Amelia broke my heart this summer! It's one of the prettiest bikinis I've ever seen. I am in love with the pattern and stalked it for weeks before finally ordering it, only to find out that it doesn't fit me well. The cups are tall and shallow and it has a wide gore. I'm projected with short roots and close set. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be. Full review on my blog.
This is a very beautiful bandeau bikini bra which can be worn with the straps or without.
My usual size is about UK 28F / 28FF and my shape is somewhat shallow with wide + tall roots. I so wanted this bikini top to work for me and I ended up getting it in 30E and 32D (-sister sized to 30DD). Unfortunately the shape is not good for me. This bikini would work much better for someone with more projection and shorter roots. Both bikini tops are the wrong shape for me, I get quadboob and in the 30E I also have empty cups at the bottom. However, I´m so in love with the print that I will keep the (altered to) 30DD because there´s less empty cups going on.
It is rare that I find a bra that is too wide-set for my breasts, however the gore on the Amelia combined with its complete lack of projection at the gore has managed to achieve this. The gore on Amelia is about 50% wider than most Panache bras, so proceed with caution.
The cups are surprisingly (and pleasantly) narrow, but my goodness is the bra shallow. The measurements are before any modification however I've had to alter the wires by over a centimetre just to get enough depth - so the wires do sit on breast tissue, but not enough to bother me. The wires are much softer than ...usual Panache wires, which may also be contributing to the bad tack.
Otherwise it's actually a lovely bra! Firstly I'll mention that it works fantastically without the straps, no shifting when I literally jumped up and down. I got the 34FF as I read it ran small in the cups, I don't quite think that's true as I get a smidge of quadding (although it may be a side-effect of the other issues I'm having). The band definitely runs firm though, firmer than any other Panache I've ever tried. The fabric overlay hides any bra hardware as well, which is a nice plus.
Overall it's certainly not the most flattering bra I've ever owned but it's very functional at least! Read more 119 more words
I got this bikini from another Bratabase member and was going to alter the band down to 30DD / 28E. I read somewhere that this bikini runs big in the cups, but that´s not true. Boy are the cups too small for me! I usually wear 28F in Panache (or 30E in P swimwear). Panache Isobel bandeau bikini cups were way too small for me in 30E and I sized up to 30FF to realise that the cups are probably the wrong shape for me. I think I should size up to at least 32DD / 30E in Amelia, but I have my doubts that cup shape still ...would not be ideal for me. Maybe I should just give up on Panache bandeau styles...
I really like the look of this bikini, the cut and the fabric, and I´m thinking of keeping it although the fit is not good (this probably is not a good idea, but ... meh https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />) . If I don´t swoop & scoop, it doesn´t look that bad at all.
There are removable straps that adjust all the way. There is no silicone elastic at all which makes me wonder if the bikini stays up without straps. The same goes true for Panache Isobel bandeau bikini as well. Both bikini tops feel secure when wearing them so maybe the silicone missing is not an issue.
I alo got matching bottom briefs in UK10. I think they run true to size because they are a bit small for me and I usually wear UK12. Read more 152 more words
After I saw this beauty on bratabase I had to get it in my hands! I must admit - it runs one cup bigger, so 32D wasnt a bad choice This bikini as for padded top has narrow wires, which is good. However the cups are like too deep in the middle so with combination of sizing down should be okay. It is kind of okay. When I put it on it looks good, the band is perfect for few mins and then its stretching making little too loose but still secure, unfortunately also theres sliding down as it in 30DD - it's the construction and my rib cage. And when it slides, the cups cutting in and I feel empty space in the middle, also I could see that wires were much lover than they should I am so annoyed as its so pretty!! Looks great on my pale skin but with these issues it's impossible to wear it (unless if I'd use it only for laying down..)
After I saw this beauty on bratabase I had to get it in my hands! I must admit - it runs one cup bigger, so 30DD was a good choice This bikini as for padded top has narrow wires, which is good. However the cups are like too deep in the middle so with combination of sizing down should be okay. It is kind of okay. When I put it on it looks good, bit tight but after couple of mins feels good, unfortunately also it's sliding down - it is not cause of tight band, it's the construction and my rib cage. Sliding also occurs in band 32. And when it slides, the cups cutting in and I feel empty space in the middle, also I could see that wires were much lover than they should I am so annoyed as its so pretty!! Looks great on my pale skin but with these issues it's impossible to wear it (unless if I'd use it only for laying down..)