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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band80.0
Band Length63.5
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width16.8
Cup depth33.0
Depth ratio2.0
Wire length33.7
Cup height0.0
Cup separation1.9
Gore height10.2
Wing height13.3
Strap width1.5
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I know the Tango II gets a lot of hate, but I actually loved this bra when I was correctly fitted! When I was more FOB, I got a nice, uplifted shape. It wasn't the roundest shape in the world, but it wasn't overly pointy either, and I remember being so excited that my boobs actually looked perky for once. Now that I have more even fullness, I do get a little bit of flattening on the top and increased pointiness, but it's not a bra I'd be ashamed to be caught dead in. (And the degree of flattening on top is much less than what I get from, say, some of the Curvy Kate unlined cuts). A round shape is nice, but I've never been someone who really needs it to feel comfortable - I was perfectly okay with the Tango giving my boobs lift without shaping them too much. For some reason it gave me a completely different shape to the Tango II plunge I tried in the same size - I regretted buying the plunge because it didn't lift my boobs at all like the balconette did, it just pointed them straight at the ground.

The wire width is again something that isn't great for me now, but was really great at the start of my fitting journey when I had a lot of side tissue. I'd have to say the Tango II balconette cut is one of the most solid constructions I've tried - I actually used to go jogging in it before I bought a sports bra because I felt that little movement in it. I can't stress how much this was a life-changing experience for me - I used to literally have to hold my boobs with one arm while I was running to the bus in my illfitting 36E. I have to say that Panache makes a quality bra - from memory I used to wear this Tango pretty much constantly for about six months, and I haven't noticed appreciable stretching of the band since then. The measurements I have up are recent (June 2015) and the band still measures at a solid 32. It seems to be a pretty standard 32H, which is I think why every proper (read: not matrix) fitting room I've tried has used the Tango II for gauging a size.

I think the Tango II balconette's definitely worth a go for FOB people with some side tissue, especially if you need something that will really minimise jiggle. I did find that the leaf shapes showed up through thinner t-shirts, but this never really bothered me.

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Updated on Jun 28, 2015 Flag this

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