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Bras » Panache » Ava Plunge Bra (9396) » 30F 30:7

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Fits ribcage75.6
B. perimeter22.9
Stretched Band78.1
Band Length62.0
Cup width13.8
Cup depth23.7
Wire length23.3
Cup height16.5
Cup separation1.8
Gore height5.1
Wing height10.0
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 2
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    Didn't fit

    This is a heartbreaker bra. Let me explain.

    At the end of 2017, there was an off topic post in my fb group which was a girl asking for DD+ bra help. Some 300 comments later, I find out that I’d only ever known the bare essentials or bare minimum of bra sizing and fitting, and I learn about Reddit A Bra That Fits. Being a Facebook girl more than a Reddit girl, I turned to the Facebook version of the group. In the first few months of 2018, I tried a lot of bras on, did a bunch of fit checks, and figured out what was and ... wasn’t working for me. One of the admins had suggested this bra, in this size for me. I had always wanted to try it, but never got the chance as it was always too expensive, and any listings were just slightly off in size. A little more than a year later, I finally have this bra as it was one of two bras I received from martka00 in a swap.

    Let me start with saying that I was 100% aware that this bra might not fit in this size anymore (as I had a growth spurt in late summer of last year), given measurements, but I still opted to try it because it was possible that the stretch lace *might* be a bit more accommodating and because I really had a desire to test the style out at long last. Not to mention, it’s a gorgeous lilac/heather colour, perfect for spring, lightweight/breathable, and just a nice simple lace without fucking bows all over the place. Lol!

    The bra is simply stunning. Simple but elegant and classic at the same time. I just *love* the colour, and I think it really suits my skin tone. The lace is lovely, and the upper portion is stretch, with no inner strip (yes!), which is quite boob fluctuations friendly. The lower cup is two parts in my size. Details at the gore are simple...bow and a tiny bead-like shiny thing. The band is a perfect stretch comfort for me, and I have enough room for the straps to adjust. It’s a great U back (leotard back) which I always find to be comfortable and supportive. The gore is nice and low, and there’s this interesting bit where the elastic from the band crisscrosses at the gore. There’s a section of double mesh side support panels on the inside of the cups, with the intent of pushing or encouraging the breasts in a forward and inward shape.

    The heartbreak is that it doesn’t fit. IT DOESN’T FIT! 😭 It might *look* like it’s fitting in the photos, but I’m spilling on both sides...the stretch lace is hiding this somewhat and reducing how bad the quadding would be if it wasn’t stretchy on top. The bra is at least half a cup size too small, if not a full cup small. But I’m leery of a 30FF, as I’m not sure how much wider the wires would be. Not to mention, the bra is slightly too shallow, but not horribly shallow, and the classic rock hard we aren’t budging Panache/Cleo wires did bother me a little bit today.

    This said, for the time being, I’m still wearing it, but under selective tops...ones I know that are a bit looser on top so they won’t show quad boobs. My pharmacy assistant scrubs fit this category. I’m not sure if I will keep it or list it yet. I do wish it was a little bit bigger. It’s almost perfect.

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      Yup! Thats a very pretty bra. I love the colour too and the absence of ostentatious bows. Lilac/lavender is so feminine. Ooohhh...and this one has side support! Sweeetttt!!

      I appreciate how Panache does the crossed elastic under the inverted v-shaped gore. Krisline does it too.It's great for short-waisted gals.

      I have only 1 Panache - the Andora wire-free and I LOVE it and it's in the rotation. I have tried several wired Panaches and I just can't do them. I need FF or G for cup space/projection and then the wires are wrapped around past my armpits. I normally would bend wires, but as you know Panache wires are just too stiff to bend.

      BTW - I often think about you when I am trying new bra brands/styles. The first thing I now check is to see if there is a strip at the top of the cup. While I am not convinced that all styles with this would automatically make someone quad (if the fit is perfect it shouldn't happen) but...so far all the Gorsenia, Krisline and Kinga styles that I have tried have it. Gorsenias have the soft clear plastic (so easy to stretch out with warm fingers) but Kinga and KL have actual elastic. I am now waiting on another different Kinga softcup form in stretch lace as well as 2 semi-soft forms which have stretch lace at the top. Of course I will check for the strip and note it in my reviews!

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      This is gorgeous on you. I think it would be worth trying the 30FF.

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      What do you think about the side support? Does it bring things more centred? It looks lovely on you, and I agree... the colour works well with your skin tone. Maybe one day you'll get to try the 30FF.

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      Thanks everyone!

      AprilGoulding ha ha! I do also wonder how the different types of cup strips are with my tissue. I do really like crisscrossing elastic and inverted v section on the band at the gore. It’s a subtle difference but I think that it’s definitely beneficial. And yes, at 5’1 and short waisted, I think that I benefit.

      Sonya Wilderness1 I will definitely have to at least try a 30FF in it if I can. There’s a few other similarly coloured bras out there that are also on my radar like CK Lifestyle Plunge, but I admit I am a little nervous about it not being stretch lace. Bravissimo Stella is nice too. As far as I can see, the side support is helpful though I am not fond about seeing it through the sheer lace...it kinda looks weird from the side. I will have to pay more attention to it though. I think on me, it’s a little bit weird as well, because it’s a little bit too small for me. But overall, from my recollection, it is beneficial and helpful.

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      This is a lovely bra and on my virtual must-try in the future list as well. The color is really beautiful and romantic and I agree that a 30FF might fit perfectly, hopefully the wires aren't too wide and the shape is still to your liking. The stretch part seems perfect too to accommodate different fluctuations in sizes.

      I really love the look of lots of Panache bras, this one, the Andorra, the Clara... I feel they are so beautiful, but why must their wires be so rock hard like you say!!

    • Thanks braluv ! Yes, romantic is a great way of describing it! They do make some really pretty bras, but the wires are killer sometimes.

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    Didn't fit

    Right off the bat, the band is tight. It is stretchy, but not enough for me; not unwearable, but would definitely be uncomfortable after a while. I do like the ballet back which minimizes back fat...if it weren't so tight. The band is tall enough under my arms to bring everything forward, but the tightness of the band...well let's just say it's not a pretty sight!
    The cups are a little too narrow for me that the outer cup doesn't sit well. The top of the cups are a very soft stretch lace and doesn't need a band of elastic at the edge to keep ... it flat. Unfortunately the cups quad on me, and I suspect it's because the band is too small. The seams do show just a bit under a snug T-shirt. The gore is the best I have ever seen! At 2" tall, it is about my height limit. But the width is a wonderful 5/8" wide! Perfect for close-set breasts!
    As for the color, I'm not a huge fan of gray. Particularly this one; just a medium, boring gray. If it were lighter or darker it would be prettier, but I will admit it's neutral enough that it won't show under your clothes.

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    Didn't fit

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    Grey colorway

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    Added on Sep 02, 2017



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Heather colorway

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    Added on Apr 07, 2019



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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Jul 18, 2019



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    Didn't fit

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    Added on Nov 15, 2016



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    Fits

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    Added on Oct 03, 2017