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. 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...)
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