- Strap separation:
- Are too far apart
- Top of the cup:
- Cuts into breast tissue (quad boob effect)
- Band fit:
- I can fasten it, but it feels too tight
- Cup's width:
- Outer cup cuts into breast tissue in the sides
Bra » Panache » Ariza Balconnet Bra (5051) » 32J » Bras » Owner
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I recommend getting up one band size in this bra. The band is very firm and runs tight.I normally wear a 30 band in Panache, but the 32 band on Ariza felt almost too tight on me.
The support from the band is awesome. I could almost wear this bra as a strapless.
Shoulder straps are thin. I don’t like that. But the band on this bra is that stable that it really does support a larger bust and there is very little weight on the shoulder straps (as it should be !) I have loosened thee straps to a comfy length, so they do not cut in too much.
The shape it gives me is a bit pointier than I prefer. (nowhere near a Bravissimo Dotty Spot though)
Now the 32J is 1 - 2 cup sizes too small for me. I though about trying a 32K as recommended in fitting help section, but then I decided otherwise. I usually like my bras rather a tiny bit too big than too small. On this one I came to the conclusion that It should rather be a tiny bit small than too big. I won’t imagine what these thin shoulder straps would do to me when I have to tighten them all the way!
Comfort: 3 / 5 (I have to wear it with an extender first, the band feels too tight.)
Appearance: 4 / 5 (I love the bright purple color, shape is not that great)
Quality: 5 / 5 (can say nothing bad so far)
All in all a solid 3.75
Edit: I decided to keep this bra. I like that it is extremly supportive. I wear it now with an extender with 2 extra rows of hooks. The cup does fit now better but there is still slight quadraboob, although not as bad that I would have to size up to 32K. 32J is exactly the right size to fit the bottom of my breast (no empty fabric) but I need the volume of a 32JJ or 32K on top to get rid of the quadraboob. A 32JJ would probably be a better fit in this bra.
Now that I'm wearing it for a whole day I have to say that the wires on the side are almost too high. If I bend over they start poking. So I don't think I would get along with the older Arizas, where the wires used to come much higher.
beware of the inconsistent band sizing in Ariza: http://www.bratabase.com/profile/3a1/adventures/1692/
up to J - cup it rans very firm in band - go up 1 band size
from a JJ cup and up it rans rather loose, don't size up
a 30K has the same band length as a 34J !!
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