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    October 16, 2012
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 Panache Cleo Lucy Balconette Underwire Bra
Panache Cleo Lucy Balconette Underwire Bra
This bra is designed especially for full busted women. You’ll love the fit and what it does for your shape. Panache redefines, fit, comfort and support., Style Number: 5851 Seamed, unlined underwire bra, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Full cups provide shape and support, Beautiful lace trim along bustline, Satin bow on non-stretch center gore, Rigid front straps, back adjustable stretch straps, Close-set straps won't fall off shoulders, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Sheer nylon mesh
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not for softer breasts
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Bustenhalten
from East coast
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Curvy
Bra Size:36FF
If your breasts are less dense and need some uplift and shaping, this bra will force them into an awkward shape. The way this bra pushes the tissue toward the center creates a rounded look at the cleavage, but it does so by flattening the outside of the breast and tipping the nipples to point northeast and northwest. This type of bra makes me worry that I'm damaging/deforming my breast tissue, and while showthrough isn't a major concern for me, it is when the nipples are in a strange place. I really wanted to like it, because the look at the center is pretty and the lace is nice, but I'd rather have support than restraint + distortion creating an illusion of support.
I think the diagonal cup seam reaching from the strap down to the bottom of the center gore may just be a problem for softer breasts; seams that are more horizontal/frown-shaped seem to offer the best uplift and shaping.
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 Lilyette Enchantment Bra
Lilyette Enchantment Bra
Looking for beautiful bras for a beautiful price? Lilyette has you covered. With an extended range of bras for average and full busted women, you’ll love the fit and support of the Lilyette brand. , Style Number: 432 Full coverage, unlined underwire bra, Seamed cups provide great shape and support, Smooth wide wings eliminate back bulge, Non-stretch front straps for added support, Back adjustable, close-set, stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Soft stretch microfiber
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good bargain for larger cup sizes
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Bustenhalten
from East coast
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Curvy
Bra Size:36FF
Great coverage and support without a matronly look. The feathery pattern is pretty rather than fussy, and the fabrics don't have that cheap shiny/scratchy look that you might expect in a bargain brand. It gives a slightly pointier look than some people are comfortable with, but I'm just happy to have containment (no doubling!) without strapping on a suit of scratchy armor. The one drawback is that I can't get the center gore to stay flat against my sternum, even when I go up a size. I think this may relate to the slight pointiness--perhaps it presses the breast tissue to the side a bit, so there's an escape attempt at the center. It's hardly major, but it bothers me a bit, especially since the brand is known for making minimizers, and minimizers are known to damage/deform breast tissue. I'm still in the 60-day return window, so I'm not sure yet if I can overlook that and keep the bra.
Note: I'm a US size 36H or 38G, and this fits me in a 36G. (38G has a cup equivalent to my usual size, but I get the exact same problem with the center gore, so it's not a sizing issue.)
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Chantelle�s Cachemire underwire bra brings you superior fit with this 3-part cup design. The stretch tulle across the top of the cups adds a touch of elegance. Designed to fit a fuller bust, this bra offers great support and a phenomenal look., Style Number: 3371 Seamed, 3-part underwire cups offer great support, European cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Elegant embroidery on mesh, with ribbon bow accent, Wide, sheer mesh wings with side boning, Fully adjustable, close-set, stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Luxe, stretch microfiber with lace, Designed in France
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Runs VERY large in the cups
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Bustenhalten
from East coast
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Curvy
Bra Size:36FF
Fits Small
Full Size Too Large
Fits Large
I have two other Chantelles in 36H/36FF: one came from an Intimacy bra fitting, so I'm fairly certain it's not in the wrong size. This Chantelle in 36H/36FF is at least 2 cups too large. It looks as if it would be supportive and provide nice coverage and centering if it were the right size, but who knows? It's so far off that I figure I'd have to order 3 more in nearby cup-and-band combinations, to figure out which fits. The tag is exactly the same as on my other Chantelles, so I do think it's a problem of the bra and not of a sizing mixup. Chantelle has been a bit hit-or-miss for me.
It would be GREAT if BN offered a try-on service as one of their exchange options...maybe they could send out up to three sizes as your exchange of a particular style, and wait 3 weeks to bill your credit card so you have time to try them out, pick one, and send the others back, without having to invest a couple of hundred dollars up front. It could make good business sense in terms of loyal/repeat customers!
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Panache Ariza Balconette Bra
Panache Ariza Balconette Bra
This bra is designed especially for full busted women. You’ll love the fit and what it does for your shape. Panache redefines, fit, comfort and support., Style Number: 5051 3-part seamed underwire bra, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Beautiful floral embroidery on double-layer fabric cups, Back adjustable stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Semi-sheer, stretch mesh
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works well for softer breasts
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Bustenhalten
from East coast
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Time owned:1 week
Body Type:Curvy
Bra Size:36FF
This is a very uplifting, supportive, "natural"-shaping bra. The upper section is the slightest bit looser than the lower, so there's a tiny bit of indentation at the horizontal seam through each cup. I went down a band size and up two cups from my usual Panache size, and found a good fit. The straps are a bit thin and may need strap cushions, but they are firm rather than stretchy. It looks good with and without clothes over it. The cups come high enough that there's no doubling, but not so high that they're overwhelmingly large.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Parfait by Affinitas is a line of bras, panties and lingerie designed to serve the full-busted woman. Developed with fresh, feminine designs and flattering silhouettes, Parfait pays special attention to exceptional support, comfort and fit., Style Number: 8608 Sexy underwire babydoll with mesh-lined lace cups, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Back adjustable stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Approx. 25'' long - matching panty sold seperately, Stretch mesh
 

Lined?

Are the cups lined with foam? I'm looking for a just-fabric cup that moves with me instead of holding one shape.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Bustenhalten
East coast
 
 Parfait by Affinitas Angelina Babydoll with Removable Garter Straps
Parfait by Affinitas Angelina Babydoll with Removable Garter Straps
Parfait by Affinitas is a line of bras, panties and lingerie designed to serve the full-busted woman. Developed with fresh, feminine designs and flattering silhouettes, Parfait pays special attention to exceptional support, comfort and fit., Style Number: 2508 Sexy polka dot babydoll with removable garter straps, U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion., Contrast lining on floral embroidered lace cups, Inner slings and side boning for added support, Fully adjustable stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Columns and rows increase with size, Approx. 25'' long - matching panty sold seperately, Sheer stretch mesh
 

Lined?

Are the cups lined/shaped with a foam layer?
2 years, 2 months ago
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Bustenhalten
East coast
 
 Elomi Maggie Babydoll
Elomi Maggie Babydoll
No, you aren’t dreaming. This beautiful babydoll is actually sized like your favorite bra & made for full figured women. Get into the perfect fitting nightie from Elomi., Style Number: EL8141 Sexy, underwire babydoll with 3-part seamed cups, Approx. 28 inches from shoulders, Fully adjustable stretch straps, 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure, Back: U-Keyhole under horizontal center back strap, Ultra-sheer nylon mesh, Matching panty sold separately
 

Lined?

Does this have foam lining in the cups, or is it built like the Maggie bra?
2 years, 2 months ago
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East coast
 
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