Share your bras and experiences and help other women
Get recommendations, write review and learn more!

Got bras? Create an account

Bras » Panache » Olivia Balconnet Bra (7751)

Olivia Balconnet Bra (7751)

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

Official website
I have one of these

Size range

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
30

30D

30:4

0 bras

30DD

30:5

4 bras

30E

30:6

5 bras

30F

30:7

3 bras

30FF

30:8

2 bras

30G

30:9

3 bras

30GG

30:10

1 bra

30H

30:11

2 bras

30HH

30:12

0 bras

30J

30:13

0 bras

30JJ

30:14

0 bras

30K

30:15

0 bras

32

32D

32:4

0 bras

32DD

32:5

1 bra

32E

32:6

1 bra

32F

32:7

2 bras

32FF

32:8

4 bras

32G

32:9

0 bras

32GG

32:10

1 bra

32H

32:11

2 bras

32HH

32:12

1 bra

32J

32:13

2 bras

32JJ

32:14

0 bras

32K

32:15

0 bras

34

34D

34:4

0 bras

34DD

34:5

0 bras

34E

34:6

1 bra

34F

34:7

2 bras

34FF

34:8

2 bras

34G

34:9

3 bras

34GG

34:10

4 bras

34H

34:11

0 bras

34HH

34:12

1 bra

34J

34:13

0 bras

34JJ

34:14

0 bras

34K

34:15

1 bra

36

36D

36:4

0 bras

36DD

36:5

1 bra

36E

36:6

0 bras

36F

36:7

0 bras

36FF

36:8

0 bras

36G

36:9

0 bras

36GG

36:10

1 bra

36H

36:11

1 bra

36HH

36:12

0 bras

36J

36:13

2 bras

36JJ

36:14

2 bras

36K

36:15

1 bra

38

38D

38:4

0 bras

38DD

38:5

0 bras

38E

38:6

0 bras

38F

38:7

0 bras

38FF

38:8

0 bras

38G

38:9

0 bras

38GG

38:10

0 bras

38H

38:11

0 bras

38HH

38:12

1 bra

38J

38:13

0 bras

38JJ

38:14

1 bra

38K

38:15

0 bras

  1. 30 D-K ... (30 :4-:15)
  2. 32 D-K ... (32 :4-:15)
  3. 34 D-K ... (34 :4-:15)
  4. 36 D-K ... (36 :4-:15)
  5. 38 D-K ... (38 :4-:15)

Read reviews

  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.

    Read more
    298 more words

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Mar 15, 2015 Flag this


    • Show all comments (10)
    • 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!)

    • 1

      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!

    • 1

      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.

    • 1

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

    • 1

      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. !!!

    • 1

      Thanks for the review - dying to try one myself!

    • 1

      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

    • 3

      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.

    • 1

      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.

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  2. 3
    like

    30F

    Fits

    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

    Raspberry colorway

    Updated on Feb 09, 2017 Flag this


    • 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! :(

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  3. 3
    like

    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!

    deep jade colorway

    Updated on Apr 03, 2016 Flag this


    • 1

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

    • 1

      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.

    • 1

      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

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  4. 3
    like

    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.

    Read more
    110 more words

    APRICOT colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Apr 03, 2015 Flag this


    • 1

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

    • 2

      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. :)

    • 3

      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

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  5. 2
    like

    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.

    Apricot colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jul 12, 2017 Flag this


    • 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.

    • 1

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

    • Extenders are tricky sometimes!

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  6. 1
    like

    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.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Dec 28, 2015 Flag this


    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  7. 0
    like

    32FF

    Didn't fit

    Panache Oliva 32FF - gapping and wrinkles everywhere! Center gore uncomfortably high

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on May 20, 2017 Flag this

    1. Link to this bra
    2. Fit information
    3. Other bras that fit her
    Quality
    Don't know
    Comfort
    Don't know
    Bra appearance
    Don't know

    Subscribe to updates on this entry

    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  8. 0
    like

    32DD

    Fits

    I own the beautiful cobalt colour.

    It fits very well, giving a mix of natural and rounded lifted shape which is relaxed and nice for when you do not want to "show off" your boobs but still want a nice shape.

    The bra material is nice. I am not sure whether the delicate top lace will last or not, time will tell.

    I really like this bra.

    Updated on Feb 20, 2017 Flag this


    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  9. 0
    like

    38HH

    Didn't fit

    This fits well when I am bloated but I didn't like the slightly pointy shape it gave me.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jan 04, 2017 Flag this


    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  10. 0
    like

    36J

    Didn't fit

    This bra fits very stretchy like panache swimwear. I size down in panache swim a band and cup (38J-> 36J) for a firm fit.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Jan 04, 2017 Flag this


    add a comment

    Use @ to mention users, brands, models and more

    You need to sign in to comment


  1. «
  2. »
  3. 6 Pages