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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band101.6
Band Length78.7
Stretch ratio1.3
Cup width18.4
Cup depth34.9
Depth ratio1.9
Wire length38.7
Cup height26.7
Cup separation1.9
Gore height10.4
Wing height13.3
Strap width1.5
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Wow, the first review for the Alissa! Full busts represent! Actually this was a cup size or two too small for me, but it was what was available on Amazon, so here we go!

The review on Breakout Bras says the Alissa would be good for soft tissue. I absolutely concur! The first adjective I would use for this bra is "sturdy." It has a four-part cup construction with a side-support panel, all 2-ply, non-stretch powermesh throughout with a small, subtle polka dot pattern. The top cups are embellished with a floral embroidery pattern and there is a very thin band of elastic topping the edge. Containment is the name of the game with this one: tall wires and high wings keep everything battened down on the sides. If you find Jasmine's stretch lace doesn't keep your boobs still enough in the cups, this one is for you! If you're looking for something to luxuriate in, move along.

Alissa gives a very pleasing shape - good projection, but rounder and wider than Jasmine, while still not being east-west. More like the Tango, I think, and deeper with more forward projection than the Clara.

Downsides: Short ladies, beware! These wires gonna poke you! These are longer than even other long Panache wires. These wires hit my armpits before I can even get the bottoms up into my IMF. With that and the high wings, it's a no for me, even in the 34J and 34JJ. But if you have a lengthier torso and are looking for great support, check this one out!

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  • It looks great on you, too bad about the tall wires. I wish I could find this bra somewhere to try it. On the other side I don't get along with it's predecessor panache Ariza at my current size. (I have a love-hate relationship with Ariza… a difficult bra but I wonder if they changed it's flaws on Alissa for the better.)

  • alisa, thanks! I do wish Panache would come out with a line for the under 5'5" crowd, haha.

    I never saw Ariza, but apparently this one is like the Penny and Hepburn? (Never saw those either.) It's actually on sale now on @breakoutbras.

    Here are the full and very useful comments by Melissa on the Breakout Bras site:

    "Alissa was designed with the same body as the "Penny" and the "Hepburn" styles from a few seasons back, just with different material. The new iteration is double-lined GG to K cups for better shaping and control.
    Alissa offers more forward shaping than Tango because of the side support panel. This style works best for women with full but squishy breast tissue. If you have very full, plump breasts, this bra is probably going to create pressure along the neckline."

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    Pinniped I'm 5''6 and Ariza wires are too tall for me too. Ariza in the correct size, the wires poke me badly if I size down 1-2 sizes it's bearable but then I don't swoop and scoop, so technically there would be quadboob if I did not "scoop from top" which you should not do. :S

    Ariza was discontinued in 2013 already. Back in the day it was quite popular here (I played a role in that too) because it gave a better shape than Tango and the support was just extreme. It was the most sturdy bra ever. But it's so hard to fit... I never had a Hepburn or Penny but I think they have the same cut.

    Have you tried any Bravissimo bras? Wires are as sturdy and the bras are as supportive as the best Panache bras but many of them don't have these extreme tall wires under the arms.

  • I haven't tried Bravissimo, but I have been curious about them. They have free returns, yes? That would help. I've been limiting myself pretty much to Amazon while I'm working out my size, but if they have free returns as well that would open up the possibility to try some. Are they pretty TTS? Are there any styles you could recommend for fob and shortish roots?

  • Pinniped I think returns are free if you are in the UK. Outside of the UK there is no free shipping and returns sadly… The bands are true to size, on the firmer side. Cups run a bit small and a bit closed on top imo, but I'm full on top so I have to size up 1-2 cup sizes to my normal size.

  • I would try more of their bras (everything that Comes in my size) if it weren't for shipping and return Costs + custom fees ugh! Also there is their balconette style - the basic model is "Alana". Many balconettes are the same cut. Then their full cup cut: "Darcy" "Lacey" "Melrose" but it already starts here that Bravissimo says these have the same cut, but imo they don't and they differ quite significantly in fit. So I can't talk for all their bras only those I tried.

  • The bras are more supportive than Panache in the size range, wires are less painful. For example Jasmine did not much for me, the lace felt to flimsy but I really like 32JJ - Bravissimo » Lulu Bra (LN581) with the stretchy lace.

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    Thanks, alisa! I will check them out! The Lulu looks fantastic on you!

  • Thanks,Pinniped :) I also think that you would not have to size up at all with fob boobs. Bravissimo customer service is great too if you tell them which sizes your wear in other brands they can recommend a good starting size. I would not size down in band either choose your normal size or the bigger if between sizes. (I take 32 bands, 31 Inch underbust)

  • just found this super cheap on amazon - i wonder why its so cheap?

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