Review: Comexim Geisha in 70HH

[Edit: Wow, apparently I had the size wrong! I had thought (and initially wrote) that this bra was 65J – probably because that’s exactly how it fits. Very tight in the band for a 70.  It is actually the sister size, 70HH (I bought this bra used on bratabase). I have edited the post below in accord with this realization.]

Today I have on display Comexim’s beautiful Geisha in 70HH, which is a near perfect fit on me:
   

Geisha is the last Comexim plunge I have purchased, and my 3rd Comexim plunge total. Oddly, this plunge is a different size compared to the other two! My Poison Ivy and Ingrid are sister sizes, at 60J and 65HH respectively. Here I’m up a cup size and band size to 70HH. But all 3 fit nicely (with Ingrid being perhaps a little smaller than the others).

Geisha features a subtle Eastern inspired lace detail with blush flowers. Black mesh overlay over beige cups is a typical “sexy” lingerie design, but the exaggerated black seaming gives this bra a unique look. 

  

Comexim plunges have perfect height cups for my tall roots, and this one is no exception. The cups lay perfectly against tissue at all points with not a bit of gaping. The cup width and wire width is perfect, too – my breasts are pushed neatly forward and center and held there fully contained. 

  

The only quibble I have is tiny: I can use just the teeniest bit more space at the center for inner fullness. If I move around a lot there can be some ever so slight overflow in that area. It’s worth noting that Comexim plunges definitely vary on this factor. Poison Ivy, for example, has a lot more room in the center. 
  

Nice firm and sturdy band: 

  

Narrow wires, uplifted round shape:

It’s nice to see design carried over on the band! That’s unfortunately pretty rare. 

    

Yeah I know – that’s some pattern mixing above! Boy am I lazy…

The bottom projection of Comexim plunges are suitable for me, though I know that some people find there is not enough bottom projection. Comexim plunges are particularly projected at the apex, instead – the peak of the bra where your nipple is. 
  

This is a comfortable bra. All of my Comexim plunges are. The straps do appear close to the armpits, which often means bad news, but the materials are soft and inconspicuous somehow.  Comexim wires are also rather soft and flexible, too. I was trying to hang around the house in an Ewa Michalak SM the other day, and I gotta say – the poking wires made me take it off. Comexim wires are friendly wires. 🙂

  

The most comfortable aspect of this bra is simply how well it fits. No fidgeting or adjusting during the day because everything stays put.  Come to think of it, it may be my technically best-fitting bra at the moment. 
  

The seams are actually not too visible under a tshirt:

  

But, alas, the reason why Geisha won’t get as much wear as she should – the big boob projected look.   Damn my professional wardrobe!

 

Seriously, Polish bras are my favorite in all respects – I just wish in-your-face boobs was a little more socially acceptable, and didn’t turn blouses into tents! 

Comexim Geisha is still available on Comexim’s website. Grab one before it leaves forever!

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Review: Cleo Hettie in 30FF

Well! I didn’t mean to do that! And by “that” I mean not post since November. The end of the semester and holiday travels regrettably got the best of me!

I should be back on a somewhat regular schedule again, starting with tried and true Cleo by Panache in this post: the new Hettie style. 

Cleo unlined bras were some of my first bras that fit a few years ago. Both Lucy and Marcie have medium wires, some bottom and all-around projection, and produce the grandest of round, uplifted shapes. In my experience, Marcie is a bit more open on top, and Lucy a bit less open on top (though Lucy still works for my upper fullness).

Compared to Lucy and Marcie (unfortunately I have never tried Lily), Hettie has something new: stretch lace at the top, to allow for a close fit no matter how much upper fullness you have. In that respect, Hettie is similar to the Panache Jasmine. 

   

While I love the stretch lace, it’s a double edged sword for me: my tissue is soft enough that the difference in the materials between the light, stretchy top lace and the stronger fabric below the diagonal seam cause a bit of intra-cup quadboob – especially if I do a super swoop-and-scoop. This was not a deal breaker for me, because I loved everything else about this bra!

  

These initial photos are from the Nordstrom dressing room. Pro tip: remember that Nordstrom price-matches! Figleaves had Hettie about $10 less, so I price-matched at Nordstrom to enjoy Nordstrom’s free shipping and returns (which Figleaves sadly does not have).

I had not planned to like Hettie, but upon seeing the bra in person I couldn’t resist. The bra is light and smooth to the touch – a different feel compared to the tougher Lucy or Marcie. Because the bra felt so light I was wondering if it would offer as much support. 

Boy, did it:

 

Typical round, Cleo uplift!
   

As the photos show, the bra is a mod combination of deep blue and black lace (reminding me of a night sky), with just perfect flares: a pink bow (crooked, albeit) and lighter, brighter blue (cobalt) straps. 

I admit that I simply could not get over the pink bow in the middle of black and blue. After leaving Nordstrom empty-handed, I had to have it back! The pink bow was haunting me!
  

The panties in size small (UK 8) were a fairly good fit as well, and this is one of those bras that needs its panties (again, because of the pink bow)!

  

Closer shot of the cobalt strap, the lace design, and the little dots all over the blue cups (and the intra-cup quadboob):

  

The 30 band is firm and tight enough for my 27ish underbust. Like all Cleo bands, there are two rows of hooks. The wires are about the same as the wires on Lucy and Marcie:

  
  

Lovely fit in the cups:

 

I’m very happy with this Hettie set. It’s surprisingly comfortable (especially by the second wear – I was lounging around in it without discomfort) and a special consultant of mine thinks it’s sexy!

More reviews of Hettie: (note, the GG+ sizes reviewed below have a slightly different construction, as is usually the case with Cleo unlined bras, with a double layer of fabric and padding on the straps)

Becky’s Boudoir – 30H

Hourglassy – 28GG