Good morrow Gentle Readers! If you have been paying attention, and I am sure you have, then you will have seen my review last week of Comexim’s Ingrid bra and knickers. If not, go read that one now, as you’ll want some of the general info contained therein before reading this one (unless you are already pretty familiar with Comexim and Wellfitting.com). Because that review only JUST went up so recently, I will refrain from including all the same information and just get to the good stuff. Man, who knew I could write put up three entries in two weeks? Someone must have ripped the “Q” section out of my dictionary, ’cause I don’t know the meaning of the word “quit.” (That’s from Mystery Men’s Mr. Furious, who incidentally is basically me in superhero form.)
Now, at this point, you may be thinking, “Now, Miss Shapen, how did you end up choosing a superhero theme for the review of this bra?” Well, Gentle Readers… that’s a good question. I really don’t know, to be honest. I picked the Geisha more or less at random to be the bra that Brack Bridow wore in my Bravengers post, and then… Well, then I thought it was awesome. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that when I bought this catsuit, I said to my mom with complete confidence, “I’m TOTALLY going to need this someday! How could I NOT need a black vinyl catsuit?!” So there you go. I am officially the hero of my own story.
The Geisha bra is cut in Comexim’s standard plunge style, but it really packs a good one-two of style. *OOF* Anna of Comexim describes it as beige foam (to me the foam seems like more of a cream color) *WHAM!* covered by Italian lace *POW!*. The lace is black with pink flowers – maybe an undertone of copper on them? – and whitish foliage *ZOK!*, and the cups are topped with thin black lace trim *KHAZAM!*. The straps are black with a bit of a decorative touch and fully adjustable*KIYAI!*. It’s really quite lovely, and is sweet without being overly frilly. I enjoyed pairing it with any black lacy knickers I had available, as it went quite well with any of them (super handy!) *WHABAM!*
Like other Comexim bras, the Geisha can be ordered with lowered cups, which Anna says will bring them down about 1-1.5 cm, “which makes your bust more prominent.” I have yet to try this, so I can’t attest to the effects, but I am looking forward to trying the lower cup option in general. I do have one customization on this bra, which is a raised gore. I find that with really deep plunges, sometimes my boobs rebel and attempt to begin their Awesome Boobs World Takeover Plot by escaping the cups of their captivity, striking forth on a center-leaning path and ending up (having always failed at complete escape, due to still being attached to me) smushed together in a sad and dejected display of spillage. Oh, to have super firm, self-supporting boobs! A girl can dream. Anyway, the raised gore on this eliminates that problem without bringing the center up high enough to show under most tops. I approve. Your mileage may vary, of course, and I generally advise ordering a bra without any customizations if it’s your first go, and then you can establish a base fit and size and go from there.
As you can see in the above photo, I am thisclose to quadboobing here. Sadly, I was growing out of this bra when I took these photos, and have since outgrown it completely. It is a sad world in which I live. Still, I think you can see what a nice rounded shape it gives:
And look! With the raised gore, it even helps me stay put during badass supervillain-fighting action. (I am kicking a ghost here, in case that isn’t obvious.)
The band on the Geisha is very firm, and as I got this one in a 55O instead of my (then) customary 60N, it’s actually a bit too snug! I have heard from several other people that they found the Geisha’s band to run on the tight side, so that is something to bear in mind, but either way I think I’ll be sticking with 60 bands in the future in Comexim. I find that most 60/28 bands in other brands are on the loose side for me, but Comexim is making their bands pretty tight these days (in my experience), which is awesome. For reference, my “break-the-tape” underbust measurement is 27″ at the moment.
But enough with the crazy poses, as fun as they are. Those are the pictures you deserve, but not the ones you need right now (I hope at least some of you get that reference, backwards as it is). Let’s get some close-ups of the bra so you really know what you’re getting into if you go for one:
Note, as always with Comexim, the magically narrow U-shaped wires that encase all of my breast tissue but don’t go any further out, nor do they stab me in the ribs! I think these wires are the real heroes here, Gentle Readers. Also worth noting – if I do a bunch of jumping around crazily and do not scoop and swoop… bulgy. *grumbles* But I suppose it’s a good reminder that scooping and swooping often needs to be redone here and there throughout the day, especially if you are new to it and have a lot of tissue migration or have been super active doing stuff like saving the world or what have you. So yes, Gentle Readers. I think it’s time to wrap up another post. It’s so nice to be back. I can’t promise to keep this momentum up, but I’ve got enough in the works to say that you’ll be hearing from me a lot more often, at least for the next while. It’s a good feeling.
Item: Geisha Bra
Price: The bra is approximately $40US on Comexim’s website (125 PLN), and the knickers (not shown here) are approximately $15 (49 PLN).
Fit: 8/10 Very firm band, straps stay put once tightened. Like the Ingrid, a little too tall in the cup and a little too straight at the armpit.
Comfort: 8/10 Also like the Ingrid, the armpits are a teeeeny bit rubby, and I would love a wider band with more hooks in back. On all bras, really. Wider bands, please! LONGLINES IN MY SIZE PLEASE!!!!
Fabulous photography by David Eckert.
Till next we meet, Gentle Readers, keep fighting the good fight and remember, as Timothy Dalton (who played James Bond in The Living Daylights and License to Kill) said:
“You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.”
Go forth, but
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.