Hello again, dear brog readers. Today, I’ve come to discuss the Comexim Vivien. Let’s preface this, again, with a few things: 60HH, reduced cups/gore, straps moved in, and 3 hook back. WHEW! Let’s get into it because I was very excited about the Vivien. It’s dark purple and I love dark purple. It has a floral pattern that is not my grandmother’s couch and is also not a Limited Too t-shirt. These are good things. Vivien has a lot going for her and I wanted her to be perfect.
Alas, I have a brog, and I will tell you the basic issue with Vivien: quad time.
Now, don’t get me wrong: she’s attractive. Again, not a “sexy” bra, but cute and more mature than other floral patterns I’ve encountered without being TOO mature. She’s a good medium between young and old and sophisticated and bra-made-of-duct-tape. I LOVE the kind of purple they’ve used. It’s understated, dark, and is neither too reddish or bluish.
Here’s a thought: why do we name bras after girls? Aerie has the Sophie, Kate, Bridget… Comexim has the Vivien, Ginger… What’s up with lady name bras? I want to see guy’s underwear named Matthew and Jerome and see if that makes a difference in how they sell. HMMM.
Okay, I digress, let’s look at this one.
Here you can see the colors quite well. This bra is MUTED. The pictures on Comexim make it look a little more vibrant than it is, but it’s actually very “quiet”, if you will. Not a show stopping number. But damn, I really really love the mixture of colors here. The bows are a reddish purple, which I really like. If you can see the dark purple trim on the top of the cup, that’s the color of the band on the sides and the straps. I dig it.
Alas, the quad is back, and that’s super unfortunate. I really like this bra. Why must we be quadding, ladies? What’s the plan? Why ain’t you fitting?
This is another unfortunate bra that I cannot wear. The cup cuts in at my own apex and causes overflow. This is unfortunately not a match, and I will sell this number, but I am sad. I wanted a nice, pretty, purple bra. But hey, I wanted Ginger, too, and she betrayed my trust.
Let’s give a summary: things are good. Safe armpits. No chafing. Gore is nice. Pattern and colors are great (understated however). STUPID QUAD RUINS IT and I can’t wear it. If I only had less upper/center fullness, this would be much better.
Appearance of bra itself (10/10)—Muted, dark floral that is very pretty.
Appearance of bra on my body (6/10)—Damn quad.
Straps (10/10)—Perfectly fine.
Band (10/10)—Again, no issue.
Gore (10/10)—Very nice, and comfortably low.
Underwire (10/10)—Good width.
Cups (6/10)—Stupid stupid quad. 😡
Overall rating, then? The Comexim Vivien (60HH) gets…
89% – Passing, has a high grade, but ultimately unwearable.