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.
So the Victoria, besides being beautiful, is so so so comfortable. I've only worn it twice now but the first time I wore it all day and never even noticed it. The second I noticed the wires at the bottom a bit, but I have zero padding there and I never sit with correct posture so I'm sure that is not helping. The gore tacks and the wires seem to follow my IMF perfectly.
I have a few complaints but I think I might have to just get over them. There's some gaping at the top of the cup, which I think might be unavoidable with my short roots. ...I also get some minor quadding at the center which shows up after I settle in but I loosened the straps a bit for the second wear and it seems to have fixed that problem. This particular bra has some weird indents in the cups just below where the straps attach, almost like they're pulling too tight, but they don't go away with loosening unless there's absolutely no tension on the straps at all. The cups are also empty from these indents to the wire and puckering slightly. I got this as a swap and the previous owner mentioned the same thing so I think it might just be a defect rather than a size or shape issue. The wire marks are right at the edge of my IMF so it's like there extra fabric, not that it's too big. Last thing is it seems to make me a little wider than I'd prefer and it has a little of a minimizing effect. I'd like a little more front and center if possible. I have to start this on the second (of 4) hooks and I'm debating moving to the third so I'm wondering if I should ultimately go to the 65 band. Read more 204 more words