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Comexim » Hot Chocolate Plunge » 65M 30:13
This is the first Comexim I've tried and while it was nice to be able to order easily and quickly from Breakout Bras, I don't understand why some tags have the UK sizing printed (like mine) and some have the EU sizing (someone else has posted a 60I I believe). So the 30J that I got was way too big in the cup but also maybe the half cup models would be better suited to my shape. The band seemed to fit at first but then I realized it's fairly stretchy even on the last hook. So I'm thinking maybe a half cup, 28 what, H? GG?
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Breakout Bras specifically has tags in UK sizes vs EU/Comexim sizes. Bra Obsessed did the same thing when they sold Comexim, though I don’t know about Zathiya’s labels. As far as sizing goes, I think one cup size down should do it based off of the measurements that you listed here. That said, it’s possible that it’s too tall for you as it is for many people, and the top by the straps are gapping too much as a result. As you said, you might be better with the half cups. AFAIK, this one isn’t clearance or final sale, so I believe it’s returnable. I would also add that if you order a Comexim directly, you might consider adding cookie pockets in addition to reduced cups and straps moved in. Cookie pockets will allow you to correct asymmetry.
Updated on May 30, 2019 Flag this
Answer about the labeling, not the fit:
I was told by Comexim themselves (a couple of years ago though) that they'd put whatever label their customer asks them to put. So if they have bras that are made due a US order, they will put the labels as that company asked for.
They weren't too strict about their conversions as long as they could match it to their patterns for each size.
If you ask me, I think that's a terrible mistake (then again all brands have made similar sizing mistakes before too).
Here Bratabase will make a best effort to try to match conversion and equivalence between different size schemes so we can all talk a similar language. Even though your bra was labeled 30J (because Breakoutbras sent an order for 30J bras to Comexim), the system recognizes it is a 65M, as someone who buys the same bra from the official Comexim store would get it labeled.
Updated on May 31, 2019 Flag this
I would suggest at least one cup (possibly 2) down but keep the 30 band. So a 30HH or 30H. Comexim EU size of 65L or 65K. When the cups are too big, it can give the illusion that the band is too big as well since the cups don't offer the resistance that they should, and part of that empty cup space is pulled to the side making the band appear looser than it really is. When you have a properly fitting cup, the same band will feel tighter. A true 28(60) Comexim band will be too tight for your measurements and would result in making the cups shallower and appear smaller than they are. If you can try both sizes I suggested (30H and 30HH) it will offer you a better comparison of both cup and band fit.
On Breakout Bras site, they give you the EU to UK conversion under each bra listing to aid in deciphering the size, otherwise it is best to go with your index size. So for example, the Panache Envy you added was a 30:11 index size, while this one is a 30:13.
If ever in doubt, you can always post an open firum question asking for a size recommendation based on the size the fits you in other brands and we can help you figure out a good starting size. 💕
Half cups will fit differently but I don't have personal experience with them aside from one unlined so I would suggest reading the reviews on the half cup models that interest you and seeing what each says about how they fit compared to the Comexim plunges. Also Comexim has a 3HC (2 vertical seams) and a 2HC (one vertical seam) which vary in fit so keep that in mind as well. General consensus from what I recall reading was that they are more shallow than the plunge, but experience can vary based on size range.
Updated on June 1, 2019 Flag this