Panache 'Marcie' Balconette Bra
Beautiful, runs full on top
I'm normally a 30H/32GG in Cleo and Panache, but this runs very tight in a 30, as well as quite full in the top of the cup. I find myself between the 32G and the 32GG, with the top of the cup in the G fitting better, but the bottom of the cup in the GG fitting the best .
But this bra is so comfortable that I'm tempted to just keep both. Unlike with many Cleo/Panache bras, this has a narrow gore, which is great if you have close set breasts, and it gives you a nicely rounded shape under clothes.
A beautiful bra, but consider that unless you're really very full on top, you may need to drop a cup down.
I love the fit of Panache Bras. A number of people have said the fit is off, but I think that is because they are not familiar with British sizing. I recommend trying this on in the store before ordering if you are unsure of size. These fit me like a glove and the underwire does not poke me in the armpit like some other brands. Super cute, comfortable, and very supportive. This one is particularly adorable, especially with matching panties. I have worn Chantelle and Huit in the past but these are far superior, especially for larger-busted ladies with a full cup. (I wear 32F)
Pretty but cut way too small. Definitely not true to size
Great lift and support
If you're not experienced with UK bra size fitting, don't be deterred by the "extremely large" cup sizes you see. The (incorrect) American way of fitting requires you to add a 4-5 inches to your underbust and compare this measurement with your bust measurement. The difference will lead to your cup size: 1" = A, 2"=B, 3"=C, 4"=D, 5"=DD... The (correct) UK way of fitting requires you to simply compare your true underbust measurement with your true bust measurement.
Thus somebody with 30" underbust and 36" overbust might be used to wearing a 34B (US) but really should be looking for 30E for the right support.
That said, I used to wear 32C and found out I should really be wearing 30E. Thankfully Nordstrom and the Panache bra band delivered. This band is extremely true to size (not too stretchy). This is my first experience buying a softcup bra and it is very comfortable, compliments my natural shape, and is (to my surprise) supportive and sexy. I recommend this bra to anybody who is passionate about wearing the correctly fitting bra size or "abrathatfits".