So I decided to keep this bra and made some alterations. First of all I made the band smaller, as it was way too big for me, I could begin wearing the bra only using the tightest hooks. Then I tried the bra on and saw that the thin elastic on the upper edge slightly ( but very noticeable) cuts into my tissue. Cups were very FOB friendly. That was not uncomfortable, but the shape under some thin clothes was not perfect. So I cut off that thin elastic from the top edge of the cup. That made the bra look more nice and delicate. It's still a plane nude bra, but the lace part now looks much better.
This bra's measurements have been altered
the band is shortened and I cut off the elastic from the upper cup edge
I was very surprised to get a nice bra for quite a low price. I like the color of the bra: it's a very good nude for quite pale skin. Lower part of the bra has some ornament ( it's in slightly darker nude), upper part is made of delicate lace. The constructon of the bra is very simmilar to Jasmine (Panache): four parts cup with side pannel. The only difference is that Manche's upper part is made of 2 layers and has elastic along the edge, and the inner layer is not stretchy. The cups give very round shape. Unfortunately this thin elastic slightly cuts into my tissue(I'm even to FOT). The gore is on the wider side, but not uncomfortably wide. The wires are quite narrow. The bra is not true to size. The band us quite stretchy. The cups are very large. It fits more like 32E/F, or loose 30F/FF.
Either this bra runs 1 cup size too big OR 95D - Ava » Manche Soft (1130) is designed for and would be true-to-size for AVERAGE to SLIGHTLY TALLER than average breast ROOTS. Breast root fit is roughly indicated by cup height and would be a particularly important consideration for people with firm breast tissue.
As someone with shorter than avg roots and soft tissue, I could size down 1 cup size from my true 40:6/42:5 = US 42DD = EU 95E to EU 95D and the bra fit. Sizing down predictably minimized the gaping at the armpit-adjacent top of the cup AND forward projection. I consider ...this a shape trade-off, which my soft tissue allows. The gore tacks. Soft, seamed 4-part cup lies flat, conceals my minor asymmetry, gives an uplifted rounded side profile, front view separated and natural. The side support panel does not give the center forward cleavage like the Panache Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) or Sculptresse Chi-chi Full Cup Bra (7695). I am able to wear the aforementioned models as everyday work bras despite their serious shaping and firm wires. Manche feels less heavy-duty in comparison. Unlike another reviewer, at my avg height of 5'6'' I do not have issues with this bra's wings. I don't particularly notice this bra while wearing and can comfortably lounge in it. Read more 119 more words
EDIT September 2016 My weight gain forced me to find a solution to keep this bra wearable. The cup edge started to cut in considerably but the cup volume still seemed sufficient. I decided to cut the elastics off the cup edge without being sure if it would fit afterwards. It has proved to be a miracle solution and completely changed the fit and the shape. The cups became extremely open, I would say it now fits like a huge UK 65F. The cup edge became smooth, I still have a great support in this bra and my breast are even more centred.
I was always curious about this brand. ...I’ve already tried on their semi-soft construction which works pretty well on bigger busts, but the shape seemed just not right for me. I read two enthusiastic reviews of the new soft construction with the side panel on stanikomania and decided give it a try. I bought this one during my last visit in Poland in a small local shop. Based on the reviews, I decided to size down the cup (I mostly wear 65f now) and keep my usual band size. This size turned out to be a hit (65e is where this cut actually starts). If I had to choose the size according to their chart, I would actually go for a 65G (which is meant to be the Polish equivalent of 30F). So if I should size down, I would go for a 65F! I agree with Kasica from stanikomania on that point – some Polish brand seem to use a new size chart but they unfortunately don't update the one on their site! I’ll start with the cup construction because it’s very successful. I’ve tried a lot of Polish bras in my teens and the cups were weirdly shaped. I think that this bra proves how Polish brands have progressed ever since. The cups are made of 4 parts, with two vertical and one diagonal seams. The lower parts and the side panel are made of a shiny, unstretchy and a little stiff material. The upper part is made of two layers of lace and is edged with elastic. This size is the best fit for me and for my shape. My minor issue is the elastic on the cup edge – it actually cuts in and I’m considering to cut it of eventually but I’ll have to find a way to keep the 2 layers together. The gore is higher than I’m used to and it sometimes doesn’t tack, the right underwire pokes in my breast. Unfortunately, the underwires don’t overlap. But overall, the gore is rather comfortable especially when you consider it's height. There are also vertical underwires in the wings. They’re not necessary in my size IMHO but they don’t bother me. The quality of the bra is very good and the materials used for the band and the straps are consistent with the size, but I’m now used to wear EM 65F and she uses wider straps and elastics in the band. The band in AVA is still stable and I can bear the thin straps. The only problem I have with the thinner elastics in the band is that they fold toward my skin. I also noticed that the band between the gore comes lower than in all my other bras and it rubs my skin a little bit. Read more 454 more words
Sturdy-feeling bra, with unusual 4-parts cup construction. All these seams make it visible under light clothes. The straps also have an edging that might make them obvious. This is the correct size for me, but the wires come up a little too high into my armpit fat. It is also sort of "heavy"... not a bra you can forget about wearing. So, not for me as I tend to feel constricted a lot. A pity, because I really like the shape and it is very flattering on me (front-and-center but not too high up, slightly rounded but natural).