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Bra is great for my root width! First bra I've found that doesn't extend a couple of inches past where my boobs end. The projection lines up with what I need. However, the cups are almost 1.5" taller than my smaller boob (which has a height of 6" and a perimeter of 8.5" vs my left boob at 6.5" and 9") and 1.25" taller than my left boob. So, there's wrinkling and dimpling at the top of the bra and it's visible underneath a shirt. The gore sits on my breast tissue at the center, not by a lot, but enough that the marks are very clearly on ... my inner boob, not my ribcage, which is in part because the gore height is double what I would consider the available space for a gore between my boobs. I do like spacer fabric though! I'm getting really annoyed with bras that are too tall and I wish I could cut off extra fabric at the top.
I'm also not a fan of the bows everywhere (I don't like bows on straps I think they're unnecessary).
Sidenote: I don't wear bras that often (shout out to stretchy crop tops & having self-supporting breasts), and my skin isn't usually compressed. Anyway, I think between that and my skin sensitivity it's giving me some mild hives down my torso. So that's awkward.
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 Flag this
Very short roots, projected, slightly narrow, even, close-set breasts....
The immediate projection feels fabulous. However, as is a common occurrence, when there is enough space near the wire, the cup is too tall, wrinkles in the top, and bites my underarm. Although the volume is comfortable, the oversized height is not. Compared to the 32F, this dramatically reduces bounce. But, the height of the 32F fits better on my very short breasts.
Like the 32F, the wire channel is longer than the wire. When the wire is moved furthest from the gore, the gore height is 2.25" tall and 1" wide: still requires a substantial alteration to fit my close-set ... breasts.
I have not attempted alterations on a molded cup before. But, after 92 bra purchases and not one fitting, I'm quickly warming to the idea. Sigh. This will require major surgery https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />
Great everyday bra with just enough padding to create a smooth surface. The padding is thinner than Comexim, Curvy Kate, and Ewa Michalak. Additionally, this model has good immediate projection and narrow-ish wires. The gore, however, requires "surgery" to fit close-set breasts.
EDIT: there are photos of a narrowed gore alteration on a molded bra, constructed like Panache Cari, here: http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dia37/pictures/
Updated on Jun 29, 2016 Flag this
I had bought this one hoping the spacer cup fabric and racerback J-hook would be a nice option for summer use. Turns out #1: the wires are too long, #2: the gore is too tall, #3: the outer cups are too tall, #4: the straps are not long enough (but only when hooked in the racerback position).
* Because the spacer cup fabric has so little structure to it, support is solely relied on from the wire and band, whereby the wires will be quite firm and the gore will be tall. The same holds true for this one.
* ...and because the cups have so little structure, they give ... a very minimized shape. However, unlike other spacer cup bras I've tried, these cups do provide nice lift and natural, rounded shape.
* Ironically, the wires are the perfect width for me. They sit very nicely in my IMF, despite the fact they're too long. However, even as long as they are, they're still a full inch shorter than the wire channel. So it's not just the wires that are too long, but the outer cups are also too tall. So even with the straps in standard position, the cups rub into the Tail of Spence. And it's absolutely unbearable with the J-hook connected.
* Just to clarify about the straps, the length is fine when in standard position. But once hooked, the straps cut painfully into the back of my neck. And unfortunately, lowering the J-hook did not solve that.
* As for placement of the front straps, they are definitely set too far apart. When I stand straight, the cups lay flat and fit very nicely. But as soon as I move my shoulders forward, the cups gape terribly.
* A quick mention of the band...double layer mesh, with flocked elastic and a U-shaped back. The height is basically the same from the wire to the straps.
* And lastly, the hooks and eyes are 2x3 narrow-set, mounted into a thin tab. Also, the length of the tab nicely covers the loosest set of hooks, so there's no chafing.
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Have you tried the Panache Ardour bra? I also run into problem with cups being too tall with molded bras and I need shorter cup height, but I found the Ardour fit extremely well and cup height was perfect. Ardour is my favorite molded cup may be worth a try for you since u know u like Panache wire width?
Did you find the cup volume ok? I know how you feel with the short boobs.
Jolie0216 I'll check it out!
Calluna the cup volume at the bottom is great, but up near the top it gaps far enough that it dimples underneath a t shirt, which sucks and defeats the point.
Hives? Yikes! Panache starches their bras very heavily and it takes a few washes to get all of that stuff out. Hopefully it's only because of those chemicals and it will go away.
Sovavosi thanks for the heads up! To be fair, allergens, in general, make the right side of my face itchy and I now break out in full-blown hives (these looked more like light chickenpox), but yeah, it's all around my IMF and I think because the bra came in contact with my torso w/ me sitting down or putting it on (like, having my back hunched over), my torso came into contact with it and that's what caused the hives. It takes a couple hours for them to go away but they don't hurt and I'm not itchy. I've had them appear on my hands with other stuff but I haven't figured out the trigger for those.