I think one of the most awaited previews had definitely been the Panache collection for SS15. As the collection is huge, including all the sub-labels Cleo, Cleo Swim, Panache Swim, Panache Sport, Panache Black (previously known as Masquerade) and Sculptresse. This time, I will be previewing Panache and Panache Swim collections so if you are interested in the other lines as well, stay tuned this week!
Panache or Panache Superbra as it was previously called, offers a range of classics for grown-up women with a larger bust. I am more of a Cleo girl myself but Panache has always something sexy to offer when I’m not feeling super girly and don’t want to look like a colour explosion. This season there were a lot of old styles revised to fit into the SS15 season, but also a couple of new styles which blended in well with the rest of the collection as being sophisticated and mature.
Panache is great for those wanting more coverage as they offer a lot of options for everyday and occasion wear when it comes to their classic balconette style, such as Tango, Dahlia or Jasmine. The first style pictured above is their classic Idina moulded t-shirt bra that comes with a beautiful lace overlay, very appropriate for so many occasions. The style is quite covering but still manages to look sexy. The Idina comes in this classic beige/black colourway but alsoin a seasonal colourway of pink/lilac. Sadly, I do not have a pic of this beauty but I would say it’s a rather fashionable younger version of the Idina.
The Clara is another sexy yet covering style to spice up your lingerie wardrobe. This beauty comes in a range of colours for SS15, including Charcoal/Black (pictured above), Sherbet and Nude. This range of colours offers everyone a chance to pick something they like – I myself love the sexy Charcoal but also really dig the sweet pink-ish Sherbet shade. The style is quite mature but always manages to stay sexy and sultry. If sexy is not your thing, the same shape can be found with Panache “Andorra”, a full-cup with a cheery lemon shade for SS15 and a pretty lace adorning the bra.
The Fern and Jasmine are favourites among so many women and suits a range of breast shapes. I own a pair of full-on-top breasts meaning Jasmine has been a true life-saviour, especially with some a-symmetry that is easily accommodated by the stretch lace on the top part of the cups. This season there are two lovely colourways/prints available of Jasmine and I am so tempted to try them both. However, as the Dogtooth feels a little older to me as a 20-something young woman, I would probably go for the lovely new pink floral print. The Fern features a floral print too, as it has done along the past seasons but this time the print feels very young and fresh with its purple tones and small dots mixed with some roses.
When it comes to colours, it seems like Panache has definitely fell for pastels this season. I am not a huge fan of pastels, as they remind me of my childhood and the golden 90’s, but overall, the prints and the shades look pretty fresh to me. I love yellow-y tones of Tango and Andorra, but I also like the pink and peachy shades of Olivia and Rhapsody (pictured last). White is not my thing at all, but I can guess it will be a hit with the rather new Envy style that has already become a best-seller in such a short period of time.
I loooooved this season’s Panache Swim as it was full of retro lovelies and some pretty awesome tropical flowers. The absolute gem of the collection was the lovely Britt, including a range of different tops and bottom and a swimsuit to create your very own perfect vintage poolside style. My favourite was the gorgeous swimsuit but as I already have two Cleo onepieces, I will probably opt for the bikini when this range hits the stores. The halter bikini top looks super cute but even though the high-waisted bottoms are fabulous, the fold pant is a very flattering style for us with a little less wait-definition.
Other retro-ish pieces were the Veronica swimsuit and the Eadie collection. These two had a more 70’s kind-of look to them which I can see suiting many styles and shapes. The Veronica also comes with a balconette bikini option which looks cute and also covering-enough for someone who doesn’t want to have it all on show. The Eadie is a more grown-up nautical collection featuring a lovely lacy overlay that looks really cool and sophisticated in person. The collection features a simple balconette bikini, a bandeau, a swim skirt and also a chic kaftan dress. This line is part of the Panache “Made in Sheffield” range that is manufactured in Sheffield, a great pro for those looking for locally produced lingerie and swimwear.
Another “Made in Sheffield” line is the floral print Savannah, including a balconette bikini, a swimsuit and a lovely sarong. The look is quite mature yet fun and trendy so I definitely love this collection and its unique photo print. The swimsuit features massive flowers on the sides of the suit, to create a more slimmer look and a simplistic yet bold feel to the piece. The bikini is on the younger side of the range as it features smaller floral photo print and a more high-street fashion look to it.
So these were my favourites of the collection! Did you see something you like? Anything you look forward to? Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂 xx