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. Read more 298 more words
The fabric is amazing; it's soft, pretty, and supportive. Well-made, as you would expect from Panache. Good projection, rounded shape (on me). The seams don't show TOO much once you've worn it a bit; the most obvious seam is the horizontal one. The straps are set a bit wide, as with most balconnets, but wasn't quite a problem for me. The band rolls out a bit in front under the wires - normal for me because I'm short-waisted and my stomach sticks out. I think overlapping the gore and putting shorter wires in will solve the most urgent fit issues for me.
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. Read more 153 more words
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. Read more 178 more words
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!
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.
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.
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.
I really want to keep this bra, but don't think I can unless I swap out the wires (something I've never done before and don't know how to start- do I just take them from an old smaller bra???) and remove the elastic trim from the edge of the cup.
The cup material is brilliant. Stretchy supportive lace that makes it feel unlined and lined at the same time. I LOVE the cup material. Gave some nipple coverage. Decently smooth under clothes. Band was comfortable. Gore good height and narrow enough for my close set breasts. It's a balconnet so the straps are too wide for my narrow sloped ...shoulders. The bra also tends to ride down and give me a sad shape- not enough projection for me? Not sure. The wires come up way too high for my petite body and jab me in the underarm-especially if I sit down suddenly- I get stabbed. I want to ignore it because otherwise it's pretty comfortable but between the straps slipping off, the wires stabbing my underarm, and the cups quadding and riding down so I have to hike and shimmy, I don't think this is the bra for me. It appears to be the right size, but maybe just not the right shape.
I am considering trying a 34H and just planning on carefully removing the cup elastic trim BUT I'm not sure the cups have enough give to stretch to accommodate my fullness if I go down a band AND cup size.
I'm so happy for the woman who can fit this bra though because man oh man it's so close to being comfortable. And it feels like it would be a great everyday bra where the lace is sturdy enough that I would *consider* washing it in a lingerie bag on a delicate cycle and laying flat to dry. Read more 201 more words