Summer = Bikini Season!

I thought I would let you all see my choice for a bikini this year (and since I’m not swimming in dollars, the next 5 years too!) I was hoping for a bandeau style, and while I really, really wanted the Panache Stella bandeau, I finally settled on the Panache Marisa in 32G, with size XL (US) bottoms. They finally arrived, and I immediately tried them on. I found the bottoms to be just slightly large on my ~40″ hips, but not so much that I can’t wear them. The top… Well, I haven’t tried on too many bras recently that were THAT much too small, but wow. Currently I measure 31″ underbust and ~40″ bust. This bra measured 32″ band (stretched) and a precisely 9″ depth. I require at least a 10″ cup depth. I didn’t even take a picture, the quadboob was so bad. So it was back to looking for a hard to find 32GG. The Marisa was released Spring 2014, so there’s not too many left! Finally tracked one down from Figleaves. The result was so much better!

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32G

I do have to note that there is a couple differences between the 32G and the 32GG. The G had 3 “panels” making up the front of the bra, while it clipped with a simple but tough plastic clip in the center. The GG has 4 “panels” on the front. The back closure was one I’ve never seen before; two small wings crossed in the back, hooking with small metal hooks almost on the side of the bra under the arm.

So what did you pick this season? I had such a hard time deciding! My top contenders, besides the Stella, were the Panache Eadie, the Cleo by Panache Lucille, and the Panache Britt.

Been a while…

So it’s been a while since I posted last. Life’s been crazy! I hope to get one bra review done before next Monday, but I’m not sure which one I should review! I have four that I wear regularly: Panache Andorra in 32HH, Freya Arabella in 30J, Curvy Kate Thrill Me in 30J, and Cleo (by Panache) Lizzie in 30HH. Then I have some that don’t fit me and I’m trying to sell them: Bravissimo Sweet Bon Bon in 30J and Freya Lucy in 30J.

So if someone comments on one they want to hear about, I will do that one. If not, I’ll just pick one and the next post will be a regular review again!