I know what you’re thinking right now: “Another Comexim review? We get it. You like the brand!” Yes, my wonderful readers, I do love the brand, but the timing on this has more to do with me clearing out the backlogged reviews I mentioned last month than heartfelt affection for the company. I have been trying to post things in the order I had originally taken pictures/videos although I have some new reviews I will interject here and there as well. Returning to the topic at hand, today I am discussing the decadently gorgeous Comexim Cherry.
Sizing & Fit: Per usual, I purchased the UK 32HH (one cup and one band size up from UK size) which has consistently been the best for me in both Comexim and Anna Pardal. The band of the Cherry was a little looser than my other bras, and I did alternate between the first and second hook depending on the day, but I don’t know that dropping to a 30 band would have been comfortable. While the band was larger than the styles I tried in the past, it also seemed less stretchy and held up better over time, most likely on account of the heavier fabric on the wing. The cup did not have any gaping or wrinkling although I did have very minor overflow on my larger side.
In the past, the only other Comexim unpadded bra I tried was Diana from their collaboration with the wonderful Anna Pardal. I adored the look and lightweight feel of Diana, and I was eager to see if products from the original Comexi Linea Artisana line could do the same. Spoiler alert: This bra is incredibly comfortable. So many times, customers will try on bras in the shop, usually Natori, and compliment the design on being so wonderful that “it doesn’t even feel like a bra is on!” While I don’t have uncomfortable bras, I do usually notice them, but with Cherry, the bra does feel like air, magic air that props up my boobs and gives incredible cleavage. Read more ›
The center gore on Cherry tacks well and seems a little higher than some of the other styles I tried, but the cup shape is very open and low. As you can see from the pictures and in the video, the bra probably feels this good because there’s not a lot to it. Nevertheless, the support is impeccable, and the shape I receive looks rounded and flattering. I do worry that the embroidered top cup will create issues for certain breast types though as there is no give or stretch, and I can see it either cutting into tissue or, on the other side of the spectrum, gaping easily. My breasts are mostly balanced in upper and lower fullness, and I didn’t have any issues with the fit here.
However, I will note that the extreme open shape does not add to security. The bra does a great job at lifting, but if you want something that is also going to keep your tissue secured and still, this ain’t it. My boobs definitely jiggle, making the bra impractical for days where I am moving constantly, but I found a tighter t-shirt or cami compensated fine. As with all Comexim styles, the underwires are low on the sides and narrow in shape while the cups are deeper, allowing breast tissue to be more forward projected. I did get a little space between the underwire and my breast tissue on this bra, but that is only a minor quibble for me.
Materials & Design: I originally received this bra as a sample in a totally different size when we first started carrying Comexim, and I instantly wanted it. Saying this bra is “gorgeous” seems a bit of an understatement. It is truly one of the most beautiful bras I have ever seen, and I have obviously seen more than a few. The bold floral embroidery on the top artfully combines shades of crimson with dark oranges while the lower cup provides counterbalance with an inlaid brocade pattern which carries over onto the wing. The luxurious quality of the color and design propel Cherry from looking like the $50 bra it is into something far more expensive. However, there’s a strong practicality to the design as well. Fully-adjustable straps allow for customization in fit, and the embroidery itself is not as braille-like as it seems under t-shirts. The bra has also held up well over time too although admittedly, I only wear it once a week or so. Because of the sexy cleavage it creates, and by proxy the boob jiggle, I don’t think Cherry would be a great everyday bra unless you have a pretty sedentary job, but I do believe this is one of the nicest and most inexpensive special occasion or weekend bras out there.
Matching Panties: There weren’t any! However, I find the Curvy Kate Ritzy briefs in Ruby were close enough to succeed, but the mix of colors and prints does make it more challenging to find a faux-match.
Video Edit: So, I shot this video after a long day of work, and there were a couple of things I wanted to note. First, I did actually own a red bra before, and how I could forget the first Cleo Marcie I ever purchased truly astounds me. Second, I gave the bra an A in the video, but after wearing it for several months, I am going to drop that to a B/B+ on account of the potential fit problems and the jiggle issue. I absolutely adore this bra, but when I give grades, I am thinking more about the style as a whole and how it will fit and feel to other people in conjunction with my own opinions. Even though, this bra is a solid A for me, I feel like other people are not going to like it as much.