Some of my fellow bra-fanatics may be aware that my beloved Comexim has come out with 4 new styles for this fall season! Exciting times ahead! I instantly fell in love with the navy eyelash lace pattern and the peach-and-gray lace pattern. Recently, I got my hands on the peach and gray, named Sonia, and it is just as beautiful in person as I expected!
Just look at her <3 First of all, the color is fantastic on my naturally warm-toned skin. The peach is much more subtle than I expected, and incredibly, this bra works as a nude on me. Up until now, I’ve only reviewed Comexim’s padded plunges, so I’ll go over the differences of a half cup briefly. Most noticeable is the seam pattern. Half cups only have vertical seaming. The wires are wider than a plunge, and the bra is designed to hold your breasts closer to your chest and lift them up, resulting in an appearance of cakes-on-a-plate cleavage, or Marie Antoinette cleavage. The plunge cut bras bring your bust closer to the center and more projected forward, often resulting in cleavage that resembles a Y pattern. Comexim half cups tend to run about a size small, and Sonia is no exception. A 60J is one cup size larger than my typical 60HH Comexim size.
You can see from this side view how my breasts are less “way out in front” and more “shelf” like. I prefer this look under some shirts, but it does not come without its drawbacks. The cups are indeed wider, and therefore the wire width extends past my breast root and more under my armpit than I really need.
You can see in this image, where my fingers are marking the edge of my breast root, and how it is about a half inch from where the wire ends on my side. This isn’t problematic in and of itself, as long as the wire doesn’t end up so wide that it compromises the level of support you get from the bra. In my case, my bust is well supported enough, and the end result is that my breasts spread more to the side instead of staying front and center, creating somewhat of a minimized look under shirts in comparison to my plunge bras. Like I mentioned already – there are certain instances where I prefer that effect: under baggy shirts, under my scrub tops, and on days I just don’t feel like shouting to the world “here are my boobs!!”
Moving along. This bra is very well made (as usual) and intricately detailed. The lace pattern is breathtaking, and I love the addition of eyelash lace on the side. Eyelash lace is a rising trend in lingerie, and I feel like its use here is a sweet and unexpected added touch.
One last thing I would like to mention. Due to the wider cups and higher side wings, the straps on this bra come dangerously close to rubbing on my armpits. I think if I were to order half cups from Comexim in the future, I’d ask for the straps to be moved in 2cm. This is not an issue for me with my plunge bras, but it’s just one more note to be made about the shape differences in the half cup cut.
I think Comexim has done a fabulous job designing a few new styles that are sexy but grown up, classy, and elegant. Again, I can’t say enough about their wonderful service and craftmanship. This bra makes a lovely addition to my wardrobe that I will enjoy for a long time to come.
If you are interested, you can find Sonia here: http://www.comexim.pl/half-cup/406-sonia-biustonosz.html
Thanks for reading and much love!