What is great about this bra is the soft lace, the soft lining in the cups and the soft material of the wings. This is one of the most comfortable bras that I have held in my hands, very nice to the touch.
It doesn't quite fit me right though because the cup shape is completely wrong for me. I am very bottom heavy without a lot of volume on top with very soft breasts. In many bras I got a sort of a ski jump shape on top of my breasts. The Panache Emily however is made for women who are full on top and have firm breasts. ...
In the Panache Emily I cannot fill out the top, thus my breasts droop downward and the cup feels very unstable. I can skip rope in the Tango II Balconette, in the Panache Emily I have to be careful about moving at all. At the same time the wires are too narrow for me, they cut into the side and I cannot push them far upward enough for them to sit into the fold of my breasts.
Another problem I have with this bra are the straps. These are very narrow and very stretchy for a bra in this size. The stretchy straps contribute to the feeling that the bra is unstable, plus they cut into the flesh. When I shorten the straps to get lence bounce the seam between the cup and the Side Support panel starts cutting into my breasts, giving me in-cup quadboob. The in-cup quadboob issue might be less of a problem for somebody with firm breasts though.
The band on this bra was very tight. Normally I can close Freya bras and the Tango in a 38 band. It feels too tight, but I can close it. In the Emily I had to use several extenders to try this bra on.
I think the cup of the bra might be cut a bit deeper than the average Panache bra. Aside from that the bra that is IMO very similar to the Panache Emily is the Panache Ariza in terms of general shape it gives and breast shapes it is suited for. Read more 257 more words
This is a basic balconette bra. It's a bit different from others I've tried since there's an additional side section on the cup which goes from the bottom of the cup to the strap. I think it's supposed to help push the breasts forward, but for me I think it made me look smaller, I'm not too sure.
Also, unlike my other bras, the bottom band elastic criss crosses at the centre front. I don't know how much difference this makes in terms of comfort or stability, but I just wanted to point that out. (please see the photos of the 30E bra)
Overall, this bra is comfortable, but I wasn't too fond of the shape it gave me. It was kind of pointy.
When I first bought Emily, it was too big, so I didn't really want to review her unfairly. Thanks to some new boob-weight, I'm trying this bra out today.
What you need to know about my breasts: Slightly FOB, *high*, short, narrow roots
The good: The fabric in the lower part of the cup is so soft. I want all my bras made from this fabric.
Emily has decent immediate and center projection. (Not nearly enough immediate projection for me but it's definitely not a shallow bra.
The color works as a good neutral for light skin tones.
The straps have a little stretch and are comfortable. The band is supportive and has 3 ...hooks (yay!)
The bad (for me): The wires are much too wide for my body. They come to closer to the back of my rib cage than my front and my narrow roots don't need that. (The wing height isn't bad but bc of my high roots and the width of the wires, the side of the cup is completely strangling my Tail of Spence.
This bra needs more upper fullness (so evenly full) or taller roots than I have.
The neutral: I get a very "green shape" (vs purple shape) in this bra. It's not unflattering, especially under clothes, but not as rounded of a profile as some people prefer.
Overall - if my roots were taller and lower, I would definitely wear this bra when I needed a "nude". Read more 130 more words
For reference, my measurements are: 1: 30.5 2: 27 3: 36 4: 37.5 5: 35.5 Size: 30F or 28FF Full on top, slightly wide roots.
Good: The fabric is very soft and nice to the touch. It doesn't poke, pinch, or itch. The gore rests perfectly.The pattern is understated but pretty.
Bad: The cups are too small. Even though this is one cup size up, I have a slight quad-boob effect, especially if I pull my shoulders back at all. This alone is not so bad, but it gives a strange, empty shape to my breasts under clothing. I would deal with it if it were only that, but the stitching at the side causes shape issues. ...Especially with my fuller breast, the side seem presses in and creates a dip in the form. I believe this is meant to encourage projection, but the side material is not sturdy enough to press my breasts forward.
Results: I would recommend this bra, but go up at least one cup size. If I have the chance, I'll purchase it in a large size. I also think it would work better for ladies with softer breast tissue. Read more 76 more words
This is a good every day bra but doesn't dramatically lift or support. Gives a natural, pointed look. It actually makes my boobs looker smaller under clothing. The top has little stretch, although it seems to be more for FOT ladies. So if you have a firm tissue and are very FOT it may cut into the top and create quad-boob. It's comfortable, band is a tight fit but does stretch. It separated me little too much and think it's why U looked smaller? My top complaint about the Emily, it has a lot of excess cloth/lace at the bottom around the front of the bra, the back ...of the band is normal with no extra cloth/lace. So much extra cloth/ lace, that when I wear it, the stiff lace rolls under the edges and can meet the wire. It makes it somewhat uncomfortable and pushes the wire away a bit. The first time I wore it, constantly was having to unroll the excess cloth at the bottom so the wire would stay in place. This is the only bra that I have where the cloth rolls under the band. Its comfortable but honestly not good enough to repurchase. Also had some wrinkling on the sides, near the top of the wing, the wrinkles disappeared after the straps were tightened. This is a good comfortable bra to wear around the house but isn't a bra if you want extra lift, support or a round shape. Read more 140 more words
First wear: This bra is SO comfortable. All of the materials are soft and it is easily becoming my favourite bra. The bra is also much cuter in real life than what I initially thought by the pictures!
EDIT 9/4/14: This currently my favourite bra. It gives a fairly natural shape and is beyond comfortable. I have pretty even breasts with wide and tall roots, and I would definitely recommend this bra.
EDIT 11/21/2020: I pretty much never wear this bra anymore because I think it's a bit too pointy compared to bras such as the Cleo Lily for me that give a nice rounded shape. It also has a very prominent seam where the upper cup connects to the bottom of the cup, so you have to be selective about what you wear it with. I think it gives a "natural" shape.
However I think it is worth noting it does great for me with my tall roots, which taper a lot. The shape of the cup matches the slope of my breasts perfectly.
When I first tried this bra on, I couldn't even fasten it, I had to use an extender. I tried trying it first thing in the morning, and then I was able to hook it. It was extremely tight, even when the cups were backwards, to the point of being painful if I move. The cups fit mostly fine, they are filled okay, but the top lace gives me very light quadboob that I didn't even notice the first time I tried it. It's a shape thing, I tried wearing an extender, and the same thing happens. This bra pushes some of my tissue up, and the top ...lace is not stretchy, is very sturdy, and seems like it's made for shallower top, and even though I am less full on top, I am very very centre full, and the lace cuts into the centre top tissue. It's not uncomfortable or visible under clothes. The gore is really high, and I don't know if that's a problem yet, since I haven't been able to wear it for a long time. I have a three hook extender, but the hooks are not spaced the same, so I used it just to try the bra on, but I'll need to buy one that is properly spaced. Overall it looks good, it's very sturdy. The lace in general is very hard, and unlike other bras, the lace at the gore prevents the wires from bending, which happens to me a lot with high gores since I'm very close set. Read more 148 more words
This bra was such a soft material. The pattern on it was cute. The problems I had with it were that the wires were so long they left welts near my armpits, and were too wide. The band also left a red rash around the edges which took days to fully go away.