Ohhhh, this is a disappointment. In majority of the Panache non-softs I am a 32E and with Zara I get quadboob. It's not major, won't be seen under clothes (which simultaneously gives me the desired cleavage. Can anybody explain to me how is that possible that the worse the bra fits the better cleavage it gives?) but still - not a good fit.
This bra is comfortable, and I feel like the band may be a little big. I like the shape of the cups and the coverage seems pretty good for a plunge but I bought it for when my boobs shrink down after nursing so I can't comment on fit too much. It obviously is too small for now!
VERY shallow on the bottom! If you have tried the CK Entice and found that other than the wires being too narrow it was a good fit, then THIS is the bra for you! I got it because it looks like the construction of some of my other bras, but it does not wear that way. It would work well for a FoT shape with average-wide root width than needs space for a tall root. It has a nice and snug band though! That's always a plus for 28s! It really wasn't a horrible fit, but the gore dug into my sternum making it a deal-breaker. I think that I must be a really hard fit with the gore... too low and it stabs horribly, but too high and the gore suddenly becomes wayyy too wide for me. This bra would have worked for me if it didn't poke at the gore. Time to add it to the list of other bras that I can't wear because of their stupid, stupid gore...
This runs LARGE. It's also wide and shallow. Although it says it's a 28DD, I recommend it for someone who is either a 28E or someone who is in between 28DD and 28E. I filled out the top of the cup no problem. However, the bottom of the cup as loose fabric.
My shape: slightly shallow teardrop/FOB with super wide/tall roots and very close-set tissue in the middle.
This review is for the nude colorway.
I bought this bra on Zulilly for a steal because after years of not knowing my shape (shallow, yes, but otherwise, Ionno), I decided to try it when it was recommended for me as potentially full-on-bottom. This is the first time I think I've been able to identify the different elements of fit for what they are, so here goes:
I am FOB, and this bra definitely is not. When trying it on, it fit great, with just a hint of pointy-boob (from the horizontal cup seam) that ...wasn't noticeable once I put on a shirt. After 3 hours of wear, though, the cup depth problem became glaringly obvious, because the underwires had migrated 3 whole inches down my ribcage in the bra's attempt to put the largest volume of the cup around the largest volume of my breasts. Adjusting (re-swooping and scooping, shortening straps, etc) did absolutely nothing. The top of the cup never did cut in to my super-tall root, even after the migration, which makes me think it might be a good style for a FOT lady.
As for the underwires, they encompass my breast tissue well enough, but I am positive now that they are just the wrong shape and too rounded for my super wide breast root. They are so circular that there is some empty space on the bottom-outsides, and they come up super high and poke me in the armpit, which is not a problem I have often.
The band felt like it was not very stretchy (like satin) and also like it was riding up, and indeed it appeared to be doing just that, although it never actually moved even when I wiggled and jumped around, so I suspect it is just the shape of the band. After a day's wear, the back continued to stay precisely in place in a position that felt just slightly too high.
Plungey plungey is lovely! It is one of the lowest I've found, and I love that for my super-close breast tissue. Sadly, the other fit problems mean I will likely be selling it soon, but good plunges are great to find!
The Zara reminds me of a pink satin plunge bra shaped and constructed like this I once owned in my pre-birth control boobs days that I adored and that fit super-flatteringly (although I do wonder now whether there were some fit issues I just didn't notice because I was shallow and so small - 30D). This one might be great for FOT or shallow-balanced, just not for me. :/ Read more 334 more words
My close-set boobs love the gore on this bra! Unfortunately, they do not love ANYTHING else. The bra has a weird shape at the bottom of the cup, so it wrinkles and folds over itself. It was just an odd fit. For a person with the right shaped breasts though, wow, cleavage! Even with the poor fit (or maybe because of it), I got lots of lovely cleavage.
This bra is very comfortable but utterly hideous. The cups are like huge flat dishes, which results in a very flattened appearance under clothes, while also pushing my breasts together to the point where if I scoop and swoop they quad-boob at the middle of my chest rather than the top. That said, if you need a racer-back bra or a VERY low plunge, you probably don't have a lot of options, and it is perfectly wearable if you don't mind how it looks. I have the nude version (it's not really nude, it's more like a dusty rose?) and it stains very badly when I sweat on it.
Strange cup formation. Wires are not wide enough, there is no side boning which I prefer, the bottom of the cup is more shallow than I need. Material is very soft, plunge style, the straps are removable front and back(metal hooks) possibly to make it halter or cross back style.