By ELLEN LEWIS
On my way back to Cabo this past fall, I suddenly realized that I did not have one bathing suit upon which I could depend. Time was short, so I called my friends at Panache and did something I rarely do and asked for help. I needed a swim suit quickly to insure I had at least one when I left. Much to my surprise, I received several, all of which I have happily worn on the beach here in Mexico. However, one of them, suitably named Silhouette, and part of Panache’s core swimwear collection has my attention. It’s been a long time since a bathing suit gave me a sense of personal well-being. Time has re-mapped my body to parts previously unknown. But this shaping suit evoked a clear remembrance of things past. Engineered with Xtra Life and Xtra-Firm LYCRA® Beauty fabric, it is designed to smooth and control fitting from D to J cup size. Initially, it took some effort to put on, but that wasn’t an issue very long. The level of support, comparable to any Panache bra I have ever worn (and I am a fan), is worth it. I was comfortable with myself. Maybe that’s why my husband actually commented (positively) on it.