I thought I had FOB boobs. It turns out I have FOT and pendulous boobs with a short root. This makes me unable to fill the top of some bra cups. Since the Panache Andorra has stretch lace, that isn't a problem here. I love the way this bra looks, although I feel like the lace is slightly flimsy at the top of the cup.
This bra would feel like it was made for me if it wasn't for the fact that the underwire doesn't come up the whole way on the side of the cup. Sometimes it pokes into my armpits because I'm plus sized and therefore have ...extra tissue there. I find that if I can adjust the bra correctly, I don't have this problem. This unfortunately disqualifies this bra from being worn at work.
I'm probably trying the Panache Jasmine next, although I'm probably going to get it in a 36JJ instead.
Edit 5/09/15: It turns out that this bra is small for me, and the Panache Andorra runs small. I tried the Panache Jasmine in a 36J and it was a perfect fit. Read more 79 more words
After years of wearing the waaaayyyyyyy wrong size, I finally took a risk and using my measurements ordered this while it was on a 30% off sale. At first I thought "My boobs cannot be that big" but alas when I put it on and scooped & swooped, it fit like a dream.
The band feels a smidge smaller than a true 36 band, but with wear it should be perfect. Why the underwire in the middle comes up so high is beyond my comprehension, it makes no sense. One last personal complaint is the shape it gives my boobs. I personally love a nice rounded, front and center shape, and this bra gives me a kinda bullet shape under clothes and it's a little splayed to the sides. But other than that, I'm a fan of the stretchy lace and the prettiness of it.
This bra is incredibly cute, and when I'm standing straight, it looks awesome. I've had it for about three months now, and the straps are starting to slide down my arms. My biggest complaint, though, is that the underwires are so tall, they stab me in the sternum whenever I bend over or sit down. It's rough wearing this bra to work, because I can only manage about four hours before it's too uncomfortable.
Nowadays I would probably call this altered Andorra my best fitting bra. It's the only bra that enclose my boobs completely. Larger boob is not totally happy because it's a little tight in there. Smaller is ok with everything even if the bra is too big for that one. I think my asymmetry is really visible in this one.
However since my bras nowadays sits lower I cannot tighten the straps to the max like this without discomfort. And when I start to do that the bra slopes down on me a bit. But compared to 34J Andorra and 34J Ariza I would still say this one is better. I am debating to get another one. The one I have is lagoon.
Sad to say, I can't seem to find a good fit in this bra. The straps are not at all comfortable. Because they are thin (not in width, as they are 3/4 inches wide, but in actual thickness) and quite stretchy, they tended to roll like a taco and cut into my shoulders, even when not pulled very tight and only after a few minutes of trying on/wearing. The 36 band was too tight, the 38 too loose.
The cup on the 36J was too small, but the wires too wide, so sizing up does not seem to be a suitable option.
I could NOT get the wire to stay in my breast crease, even with the crazy tight band, it kept wanting to slide down. This is a problem with EVERY bra and I end up hiking them up under my breasts several times a day because it drives me crazy.
I am wondering if 2 very large coconuts and some rope might be more practical than a bra for my breast shape.