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Jasmine has been recommended to me (very pendulous, very projected, VERY soft tissue, wide/low set, even to FoB - not sure about this one) numerous times. I can definitely see why, it is sturdy enough at the bottom of the cup to give a nice lift and hold up weight. Most importantly, it does all of this while remaining very comfortable. I can barely even feel the wires, they seem to be a great fit, and the gore tacks beautifully. This colourway is amazing, it looks so good! The lace is very soft, and somehow they've made it so it doesn't cut in and give me quadboob at ... the seam (a very common issue for me with stretch lace.. or any lace... or any seams in most bras I've tried so far).
However, I can't help but feel something about this fit is off. It looks fine in the photos, but when I look down or when I look in the mirror, I feel like it gives me major Madonna bullet bra pointy boobs. It is a problem I've been encountering a lot on this brascapade I've been on. After years of wearing moulded bras that squished my chest, maybe I just need to get used to this look.
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 Flag this
I swapped this 32FF for my 32F, and the fit difference is significant. It shows in the top of the cup, where the stretch lace is, which now gently encloses the top of my breasts rather than cutting in. This may also be because the entire cup is deeper at the apex and the wire, so my breasts have more room to settle into the cup; the 32F would gradually ride down out of my imf during the day. It is also wider, so the girls are probably heading sideways more also, although it doesn't push them outwards. I may bend the wires to get it more centered. I am fairly even with above average projection, and I thought I could continue to get away with the stretch lace on the smaller size, but it really does make a difference to size up. Also, the old one was the black animal print and the new one is the blue & pink watercolor. Sometimes black bras are smaller, I have read.
Updated on May 02, 2016 Flag this
A pretty good choice for my nearly-omega-shaped boobs. Good projection at the wire, lots of projection at the apex, reasonably narrow wires.
My complaints are very me-specific and are:
1) The stretch lace is both good and bad. Good because it eliminates upper quadding, bad because there's a touch of in-cup quad where my apex projection is a little greater than the bra's.
2) Slightly too-wide wires means too-wide straps, which means they're uncomfortable while I'm driving or typing, i.e., the majority of my waking hours.
I wonder if a 30G + extender would help with both of these....or if the strap drop would get worse because they'd be to ... far apart in the back.
All that whining aside, at the moment, this is my best-fitting bra and the one I reach for the most.
I also really like that this pink is a nude on my vampire-pale skin. It would be cool if the straps matched the lace--in fact, I think Panache should do a set of Jasmines with a range of skin-toned lace and straps but coordinating patterend cups and bands as alterna-nude bras. It would be a really cool effect.
Updated on Sep 24, 2016 Flag this
Band fits well but cups are too large/projected/full on top for my FoB 1/5 wide roots. Lots of gaping/wrinkles on top. Center gore tacks nicely and side wings cup up high enough to catch my wide roots. For whatever reason, the wider set straps for this particular balconnet feels awful on. Something about the arm scythe and strap combo makes any form of arm movement super restrictive - even more than the Panache Envy. I want to make perfectly clear, it is not the wires poking me as the pain/restriction comes from the straps - right where the armpit would begin.
Updated on Sep 16, 2016 Flag this
The stretchy lace on top is definitely appreciated. This fits me well, possibly suiting my shape more than some of the people who are saying the cups are surprisingly deep and might run big? (When I'm a 32, I'm usually a 32FF...)
Comfortable, and the band has stretched only a little more over the months I've owned it.
Updated on Sep 09, 2016 Flag this
Very comfortable, but wrinkles along the bottom, so I think there isn't enough room in the bottom of the cup for me.
Updated on Jan 24, 2015 Flag this
So far I really like this bra. I have the animal print colorway, and it is pretty! I have been on the hunt for ABTF since I have outgrown my beloved 32F Cleo Minnie.I knew going up a cup size was going to cause an issue as I need narrow wires to begin with. I had heard that the Jasmine was good for narrow roots so I gave it a shot.
I fill out the cups well with no gaping or cutting in. I love the stretch lace; it is so forgiving! I am even to FOT, but I feel like this feature would make it suitable for a ... range of shapes and is great for monthly size fluctuations.
The wires were a bit too wide, so I did gently bend them in a bit until I met too much resistance (though I am an idiot and forgot to measure the bra completely before this, sorry). The wires are also higher in my armpit than I am used to, and while initially uncomfortable this seems much better after about a week of wear. I am very short though, so this may not be a problem at all for most people.
The band seems true to size, though I usually wear it on the second set of hooks. I probably could have gotten a 30G and used an extender, but I doubt it will wear much faster in the long run. Seems like a well-constructed bra.
Updated on Jan 24, 2015 Flag this
Pros: clearly built with attention to great support, good fit, durability and getting the job done right! Cons: the fabric was a bit scratchy and didn't feel terribly nice against the skin. A lot of fabric at the top of the cups that would necessitate breasts that can fill it - mine unfortunately do not. Print of fabric looked cute online, but in person was a bit more drab.
Updated on Jan 18, 2015 Flag this
I loved the style of this bra-- really elegant and sleek and I loved the pattern and colors. Unfortunately after trying every conceivable size I might fit into, I just found the shape did not work with me. Seems like it might work better for someone with narrower root or possibly just less FOB? The one that fit me best didn't seem to fill out the top of the cup well, though I think the bottom/sides worked for me. The straps are also very widely set. On the sizes where the band fit me better, the straps fell off constantly. Sadly, I've returned this bra.
Updated on Jan 14, 2015 Flag this
At long last! A Panache balconette style bra that actually looks like a balconette should! This bra is the black lace and white/black leopard version, so I can wear it under dark colored tops with necklines that aren't suitable to wear the Andorra with (as the Andorra is more of a full coverage style) and it gives a rounded but still somewhat 'natural' shape. Basically not bullet-bra pointy, but not padded bra round either. As with the other Panache styles that have worked for me, the stretch lace upper cup and wire width are great for my tall and wide roots.
Updated on Aug 15, 2014 Flag this
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