I ogled Clara since I first saw her in Turkish Delight on Brastop, but the brand effectively steered me away; I have never had a Panache bra that would fit me well, but each and every one of them dug into my gore. When Panache contacted me and asked to choose a bra to review I decided to take chance on Clara (or rather my boobs decided to) and soon enough she arrived. You might have seen my delight with the bra on Instagram and below you will find a full review.
Obwód rozciągnięty/Band streched: 78.2
Obwód w spoczynku/Band: 62.5
Szerokość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Cup width: 13.5
Głębokość miski/Cup depth 22.9
Długość pojedynczej fiszbiny/Wire length: 25.5
Szerokość mostka/Gore width: 2.1
Wysokość mostka/Gore heigth: 8.0
Wysokość pasa koło miski/Wing heigth: 8.8
Szerokość ramiączek/Straps width: 1.5
Haftek w rzędzie/Hooks: 2
Ocena: / Rating:
Wygoda / Comfort
Cena / Price
Wytrzymałość / Longevity
Kształt / Shape
Clara is the first Panache bra that just fits – surprisingly losing one cup size made the wires much more tolerable, painless, really. Until now every single one hurt my gore, but Clara, being my epiphany, shapes my breasts nicely and is a comfy lounge option. Boobs are not round-round, but slightly pointy-ish, very much au natural. The horizontal seem make them look more pointy than they really are, but that is just an optical illusion. The lace matches my complexion, making the bra look very low cut and not a full-cup at all.
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The size is 30F – cup less than what I would normally choose. The band works nicely, stretches to an acceptable length and doesn’t cut into my back fat, which measn I can wear the bra all no day with no regrets. The fastening is actually the only weak part of the bra. The gore tacks eve though it is rather tall and wide. This is the first full cup bra save for Melissa that doesn’t wrinkle anywhere. I am delighted with how my boobs look in it.
The straps are of standard width and adjustable; I was afraid they would boldly go where many other full cup straps went (that is under my pits) but fortunately they sit in their rightful place.
The star of the set is the pair of high waisted, retro briefs – amazing. The back part is a piece of mesh that has been folded in two, thank to which there is no seam on the edge of the legholes and the panties will disappear under the tightest of skinny jeans – no VPL! I have to warn you though that if you have a large (20+ cm) difference between your waist and hips then you might wanna go for regular briefs. I am 89 in waist and 103 in hips and while the latter part of my body is well-hugged by the briefs in size Large, the waist of the panties is big enough for me to fold it over. I am pondering adding a little dart here or there, since size Medium will fit my waist, but cut off blood circulation on my thighs. The panties are super pretty though, the nude lace on metallic dark blue works really well. The stock pictures show school-uniform style navy blue and I am happy with what the colour really is.
I’d say that Clara is (or rather should be) to Panache what Tease / Tease Me was to Curvy Kate – we really need more colour combos (mint / violet, pretty please?) because it is not only beautiful but also very well designed. Please, make a new fashion style every season! And a bridal version maybe? I really wonder what Panache will give in in SS18”, since the AW17’will be a classical mix of cherry red and black.
The price of Clara is around 30 GBP, depending on the shop – it is not very cheap (from Polish point of view) but a reasonable price for such a beauty and I wouldn’t hesitate to pay so much on Brastop for an interesting colour combo in the future. The bra is worth is, both as an aesthetical and comfortable product. It is also a great example how a sexy, boudoir set doesn’t have to bare everything you have to flaunt (‘But it could show some belly button!’- moans my boyfriend) or be horrifyingly uncomfortable.
What is your favorite or dream reincarnation of Clara? 😉