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Bras » Panache » Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) » 30F 30:7

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Fits ribcage73.2
B. perimeter26.1
Stretched Band76.4
Band Length60.2
Cup width13.2
Cup depth24.4
Wire length25.1
Cup height15.5
Cup separation2.0
Gore height7.5
Wing height9.1
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 5
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    Fits

    Some of my regular followers have probably seen the last batch of bras go up with pics and measurements recently, but been waiting anxiously for me to write the reviews for them. I am that way sometimes. I see the pics and measurements like teasers or trailers and I wait eagerly for the full show. I have been trying to get into the right mindset but also wear them for a little bit to give more than a first impression.

    And I can imagine that this bra might be a highly anticipated review, due to the history I have had with the bra. For those who don’t know, ... I’ve tried Jasmine on multiple times in multiple sizes, and I have always gotten a pointy shape. It was too projected for my soft tissue and I’d spend all the tissue expanding forward and not have enough to round out the top of the cup with the stretch lace. So it’s always been a shape mismatch.

    Then I had a little bit of growth at the end of summer and early fall last year and gained a little more fullness all over. In February of this year, I was in LA and went to a specialty ingerie store there and they had a few Cleo and Panache products, but only in 28 bands. I technically have a 28-28.5” under bust and most people size me into 28s but I’m not comfortable in them so I prefer to sister size to 30 bands but I can technically do them up for short term wear. So st this store, I tried the 28G Envy and 28FF Jasmine, and aside from the bands being too tight for comfort, the cups fit and gave me a way better shape than I have *ever* had from either. Still not super round, but most definitely not pointy torpedo boobs. More like a softer and more rounded natural shape. You can see the fit of them in my other reviews which I will try to find and link later.

    ETA: link of 28FF which has link to the 32DD I tried a year ago...

    http://bra.pe/X0Ur/

    So I had a seed planted in my head that day that maybe I would try a 30F or 30FF in in at some point. I recently had the chance to swap some bras with martka00, and this was one of them (the other one was 30F Ava which is too small). I really loved the blue blossom print and colours, and the “price” was right.

    The colours are grey, cornflower blue, and yellow, in a subdued floral pattern. It’s not light enough for super light or thin tops but it’s still nice for the lighter coloured tops and is honestly so nice to wear as we are enjoying spring.

    The bra is Jasmine’s typical construction, with the highlight being the stretch lace on top. The rest of the cups are 3 part construction, with one of them being a side sling. The gore is typical of Panache/Cleo balconette bras and is pretty tall, but also a little bit wide. Wires are also firm and hard as they are known for in the brand.

    As to be expected, it fits pretty close to the 28FF fit from February, only a more comfortable band. My left boob is pushing it and threatening to spill. It’s actually very very slightly spilling. I am super curious about the fit of the 30FF in comparison, but I suspect that I’ll lose some of the rounded shape.

    My tissue is still soft and malleable, and I do still lean towards fob, but my slight evening out from the growth in the fall has helped me fit this bra better now. I feel like I might be able to do narrower wires, but these are ok width for me.

    I have worn it a few times and it’s been ok, but slouching in it did lead to increased sternum pain. Overall, I think that it’s a good fit and I will hang on to it for a bit. Between this and the Ava, both friends who saw pics of both bras loved this one on me best.

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      What a beautiful print!!!

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      This looks lovely!

    • Thank you both! I was really nervous about getting it, but as it was a swap, I felt better about it. Plus, the 28FF try on in February instrumental. I’m finding that this bra is ever so slightly too small, as my large boob bubbles a teensy bit, but I think I am ok with it for now. I’m skeptical that. 30FF would fit and look as nice. It’s such a great print and I love the dove grey.

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      This looks wonderful and the color is beautiful!

    • Thanks braluv ! The Jasmine prints are usually really nice.

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    Didn't fit

    Cups too small : ( Band is good though.

    I guess today I am a 30FF, or possibly even 30G, it's hard to tell.

    This was part of my amazon order. Perhaps I'm having a big boob day today; it's hard to tell b/c my weight fluctuates.

    Edit: 3-24-21, I just read on the ABTF Facebook Page that Panache Jasmine has shallow cups?? Interesting...Perhaps that's why the cups looked horrible on my shape, the 32E Panache Jasmine cups were better, honestly, although it was a different colour (black) but it should be the same cup size as 30F Panache Jasmine in Caramel, but the 30F in Caramel seemed to ... fit much worse in the cups. So much so that I didn't even want to post pictures! The cups didn't fit at all, and it was *not* flattering on my shape!

    So, I'm not sure why the cups seemed to fit so much worse in the Caramel Jasmine 30F vs the Black Jasmine 32E, they should've been the same cups size, amiright? They were both too small, but maybe the Caramel one just looked worse b/c of the colour, idk. End of rant...

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      Regarding the projection of the Jasmine, I believe it’s more that the Jasmine is known to have lots of APEX projection (projection at the deepest part of the bra). But it doesn’t have good IMMEDIATE projection (projection at the bottom wire). I think this is why there’s lots of contrasting comments about it’s fit — i.e. some people find it great for projection whilst others find it shallow. How great it is for you is dependent on where you need the projection.

      People often don’t specify ‘where’ when talking about projection in bras. That’s what I realised when I was confused about why bras people were calling “great for projection “ didn’t work for me: because I need lots of immediate projection.

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      Rozelyna , ohhhh, I see....the plot thickens and my bra fitting adventure gets even more complicated...

      I guess I'm going to hold off in trying to find my perfect fit in the Jasmine a.t.m.; I'm supposed to be getting some Comexims in the mail tomorrow that I ordered from Breakout Bras - it takes a little while for bras to arrive b/c I'm located in Canada. So, figures crossed I can find a bra with more immediate projection.

      But tackling Comexim sizing seems to be a whole other ball of wax...lol. We'll see how it goes (not that you asked!)

      Thanks for the feedback!! : )

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      Rozelyna , but thanks!! This bra looked *so bad* on me...and I was just trying to figure out why - you made me feel much better!

      I don't have my PhD in Bra Science yet.../s. Lol. : )

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      I hope you do find bras with more immediate projection and that your Comexims fit! I haven’t managed to get my head around Comexim sizing yet and get a good fit in one.

      And don’t worry, Jasmine is way too shallow at the bottom wire for me too — even when I sister size up in the band.

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    Hasn't set fit

    I’ve already had a bra in the same size as this, but opted to try it again. It’s a really nice print - black with a subtle pattern (paisley flower is the description).

    This one felt a bit snug, possibly looser after a few wears and washes to get the starch out, and the cups almost felt too small. My nipples were sitting a little bit higher than the apex of the cups and it was fairly low coverage on me. That said, a size up might compromise the shape I’m getting from this since I have shallow upper fullness. The stretchy upper is definitely nice and accommodating. It’s still not an uber round shape on me, but better than I used to get in it.

    Ultimately, the wires are still hard and the gore is tall. It’s a beautiful bra and something I want to like because it’s always in cut styles. If the gore was a little bit lower, I could probably make do with the firmer wires.

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    Didn't fit

    Band is great on loosest hooks, the colorway (black ricamo) is fantastic, and post-alteration this is my comfiest bra yet.

    I got the 30F knowing I needed more cup depth than my Just Peachy has, but not how much... F is a little too much right now (though I'm currently weaning my toddler, so that changes day-to-day) and an E probably would have been better.

    However, I don't know that the wires on the E would be wide enough and I loooove this bra so I opted to alter the cups. I took them in a little and I think the size is now somewhere between an E ... and an F, but I didn't actually remove any material so I can reverse the alteration if my size changes when the Booger's finally finished nursing. All photos were taken post-alteration (and with one boob half-empty).

    Update: I felt like my alteration was smashing my boobs too much so I pulled the stitches out, and now the gore digs in rather painfully. I think this one is too projected and a little too narrow for me... it's so pretty and I love the fabric so much though. I may try doing a different alteration soon the see if I can fix it for good.

    Update 2: Bent the wires wider to match the Comexim halfcup I have (which fits so perfectly) and did a new alteration on the cup that removes about half the depth I removed last time. New cup width/ depth measurements are 5.6"/ 8.7", and this bra fits *really* well now! I get a little bit of wrinkling at the wire on the bottom of the cup sometimes, but it isn't enough to be noticeable and the bra is really comfy again. ...I need to take new pictures, because the fit looks much better now too.

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    Didn't fit

    My shape: mid-height front-facing teardrop-profile (ski jump with no "jump") with tall shallow roots, low apex, lots of immediate projection underneath but moderate overall projection, wide roots with lots of side fullness and shallow tails that wrap all the way to the shoulder blade, extremely close-set center tissue (possibly a trace of natural symmastia), and very firm self-supporting tissue that when pushed out of shape will push right back.

    This bra was one of 5 Panache Jasmines I bought to try from Nordstrom. I also tried a 30FF in black, a 30FF in nude, a 30F in nude, and a 30FF in navy houndstooth.

    No Jasmines for me, it seems. ... There are just too many issues. The cups, while a closer fit than the 30FF - Panache » Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) in nude, are a bit looser than the 30F - Panache » Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) in black, and have more of the same issues with the top panel being stretchy and accommodating on my upper root but too full and closing too quickly; the apex being too high; not enough immediate depth at the wire all the way around; and a pointy shape. The gore has an unusual flared shape that mimics my natural IMF, but that doesn't stop it from being too tall and too wide and stabby. The wires are slightly narrower, and combined with the slightly-shorter wings than the 30FF, they start to poke into the tissue there. The straps are also still too far apart, and while not AS far, still enough to cause problems.

    The 30 band is perfect on the loosest hook, though (snug 72/BTT 66.5 cm today).

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    Didn't fit

    I was sure this bra would fit. It has everything I need: narrow wires, deep cups and stretchy lace on top. But it doesn't fit. I always thought I was even to FOT, but after trying this bra I doubt. It makes the upper part of my breasts look very flat, and all the shape is rather pointy. Maybe I should try another size?

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    Didn't fit

    My shape: mid-height front-facing teardrop-profile (ski jump with no "jump") with tall shallow roots, low apex, lots of immediate projection underneath but moderate overall projection, wide roots with lots of side fullness and shallow tails that wrap all the way to the shoulder blade, extremely close-set center tissue (possibly a trace of natural symmastia), and very firm self-supporting tissue that when pushed out of shape will push right back.

    This bra was one of 5 Panache Jasmines I bought to try from Nordstrom. I also tried a 30FF in black, a 30FF in nude, a 30F in nude, and a 30FF in navy houndstooth.

    Jasmine and I are clearly not ... meant to be. The cups fit better than the 30FF - Panache » Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) , the overall projection is a closer match, and there's less obvious issue with the top panel (which stretches nicely over my shallow upper root!), but the problems with lack of immediate depth at the wire and the apex being too high are more apparent, as well as giving a decidedly pointy profile.

    The gore is too tall and stabby, but has an interesting flared shape that mirrors my own IMF pretty closely. The straps are still too far apart, although they don't chafe as ferociously as the 30FFs. The wires are narrower and the wings/side cups are slightly lower, allowing a little bulge of tissue to show over the top. However, they aren't uncomfortable, and the band fits perfectly (snug 72/BTT 66.5 cm today).

    Given the changes between this and the 30FF in black, I'd be curious to see how a 30E fits in the cups, if only for comparison's sake, but I don't think the loss of wire width would work out, ultimately.

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      This looks much better then the 30FF. But I agree that the shape is just too projected for you. Did you ever try the Panache Envy or Andorra (full cup)?

    • I tried the Andorra in a 30FF, but I need a 30F (or preferably a 28FF), I think. I haven't tried the Envy, yet, though!

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    I bought this bra because of it's construction similarities to the Panache Envy Balconnet Bra (7285): enough projection, side support panels and stretch lace in the upper cups. Both work for me in the same size, but the shape in get in the Jasmine is a tad pointier.

    I think this difference is due to the stiffer fabric used here for the bottom part of the cups (the Envys cups are made of mesh layers). As I am FoB I don't have a enough fullness up there to smooth out the juncture between fabric and lace. For me this is not a dealbreaker as this bra is otherwise comfortable and dependable and comes in all those pretty designs.

    Black/Teal colorway

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    Didn't fit

    For reference, my breasts are FOB, narrow-rooted, projected, splayed, wide-set, squishy and I am generally petite and don't have any ribcage squish. I am a 30F in Comexim three-part half-cups, but sometimes fit smaller cup sizes in other manufacturers, though they are usually a shape/fit mismatch for other reasons. I was excited to try to the Jasmine due to the projection, but unfortunately the cups are too big at the top (like, lace flapping in the breeze at the top of the cup) and at the apex, and the shape is too pointy for me due to the horizontal seam, anyway. I'd keep it as a bedroom-only bra because I love the blue/black reptile print with black lace, but the cups are way too big to make it work. I never have gore issues but did find this one was quite tight against my sternum.

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    Didn't fit

    Such a beautiful bra! I especially love the plum color of the lace. Unfortunately, not enough immediate projection. for me and the wires are too wide.

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