I seldom try a padded plunge bra since I joined Bratabase, because they are usually wide and shallow, and can cause shape mismatch on me, or the color can be very boring. But I really need such a cleavage booster, so I never give up for searching. And today I finally found it.
I was attracted by the design, because it looks like the dress of the princess Viola in the Japanese anime 'One Piece'. The interpolated measurements is also close to my perfect fit, so I purchased it.
On Bratabase, this bra is recommended for wide set boobs, but the center gore is low and very narrow ...at top. So I guess it fits more likely a close set, splayed shape, and actually it does.
The material is cheaper than I thought. I have already seen a lot of wrinkles in the cup as I unpacked the bra. But they don't affect the wearing and can be flattened.
This bra has extremly short cups (14.7 cm) compare to other 30F bras. However when I'm wearing it, the cups/wires attach to my body like a V-shape, so they can still cover my areolas.
Summary: A bra with very adorable design, good choice for wide set or splayed boobs with projected shape and narrow to average wide roots. Read more 106 more words
The technical brand name for this is Cleo By Panache, whatever that means. Did Panache buy out Cleo? Did Cleo subcontract from Panache?
Either way, I got this bra on a grab bag sale and while I was surprised that a Panache bra fit, I wouldn't have bought it full price. The band is stretchy: it fits tightly for now, but I can't help but feel that it would wear out quickly. The plunge wires are very low, to the point that they dug into the flesh just under my sternum. I didn't wear the bra for weeks because of this, but I just wore it all day today and it was fine. It's ok unless the bra shifts, allowing the wires to dig. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to prevent this.
Support-wise, it's fine. The polkadots are great. And it cost $12.50, that's a plus too.
This bra fits me pretty much exactly like the Panache Ava plunge. In my opinion, it is just a padded version of Ava. The band is a little stiffer than Ava, so I'm wearing it with an extender, but the cups fit me the exact same. My shape is average to slight projection, even fullness, with tall, shallow roots. It does seem more cheaply made, and I don't really like the frilly part on top of the cup. I might just cut it off, as it doesn't lie flat. But I'm happy with it as it is a good fitting padded plunge for my shape and I got it for a pretty good price.
This is the best fitting molded bra I have found so far for my shape. Cons are that I still have armpit spillage. Higher wings would be nice. I don't think a 36GG would be much better. A second con is that the lace at the top of the cup shows through many shirts. Still, this is a good bra for V-necks, scoop necks, and Henleys.
This bra actually felt great. The band was a good size. The straps fit. I had a bit of room in the upper cup tho. I also have very soft breast tissue so my boobs sort fell out in the middle....bending over made them escape like pudding from a bowl....right in the middle.
This fit similar to the Cleo Jude...which is to say it was all wrong for me. Cut in on the inner edges but was too big on the sides. Cups seemed quite wide set. It's a cute bra to look at but the ruffle doesn't lay very well and shows under shirts easily. Band fits well on the loosest hook (my ribcage is 28"). I returned this one....I just don't get along with plunge bras very well.
Bought when I was trying to figure out my post-weight loss size. The cups were too large for me both in width and height. This caused the underwire to stab me in the chest. Otherwise, it was a cute bra though the ruffle is a bit odd.