Panache Cami mini-review

Panache camis were on closeout in a khaki color. I was curious to have a cami with support for even more layering options, or to lounge around the house in.

Construction:

Cotton fabric over a bra section. The bra is made of heavy shaped foam ‘cups’ with underwires and two part seams at six o’clock and eight o’clock. By part seams, I mean they go part of the way to the center of the cup. Haven’t seen anything like that before. The back is a two hook and eye band closure under the cami.

Fit:

Wow, this cami is short. I am five foot eight (173CM) and it doesn’t hit most of my pants. As for the bra part, I felt like the band ran a tad loose, but a 34FF fit in the cup, a bit generously. If you’re between cup sizes I’d take the lower. It’s not as supportive as most of my bras, but it’s fine for walking and biking.

Looks:

Simple color with a rounded but not very lifted shape.

Overall, it’s a nice option to have in my drawer. If you have a long torso it’ll show some skin at the waist. It’s also not the most supportive out there, but works for most days.

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Quick notes on Panache Clara

I tried Panache Clara on and found the following:

The cups are pretty wide. It’s a full cup bra so I felt quite scaffolded. The very bottom of the cup is super shallow. I have some wrinkling at the bottom, and I’m told this is common (you can even see it a bit in the model photo). I also had to go up a cup size. It did fit, and gave me a shape similar to Andorra. The bra felt more supportive than Jasmine, as the stretch lace section is smaller.

Ultimately I’m returning it because I felt it wasn’t very me- the extra scalloping on the bottom of the band was not my bag and all the lace was far more Old Europe than I’d thought. The color was a bit more pinkish than I’d anticipated for Turkish Delight. It did fit well, though!