This is mainly a picture review since I don’t have a lot of time right now. The bikini is by Cleo by Panache, based off the popular Cleo Juna. Fell in love with the color and print, had to get it. I have not tested it in a pool yet, but it fits pretty great at least! Size is a 32H.
I ended up taking new pictures, as I couldn’t find the original photos. So this is a mainly photo review since I just did the basics and comparison between two sizes here. The ivory one I’m wearing in the photos is a 32H.
Panache Andorra 32H
The best features of the Andorra are the stretchy lace that accommodates different shapes and the side panel inside the cup that pushes the breast forward.
The center gore lies flat like it should.
I do get slight overspill (quadboob) even though the lace is stretchy. But it’s slight enough that it rarely shows under clothing.
Overspill or “quadboob”
The Andorra often rolls under or out at the underwire, especially if there is fat or flesh below it.
A common Andorra problem
And the back looks good! No riding up, no cutting in… it’s very comfortable!
No riding up!
So I sat down to write a review on the Panache Andorra… and I couldn’t find the pictures that my husband had taken! So I guess that will have to wait. So I’ll just say, so far, the Panache Andorra has been my best-fitting bra. I definitely prefer lined or padded bras, but when it fits, it fits! My first one, a 32HH in Carribean Blue, is worn out now after 8 months of almost constant use. Then I found one in Ivory on eBay for $25! I got a 32H this time, as I have been losing weight. The HH cups are definitely too large for me now, but the H is just a tad small. Thankfully it stretches and the “quadboobing” is hardly noticeable. I’m hoping as I continue to lose weight that I will shrink into it. The positive of going from HH to H cup is that the front of my shoulder/armpit isn’t getting sawed off! It’s the first time since I found my correct size that I can wear a perfectly comfortable bra! However, I did find that the band seems to be looser on the 32H, as I put it on the second hook the second time I wore it. The HH took months before I could do that. To end on a positive note, the wires are narrow enough for me!