Product Review: Comexim Cherry

Hello Everyone,

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Product Review: Comexim Cherry
Erica
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.
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16 thoughts on “Product Review: Comexim Cherry

  • February 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm
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    That bra looks scary for anyone with lots of upper or inner fullness or softness!

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    • Erica
      February 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm
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      Yeah, as much as I love the bra and as comfortable as it is for me, I realized after wearing it a lot that this was not going to work for everyone. I’d be interested to see what changes when they raise the gore more and maybe increase the height of the cup a little. The fabric is really comfortable, and for how skimpy it is, the support is wonderful too.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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    That bra is so gorgeous, really really pretty!!

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      • February 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm
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        Beautiful. Looks great on you. Hopefully, at some point they will have an unpadded style that works for for center fullness and soft tissue or as Ewa Michalak calls “poor condition breasts.” Jeez… I just hate that. Funny thing is that I tried an S Bra( you know, the one for “poor condition”) in a size that was close to right and the amount of soft tissue jiggle on top was hilarious.

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        • Erica
          February 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm
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          Poor condition breasts?????????????? Please tell me that is a language barrier issue and not what she seriously calls that breast shape. You know what I would like to see manufacturers do? I’d like to see them be more proactive in explaining the design process and who they think their bras will fit. I know this is not a 100% science since a bra that wasn’t designed for one type may still work perfectly fine, but I think it would be more helpful (especially when I have to spend thousands of dollars on new products) to know what exactly the designer was thinking. Cuz saying “Balconnette bra” or “full cup” bra is a joke. Eveden at least attempts to include some more information in the catalog, but a little transparency with the consumer could save everyone some headache.

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          • March 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm
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            More transparency and explaining the design intention would be very helpful. Telling the consumer what body type the bra is designed for would make choosing the right bra much easier.

          • March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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            It’s really in everyone’s best interest because as a consumer there is nothing like ordering a pretty bra to find out its the completely wrong fit for you to sour you on a brand completely. I had never even heard of “close set breasts” till I met Erica. Even the idea of “forward projection” … I don’t see that in a lot of bra descriptions. The idea that alot of big name stores are selling (seems to me) all boobs are the same it just depends on what you are wearing (or rarely what you are doing ie sports bras). Really boobs are as different as the people they belong to so it makes sense we all can’t wear the same style bra.

          • Erica
            March 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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            “Really boobs are as different as the people they belong to so it makes sense we all can’t wear the same style bra.” Exactly this! I know it’s incredibly frustrating for consumers to order bras, thinking they will work, only to find them terrible misses. It’s the same thing for retailers too. Sometimes there are reps which really know their stuff and can tell you in advance, but I find the best thing is to do the research independently and then order small until I feel confident the style will work.

  • February 28, 2015 at 8:26 am
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    The fabric of the lower cups and wings appears to be similar to the wings of their Arabella. Gorgeous. Love it!

    Thank you, Erica!

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    • Erica
      February 28, 2015 at 11:58 am
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      Yes, it totally is! I love how they recombined the fabric with another design entirely. It’s really complementary on Arabella as well!

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  • February 28, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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    Does Comexim market this bra as a plunge or a balconette? I’m curious because the center gore looks higher than their padded plunges — but the unpadded balconette I tried from them just did not agree with me at all. (That was a good experiment, and I got some valuable data from it, which is that my boobs are plunge bra boobs. I should trust that instinct in the future.) 😉

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    • Erica
      March 4, 2015 at 11:44 am
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      Tori, I am not altogether sure what they are marketing it as, but you’re right that the gore is a little higher than the padded plunges. I think I would like to see a version of this bra with a slightly higher cup (so as to prevent jiggling) because I think the lowness on the side would be a nice option for women wanting a Comexim/Anna Pardal alternative for their favorite unpadded bras like Cleo Marcie. With a lower gore and more v-shaped cups, I could see this helping women who like products like Curvy Kate Dare or other unpadded plunges. As is, I do love the way it looks and feels, but the security of my upper tissue is pretty low!

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  • March 2, 2015 at 8:57 am
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    That bra is positively divine! The red is so perfect. Certainly looks super sexy and more of a ‘play’ bra than a ‘work’ bra! It looks lovely on you – no homo! 😉 And I have seen the comment on EM’s website re: ‘poor condition breasts’… D:

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    • Erica
      March 4, 2015 at 11:57 am
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      Thanks, Rebeca! “Play bra” would certainly be a good use for it. It’s fun to have something a little different. That’s what makes bras so great!!

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