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
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")