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Bras » Panache » Tango Ii Plunge Bra (3256) » 28DD 28:5

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Fits ribcage63.5
B. perimeter30.5
Stretched Band75.3
Band Length55.3
Cup width12.7
Cup depth19.3
Wire length19.7
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height2.4
Wing height8.0
Strap width1.4
Hooks2

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  1. 6
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    Didn't fit

    This bra is pretty and well made, but unfortunately creates a less than flattering shape. It doesn't lift at all, it's just kind of... there. It pushes my breasts down and slightly to the sides -- the same problem I had with the Panache Porcelain! You can see that bra and review here: http://www.bratabase.com/browse/panache/porcelain-molded-seamless-underwire-3376/28E/

    Originally I tried the 28E in this, and the cups were slightly loose so I thought this one would be a perfect fit. However, this one is too tight in the cups. Also, the cups are too far apart, which contributes to the odd shape. They ... are 1.1" apart, whereas all my other bras in this size range are 0.7 - 0.9" apart. I did have a pucker at the center edges of the cups, as the 30D reviewer complained about (it's visible in my photos). This could be a symptom of the cups being too far apart as well.

    I guess this brand isn't for me, which is odd, because I have a Cleo bra that I love, and that is made by Panache. If I could just combine the fit (sizing) of Panache with the gravity-defying lift of Fantasie and the style of Freya, I'd have the perfect bra. Oh well.

    The cups of this bra are very low-cut. The seams are bound and non-irritating. The band, instead of being powernet or mesh like most bras, is a lightweight (almost sheer, but still firm) spandex with a shimmer to it... cool.

    Color is "Chilli." Purchased from Figleaves, late Spring 2010.

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    • It probably doesn't fit you that great because you're wearing it too low. Notice the baggy area in the bottom of the cup and the taught fabric at the top of the cup in the second picture? (Left Side shot) If this was lifted at the correct position on your ribcage it would most likely eliminate both of those problems. Perhaps try a larger band size instead. Too small of a band will cause it to sit low and make the bottom of the cup too loose with the top being too tight.

    • hlaleo, I have to politely disagree with you on this one. The wrinkling at the bottom of the cup on the left side is due to that side being about 1/4 cup size smaller than the other. You can see from the right side shot that the right cup fits and is at the correct spot (no wrinkling at the bottom). The only way to eliminate the wrinkling on the bottom left would be to wear the bra crooked -- I have this problem with almost every bra I own; in fact, you can see it in some of my other pictures on Bratabase.
      The band was the correct size. It sat perfectly level all the way around (again, you can see this in both side shots), and the center gore sat flat against my breastbone. I still think the weird shape was due to the cups being just a hair too far apart, and also the fabric being a bit too soft for support.

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      Not to be a pest, but it looks like both cups have wrinkling in the bottom, one definitely more than the other though. I do see now what you mean about it sitting crooked, I didn't notice that before. That can be remedied by tightening the strap for the smaller breast, or in the case of Scoliosis - the lower shoulder. As for the band, even if it's too small, it can sit level across the chest but the underwires will not be directly under the breast tissue and it causes the breasts to be pulled down. A good rule of thumb for where the center, or fullest, part of your bust should be is halfway between the top of your shoulder and crease of your elbow. If it's below that, the support is off. Just some helpful hints. If it's not needed, no worries =)

    • Thanks, I do appreciate it! :-) I'm a big advocate of proper bra fit. I am going to use your suggestions and play around with a couple of the bras I have, just to see if I can indeed get them to sit better.

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  2. 1
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    Didn't fit

    Ugh. This bra was horrible when I was smaller and now that I've grown a cup it's even worse. If I hadn't gotten it so cheap I would've sent it back but it would've cost me as much as I paid for it. The worst is the profile: flattened pancake boob with the point of the boob about an inch below my nipple! Ugh. It seems to be a Panache thing as my Sophie non under-wired soft cup does the same thing though it fits much better overall. I may give Panache another chance only because I've read that those that don't get along with the plunge do ... better with the balconette but I'm pretty much put off.

    I will give Panache this: it is a quality bra and it is comfortable despite me having to pull the straps out to the max unlike Curvy Kate which is just an exercise in pain. However, the pancake boobs issue trumps all in horror.

    The band runs a little tighter than Freya's but not enough to size up. I can't say anything for the longevity of this bra as it simply exists in my drawer as a reminder of what not to order again.

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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Got this bra at the beginning of my journey when I didn't know about shape. Unfortunately I don't think this bra would work for anyone in this size range due to crazy apex projection. So it's become my practice bra for alterations. I may also use the band and straps to make a new bralette.

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  4. 0
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    Didn't fit

    The band is perfect for me, I can wear it in the loosest hook and it feels comfortable and supportive. The width of the wires is maybe a little small, so most likely I would need a 28E. There's some wrinkling in the fabric, as this one seems to be a bit too projected for me.

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  5. 0
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    Fits

    Good fit. Cups could be a bit closer together. It works OK under a T, but does not give much cleavage if that is what you are seeking.

    Updated on May 25, 2011 Flag this


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    Hasn't set fit

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    This bra is not owned any more

    Added on Apr 21, 2013



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    Didn't fit

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    Hasn't set fit

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    Added on Nov 05, 2015