I just got this bra in the mail (the blue) and I am too excited to have it to take it off and measure it just yet. It's the first bra I have ever had where my breasts really fit in the cups.
Pros: -Sized perfectly for me -- right band, right cup. Tacks better than any bra I've ever owned. -great support. -Great color! -Pattern doesn't show through, at least not through the tank top I'm wearing -Underwire is level with band, not below it, which reeeally helps it sit in the right place at the base of my breasts. -Pretty good lift.
Cons: -Sits pretty close to the root of my breast but still slips down a tiny bit; possibly I can fiddle with how I wear it it as it wears in and fix that, though it may be that my breasts are a little shallow for the cup. -Gives pretty good lift but a pointy silhouette, at least on me.
The Panache Loretta is based on the Ariza – cut. It has narrower and lower wires compared to older Panache styles (like Tango or Harmony). My main issue with this bra is that the cups are not open enough on top for my full-on-top boobs. The top edge of the cups runs tight and cuts in. I'd probably need to size up to a 32k to get rid of some cutting in. Since it's not severe and does not really show under clothing, I just ignore it, since everything else about the 32JJ fits just right. I recommend to size up if between 2 cup sizes and if your boobs ...are full on top. The band runs true to size in my opinion. The fabric is smooth and soft, much better than the scratchy Ariza-fabric. The straps are fully adjustable. Cups are not sheer in H+ cup sizes. The color ( I got the cobalt blue) is even more pretty than on the pictures.
edit: march 2014. I owned this bra now for 3 months and it's too small now. I get now visible quadboob, also I realized that the cut is all wrong for me, I won't try another one in a bigger size. The top section runs just too tight for my full on top boobs. A bigger size will not make the issue go away. Read more 117 more words
I almost cried with joy. This is probably the best fitting bra I've tried on in the on-again-off-again years I've been looking for the right bra -- and I managed to find it on Amazon (Prime, even!) for under $20, which is a shock. Finding 34G in an affordable range was hard; I'd been having zero luck when trying to do so with 32H.
My big, heavy, pendulous breasts are up and content, and the fit is good. The band is tight, but not uncomfortable (yet; I'm gonna take it out on a test run to a writer's group meeting to see how it goes) and the gore ...tacks perfectly. The wire is even actually in my IMF, oh my god; so many bras I own are close enough, but not perfect. The only thing wrong is a little bit of room at the top of the cups. I'm okay with this. No one can have it all, lol. It's also a small amount itchy? Not a lot, but noticably.
I have a few more bras incoming -- another Panache, which I've had by-and-far the best luck with since I started measuring bras, and a few I've never tried before. Mostly 34Gs. I may have to read up on ABTF on altering bras, and try to get my current bras to fit. The unpleasant thing about the slow-and-steady weight loss (other than three years of counting calories, which is tedious, lol) is that bras slowly, slowly stop fitting and one day I'm suddenly like, "Hey. Wait. Everything hurts, what happened?" Read more 152 more words
I've have been trying pretty hard to find bras that fit me and I stumbled upon this one. I was not in love with the look (the nude color with large floral lace reminded me a bit of something my grandmother would wear). But it was only about $15 on Amazon, so I decided to give it a go knowing it was cheap and I could return it if I didn't like it. And I didn't. My first issue with the bra is the band itself. It was definitely snugger than I'd like, though not snug enough that I would want to go down a band size since ...I could still fasten and wear it. But if you're usually on the edge of sizes, definitely get the larger one. My next issue was with the cup. It looked as though it would create a very pointy profile if it fit me correctly. However, it didn't so the pointy look coupled with the quadboob effect made them look almost square. I can't say I've ever tried on a bra that has created quite the same shape. In addition to spilling out of the top a bit, the lace at the top wouldn't sit flat. Another little note is that the bra was definitely darker than it is advertised (and therefore isn't really a nude color on my skin tone) One thing I appreciated was how well the gore tacked. This is because it is fairly tall, which is what seems to work best for me (though this doesn't work with everyone). All in all this bra is DEFINITELY being returned. Read more 159 more words
THESE WIRES ARE THE TOUGHEST POKIEST MOST UNFORGIVING EVER. The wires swoosh out too far under my arm, so even though they are the right height, it digs little bruises into my sides that hurt like a BITCH. Also, no matter how much I size up, the lace both digs in and sticks out, so the edge of the lace is always pointing out leaving an imprint through shirts, and the inside of the lace is always giving me quadboob.
Really wanted to like this bra, it felt comfortable and supportive but it just has too many issues. The top of the cup cuts in - not quite causing quad boob but more of a dimple. I also just couldn't get used to the shape it gave. Too pointy for my preference.
I have mixed but overall positive feelings about this bra. Firstly, when I ordered it from herroom I expected the fabrics of the cup to be one sheer and the other one more opaque. However, what I got was a bra with the cups all in the same type of fabric, in between sheer and opaque. This was a disappointment because I really like the appearance of bras with half sheer fabric. Still, the colour was breathtaking so that compensated it a bit. It's a gorgeous bra like this too, I simply expected something different. To be honest, when I first bought this bra it didn't fit all ...that well. But now, a year later, it does. I used to experience quad boobs/spillage on the top when wearing it but that no longer happens. The band runs a bit tighter than I'd like but it's not such a big issue. The straps can be adjusted properly. The underwires are a bit too long on the sides, poking under my arms. I had the same issue with the Panache Tango Ii Balconette (3251), so I wonder if this has to do with the way Panache makes their bras. Perhaps they are too wide for me. One of the main problems I face when I wear this bra is that the bottom lace, the one that runs in front of the bra, under the band, tends to roll in and it can make me skin irritated after a day of use. Overall, it's a beautiful, beautiful bra. I'm in love with its colour and the embroidery on the cups looks great. It's not what I wanted at first, but it is aesthetically pleasing anyway. The fabric is not the most comfortable one and the underwires are too long, but besides that, it's a good bra. Read more 195 more words
I thougth that it is similar to Panache Tango but it isn't. The top side is smaller one and therefore it push my boobs higher and give me a double boobs effekt. The bra itself is smaller as other Panache in this range eg. Tango.