Bra Review: Comexim Ingrid Plunge, 60H – an autumn classic

Hello readers, if any of you are left!!  Oh my gosh it’s been 2 months since I posted a review, and that’s way too long!  I do apologize – my studies, Etsy shop, and health have taken over my life!  The good news is I’m almost done with this semester and that means I only have one left, and the Etsy shop is doing wonderfully!  Thank you all SO MUCH for your support and business!  The bad news is nobody knows yet what’s wrong with my GI tract, but we’ve ruled out cancer, blockages, strictures, Celiac’s, and IBD so all that’s really left is something ideopathic, most likely nerve damage.  At this point, I’ve halted any follow up testing or appointments and have just treated the symptoms because it’s very likely whatever the root cause is cannot be cured anyways.  On the brighter side, I’ve been able to maintain my weight for the last 3 months or so, despite being pretty uncomfortable most of the time.

Today I am reviewing a classic Comexim plunge – the Ingrid.  Ingrid has been around for ages and continues to be one of the most popular Comexim bras, and rightfully so.  It’s a design that had to grow on me, but now that I have her I am most definitely in love.  Comexim graciously provided this bra free of charge for review purposes – all opinions are my own.

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Ingrid is a lovely floral pattern in stunning autumn shades of green, beige, brown, and bronze.  60H is a size down from my first Comexim plunge size and I’d hazard a guess the Ingrid runs a little small in the cups.  I am contained, but I definitely couldn’t go any smaller, and she feels a bit smaller than other 60H plunges I have tried on.  I love Ingrid’s colors against my own naturally warm skin – I feel very classy in this bra!

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Please excuse my messy tattoo-editing job here.  From the side view you can see the narrow wires Comexim plunges are known for –  I measured Ingrid at 5.0″ wide, which is ideal for me.  You can also see the extent of the shrinking I’ve experienced from my bust over this year!  This picture in particular makes me look smaller than I feel I actually am, so perhaps it’s the angle.  Comexim’s plunges are more projected at the apex than at the underwire, and I am pendulous and soft so I typically need more projection at the underwire than at the apex, but Ingrid stays pretty close to my IMF throughout the course of the day.  The band is on the tight side at 27.3″ stretched, which is fine for me right now as my UB measures 26.75″.  It may be too tight on true 28″ ribcages.  The cups measure 8.8″ deep at the apex.  I could have requested Ingrid as a 3HC for more space at the underwire, but I’ll be honest, I think Ingrid is prettier as a plunge and opted to stick with that cut for this bra.

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From an angle you can see the cup height is great on my short roots and the strap positioning is compatible with my broad shoulders.  Many people find unreduced Comexim cups to be too tall and wide at the strap connection, which is a problem for me when I’m in a size too large (and I have a review coming up that will demonstrate the “strap gap”) but thankfully I am lucky enough to get along with their standard cup height and strap placement in the correct volume for me.  I don’t have any gapping or quadding in this bra.  From this angle it appears the cup is a bit too narrow on my left side, but it doesn’t feel uncomfortable nor do I have to readjust the bra throughout the day, so I’m going to call this an illusion based on the way my arm is hanging in this position and my prominent Tail of Spence.

That’s all I have for today!  Do you have a favorite autumn bra?  I am backed up on reviews and have tons more to come, including more Comexims and the new Curvy Kate Ellace so stay tuned!

3 thoughts on “Bra Review: Comexim Ingrid Plunge, 60H – an autumn classic

  1. I have this bra and I love the look of it, the print works really well against my pale Celtic skin. I have put on weight this year, and this bra was only just fitting me when I was slimmer, so annoyingly is now too small. I’m going to order it again though, in a bigger size , as the print is such an unusual colorway. The matching briefs are on the tiny side I found, so size up if in doubt. Oh and I agree about the 60 band size, it would be very tight on someone who measured 28″. I am just under 27″, and I think I will order it in a 65 next time as I don’t like bands to be very tight.

  2. Glad to see you back 🙂 Ingrid was my first Polish bra, I got it from an ebay seller, and it’s now sadly too small, I re-ordered as a deep plunge, which cuts in horribly on the closed cup edge… I might have to try my third time lucky as I’m planning a (growing!) Comexim order in the next couple of weeks, I have the matching Ingrid knickers and they are so comfy.. it’s such a beautiful print!

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