My boobs: 26FF/G ish, but have been fluctuating a lot the past year. Always even to FOT, narrow roots, moderately projected, firm tissue, decently spaced but not wide-set.
I think the cups run maybe half a cup small. It's hard to say. This bra accommodated me well when I was near my largest. The band is nice and firm, and I was only slightly fuller on top than what the bra is made for. It wasn't nearly as FOB as I thought it was going to be, at least in this size. My complaints: The wires are too wide, and the gore might be too short for me, personally. ...I like the gore height for its use in certain outfits, but on my anatomy, it would start to dig in right underneath my sternum, which became super uncomfortable. This might have been when I was starting to shrink though, and I suspect the gore would dig in more if it wasn't being tensioned outward enough from filling the cups well enough. The lace also became a bit scratchy and uncomfortable at times, and the shape was a bit more natural/pointy in some outfits than I would like. But when I needed it most, it served me well. Read more 98 more words
Overall: Best suited for full on bottom shapes with average root width and projection: the cups runs a little small but the band runs a bit bigger. I think 30F will also suit certain 30Es and possibly smaller 32DD/32E
I try to cover all important topics: fabric: I found the lace on this one to be scratchier than others straps: average placed I think! band: fits loose really suited for FoB - this one was a bit big on me but there is no gaping at the top projection: the immediate projection on this one is good, the projection is average. wires: are a tad wide but that might just be me (narrow rooted) COMFORT: an unlined bra with a low gore? yes yes YES this is comfy! (okay if you ignore the scratchy lace https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" />
This bra runs SMALL. The wire channels overlap in the center, so it is great for close set breasts. Because it was small, my breasts creases the cups at the bottom and majorly quaded at the top. The wires were slightly narrow for me. The band was very stretchy so it felt too loose, or more loose than I like. I may try this in a larger cup and smaller band.
I am close set, center and top full, projected, wide roots.
It’s a cute bra, but the 32GG is not the right size for me. I’m half thinking that this bra might be too open in the middle (being a plunge, that’s how the style should be). I’m not sure if sizing up in the cups will help me any, but I’m going to try an 30GG and see. The band is also slightly too stretchy, hence wanting to go down a band and up a cup. My snug UB is a 30 right now anyway, so 32 can be hit and miss.
Back to the bra- I love the lace, love the look, but I’m not a fan of the color. This one was on sale, so I jumped for it, but lavender would not have been my 1st choice at all. Now that it’s going back, I’ll just try until I find one that fits (if I do), and go from there. Like I said, plunges may not work so well for me since I’m center-full.
The materials for this bra are more stiff and starchier than my @Gossard bras at the start. The band doesn't relax much. The vintage color is a good neutral colorway. There is a side sling for additional side support. The side sling is not covered and has to be adjusted slightly to lay flat against the side breast. There isn't an inner cup lining on this bra. This is probably my best fitting and most supportive bra, for my shape which is functionally full on bottom, narrow and short root, with immediate projection. There was an adjustment period as it sits a bit on breast tissue at the top of the gore, I have a "bridge" of breast tissue between my close set breasts that requires a short gore. I still wear this bra, but I have moved to the 32G for better fit and support as the band on this bra is too loose now.
When I started my ABTF quest in 2016, I was really horrified by how firm Panache wires felt. But either they've gotten softer or I've just gotten used to it.
This isn't perfect, but I love it anyway. I want a tighter band (this is oddly stretchy for Panache; wondering if it's worth getting it altered) and narrower wires. And unless it's custom Comexim or an EM CHP, 1-2 cm off the top of the cup would just make it better/more flattering for me. But this fits with minimal wrinkling on my smaller side, it's comfortable despite the wider wires, and it comes in fun colors. I was ...really excited to find this bra in red, and I got a good deal on damson and sienna too. At this point, I just want fun colors, and it's annoying to see how Panache isn't offering as many 28 options. I've struck out on custom Comexim unlined bras and I prefer stretch lace anyway, so I'm glad Panache works out for me now. It's too bad size 6 Panache briefs are hard to find or just not widely available? I've only seen them on Bravissimo.
Ana is about $67 from US stores, but it's cheaper from Belle Lingerie (https://www.belle-lingerie.co.uk/), even with shipping. I ordered three bras from Amazon to try, then I bought then from Belle Lingerie for about $55 less. Read more 122 more words
Thus ends my saga of figuring out which Ana size is the best for me…
- 30DD: Cup width was great, but it was considerably too shallow. - 30E: Cups too wide, but with the side support, that surprisingly isn’t a problem. A hair too shallow, but overall lovely.
The cup depth is perfect for my larger side, but I have a bit of wrinkling at the top of my smaller side. More problematic, the cups on the 30F encroach on my TOS, which I just can’t tolerate. The cup width is too wide, but again: Somehow it doesn’t seem to matter much in this bra. Oddly, that’s normally a huge problem for me, so it must have something to do with the shape and side support.
This is a gorgeous and very comfortable bra. I’d rather deal with a small bit of quadding than a small bit of wrinkling, so I’m sticking with the 30E and ordering four more in various colors. Love the low gore!!
The first Ana I bought was the Vintage nude color. This is my most thorough review but is relevant to other colors. I noted brief color details in other reviews.
I’ve looked at this bra so many times, but the wire width always stopped me from trying it. I normally need wires a max of 5 inches wide, and 5.25 inches is too wide on me. For some reason, in this bra, the wires don’t bother me. They somehow don’t stray into my armpits, and the straps aren’t too wide set, either (another consistent problem for me).
It’s a hint too shallow, but with the stretch lace, I’ve decided that ...I don’t mind. I’ve got a bit of quadding, but it’s not obvious at all under clothes. I’m debating trying a 30F just to see, but I suspect that the wire scaling will become a problem at that point. (Edit: I tried it, and the cup height is too much for me. The tops of the cups encroach on my TOS, and I got a bit of wrinkling on my smaller side.)
The band stretches to 30 inches, and it feels great. I wear 32DD in Panache Cari, because the band is just too firm on the 30E, but 32 would be much too loose on this bra.
It’s gorgeous, BTW. Gives a nice, round-ish shape. The low gore is a revelation. I’m surprised at how much I like this bra, but I really, really do. I’m ordering four more in 30E in various colors. Read more 144 more words
I have this bra in 5 different colors. This review is of the Black. For whatever reason, even though the cup depth measures the same as the others, the cup is quite obviously too small on my larger side. I guess it doesn’t stretch as much? That said, I’m keeping it anyway, because I need a low-cut Black bra. I love the Panache Cari (my other Black bra), but its gore just comes up too high for some shirts. Hoping maybe the cups relax a bit with time and wear.
I tried this bra because when I tried the Ana in a 34GG I had a bit of overflow at the lower part of the plunge (common for me with plunge bras). The 34GG and 34H were honestly very close in terms of which I preferred. The larger size was a bit too high in my underarm, and there was a bit of excess fabric at the top. Also, I felt like in the larger size the side support did very little and my breasts felt splayed. I'll likely keep the smaller size, because although the cup volume was better in the H the GG will be more comfortable due to the shorter under arm, and the side support works more effectively in the smaller size. One thing to note about the Ana is it fits me a cup size larger than almost all other Panache bras. I'm normally a 34G in most of their balconette style bras, and in this bra the GG was borderline too small. The fabric of this is very sheer.