I have been thinking about certain things and certain brands, including why I like them, what’s good, what’s bad…and so on. I decided to make a little post about Comexim and what to keep in mind when ordering from them.
What’s my size?
This is a pretty standard question. I honestly still don’t know what my proper size in Comexim is. I am a 30E as of today, but I can wear a 60H, 60HH, and a 65G. Different bra styles have size considerations. For half cups, for instance, you want to go up one cup size (so if you’re a 70H, go to 70HH) because the cups are shallower. Then, you have the Basic, which tends to run small in the cups.
How consistent is Comexim?
This is a tricky thing. Sometimes, all my items came out exactly as I asked. But this is not always how it is. Things don’t often translate, I guess, perfectly, so I don’t always get the alterations I requested. Sometimes, I’ll order two bras in the same size, and one will be significantly smaller than the other. Because Comexim doesn’t have a giant factory, there are variations in construction. This is both a charm and a curse because these variations can make or break a fit, or add a bonus or take away from a bra. I’ve gotten 3 hook backs without asking for them, which is a plus. I’ve gotten 2 hook bands when I’ve asked for 3 hook, which can be frustrating.
How can I know if I’m getting the proper alterations I asked for?
I would advise you not to ask for any alterations if you’re ordering for the first time. That way, you get to see what the standard is, and you can go from there. And how can you know? Some things are super obvious, like hooks or if you ask for something as a half cup or plunge. Visible, obvious, and so on. Other things aren’t immediately apparent, like strap placement or cup height or gore height. From what I can see, when you ask for something reduced, about a half inch goes off (for cup height AND gore height). I am not sure about strap placement in that regard. Overall, it’s always a slight gamble. I’ve never had something completely not work at all, and Anna is always good with emails (so I imagine if something is really horrible, you could work something out).
Why buy from them? Why not Ewa Michalak? Why not Avocado?
Why not any of them? More bras for all! But Comexim is, in general, the least expensive option, which is an instant plus for me. Comexim is also less confusing, in my experience, because you don’t have 30 cuts to choose from (which is why I’m still terrified of EM, even if I like their designs). Comexim is also very receptive to customer needs, readily performing alterations. It’s customizable. Plus, their designs are very cute. Sometimes strange, yes, but I can only think of a handful of designs they’ve made that I wouldn’t wear.
What about shipping? How long does everything take? Help me?
Shipping itself can be odd. Sometimes, it’ll take a week or more before I get the email that my order is being shipped. Sometimes, I don’t get the shipping number either unless I ask for it, or I’ll have it emailed to me the day before it’s at my house. That’s what you can expect, since the bras are made just for each order, and there doesn’t seem to be a batch of ready-made bras. You’re not getting two-day shipping, no matter what you do. The shipping can be about a week from where I am (the northeast in the US), but this might differ if you’re elsewhere in the US, or not in the US at all (don’t worry, I know the internet is not entirely populated by Americans!). I would estimate that it takes 2-4 weeks for me, considering my location, so keep that in mind.
What’s good about Comexim, anyway?
WIRES, WIRES, WIRES. If you’re super narrow and projected, these wires are awesome. I don’t have any other bras that sit in my IMF – just Comexim. The fact that you can customize is so awesome, too. As you know, my armpits are constantly threatened by bras, and they can evade that threat with Comexim (when I remember to ask for strap placement…I’m a fool I’M SORRY). It’s a great option for a lot of people, honestly, because of how much you can have tailored to you. Yeah, there’s a risk that some alterations won’t be done, but when they are, it’s very ahhhh (in a good way). I will continue buying from them, honestly, having realistic expectations.
Have any questions?
I’m not actually an expert in any way, and I’m writing from experience. I pay for everything I review, so I try to be honest. Sometimes, the bras don’t work on me. Sometimes, my boobs hurt and I don’t know if it’s my hormonal body or an angry bra. And I know my experience is subjective, but I can try to answer any questions you have! I probably won’t be any good with size recommendations, though, BUT I CAN TRY.
Many bra reviews to write.
Why are you ordering a 65G, you wonder? Well… I’m just plain uncomfortable and I realize I’m more comfortable in 30 bands. And considering the successful fit of the Luna, unaltered, in a 60H, I decided I would go with a sister size up. I am very happy I did! I purchased two new Comexim beauties in mid-October and received them yesterday. Let’s look at these children. We’ll start with Sonia.
To preface: the Sonia is intended as a half-cup. I am predictable and don’t like change, so I requested it in plunge form. That’s the main alteration. I did request 3×3 hooks, but I suspect something was lost in translation. Even so, I was amazed by how beauteous this thing is. It’s very warm and peachy with silver lace, and then the straps? AaaaAaAAAAaahhh now if only I could have a plain old grey bra.
ANYWAY, SORRY. Let’s look at Sonia.
Good afternoon, dear friends. Today I am ill. Despite that illness, I have decided to finally getting around in reviewing a bra I received a while ago – the Comexim Jacqueline. I received this bra via bratabase and I do love the look of it. It’s sort of goofy. It reminds me of shopping in Hot Topic and thinking black nails were a true symbol of rebellion (oops, they really aren’t). Even so, I like the look of this one. Houndstooth and bright red lace make for a strange yet endearing combination. I recall there being customizations with this one, and I know it has a three hook back. It might have reduced cups, but I’m not sure. It definitely doesn’t have the straps moved in because my armpits do NOT like when I try to wear this. For that reason, I have only worn the Jacqueline for about 3 hours. That was one time. I never put it on again, sensing it might hurt me.
Let’s look at this baby.
HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN, MY FRIENDS. Rest assured. Today, we will examine the long-anticipated Comexim bikini top—the Pin Up. I was very excited about receiving this number because I never had a bikini top in my size. I decided to order a 65H because it would not be worn often, seeing as I scorn the sunlight and swimming, so the band would not be stretched often and would simply be more comfortable.
A quick rehash: this came from the same order as all of the Comexims that were too small. Therefore, reduced cup height, reduced gore, straps moved in, yadda yadda ya. Let me fill you in on the shock of the century:
Yeah girl it don’t fit.
Today, dear brog friends, we will be viewing my very favorite bra of the moment: the Comexim Luna. This was a difficult bra to find. Honestly, it’s nowhere to be found. You look on Comexim’s site and it ain’t there. Wellfitting? Ain’t there, either. I did some internet sleuthing because I wanted a bra with the MOON on it (!!!) and did discover a US retailer that had it: Posh Lingerie—here is the general link and here is the specific link for the Luna (do note that most sizes are gone by now, but you might be able to alter a band to fit…of course, YMMV). If you order from this site, they’re a little wonky and you have to order by phone. I hate ordering over the phone, but I did it. Plus, they put a cute little “thank you” card in my package. If they fix up their site and organize it better, it’ll be perfect!
Now, let’s get some things on the table: this has NO alterations. That’s right, folks: nada. 2 hook back. Cups at standard size. Straps in standard placement. Gore at standard height. This is the way the bra is intended to be made, and I got it in a 60H because it was the closest option. So, let’s summarize: I got a 60H Luna, and it’s actually…
Well, it’s pretty good, and I was super pleased.
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.
The Ginger is a beautiful bra. It is full of potential, as it’s the perfect color for me to coordinate with many undies (matching makes me feel like I have my life together), but alas, we were not meant to be. It makes me sad enough that I consider Ginger treacherous to my fragile heart.
As prefaced on my last post, this is also a 60HH with the following alterations: reduced cups/gore, straps moved in, and 3 hooks instead of 2 (not requested but it’s what I got lol). HOWEVER! This probably fit the best out of them all for my special big-boob-period’s-coming-time. The Free Time is not overly sexy but fun and cute. The plaid pattern is a mesh material overlaying the blue and whatnot. This conveniently matches my navy aerie undies, which was sort of the goal. I really love navy blue.
Let’s get to it, then!