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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band93.0
Band Length73.0
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width18.5
Cup depth37.5
Depth ratio2.0
Wire length38.0
Cup height30.0
Cup separation2.0
Gore height11.0
Wing height12.0
Strap width2.2
Hooks3
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Index34:14
UK34JJ

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Didn't fit

I got this bra in a giveaway/exchange here on Bratabase. Previously I tried a size 34K which was too big. For more information about this bra in general, see my review of the 34K - Bravissimo » Melrose Bra (SB25). I took the chance to try this in 34JJ which I assume would be my Bravissimo size for all bras that have a band that runs very tts or small.

The 34JJ fits better than the 34K, so there is that. I find the band very stretchy and it almost feels like it rides up. It does not really but I'd prefer a tighter band. The cups are a typical old school full cup shape which gives natural and not very uplifted look. The wires are too wide for me, like always. There is some wrinkling on bottom towards the sides of the cups and where the cup is empty. The cups are very tall. I can fit all my breast tissue inside of the cups, but the top section of the cups is pushing my boobs down.

Today I wore the bra for a full day while doing some housework, I can say that I did not get any pain from it, so that is a good thing. It looked okay under clothing. I felt like I had to pull the band down a few times. It did not ride up much, probably not more than 1 cm. Also the bra got less supportive over the day, at the end of the day I was glad to take it off, it looked even more sad than in the morning when I took the pictures, almost downward pointy. I felt like my boobs pushed down the bra at the front.

I think I could try a 32K or 32JJ even but I don't think I will bother. I don't like the shape it gives me and I think as soon as the cups are not on the bigger side anymore that top section would push my boobs down even more and there would be overspill.

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  • 1

    This bra reminds me a lot of Fantasie Alex, down to the shape it gives.

    I have also encountered bra looking great when I first put it on, and then slooowly drooping until it looks more like downwards pointy than anything else. Haven't figured out why it happens yet...

  • 1

    Yep I agree the design of this bra is not ideal for your shape--the apex is lower than your own (even though the cup still has a tiny bit of extra room) and the upper cup portion is much flatter than you'd need. I am starting to think you also would benefit from wearing a 32 in most Bravissimos honestly, even if it requires some breaking in. And I'm FAR from a firm-band militant type as you know--I just think this seems like enough of a pattern for you to have some loss of support with 34s that sizing down would make sense.
    brasaremean yes I have that problem with almost all Panache bras, and many of the Fantasie balconnet/full cup styles. For me it is caused by the cup apex being too low compared to my own and the straps being too far apart (so I have to angle them in so much that it exacerbates the apex misalignment).

  • It happens a lot with my Ewa Michalak bras, wendybien :(
    pretty discouraging.

  • brasaremean oh dear, what type? The BMs or a different style?

  • The BMs. It feels like I should tighten the straps, but when I do, it's uncomfortable. Ah well...

  • brasaremean blah, that's annoying... If it's a recent issue, has your size or shape changed at all lately, do you think? Or maybe just how these bras are "aging" or changing with wear? Or have they always done it.

  • I have worn the bra for another day and I felt that I could already close it on tightest setting to get proper support from the band. The band on 34K felt firmer but that bra was nwt and this one is used. I think I'm in between 32 and 34 band now.

    wendybien I also think now that is why I have such problems with Panache bras, Tango is a full cup style too, like Melrose but rather than it is downwards pointy it's east west... I give up on Panache officially now, Panache Tango 30K tried to kill me today. I wanted to be a good bra wearer and not not wear the same bra in a row (Bravissimo Luxe Heart) but that 30 band... it hurt me in a weird way. I thought I have enough squishy fat so I would not get hurt by a band?! (Usually wires or straps attack me and give me pain) So no 30 bands for me. If the cup volume is not too big making a band feel bigger, then 32 bands should be fitting me. I don't know why I insist on wearing 34 bands in Bravissimo... they run tight and tts in most bras but before my weight loss I wore 34L, I used to break in my bands with the extender for the first few weeks. I lost about 8cm on my underbust, so why I would wear the same band?


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Fit information

On Feb 2019 View measurements

Bottom of the cup:
Can't quite fill it
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)
Cup's width:
There is empty fabric on the sides (Cup too wide)

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