I ordered this custom as a regular plunge, rather than the longline. I also ordered this with straps taken in 2cm, and cups reduced 1cm. At first glance, this bra is modeled after 36GG - Anna Pardal For Comexim » Hibiscus , but I actually found this to fit much better. The cups are typical Comexim plunge, but with the added sophisticated touch at the top of the cup.
Size-wise, the band is definitely tighter, which I've found universally true for black bands on Comexim bras, and the cups are TTS, borderline small. Like most Comexim, the bra is much better in person than online. Of ...the bunch of new Comexims I ordered, this is the best fitting one.
Stands to be said, I can't recommend enough ordering with Jaimie from braobsessed! She is knowledgeable, caring, and quick to respond. There is a slight upcharge for Comexim bras, but the pay-off is being able to return bras, even those that are custom, and I was able to have them ordered to my front door without worry of a needed signature. I will def order from her again. Read more 82 more words
So, just about two weeks ago, I spent a couple days in Toronto. And y'all know what that means (for me, anyway)... bra shopping! I hit up my favourite store first, Broad Lingerie. They don't carry much in my size in stock, but this was truly a find (and deal!) of the century.
First of all, I never thought I would be a fan of the print until I saw it in person. The cups have a mostly pink, red, and green rose print, with slightly shiny black pinstripes running vertically. The cups also have a stretchy black elastic attached along the top edge, with very thin elastic ...fibers attaching it to the edge of the cup. From afar, it looks like the elastic is floating above the cup edge, creating a neat negative-space effect. It also helps the cups lie flat against my breasts, and not cut in. Other than the cups, the rest of the bra is black.
As for fit, it is pretty much perfect. The band is snug enough and stays in place on the loosest hook, the wires are a good width, the straps are spaced well for me, and the cups are basically the perfect volume. The only minor fit issue I get is that the gore doesn't quite tack on me, but I don't feel any less secure in this bra. In fact, I feel quite secure, well supported, and nicely shaped as well despite the bra being so light on my body. The only other qualms I have with this bra are 1. that there were a few loose threads when I bought it, but that's no big deal, and 2. the sides of the hook tape (ie. the top and bottom when worn; the sides perpendicular to the edge with the hooks poking out) seem to be sealed through some heat-treated method, basically melting the edges together instead of sewing those edges shut, which starts to get a little pokey after wearing it for several hours. I may try to either file these edges to smooth them a bit, or I may trim off those edges and sew them shut instead. That being said, I can absolutely live with these issues.
This bra gives me the same great shape that my other Comexims do, which is upfront, pulled in from the sides, and rounded with a light peak. Perfection for me. The best part? It was on clearance for $20 CAD. Read more 299 more words
This bra has the straps moved in and cookie pockets added. With these modifications, the overall fit is like a 60J/K Comexim Plunge, but better. Even though the cups are taller than I need, I can't get any gapping even if I try because the cups close off perfectly on top. I'm not a fan of the extra strong wires, though, as they tend to dig in a bit and cause some discomfort by the end of the day. For some reason, I seem to get a bit of an east/west look with this bra, but it's not bad. I appreciate the narrow cups, great projection and good support this bra gives. And bonus points for the snug band.
I wish I had measured this bra right when I received it, but I didn't, so I'm fudging the band length a bit to be more in line with Rose Half Cups. 30" is about how far the band stretches without distorting the cups anyway.
Despite it being 'stretchy', the band on this bra is somehow also very firm, or at least it feels so to me. For my 29" ribcage, this bra was initially too tight to wear, but after a few wearings and/or a bit of lost weight(?), I'm more comfortable in it. Apparently black-band Comexim bras run small? I'm eyeballing the Noir, and Jaimie from BraObsessed ...warned me that that one is even smaller than usual, with a 34/75 only stretching to 31.5"... yeesh!
Also: finally, a bra with wires narrow enough for me? They might actually be very slightly too narrow, which could also be because of the cups being a little bit too small. It's a wild feeling not to have extra volume on the sides of a bra's cup, honestly. Though I guess I should try a 70J/32GG in my next padded Comexim... just to make sure that a size up wouldn't be perfect! (I do have a Jade "Liftsational" on the way in two cup sizes, hopefully my email to Wellfitting caught them in time to get a 70HH/70J...)
This is a really lovely bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> And it gives me such a great shape! I have three Cleo/Panache Marcie-model bras, and they all give me a sad squished shape on the sides and not nearly enough lift. Not so in this bra! A beautiful round shape.
I do have to heartily recommend shopping with Jaimie, the back-and-forth I have been having since yesterday afternoon about what models I should try in Ewa Michalak has been so much more helpful than any back-and-forth I've had with a bra website before, honestly. I said I prefer rounded shapes because I vaguely recalled that was relevant to which model of EMs I should buy, and out Jaimie whipped two suggested models (CHP, followed by PL) and a further recommendation of something that was in stock in a size that should work for me. (Eyeballing the measurements on the Opium, I have to agree that it seems like the G cup there (slightly deeper than the "G" on Comexim's padded plunge) would be perfect...) Read more 291 more words