Comexim’s Garden of Eden

As any busty girl knows, finding a swimsuit that fits properly can be quite a struggle.  And then to find one that’s pretty as well?  Forget about it!  Prior to my “upgrade” a year ago, my 30DD boobs could fit into pretty much any suit I wanted (triangle and bandeau tops being my favorite 😉 ).  But once I had 30GG/H boobs, I found that swimsuit shopping became so frustrating that I didn’t even enjoy it.  Bandeau tops made me feel like my boobs were falling out the bottom, and triangle tops kind of fit, but aren’t very appropriate (or supportive) for a day at the pool with my kiddos.  So I was super excited when I found out that one of my favorite Polish bra companies, Comexim also made swimwear!

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Courtesy of Comexim’s Facebook page

 I started doing some research on Comexim suits last year, but to be honest I was in the middle of building up my bra collection and couldn’t bring myself to spend any of my limited bra funds on a suit quite yet.  Additionally, by the time I became serious about purchasing one it was already late summer/early fall and I figured by the time I got it, snow would be on the ground!  So I decided to wait until this year to make my first swimsuit purchase.  I checked out the Comexim site, and though I loved Pin Up Girl I was really hoping to get a new design for the new season, so I decided to wait and see what they would come out with.  And then there it was…in a Facebook post on Comexim’s page showing a model in a white bikini with a gorgeous floral pattern!

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From the moment I saw it, I was pretty much hooked and knew this was the suit I had been waiting for!  Now for the waiting game…checking Facebook and the Comexim site constantly, waiting for it to be released…waiting…and waiting…and waiting.  By the beginning of March I was getting frantic.  I knew that if I wanted a swimsuit before pool season, I needed to order it pronto.  Typically I’d just email Anna, the owner of Comexim and ask her (she is super sweet, and is always happy to answer questions), but since I was already in contact with Jaimie at Bra Obsessed, I decided to ask her.  Like a kick in the gut, Jaimie delivered the tragic news that Comexim had decided not to release this suit.  I was crushed.  As if Jaimie could literally see my heart breaking all the way from Canada, within hours she emailed me back and said that she spoke with Anna and though the suit would not be released on the Comexim site, she did have a limited amount of fabric left and would be happy to make me one!  Talk about turning a frown upside down 🙂  And as the flowers started to bloom and spring arrived, so did my gorgeous Garden of Eden!

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As I had mentioned earlier, I have never owned a Comexim suit before so I can’t speak for the design or details of previous suits in her collection.  But what I can say is that I was seriously impressed with this suit!  I was a little nervous that since this was a suit made by a company that primarily made bras, that the suit might look more like a bra than swimwear but it was not the case at all.  I purchased Garden of Eden in size 65J (my typical Comexim bra size) and I will say that is very true to size.  The material is very light weight and thin, but not see-through at all; and all of the details on it are on point.  The top is composed of a three-part cup that is lightly lined and the material gathers delicately towards the gore where a pretty lime green bow sits. The straps are adjustable with silver fixtures that match the silver clasp in the back.  Unlike their bras, the band is not adjustable so I would suggest going with a snugger band (since it will stretch a bit when wet as well).  The floral pattern looks very much like a water color painting, with beautiful bright and colorful flowers painted over a white canvas.

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For those who don’t like “matchy” suits, you could always buy your swimsuit bottom separately in either solid white or in any of the other numerous colors that are on the top.  But I decided to go for the whole enchilada and order the matching bottoms as well.  In my experience, Comexim bottoms typically run on the small side so although I wear size small, I always order a medium from Comexim.  The bottoms are in a standard bikini bottom style with white circle accents on each side that hold the front and back together.  I think they are beautiful but my one critique is that I wish the circles were in the same silver as the fixtures on the top, as I think it would tie the two pieces together better.

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Overall I am super impressed with my first Comexim swimsuit and am excited to purchase more!  The details, quality and craftsmanship are top notch.  To date I am only aware of a few Garden of Edens that have been purchased and have been told by Anna at Comexim that she is not sure how many more she would be able to make, since the fabric is very limited.  If you would like to try to get your hands on one, you can either email Anna directly at sklep@comexim.pl or by contacting Jaimie at Bra Obsessed.  Also, if you are unable to purchase Garden of Eden, or if you want to try a different Comexim suit for yourself, Bra Obsessed is currently offering three exclusive Comexim swimsuits shown below.  Please note: The black top will be in a plunge (and not the half cup shown in this photo) and the bottoms will be available in a cheeky thong or a full bottom. 

Thank you for reading and I hope you can all enjoy this upcoming summer with a beautiful and well-fitting swimsuit!

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Sugar and Spice

Today’s review is of an Ewa Michalak SM style bra that will be available tomorrow! The SM Ja Wiem.

I ordered this sheer beauty in September of 2015 when we were very generously given a preview and a chance to order before the the new collection launched.  At that time, they released the SM Ty wiesz, as reviewed by my fellow AEE blogger, Jelzzz.  This beautiful pink version never hit the site for sale, but according to Ewa Michalak it will be available tomorrow, and my advice to you is in the words of Tom and Donna from Parks and Rec…Treat yourself!

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The mesh is a beautiful blush pink, that is an alternative nude to the Ty wiesz for someone as fair as I am.

While, nowhere near the range, having the two colors reminds me of the new Christian Louboutin Nudes campaign.  I love that more brands are expanding their definition of “nude.”

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Sigh.  Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of these shoes?…OK, back to the topic at hand!

 

 

 

 

 

The black seams and trim give it a retro, old Hollywood feel that’s just the right balance of naughty and nice.  It has a pretty black bow and the decorative, jewelled straps above the tops of the cups are adjustable, but do not detach.

IMG_6483 It can easily be hidden under a higher neck top, or shown off in a scoop or deep V-neck.  In true Ewa Michalak fashion, this bra is beautifully made and fits like a dream.

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I own it in 85G.  I am currently having a bit of a shift in my bra size due to losing a bit of weight and probably also to my implants settling more.  I was previously wearing all of my Ewa Michalak bras in 85G, but I’m finding that I need a tighter band and a bit more room in the cup.  That being said, this bra fits beautifully at the moment…that was clear as mud sizing advice, huh? 🙂

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The SM style is a particular favorite of mine because an unlined bra was never possible for me before my surgery.  For those not familiar with my surgery story, you can read about it here.  I waited my whole life to be able to wear a beautiful lace or mesh bra and now that I can, the SM style is a dream come true!  To my surprise, this is one of my most comfortable bras!  I held off wearing it for a long time because I assumed I wouldn’t want to wear it for long.  I was wrong! Now, don’t get me wrong, you might have a hard time keeping it on, but it won’t be for lack of comfort 😉

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xo

Treschic