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.
This bra was...a gamble, but it's also a testament to this site and how awesome it can be once you have added some bras and figured out what measurements and such work, what you like, and what you need. Let me explain....
This is my first Comexim bra. I've never had one or tried one or anything, but I learned from a friend with a very similar size and shape that the sizes in Comexim that I should be looking at are 65H or 70G. And well...well, this bra is a 60HH. So it is a sister size, but a smaller band than I'd normally consider. Sometimes I like ...to browse the listings and not filter anything in a particular brand...I just see everything available and then maybe click on nearby sizes if something appeals to me and I look at the measurements. This is how I came across this particular bra. Normally, I look at the measurements and realize that nope, not going to work (and give a small cry). This one though, this beautiful bra, said that it had a stretched measurement of 30" so I was immediately intrigued and interested! I'd seen this bra on my friend's blog previously and had fallen pretty hard for it then. I figured that as it had a user before this seller, the band must have just stretched out, but thought to ask the seller to confirm that (which she did...she gave more detailed stretched band measurements). Even if the band didn't really stretch to 30" I figured I would be ok if it got to 29", and if it was less, then I would be ok using an extender. The rest of the measurements looked right, based on the bras that I have added and measured. So it was a gamble, but at least an educated one. I bought it with all of my fingers crossed.
Now, my boobs tend to have shortish (possibly taller but deflated, so still functionally short) and narrowish roots (looks wider unsupported than they really are) with soft and malleable tissue that's pendulous. I am even to FOB and center full. I need depth at the wire but not necessarily at the apex.
First, I have to thank the seller for wrapping the bra in neon polka dot tissue paper and stuffing some into the cup for transit. Nice touch there.
Secondly, this bra is so beautiful. The navy blue lace is rich, and the C charm at the gore has a little sparkle gem in it. It's very royal and regal looking; the eyelash lace adds an additional feminine touch and adds to the details that make this beauty. It is definitely a bit worn in sections and it does not seem to be as flat against my skin as it should be (it curls up some). The shimmery beige bows at the straps and gore tie beautifly into the creamy beige lining under the lace. There is just something very pure about that beige lining...that particular shade is well chosen, I think. It almost disappears on my pale skin. If I was to do a photo shoot with this bra, I'd naturally have the matching knickers, and in true Big Cup Little Cup fashion, I'd have accessories...I think that I would have a tiara (either on my head or simply in shot) while drinking some tea from some lovely (read: fancy) china. Ha ha!
The fit is pretty fantastic. I do feel like it is slightly more minimizing than some of my other bras, but I'm ok with that. It's not serious compression or anything. I will also say that I do find that the band is a little bit tight...it's borderline. I did not get a 30" stretched measurement; I got 28.75" which is close to my snug under bust measurement (and more like a loose 28 whereas it was a tight 28 originally). I prefer 29-30" stretched bands and this is slightly less than that. That said, given that it is used, it is more relaxed and still feels mostly ok. It turns out that the bra is actually my friend's old bra (!)....the one from the blog post I mentioned above. It just had a brief user in between. Anyway, I wore it to work the day after I had gotten it (I had tested it for an hour or so when I first got it) and running errands all day a few days later. I was fine both days. I did explore the extender option, but I think that it's going to be ok without it, and if it is just a bit too tight after work, I'll take it off and maybe put a looser one on. Or have nothing.
Anyway, I think my pictures are evidence enough that I can stand to have a few more Comexim 3HCs in my life. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> My pics are split, btw...I took some immediately when I opened it up immediately after work, but after work was 8pm, and I was loosing my natural lighting fast, so I took a few pics in my bathroom under the heat lamp which is a lovely, bright, and warm light. Details are much clearer under the brighter lights. I shared both groups for perspective of the colour. Thanks for reading! Hope that you love this as much as I do.
I was hoping the third time would be the charm, but I was wrong https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I ordered this custom Victoria with the following alterations: 3HC instead of 2HC; overlapping gore; 3x4 hook closure; straps moved in 2cm; cookie pockets; no eyelash lace. Sadly, the 3HC cut from Comexim is a shape mismatch for me. The 70HH had the right volume at the apex, but the band was too loose and the wires were at least 1/2 inch too wide. Sigh. This was the third Victoria I ordered from Comexim. There's a full review on my blog comparing my fit problems with all 3.
I absolutely love the look of this bra, but the 3HC cut is simply too wide and shallow for me. This was my third attempt at a 3HC Victoria and my last 3HC. It's a lost cause. I've written a comparison review of this and 2 other Victorias (70HH and 65HH) on my blog.
Very sexy and beautiful bra. The eyelash lace doesn't lay flat, but rather flutters (see what I did there?) over the breast. This is the closest fit I've had and I want to keep this so bad, but the cup edge shows under shirts and it gives me a backache the second I put it on.
Comexim 3HC bras have all the immediate projection they are hyped to have. The wires actually stay in my IMF, I didn't think that was possible! The gore doesn't tack, it's too high. I think that's why the cup edge is gaping once my breasts settle. They bubble up and the ribbon ...cuts in after a fresh scoop and swoop and when I push the gore down. I don't think it's enough to need a bigger size. I think maybe it's just not projected enough at the top or gore.
I've got a weird issue with the straps. The left keeps falling off. The angle they are pulling at flattens my breasts as it comes up and it puckers up into this 3D triangular strap gap. I end up with trapezoid boobs.
The band is tapered. I found the top of the band loose under the arms and kept tightening it. I got it to the 3rd hook (there are 4 rows on this) before my back fat caused too much rolling on the bottom edge. Read more 125 more words
This bra's measurements have been altered
Moved in strap 3.5cm, lowered gore, narrowed gore, overlapped gore
Comexim really went above and beyond on this bra! When I sent customer service pictures of the first bra they sent (http://bra.pe/XTnX/) they remade the bra and also adjusted my cup size after seeing it was a bit large in my original photos. I waited about a month but it was certainly worth it and a relief when it arrived as we went back and forth a few times on measurements. It fits how it should now and I am pleased! They asked that I keep the other bra as well so that was great that I did not have to mail it back.
As for the bra I love it! The detailing is gorgeous and the eyelash lace is so pretty! The only quibble is I get a bit of jiggle when walking but given the bra is made of thinner foam it does make sense.
Overall a happy customer and I managed to finally find my elusive size and cup (3HC) that fits best!
For some reason, the band on my Victoria seems to run extra tight. It's a 65/30 and it stretches to barely 26". I haven't had any feedback from Anna about this yet. The cup is also too small for me, especially on the larger side. It's beautiful and I think it will fit well in the right size. It's a great quality bra and just what I've been looking for, so I hope a 65J with a band that runs true to size will be an easy fix.
Since I wasn't sure where to put this info, here's a quick summary of the alterations it came with:
*3HC instead of 2HC *Straps moved in 2cm (can't verify, but I think this was done) *Eyelash lace removed from cup *Overlapping gore (wasn't requested) *4 rows of 3 hooks (wasn't requested)
It was still too big in the cup, and either too tall or too open. I took 2 triangle sections out making it a 3HC instead of 2HC, and it fits much better. It's now wearable though a little minimizing from the side profile. But it's so pretty I just want to wear it!
So technically, the cups are too shallow on this bra for me, but it's soooo gorgeous that I am happy to keep it as a bedroom bra. This is another one that does not fit on swoop and scoop, but is so beautiful that I'll let that slide given that my boobs settle pretty readily anyway and it's likely something I'd only wear for short periods. The eyelash lace, I can't even. I coveted it for so long so it fits just okay enough that I'm hanging on to it for now.
This bra's measurements have been altered
Sold with 2-part half cups as default, custom ordered with 3-part half cups