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Me: Projected, narrow, center full, full on top, close-set, soft.
Panache Envy is one of the bras I was sure would fit me best from the reviews and measurements, but I was oddly unimpressed. It's not a bad fit. Just, like, a B+. The gore didn't quite tack - I could fit a finger in the gap. The stretch lace didn't quad, but it did seem to be at about the limit of its capacity. I've heard that this is very similar to the Panache Jasmine, but that one fit me much better on all fronts.
Updated on May 14, 2017 Flag this
Lots of empty space at bottom of bra on all sides - cup size is fine but underwires are too large and I suspect the projection is a mismatch. The center gore is in a good place but the stiffness was a bit uncomfortable. I really wanted to love this one as it seems quite comfortable and the stretchy top fabric is a dream.
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 Flag this
The Envy is so close to being perfect. This review is for the beige colorway.
About me: 32/29.5/39.5/40/39.5 - even fullness, moderate projection, wide set, very firm/self supporting (implants after reconstruction).
Overall, I like the Envy. It is comfortable and supportive; one of the few bras I can put on and forget that I am wearing. It pushes my wide-set breasts forward and gives a natural profile.
There are three things that stop the Envy from being my unicorn bra:
1 - The gore. At the top, the width is perfect. It's just too wide at the bottom.
2 - I need more projection at the wire. The slight shallow angle - ... plus the wide gore at the bottom - causes slight wrinkling as my breasts push the cups down.
3 - The wire is too short. There is almost an inch of empty wire channel on the sides of the cup. As someone with wide-set breasts, I need the longer wires to keep my breasts pushed forward.
I plan to keep and continue to wear my Envy but I won't be repurchasing. My search for the perfect bra continues. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Updated on Nov 15, 2016 Flag this
A nearly perfect fit for my wide, FoB 1/5 breasts despite my usual size being 32FF! Gore is tacked, cups are filled with no gapping, wires are supportive and not diggy. Straps are fully adjustable but wider set than the Panache Andorra (full cup) - this seems typical of balconettes. Note: horizontal seam is noticeable under thin flowy shirts - I imagine it would be quite obvious under a fitted t-shirt. The lace is beautiful and not scratchy at all - does seem a bit delicate though! I snagged a (short filed) fingernail on the lace trying to take it off!
Updated on Sep 16, 2016 Flag this
The Envy is a stylish unlined bra with plenty of projection at the base and center. I wanted to love this bra, particularly since it has an arched band at the gore (non-continuous band), which is great for my stomach pain problem (most full bands can make me feel sick at certain times of the day from even light pressure under the gore). The stretch lace is extremely soft and comfortable, while the lower part of the cup lifts and holds strong with double layered mesh. Still, there are a few glaring reasons why this bra isn't for me, at least not in this size:
It's not a ... bullet bra, but for me it comes close! My tall roots combined with a lack of upper fullness/firmness make the apex of the bra point out in a shape I can't deal with. I have this problem in a lot of brands, but both the Envy and the Jasmine have had too much point to them for my aesthetic preference.
I get 5.5" inches for cup width, but the wires do go all the way back, practically behind my armpits, so it feels even wider. I know my ribcage isn't the design standard, but this is weird!
3) Center gore
The gore on the Envy, as with many other Panache bras, hits me right in the sternum. Ouch!
The band was surprisingly a little loose for a Panache 32, so I do plan on trying this bra again in a 30F just for "science". A cup size down may make the pointy issue a little less noticeable.
Note: This review is for the Ivory colorway
Updated on May 13, 2016 Flag this
Oof, so close. Dat gore, doe.
First, the good. Nice, everyday bra with narrowish wires, go odd immediate projection, and stretch lace upper cups. Not a cleavage bomb, but sometimes you need that. Runs true to size in band, maybe a size big in the cup, depending on your shape. Fabrics are comfy and look okay under a thin shirt. Cups are a touch wide for me (as evidenced by the wrinkling), but the straps are fine, so it's not a dealbreaker.
All of this would be terrific if I had at least a finger's worth of room between my breasts. Since the space between my breasts is more like an air molecule, this height/width combo means owwwwwwwwww and a wee bit of quadboob. (Hits me right on the sternum fibro trigger point, too. The pain lingers!) If this was as narrow as the Lily's gore but still this low, it'd be a keeper.
Updated on Feb 01, 2015 Flag this
My measurements for reference: snug 32, BTT 30.5, standing 38.5, leaning 41, lying 39. Pendulous, projected, narrowish shortish root, FOB/even (I think). I have a lot of outside fullness.
This was my first bra that fit (I've had it for several months now). The Caramel colour is a decent nude, if a bit dark for my skin tone. I chose it because of the stretch lace, mainly, because I had an Andorra that I loved although it was far too big for me once I stopped breastfeeding. This is less lacy and more business-like than the Andorra, but not too plain. The main part of the cups has ... a subtle houndstooth pattern, which gives it a little interest.
When I first put this bra on, it is perfection. Seriously. In that moment, I think, I will just keep buying this bra and no other forever. Band is comfortably snug, the gore tacks, the wires are a good width, the cups fit like a glove on BOTH sides, the side panel pulls in my outer fullness, and it gives me a lovely lifted round shape. It's comfortable. The seams are smooth and don't show through anything. I mean, what else could you want, except to have it in every colour?
However, by the end of the day, that lovely soft material and stretchy lace get tired. The lace starts to flap just a little bit near the gore. I won't say my boobs sag, exactly, but they're certainly much more relaxed than they were in the morning. The shape is still decent, more natural than round at this point. It still looks fine under the clothes. It just disappoints me a little when I take off my shirt.
The stretchy fabric is what gives the fabulous fit, of course, but the flip side is that it doesn't seem to hold up so well over time. (And yes, I hand wash my bras always!)
That being said, it's still one of my favourite bras. I will definitely buy more, but probably won't pay full price.
Updated on Dec 04, 2014 Flag this
Me:FoT, narrow and tall root, average projection, splayed.
The band and cups are quite comfortable on this bra. It gives me a nice uplifted shape and the lace on top accommodate my upper fullness well. The band is a little bit loose because I sister sized up from my usual 30FF since the store didn't have my size. Overall this bra is amazing https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Updated on Aug 23, 2014 Flag this
This is not a great fit for me. The band is too tight and I've learned, per my Marcie fitting help request, that this distorts the fit of the cup. I've got vertical pulling going even on my fuller breast, empty space at the bottom, too high and wide gore, and too wide straps. I'd have to try going up a band size/down a cup size to judge it more fairly.
The lace is pretty and soft, though.
Updated on Jun 05, 2014 Flag this
I love the fit of this bra! For once the wires are wide enough without poking anywhere, the band is snug enough on the loosest hooks so it won't be stretched out by next month, the cups contain everything without any wrinkles or cutting in, and the material is soft not scratchy!
My boobs start somewhat under my arms and are pretty much equally full top and bottom. I'm 5'1" and short in the torso as well, making bras hard to fit. This bra manages to corral my boobs to a more front and outward projection, which I'll admit makes them look bigger on my frame, but I'm ok with that as long as the bra is comfortable (which it is!).
Updated on May 30, 2014 Flag this
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