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 molded 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

I'm in love

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I'm in love with this bra! As a HHish cup, I have a tough time finding smooth, moulded bras but this one fits perfectly (well, as close as I can get, anyway) and lifts nicely! I highly recommend it and will definitely be getting more! I usually wear a 34HH (depending on brand and style) and the 36H fit great. A HH would be better as there is the slightest bit of fullness at the top but as the bra stretches, it won't be a problem.
Style purchased: Wine36H

Great service, great bra!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I popped into the Brighton store to find a simple smooth bra that could also be worn with a racer back style...and this was the beauty the very helpful assistant found for me. I'm glad I asked as it was out the back. At first glance, it's not much to look at but it felt soft. Once on, I was thrilled with the natural shape and lift it gave me. The straps are fine, I haven't had any issues with them. I also love the equally soft shorts-style knickers. I am now buying it in another colour. Thanks Bravissimo!
Style purchased: Slate Blue32FF

Really disappointed that Bravissimo changed the shoulder straps

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Customer rating:3 out of 5 stars

I used to love the Panache bra. It was my favourite... but not anymore. Bravissimo changed the shoulder straps from padded straps to a simple elastic ones. The straps now sink into your shoulder and leave marks (and hurt) like any other bra. Why??? Really disappointing.
Style purchased: Wine34DD

Very Happy!

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

Was a bit iffy when I purchased this bra online but boy was I wrong! Really comfy and reliable! Pretty much wear it all the time since I bought it! Gives good support and is a great everyday, all hours option! Really convenient as it is seam free so you can wear it without a second thought under more delicate clothes. Very happy with my purchase! Will buy other colors too!
Style purchased: Nude34G

Don't understand

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

I love this bra, have worn them as my every day bra for the past 7 years. Little disappointed with the latest remake of the bra, I don't understand why Panache have made it with straps that unhook at the back. The bra is not designed to be a multiway cross back etc so why have it unhook, just makes it uncomfortable. Other than that I still am very happy with the bra, it fits well and is very supportive.
Style purchased: Nude36H


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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

I have worn this bra for years and years as it’s the most flattering and comfortable t-shirt bra on the market in my size. I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without it. It had a change of fabric a few years back and the straps became clipped to allow for cross back wear. Personally I think the older version was better all round. It held its shape more and didn’t show up sweat marks etc. I have a small back so love the small straps but don’t like the fact they can be changed as they occasionally now pop out of the clips. Don’t reinvent the wheel would be my message to the manufacturer!!
Style purchased: Black28G

Why removable straps!

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Customer rating:2 out of 5 stars

This used to be my absolute favourite bra - the only one that really fit and that I feel comfortable in. But after the new adjustments with the removable straps in the back I cannot wear them anymore. Both straps in all my bras pop off all the time (and I don't even wear the straps very tight). It is very inconvenient when it happens on the job, and I have to go to the restroom and take off my shirt to take off the bra to put the straps back in place. Or just in general it is uncomfortable to not know when I can expect my boobs to fall out of place. If you need to do removable back straps then do it better! I now have to see if I can find another bra with a perfect fit.
Style purchased: Slate Blue32G

Perfect and yet not so perfect

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

This bra has a lot going for it: The style, the colours and the smoothness but most of all it gives the perfect support for front rooted boobs (push ups only gives me the 4 boobs-look) and it makes me feel confident in my everyday life, not having to check where my bra and boobs are at all the time. What I would wish for, however, are wider straps - especially in the bigger cups! And also, as so many others have mentioned, the outer layer fabric is very sensitive to the touch and shows marks as soon as you've put it on. That being said, it is the only semi-comfortable bra I've found with padded cups in my size, so I will keep buying this bra. Also it gives me an amazing silhouette!
Style purchased: Wine28GG