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Olivia Balconnet Bra (7751)

Since SS2015 - Non-padded balconette bra with a stretch lace top section. Based on Panache Floris. More...

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  1. Just an initial review, as I've really only tried it on for now. I plan on wearing it today and likely tomorrow, and I'll update as needed.

    This bra works remarkable well, considering my past experience with Panache. The wires are a bit too wide, and I have some empty space on the bottom of the cup on my smaller boob, but their width is not what I would consider problematic. I have some slight wrinkling on my smaller boob, but I've never met an unpadded bra in which this wasn't an issue. The band is firm, but comfortable. I've been straggling between a 32 and 34 band for ... some months, but recently lost 10 pounds, so I am probably closer to 32 than 34 at this point.

    The shape is very round for an unpadded -- not CHP round, but nowhere near conical. The straps *might* be an issue, as they look like there's potential for them to dig from being set too far apart, but the fabric of the bra is super soft, so I suspect any issues will ease with wash and wear. As a bonus, the straps are padded, and feel super comfy.

    The cups are double-lined in this size, which I prefer, since it lends much better support than if they were not. What I appreciate about Panache is that the aesthetic of the bra is maintained (unlike some of Freya's balconettes in larger sizes), while support and fit is still there. The lace of the bra is quite stretchy, but not so much that support is compromised. The top of the cups, comprised of stretch lace, cut in my FoT boobs ever so slightly, but it's not noticeable in clothing.

    The color is gorgeous of course, one of the main reasons I felt the need to purchase this, and works well as a nude bra for my super pale skin. The apricot is brighter in person, and looks great with my pale skin and auburn hair. It's a great spring bra, and will pair well with my brightly colored lace Aerie undies. The cups are patterned on the bottom with polka dots, which extend to the band. The floral lace lines the top of the cup and the bottom of the band, and has a slight sheen to it. All in all, I'm very pleased with this! I'm excited for the future release of the blue colorway I've seen on Moda previews.

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    • thank you for this, I am looking at this bra, have you tried the floris or unpadded cleos?? just wondering how it compares?

    • Those pics are great! You did a great job of showing how well the bra is made and all the lovely details. I'm also very interested in how this bra compares to the floris (which is amazing!)

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      I haven't tried the Floris, but Olivia is based off of Floris, if that helps at all. I think Olivia is less open on top as Floris, but the fit is otherwise the same.

      Compared to unpadded Cleo bras, the wires on this are more wide (but also, more strong) and the cups are less projected. Additionally, the shape is less round and spherical as is typical of Cleo. If Floris and Cleo work for you, I'm guessing Olivia would as well!

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      Thanks, Stinkmouse ! The details are really what make this bra so gorgeous.

      One more thing I forgot to add in the review, Olivia does come with 3 hooks in this size! No matter how great Cleo is, the 2 hook fastening bother me to no end.

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      Great review and pictures! You make me actually want to try Panache again.

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      Amen… 2 hooks is just not enough. I have an issue with my floris but I'm in love with the way it seems so much like a Cleo but has 3 hooks. !!!

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      Thanks for the review - dying to try one myself!

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      Oh - so glad to come back and see you say three hooks - this picture shows it with only 2 hooks! Maybe it changes at a certain cup? http://www.breakoutbras.com/product/panache-olivia-balcony-underwire-7751/Underwire-Bras

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      I'm guessing it changes to 3 hooks at GG? I think I've seen that mentioned on Bravissimo for Panache bras before.

      I've been wearing this nearly all week (washings in between wears, of course), and it definitely gets more comfy with wear. Ladies, snatch this one up! I'm hoping it sticks around for awhile.

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      Its coming out in blue in the fall, so I'm not sure if I want to buy the peach (for my birthday in June - but I REALLY want the ivory floris), or if I should wait and get the blue one later.

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  2. 3
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    30F

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    I like this bra, but the gore is definitely too high for me! However, the wires and band are soft such as you would expect from a Freya bra.

    My shape is: full on top, full of centre, close-set, very narrow and projected, tall roots, pendulous, slightly splayed.

    This bra would fit super great if it was not for the gore! It sits on my breast tissue, which causes irritation, discomfort and instability of the wires. The top of the cups works nicely to accommodate my full on top + tall roots, but it can't handle my centre-fullness and it's not quite projected enough for me. I quad near the ... gore. The underwires tend to ride down because of the lack of projection and the non-tacking gore and I find myself nearly constantly pulling them back into my IMF. However the wire width is nearly perfect for me and this is what I like the most about this bra. On days where I spend most of my time standing, it's quite comfy and doesn't irritate me much, but regularly sitting down and standing up makes the underwires move around too much. I don't think I could handle the band to be much tighter so sizing down to 28FF doesn't seem like it would be a good idea.

    It gives a very round shape but not extremely lifted, though I do find it very flattering under tightly fitted tops/dresses. The material is quite soft overall, especially the stretch top panel, but I find the mesh to be a bit rough on my skin. The band also rolls on itself under the cups, I don't know if this is due to or aggravated by my fitting issues, but it bothers me.

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    Raspberry colorway

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    • I found I could size down in the cup in this bra due to the stetchiness of the fabric which really helped the gore height, cup width, and support in general as the fabric was taut rather than floppy. I wonder if you could do the same?

    • cupandahalf Absolutely not, unfortunately. I tried the 30E in store before buying the 30F online, and 30E was obviously much too small. Since I have tall roots and FoT breasts, the shape of the cups is ideal for me. I really think the instability is due to the fact that the gore doesn't tack, it lacks projection so my breasts want to push the underwires down, and it's still a smidge too wide for me.

    • Bummer! :(

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    30F

    Fits

    The first time I tried Olivia - in the upcoming cobalt colorway - I knew I had to own one...so I immediately grab a 30F deep jade!
    However, I'm experiencing some issues with the stretch of the bottom of the right cup, if anyone has any tips to solve this, I'm all ears!

    Without further go, here's the full review: http://www.myfashioninsiderblog.com/2016/04/lingerie-panache-olivia-30f-review.html

    Have a lovely week!

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    Updated on Apr 03, 2016 Flag this


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      I ADORE that color! I just can't justify buying more bras right now.... :'(

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      Hi, i am such a huge fan of balconnet bras, these styles suit my shape the best. This bra is such a nice color and so flattering. It really gives a wonderful shape to the breasts, very natural.
      This bra really looks to fit you perfectly and looks lovely on you. I dont think you could do any better, Maybe your right breast is a little smaller than your left. I know mine are slightly different in size. The wrinkling in the cup is hardly noticeable. Am so happy for you finding such a great bra that fits and is comfy.

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      I love the colour, it reminds me of the night sky! The shape and style really suits you so I wouldn't worry aboutvthe wrinkling, it's not much and it's barely noticeable

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    34G

    Didn't fit

    First impression: so pretty! pale ballet pink. Would probably work great as a nude for very light skin tones/people that never wear white. Love the delicate rose embroidery on the upper cup and dot embroidery (like Marcie) on the lower cup
    Fit: Band is very snug. I'm between 32/34 and panache runs firm so I sister sized to 34G instead of 32GG. Definitely a good decision. Will probably break in with an extender.
    Straps are a smidge wideset, but tolerable. Gore is too wide and high for me, but I'm very close set. It didn't bother me for the 5 minutes I had it on, but it probably would ... with extended wear.
    Wires are very narrow for panache from my experience. Feel great.
    Cups are slightly minimizing and very slightly east west. I prefer a very projected look (and would wear bullet bras if I could) but it isn't too bad. Top section of the cup is very soft and stretchy. Like microfiber panties, the seamless kind.
    Only 2 hooks on 34G. I would guess 3 hooks starts at GG since another user has a 3 hook Olivia
    Appearance: soooo pretty. I may consider repurchasing this bra in the future, once it goes on sale. I love the color and embroidery, I'd just have to fuss with the gore.

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    APRICOT colorway

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    • 1

      So its similar to the floris but not quite the same, huh? It does look slightly less projected and . . higher? than the floris?

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      Pretty darn similar in my opinion. The lesser projection could be due to the gore being slightly wider and the different material. It's only a little higher at the strap attachment. I don't feel like the cup is significantly taller than floris. :)

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      Thank you so much!! I'm very excited for june!

    • Thank you from me too, that means it's probably not for me, I don't need anything higher or more East/west, or with wider gore than Floris so this was really helpful for me

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    36K

    Didn't fit

    I needed this bra in this colorway after I tried it in a variety of sizes. As I gained a cup size or two this year I got it in a size that might fit that was still available in this colorway, a sister size down and two cup sizes up from my previous best fit. The band is too tight but the cups are great. With an extender the straps are too wide set. I'm wondering if there's something I can do to fix the straps. Because this bra matches my skin tone (peachy pink) and is a nice full coverage bra for me, basically invisible under white shirts.

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    • I really liked this fabric--soft. The color is beautiful on you! Will you alter this gore as you have others?

    • I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. The alteration I usually do won't work as the cup is too closed.

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      I know you'll create a viable solution :-) :-)

    • Extenders are tricky sometimes!

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    30H

    Didn't fit

    This bra is like a big, sturdy boob cage, and I mean that in a good way! Maybe that's not your preference, but I really like how full coverage this bra is and how firm the material is. I even like the little line of elastic that runs across the top of the cups. It keeps my soft breast tissue from going anywhere (along with the high gore), and it doesn't even cut into my FOT breasts!

    The only thing I'm not a fan of in terms of how much of your body this bra covers up is how high the wires are. Ow! You can even see ... in the pictures how the wires dig into my armpit fat. I'm 5'1 and have a short torso for my height anyway, so maybe you won't have this problem, but on me, this definitely hurts after probably less than an hour of wear. This is probably the main reason why I have to mark this bra as not fitting me. Other reasons include the wires being too wide and not sitting in my IMF, but that happens with all of my bras.

    My final note for this bra is that I love how the bottom of the cup is sewn. There are absolutely no decorative frills etc under it, and that makes it incredibly comfortable. With most bras, those decorative thrills roll up under the band on me and dig into my prominent rib fat. Not with this bra! Thanks, Panache Olivia!

    Overall, I like this bra, and I'm going to keep it.

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    32F

    Didn't fit

    Now that I've worn Polish bras I realize just how wide this cup is on me. It's really eating about half my armpit.

    This bra has very good projection at the wire--I couldn't believe there was no gap at the bottom. I like that the top is very smooth so it creates no line under clothing; however, the thick middle seam does. Band runs true to size.

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    30D

    Fits

    Olivia is one of the few bras that fit me at 28DD/30D and still fits at 28E/30DD, so I've been on a quest to pick up another one. I tried the 30DD, but as it is cut for FOT shapes, I couldn't fill out the upper cup. Thus, I decided to stick with my original size of 30D despite it being a bit small. Right now, this size feels rather tight, but as it is so stretchy, it is still comfortable. I was able to order two more from eBay as I wanted these as everyday unlined bras for summer wear. This is ... my second of two Raspberry Olivias since I got this one for a great price. Unfortunately this one arrived with a funky odor, so I am returning it and reordering another one.

    The band is nice and firm, made with stretch lace jacquard double lined powermesh. While the materials overall are super soft, some of the colorways have slightly stiffer wings than others, which is a minor difference but worth noting.

    The measurements are extremely consistent between all the Olivias, which I really appreciate. In my current size, the bottom cup is a bit small, but passable. The bottom cup of the 30DD was better. The upper cut stretches and fits me well, so on me you can't tell that the cut is for FOT shapes as I am relatively even and can't usually fill out FOT bras. I'd really prefer the bottom cup and wires of the 30DD with the upper cup of the 30D, but you sometimes have to make do! My only complaint about the bra that I just noticed recently is that the center (horizontal) cup seam is rather thick and can be visible under clothing. I think the fabric used on this bra is so invisible that the seams are more noticeable than on an average unlined bra. Unfortunately, this makes it less than ideal for tight clothing, but I think it's still a great lightweight bra for everyday wear.

    Construction-wise, I love this bra. The band is super firm and feels secure, and even though it measures as a 30, it feels like a snug 28 and is very comfortable for me. It is a full band style which I prefer. The band is solid powermesh with jacquard elastic lace overlay, so it has two layers of stretch, and the bottom band elastic is firm. The upper cup is the same stretch jacquard lace as used on the band, and it's super soft and comfortable. It is very similar to the upper cup lace of the Fantasie Illusion Side Support bra that I also find to be very comfortable, as it also has.a flat-knit stretch edge that really lays flat on the body without any bulk. The bottom cup is made from polka dot mesh lined with super soft tricot, so they feel a little more like the cups on the Cleo Marcie or Curvy Kate Princess bras, rather than the firm and supportive fabric of the Thea. The polka dot design continues onto the straps, which are fully adjustable, and the only decoration is a bow at the center gore.

    I have now collected Raspberry, Cobalt, and Navy in 30D and have found them all to be lovely!

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    30D

    Fits

    Olivia is one of the few bras that fit me at 28DD/30D and still fits at 28E/30DD, so I've been on a quest to pick up another one. I tried the 30DD, but as it is cut for FOT shapes, I couldn't fill out the upper cup. Thus, I decided to stick with my original size of 30D despite it being a bit small. Right now, this size feels rather tight, but as it is so stretchy, it is still comfortable. This is my third of three Raspberry Olivias, since the second one I ordered had a funky odor and I had to return ... it.

    The band is nice and firm, made with stretch lace jacquard double lined powermesh. While the materials overall are super soft, some of the colorways have slightly stiffer wings than others, which is a minor difference but worth noting.

    The measurements are extremely consistent between all the Olivias, which I really appreciate. In my current size, the bottom cup is a bit small, but passable. The bottom cup of the 30DD was better. The upper cut stretches and fits me well, so on me you can't tell that the cut is for FOT shapes as I am relatively even and can't usually fill out FOT bras. I'd really prefer the bottom cup and wires of the 30DD with the upper cup of the 30D, but you sometimes have to make do! My only complaint about the bra that I just noticed recently is that the center (horizontal) cup seam is rather thick and can be visible under clothing. I think the fabric used on this bra is so invisible that the seams are more noticeable than on an average unlined bra. Unfortunately, this makes it less than ideal for tight clothing, but I think it's still a great lightweight bra for everyday wear.

    Construction-wise, I love this bra. The band is super firm and feels secure, and even though it measures as a 30, it feels like a snug 28 and is very comfortable for me. It is a full band style which I prefer. The band is solid powermesh with jacquard elastic lace overlay, so it has two layers of stretch, and the bottom band elastic is firm. The upper cup is the same stretch jacquard lace as used on the band, and it's super soft and comfortable. It is very similar to the upper cup lace of the Fantasie Illusion Side Support bra that I also find to be very comfortable, as it also has.a flat-knit stretch edge that really lays flat on the body without any bulk. The bottom cup is made from polka dot mesh lined with super soft tricot, so they feel a little more like the cups on the Cleo Marcie or Curvy Kate Princess bras, rather than the firm and supportive fabric of the Thea. The polka dot design continues onto the straps, which are fully adjustable, and the only decoration is a bow at the center gore.

    I have now collected Raspberry, Cobalt, and Navy in 30D and have found them all to be lovely!

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    30D

    Fits

    Olivia is one of the few bras that fit me at 28DD/30D and still fits at 28E/30DD, so I've been on a quest to pick up another one. I tried the 30DD, but as it is cut for FOT shapes, I couldn't fill out the upper cup. Thus, I decided to stick with my original size of 30D despite it being a bit small.

    The band is nice and firm, made with stretch lace jacquard double lined powermesh. However, I noticed that on the Cobalt colorway, the wings are not quite as soft as they are on the Raspberry. I noticed this when I tried ... Cobalt in 30DD as well, so I am not yet sure if Raspberry is extra soft, or if Cobalt is a bit stiffer than the other colors.

    The measurements are extremely consistent between my two bras, which I really appreciate. In my current size, the bottom cup is a bit small, but passable. The bottom cup of the 30DD was better. The upper cut stretches and fits me well, so on me you can't tell that the cut is for FOT shapes as I am relatively even and can't usually fill out FOT bras. I'd really prefer the bottom cup and wires of the 30DD with the upper cup of the 30D, but you sometimes have to make do! My only complaint about the bra that I just noticed recently is that the center (horizontal) cup seam is rather thick and can be visible under clothing. I think the fabric used on this bra is so invisible that the seams are more noticeable than on an average unlined bra. Unfortunately, this makes it less than ideal for tight clothing, but I think it's still a great lightweight bra for everyday wear.

    Construction-wise, I love this bra. The band is super firm and feels secure, and even though it measures as a 30, it feels like a snug 28 and is very comfortable for me. It is a full band style which I prefer. The band is solid powermesh with jacquard elastic lace overlay, so it has two layers of stretch, and the bottom band elastic is firm. The upper cup is the same stretch jacquard lace as used on the band, and it's super soft and comfortable. It is very similar to the upper cup lace of the Fantasie Illusion Side Support bra that I also find to be very comfortable, as it also has.a flat-knit stretch edge that really lays flat on the body without any bulk. The bottom cup is made from polka dot mesh lined with super soft tricot, so they feel a little more like the cups on the Cleo Marcie or Curvy Kate Princess bras, rather than the firm and supportive fabric of the Thea. The polka dot design continues onto the straps, which are fully adjustable, and the only decoration is a bow at the center gore.

    The only odd thing about this particular bra is that mine arrived without the center gore bow. Thus, I am unsure if this was a manufacturing error, or if someone had previously purchased this bra, cut off the bow, and returned it. I've decided to reorder it to see, and I've also ordered Navy and a second Raspberry from eBay as I was able to get them at a much better price from the UK than through standard US retailers.

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    Update: I ordered a second one and it arrived with the bow. All 3 bras in 30D measure and fit very consistently.

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