Panache Ariza has been made from AW2008-AW2013. The newer versions had a slightly different cut and lower wires. This one although is one with the good old cut in all it's difficult-to-fit glory!
I had many Arizas when I was around 30JJ-32K a few years ago. The Ariza gave me a better shape and support than the Panache Tango and ... it wasn't as weak as Jasmine or Envy. I liked how it made my boobs appear smaller by having them close to chest in a round slightly minimized shape. So there were times when I loved the bra but it was also always kinda difficult. I have not worn an Ariza bra since 2014 since when I grew out of my 32Ks I could never get a good fit in it again. Lately I went down in size and tried to wear my old 32Ks again, but they gave me horrible quadboob. So I jumped on the opportunity to try this 34K as an exchange bra.
The issues with this particular Ariza 34K bra:
The band on this bra is much too big. Unstretched it measures 78cm, and I measure 79cm underbust, so I can just wrap it around me without even stretch it. Another Ariza oddity: bands up to J -cup in Ariza ran small- tts while in JJ-K they suddenly got very big/loose.
The wires under the arms are extremely tall! I'm not petite and I have somewhat tall roots but it's just too much! They poke me in my arms very badly and stab me if I try to sit down wearing the bra! Ideally the wires of my old 30K Ariza would be a good fit, but the cup volume is much too small on that one. Speaking of cup volume, this bra measures 37cm cup depth when I stretch it over my knee. If I don't even stretch it much, it measures 35cm! For comparison Tango 34K has data here of 40cm cup depth in 34K!
So Ariza's cups are super shallow! They are also very tall and wide. Therefore I can somewhat fit my boobs into the bra. I tried to show in my pictures what happens when I try to arrange my boobs into the bra so they are fully inside of the cups. I cannot fill the bottom, because there is barely any room, the cup is super shallow there. Then my soft boobs are pushed against my chest and even fold somewhat inside the bra. The side of the cup and the top is empty again. I wonder how I could ever get a decent fit in an Ariza bra? I assume that my boobs were more shallow-tall before my weight gain. This bra was an epic fail but I learned a lot from it and how my breast shape changed with weight gain and recent weight loss.
The unique feature for me that made Ariza "better" than all the other Panache full cups: besides being very supportive it's the U-shaped wire that is so sturdy you can barely distort it! While on other bras the wire can be pulled back by the band a lot, on Ariza it barely happens, I tried to show it with the pic with my hand under the band. The wire keeps it's U-shape even with tension on the band while on some bras the wire is so weak it can end on your back so easily (see 34K - Bravissimo » Boudoir Beau (PA07) wire and that bra band was not even tight on me!)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 Flag this