Are you in search for the holy grail of bras? The perfect in fit, the perfect everything? After trying over 50 bras, I have definitely been able to narrow down my choices for my size range and not surprisingly, they are all Polish brands. For my shape which is pendulous and full on bottom, the best cuts I have found in Comexim is half cups. If you are not aware, Comexim is also happy to do custom changes to their bras like lowered gores, straps moved in or larger bands. This all sounds great and really is (simply email them and ask) but for me, I like to find my size and give it a go instead of making all these custom changes and hoping for the best.
Now when I did find this bra online at Breakout Bras, I assumed from the product title, “half cup” meant the style that Comexim offers in their cups alongside the plunge. Nevertheless after carefullly looking at the cup construction, I do believe this is Comexim’s plunge cut. I have emailed for clarification but it just goes to show that wording should be chosen carefully so as not to confuse the consumer. [edited to add: Breakout Bras has confirmed this bra is a plunge cut]
Despite my pendulous and full on bottom shape preferring the half cup, I seemed to have found the proper size in the plunge for it to work well enough for my shaping.
Belle de Nuit is a beautifully crafted bra with an overlay lace black layer on beige fabric. The lace layer is smooth and could easily be worn under t-shirts.
As to fit, I get my usual gaping at the top of the cup on my smaller side (pictured below on right side). This is quite normal given the asymmetry of my breasts (also very normal) and can be easily remedied with wearing a cookie if I so choose. I chose not to wear a cookie in my photos because, with some wear, my breasts settle into the cups and most of this gaping goes away. I have learned to accept this as the difference in size between my large and small side can be close to 3/4 cup and as always, it’s best to fit the larger side.
As to be expected, the narrow wires also help to lift and project my breasts and push them slightly together to create some cleavage. I can also appreciate the lower gore as it allows it to tack properly on this bra. Comexim is known for softer wires so achieving a tacking gore is not always possible so I was pleased to see this bra did actually achieve a tack. It did float slightly at the very top but not enough that I would be concerned about the fit.
The attention to the details on this bra in particular are fantastic! From a velvet bow at the gore to gold hooks and gold fasteners. Just beautiful!
And I leave you with close ups of the front and inside of the bra so you can see the details of the bra close up. I really do love the lace overlay on beige fabric…very pretty! There are very few black bras I do not like.
And before I close, a small observation about the stretch ratio of 1.3 on this bra. Typically I get 1.2 as my stretch ratio but on this bra, the stretch of the band is very good before the wires begin to distort so this band can be pulled a little wider than usual because of that. When I measure a stretched band, I am always watching for minimal wire distortion. This can be important for how the cups fit as the wires should be pulled taut but not so far that they begin to distort. Distortion can cause discomfort for a full day’s wear as well as impact how the bra fits and supports.
Disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are my own and as always, your mileage may vary!