Panache 4801 Tango Classic Balconnet Bra Reviews
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Panache Tango Classic Balconnet Bra 4801 Reviews

Tango Classic Balconnet Bra
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rating Size: 32DDD

Because it gives such great lift with a natural look and comes in a 32DDD! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 40H

Lots of support! Comfy and pretty! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34F

Great fit for a larger bust, but the bra is still pretty! Also fits well under low cut tops. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 40H

It's the most comfortable and sexist bra I've ever worn being a very full figured woman. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Comfortable and supportive, it gives a natural yet perky shape to large breasts. I can wear these bras all day at work, and still feel a little sexy in them in the evening. The straps are not super thick, but still don't cut into your shoulders, and back has only two clasps, so you don't feel like you're wearing armor under a blouse. Great bra! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2011
Size: 32GG

I'm looking for a bra with smoother fabric to wear under knits & sent for the Tango Classic, hoping to find the same excellent fit as the Tango II. Alas, the sizing of these two bras is very different, the Tango Classic cups appear to run at least a couple sizes smaller & the support just wasn't there. I'm exchanging for another Tango II. KC from Oregon
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 40JJ

It is incredibly difficult to find decent bras in this size, particularly smooth cup bras. I previously purchased this bra in a 38K, which is my measured size. I found the band particularly tight, so I returned it for this. I went up a band size and down half a cup size, and the fit is much better. The bra is very sturdy, and comfortable once you get used to the under wire, which is quite thick and firm. Jojo from Fairfax, VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 36HH

I love the Panache Brand its the only brand of bra that I wear. It's a really good brand and size for people with small band size but a large cup size. I was originally measured as a 38DDD but i still got a lot of slippage from the top and sides. When I was introduced to the brand... I went down and band size and increase cup size and that has been the best fit ever...everything is all in there! I just love Panache. Johnneice from Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 38K

At my bra size it is nearly impossible to find a smooth cup bra. This bra provides great support and looks good under a t-shirt. I'm inclined to think the band is a little small and the cup size is a little large, maybe half a size each. The only issue is the fact that the underwire sits flat, rather than around the torso, so at the end of the day it's rubs pretty raw directly under the breast. JoJo from VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 40G

Love this bra. This is the first bra I have worn that actually fits for a very long time. Chris from New Hampshire
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 38E

This is my first non-US bra and first in years to come close to fitting properly. Cons are: cups are a bit thin, I don't like the seams, the wires could be a bit more padded. Pros: it encases all my breast tissue, lays flat on my chest bone. I measure 38E/ F in Panache sizing, but since I was a confused I first tried an FF and F (both too big). The E is better, except for still having a little extra fabric on top. Also, like some other reviewers said, the wires are a bit long - but maybe that's because I'm only 5'4" or just used to other bras digging in under my arms. Andrea from St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 40K

Very plain looking bra, not nearly as pretty as the Tango II or any of the other Panache bras I've ever purchased. Like Panache's Harmony line it gets uncomfortable after hours of wear. I won't be ordering this bra again. Sarah from Atlanta
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 40J

Extremely uncomfortable. Couldn't put my arms down without having the underwire dig in, sitting down just makes it worse. I've tried several Panache styles and had the same problem and have come to the conclusion that these are simply not the bras for me.

HerRoom Response: You state that you are tall. It sounds like the width of the cups is not wide enough for your breasts so poking you. I think you would benefit from a larger cup size. Candice from Los Angeles, CA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2010
Size: 40J

This is the 2nd time I have to send this bra back for a smaller cup size. The problem with ordering online is that you can't try on more than one size to find the correct size. The only bra I have for comparison is a 40H Goddess bra that fits ok, but the center is about an inch out from the breastbone so I started with a bigger cup size. Goddess and Panache do not use the same sizing, so it was a guess at best, and hasn't worked out very well. I also prefer cups with no seams, so I'm not sure about all the seams in this one. tdy from Leetonia, OH, United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 36K

I really like this bra the way it holds and feels. It give a full Coverage, support I'm really enjoying this bra. jen from brooklyn / ny
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2010
Size: 34G

The problem with ordering online is that you can't try on more than one size to find the correct size. But since there are no stores in my area that carry anything close to the size I need, this is my only option. This bra may be all right, but this was not the correct size. I sent it back for a smaller cup. I also prefer cups with no seams, so I'm not sure about all the seams in this one. tdy from Canton, OH, United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 36J

Easy to wear under t shirts. Supportive and FINALLY found a bra that fits correctly. Tracy from Liverpool/New York/United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 38J

Only 1 that fits perfect! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 40J

Great fit! It's so nice to have a bra that doesn't give me missiles for breasts. The wire can be a little difficult to get used to, but if you're already accustomed to it, it's no problem. Tasaundra from Ridgeland, MS US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 40JJ

I should have listened to the reviews about the weird shape. I agree that it shapes your breasts down and away from the center of your body - I've found this true for most panache bras, but this one in particular is egregious. Looks like I'm in a wind tunnel, almost.

Center underwires hit SUPER high for a balconnet, and the band is somewhat tightly sized compared to Panache Harmony (3251). Fabric is soft, but I'd recommend the Panache 3251 and 4031 over this in a heartbeat. Alice from Sarasota FL

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 34HH

This is the first and only bra I have owned that is actually the right size, which automatically wins it a million points. The only issues I have with this are that the underwire comes up really high underneath the arms and digs into my armpits, and that the pieced cups give my boobs a slightly weirder shape than I'm used to. Other than that, the center sits right against my bone, my boobs don't spill out, the band is in the right place on my back, the bra is comfortable and mostly fabulous. April from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 38J

This item's straps were too wideset to be comfortable for me. They cut into the front of my chest at the sides. Angie from Kansas City
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 38H

I love this style! Marni from Texas, United States
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 40FF

Have only worn once but...Straps don't go short enough to hike the bubbys up where they belong even though cup and band size feel right. Horrible pokey pain under armpits from wire, spot was so tender the next day. Maybe just need to wear it some more to break it in.

HerRoom Response: Usually a poking under your arms means the cup size needs to go up so that the wire is back farther under your arm and grabbing all your breast tissue.

Panache Response: It sounds like the customer needs to try a different size in this style Margie from Orange County, CA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 32GG

I was so excited to find a bra in my size, I didn't think I'd have the ability to be picky, but I don't have to! This is easily my most comfortable bra. Kate from Rochester, NY 14620
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 32DD

I have balconnette bras from Chantelle and Lejaby by Elixir in size 32DD (fr 85E), so I ordered that size for my first Panache bra (the 4801). On the plus side, the bra is durable and well constructed with nicely flat-felled seams. The band fit seemed consistent with a 32. However, the cup shape is just plain weird for a supposed large-cup style. It's like my breasts are pushed downward and then out, giving me a kind of 1920s flat look on top. The UW hit my sternum at the base of the bra, but the center front was pushed out. I think the downward-pushing shape occurred because the vertical seam running from the under-curve of the breast straight up to the nipple was much too short. My nipple was hitting about an inch above where this seam ended. Thus, the cup was too narrow left-to-right and too shallow top-to-bottom. I might try going up a cup size, or I might just try another brand. This brand might only work for taller or longer-torso'd women.

HerRoom Response: Your description sounds like the cup size is too small. You may want to go up a size. Also, Chantelle names their cup sizes differently. You might not have converted the cup size between brands correctly. Please refer to our brand cup size comparison chart.

Panache Response: "We highly suggest going up a cup to an E or F. Chantelle and Lejaby tend to run differently from Panache, so the best bet here is to just go up a cup and most of the issues you describe should work themselves out." Ayan from Atlanta, GA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2009
rating Size: 34DD

Can't quite figure this one out. It offers support well enough but the cups themselves seem to point downward! I liked the look in the photo of the rounded shape and uplift of the balconet, but in actuality, this was one of the most unbecoming silhouettes I've gotten from any bra. The fabric was comfy, the straps fine, but there was no way to get the rounded look as on the model. I was very disappointed since I'd waited on backorder for quite a while. Tried it on several different times with several different tops and nothing improved from my first impression of the shape and silhouette so had to send it back.

Panache Response:Thanks! The rounded look isnt always guaranteed since its not a moulded bra and a lot of it depends on the shape of the customer's bust. Lee from Irwinton, GA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2009
rating Size: 36J

I like this bra. I have been wear Panache for a few years and wanted to try a new style- the smooth cup doesn't show through blouses. The only thing that bothers me is the side wire. I may just not be used to the cut or it could be the fact that this is just a knew bra. Not sure. I would recommend it though. Mary from Austin, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 38H

I ordered this after getting the black in the same model and having great luck with other Panache bras. I like that this bra gives good support without being a super "high-coverage" bra; its great for lower cut warmer weather clothes. I find that the band on this bra can rub a bit when it is new, but its nothing unbearable. I find it runs true to size and washes well. Nicole from Washington, DC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 34G

I ordered two other bras in a 34G and they fit perfectly so I thought it would be the same with this bra but unfortunately it makes my boob weird shaped- I think it would fit and look better in a size larger. Also, I think it said its seems are inverted so you cant see them through your clothes but I could see it through mine...

HerRoom Response: A larger cup size would probably solve the shape and seam issue.

Panache Response: Please note that sometimes you might need a different size in different styles even though the manufacturer is the same. Different fabrications or finishes may affect each style and its fit. I would recommend going up a cup just like the customer deducted herself and once she gets that perfect fit, she would see that seams become practically invisible. They are still seams however and there is a possibility that you might see a slight outline when wearing a really tight top. Michelle from USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: September, 2009
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