Comexim Ingrid Reviewed
Comexim is a brand I’ve yet to really discuss, but believe me, it’s not for lack of interest. I’ve been struggling to find lined bras that work for me, but I had a feeling that if I could just pin down my size with Comexim, their plunge shape could easily be my go-to lined bra. I’ve tried a few bras from Comexim already in an assortment of sizes, but hadn’t really found success due to my changing size. I seem to have settled (for now. Could you just calm down, boobs?) at approximately a 28F, and decided it was time to give Comexim another whirl.
So I’ll start by discussing how I picked my Comexim size. As I said, I’m generally wearing a UK 28F at the moment, so I went with a direct size conversion. While UK sizing includes double letters (like DD, FF, GG, etc), Comexim’s size system does not. I find the simplest way to determine my cup size is to count how many letters it takes to get to my cup size, regardless of size system. A UK F cup is 7 cup sizes into the “cup size alphabet”
A, B, C, D, DD, E, F
And in my Comexim size, I also wear a size that’s 7 sizes into the “cup size alphabet”
A, B, C, D, E, F, G
This direct conversion ended up working for me, but it won’t necessarily work for everyone. Some factors to think about are: How full is your shape? How narrow or wide is your shape? How much coverage do you like? If you are quite full, not especially narrow and prefer a fuller coverage you may need to size up in the cup. I’m narrow, not especially full, and am okay with moderate coverage, so my regular cup size worked like a charm. I’ve also heard that it’s more common to need to size up in larger cup sizes than I wear.
Comexim also offers customizations like reduced cup height and gore height. I found when I was between an FF and G, a 60HH with reduced cup and gore height was a great fit. I didn’t need the added height of a larger size, mostly just the added depth. A 60H without customizations may have also worked, but I did not have the chance to test that before my size changed unfortunately. The cup customizations add a new level of precision to finding the fit that you most prefer, but also add a level of complication that newbies may want to leave alone until they’re more confident in what shapes, sizes and styles they prefer.
The cups are, as you may have expected, narrow and deep. I find that the wires, when compared with Ewa Michalak and Avocado, are the narrowest of the bunch. And when compared with the average British brand, they are a breath of fresh air for someone of small stature like me. In all the styles that I’ve tried (Jasmine, Paradise, Vivian and Ingrid) the wires and cups have been consistent, but the band has felt different in a couple of the styles. Jasmine had a loose band for instance, and Vivian’s was stiffer than the other offerings I tried.
I kept my regular band size of 28 (60 in Comexim’s size chart) and it fits like any other 28 band- firm enough to remain in place without feeling constricting. Some of Comexim’s styles are said to run very firm, and as I mentioned before, I found the Jasmine to run loose. This means that your band size with Comexim may need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. Ingrid however, happily runs true to size. You can always email Comexim and ask if a particular styles runs firm or loose. Despite the language barrier (Comexim being a Polish company), I haven’t run into many communication issues.
Now Ingrid is kind of similar to the Lato bra that Ewa Michalak came out with a few seasons ago…
I pined for the Lato, longed for the Lato, but I sadly missed out on the Lato. While Ingrid lacks the pops of blue that made the Lato quite special, it has a quiet sophistication that its bolder counterpart didn’t. I went so far as to describe Ingrid’s pattern as ‘divine’ in the presence of my S.O, to which he told me a story about his childhood. He was at a family friend’s house that had similar looking floral wallpaper, in which he experienced possibly the most noteworthy boredom of his childhood (as well as tried some gross foods), so that’s what he associates with my bra. Excellent.
So apparently this pattern isn’t for everyone, but it is definitely, 100% for me. It even manages to pass decently as a flesh tone bra on me, though the floral pattern will make an appearance if the shirt I pair it with is too light and/or thin. Comexim’s plunge shape has really come through for me and I’m sure over the next few months there will be a drastic increase in the number of lined bras in my lingerie drawer (not to mention an increase of pretty patterns!). I currently have my eye on:
Have you tried Comexim? Planning on it? If you want to make an overseas order simply send them an email with your address and what you’d like to purchase. The transaction is then done over Paypal. Easy as pie!
EDIT: I’d like to thank Jenny for commenting to mention that Comexim is also willing to sew bras with three hook-and-eye closures as opposed to two. They also sew bands below 60 as custom orders. Thanks Jenny!