Lissome Lingerie & Panache Bra Review

March 31, 2013

I’m always super interested to hear from new brands and lingerie retailers, especially those who pay particular attention to the needs of larger boobs.  I first came across Lissome Lingerie on Twitter during a networking hour some time ago and at the beginning of February Lissome got in touch with me.  As the online boutique only opened earlier this year I was keen to learn more about them.

When I first visit a lingerie website I head straight to the bra size page to check if my often ignored size is offered, so it was especially interesting to see Lissome being so inclusive and readily available for most women, both small and large busted.  With sizes from an A cup to a K and 28 backs starting from a D, you’ll be pushed to find a size they can’t offer or find for you.  

As I follow Lissome’s social accounts, what became clear to me is their enthusiasm, not just to stock plenty fantastic brands and sell to women of all shapes and sizes but the aim to please and satisfy their customers.  There’s a real sense of being well looked after which is a personal attribute a lot of online retailers forget about.

I was offered the chance to sample a piece from their range so I was delighted to receive a beautiful package in the post from business owner, Sarah Stephens.  Within the box en-robed with a chiffon ribbon bow I found the classical Panache Tango bra and brief set, carefully wrapped up in tissue paper.  The  bra is the balcony style which I previously struggled to fit properly with so I was keen to try it on for size.

The black Tango set is in a 28H and the briefs, size 12.

Anyone who is not familiar with the Tango collection will be surprised by how well supporting it is.  The unpadded cups are a sheer mesh embroidered with a leaf detail but don’t be deceived by it’s delicate and feminine appearance.  The deep band that runs beneath the three section cups offer some seriously substantial support.

What I personally like about the Tango balcony is the depth of the central gore which is high enough to properly envelope my close set boobs.  The deep band with it’s three hook wide fastener adds to the reliability and sturdy nature of the band.

The briefs are fashioned in the same embroidered mesh to the front with a stretchy fabric for optimal comfort to the reverse.  There’s also a little cut out detail at the back to add interest.  I personally prefer cotton or full stretch knickers to taut fabric, but they do have good bum coverage!

I’ll be honest, the Tango collection isn’t exactly as attractive as other styles, but it is a wearable basic.  In my opinion the Panache Tango is a classic lingerie drawer essential for a reason; it works!

What other bras would you say are your essentials?

Becky x


  1. Englandia...

    March 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Ah….it’s too bad their selection is so limited. 🙂 But nice to know another website to check.

  2. Ligeia

    March 31, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    That’s such a beautiful set. And Im so happy to see their range is wide to fit lots of us 🙂 Following you from now on xoxo

  3. voluptuouslythin

    April 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I absolutely adore how this bra set looks on you. I find it quite beautiful, the bra, and you flatter it so well. (Yes, YOU flatter the bra.) I haven’t gotten along well with Panache and so am quite jealous you got to try this bra.

    I did check out this site and am quite disappointed. In my 28J-28K range, the bras are the same and if I remember correctly, only gives me three options of bras. I don’t find it any help and would rather continue shopping at brastop or look around elsewhere for used bras. But that’s just my two cents.

  4. lissomelingerie

    April 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for your comments above feedback is always welcomed. I appreciate that our selection is not as vast as the likes of bra stop etc, although our primary focus is not just bras. We have a very wide selection of other lingerie, including designer lingerie, nightwear, shapewear, plus size and accessories.

    The unfortunate thing with only having launched 3 months ago is that the majority of our stock is the more common sizes, although we pride ourselves on the fact that we are able to supply at least some sizes in the 28 back range, in a variety of different colours, as some lingerie sites dont stock these.

    Many thanks to Becky for supporting us and helping spread the word, hopefully as the business grows we can get more brands and therefore offer our customers more choice.

    Thanks Becky x

  5. Becky Boudoir

    April 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I think it’s a good sign that so many bra sizes, large and small, are being acknowledged with the intention of catering for all women, so if you happen not to find something in your size it will probably come along soon enough.

    It is usually a battle finding stores who even want to bother with irregular sizes to what shops normally want to stock, so I am still very excited to see the arrival of Lissome with high hopes for the first year!

    Thanks Izzy! I actually quite liked this pic so thank you for saying how nice I look. It’s nice to receive compliments for me when all the lovely bras get all the loving! 😀

    Becky x

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