Anya & Ceylon: Panache Swim for Summer 2018 (30F / 34H)

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You asked us to review swimwear – summer is just around the corner, and it is high time to look for a comfy bikini. We decided to tackle this challenge and try out some beach goodies, choosing widely accessible Panache as our first specimen. The sets are bit similar, yet funtctionally totally different – just like us 😉 That is a pro of coauthoring a blog: when you fellow columnist has completely different tastes, range of products one can read about grows significantly… and you are not bored with neverending string of similar designs.

 

Panache Swim – Ceylon Bandeau

Wymiary/Measurements:

Obwód rozciągnięty/Band stretched: 85.0
Obwód w spoczynku/Band: 71.0
Szerokość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Cup width: 18.0
Głębokość miski/Cup depth: 25.0
Szerokość mostka/Gore width: 0.5
Wysokość mostka/Gore height: 8.0
Wysokość pasa koło miski/Wing height: 12.0
Szerokość ramiączek/Straps width: 3.0

Ocena: / Rating:

Estetyka / Aesthetics

Wygoda / Comfort

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Wytrzymałość / Longevity

Kształt / Shape

 

 

 

 

Ceylon is a decorative bandeau with padded cup and a piece of netting and embroidery tied halterneck style. It is a model in which the issue with cup edge being too closed and cutting into the boobage is null, since the upper part of the bra covers and shapes the upper part of the bust. Even if the edge of the cup cuts in, the netting pulls the tissue up and towards the clavicles, minimizing the unsightly quadraboob. It is a common issue with strapless and/or bandeau cuts, so if you share the fear of cups being too closed at the top with me – I can assure you that Ceylon is not one of the offending styles.

 

 

 

 

The thing you may want to be aware of that you may possibly want to size up in the band. In my Ceylon the band is much more tight than in Panache bras – that is probably due to the fact that the bikini is fastened with a plastic clip, and not with a set of hooks and eyes.  If you are between sizes you definitely should choose a larger band – I would be okay with a 32E, but decided to stick with 30F; it will stretch over time, and last longer. I wonder why the manufacturer chose the clip over traditional hook and eye fastening, especially since my mainstream bikinis have hook and eye clasps. I don’t think this is a astandard in D+ swimwear, but let me know about that 🙂

 

 

Bandeau works great as a top or for layering under a tank top –  you can pair it with pants or a maxi skirt and there you go, an outfit for the day. I feel like goth girls and alternative wear afficionados will love it <3 I like how you can wear one piece in a few ways; this makes it possible to have a lot of options with limited wardrobe. Given that I have more lingerie than regular clothes at this point, underwear as outerwear is more of a necessity than a trend for me.

 

 

 

 

The panties are rather simple, uncomplicated – which I like, given how simple would it be to go overboard with such a opulent top. Of course my inner lover of high waisted briefs complains a bit, but that is mostly irrelevant 😉 These fit true to size, so just pick whichever size you normally wear in Panache panties.

 

 

Ceylon sprawdza się w wodzie bardzo dobrze – jedyne, do czego mogę się przyczepić, to wiązanie na szyi: warto zawiązać je dwa razy, bo ma tendencję do rozluźniania się, gdy mamy pojedynczą kokardkę. Jeśli lubicie aktywnie i agresywnie pływać tym bardziej zalecam podwójne wiązanie! Zastanawiam się też, jak sprawdzałby się, gdyby troczki miały na końcu haczyki i mogły być przypinane do obwodu. Trzymajmy kciuki za wprowadzenie takiej modyfikacji w przyszłych wersjach kolorystycznych!

 

Ceylon works very wall in the water – one thing I have to point out is that the halterneck tie can come undone and should be tied twice. If you swim very actively and aggressively I definitely encourage you to tie the strings twice! I wonder how well would the bandeau work if the strings had hooks in their end to be fastened to the band. Fingers crossed for this modification to be seen in the next colour versions!

 

 

I was afraid about the bikini bleeding colour or break down during contact with chlorinated pool water, but it withstands it better than I do – a big shoutout to Panache Swim! The bandeau is very sensibly priced for such a versatile piece. I only wish it to come in purple next season..

 

Panache Swim – Anya Cruise Multiway

Wymiary/Measurements:

Obwód rozciągnięty/Band stretched: 77.7
Obwód w spoczynku/Band: 64.2
Szerokość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Cup width: 13.8
Głębokość miski/Cup depth: 22.3
Szerokość mostka/Gore width: 2.3
Wysokość mostka/Gore height: 6.0
Wysokość pasa koło miski/Wing height: 8.0
Szerokość ramiączek/Straps width: 1.4
Haftek w rzędzie/Hooks: 2

Ocena: / Rating:

Estetyka / Aesthetics

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Anya is a classic, marine -ook bikini – you can easily feel wearing it like a more sophisticted Bay Watch lifeguard. Or pair it with a cutsew skirt and go for a walk across a seaside promenade; this quality is jolly well worth showing off.

 

 

 

Boobage is prettily round and centered, very up and full. From a bird’s eye view breasts look a little pointy due to a seam placed right in the center of the cup, but this is just an optic illusion that disappears once you see yourself from an angle.

 

 

 

 

As Agu wrote earlier, Panache Swim bikinis are really tight in the band in comparison to bras. When I first tried to put Anya it it creaked, as if the seams were about to burst. Fortunately nothing of the sort happened and the bikini fits nicely and is comfortable. The tight band has a plus of allowing the straps to retire completely – you can safely tie them around the back and get an even tan on your arms.

 

 

 

The straps are actually a great part of the design. Thanks to multiway style of the bikini (you can wear it strapless, classically, halterneck, or crossed) you basically have four bikins in one, no way to get bored with it. If you want to pair it with a dress or a top, no problem – straps can be hidden easily. I really appreciate such a feature in a G+ style.

 

 

 

The bottoms are just plain briefs with a white stripe at the band. Even the lifeguard will double-beam!

 

 

What I appreciate even more is the quality and precision of the construction – the experience of testing a bikini is pleasantly similar to when I test regular lingerie from Panache.

 

 

 

 

If you like a classic style that will support you well at the same time – go for this model. I have no desire for avangarde or additional decorative elements, I just want to get this bikini to see the sea!

 

 

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