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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.

Comparing Comexim 3HC-altered, unaltered, and lightly altered

This is going to be a long comparison consisting of 5 bras. I intally wanted to do 2 or 3 bras, but with some of the altered bras, I’m not 100% sure what alterations were done. I will have pictures and measurements, so this will be a long post. There will be pictures of how I measured the bras, for your information.

Bras:

Rita 70F- Unaltered aside from the fact it is a 3HC

Annika 65G- reduced gore (possibly reduced cup)

Snake 65G- reduced gore* (possibly reduced cup and straps moved in)

Veronique 65G- reduced gore, reduced cup and straps moved in

Basic 70F- reduced gore, reduced cup and straps moved in

 

For all intents and purposes the Veronique and the Basic are to be considered completely altered, and the Annika and the Snake are considered somewhat altered. I can’t say with 100% certainty that any alterations aside from rom the reduced gore were done on the Annika and the Snake, or if they were altered by 1 cm instead of 2. Anyone that has ordered from Comexim knows that they don’t really confirm whether or not they will do or have done an alteration. So hopefully this will help someone.

All of the pictures will follow this order- Rita and Annika together, and Snake Veronique and Basic together, with the basic being the last bra.

Fit wise the Rita is the cup that is the most open on me, and it actually has a bit of room at the top. The basic is the cup that is the smallest on me with The Veronique closely following. I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this, but to be completely honest, I’d want all of my bras to be as low as the basic. I know that it looks too small, (well it is too small), but that’s the height that I would like for bras. Seeing as how I have tall roots, I have no issue with taller cups.

*I know all the bra except for the Rita lol too small in the cups, but my breasts settle after a while.

 

Top of the cup:

The actual measurements may be slightly off from the picture, but it was kind of hard to get the tape to curve the way the bra does.

Rita 6.5 inches

Annika 6.25 inches

Snake 6 inches

Veronique 5.75 inches

Basic 5.875 inches

Thoughts: The Rita is a little too open on top for me. The basic doesn’t have the smallest measurement, which is why there isn’t a lot of quadding. I do want to mention that the Annika is supposed to have a copper ribbon at the top, I requested that my bra not have that ribbon because I don’t really like the color.

 

Width:

Rita 5 inches

Annika 5 inches

Snake 5 inches

Veronique 5.25 inches

Basic 5 inches

Thoughts: I’m not sure why, but I’m surprised to see that the width is pretty much the same for all the bras. Theoretically since they’re either the same size or sister size, it should be the same. But it goes to show that just because a cup is altered, the width still stays the same.

 

Depth:

Rita 8 inches

Annika 7.75 inches

Snake 7.5 inches

Veronique 8 inches

Basic 8 inches

Thoughts: its interesting to see that the depth on the Snake is the smallest, and that the Veronique, Rita and basic all have the same depth. I would have expected the depth of the basic to be less than the other bras, since it seems a lot smaller while on.

 

Cup height:

Rita 6.25 inches

Annika 5 inches

Snake 5 inches

Veronique 5 inches

Basic 5 inches

Thoughts: this was measured near the outer seam of the 3HC. All of the bras except the Rita have the same measurement. The Rita is 1.125 inches taller than the rest, so this can account for why the Rita seems a little too big

 

Gore:

Rita 2.75 inches

Annika 2.25 inches

Snake 2.75 inches

Veronique 2.25 inches

Basic 2.125 inches

Thoughts: the gore on both the Rita and Snake bras can be considered  unaltered. I definitely asked for a reduced gore on the snake bra, so it wasn’t done. 2.75 inches is the height of the gore on my unaltered 65Gs/70Fs.

 

Strap to wire:

The actual measurements may be slightly off from the picture, but it was kind of hard to get the tape to curve the way the bra does.

Rita 2 inches

Annika 2 inches

Snake 2.125 inches

Veronique 2.5 inches

Basic 2.375 inches

Thoughts: I’m guessing this is what matters most to the people that need the straps moved in, because as you can see, the area is larger on the very altered bras and smaller on the unaltered. I don’t have narrow or sloping shoulders, so moving the straps in, isn’t a necessary alteration for me.

 

Seam to seam (top):

Rita 1.5 inches

Annika 2 inches

Snake 1.75 inches

Veronique 1.75 inches

Basic 1.75 inches

Thoughts: I’m not sure if this measurement will help anyone with anything, but it is interesting to me that the Rita has the smallest measurement, and the Annika has the largest.

 

Seam to seam (bottom):

Rita 1.125 inches

Annika 1.125 inches

Snake 1.25 inches

Veronique 1.125-1.25 inches

Basic 1.125 inches

Thoughts: I’m not sure if this measurement will help anyone with anything, but it is interesting to see that the measurements are almost the same.

 

Actual comparisons of the bras:

Top: cup height difference +gore height LL: side of cup LR: difference in strap


Top: strap placement Bottom: cup height


Top: cup height Bottom: strap placement/side of cups


UL: cup height UR: side of cups Bottom: strap placement, cup height


Top: gore height, cup height Bottom: strap placement, cup height


Top: cup height difference Bottom: side of cup, strap placement


UL: cup height differences UR: Side of cup Bottom: The gore- Veronique is 1/2 inch lower


Top: cup height LL: gore LR: strap placement, side of cups


Top: side of cups Middle: cup height Bottom: side of cups

 

So hopefully this post has helped someone when they’re deciding whether to try an unaltered or altered Comexim 3 piece halfcup. If you get nothing out of this post, just know that Comexim will reduce the cup on a 3HC (and that reduction does not come from the middle of the cup.

 

🌟What are your thoughts?🌟

Comexim Coco 70F

After receiving and wearing the Comexim Donna and the Chloe I decided I wanted to try the Comexim unlined halfcup. I’ve loved the way it looked since seeing other bloggers/women talk about this bra, but I was never sure if the top of the bra would work for my tall roots. Plus I don’t like the way most unlined halfcups look on me. I feel like they’re more for looks than of function. In my case function would be  any sort of lifting.
As with most black bras, I decided to size up in the band. When I looked at the measurements for 70E and 70F, 70E looked like it was a better fit, 70F was a little deeper than what I can wear.  I went with an F cup and asked for the cup to be reduced 1cm, and the straps moved in 1cm.

Comfort

Overall this bra is very comfortable to wear. I wore it 3 days in a row (gross, I know- but I didn’t sweat so that okay, right?) and barely felt any discomfort. The cups were only slightly itchy every so often.

The band

As I’ve said above I ordered this in a 70 band. I really could have gone with a 65, because this is too loose. On the loosest setting the band rides up, a lot. I can comfortably wear this on the tightest setting. Thankfully the band doesn’t move around when I wear it on the loosest setting. The band stretches to 31 inches (78.74 cm).

For a while I’ve noticed that with my Comexim bras (and only my Comexims) that the bottom of the band ends up feeling tight after a few hours. Naturally I was thinking that it was me- My torso was somehow incompatible with Comexim bands. But as you see in the 2 pics above, it’s not me. Comexim seems to make the upper portion of the band looser than the lower part of the band. When I wear this bra on the tightest setting, I get the gap you see above, on both sides. I believe it is like this on the tightest setting because the bottom of the band is being stretched, but the top part isn’t (because the top part is longer than the bottom part). I will eventually put a dart on both sides of the band to make the top and bottom parts even, and that will hopefully prevent the band from riding up.

The cups

The width of the cups is 5 inches. I think realistically I need 5.25 inches to be completely contained. When I put this bra on I have to make sure my whole breast is in the cup. There does seem to me more depth at the wire than in Comexim plunges. I’ve read other reviews where it is mentioned that this bra is minimizing, I don’t think it is (on me). With the bra on my standing overbust is still 34.5 inches  (87.63 cm). While it isn’t minimizing, it does give me a round shape, because it pushes my nipples/areolas in. (While my nipples aren’t prominent, I do believe they lead me to constantly having s pointy appearance in some bras).

The very first time I tried this bra on, the sides of the cup felt like they were rubbing, but I haven’t felt that since that day.

The top of the cups is stretchy. I don’t get any cutting in or quadding, but I could potentially see that happening if someone FOT got a size too small, or for someone that was very FOT.

The gore

The gore is 2.5 inches high and only .5 inches wide!!! The wire channels are overlapping (I did not ask for this, but I like it)

The wires

I have to be careful with the wires and make sure they’re not sitting on breast tissue when I’m wearing the bra. When the band is on the loosest setting it moves around and can cause the wire to not completely encase my breast (because it’s not being stretched at all). One of the times I wore this the wires were sitting on my tissue, and I didn’t feel it. I didn’t notice it until after I took of the bra. I think because comexims wires are so soft, I didn’t feel it.

 

Comparison pics. The top pics is with the band on the loosest setting, and the bottom pics is the tightest setting.

In general I’d say I’m happy with my purchase, except for the issue with the band. The bra is 100% comfortable to wear for a 10 hour shift. I don’t find myself adjusting anything throughout the day. The bra isn’t as itchy as the Donna or the Chloe.

Comexim Noir plunge 70F

I got this from a user on bratabase. This was literally my very first Comexim bra. When I bought it I wasn’t 100% sure of my size, but I figured based on the measurements that it would fit. I chose the 70 band because a lot of people mention that black bands tend to run smaller. What’s funny, is that after buying this bra (which is a sister size to my correct Comexim size), I still bought 65F comexims, instead of 65G.

As far as  know, the bra isn’t altered in any way.

 

The straps

The straps feel okay on me. Some may consider them to be wide set.

The cups

The height of the cups is perfect for me. They aren’t too tall. The cup height measures 6 inches (15.24 cm) The only issue I see with the cups, is that the ribbon part of the bra cuts in a little bit. I would t consider it to be quadding, as it’s not visible through a shirt. Also the lace part below the ribbon doesn’t lie flat (and that can be seen under a shirt).

 

The gore

The gore doesn’t bother me, I don’t even feel it. The gore measures 2.6 inches (6.60 cm), so this may have a reduced gore. The very top of the wire channels are overlapping, but the wires are not.

The band

Sizing up in the band was a smart thing to do. The band does run 1 size small. I’ve noticed that with Comexim bands, after a few hours the bottom elastic ends up feeling too tight. This bra is no exception. I think I can be considered to have a flared ribcage, but this band thing seemingly only exists with Comexim bras.

 

I don’t think there’s much I can say about this bra, as it’s just about perfect.