A pretty, classic bra that almost, almost fits me: I get a very slight "orange in a glass" effect with a tiny bit of wrinkling just above the nipple because because I have quite firm, a bit bottom-heavy breasts and it's a plunge style; I generally do better with balconette styles. I do need a plunge bra for low-cut tops though, and the wrinkles are so slight that they're not visible underneath a shirt, so it doesn't really bother me.
The straps are fully adjustable, and I think the slightly-glossy embroidery ferns are very sweet. The cups of the bra are quite sheer. I find it otherwise extremely ...comfortable and well-fitting. The band seems nice and tight (I think I could actually do with a 26 if they made one, so I like Panache bras because they usually have tight bands). I will update this review if the band stretches out faster than usual.
Like most Panache bras, it does tend to give me a slightly more pointy shape than I would like, but it's not unnatural or unnattractive by any means, and would probably disappear entirely on someone with a bit fuller-on-top breasts. Read more 85 more words
I bought the "Chili" colour, which is really a reddish orange. Beautiful yet simply adourned bra, truly plunge contrary to many others.
But VERY stretchy, and I mean very, I'm ordering a 30 band size (when my underbust measurement is 84cms, ie qualifies me as a 34-36) and small in the cup (going up two cup sizes), worse than my usual Fantasie bras.
The fabric is soft and looks comfortable, but I don't know if it's a style for me. Quite pointy, though this might be due to the bra being very small when I tried it on.
The Panache bras available at Nordstroms all squash me and give me quadraboob, so I was surprised that this one (in a grab bag from breakoutbras.com) fit me fine. I'm not terribly impressed with the shape it gives me, but not everything I wear has to be cleavage-inducing.
The quality seems better than my other Panache bra, Toni (under Cleo), but not as good as a Freya bra. My primary complaint is that the inside of the bra itches, along the seams. Other than that, it's a fine bra. It's comfortable and supportive for the most part, and it definitely fits better than my other black mesh bra!
Very flattering silhouette, but stretchy in the band. Rides up in the back and I get a bit of a quadboob after a few hours in it. Major poking in the side going on and the straps had a tendency to slide off if I didn't keep them fairly tight. I would've gone down to a 34FF or 34G if it hadn't also spat out its wire within 1.5 years of occasional use.
My shape: close set, center full, full on bottom, average/narrow width roots, tall shallow roots, soft tissue.
Band is super tight, I can fasten it, but it’s uncomfortable. I put on an extender and it was fine then (band wise) to assess how the cups fit.
The cups are too separate for me and the gore sits on my breast tissue (yet again), the wire at the wing is slightly short and some boob does escape, especially on my left side which is a little bigger. The top part of the cup is almost perfect, presses in slightly, but doesn’t really give me quad boob.
About the fabric, ...I hate how stiff it is and frankly I didn’t really like the way it looked. I can appreciate that maybe some will like the stiffness of the fabric, but it’s not for me. The beige color I got feels super unflattering on me. I also don’t really like bras that don’t have the whole band underneath the cup, it feels sort of cheap-looking to me. Just a personal preference I discovered from trying some of these styles on. Read more 79 more words
I like the wide underwires, and the band sits comfortably (not too tight) but not so much on how the shape this bra gives me ;( I'm not feeling the lift and it doesn't flatter anything either under clothing https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> The left cup gives me a tad quad boob effect, I guess my left breast is a bit bigger than the right one. But I like the embroidery designs on the cups though.
UPDATE: band is way too stretchy even after only a few months and got reaaallly really stretchy that there's no point of wearing it anymore, band was riding up and all that. Tossed it away.
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.
This is the best plunge bra I've ever owned. I'm not sure about the size—I have a vague memory that the store where I bought it might have been out of my regular cup size, and so I went up a cup. Interestingly, the band has also stretched out more than my other Panache bras—when I buy a replacement, I'm going to go with the 34FF.