I marked this bra as fitting despite it not being perfect. The most obvious issue is the very tight and non-stretchy top lace section - there's actually some cutting in going on here, which rarely happens for me unless I'm wearing obviously too small a size. Trying on this bra made me question the shape characteristics I thought I had down (short and even-but-functionally-FoB), but reading the reviews tells me this is a well-known fit issue with this bra, at least in this size range. It creates a shape that's not super flattering, which is fine - I just wear it under loose tops.
The other thing that prevents this bra from being perfect is the vertical seam right below the strap. The issue is a little hard to describe, but I think that seam is too tight. When I raise my arm at all, it cuts in, creating a strange shape - an in-cup side quadboob? Not sure what to call it. It happens regardless of how loose I make the straps. Anyway, it doesn't hurt and isn't that much of a problem; it's just a bit strange.
I guess more room in the cup could probably fix both of these things. Am I just in denial that this 30FF is actually too small? I don't know. It is a bit too wide already, though.
The best thing about this bra is how soft it is. I wish all bras were made of whatever fabric this is. (Seriously, Panache, what's with all the scratchy fabrics? What was wrong with this kind?) Even though it's pretty much in my armpits, it doesn't chafe too badly. It's very comfortable despite the fit issues.
Edit: I'm now pretty sure it runs smaller in the cups than other Panache bras. Like significantly. While my other Panache 30FFs are fitting me now with no discomfort, Emily squeezes uncomfortably on my larger size, even with the straps and band loosened all the way. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
Updated on Mar 05, 2018