This bra is a nearly perfect fit. The lace top is not stretch lace but instead a semi firm mesh, which I find very nice for shaping. My breasts are very soft and I have a problem with in-cup quading from mixed texture bras (i.e. Jasmine). This bra has more depth in the bottom of the cup than most that I have tried. The seams and embroidery are quite nice and smooth and do not show through clothing. The straps are fully adjustable and do not slip throughout the day.
I think if I repurchase this bra I will sister size down, as the band has quite a bit of stretch from the beginning. I have used the second set of hooks from the beginning, but I don't feel it has stretched much with wear. The wires are firmer than I prefer, and the center gore is a bit tall on me, but overall, this is the best fitting match that I have found for my skin tone.
A comfortable bra, but not the right shape for me (FOB, narrow roots, projected). The wires are too wide for me, and the lift is not sufficient - if you have wide roots and are somewhat full on top, you might really love this bra. The quality is excellent, the material feels nice, and is not scratchy.
Ordered from Zulily with much trepidation (because of the no returns policy) but yay it fits great! Also very comfortable, but it does have the typical Panache wires which work well for me but I can understand why some people find them so uncomfortable. There is a lot of depth in the bottom of the cup and it gives me a very rounded shape. I reach for this bra more than any other.
This bra is perfect for my shape and size. The wide underwires and tall cups are the perfect size and shape to hold my breasts in place even with lots of jumping or leaning forward. The mesh fabric is heavenly in heat, since it does not collect sweat. I absolutely adore this bra for its practicality and comfort, and the designs in the lacy bits are pretty too. I would wear this bra every day of the week for the rest of my life if it wouldn't wear out!
PROs - * It actually fits! * My breasts are supported by the band and wires rather than being held up by the straps. * It literally looks like my two friends are chillaxin on a balcony. * It's not only functional. It's quite sexy. * The price was quite reasonable for such a well made foundation garment. ($49.60 via Amazon Prime)
CONs - * The lace on the bottom front is scratchy. * The wires and wing height go too high under the armpit. I have scar tissue from an excisional biopsy, so I'm hypersensitive ...about this. * The gore height is too high. Although comfortable when sitting or standing, it pokes really bad if I lean over to tie my shoes and such.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the look at fit of this bra when it first arrived. But I held off on wearing it until my other selections were delivered. I have decided to return this bra (even though is IS very sexy!) as I have found a much better fit and feel with the Sculptresse Flirtini in a 38G. Read more 94 more words
Panache has come up with a bra I really like the look of, which also happens to fit me fairly well. The fit for me is similar to the Jasmine or Sienna, except that the band seems looser. I got a 34 rather than a 36 so that I could get the GG 3-hook version instead of the G 2-hook version, fully expecting that I would need to use an extender initially. However, I'm able to hook this and it seems comfortable. This brings Panache closer to other brands, but it won't be appreciated by people who appreciated the tight bands.
I'm disappointed that Panache ...has again decided to put padding on the inside of the straps instead of making them fully adjustable. I've already tightened them as much as possible, and I expect that in a short while, like the Jasmine, it will become unwearable without alterations. The sliders are held in place with crepe-like folds in the fabric. It didn't photograph well, but by coincidence the Fauve Marla Balcony Bra (0292) in the same order has the same fabric on the straps in a color which was easier to photograph.
I'm not keen on Panache's decision to add a little bit of space between the wires in the gore. I will have to stitch it closed to bring it down to the usual 2 centimeters.
This bra doesn't have a full band; instead, the elastic from each side is angled up and attached to the opposite cup, with the right cup's elastic crossing over the left elastic.
Overall it seems like Panache is really trying some new things with this bra...which leaves me wondering why they couldn't have 'experimented' with fully adjustable straps!
The cups had enough immediate projection for me. There is no elastic along the top of the cups, which meant that I (FoB) had a bit of gaping near the gore on my smaller breast.
I really like the sheerness of this bra, and vertical seams, and the use of minimal embroidery meant to evoke an earlier era. I would have left off the gore bow and the embroidery along the bottom of the cups near the gore; both details seem to belong to another bra. However, they're black on black, so I can only see them if I look closely. It's certainly a step toward a beautiful androgynous bra.
There were a few loose threads hanging off the seams on the inside of the cup, which led me to give a lower rating on the quality than I otherwise would have. The unexpected band is also not a good sign of quality control unless Panache intends to completely change their bands across the brand. Finally, I feel like they really need to solve the strap problem: padding is all well and good, but I couldn't even wear my Jasmine after three washes because the straps had stretched so much and couldn't be tightened.
Pretty bra, but I'm so confused by the sizing. First, I think I need to go down a band size. I measure a 30, but have usually worn a 32 in Panache (Envy & Adorra) for comfort. But this feels loose. Also, it's wrinkling at the top, even though I usually fill out a GG (or even need to size up to H or HH). The straps don't tighten as much as I'd like--I'd have to wear them on the tightest right now, and that's before wearing long. The wires are a bit too wide for me.