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Comexim » Mia Half Cup (567) » 55F 26:6
Halp. I'm in desperate need of new bras, but am now at a loss as to what cup to reorder from Comexim.
My previous 55F Roma 3HC was too large in the cup. Nothing some padding wouldn't fix, but definitely empty space in there.
55E Yoko 2HC was a major shape mismatch along with being too small. Both Comexim plunges at 55F have been perfect.
Both my 55F Ardea 3HC and this fit very similarly, and both are definitely too small in the cups. My right nipple is nearly escaping and I have a bit of quad on the smaller side too. I'm not sure how much too small this is though. One cup? Or more? Usually my issue is too large a cup!
So now I'm totally not sure what size to reorder at. All three 3HCs were with reduced cup height, at 55F, and there is at least 2 cups difference between them. Which one is more true to size? Has Comexim's sizing changed in the past two years, do I now need to order a larger size? Is this just a shape mismatch and I need to stick to the plunge?
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Unfortunately Comexim gets to be inconsistent when customizations are done. I would recommend sending the owner, Anna, an email with photos and ask her about the fit. Since all 3 are the same style and size, there shouldn't be sure variations!
Provide her with the measurements and photos , kindly let her know you are confused with the variation in sizing and fit, and I'm sure you can get it worked out. Be patient as there is a language barrier, but Anna is super sweet. She needs to be made aware of such issues so they can be rectified, otherwise future orders can be just as wonky as this one.
Updated on November 16, 2018 Flag this
When you get reduced height cups with Comexim, as far as I've been able to tell from reading dozens if not hundreds of reviews and seeing measurements and photos, you are actually effectively getting a smaller and above all SHALLOWER cup overall. They aren't just lopping half an inch off the top of the cup, they are scaling everything down and this means the apex of the cup is lower, the depth is smaller, the cup edge is more closed in and apt to cut in on the inner half of your breast, etc. You do not have a shallow shape for your size range in any way, much to the contrary, so asking for this customization is going to confuse the issue of sizing a great deal if you're starting your research by looking at measurements and reviews for other users' bras that do NOT have reduced height.
If for any particular reason you need to continue to request reduced height you will therefore need to size up in the cup probably at least 1 cup volume beyond what you'd otherwise wear. If you want reduced cup height AND you are buying one of Comexim's shallowest styles e.g. one of their really shallow half cups you will probably not be able to get a good fit because center full, projected boobs and shallow cups made shallower by customization are just very unlikely to yield a perfect match. When you reach a certain level of shape mismatch you will get quadding in cup volume V yet gaping in size V+1.
Anyway, all this to say:
- if you do want one of their half cups, go to that bra's Measurements table and in the drop down menu select Depth Ratio. This will help you see if it is deeper than average/compared to the bras you've tried (good, in your case) or shallower than average (bad, avoid). Then, if you want a reduced cup, go up 2 cups from the sort of fit you are getting in this one (where your boobs are basically eating the bra for breakfast!) or if you are moving to non-reduced, going up 1 cup should do the trick.
- the Paola plunge looks like a fairly good fit so, yes, it is quite possible that in general their plunges will be better for you.
Random additional footnote--looking at some of your bra reviews and photos, it seems that you've had at least one bra where here the cup's excessive narrowness meant it was unable to keep all the tissue in the cup and therefore appeared to be big enough/too big when in reality it was just too narrow. When the wire is too narrow it's often just not possible to assess cup volume independently of that. So unfortunately, any bras you've had in a single size that was too narrow are not going to be useful in figuring out optimal cup volume. Finally last installment in my Dickensian bra novel: in relation to this underwire width issue, since you are so distinctly center-full, I would suggest that an optimal fit will be obtained much more easily if you use the conventional approach of just aiming to fit the larger boob, because if you're compromising between bigger and smaller volume, you're always going to be skating quite close to the too-narrow-wire zone, which again falsifies the whole picture.
Updated on November 16, 2018 Flag this