Bra Review: Comexim Brigitte 60HH, and a word about body acceptance

Friendly reminder before I get too far into this review – you can always click on the pictures in my post to make them larger and see more detail 🙂

Comexim Brigitte is a gorgeous pale pink and black bra that has been around for a little while now, and I’ve loved her since I first laid eyes on her many months ago.  I needed her in my life.  This is my kind of girly bra.  I’m not a sucker for pink, but this is pink done right.  This is subtle pink, and the intricate black damask pattern adds a hint of edginess that keeps this frilly beauty from being too over the top.  I love the vibe Brigitte gives off.  Girly, yet mysterious.  Drumroll, please…. let’s meet her, shall we?

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SIGH <3.  What do I love about her?  Everything.  I love the shade of pink.  I love the pattern – I’ve never seen its equal.  I love the understated bows.  I love the ribbon edging.  I love the pinstriped straps.  I even love the little ruffle that extends all the way around to the back of the band.  Sidenote – for all you hot sirens out there, the Comexim Arabella plunge is essentially a red and white version of Brigitte, and it’s my mission to own that bra someday as well.  Arabella (not to be confused with my previously reviewed Freya Arabella) is equally gorgeous.

Brigitte is a perfect fit on me.  The cup width is perfect, the projection is perfect, the lift and shape are perfect.  Just look at this profile.

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Brigitte is exactly what I look for in a bra.  Look at all that lift – she holds my bust in, out, and up, and hugs it like a body pillow.  Brigitte doesn’t budge all day.  The band is somewhat stretchier than my others, reminiscent of the Free Time.  The fabric is so soft, and smooth enough to vanish under clingy tee shirts.

Not only does Brigitte fit like a dream, I can’t shake how this bra makes me feel.  I’m going to stray off topic a bit here, but I feel it’s important to address.  Growing up, I was painfully self conscious and most definitely not a fan of my bust.  It felt big and awkward for my petite frame.  I didn’t know what a properly fitting bra was supposed to feel like, and crammed myself into 32DD’s from Victoria’s Secret because it was as close as I could find.  I still had to adjust my bra constantly, I was falling out of it, the band was riding up my back, I thought “DD” just sounded ridiculous, and my self-esteem plummeted.  I saw my breasts as fat, and spiraled into an eating disorder and body dysmorphia, believing that if I lost enough weight, they’d disappear.  I became quite underweight and very close to hospitalization, yet when I looked in the mirror I still could not see myself as others saw me.

After seeking counseling, I started down the long, slow road to self-acceptance.  I finally reached a point in my life where I could eat and maintain a healthy weight, but I still wasn’t happy with myself.  I still struggled with my breasts and attempted to hide them as much as possible.  I lamented that nothing pretty was available in my size, if I could even find my size.  I didn’t like the attention my chest attracted.  Lingerie as an empowering tool was a foreign concept to me – my bras made me feel awkward, not beautiful.

About a year ago, I stumbled upon the wonderful resource known as Bratabase.  I re-measured myself, and was stunned to see a whole new world of bras open up to me.  After many trials and failures, I settled into my new size range of UK 28FF-G, or EU 60HH-J.  Slowly I gained more and more confidence as I discovered bras that actually supported me, didn’t ride up my back, and stayed where they belonged!  My perception of my breasts as evil torture devices started to fade.

Then I discovered the existence of Comexim and Ewa Michalak, and I learned that there are people in the world known for making bras that my specific breast shape needs.  I have very narrow roots, and a lot of projection – meaning my breasts don’t hug close to my chest wall, and this is very common in my size range.  Comexim has become my go-to label.  Not only are their bras cut to fit my chest, the elegance and quality are hard to match.

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Honestly, I burst into happy tears when I first looked in the mirror wearing Brigitte.  For the first time in my life, not only am I okay with the reflection, I am happy.  I am proud of my assets.  I feel beautiful.

What I want every single woman who reads this to know is – you are beautiful, too.  It doesn’t matter your height, weight, shape, or what size the label of your bra reads.  You are unique, powerful, and amazing just the way you are and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  You are a woman who deserves to love her own body and don’t you ever forget it.

5 thoughts on “Bra Review: Comexim Brigitte 60HH, and a word about body acceptance

  1. This is such a beautiful review! Thank you for sharing your story. I know it’s always really helpful for me to hear similar stories to mine. Boobs are tough! This is absolutely gorgeous on you! 🙂 You look great! Brigitte was definitely made for you, and this is some grade-A bra magic from Comexim.

  2. Hi there!

    I tried to post a comment before, but I think it never made it through!

    Anyway, I shall comment again:

    I don’t know if you remember me from Bratabase, I’m “myfashioninsider” and talked to you about Charlotte! 🙂

    I cried in that part when you said how you felt when you saw yourself in that bra! I’m really happy that you see your body at a whole new light now! <3 Everyone should love their bodies! That's my aim when I post about body acceptance in my blog and facebook page!

    As for your Brigitte, it's terrific! I love the pink ribbon, it's so feminine!

    I will be checking your blog from top to bottom from now on, since I'm in your size range (28FF/G) and also projected and narrow! 😀 I'll be reviewing bras in the future too, including my Comexim Ingrid in 60HH!

    kiss kiss, Nádia
    My Fashion Insider

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