When I first glimpsed Comexim’s Rita plunge on Comexim’s Facebook page a few months ago, I knew that it was THE Comexim set of the season for me. I need a fantastic red bra, this one has eyelash lace, and the matching thong is exquisite. Knowing that Comexim orders take about a month to fulfill (3 weeks if you are very lucky), my goal was Valentine’s Day.
I was so excited for my Valentine’s set! When I pulled it out of the box, I was very happy:
The lace overlay on this one is really pretty, and the black velvet bows are pretty cool too.
You can imagine my disappointment when the dear thing did not fit!
You’ll see a bunch of photos where the fit doesn’t look too bad. Which makes sense – it’s not a total disaster. The problem is when I move my shoulders back ever so slightly, or even take a breath – quadboob city all along the cup edges.
I bought my usual Comexim plunge size. Why the problem, then? Well, Rita is not the standard plunge cut Comexim offers, but is a plunge that has a lower gore and slightly shallower cups (Ginger, another pretty style, is also this cut). Now, the width of the cups is about the same as the standard plunge’s cups – at this size around 5.5 inches – so the fact that the bra is more shallow and yet the same width makes this cut fit a cup size smaller than the standard plunge.
Either way, shapewise this cut fits breasts that are slightly more shallow – and particularly shallower on top. The bra still has overall projection near the apex (like the standard plunges), so I do not think this bra would work with overall shallowness. That is, the bra seems to require some fullness, but that fullness needs to be around the apex or on bottom. If you have a lot of upper projection, upper fullness, or tall roots, the standard plunge will get along with you much better!
Luckily, you can ask Comexim to sew the bra for you in the standard cut, if you’d like. I’ve also noted that the Canadian online store Bra Obsessed also sells the standard plunge cut of Rita, instead of the lower coverage option.
I really do like the lower gore on this plunge, and wonder if I can get better results by asking for a standard plunge with a reduced gore. Or does a reduced gore always result in a shallower top for Comexim? Anyone have experience?
Another disappointment was the thong. I am an XS or S in American/UK brands, and own a Comexim brief in size S that actually could be a bit smaller. So I ordered a S in this thong, and it’s teeny! Too tight on me, for sure. You can see it cutting into my sides in the photos.
I do love the black color-blocking in this set, I gotta say. It gives a set that has all the traditional hot and sexy elements a cool and contemporary feel as well.
Besides checking out Comexim’s usual narrow wires below, check out that quadboob. Oof!
While there does seem to be a shape incompatibility for me with this cut, I do wonder if I could still get a good fit one cup size up. A future experiment, perhaps?
You can see, below, the good apex (and even bottom, it appears) projection this bra offers. Seriously, if you’re full on bottom, you may want to give this cut a try!
This is standing normally:
So far so good. But see what happens if I stand up a little straighter:
Oy. I just couldn’t handle that!
But don’t worry, if you’re in the mood 😉 to be a little less covert:
I really enjoy the design of the Rita set, and I so wish it worked for me. Maybe another day, maybe another size. Sigh.
Next week I bring you the incredibly glamorous Ewa Michalak PL Zlote Oko, from the U.S. online boutique Zathiya. Seriously, if you want new Ewa Michalak or Comexim bras (at great prices) and not have to wait the usual month(s) for them to ship to you, get your butt over to Zathiya!