|65J Comexim Pin Up Girl Bikini Top with Reduced cups, lowered gore and straps moved in.|
I'm very pleased to say that the fit on this (and the two bras I got) is the best I've gotten out of Comexim. I've always been pretty satisfied with their plunges with reduced cup height because they're very comfortable and sit much lower under the arms. There are usually a few problems with them on me, like a floating or soft tacking gore and some gaping in different areas, but I have none of these issues now. I will admit that this is a tad small, but I only experience a negligible amount of quadding/spilling in the middle. Regardless, the gore tacks wonderfully and I think it fits beautifully for a bikini. I'm also anticipating maybe a quarter to half cup of boob loss as I lose the last few pounds, so it can only get better.
Rarely have I ever thought "I wish the straps weren't so wide-set" when it came to Comexim's plunges, but having experienced the alteration now, I will never go back! I feel like it's a large reason I'm getting significantly more lift and the gore tacks perfectly. I'm thinking it gives better leverage throughout more of the cup so it doesn't fall away from the body towards the center anymore. Not only does it make the cups fit better, but the straps sit perfectly on my shoulders without having to angle them inwards.
This success has brought to light another issue I had been having but perhaps overlooked because I was concerned with "more important" fit issues that needed to be addressed. I'm definitely a strap alteration convert.
After taking the measurements of the three plunges, I think this is the only one that actually had the gore lowered. I laid them all on top of each other out of curiosity, and my suspicions look be to confirmed. The difference isn't dramatic and I can go either way, really, so I don't mind. I'm seriously so happy with them that all mistakes are forgiven.
Love, love, love the low wings and wires. Because all of my tissue is at the center instead of towards my arms, I have no need for all the extra fabric. The strap and cup alterations give me a huge range of motion without my tail of spence being chafed. It's amazing.
The band is quite true for a 30/65 and feels/looks pretty good for a bathing suit.
Having recently tried, sent back and reordered a Cleo bikini top, I will say that the materials on the Pin Up Girl don't feel as nice. The Cleo felt silky but sturdy and this, while certainly not uncomfortable, isn't as soft. For (half!) the price, fit and comfort though, I really can't (and won't) complain.
I'm dying to wear this on my upcoming vacation next month and I can already tell it's going to be a much better experience than last year when I was wearing a Freya plunge bikini top. That thing left bruises under my arms because of how tall and wide it was and the Pin Up Girl is the complete opposite.
For those wondering how it fits when compared to their plunge bras, I think I can safely say they're more or less the same. Granted, this one has a lower gore and thinner straps, but there isn't a huge difference in general.
Part of me wishes I ordered the matching bottoms, but since black and white polka dots are quite neutral, it goes quite well with the bottoms I already have. Maybe next time. ;)
I really can't recommend Comexim enough for those that need low and narrow wires or have any fit issues that can be fixed by the many alterations they will do. I hope they stay in business forever because they're now officially my favorite, most comfortable and best fitting brand. Now if only they would up their unlined game!
For more details on this Comexim order, check out my Joy review and Ingrid review!
UPDATE August 1, 2015: Since writing this review, I've gone swimming in the Pin Up Girl and I have to say, it didn't go very well. Because the alterations made it so low coverage, it's very easy for my boobs to escape with the help of water. It's wonderfully cute and comfortable, but I don't intend on wearing it to swim again as it requires too much adjusting. Lounging on the other hand... ;)