I'm measuring a 36K-KK-L, and right now this is the only bra I own in this size range (I have more on the way!). My breasts are pendulous and full on top, with wide and short roots. The band on this bra is firm and supportive, yet comfortable. The straps are okay, but I had to alter them a little bit to make them short enough for my high set breasts and short torso. They don't dig in or move around during wear. The color is a custom dye job, but it did not change the fit of the bra at all.
The cups encase my boobs really ... nicely, and I feel extremely comfortable when I wear this bra. The only problem is that I find the cups to be slightly wide spaced, so I will be altering the gore of this bra in order to bring the cups closer together. Because of my short roots, I was afraid that I would have problems filling this bra, but I don't have a problem with wrinkling fabric or anything.The top of the cups fits a bit loose during some times of the month, but during other times of the month it fits perfectly. The fabric of this bra is very sturdy and supportive while still remaining lightweight and breathable.
I don't wear this bra as much as I'd like to, because the embroidery is really prominent under my light blue work shirt, and wearing an undershirt doesn't work very well because of how full coverage this bra is. Due to my high set breasts and the height of these cups, I can't wear this bra under some outfits because the bra hangs out. I'd say to only wear this under a thick and high cut shirt to hide the bra. I wish Panache would work on their scaling when it comes to the higher end of their size range, because I feel like the cups don't have to be this tall to provide a good fit.
The shape of this bra is wide set from the front, which I like, but I feel like it can cause my boobs to go under my armpits because the majority of my fullness is on the outside of my breasts. This isn't really a "going out" bra, because it gives me a very natural and slightly minimized shape. I don't mean to sound vain, but I don't feel confident when I wear bras that make my breasts appear smaller. I can sort of hide this effect if I wear a shirt that fits me snug in the chest.
I will probably be buying more of these bras in other colorways, and I might try the 36JJ to see if it would be a little lower cut while not taking away the size I need.
Note: This bra is a very old version of the Tango, and is wider and shallower than the newer ones.
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Panache Tango II Balconette Review (38JJ, 36K)
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Updated on Oct 09, 2015 Flag this