The red/floral colourway is gorgeous, but it just doesn't fit. I'm about a 30KK in most bras now (30K Ariza slightly too small, 30K Brav balconettes slightly too small), and this seems to be too big. There's excess material at the top of the cup (by the strap), and I have wrinkling at the bottom/side (though I think this is more due to the shape/width of the wires).
The band and cups both run big, so I would say the 30K fits more like a "standard" 32K (possibly KK). The wires are slightly wider than the Ariza's, so they're relatively narrow/mid-range, though they are lower at the side. I ...found the straps pretty wide-set and the side of the cup quite tall, which meant the cup cuts into my arms if I try to tighten the straps. On that note, the straps are only partially adjustable - the most you can shorten them by is about two inches, nowhere near enough for me, so they're no good for anyone who needs short straps.
I'm planning on exchanging for a 30JJ (possibly 30J), so we'll see if that works any better. A 28K would be preferable, but no 28s from Bravissimo. It did seem to give a pretty good shape, so hopefully I can find a half-decent size. Read more 107 more words
I previously tried out the 30JJ Jasmine and was pleased enough with it to want to try the size up. I got this bra in the new pink/champagne colourway, which in my opinion is gorgeous! It's light enough in colour to be unobtrusive under light coloured clothing, though the stretch lace can show up a little.
The bra has partially adjustable straps, but it's possible to force the adjuster over the padded section of the straps as well. It has 3 rows of 3 columns of fastenings. The 4-part cup is very supportive in its design.
The bra has the usual Panache sturdy quality with a very stable construction. The ...stretch lace on top is quite accommodating, as I'm finding many other bras I have/have tried in 30K are too small currently in the cups, but this is a good fit.
The band is too long, but I'd ideally wear a very snug 28 or 26 band, though I'm forced to size up for appropriate cup volume. It's quite stable though, and even though a bit loose in the band, the bra stays in place without the straps up.
I could do with closer-set straps, and narrower cups. I have quite a bit of wasted space at the sides of the bra. The gore is also too wide-set, but I hope to take it in to improve the fit.
I'd say that this would be a lovely bra for someone with a wider root than I who wears around a 30K/KK. The stretch lace would mean I think it would work well on fuller on top, fuller on bottom or balanced shapes, and also accommodate some breast asymmetry.
Edit: After shortening the band, altering the gore and bringing in the straps a bit, this is probably my favourite bra I have in rotation at the moment. It's not a perfect fit by any means, and I find that the wires do dig in under my breasts and at my sides a bit after a few hours of wear (all my bras do this), but the shape and support it gives and the aesthetics are all excellent. I'd definitely recommend Jasmine as an everyday bra for larger busted women. Panache- can we have this in some plain colourways please? It's much nicer than your Tango II. Read more 271 more words