another fabulous bra I picked up from AGBras . I love this one! The dark blood red color and simple black cups. Fabric is smooth over the cups so it provides a smooth look under shirts. Band is perfect for a 30 with 3x4 hooks. Straps are fully adjustable and consists of a wide soft elastic that’s oh so comfy. Definitely another boobs out on display bra for me.
This order from Breakout Bras (during their clearance sale) was my third shot at Comexim.
I had previously bought a Sonia plunge in 65J from another user and while it "fit" (or seemed like it did) I found it too wide and high and it didn't give any lift or cleavage that I would like to get from a plunge. I decided to sell it.
I then tried a 65J plunge in Belen and Pearl Flower Mint that I ordered direct from Comexim. These were less wide but I got a weird twisting and gaping at the gore that I thought was simply a projection issue that I would ...have to live with. I sold the Belen but kept the Pearl Flower Mint and wear it under looser tops.
In this order, I got 2 more plunges, again in 65J. I also ordered Rose - a 3HC in 65HH.
When Rose arrived, it was a plunge. It is a plunge and in the smaller size, it fits perfectly. Hence, it is either a rogue bra OR I have solved my riddle and now know that I need a 65HH in Comexim plunges.
OK. This bra. Queen of Hearts. It doesn't fit. I get the same twisting and gaping at the gore as I get in all the other plunges that I tried in this size, so I have already sold it to another user who is just a little bigger in the cup than me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
It's a beautiful, high quality bra though. The band is very comfortable and has 4 rows of 3 hooks. NICE.
Straps are wide and comfortably set and are fully adjustable with colour-matched sliding adjusters.
Flat 2-tone bow in the center.
This bra reminds me of a burgundy and black tuxedo. It's a classic. Read more 194 more words
This is another pretty and comfortable Comexim. Thanks to MamaPagan for sending it to me! I love this color combination, the red around and underneath the underwires feel like a special touch.
This bra, like other comexims gives me a nice rounded and lifted shape. The band both measures and feels a little loose, I am wondering if it has stretched with wear, it is a mesh, so maybe it is a material that is easier to stretch out. Even though it is a little bigger than I need in the band, it is a small amount, and the band does not ride up. As I have recently grown, I am getting noticeable quadding, and some breast tissue escaping out the side of the cups.
2. I ordered Queen of Hearts in 65P with reduced cups, straps moved in 3cm, gore reduced to 6cm, narrowed, and overlapping; 3x4 hooks, and cookie pockets. Appearance: I really like the look of this bra. It's simple enough to wear every day, but it could also be used as a special occasion bra. This bra also has the same silky smooth material instead of the cotton, but the inside and the outside of the cup are soft. The contrast btwn the gore and the wings is a nice touch and I would love the bows if they were centred correctly. If you're like me you have just a ...touch of OCD this will drive you insane and takes away from the look of the bra. Other than that I do love the look of this bra. Fit: same issue of almost a perfect fit. The band is great on the first set of hooks, gore is flat, and the cup height is perfect. The only issue is slight quads near the gore about 4mm worth. Out of the 3 this quads the most it isn't a big deal for me I can go up a size but the low gore with my center fullness will mostly always do this. If I go up a size there will be more gapping at the straps so I can choose to be bothered with this or keep the perfectly fitting cups.
Panties: I got the matching set in a L figi like the picture I will start ordering XL for my 44" hips because I gained 2" as well as asking for higher waisted bottoms. They are beautiful though. Read more 166 more words
Red black colorway
This bra's measurements have been altered
Reduced, overlapping, and narrowed gore; straps moved in 3cm, cups reduced, 3x4 hooks, cookie pockets.
First off, this is a gorgeous bra. The red is such a deep and rich color, and it goes perfectly with the true black. I adore the bows, which aren't the pouty little bows you usually see on lingerie but that very classic rectangle shape I'm more used to seeing on hats or shoes. I feel like a movie star in this bra, like I should be wearing long silk gloves and carrying around a cigarette holder the length of my forearm.
The material is sturdy and comfortable, as I have come to expect of Comexim. The band is comfortably snug. The cups are fairly thick and luxurious. The ...cups are nicely projected and spacious, with lots of room up top, which is, I think, why I fit into it well despite fitting best in 65Js these days.
The gore does what all gores do on me and sort of bends itself into a V-shape, but it's completely comfortable and tacks so I don't mind at all.
Lovely bra, I highly recommend. If you're in between sizes or suspect you're steadily growing this might be a good bra as the shape is very accommodating; the lack of any sort of ribbon or border at the top of the cup lets it curve to suit your breast. Read more 105 more words
This is the Breakout Bras version of this bra, and the label says 28K, not 60O. I bought this and another Comexim in 60O to solve the mystery of the cup height and depth on my Curacao.
On Breakout Bras, this bra is listed to be small in the cups. I don’t see it. The depth of the cups is 12.5” as opposed to 12” on the 60O - Comexim » Belle De Nuit Padded Plunge. The gore is shorter than the Belle de Nuit, measuring 3.375”. Combined with the wide set straps, the only thing I can think of is that someone who is center full ...and full on top might spill out of the center. The cup height is almost identical to the Belle de Nuit, just shy of 9”. For me, the wide set straps cause a lot of gaping at the gore, and more empty space at the top of the cup. Moving the straps in would alleviate most of these issues. The band on this one is stretchy, stretching to 29”.
Thus far I’ve measured two Comexim and two Wellfitting bras in 60O and they are all hovering around 12” in depth. The Curacao is still a mystery. It could be that the grading changed on that model or they started with a bigger size. Read more 112 more words
I bought this beauty at breakoutbras.com. Not sure if it was me or not but a 40 band on their site measures comfortably about a 37 maybe 38 stretched but 38 is probably distorting the cups too much. I am about 39 at a comfortable size but can still get this on as I have lost a bit of weight and my super tight measure is now less than 39. I sized up in the cup on their recommendation and it fits fine. I will use an extender for now until I either lose a bit more weight or the band stretches a little more. I swear my perfect and elusive Comexim size should be 95H but even that is not perfect. The bras are so cute I just put up with the variances. This bra gives a nice uplifted look with some projection but also a little round instead of torpedo like.
What more can I say? I will continue to wear Comexim and one day I will find my perfect fit 👍