PanachePorcelain Elan Balconette Bra


3.6 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 98 reviewsRead all reviews


Lots of you tell us that this is the best T-shirt bra you've ever worn. It’s moulded and lightly padded so it gives a really smooth, rounded shape (as well as the extra job of covering your nipples!). The microfibre fabric makes it feel soft and silky and the seam-free wings and padded hook and eye make it super-comfortable to wear. You can even change the straps to wear it as a crossover back if you prefer a racerback look or find your straps sometimes slip off your shoulders - bonus!

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3.6 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 98 reviews

Fit & supportAverage rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

StyleAverage rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars

True to sizeAverage rating: 3.3 out of 5 stars


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Customer rating:2 out of 5 stars

I have worn this bra for years and can’t tell you how disappointed I am in the new style, as it is awful. It doesn’t sit on my breast bone anymore it digs into the flesh under my arms and the shoulder straps are so uncomfortable. I can’t wait to get home and get it off after a day at work. Why did they change this bra just so it looked better on a hanger! Surely the comfort of its wearer is more important! Please bring back the old style.
Style purchased: Nude34F

Porcelain Elan bra

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Customer rating:1 out of 5 stars

Very disappointed. Replaced all my old Porcelain Elan bras with new elan bras and every one has lost its shape and the tops of the cups have rolled over. Hang onto your old bras until a new design is brought out!
Style purchased: Nude32FF

Bring back the old style!!

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Customer rating:1 out of 5 stars

Panache have changed this bra and it’s SUCH A SHAME. The tops of the cups now curl outward, leaving a horrible silhouette under clothing. General shape just isn’t as comfortable on the skin.
Style purchased: Nude38F

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Customer rating:2 out of 5 stars

So I bought a boat load of these bras a year ago because it was the only bra to fit me properly (small around the back, front rooted boobs and nipples in need of padding to not be too showy). One year in I have to say that I'm severely disappointed in the overall quality! Just a few weeks after having bought my new bras I contacted customer service regarding the issue that all of them lost their shape on the top part of the right cup. I was told that it was because of washing them in the machine but that I could still return them and have someone look at the problem if I wanted to? Seeing as it is so ridiculously expensive to send parcels from where I live and that the person in customer service practically told me it would be for nothing I decided against it. But I can't help but keep wondering how it can be that only the right cup has this problem, on all 6 bras? And how is it that a company like Panache are unable to make bras that can endure machine washing when brands like Freya has it figured out? (had bra's from their Deco line, had them for years and washed them frequently in the machine, only problem is they are probably better suited to side rooted boobs and when the time came to change I wanted a model where I didn't need to fix my boobs with fashion tape to keep them in place). And another thing: not only do they get out of shape in the washing but as soon as you touch the bra, even just to put it on, the fabric looks dirty right away even with newly washed hands. I am so disappointed in the overall product! And while I'm at it they could do with a couple of millimeters more width in the shoulder straps. But seriously: shame on Panache for such a lacking product! Good shape and great support but the material leaves a lot to be desired.
Style purchased: Black30G

Please Bring Back The Old Style

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Customer rating:1 out of 5 stars

After bra hunting for years, I was ecstatic when I discovered Panache Elan and have worn this almost daily for years. I have a small back and this was the only bra that fit me so well. I used to restock my supply every few months. Please, please bring back the old style. The new style just doesn't cut it. The top part of the cup did not keep it's shape after a few washes and the overall fit is just such a disappointment. It also doesn't sit as well and is a lot bulkier. Please, please Panache, bring the old style back! Please!
Style purchased: Nude30F

So Disappointed with New Style

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Customer rating:1 out of 5 stars

I read some reviews recently on the Porcelain Elan moulded bra and despite warnings of a change for the worse, I ordered a couple online after not buying it when fitted in the store. I am really surprised to find I agree with the negative reviews on the newly updated fit. This used to be my wardrobe staple bra! So sorry I will be returning my recent order, the new style is dreadful! The fit is not rounded like it used to be, the quality of the fabric is not excellent like it used to be, what a disappointment! I hope Panache will take on board all of the feedback on this bra, and that the old style and fit will be brought back.
Style purchased: Black34GG

So soft

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

Such a smooth soft material. Nice sleek shape and good support. I would absolutely love this bra if it weren't for not being able to get the wire to sit right against my rids... Can not seem to get comfortable in it because of that... Very sad.
Style purchased: Black30GG

Just what I wanted!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I have been looking for a bra for months that is simple and gives me a nice shape. This is it! It’s lovely and smooth, giving you a nice rounded shape rather than being pointy! Also doesn’t make me look huge which many bras do.
Style purchased: White34H