Bra fitting help » Help with Comexim sizes and alterations (gore height/width, cup height/deepness)
Comexim » Ingrid Plunge Bra (289) » 65M 30:13
Main problem with this bra for me is the gore. I have very close set breasts (basically no space between them until my IMF) and the gore floats due to height and also possibly width. There is also gapping along the edge of the cups and when I "manually" tack the gore I get a small amount of quadding. Tried this bra in a 30JJ, it didn't tack either and it appeared too big when I forced it to. I can post the link to an imgur album with photos of me in it if it'll help.
What I'd like help with is what EU size I should get? (I'll be ordering directly from Comexim.) And what alterations should I request to get the best fit? So far I'm thinking reduced gore height, straps moved in, and maybe overlapping wires (to accommodate inner fullness from close-setness). Deeper and reduced cups was suggested by a poster on ABTF.
TIA for any help, really hoping to get things right on my first order with it!
Note: Although I have this bra down as the band being too tight I purchased 3 other Comexim bras in a 30 band and all fit with the not uncommon new bra "wee bit too snug" feel. This particular bra however was strangely tight af! Like holy guacamole Batman! I needed an extender to get it hooked. If I recall correctly the unstretched length was an inch shorter than the others. Basically I'm saying I can in fact wear a 30 band despite this boa constrictor firm band.
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This is SO beautiful on you!!!!
When you remove the bra, where do you see wire marks? Looking at the inner, lower portion of each breast, is your breast tissue free of wire marks? If yes, overlapping gore should be sufficient. If not, I recommend requesting both narrowed and overlapping gore wires. For my cemter-full, close-set breasts, This combination feels the most comfortable.
Hmmm.... I'm concerned lowering the gore may also lower the cup height enough that you'll experience significant quadding. However, narrowing and overlapping the gore may allow more of your breast tissue into the cups. If that happens, the quadding won't occur.
Requesting deeper cups in addition to reducing the gore height may work, too. It may be an experiment, but another user may have an experience with these alterations and provide better advice
Your center fullness is likely requiring some band length. When you have enough space for your center fullness, a 65 band should fit you comfortably. One exception is the full lace bands: order a 70 in those models. There is some band variation among models. So, just check the data here for help.
Hope you find a perfect fit soon
Updated on April 18, 2017 Flag this
I am close set/center full and just overlapping gore works for me, but, I haven't tried narrowed and overlapping gore which may be better. I just try to keep it simple?
Deeper cup definitely helps, I need 2-3 cup sizes over what calculators/measurements would make it seem like I need. I also do better with the 3HC than the plunge, but I'm revisiting plunges in an order I'm waiting on so stay tuned. I decided not to lower cups for sake of avoiding potential quad boob, we shall see.
Updated on February 17, 2018 Flag this
I usually get an overlapping (where the wires touch at the top) x a narrowed gore (where the actual width is narrowed).
Also don't be afraid of reducing your gore. I get both of those alts and reduce my gore to 6-6.5cm, approx 2.5in. I started orderin a 70M... now I'm at a 65P and looking for my nxt size up x guess what I still wear my gore tht low. I like my cleavage lol, reducing the gore should remove some of that slight gap and allow it to tack.
I'm close set, center full, even fullness and high set if that helps
Perhaps you should try the 30JJ again (perform a really good scoop and swoop lol and determine), but reduce the cups (height), lower the gore, overlap and narrow it and if the straps are too wide bring them in 2-3cm. This will help remove some of the extra fabric/depth that may not be needed. You want to try to get a depth close to your laying perimeter, that can be beneficial for some, but depending on the firmness or softness of your boobs, shape, and preferences your desired depth can vary.
Updated on May 12, 2018 Flag this