Jasmine and I did not always agree...our love story was one that was developed with time and patience! The first time I tried Jasmine, the seam where the top lace is inserted gaped a lot, resulting in a pointy shape, that made me quiver...we weren't meant to be then. But alas, luckily for me, with the "orchid print" things changed: the fitting of the 28F was phenomenal, light years away from my unpleasant previous experience!
I have heard great things about this bra, but was hesitant to try it as I was exclusively wearing plunges due to my close-set breasts and centre fullness being unable to withstand any higher gores. The gores on Marcie and Hettie were unbearable even though the overall shape of the bra was highly suitable for me. But, since I tried a Comexim Bianca 3HC without a lowered gore, I found that a higher gore isn't that bad. So, I decided to order this bra (along with the Envy).
The cups are the narrowest I have tried in UK bras and they are deep. The stretch lace accommodates top fullness ...well. Everything was good, except the gore which is unfortunately too high and wide for me. It wasn't too uncomfortable, but the wire marks are on the inside of my breasts instead of at the outline / on my ribcage. So, I decided to overlap and narrow the gore, which I always do for my UK bras. That's where the problems start.
It seems that I have taken in the gore too much, which somehow changes the fit of the cups, and there are now wrinkles at the bottom of the cup. But, due to unknown reasons (or physics?), the wrinkles disappear when I wear the straps more inwards. I think I might need to buy a J-hook to wear this bra as a racerback to eliminate obvious fit issues. I feel that my centre fullness isn't really accommodated by the closer cups and was bulging out. It seems like I have made the fit worse by altering the bra https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
Now, it seems that I should stick with plunges, although they never really provide enough stability for me with my centre fullness and soft tissues. My breasts were almost always jiggling in plunges, especially those with stretch lace. I will have to accept my fate that nothing will ever fit me perfectly because my breasts are simply too close together.
Update: I have taken the stitches at the bottom of the gore apart and reinforced the gore without narrowing it too much. The wires returned to its normal position and the cup doesn't have fit issues anymore. Lesson learned it, never take in the bottom of the gore too much or the cup fit will be messed up. Read more 282 more words
I have this for at least a year but didn't wear it very often so I somehow forgot to review it. But it proved to be really light and comfortable during the last extremely warm summer months.
The design is unobtrusive but very pretty. I like the transparent lace, the shiny straps and the lack of big colorful bows. The cup fabric reminds me of old wallpapers. But it's blue and I'm a sucker for blue so that's fine.
Like others have said, the fabric in front is very scratchy on the outside and mildly scratchy on the inside and it doesn't get better with washing. I don't mind that ...but it could be a problem if it's chafing or if you have very sensitive skin. The lace is made of the same soft and stretchy material used on the Panache Andorra and Cleo Kayla and the band consists of a thin breathable mesh.
The fit is different from my other Cleo / Panache bras that tend to push all my breast tissue to the center. It's supportive but my boobs just keep their natural wide and projected shape. I didn't like this at first but it is a welcome change now that I own so many bra that make a super round shape. Also because my boobs get really achy when I only wear ball shaped bras like my Cleo Meg ( http://bra.pe/XYNg/ ) or Marcie ( http://bra.pe/XYLq/ ) for several days. Maybe they want to express their personality and don't like to be forced into an artificial geometric shape all the time https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />
The wires have the same narrow shape as in my Panache Andorra ( http://bra.pe/XYit/ ). But they are more flexible, so they fit a bit too wide ending about 1.5 cm behind by breast tissue. But they don't poke me and I even find it more comfortable to have the wires sit in a slightly different spot from time to time. The band fits pretty snug but has enough give to remain comfortable during a 12 hour workday.
Quality is great: The color is still really intense and nothing has stretched out after at least 15 washes. Read more 262 more words
I've only worn this bra once or twice since I bought it, but I do like it. I bought it at Secrets From Your Sister in Toronto, Ontario because it was on clearance, and therefore 50% off. It has a good firm band; the wires are a touch on the wide side for me, but it doesn't really bother me; the straps are a little wide set, but again it doesn't bother me too much; it gives a pointy shape due to the stiff laminated material of the bottom half (so I'll be wearing this with thicker sweaters or when I'm intentionally going for a pointy look); the ...stretch lace top is comfortable, but probably contributes to the pointy look; it's super projected (so I had to size down one cup); on a scale of 1-10 has a 6 or 7 in immediate projection at the wire (as far as I can tell); and the gore tacks on me, although I can see it being too wide for some people. It's definitely not the cutest bra ever, as I don't normally go for animal prints, but it's usually hidden anyway so whatever. Read more 85 more words
I would call this a 'sling' bra - due to the thin material that is used for the cups. See my review for Freya Expression High Apex Bra. It felt like a similar, scratchy material to that.
Unfortunately this Panache bra made me look like 2 wrinkly small sacks of potatoes! The bra was a brownish 'nude' colour (Nude Caramel from the website). There was just no uplift whatsoever. As soon as I tried it on I felt like the underwires were trying to stab me in the middle of my chest. The band size seemed ok and not too loose or tight. I'd hoped a balconette bra would give a good shape and support but there was no shaping or anything worth keeping this bra for, so I had to return it.
Love this bra. Stretchy lace at the top so it fits really well to any shape. I could use a tiny bit more immediate projection above the wires, but it's super comfortable and holds all of my breast tissue so whatever. Doesn't really do much shaping so if you want a perfectly round shape and you have a lot of projected tissue I wouldn't recommend, but if you're just going for comfort this is one of my fave bras.
My shape: narrow/average root width, tall roots, projected/very projected, immediate projection, even fullness.
I'm pretty sure this bra is mistagged - or it comes up markedly smaller than all the other colourways I've ever tried (including lots of black/dark ones). I think it is like a 28E (maybe a large 28E?) on 28F wires. The deep cups fit me well, though I don't have the upper fullness needed to get a rounded shape in this bra. Cups are narrow/average width, and the stretch lace follows my shape well. In it my breasts look super projected, slightly pointed.
Usually 28Fs/30Es are too big for me, other than shallower halfcup styles ...(which squish me into a cakes on a plate cleavage). I do best in deep/very deep 30DDs. In all other colourways of Jasmine the cups are too deep and too big in a 30E. The fit of this one makes me want to try 30DD and 32D very much.
The band is too small, I only wear this one with an extender. Even when I was a 28 band I wore an extender with Jasmine - the material is very, very firm. If you don't have much squish, I'd recommend sizing up unless you like a very firm fitting band.
Again, I'm headed back to try 28Es in Panache, as yet another 28F looks baggy, though I need to investigate whether cup depth and wire width would even be significantly different. If the problem is more about style and scale than size, perhaps I should just move on to other brands/styles. What I realy like about this bra is the pushing in from the sides effect, which I believe comes partly from the strap attaching to a vertical-only outer panel. I also get pretty good immediate projection in this bra compared to the others I've tried. However, I haven't figured out what to do with all the soft ...flesh that's now sitting top and center because the bottom of my breasts is projected up. It spills forward and give me too much center projection, too much pointiness, and a loose/jiggly feeling, and I suspect going a cup size down wouldn't fix the issue. My limited forays into immediate projection all seem to come at the expense of a nice center shape. I only wear unlined bras and strongly anything with even a hint of bullet... Read more 77 more words