Stretch lace is great for soft, full on top boobs
Side support gets boobs from under your arms and pushes them forward
Nice rounded shape
Good basic colors and cool pattern for a modern appearance
Everything is seriously stretchy, including the lace. I am unsure of how long it will last and the band has already stretched just from trying it on.
Straps not fully adjustable
Lace feels unsupportive; I jiggle a little when I walk
This is my first stretch lace bra. I have soft, full on top and close together boobs, so the way it curves to their shape without cutting in is nice. This is my second side support ... bra and in a balconette style this seems to mean forward projection and it gets my boobs out from under my arms comfortably, so I really enjoy that I think. The somewhat minimized, rounded shape is my personal preference and this bra aims for that but it falls a little short on me.
I feel this bra separates my breasts too much, but is not extraordinarily bad. The straps seem closer together than previous Panache bras but still too far apart. The wires seem definitely narrow than other Panache bras which is good for me but it still is somewhat under my arms. The wire seems shorter so even though it is under my armpits, it doesn't really poke me uncomfortable like older styles.
My main issue is that it feels unsupportive. It doesn't really give great lift and the straps don't adjust short enough. I am considering altering them and I would like a smaller band since it is so stretchy but I can't go down in the cup so it's something else I would have to try to alter. Also, with my one engorged breast in the pictures and in the smaller 32JJ - Panache » Envy Balconnet Bra (7285) I tried, this bra does something really weird. The lace just kind of gives way and my boob just gets...saggy for lack of a better word. It doesn't help my longterm confidence in the lace.
I am considering keeping this bra since I got it for only $36 on Amazon and my husband really likes it, but it would require an alteration to make the band smaller, the straps shorter for lift and possibly the center gore to be taken in smaller. Then it looks pretty nice in shape and lift as you can see in one of my pictures where I stand straight up with shoulders back. It also shows up a bit under tight clothing so I am still unsure what I will do.
Edit - Not keeping it. See my fit request for more information but this bra does not work for large, pendulous breasts.
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