Archive | March 2017

Lepel Roxy longline bra size 30E + brief size 8

 

I came across this bra one day when Abracabra posted herself in it on Instagram. Up until this point, I’d never really looked at Lepel as a brand. It just wasn’t on my radar. When I saw it, I┬áwanted it- it’s a longline, and its floral, what’s not to like?

 

I searched online for reviews, but couldn’t find any. This bras wasn’t even listed on bratabase! So naturally I had no idea how it fit. I asked Abracabra what the depth was on her bra (32DD), and she said 21,5cm (8.5 inches), with the width being 13cm (5.1 inches), which works for me. The bra looked like it would work for me, so I ordered the 30E.

 

The cups on this bra appear to be ‘cut and sew’ with seams, but in actuality the inner part of the bra is molded/contoured, and the outer part (the floral fabric) is seamed. I didn’t know that before I bought it, but it probably wouldn’t have made a difference. There does seem to be enough depth at the wire.

 

 

This is considered a longline, and I guess it is, in theory. The back and sides are longer than a regular bra, as is the gore, but underneath there’s a little fabric, and some lace. The wing is 4.5 inches high, and there’s 4 rows of hooks. The band only stretches to about 28 inches, and that’s doing a hard stretch.

The lace flipped up

The lace flips up at the slightest movement! The time it took for me to go from my living room to my balcony (~10 steps), the lace had flipped over (as you can see in some of the pics). There is boning on the side of the cups, I guess to keep the rest of the band from flipping up? The very bottom of the boning presses into my skin- so this is not a bra I would wear on one of my longer days at work.

 

I would consider the straps to be wideset. As I’m sitting down on the couch, everything feels fine, but when I move my arms forward, the front of my shoulders/armpits get rubbed a bit- another thing that would prevent me from wearing this bra to work.

Right above the bow, to where the cup starts is where I have irritation, when my arms are in this position

 

 

The gore is high, and sitting on tissue, but luckily it’s not painful. There is a bubble of space in the fabric at the middle of the gore.

 

The wires encompass my breasts completely.

 

The panties

Okay, obviously I didn’t pay attention when I bought these, because I thought they were regular low cut briefs, but they’re actually ‘hipster shorts’. I don’t really like underwear that are cut like mini shorts, I like more of a Brazilian brief, where there’s less coverage. The elastic on the leg openings feels a little tight. The side panels on the panties are the same sheer black fabric that’s on the sides of the bra. There is a small piece of elastic at the bottom of the shorts in the middle. If it looks like I have a wedgie in the pic on the far right, that’s what you’re saying seeing.

 

 

Have you you heard of this bra before?

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Comexim Mascotte size 65G

I’d never heard of this bra until I saw it for sale. It was cheap, and my size, so I bought it. I did end up selling it because I didn’t “love” it, but it was a cute bra.

 

When I bought this it was preowned (hence the price), and I believe that contributes to the wrinkled cup appearance. The wrinkled didn’t bother me, as I don’t think they would have been noticeable when worn. The width of the cup is 5 inches and the depth 8 inches, so this bra was slightly too small. On my bigger side I did have some in cup quadding. The cup height is 6 inches, which is okay for me, but I think some would consider that high (the cup height hasn’t been altered imo)

 

The band stretches to 28 inches, this is 1/2 and inch smaller than my snug, but the band does seem to be riding up in some pics. The wings measure 4 inches high, this is a nice because it doesn’t cause any rolls.

 

The straps are black, plain and very stretchy. I don’t think they were moved in, but they don’t bother me.

 

The gore is 2.5 inches high, this may or may not be lowered. The width of the gore is .6 inches, and the wire channels were overlapping.

 

 

 

Have you you heard of this bra?

Comexim Scarlett 70F

I was ecstatic when I saw this pop up on bratabase. I love any and everything animal print. And the fact that there was an animal print comexim? Had to have it.

This bra was brand new with tags, that I’m assuming the original owner bought and left in the drawer and forgot about it. Since it actually had the Comexim tags, I assume it was unaltered. Normally unaltered comexim’s aren’t an issue for me, but this bra wasn’t the best fit, we’ll see why.

 

The bottom of the band was tight on me, this seems to be an ongoing issue for me with a lot of Comexim bands, but never really with a 70 band. The band stretched to 28.5 inches, which is my snug measurement, however, the band appears to be riding up in the pictures. The wings are 4 inches in height, which I’ve come to love. (I used to dislike such wide wings, but I’ve noticed it’s a common thing with Polish bras, so now when I wear U.K. bras where the wings are shorter it feels weird)

 

This bra is a plunge, and even though the width of the cup is 5 inches, it was sitting on tissue. The depth of the cup is an issue because it’s only 7.75 inches, however, there was some room in the cup, especially at the top.

The bottom of the cup is very shallow, and the bottom half of the cup also isn’t really rounded.

 

 

The gore is high, at 3.1 inches, it’s higher than most Comexim gores in this size, which seem to be about 2.75 inches (unaltered). The width of the gore is .75 inches, which considering the height, makes this too wide for me.

 

The straps are plain and fully adjustable.

 

You can see from the side view that the wire is sitting on my tissue

I have since sold this bra, and luckily, the buyer already owned the matching panties.

Comexim will be coming out with another animal print bra soon, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Comexim Rose halfcup 30FF* & 32F*

Left-30FF Right-32F

I liked the look of this bra, and for the longest I would go on Comexim’s site, and debate on whether or not to get it. I didn’t want it in a longline (which is how it’s sold on their site), and I’d read that the ribbon at the top was bad for FOT breasts. One night in August before I went to bed I decided I was going to order it when I woke up the next day. Unfortunately for me, the very next morning it wasn’t available on Comexim anymore. I emailed them and they said the bra was available at breakout bras (but Comexim still had the panties for sale, so I knew they still had the fabric).

Sometime in the summer Breakout bras started selling Comexim bras for $65. Breakout bras has their own sizing for Comexim (hence the 30FF, and 32F in the title, instead of 65H, and 70G). Breakout bras sizing is weird. It’s completely different from Comexim, and will require you to either do some math to try to figure out the correct size, or contact breakout bras.

I know with Comexim, I need the 7th cup (G). BOB write that this bra runs small, so order 2 sizes up from what you normally would.

So when I initially ordered a bra, I ordered 30G (UK), which was 2 sizes up. But then I thought about it, and emailed them telling them I wanted to order the 30FF (UK), which was 1 cup size bigger (the 8th cup). BOB has double letters, which Comexim does not, so that makes the sizing harder. But on top of that, they’re also kind of going by US sizes. They have U.K. DD listed as US DD(E), UK E as US DDD(F), so that was also confusing. I kept wondering, do I go by the US size or the U.K. size? I believe the correct answer to this is to go by their US size, as it seems to correspond with Comexim sizing. So the 30FF would be a Comexim 65H- one size bigger than the 65G I wear.

 

I did end up returning the 30FF, as this was a black banded bra, which means it ran small. I was able to exchange it for a 32F. It took around 3-4 weeks for me to get the first bra, but a week or 2 to get the exchange.

I will be reviewing both bras together, since they fit similarly.

 

The cups on both bras felt big overall. The width was 5.25, and 5.5 (30FF), and both had a depth of 8.75 inches). The cup height was 6.25/6.375 inches. In both bras, the ribbon was closed off, but not cousin any cutting in, BUT there was some space in the cup directly below the ribbon.

This was bothersome to me, but I did debate on keeping the bras. However, what made me decide to return both (and get the 32E) was that the sides of the cup came up too high, and was a source of irritation.

Ouch

This was either due to the cups being too wide, or the straps being too wideset, since the bras were not purchased directly from Comexim, there weren’t any alterations. Also worth mentioning, there was some space at the wire on both bras.

 

 

 

The gore on both bras was only .5 inches wide (perfect), and 2.75 inches high. The wire channels were overlapping at the top.

 

The straps were wideset, and bothersome on me. The straps were also hard to adjust; I literally broke 3 nails trying to adjust the straps. To adjust the straps you can’t just push the slider down, you have to use an object, like a pin.

 

The band on the 30 stretched to 28.5, which is my snug, but it felt too tight; the 32 band stretched to 29.5 inches, an inch bigger than my snug, but it felt comfortable. I’d say the band feels firm.

 

30FF (65H)

32F

 

 

I ended up returning both bras, and getting a 32E (70F) that I kept (which is now too small ­čśö)

Sometime after I bought these bras, Comexim brought the longline back on their site. I will soon review the 32E, and the matching briefs

Tutti Rouge Betty 30DD

I bought this back when Tutti Rouge had a sale- buy 5 items or more and get 55% off. I didn’t initially buy this bra for that sale, I’d bought 2 Liliana bras with matching panties, and another Liliana bra. Two of the Liliana bras didn’t fit at the time, so I sent them back for an exchange, they didn’t have replacements in smaller sizes, so I bought this and a Pearl bra. My main reason for buying this bra was because it looked like it fit similarly to the Tutti Rouge Frankie bra, which fit me at the time.

 

When I initially bought this bra, there was some room in the top of them cups, but at the time of me taking the pictures (October), I’d had some growth, so there wasn’t extra space. If I still had the bra today, there would definitely be some quadding. The sides of the cup come up kind of high, and have the potential to irritate. There did seem to be some space at the bottom of the cup, directly above the wire.

Even though this bra was lightly padded, I got a very pointed shape. A lot of Tutti Rouge bras are known to be wide and shallow, and this was definitely a wide one. The cups were 5.6 wide with a depth of 8.6 inches. The depth ratio 1:1.54, which means it’s slightly shallow to average.

 

The band is tts,  stretching to 30 inches. At the bottom of the bra, on the front, there is a ruffle. It’s cute, but wouldn’t be practical underneath a tight top.

 

The gore is 1.4 inches high, and about 1 inch wide. Although it was relatively low, I could tell it would have been painful to wear after a while.

 

The straps are wideset. Surprisingly they’re too wideset for me, which is something that doesn’t happen often. The straps are only partially adjustable. The sliders on the straps are hearts.

 

Have you tried any bras from Tutti Rouge? How did you like them?

Tutti Rouge Pearl 30DD

I bought this back when Tutti Rouge had a sale- buy 5 items or more and get 55% off. I didn’t initially buy this bra for that sale, I’d bought 2 Liliana bras with matching panties, and another Liliana┬ábra. Two of the Liliana bras didn’t fit at the time, so I sent them back for an exchange, they didn’t have replacements in smaller sizes, so I bought this and a Betty bra. My main reason for buying this bra was because it looked like it fit similarly to the Tutti Rouge Frankie bra, which fit me at the time.

 

When I initially bought this bra, there was some room in the top of them cups, but at the time of me taking the pictures (October), I’d had some growth, so there wasn’t any space, and there was some slight cutting in. If I still had the bra today, there would definitely be some quadding. A lot of Tutti Rouge bras are known to be wide and shallow, but this bra has a depth of 8 inches and a width of 5.25, which makes the depth ratio 1:1.52, which means it’s slightly shallow to average. There did seem to be some space at the bottom of the cup, directly above the wire. The sides of the cup come up kind of high, and have the potential to irritate.

 

 

The band is firm. At the bottom of the bra, on the front, there is a cute ruffle. Cute, but wouldn’t be practical underneath a tight top.

 

The gore is 2.5 inches high, and about .75 inches wide. It was sitting on tissue, and for the brief time I had the bra on, I could tell it would have been painful to wear after a while.

 

The straps are wideset. Surprisingly they’re too wideset for me, which is something that doesn’t happen often. You may not be able to see it in the pics but the straps have some rouching. The straps are partially adjustable. The sliders on the straps are hearts.

 

Have you tried any bras from Tutti Rouge? How did you like them?