21 August 2010 @ 11:43 pm
Breakout Bras grab bag review  
After a bunch of debating with myself over whether or not to do this, my mom finally got sick of it and told me she'd pay for it. Overall, I'm very happy with what I got except for the Panache which just doesn't fit.

Black "Serenity" Full Cup Underwire By Fantasie Of England #6300/6301
This is a whole lot more bra than I'm used to but it fits well and makes my boobs look good. It's more of a rounder shape than I'm used to, but I like it.

Freya "Lydia" Molded Plunge Underwire #4404
I was super excited when I saw I was getting this bra. It's the same as the Deco bra but with a kind of funky pattern and colors. It's a little brighter in person than it is in the picture and I'm not all that fond of the colors, but I love the fit and the shape and the cleavage.

White Freya "Pollyanna" Balcony Underwire #5922 **Cups C -G**
I really like this bra. It pushes my boobs forward like I like. I only wish it weren't white.

IVORY Panache "Confetti" Underwire Balconnet Bra #4071
I hadn't gone bra shopping in awhile and thought that my aversion to Panache had to do with the Inferno (now called the Zara) which was the weirdest fitting bra I'd ever owned. Now I'm realizing that they just don't fit me. I get a little bit of quadboob in this bra and when I put a t-shirt on over this bra, I looked flatter and wider. Also, does anyone else feel like Panache underwires feel really flimsy? Some people seem to really love their bras, so I'm sure they're supportive and the underwires won't just snap in half from the weight of my breasts, but I almost feel that way.

But after saying all that, would anyone like to buy the Panache from me? It's a 30FF and I'd like $12.50 + shipping.
 
 
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a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on August 22nd, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Do you know how Breakout Bras handles returns with the grab bag? I'm assuming they don't, but there was nothing in their (really nice) return policy about grab bags.

I'm bummed because mine includes two Panache bras, which I already suspect won't fit me. It does include two Freyas--including a sports bra--so I'm excited about that.
Shrubberies Cannot Be Trustednarcissus on August 22nd, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
It's in the grab bag information section - "THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY **NO** RETURNS OR EXCHANGES ON ANY OF THE BRAS PURCHASED IN THE GRAB BAGS BUT WE ARE SURE YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU RECEIVE." (Sorry, caps theirs.)
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 22nd, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Panache underwires being flimsy? I don't think so..I have the porcelain and the harmony, (and inferno, yeesh) and I have to say the only thing wrong with their bras for me is the broadness.. like they want my boobs to be flatter, and take up more of my ribcage. That being said despite that the harmony fits almost perfectly on me, (whereas the inferno didn't at all) and the porcelain is passable, most of my issues with the bra I think could be solved with a tighter band.
Zznil on August 23rd, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
Flimsy isn't exactly the right word...they're kind of lighter and bendier. I've never actually tried this (for obvious reasons) but I feel like it would be easier to snap one of their underwires than one of the ones on my Freya bras.

I had an underwire snap on me when I wore cheap, crappy, ill-fitting bras, so now I think about these things.
allysonrigbyallysonrigby on August 23rd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Ah ok,
Well I just compared the bendiness of two of my Freyas (jessica and clarissa) and two of my panaches (porcelain and harmony) and there is a slight difference mostly between the clarissa and harmony. The harmony is obviously slightly bendier, although nothing I had ever thought about.
ma342 on August 24th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
I have *exactly* the same problem with Panache bras (except the Harmony).

This also reminds me why I shouldn't do the grab bag, no matter how good a deal it seems--my size varies too much from brand to brand and style to style. I'm a 30ff in the Panache, a 30F in the Pollyanna and Fantasie, and a 28FF in the Deco (which I don't like anyway).
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