Jasmine Balconette Bra
4-part seamed, unlined balcony underwire bra
U.K. cup sizes. See size chart for U.S. conversion.
Fit Note: Same frame as Envy bra style 7285
Back adjustable stretch straps with leotard back
3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure
Finally a bra that shapes my breast in a youthful natural way...
I just got this bra in the mail a few days ago and it is the best fitting bra I have ever owned. With that being said, it is far from perfect but that is mainly because I have been wearing the wrong size bras most of my adult life and now have ginormous omega breasts. On top of that, my left boob is almost 2 whole cups bigger than the right.
This bra gave me a rounded natural lift that I never thought was possible for my extremely heavy breasts. The wires creaked under the weight for the first hour or so but now have quieted down. The wires are much narrower than my Elomi Caitlyn Underwire Side Support and Goddess Keira Banded Underwire bras and they actually sit on the outer edge of my rib cage instead of my back. My bra has a manufacturing defect, the wire under my left arm is encased in padded pocket, while the right pocket is sewn closed and the wire cant get inside, thus poking me painfully there. Too bad I didnt notice the discomfort until I have been wearing the bra for awhile and cannot return for an exchange.
Before trying this bra, I stayed away from anything that was not full cup because I thought being a bigger size meant that I needed fuller coverage to avoid spillage which occurred anyway. Even tho I am jiggling and wiggling more in this cup style, my girls stay put even when I bend over. I actually feel more secure in the Jasmine than I ever did in my Elomi or Goddess.
The cup separation is the best I have ever had in a bra but the gore is a wee bit too wide, giving my close set boobs that east/west look. The cups are very deep, deeper than I thought was possible (thanks in part to the stretch lace). Instead of smashing my boobs into my chest, underarm and chin, my breast are projected forward in a natural rounded shape. After doing my measurements properly with the help of bratabase, I found out that I have full on top boobs but didn't realize how full until I got this bra, I have 2 inches of empty fabric at the bottom of the cups! O.O
Jasmine's gore has gotten the closest to my sternum than any other bra I have ever owned, but it is still about an inch and a half from tacking. My other bras, the gore would float on TOP of my breasts, not even close to getting in between them.
The band sits flat and stays put on my 33.5 inch ribcage at the loosest hook and is comfortably snug. I feel extremely supported from down there, which is a wonderful change from bras that use to float and shift around on the bottom of my boobs.
The straps are perfect, they are padded and very comfortable. They are wider set than I am use to but feel great! And for the first time in my life, I didn't need to over tighten the straps to feel secure or get the lift I wanted, in fact, I am wearing the straps at the loosest setting!
As I said in the beginning, the Panache Jasmine is the best fitting bra I have ever owned, and has really helped me narrow down what I need to look for in a bra to get closer to the perfect fit!