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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band76.0
Band Length62.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width11.5
Cup depth20.0
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length21.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.5
Gore height8.0
Wing height9.0
Strap width1.5
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Shape: round, projected, even to FoB, close set, on the narrow end of average root width.

So, typically I fit splendidly in a UK 30E, but it's clear from other reviews that the cups run a size big in this bra. I kept my band size, sized down in the cups, and here we are with a 30DD. I haven't tried any of the other colorways, but once I heard that the Floral Shimmer ran much more narrow and projected it seemed prudent to give it a shot. And it's a great fit!

Pros: Compared to the much wider wires of the Panache bras I typically wear, these are nicely narrow and run about even with my tail of spence. The gore is higher than I would expect for a plunge cut, but it is more comfortable than my other high gore balconnets - I wonder if this is due to how projected the cups are? The projection is more accommodating to my center fullness, which usually leaves the gore resting uncomfortably on breast tissue. Not in this! The overall shape/side profile is VERY up, at-attention, and forward. Under shirts, it legitimately looks like I grew a full cup size or two thanks to the deep, projected cups. This could be a pro or con depending on whether you prefer a minimized look. Lastly, it's super comfy! The shiny fabric and interior cup foam is lovely and soft and it's basically invisible under (darker) t-shirts. Thumbs up.

Cons: This looks like a swimsuit. I'm not kidding! The thick molded cups coupled with the shiny print fabric give off a serious swimsuit vibe, especially paired with the matching bottoms (as a side note, I have 38" hips / 27" waist and the size small high waist briefs fit perfectly). Not a huge issue for me, just something to be aware of if you care about it. Also, if you have *any* asymmetry, the cups will not be forgiving. The bra fit perfectly to my larger breast, but I get a touch of gapping on my smaller side. It's not extreme, but again, something to be aware of especially if you have pronounced asymmetry. Cookies would probably help.

Overall, I'm very pleased. This is such a different fit to what I'm used to in my typical Panaches and Cleos, and I think I might have to hunt down more narrow, projected bras. I'm hooked.

Floral Shimmer colorway

Updated on Aug 31, 2016 Flag this

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    Great review! It looks beautiful. I keep wanting to try this bra. I wish the floral shimmer had a separate listing here so I could filter the measurements since all the reviews suggest it's a very different Charlotte! Are you able to add a cup height measurement? I also appreciate the comments on the fabric as I've been wondering what it feels like in person.

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    letstalkaboutbras Cup averages about 5.5" tall. The exterior fabric is very soft, silky, and shiny. The cup interior is composed of a medium weight foam with exposed stitching where the cup is sewn together, so while soft and reasonably comfortable, if you're highly sensitive to seams inside the cup you *might* be bothered.

  • 100percentawesome Thanks for that extra info! I meant to say earlier that I appreciate how you commented on the fabric in your original review - it's something I always look out for. :)

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