I am lucky to live just about an hour and a half’s drive from Bra Obsessed and I recently made the trek out to visit owner Jaimie, to see all of her wonderful stock of goodies and to have a marathon try on. First off, if you haven’t heard of Bra Obsessed yet, please check out my post here.
Of course I loved everything, lots of things took my eye and I left with two swimsuits, three bras and another two bras on order. One beautiful bra that particularly caught my eye in Jaimie’s shop was the newly released gorgeous Comexim Jade which is an exclusive to Bra Obsessed. We’re talking about a vivid, luxe emerald shade of jade here:
I was so excited when Jaimie generously gifted me a Jade set for review, and I couldn’t wait to share this gem with our readers!
The fabric is truly a rich emerald green with a satin sheen. The black lace overlay on the cups conceals the seam work while giving the bra a sophisticated, sexy vibe.
When I first put this bra on, I immediately noticed that it had that ‘Anna Pardal quality’ feel to it. Firm band lovers will rejoice because, like the Anna Pardal bras, Jade has the addition of a supportive fabric liner built into the back side of the bra band, giving the band added firmness and strength.
Under clothing, Jade is very smooth. The lace work on the cups helps to conceal the appearance of the bra’s seams through clothing. Pictured below, I’m in a very thin t-shirt and you can barely see any outline of the bra.
I always like to have matching sets. It makes me feel ‘put together’ somehow. The man in my life appreciates it too. And the matching Jade panties are so sexy and pretty!
The panties for Jade are available in three options:
The tap pants are gorgeous with their lace backs:
The panties are also available in thong version:
On a personal note, I’m turning 49 this year (yikes), and I’m pretty sure I lost my bum cheeks somewhere back in around 1992, so these days I find I really prefer a full bottom panty with leg elastic the whole way around to keep them from riding up. Thankfully this style is available upon request, and mine are on order. I don’t have a picture of them at this time, so you’ll have to use your imagination.
I’m actually also quite obsessed with home decor. Of course, home decor and fashion seem to go hand in hand. I’ve been really inspired by the pops of Emerald and Jade in home decor, as seen in this shameless plug showcasing my insanely talented sister’s artwork for sale on Etsy (you can check out her shop HERE) 😉
I also try to listen to my customers requests. I have had a lot of customers asking for more rich colours.
So since I am in Canada, and Comexim is in Poland, I expressed all of my ideas to Anna and months later she told me that she found the fabric I had been wanting. I knew I wanted it overlaid with a wide black lace, and when Anna showed me a couple of options, I immediately fell in love with the lace that we used. Anna added her talented touch by laying it gracefully in the style of the Comexim Poison Ivy bra.
After speaking to many different customers and store owners, I tried to listen to what everyone is really looking for in a bra. By far, the most common response was a good strong band that will stand the test of time. I had also noticed that this was the main reason that Anna Pardal bras felt so solid, so I made sure that this bra was made just as solid.
Of course, I can offer any modifications regularly offered on Comexim bras (higher gore, lower gore, straps moved in, cookie pockets etc.). There will be no charge on customizations except for when modifying it into a Longline, which would be an additional $10CAD. It can also be made into a Halfcup, I just don’t have a picture yet of how this would look (although I will in about a week).
At time of writing, I had worn Jade for one full day before remembering to measure the band. This 30 band measures approximately 22.5″ unstretched. At 30″ I could see some cup distortion happening and so I didn’t force it further. As noted above, the band does have an added liner for strength and support and it does indeed feel firm.
If you’re feeling green with envy over my beautiful Jade, you can order your own either directly through the updated website at Bra Obsessed
or by emailing Jaimie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
* This item was graciously provided for review by Bra Obsessed. All opinions are my own.