This bra reminds me of easter. I have the mint and lavender colorway. The spring colors are combined with the delicate feminine touches like ruffles on the straps and thin ribbon edging.
This bra comes close to fitting. The gore tacks, but my close set breasts push one wire overlapping the other. The wires seem very wide, and there is a bit of empty space on my sides. Thankfully the wires do not go up to high to poke in to my armpits. The bottom part of the underwire curve presses a bit uncomfortably into my ribs, I suspect it would bother me more if I wore it all day. The bra is wearable for me, but gives me a rather pointy shape, which is not what I prefer.
Panache Fiesta in 30J I am adding this bra for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database.
Fiesta is an unlined underwire balcony bra in a plaid type pattern. It comes in a few colors, but I tried it in mint/lavender, size 30J. There are 3 sections to the cup, set in the standard 2 on bottom, 1 on top format.
The band measures 23.85” to a max of 29.75” stretched, which was really pushing it. Since the band is a 30 band, I was a bit surprised that I had to really stretch it just to get to ...29.75”. There are 3 hooks and 3 rows of eyes on the band.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 13.2”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 14.5”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
I’ve never been a fan of Panache, but couldn’t resist the pastel green/purple plaid. Unfortunately, this one (like most Panache bras) didn’t work for me.
Lovely pattern, old style Panache bra, similar to Tango or Fern, it's not so closed in as Tango.Bra had the band shortened to max stretch of 70cm. It is too tight for me, it works with the extender but I can still feel the wires being stretched too much. Wires are very long and poking me into sternum, I'm sure that if I would keep the bra, the problem would go away after few washes.