Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Review: Cleo by Panache

Hello all! I'm entering unchartered territory for this post. The lovely guys at Best British Bloggers contacted me a while back to see if I'd like to review a bra from Panache. I jumped at the chance because I've never "done" lingerie on the blog and I'm always looking for a new challenge. I was especially excited because I'm currently in the middle of a bit of a bra journey. 

Let me briefly explain... I'd never really paid much attention to my boobs, in fact, I disliked them a great deal and as long as they were tucked away and looked OK with clothes on, I couldn't care less. That was until I got in to blogging and met lots of wonderful women who paid a lot of regard to their boobs, and I guess one woman in particular, the gorgeous Caroline from Curvy Wordy. Caroline has helped me... the best she can over email and text... to understand sizing, think about styles and start to look after my boobs! So thank you my darling!

I'm still trying to pin point my perfect size and style but I think I am MUCH closer to it than I ever have been and this Cleo Darcy bra from Panache is pretty gorgeous, so its a very good starting place..

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BOOBS

I love the look of this bra, the print is so cute and the bra itself is very soft too touch. I'm wearing the 38G. I found the fit really good and felt very supported.

You can get a better look of the print on the pic below....


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The central wires sat flush on my chest and there was none of the dreaded quadra boob...


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Boobs, belly, stretch marks and scars to boot!


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Excuse the burry pic, think the husband got a bit excited....

As part of the review I was asked to answer a few questions which I thought would be fun... so here goes....

  • Be honest… how old is your oldest bra? - Well up until about a month ago it would have been about... oh 4 years old (EEEK!) but since starting my bra journey I have given all my old, ill fitting bras to charity now.

  • What is your favourite colour underwear, and why? - I normally stick to black so it looks good under outfits, but I'm really starting embrace colour of late!
  • What is a good fitting bra to you? What do you look at to see it’s a good fit? - I think for most people its when you can see that visible 4 boob thing going on, that's always the biggest tell tale sign of an ill fitting bra, so if that's not present and the boobs look uplifted I think that's how I see. 
  • How often, or at what sort of occasions, do you wear matching underwear? - I try and wear "matching" underwear every day and by that I dont mean its necessarily part of a set, but if I've got a black bra on I always make sure I've got black knickers on.
  • What is your favourite type of bra, and why? - I don't really have one yet, I'm hoping to discover my favourite type of bra soon!
  • So… naughty or nice? With the washing that is! Do you treat your bra to a gentle handwash, or do you let it suffer in a machine wash? - I always used to bung all my undies in the washing machine, but now I actually have nice bras worthy of being looked after I will make the effort to handwash!

Have you had a bra epiphany? Do you give your boobs the respect they deserve? or are you still wearing that bra from 2 years ago that's really comfy but truth be told looks a bit crappy!!? (Come on be truthful now!!!)

23 comments:

  1. I love this bra and your boobs look pretty darn fabulous in it!!!

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  2. Looking absolutely INCREDIBLE!! I have serious boob envy!! Mwah xx

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  3. Love it, you sexy thing! (Also, husband saw the last photo from the kitchen and went 'BOOOOOBS! Whose are those?' and got all excited haha.)
    I haven't received my bra yet but was already starting to flap about whether or not I wanted to put a photo up. You've inspired me to give it a go though :) xxx

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    1. Well, firstly, Hello Mr D! Lol! And Yey, just go for it, it is a bit scary, cos you know, it's like your naps, on the Internet, but just do it for the greater good!! Lol x x

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  4. Lovely bra! The boobs look marvelous mrs! Can i squeeeze em? ;)

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  5. Looks amazing dear! I can see why Mr Bebe got a bit excited there!!

    Good going lady!!

    Don't worry about hand washing your bras - try showering with the bra on, and get it clean that way!! haha

    Kx

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    1. I feel compelled to clarify to your readers here that wearing a bra in the shower is not an effective way of washing it. Gently handwashing with something like Woolite or baby shampoo is the best way. Love your bras...and they will love you in return for a very long time :-)

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  6. Your boobs look great as does the bra :)
    x

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  7. I love how everyone just goes 'BOOBS!!'. Bra? What bra? :-)

    Hot stuff #GlitterTits :-) xx

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  8. You look amazing in this! I love Cleo bras - they give great shape and uplift but I am sad they don't quite go large enough in the cups for me. Maybe one day *crosses fingers* And thank you so much for the mention xxx

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  9. Love it! I have finally settled on a "size" (which changes with every brand & line withing each brand ... But ...) And I must say (!!!) This line is my very favourite! I now have Juna, Ellie, Rihanna ... Very nice! I would dare you to try a Deco - Freya Ashlee .... Ohhhh it is gorgeous,(and doesn't come in my size).
    Thx for sharing!!!

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  10. eeeekkk Becky you total babe!!! I am so proud of you!!! And you look AMAZING!!!!!!!! xxxx

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  11. Wow that absolutely fantastic!! Now I feel all jealous :S

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  12. This looks really great on you, and looks like a perfect fit and size x

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  13. I'm not a fan of my puppies so I am a bit of a wuss with fancy bras. I have them but tend to stick to trusty old black t-shirt bras all the time. Oh, the shame...

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  14. This bra fits very well sometimes i forget I'm even wearing it and that has never happened. i love wonderbra bras

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x