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Fits ribcage70.4
B. perimeter20.3
Stretched Band74.4
Band Length61.2
Cup width11.9
Cup depth20.0
Wire length20.0
Cup height13.0
Cup separation2.1
Gore height7.1
Wing height7.9
Strap width1.5
Hooks2

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    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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    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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    Raspberry colorway

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    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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    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 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.

    This is the third Olivia I've ordered in 30D, and all 3 measure and fit consistently.

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    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.

    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! The Navy is actually a very deep indigo with a purple cast. I don't usually wear navy anymore, but this one functions well as a black under clothing.

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    Olivia was a random blind buy for me thanks to Amazon's convenient return policy. I couldn't find any info or measurements on this bra, so I ordered it and figured there's no way it would work out (as 30D Panache bras tend to fit me poorly compared to 30D Cleo). However, I was so surprised to find that not only is this an awesome fit, it is exactly like a stretch fabric version of Marcie!

    Olivia and Marcie share the same basic cut and shape, and Olivia even shares the little polka dots on the mesh cup. However, Marcie is made from your standard lightweight stretch ... mesh, while Olivia's cups are made from a spongier, stretchier mesh and lined in a very loose and flexible tricot. Olivia's cups are a bit shallower than Marcie's, but they have more give, so I find that the fit is the same. The upper cup is a very loose, spongy stretch lace that doesn't cut into the body. I also find that this functions similarly to mesh upper cups as they both have a lot of horizontal give but don't suck in like elastic or firmer stretch lace. The underwires are better for me than Marcie's, and similar to the Curvy Kate Florence, as they are a true C curve without the flared out shape that Marcie has. The cups and underwire are a solid fit on me.

    The cradle and band are made with an overlay of the same stretch lace as the upper cup, lined in the same type of mesh that Marcie uses. The band construction is the same, ,with a nice wide elastic running through the full band. I was really impressed with Olivia's band as it fit like a Cleo band, only firmer. Usually Panache 30D bands are too loose for me (Tango, Envy, Jasmine, Clara), so this was a nice surprise! I really love this band, it's super comfortable and supportive. Straps are also reminiscent of Marcie, with picot edges and a slight texture detail, though not ribbing.

    I am so impressed with Olivia, but sadly it was quite expensive (I paid nearly full price), and the range seems very limited. Panache seems to have really scaled back on this style, and it's only available in basic colors right now. What a shame! If you love Marcie, I would highly recommend giving Olivia a try.

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