Every so often I see a bra that I instantly know I have to have and Dionne by Sculptresse was one of those bras so I was thrilled when the lovely people at Panache sent it over to me and I was hoping beyond all hope that it didn’t disappoint…
The bra is a full cup style but, as I often find with Panache, the full cup leans more towards balconette style so a little less coverage than you would expect – this is a plus point for me as it feels more youthful. The strapping detail sits above the cup and on me it sits just where my breast tissue begins so it really helps to create that rounded profile.
I love the tile print and the mix of black and nude, the top section of the cup is a sheer print and I like that it gives the experience of open space and breaks up what could be a ‘blocky’ design.
I went for 38HH as this typically is my size in most Panache styles however I’ve either dropped a bit of weight or the bands have got softer as a 36J would have been perfect. This bra is available in 36-46 bands, cups DD-K ( I think sizes are selling out though so be quick!) I definitely found it true to size and the cups fit beautifully, giving me fantastic lift and support – my “check” for whether I’m getting good lift is if I can actually see my under-wire, if I can then my heavy boobs are well & truly being lifted!
The briefs are an 18 (this seems to be the largest size available on their site) and they are generously sized as I would ideally wear a 20-22 for bum coverage and because I’m very long in the torso I like the space to pull them up but the 18 fitted great, didn’t dig in anywhere and plenty of bum cover. I love the sheer nude panel on the briefs and the small tag just adds that touch of “luxury feel”
Sculptresse have massively impressed me with this set. It feels sexy, it feels really forward thinking and gives plus size women such a fabulous option without it being an afterthought. Dionne excites me because it’s definitely showing the future of fuller bust & plus size lingerie, I discussed this more here
The Sculptresse range is available from Panache it is a plus size range so please don’t shout at me because it’s not in your size – I am fuller busted & plus size so my reviews reflect this!
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*the item featured was sent to me for review purposes but this in no way reflects my views and opinions.