I love this bra! I could tell as soon as I first put it on that it was going to be extremely comfortable, and I wasn't wrong. This wasn't a bra that needed to be 'worn in'. The appearance is very grown-up but understated, as the fabric is satin in a rich navy blue. It feels very luxurious but suitable for everyday wear.
The band feels snug at first, but loosens up quite quickly. I bought the 30FF rather than the 28G because it was cheaper, but I will need to alter it down (as I really need a 26 back). I vary between a 28FF and a 28G ... in Masquerade bras (e.g. Tiffany, Hestia, Delphi in 28FF, Rhea in 28FF/G, Harem in 28G) and in this the larger size was a perfect fit in the cup.
I feel like the wires are not quite as wide as they usually are on Panache bras, which is a good thing for me. This means the shape isn't as minimised from the side as in a bra like the Masquerade Rhea. It's moulded, like the Freya Deco, so the shape is nice and rounded, but it has fewer issues for me than the Deco. There's no gaping at the top of the cups when I bend over, and I feel more secure in it. The straps are narrower than the Deco and most bras in this size, but in a good way - it looks nicer and the support isn't compromised. It's more of a balconette than the Deco as the centre gore is higher, so if you have soft breast tissue you're less likely to spill out. I normally don't get on with balconettes as I have very close-set breasts, but this one surprisingly didn't cause me any problems.
I don't think I really have a bad word to say about this bra! The matching briefs are also very comfy, but I needed to go up one size from my usual as they're quite small.
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