I have previously purchased this bra is 3 different sizes. Initially I had the taupe in 32GG but the gore gave me rub marks as I was in the wrong size. Rebought in Heather 30H. Then when I changed size I bought the light blue 30G. Only issue is I'm making do when I need a 28, especially with the Clara's stretchy back (particularly with the drop to 2 hook below a GG). Again, gore too wide. Only to discover, my god, Bravissimo is carrying the Clara in a 28 back. They're the only ones offering it and they seem to have done so just to part me from my money. 28GG is rounding out my Clara collection now. May need to size up to a 28H, we'll see. This pink will serve as a nude for now. I'm wary of the jiggle.
Best fit of all bras since my boobs have changed shape as I reach 50. My bra fitter (in John Lewis) said that in menopause (and after weight loss) the breast tends to lose tissue from the inside top quarter, and so this bra, which has an elastic lace fabric exactly there, accommodates the changing size. Other bras can get gappy if they don't have this stretch lace fabric. I now have several! It can feel a bit "upholstered" as there is just such a lot to this bra - including a good internal sling - and though the new Bravissimo version is lighter, nothing matches the Panache Clara for me.
This is the first bra I’ve ever bought from Bravissimo. I always tried finding cheaper options elsewhere but as my boobs only seem to get bigger as I get older, I thought I may as well treat myself. I’ve found bras from other places in my size still tend to give me a quad boob effect so I was reluctant to buy a more expensive bra worried it would do the same... and I was so wrong! This bra is amazing quality, so comfortable, fits perfectly and makes me feel like I look amazing. It’s incredible what a good bra can do for your confidence, I actually feel sexy again when I wear this bra and the fact that I have massive boobs doesn’t even bother me as much! So worth the money spent and I have since bought two more in different colours.
I usually buy padded bras as I feel it gives me a more rounded shape and evens out my uneven boobs. I tried this one on today at a fitting and instantly fell in love with it. It's so flattering, supportive and comfortable, and doesn't make the uneven boobs noticeable. Never thought I'd love a non padded bra so much. The colour is something I'd never chose but when it's on, its stunning. Will be buying more in the future.
Perfect as ever and love the colours. The bra fits perfectly and the panties are brilliant.
I called in to the Newcastle store today. Claire, my fitter, was so warm and friendly, she made me feel very comfortable and she certainly knew her stuff. She brought quite a selection of bras and suggested that I go up a cup size. I loved the Clara bra straight away, Claire also said it was her favourite. I’ve worn it all day, it’s very soft and comfortable while being very supportive and giving me a good shape. It’s also pretty and comes in a good range of colours. I bought 3.
This bra looks expensive and glam, and it feels great. I bought the olive-and-black and the black (which is actually dark purple and black). I have quite sensitive skin but so far haven't experience the itch that some other reviewers mention. But, one thing I did notice is that the briefs in the olive-and-black come up big - I'm an 18 but ended up buying a 16 in the olive colour only. So, beware the sizing of "seasonal" colour briefs! Bras seem identical though.
This bra gives a really fantastic shape and is a wonderful fit. The detail is extremely pretty, and the matching thong is also really flattering and comfortable! Would definitely recommend. Will be looking out for more colours in my size.