Panache Tango – The Enigma Solved!

July 9, 2012
Last month I wrote about my recent misfortune getting Panache’s best selling bra, the Tango, to fit me.  I’d tried a few different sizes and styles in the Tango and the Tango Classic, yet not managed to settle on the right size.  (Read about it here.)  I thought Tango had beaten me, but the friendly folk over at Panache came to my aid to help me finally get to the bottom of the sizing saga.
Having tried a variety of 28GG, 28H, 30GG and 30Hs in the different Tango ranges, I figured there could be one extra size to try, or rather two sizes, in two different styles.  It sounds complicated, but I can assure you I’ve solved it and you CAN wear the Tango like me!

Tango Plunge Bra

Tango in the original leaf embroidery pattern is a very rigid mesh like fabric with no give in the cups.  No 28 back which I tried was happy.  The 28GG was too tight and small, the 28H wouldn’t fasten but was good in the cups.  Heeding this I decided to go for the 30GG.  It’s a perfect fit!!

Wearing 30GG

Perfect fit of the 30G

You wouldn’t believe how ecstatic I was when I realised it fastened and fit perfectly in the cups.  This is groundbreaking stuff for me.  I’ve been wanting this bra for absolutely ages and I can breathe a sigh of relief in telling you that if you usually go for 28 backs, then a 30 just may be the answer for you.  Remember to go down in the cup if you increase the back.

Tango Classic Plunge Bra

Now the Tango Classic is in essence the same bra as the leaf designed Tango but its fabric is more substantial with a glossy sheen and picot edging to the cups.  It doesn’t have the almost sheer material with leaf stitching so is a smoother bra to wear under clothing.  The fabric isn’t what I’d call stretchy but is very much more pliable and fluid in texture, which basically means there’s a whole lot more give in how it’s going to fit.

I’d previously tried 30 backs in this bra solely based on my experience with the leaf Tango in 28, so this time I thought I’d bite the bullet and go with the 28.  As this is going down to the smaller back I increased to an H cup.  The fit?  Spot on, again!

Wearing the Tango Classic 28H

Perfect fit of the Tango Classic 28H

I’m amazed that this size fit despite me thinking it should do because I’d been so dubious of the 28s full stop but I’m pleased I went with my gut.  The 28H in the Classic is my perfect fit.

So, if you’re wanting to find your best size for the Tango, it’s simple.  Go with your regular size for the Classic, and for the leaf Tango, increase your normal back to the next size and go down in the cup.

I’m so thankful for Panache helping me solve my Tango dilemma and now I’ve figured the differences out, I hope this helps you find your perfect size too (because I know how badly you’ve wanted it to fit too).  Happy Tangoing!

Becky x


  1. Kim

    July 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    You look over the moon 🙂

  2. Cavy.girl

    July 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Kim, I am! 😀

    Becky x

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