Cleo by Panache ‘Ellie’: Bra Review

Panache have been one of my favourite bra brands for around 5 years now. Their Cleo ‘George’ bra even ‘changed my life’ and was the first bra that I ever owned that truly fit me. I feel like I owe a lot to Panache for their years of loyal service to my boobs, but never have I been more thankful than I am right now.

Their latest collection is one of the tastiest they have ever released and easily one of the cutest available to the bigger busted gal. My top pick from the bunch is without a doubt the Ellie, with a very similar fit and style to their gorgeous continuity style Juna, which I reviewed back in February.

Whilst I loved the Juna’s shape and simplicity with elegant black satin cups, this bright watercolour print is simply jaw-dropping. For me, it was one of those styles that I simply HAD to have, and I refused to wait until the end of season sales. It was hard enough waiting for it to come around after seeing it at Moda and the Panache press day

The gorgeously supportive balcony style is my all-time favourite, but add the lightly foam-lined cups, detailed straps, pretty pink lace trim and unbeatable rounded shape, and you’ve got yourself an Invest In Your Chest 10/10. and very well deserved it is.

Like with the Juna, I had to up-size to a 28G in this, and I fill the cups to the brim. This is a 28FF free zone! I initially tried this in a 30FF (the size I’ve been wearing most recently) and I definitely need a 28 band in this style as the band is pretty stretchy. The straps are not fully adjustable so if you struggle with this then you might have trouble with the Juna and Ellie styles, however I found the straps were great; I didn’t even need to tighten them all that much for them to fit me perfectly.

Thanks to the gorgeous print continuing right around to the bra wings (no plain fabric in sight!) I’ll be teaming this one with the drop-side vests that are ‘in’ at the moment. After all, my fashion sense is so bad I might as well share my gorgeous lingerie with the world whenever possible, right?!

Attractiveness: 10/10

Fit: 9/10

Comfort: 10/10

Styling: 10/10

Support: 10/10

Shape: 9/10

Price vs. Quality:10/10

Re-purchasability: 10/10

Invest In Your Chest Rating: 10/10

The ‘Ellie’ bra is available now for just £25 from Figleaves and Simply Yours.

Love it? Don’t just take my word for it, check out Busts4Justice‘s and Fuller Figure Fuller Bust‘s reviews, too!

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10 Replies to “Cleo by Panache ‘Ellie’: Bra Review”

  1. I loved this bra but just could not get it to fit having one cup size different between each side and also I do not like panache high wires at the front and side but lovely otherwise and wish it had fit better on me x

  2. Hey the bra is so pretty. BUT DAMN THEIR PARTIAL ADJUSTABLE STRAPS.
    Just by the way, the main reason I commented, I just wanted to say I love your fringe omg. I’m going to assume you had a recent haircut ’cause your hair looks so healthy oh lordy. A bit off topic but I just thought I’d put it out there that your fringe looks fantastic. 😀

  3. I fell in love with this bra. Size is just perfect and the print is awesome,but my favourite part is this sweet, pink lace. I always stare into the mirror when I’m wearing it. I don’t get bored with how cute it looks 😀

  4. I have this too, and I agree, it is completely wonderful in every way! Cleavage, gorgeous round shape, beautiful pattern, wonderful construction. Love it!

  5. I know this post is a couple months old, but I had to say that I adore the look/shape of this bra, definitely purchasing one on payday! I haven’t worn Cleo/Panache before and was wondering how the sizing compares to Freya balconettes? I have a 34G in Freya Teagan, but should have gone for the 32GG (tightest hook and still room to spare!), so not sure whether I should go for a 32H or 34GG in the Ellie!

  6. Ancient post but I tried this bra on yesterday, the top of the underwire in the centre really dug into me – not like into breast tissue so the size was right, but into my bones…? What do you call that sternum, ribs? Not sure why it did that, but It was very sad, it even left a red mark after trying it on for like 5 mins! Mind you everything that touches my skin seems to leave marks but still. I love water colour prints though 🙁 Looks great on you

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