Panache Dahlia review

Local Bellefleur Lingerie carried this set which I’d been so curious about. I tried it on in the store and cackled bringing it home. I’ve enjoyed wearing it  for two months and am happy to report that it works for me, but it’s not for everyone.

Dahlia

Construction

Four-section mesh underwire bra with side support. All of the mesh is non-stretch. Straps are fully adjustable. Two hooks in 32G.

Fit

A 32G does fit me tightly, but a 34FF would better (my rib cage is 33.4″ and not very fluffy), so the bra seems reasonably true to size. The bra’s a bit tight when I first put it on and stretches during the day: if you like your bands snug *and* are between band sizes get the smaller. The cups are wide and the wires come up decently high. The top of the cup is not stretchy at all and fits my shallow profile with a little extra room. I would not recommend this bra for those who are full on top, and even fullness people may want to size up in the cup.

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Looks

I am really excited about this bra because it’s mesh without being lacy. The embroidery is a kind of Swiss art deco leaf pattern that feels sophisticated and sleek, not overdone. It’s an instant classic in black and a beige they unfortunately label ‘nude’. It’s a great non-drab staple to have, and the briefs (which ran on the smaller end) are lovely too.

Last Thoughts For Now

Like Panache’s Jasmine? This has a similar construction but fits differently: the Jasmine is deeper and narrower in the cups, and the Dahlia has wires a smidge longer. I did bend the wires a bit for comfort. I think this is more of Panache’s stereotypical fit.

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