Being an awkward bra size means it’s uber difficult for me to find bras that fit correctly. Despite being small in frame, and not coming across in the slightest as a larger breasted women, my actual bra size is 28D. When Panache – a specialist lingerie brand for D+ cup ladies – approached me to review one of their sets, I replied that I would love to but doubted they’d have anything that went all the way down to a 28.. However they assured me they would so I picked this Panache Superbra Andorra Plunge Bra in Lagoon*, with matching briefs.
The bra fits really well (the briefs unfortunately are a size 10 so quite a bit too big for me! I’ve checked online and they do do smaller sizes, though). When it first arrived I did worry as the cup size looked so small, but the lace is stretchy so it fitted perfectly once on. As it’s so tricky getting my size I’ve often settled for variations of anything between 32B to 30C, but they’ve never felt as well fitting as this. Wearing the correct size really makes a difference.
What I really like about this bra is that whilst it’s so supportive, it’s made from such soft lace that doesn’t poke through or show under clothes – a must for professional/work wear and perfect for under shirts and blouses. All my other bras in larger cup sizes really show under clothes, and can actually be a little embarrassing as they make me look too busty – to the point that I often have to compromise proper support for discretion. Because of this I tend to go for something that is completely undetectable (and thus not amazingly supportive) during the day for professional encounters, and then go for raunchier, more obvious, supportive ones for the evening. However this was all pre-Panache, so maybe compromising is now a thing of the past!
Do you have different bras for work and play?