An embarrassingly longgg overdue review of Yoko, bought in 2016.
I only remembered that I had never actually added/measured/reviewed this bra, when I finally decided it was really getting too worn out; and order the New Yoko (Plunge) last Black Friday! Figured this review might still serve someone's purpose, when deciding which of the 2 Yoko's to order?
This (2016) was my first time ordering from Comexim.
Looked back in my email order confirmation, and I asked for the following:
- 3HC style (I think the original Yoko advertised is 2HC)
- Straps moved in 3 cm.
- Back band with 3x4 closure
- Cookie pockets
- Cups lowered by ~2 cm.
- Gore lowered by ... ~2 cm. and gore narrowed, with overlapping wires
- Size 70K - or equivalent to allow for ~28cm. cup depth
(As you can see I was nervous abut what size to order, and ended up with way too many alterations. For what I can tell, all of them were done - even though the gore is so low that there's no possible overlap, which is fine.)
Nonetheless, what arrived was a strikingly beautiful, mesh-fabric-based bra that sparked a LOT of joy!!
Definitely some Asian vibes going on, and this vibrant/electric blue fan-shaped embroidery... Even more gorgeous than I imagined.
As you can see in the photos, lowering the cups was not the greatest idea - as it's pretty small / low coverage on me.
I may have grown slightly since then, but it has always been a bit too snug.
No worries though I, was still very pleased with my purchase, as Yoko was super comfortable, the straps easily blended in with my black-favored-wardrobe, the lower coverage meant it could be worn under any neckline... I've worn this bra to death! It is actually one of my only bras with lots of noticeable wear. After 4 years of at least bi-weekly wear, and sometimes being the only bra brought along on a city trip / weekend away / sweaty festival etc. - that seems very reasonable haha..
For whoever is curious; the signs of wear:
The straps have permanently 'rolled'/twisted (when unworn), the cups do some buckling / creasing, the band has stretched out a lot / mesh getting worn out and going extra see-through in places... (Almost to the point where I've considered doing some experimental bra surgery: replacing this worn-out band with a cheap black bra's band?) Anyway, keep in mind that the band measurement was definitely smaller when purchased.
All in all not a great fit, but a super comfy bra that has accompanied me on many adventures.
When I found out there was a Plunge 'Yoko' coming out, confusingly named 'Yoko 1' (huh? shouldn't the _first_ bra of this design coming out be Yoko 1? I refuse to call her by this illogical name.) I decided to order that, to replace this trusty boob-companion. Rest in peace OG Yoko, you've served me well. And I may or may not still Franken-bra-ify you (;
(BTW my Yoko Plunge arrived early January and a review on that is upcoming as well - spoiler alert: fits way better)
Also, appendix about the matching briefs:
The briefs in 'szorty' style, XL, sadly never fit me comfortably.
They're definitely big enough (43" hips/butt), but the leg-openings cut into my hip crease for some reason? Some rough elastics that were used? Also I found the mesh material less comfy in the briefs than in the bra (I've always been a sucker for cotton underwear and while these do have a cotton crotch, the main mesh just feels a bit rough on me). Anyhow, in my recent Black Friday order I tried ordering the Yoko briefs in 'Princess' style (like 'tanga' briefs) and they're a success!
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- This bra's measurements have been altered
- Altered straps, Straps moved in 2/3 cm. Lowered cups and gore, by approx. 2 cm.
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 Flag this