My shape is low set, slightly pendulous, and short and narrow rooted.
This bra came to me pre-loved but in mint condition from rachaelll (thanks). The colour is dark pink and reminds me of 65FF - Ewa Michalak » Chp Red Wine that I used to own. There is decorative lace along the front of the straps, and along the band to the clasps. The only thing is, the lace on the straps like to fold over on itself, so you have to flatten it (at least I did). The band measures to a true 30" band, but it doesn't feel overly stretchy... probably ...because of the lace that covers the band. The straps adjust long enough on my tall frame, but they are extended all the way out in the back. The shape is lovely and rounded, but obviously too small on me. (I think I had a growth spurt because the last 3 I tried were all too small). I'll save this one for my "low tide" days and for when I lose 5 pounds again. It is very reminiscent of my 30F - Panache » Porcelain Grace Sweetheart Moulded Bra (7371) . The only real difference I could see from measurements was that this ardour cup is shorter by about 0.5cm. It's a molded cup that lays smoothly and looks good under a tee, but it is slightly shallow. I actually think that the panache porcelain grace might be a little bit more projected at the wire, which may be why I can currently wear it without bubbling over (that and the additional height of the cup).
Overall the bra is great quality, great comfort, shallow, and pretty. Read more 179 more words
Tried this beauty on when I was visiting a friend in Vancouver this past spring. My husband had to go over to record a podcast, so I tagged along and spent the afternoon with my friend. Among things, I tried a bunch of bras and this one was one of the better ones.
It's very beautiful and I love the colour and lace details on the straps. At the time, I had felt like it might not have had enough projection at the wire, but looking at the pictures, it seems like maybe it's more projected than I had thought. I feel like I the gore was low enough, and my soft tissue was contained fairly well.
I had some puffing in the 30E but the 30F was better. The band felt fine, especially after trying some really tight 30s.
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This bra is wonderful and impressive on so many levels: wonderfully low wings, silky soft beautiful fabric, and great projection. As other reviewer's said, the band does run large and stretchy. I would encourage anyone in a large cups size to try this. This bra fits me leaps and bounds better than any other molded cup I've tried. Unfortunately, its just a wee bit small on my right side. This isn't super noticeable in pictures, but under shirts the quad boob is clearly visible. I'd try the next size up, but as a g cup is as large as this comes, I'd have to sister size up and alter the band, which seems like too much hassle at this point, and for a $79 bra.
I bought this bra in a 32FF and a 34F, as I read the previous line (Masquerade) ran tight in the band. However, I would say this bra runs a little generous in the band and cup. I didn't even try on the 34F, as the 32FF band was plenty stretchy (I could easily fasten it on the second hooks). Only three rows of two hooks, sadly. I always prefer a three hook band.
I do get some gaping, but that's to be expected for a molded cup.
The tops of the cups, where they attach to ...the straps, do cut into my underarms a bit, but not terribly so.
This bra is invisible under a t-shirt.
The lace on the straps and band is very pretty, but it does flip up at the front of the band for me (because of my ribs/stomach/bad posture).
I did notice that the underwires don't match up where they meet the gore, one is shorter than the other. I've never had a bra do this, and I'm certainly surprised to see it on a $79 bra like this one. Not that big of a deal, but a little disappointing quality for the price.
The wire width is perfect, and after wearing it a few hours it did stay in my IMF. I'd say this is a great option for a t-shirt bra for projected and fairly narrow shapes.
I'll be trying this bra in a 30FF and 30G. Read more 154 more words
Gives great cleavage and a lovely smooth line. However, the wire popped out after a few months and the store wouldn't give me a refund - nor would Panache. Really disappointed because I miss wearing it!
I'm 28E/F projected, narrow/tall roots, centerfull. Though this bra was a little too wide at the wire, it did have a lot of immediate projection at the wire and overall. My only complaint was that I'm a too tall rooted for this bra to work, so I had some major quadboob at the upper edge. This would likely be a better fit for average/shorter rooted gals.
I ordered a bunch of bras to try, and this was the best-fitting of the bunch. The quality seems nice, it gives a nice shape, and in general fits me pretty well. As is the case with most bras, the gore is a bit high and wide for me personally, as I am close set. Even with a little digging, the gore tacked and was tolerable. The wire is just a little wide for me, but not too bad. My measured band size is a 30, but I don't like the feeling of a too-snug band. This rides up a bit in the back on the loosest hook, but I'm worried that sizing down in the band would be uncomfortable. I might just try the tighter hooks. All in all, this is a lovely bra, seems well-made, and adds some pizazz to an ordinary moulded cup bra with a lace band, center gore details, and lace on the straps. (I didn't include the strap lace in the measurement.)
This bra is electric pink - it is vibrant! The colour and lace detailing on the straps and band are extremely beautiful. This really looks like a luxury bra.
As far as moulded bras go, this might be the most narrow and projected that I have tried. The wires were not obnoxiously wide (Freya Idol - I'm looking at you) and there is a decent amount of immediate projection. The cups were quite a match-up for my shape - I'm very FOT, so moulded bras can be really hit or miss. For someone who is more even, or FOB, this would be a great option for a fun t-shirt bra.