If Suzette’s had had a 34GG in latte, the Idina would be my everyday beige balconette, too, because even in a skin tone, it’s fresh and pretty. In either color, it’s that hard-to-find combination of supportive and sexy (although strangely, I don’t think any of the sexiness comes across in its photos).
Here’s what I love about this bra on me:
- a lifted, rounded shape that reminds me of a Cleo
- absolutely no extra space between the base of my breasts and the underwires
- no underwires poking under my arms
- perfect tacking
Some reviews have said that the Idina runs small, and I would tend to agree. Although I fit other 34G’s on the day I visited Suzette’s, I almost spilled out of the Idina cups in that size. As for the band, the underwires occasionally pressed painfully into my rib cage. An extender helped, and after two weeks the 34 fit me perfectly on the loosest hook.
I still haven’t been able to try the Panache Envy, which was my shopping goal when I discovered the Idina, but you can read Holly’s review of the Envy on The Full Figured Chest. I’ll be curious to compare the two once I’ve tried them both (or to read her review once she has). If plunges are more your thing, then be sure to check out Wide Curves’ review of the Idina plunge.