I have to share this review as an adventure because I am now the proud owner of a FITTING BRA!!!
It even seems like it fits better everytime I put it on. The Comexim Ingrid Plunge has gotten some flack for its pattern, but I think the antique styled floral print is perfectly fitting a rural farm girl surrounded by flowers. The padded plunge is a very "in your face" shape - the girls are up and out and as my sister said "it's not that they look bad...they're just so...prominent." This is a function of the wearer as well as the shape, because I've been ...disguising my breasts with frumpy tops and sports bras for so long I'm not sure she was even aware of how very 'prominent' they are. The shape isn't perfect for every top or occasion, but the bra fits and is in my possession and is the first non-athletic bra to do that ever, in my entire life. I won't go into my feelings about this - we probably have whole spaces somewhere on this site dedicated to tearfully share the life changing event that owning a bra that fits truly is - but I know many of you understand what it's like to be confident and comfortable with the entire front half of my body for the first time since I was 15.
The bra itself - is comfortable, supportive and well made. I have narrow rooted, close-set and center full, pendulous breasts that are soft and also full on top. This can be tricky to fit I think, since I am prone to having breast tissue molded into places that aren't attractive or comfortable - like the cleo marcie I tried earlier this week that had wide wires and a high gore - tissue was pushed out to the sides as well as over the top of the wires at the center. In the 65N - Comexim » Burgundy Half Cup (357) I had empty space on the outside of the cups and overflow in the center. I think I would have had the same problem with the Ingrid padded plunge had the cups not fit almost perfectly. Another plus is the padding disguises any other weird soft tissue stuff that might be happening inside the cup itself.
I'm sure I'll find better fitting bras in a shape I find more flattering in the future, but I doubt I'll ever feel as grateful and overjoyed as I do now reviewing my first ever fitting bra. Yay!
Update - October 2016 Now that I've worn this bra few times for long days and have gotten over my ecstatic 'fitting bra' glow (seriously, I've been wandering around in a well supported haze, gleefully whipping off my shirt for anyone showing even the slightest interest). But now I realize that I probably need more immediate projection for a truly comfortable long-term fit. On a few drives home I've had painful wires digging into my ribs below my IMF, and noticed the inside of the cups have some wrinkles after wear. From what I've learned here I believe the wires are pushed down over time and dig into my ribs due to lack of immediate projection in the cup or an overabundance of immediate projection in my boobs! It's not unbearable by any means but definitely something I'll consider for future purchases. Read more 473 more words
This came from jlcl119 ...I have loved this one for a while, especially after I saw the review Wilderness1 had on it. I had some initial issues on my end getting this but I’m super glad I did.
My shape is soft and pendulous, even to fob fullness, taller roots but shallow upper tissue, and center full. I’m functionally short rooted and fob. I usually wear a 30FF but sometimes size down to 30F due to my shape issues. In Ewa Michalak I generally do 70F but can do 65 bands if they stretch to 29” or more. In Comexim, I've ...typically gone for 65HH/J or 70H/HH depending on the cut and alterations.
I have to say that I was nervous about this being a 65 band, and newer. But the original owner is a veteran here and I trust her measurements to be pretty accurate (and close to my own). While my stretched measure was a little smaller, I am pretty conservative with how much I pull, and I could tell once I got it that the band was a stretchier one. The band is perfect. The cup height was another concern because I have definitely had a mix of cup height and prefer it to be lower as I am not very full on top. Could I use 1cm less? Maybe. Same with the gore. I could possibly get a little bit lower. I think that this bra is a way better fit than the 65HH - Comexim » Queen Of Hearts Plunge Bra (367) . I think the measurements are similar but there’s something about this that feels better. The foam maybe? The only problem I have is that I would have had the straps moved in 2cm for my petite frame and narrow shoulders that tend to slope. The straps are definitely doable, but wider than I need. I might see if I can find someone locally to alter the straps for me. I’m still considering trying the 65H/70G with 2cm added depth.
The material on the outside is so soft. The cups are lined with a silky satin material for the cookie pockets. I don’t have any cookies as I no longer have any Ewas with them. But, I’m also a few pounds lighter after having some appetite issues in January when I was sick, so I might fill up the small side a little bit more if I gain the volume back. I must email Joanna and find out which ones are the same construction and materials. I like it a lot. The bottoms are also a perfect fit.
Anyway, I love love love it! Read more 342 more words
My shape is narrow and short rooted, slightly pendulous, soft, and low set.
This is my second Bridget. I exchanged my 65J (with alterations) with another bratabase user because it was gaping slightly when I tried to wear it. I'm happy to report that this 65HH fits me, (and I hope my 65J fits her). The bra itself is gorgeous. The lace is a creamy mauve, and the lace adorns the cups and wraps all the way around the band to the clasps. I appreciate this detail because not all bras do this. This was originally a 'faux' longline of course, but it was altered to be made as ...a 3HC. The straps are black and fairly stretchy, and there is a small classy black bow on the gore. The band has 4 sets of clasps and it is snug without being tight. I have lots of 'room' to adjust the band in to a tighter clasp as the elastic wears out.
The shape this bra creates is nice and rounded. This will make a great summer bra because it's so light. I tried it on under a tank (pictures), and I didn't see any seams or lace through the tank top, so I should be able to wear it with just about anything. This bra is also extremely comfortable, as are all my Comexims.
Overall I'm very happy with this bra and the quality, comfort, and appearance are excellent. Read more 130 more words
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It's not a longline - I had the extra lace removed
My shape is low set, short and narrow rooted, and soft.
I was surprised by this bra, because I was expecting to get a padded bra. It's a 2HC (half cup with one vertical line), and it is a soft cup. I normally take Comexim soft cups in one size smaller than their padded cups, so this bra fits but doesn't provide the level of lift or support that I like from a soft cup. The straps are wide and supportive. The band is slightly stretchy (I could have stretched it more but the cups were distorting). The band has 4 x 3 sets of hooks, which is awesome. ...The cups themselves are quite stretchy inside. I could probably have quite a bit more volume and they would still fit (maybe that's why I get those lines along the inside?), but there is a thin black lining along the cups upper edge that may cut in if I had a lot more volume too. The bra itself is pretty, and the patterns are black flowers that are velvety to the touch. The pattern comes up higher onto the cups upper outter edge, and ends wtih a little bow on the strap. Pretty, but I don't have enough upper fullness to make it stand out. I requested straps moved in 1 cm and overalapping gore. It looks like these alterations were done.
Overall it's beautiful, excellent quality, and comfortable... but I really wanted a padded bra.... Read more 135 more words
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Straps moved in 1cm, band made as a 60, overlapping gore
Well that's it, the quest is over. I found The One.
My breasts are lifted, supported, nicely shaped. The wires aren't digging in painfully anywhere. The seams in the cups are low profile, making the bra nearly invisible under clothing. The cup padding is thick enough to hide nipples, but doesn't feel too heavy. The cups are rather closed, but they work for my centre-full, full-on-bottom breasts. I'm not scared to bend over and fall out. The workmanship looks good, and it doesn't look like an old lady bra. The bow details and lace trim make the bra pretty, in a discreet sort of way.
Comexim Basic Bra, I wish I'd found you years ago!
This bra is gorgeous! The photos of just the bra (not the ones of me wearing the bra) are closer to the actual color. It's a really gorgeous cool, green shade. I ordered this directly from Comexim (via email), though this version of the Jade (without the lace) is available through Wellfitting now. The band is definitely snug on this one, but I've found that to be the case with all of the "silky" fabric Comexim bras I've owned (this is nowhere near as tight as the Angelina or Basic though!). I do wish it had 4 rows of hooks instead of 3, but I'll just need to ...wear it with an extender for a little bit. I'd actually requested 4 rows of 2 hooks, but did not get that alteration on any of the bras I ordered. The only alteration that was actually made to this bra was that I had the straps moved in 2cm. I have very narrow shoulders so I find that this alteration works really well on me. This is going to be a great basic bra since the seams are fairly smooth and the bra is super comfortable. It's definitely my favorite out of the new Comexim designs! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 103 more words
Oh man, I apologize for taking so long to start these reviews! I'm moving at the end of the month, so things are a little hectic right now. Anyways, I've had the opportunity to wear this bra a couple times now, so let's get into it. Luckily, it's the standard cut, so there's not a whole lot of weirdness going on (we'll save that for my new Basic lol)
About me: 26FF ish, dense tissue, narrow and tall roots, evenly full/functionally FOT.
PS!! Click on the link for this bra's info for all my pictures.
I believe this is the standard cut of Scottie in 55J. Four rows of hooks which ...is nice. It's a tad snug, as you can see by the measurements, but is relatively comfortable after a couple hours' wear. The band is at risk of becoming too tight after several hours, depending on my activity level. If I'm sitting on the couch all day, it's uncomfortable, but if I'm up and moving around, it's fine. The wires are a great width and the gore is a good width and height for me. The cups are a perfect volume, although the padding/fabric is a little thicker and stiffer than my other Comexims, so it gives a slightly more peaked appearance than my others (excluding my new Basic lol). I'm almost positive the shape will soften up over time. I mentioned this to marilynne today, but we have a hunch that the newer Comexim styles are cut slightly different than the old-school styles. I definitely feel like my Scottie is more balconette-style than true plunge style like my old Basic. The newer ones seem to have a slightly higher gore and a straighter neckline than my old Basic.
The briefs: Size Small. I suppose they're similar to like a boyshort cut, but a bit less coverage. My butt is definitely bottom-heavy, and the elastic cuts right through the middle of my cheeks, horizontally. It's an awful look lmao. The size is right, but not the shape. I'm keeping them because I aspire to someday make them into a thong style, which I've never done before, but even if I mess them up it's no worse than the state they're in right now. So yeah!
TL;DR: Band is a little snug, cups fit well, a tad pointy, feels more like a balconette than a true plunge. The briefs are cut like boyshorts, which doesn't work for me. Read more 298 more words
5'3, 28G.5, FOT, tall and narrow roots, center full, projected, average to high set.
Look: This bra is gorgeous, It reminds me of those tightrope dancers at the circus. The purple is a little bit lighter than in the photos. It does have a pretty large bow on the center gore, which I usually don't like, but it seems to fit this bra well. The straps have a ribbon like trim on top, which helps to get the adjusters to stay put. It does not pass the "white t-shirt test". Like most Comexim plunges, it gives a very projected and high-set shape.
Fit: I'd say it fits slightly ...large, like a UK 28G.5 which is perfect for me. The band is nice and snug, but not too tight. The gore is pretty low, meaning I could easily get "buttcrack" or "pornstar" cleavage with chicken cutlets. The straps are on the thinner side, which may not be your cup of tea. The cups are super tall, as usual with comexim plunges. I'm FOT with tall roots and I almost feel like I'm swimming in them. The straps also seem a bit short, I'm only 5'3 and slightly high set, I almost have the straps adjusted to the longest setting. There's about 2" of wiggle room for me, so this bra may not work for those who are tall or low set. Read more 122 more words
OH MY. This is just stunning. Really. The fit is spot on compared to my other 60HH half cups. I have nothing new and earth shattering to say about it, there's nothing strange or unique about how it fits... the copper ribbon really doesn't close off the tops of the cups, at least in the 3HC pattern. I'm in love. Narrow and projected as per Comexim standards. Full review on the blog!
I nervously asked Comexim to basically completely customize this top for me and they went above and beyond. I had it made in the 3HC pattern with straps moved in 2cm and made to be convertible. Anna threw in the bottoms for me. I'm in love with this company. I really cannot say enough about Comexim and I wish they'd get their communication issues straightened out because from my experience there is very little they aren't willing to do for their customers. This is wonderfully narrow and supportive, and the convertible straps take the sting out of being unable to find a good halter bikini top. It feels like it was made for me, probably because it pretty much was! The 3HC cut is my jam, seriously. Full review on my blog!
Green Velvet is a discontinued model from 2011. It was originally offered in the standard plunge cut, but I was recently lucky enough to have Anna make this into a 3HC just for me. As this fabric is five years old, I do not know if there is any left. If interested, you can absolutely contact Comexim and ask, but I'm not promising that my set didn't use it all up! Green Velvet is a rich emerald green mesh fabric with a soft floral pattern flocking. It is stunningly gorgeous in its simplicity and its rarity of color in the lingerie world. It looks fantastic against my pale skin ...and dark hair. I feel like a forest queen when I wear it. The elastics, clasp, and adjusters are all green. It's beautiful.
My band is utterly true to size for a 60 stretching to exactly 28". This is the first bra I've had that stretched dead on to it's tagged size. It's perfect on the loosest set of eyes. The clasp is 3x3. I didn't ask for it, it just came that way. It's not a really wide clasp, so the third row isn't a problem for me. The straps are smooth and soft on the bottom. They're easy to adjust and surprisingly stay in place. The wires are narrow and comfortable. They are soft and my gore doesn't quite tack (this is an ongoing issue with me and Comexim. Lack of center projection perhaps? Too soft? I don't know, but it doesn't interfere with support, so whatever). The cups are nicely projected at the wire then come in to create a round slightly minimized shape. I find this so very much like the shape that Ewa Michalak HP cuts give, but more comfortable because the straps are set in more.
The underwear are custom. When I ordered the set, I didn't pick a size. I just told Anna I wanted a thong and a brief and then gave her my hip measurements. They are just a touch too large and they are very high cut. They are not sexy, but the fabric is so beautiful that they aren't matronly either.
This is my first Comexim 3HC, and it's perfect. I love this bra and I love this cut. I will always order a 3HC from Comexim in the future. I'm actually considering reordering all of my current Comexims in a 3HC and selling off my plunges. Green Velvet 3HC is another bra that I will keep in my drawer forever and ever. Read more 309 more words
Am I the first to review the half cup cut? When these two bras were releasead, I loved the colors and aesthetics of Sonia better than Victoria. But now having tried both, I like the fit of Victoria better. It's a better technical fit. It helps it's my correct size lol. I thought it was a single seam half cup (Anna even said so) but mine has 2 seams. Maybe mine is mutant, but I don't care, it fits great.
My shape is low set, short and narrow rooted, and soft.
This bra is a 3HC (half cup with two vertical lines). I ordered this as a 60 band because my 65 bands were feeling too loose, and I'm glad I did. It feels perfect, and there are 4 x 3 sets of hooks to fasten it. The straps are nice and wide and they adjust long enough for my low set/tall frame. The pattern is super cute and playful, and I love having this bra because most of my bras have no pattern. The shape is typically rounded for a half cup, and I get just some slight ...quadding on my larger side after I scoop and swoop. This cup has a thin lining along the cups upper edge, which is good so there's no gaping along the cup edge. The material is cottony on the inside and outside, and the band is a bit stretchy. I gave it a fairly good pull to get my measurements, but it could have stretched further.... I just didn't want to distort the cups.I requested straps moved in 1cm, overlapping gore. The gore is not overlapped but it is quite narrow and still fits.
Overall excellent quality, excellent comfort (as always with Comexim bras), and excellent appearance. Read more 106 more words
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Straps moved in 1cm, made as a 60 band, made as a 3HC,
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say this is one of the prettiest bras in existence. The intricate lace (and gore lacey detail), the colour (very representative of the actual colour in the photos I'm wearing it in) and the combination of the black and violet. Safiya is really a beautiful bra.
Add to that it's for some reason extremely comfortable and you have a winner.
For one thing, the band is a lot tighter. Like, A LOT. It's a true 70 band, fits snug, but ...not too tight. For the way I like it I do have to put it on second hooks but that's okay! It's just cause I lost a lot in the underbust and now I'm neither a 30 nor a 32 and yeah. The band is good.
The cups are made of two parts, with one single vertical seam, and they seem pretty short. The top of them is finished with elastic but it's not too tight so I don't get a severe case of cutting into my tissue. The cups are larger. They have to be because they *almost* fit. Like, they are so close. Whereas in Bridget I had obvious quadding on my larger side and that was way before high tide. Safiya bubbles only slightly and I'm at my largest right now, and still it's barely noticeable really. I'm thinking beginning to mid cycle this bra will fit (I'll update with photos next week). However, unlike Bridget, Safiya flattens me out a little bit. Which is fine, really, sometimes you wanna be flatenned. (I think? The minimising effect looks really nice under some shirts.) I think it might be because of the wide wires, but again, they are narrower than my Bridget.
I'm really confused about the band! Is it a case of vanity sizing for Breakout Bras? So odd.
The gore tacks perfectly (unlike Bridget where it was a soft tack). The lacey detailing on the gore is so so gorgeous.
The straps are wide set and are wide. They adjust long enough! I think I might even need to tighten them a little bit.
That all being said, I can't quite judge the lift in this bra. It's neither here nor there to me, not too lifting, but offers some support. I'm convinced that if it had a second vertical seam the support would be so so much better. But it is what it is.
I'm glad I forgot I ordered this and didn't change the size for my order. I think a 65L would fit, too. But this, I think, is good enough. Read more 341 more words
Omg omg omg. This is my third Ingrid. I've tried Ingrid plunge 80k and 85K before but they were too small in the cups and too big in the bands. (I don't know what I was thinking. 85?! Ouch....) Finally I have got a fitting Ingrid!!!!!!!! I am just too excited to have one of my favorite bras in a proper size now. Lol
This in size 75M fits like just 34H which is my usual uk size. The band stretches to about 35 inches. The wires are narrow and the cups deep. What more can I say? It is a Comexim! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />
This bra is so beautiful in person! It’s a lovely smoky grey with delicate baby pink and white embroidery. The fabric is soft and not itchy. The cups are a three part, vertical seem cup with two layers of fabric. The inside of the cup is a monotone mesh with the outer fabric an embroidered mesh. The center gore, as well as the rocker of the bra consists of the same embroidered fabric with a small pink bow on the gore. The straps are a dark gray that coordinates with the gray mesh back band. The band on this bra is extremely stretchy! I definitely suggest sizing down. ...Even on the tightest set of hooks the bra felt loose, so the life of the bra wouldn’t last long. The back band had a 3x4 closure. Also be warned that the hardware that connects the straps to the back of the band squeak! The fit in the cup ran small for me, so I will be exchanging for a smaller band, bigger cup to see if I can get a better fit. This bra is just too beautiful to give up on.
Matching panties in size Medium: The front of the panties has a double layer of dark gray mesh, with a single layer of embroidered fabric next to it. The front portion of the hip area is a single layer of dark gray mesh. The back of the panties is also a single layer of the dark gray mesh. The crotch ha a black cotton fabric gusset. All elastic is dark gray. Read more 154 more words
I originally reviewed this in size 65J(30GG) http://bra.pe/X35Q/ but due to fit issues I exchanged for this 60L(28HH). I’m so glad I decided on going one band down and up a cup. It fits spot on and exactly what I was looking for in terms of fit and look. This bra is very comfortable, but it still has the squeak where the back hardware attaches to the straps. I’m hoping with some wear, that squeak will go away. For all the fabric details please see my original review, where I go into detail. I deducted a point for quality due to the squeak. For reference: I wear a 65J in padded plunge I wear a 65K in 3HC padded basic I wear a 60L in this 3HC non-padded Onyks
My shape is low set, short and narrow rooted, and soft.
This bra is so adorable! I love the yellow (which I usually stay away from), and the little feathers. Again, just like my 60J - Comexim » Scottie 3hc , I decided to get a fun bra with a pattern for a change. I don't regret my decision to get this bra, but the band is way shorter than my Scottie (see pictures for comparison). I recently dropped from a 65 to a 60 band, but this one only fits with an extender. It also only has 3 x 2 sets of hooks, which I was ...dissapointed about, because the other two I ordered have 4 x 3 sets of hooks. The straps and gore bow are grey. The material is cottony on the inside and satiny on the outside. The padding is not bulky. The straps are a little wider than your typical straps, and they adjust long enough for my tall frame. I requested straps moved in 1cm and overalapping gore, and it looks to me like these alterations were done. I should also mention that I get 3HCs in a cup size larger compared to plunges.
I ordered the brazillian bottoms in a medium. My upper hips measure about 36.5", and my lower hips (where my bum is fullest) measures about 38.5". They fit perfectly and look great with the bra.
Overall excellent quality, with the exception of the band being short, excellent comfort, and beautiful appearance. Read more 142 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
Straps moved in 1cm, overlapping gore, made as a 60 band.
This is my first time to try a half cup bra without lowering the gore and I’m glad it’s quite good!
My shape is projected, full on top and centre with narrow & tall roots. Soft tissue and extremely close-set breasts. My usual UK size is 28F and Comexim size 60HH. I have never had a half-cup bra before except for the Comexim 3HC since they are usually too wide (especially with UK bras) with too sturdy wires that would hurt at the gore. With basically no distance between my breasts, I always request for a lowered gore even in lined 3HC from Comexim. This time, I take my usual ...size 60HH but did not request a lowered gore since most unlined bras with a low gore means less room for my top fullness. All unlined plunges basically cut in my tall roots except for those with stretch lace like the Panache Andorra plunge. I decided to try an unlined 3HC from Comexim because I am just in need for a plain white bra that doesn't add any bulk.
This bra fits just as well as the lined 3HC. I would recommend to take your usual Comexim size if you would like to try an unlined bra from them. Although I didn't ask for a lowered gore, it is still low compared to most half-cups on the market. The soft wires help too. But I think my breasts are too close together so the gore is not laying flat. Since I asked for an overlapped gore, I also expected it to be narrower. Like lined 3HC's, the wires are narrow, and cups quite deep and open on top. With its stretchy material, the cups also accommodate lots of top fullness. Band runs true to size.
Overall I find this bra fitting quite similarly as the usual lined 3HC. Read more 196 more words