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Here are some of my favourite bras long gown dress from the Cleo at Panache Autumn/Winter collection. The Panache collection was definately one of my favourites of the whole show, with beautiful colour schemes and a decent array of sizes. Their press release said:

Cleo swimwear manufacturer Autumn Winter 2011 offers a collection of fun, fashionable lingerie that has as much bursting personality as you do! Available from a D- H cup with some styles all the way up to a J cup and from 28" backs, this collection is perfect for every bigger busted fashionista. Heavily based on the theme of diffusion, bold colours mixed with blurred animal prints with the trend of bloom adding watercolour florals, muted colours mixed with acidic tones, a collective of interest and versatility.

Below on the left is the Sadie bra costume manufacturer in the long-line style. It comes in a regular style bra too, but I think the long-line is really different and cute. On the right is the Poppy bra, which is probably one of my favourites from the collection, if not the entire show. I think it is so cute and the colour scheme is beautiful and eye-catching.

The Panache press release said:

Taking on the theme of bloom is all-new style Poppy with its watercolour floral print in orange, soft green and purple on an ivory balconnet shape. The muted colours mixed with acidic tones give a naïve, retro feel to the style. A sweet olive satin bow detail and bright orange top cup mesh add the finishing touches.

Sadie, an admired style in AW10 returns to the AW11 collection in a strong tartan print in complimentary colours of orange and pink check. The range introduces a first for Cleo, a long-lined bra, in keeping with the fifties feel of the range and is a great piece that can be worn as outerwear. The balconnet shape gives a great lift to the bust in both bras all the way up to a H cup.

The next two were part of the displays. The purple one, the Sasha has a really pretty feather-look print with sheer cups and looked fantastic on the models and on the huge posters. My friend who I was with loved this one in particular.

Panache claim:

Brand new style Sasha is the epitome of diffusion taking on the inspiration of the blurred animal print with perfect purples and slate greys, top cup deep purple trim and a pale purple bow centre front detail. Matching co-ordinates include a short and thong, with the non-padded balconnet shape going all the way up to a J cup.

The rose print bra with the black piping really appealed to me, I loved the vintage graphic detailing of the black against the soft, pretty pattern. Definitely one I might have to have. I like that there are soft florals as part of the A/W collection as it is keeping a little bit of the summery feel into the colder months, which would cheer me up as I am a winter-hater! Both are available in D-H cup and 28-38 back sizes so really chuffed with this collection! Well done Panache!

After meeting some friends halloween costumes outlet last night and the topic of my blog came up for discussion, i was made aware of the fact that I havent even done a review of what is (probably) the most loved Freya bras of all time: the Freya Deco!

It may come as a surprise lingerie manufacturer china to many that despite this bra being one of Evedens best-sellers and a favourite with many full-busted bloggers and girls on forums internet-wide, for me its not a good bra.

Thats not to say its not a potentially underwear manufacturer china great choice for you, but as a girl with wide set and with breast that have a lower fullness, I dont get on with this bra at all. It seems to be more suited to girls who have naturally more top heavy boobs or rounded shape.

One of the biggest struggles for me with the Deco is that its quite tricky to find a size that fits. I find the band to be rather more generous than many of Freyas styles, and the cup size feels like a cup size too big. Despite usually wearing a 28FF in styles like the Freya Jolie and Jessica, with the Deco the best fit Ive found has been the 28F, as shown above.

Those of you looking at the picture may wonder how I can say this is a bad bra for me, and yes when I put it on it does look great, with an unequalled rounded shape, soft fabric and great support, but after a while of wearing it my boobs really settle into the cups which results in gaping at the top of the cups and thats not pretty!

It just goes to show that a bra can work so well for some people but not for others, as full-busted blogger Fuller Figure Fuller Bust swears by the Deco as her favourite bra of all time, and the shape really suits her. You should by no means take my experience with the bra to be a given, and from what Ive read this bra works wonderfully for so many women, but be aware that for ladies with lower fullness you might not get on with it.

The recent launch of this style in a strapless has also caused a storm and gone down so well amongst customers and after hearing nothing but good things about the bra (despite not getting on well with the normal Deco) I decided to try one on for size and Im happy to report that it suited my shape much better.

It has been truly amazing the kind of clothes I can wear with my Deco Strapless a whole range of clothing that before I would have ignored for the fear of strapless styles, however when shopping I now know that my Deco will save me the perfect amount of padding to add a little structure and a lower cut style to avoid peeking through or showing under lower-cut tops and dresses. A whole wealth of clothes I would have avoided before and now I seem to be stocking up on strapless styles in anticipation for the arrival of my Deco!

When originally buying the 28FF Deco (I was fitted into that size by Bravissimo) I found the band very tight after wearing and so I exchanged it soon after for a 30F which was much better for me. I found the band super tight in the strapless version, particularly when compared to the regular Deco which is rather more slack than your average band.

The only complaints I have ever heard from Deco fanatics is the lack of availability of cup sizes. Whilst no one can deny Freya have a brilliant cup size range, with styles up to a K cup, however the Deco is only available to a GG (which is amazing as far as high street stores go, but the sheer amount of Freya girls with a H+ cup surely renders an increase in size range?)

For further discussion of the GG+ Deco, check out Fuller Figure Fuller Busts post on the subject.

In the mean time, however, girls up to a GG cup if you still havent got a Deco I strongly suggest you check it out, you will not be disappointed! Deco rating: Attractiveness: 6/10 Fit: 4/10 Comfort: 5/10 Styling: 8/10 Support: 5/10 Shape: 10/10 Price vs. Quality: 8/10 Re-purchasability: 2/10 Invest In Your Chest Rating: 5/10 Strapless Deco ratings: Attractiveness: 5/10 Fit: 7/10 Comfort: 7/10 Styling: 6/10 Support: 7/10 Shape: 7/10 Price vs. Quality: 8/10 Re-purchasability: 7/10 Invest In Your Chest Rating: 8/10

Check out some other great Deco reviews on girls with different shapes by Sophia Jenner and Undercover Lingerista.

The Freya Deco Strapless bra was gifted as part of my free sets for being a part of the Freya Fitting Talk blog. This does not affect my opinion or my write up in any way. All views expressed are my own.

Today I was treated to not one but TWO corsets wholesale bra fittings, one from an age-old trusted brand who have long been one of my favourites, and the second was Boux Avenue.

Today was well-respected full-busted wholesale halloween costumes brand Panaches Panache Fit for a Queen bloggers event (more on that later!) and as often happens at these kind of events a bra fitting comes as standard. Ive been fitted at Panache before, and alongside the likes of The Eveden Group, (think Freya, Fantasie, Elomi and Huit) and Bravissimo you can tell that they really know their stuff. The bra just feels right; supportive and tailor made. I genuinely believe you should never accept anything less.

Effortlessly fitted in my current correct wholesale christmas costumes size of 28G or 30FF (depending on the style of the bra) sans tape measure they made it look so easy. And the fitting knowledge and advice? Second to none. Of course.

As a brand at the forefront of the fuller busted market, perhaps Panache could teach a thing or two to new kids on the block Boux Avenue. If youve been reading my blog for the past few weeks you might have seen how Fuller Figure Fuller Busts Georgina, Becky and I went to go test out the brands new store in Westfields, London, as well as their fitting service which was, quite frankly a disappointment. I was fitted in a 32E on the smallest hook and my boobs left feeling very confused. Cue blog post.

Well, their very on-the-ball social media bod and blogger Miss B got in touch, and we all went for a second fitting. Thankfully, the service was 100% better, and my faith was restored in Boux once more.

I promised to pay another store a visit, and what better opportunity than the day I was in Sheffield for the Panaches blogger event? Georgina and I popped down to the Meadowhall store in Sheffield for a fitting with my fingers crossed and my heart filled with hope. Unfortunately it was a fools hope, as I was again fitted in a 32E (or 34DD in some styles).

This time around, it felt all the more strange after the spot-on fitting that Id received only a few hours earlier.

So what does this mean? Surely this proves that the service I received in the Westfields store which was not up to Bouxs usually high standards was not just a one off?

In fact it was worse third time round as the assistant didnt try me in any different bras or styles, instead putting me in a single bra, explaining precious little about the signs of a good fit and failed to notice how the bra had been put on wrong. I had boobs coming out under my arm pits and my nips were in all directions. Sad boobs.

Such a pretty store and pretty, reasonably priced bras on the high street deserve a high-quality fitting service, and its also something thats hugely lacking for so many women Boux really have the opportunity to make a change for hundreds no, thousands of more women who so desperately need a good fit. Why let that opportunity go to waste?

For the record, I tried their pretty Poppy Coral style in a 30FF and it was beautiful and the fit was spot on. Such a shame.



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