Lissome Lingerie & Panache Bra Review
I’m always super interested to hear from new brands and lingerie retailers, especially those who pay particular attention to the needs of larger boobs. I first came across Lissome Lingerie on Twitter during a networking hour some time ago and at the beginning of February Lissome got in touch with me. As the online boutique only opened earlier this year I was keen to learn more about them.
When I first visit a lingerie website I head straight to the bra size page to check if my often ignored size is offered, so it was especially interesting to see Lissome being so inclusive and readily available for most women, both small and large busted. With sizes from an A cup to a K and 28 backs starting from a D, you’ll be pushed to find a size they can’t offer or find for you.
As I follow Lissome’s social accounts, what became clear to me is their enthusiasm, not just to stock plenty fantastic brands and sell to women of all shapes and sizes but the aim to please and satisfy their customers. There’s a real sense of being well looked after which is a personal attribute a lot of online retailers forget about.
I was offered the chance to sample a piece from their range so I was delighted to receive a beautiful package in the post from business owner, Sarah Stephens. Within the box en-robed with a chiffon ribbon bow I found the classical Panache Tango bra and brief set, carefully wrapped up in tissue paper. The bra is the balcony style which I previously struggled to fit properly with so I was keen to try it on for size.
The black Tango set is in a 28H and the briefs, size 12.
Anyone who is not familiar with the Tango collection will be surprised by how well supporting it is. The unpadded cups are a sheer mesh embroidered with a leaf detail but don’t be deceived by it’s delicate and feminine appearance. The deep band that runs beneath the three section cups offer some seriously substantial support.
What I personally like about the Tango balcony is the depth of the central gore which is high enough to properly envelope my close set boobs. The deep band with it’s three hook wide fastener adds to the reliability and sturdy nature of the band.
The briefs are fashioned in the same embroidered mesh to the front with a stretchy fabric for optimal comfort to the reverse. There’s also a little cut out detail at the back to add interest. I personally prefer cotton or full stretch knickers to taut fabric, but they do have good bum coverage!
I’ll be honest, the Tango collection isn’t exactly as attractive as other styles, but it is a wearable basic. In my opinion the Panache Tango is a classic lingerie drawer essential for a reason; it works!
What other bras would you say are your essentials?