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Bras » Panache » Elsa Balconnet Bra (6691) » 30F 30:7

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Fits ribcage74.6
B. perimeter27.5
Stretched Band73.4
Band Length59.2
Cup width13.4
Cup depth25.6
Wire length25.5
Cup height16.4
Cup separation2.2
Gore height7.0
Wing height8.9
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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  1. 3
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    Didn't fit

    Appearance: Beautiful, delicate, neutral lace. It look like fairy wings. Hello summer nude!

    But oh the pain. If Panache wires pain you, you know what I'm talking about. Putting this bra on hurts. A band size up might less that slightly (but not entirely, and then it would ride up too). I can feel the wire pressing in at the gore, below my boobs and oh dear lort on the sides. The wires are too wide and too long, digging into my uncushioned, unprotected ribs. Its hard to review anything else about this bra because all I want to do is take it off.

    Amazing depth/projection. All around ... too - at the apex, IMF, top, sides and center. Probably due to the way Panache sews the center seam( (from side to gore instead of from strap to gore) Creates a natural, slightly pointed shape (not the ball round shape of cleo). Surprisingly fairly front and center.

    The top lace of the bra is a little loose (lays flat with a deep breath and my shoulders back) and a cup size down would clearly be too small. If you're more FOT than I am or if you have average-tall boobs you probably won't notice this issue.

    I'm sorry, I can't write anymore. I have to remove this wolf in sheep's clothing. If you need lots of projection and Panache firm or wide wires don't bother you - this may be a great bra to try. For me, I'll stick with unlined Freya and EM styles.

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    • 3

      A very accurate and funny description of Panache wires. 😀

    • 1

      When I first started on my bra journey, i'd been wearing cotton wireless bras from Decent Exposure for like 20 years, and discovered I was a 32J. Nothing but Panache really seemed to give me the support I needed, but wow was that a rough transition. I sometimes said I felt like I had hardware strapped to my chest. (actually it turns out that Envy, the first panache I tried, hit me in just the wrong place and was always more painful than my floris)

    • 2

      Yikes! I know exactly what you are writing about. No more Panache or Cleo bras for me. Although my ribs are flared and look padded, there is no padding on my ribs. My body HATES Panache wires. Seriously.

    • 2

      I have been meaning to post a question about this. I grew, bought bigger cup size bras (not just panache), and some/ most of them DIG into my ribs. I think it is the extra weight of my breasts ? My ribs are also flared, and it feel like the wires are just pressing between 2 ribs to sit on the lower one. Longer post when I have more time....

    • veggiechic Is it all the time or only when slouching? Is the wire staying in your IMF? I have some bras that only slip on one side and cause the problem you mentioned. I do think it is from the weight.

    • veggiechic Or maybe your immediate projection needs changed. Seems like not all bras stay the same as sizes change. For instance, a CHP is not projected enough in my size and slips. Your new bras could be like that.

    • 1

      sometimes bending the wires helps. I agree w the slouching thing. I have to re-adjust my bra a fwe times a day. I also have ot do the 'reverse swoop and scoop' because most bras dont have enouhg space for my center fullness. and someone else (I'm sorry i'm so bad w names) started replacing her wires with wires that fit her better - one company came out w wires that are less curved and more flat at the bottom, because many of us dont have curved IMF, but fairly flat ones

    • 3

      It's me!

    • 1

      If a bra fits you great it's super easy to change out wires and so cheap! I get mine from Porcelynne and there are a few other places to get them too. I get flat wires because my IMF is flat. I'm wearing a bra right now where I replaced the wires. They used to dig in but now they stay in my IMF with no discomfort.

    • The bras tend to be bearable when I am standing up, but if I sit, I guess that changes my rib shape, and it becomes very uncomfortable. I to end up with red lines/ dents at a specific spot under each breast. If I was looking at a breast like a clock, it would be at the 5 or 7, basically closer to my side. I got some band extenders, which helps there to be less pressure, but my breasts aren't supported as well, and I can pull the band quite far from my body.

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  2. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I've got it here via exchange ( it came without tags), but I can't see any signs of wear. Elsa is in great condition, and it's a really very nice bra! The shape of the cups is very unusual for me. I've never tried bras with such kind of three-part cups before. Maybe it's not a perfect fit for me, as the given shape is not very round and uplifted, the cups are rather closed on top, but the mesh is very sheer and delicate. Only the down part of the cups is lined.
    The band is tight, but comfortable for me ( I used to prefer 28 tight band, but after loosing some weight, I feel better in tight 30 band size)
    I think one cup smaller could fit me better, but I'm not sure

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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    This is a beautiful and well constructed bra. Unfortunately it is just too small and I quad boob out of it.

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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit

    It was okay but there was ever so slight gaping on the side when I hunched and I felt the fabric was a bit scratchy. My right breast is slightly smaller and I could see the lace sticking out under my shirt. Also, I wasn't expecting my nipples to show that much (bought cream color and you can see my nips through my white shirts). Will be returning, unfortunately. I really like the lace design.

    Pro: really nice lace design, nice color, everything fits well except for slight flappy gaping on top.

    Con: fabric is a bit scratchy, too see-through for my taste.

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    Updated on Aug 26, 2014 Flag this


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  5. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Such a beautiful bra, but soooo uncomfortable, comes up too high and pokes me in the sternum so badly that wearing it for 2 minutes makes me want to rip it off! Cups and straps seem too wide, can't fill cup wouldn't recommend for a petite girl like me. The band seems larger than a 30 as it is very stretchy, though stretched measures less than 28 inches (weird). I wish this worked as it looks vintage and lovely against fair skin https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />

    will be returned to bare necessities

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    Updated on Oct 11, 2012 Flag this


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  6. 0
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    Didn't fit

    I'd like to try this bra in a 32F -- it's very pretty but the band was too tight.

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    Updated on Aug 29, 2012 Flag this

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    Didn't fit

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    Didn't fit

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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Jan 27, 2018