Cups were obviously too big; I think I would really need a 34G in this. The pictures might not accurately show it, but there was definitely room at the bottom and I felt like my boobs were just floating inside this bra. For a while I was confused about whether I was a 34G or 34GG (both seemed to fit equally well), and this bra was one of the things that actually tipped me toward ordering more 34Gs. I read somewhere this bra is based on the Panache Cari, which seems likely based on the pictures I've seen of the Cari.
Pros: Bra seemed to be well made and ... of good quality materials. The stretchy materials (band, slings) were all a nice heavy weight, not flimsy/cheap like some other bras. The closure had a whopping 6 (!!!) sets of eyes for the hooks, to accommodate the changing measurements of a pregnant/nursing mom. I could comfortably close it somewhere in the middle, but I'm between a 32 and 34, so it seemed about right. This band was exceptionally comfortable. Normally I don't care for full slings/"A frame" construction in my nursing bras, as I find it just gets in the way and looks funny, but this one actually stayed in place. I liked the J hook option as well, I don't see that often in my size range and it's an easy way to get more mileage out of a "specialty" bra like this.
Cons: Since I returned it I can't comment about how it wears over time, but I did worry the band would stretch out quickly since it wasn't as firm as my usual bras. That may've just been because it's a nursing bra though, they're usually a bit more flexible, especially when compared to regular Panache bras. The cups did seem to go REALLY high into my armpits (see pics), which was perhaps due to the way they layered the sling with the cup? It's tough to say. All I know is I had a whole lotta bra in my armpits.
Summary: Nice comfortable basic nursing bra. If it weren't so expensive ($70) I'd reorder in the correct size. I'll keep it on my eBay alerts and hope that by the time I have another baby in a couple of years, Panache makes these in more colors and the price comes down a bit!
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