SIL Tradeshow -Parfait AW16 Collection Preview

8 Feb

Parfait is one of those brands that are really famous for one bra – that is the Charlotte. Most of us have bought it at some point of our lives and love the bra as a great bradrobe staple. It is a wonderful ensemble with a unique design and great shape, but I also feel that the rest of the Parfait collection seems to stay in the darkness and not many of my regular online shopping platforms offer some of the other lovely Parfait styles. I hope this AW16 season will be a different story as it is one of the strongest collections Parfait has come out with. Even while being small, the AW16 range offers a variety of lovely lace pieces but also practical basics. Let’s dive into it!

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Charlotte in Bronze, Casey in Ruby Wine & Estelle in Merlot

This new AW16 was definitely a great step towards more inclusive DD+ lingerie industry and thus a season for “nude” lingerie for women of colour. As compared to this spring season we are already seeing lots more variety with the “nude” colour palette and Parfait is a great example of it – they didn’t come up with just one, but three styles that will be a great match for dark chocolate toned skin.

The first one of the styles featured above is the good old Charlotte. This style already comes in a dusty rose colour which is great match for my skin for example, but now Parfait has created another lovely basic colour for their signature bra style. Also another classic, Casey (sizes 30-40 D-G), comes in a warm, almost red-ish dark brown colour with the lovely smooth surface to go under the thinnest of t-shirts. If you are looking for a more sexy style though, I would go for the Estelle which is my personal favourite from this whole collection – it’s a lacy, almost Marie Antoinette-like version of the Charlotte and I really like its more feminine look as compared to Charlotte’s fashion forward and edgy design.

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Estelle in Black, Aline in Black and Nude

Estelle and Aline are the two new styles for Parfait that come out around July/August in 2016. With the Estelle being a total queen of the collection, the Aline is a new more basic style that comes in both Black and Nude and a classic pinstripe pattern. The design is bandless, which means there is no band fabric at the lower part of the centre gore and the wires make a U-shape on one’s ribcage. I am not a fan of basic t-shirt bras but I know there is a market for them – my mom for example would really enjoy the nude version of Aline.

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Destiny in Nightshadow Blue, Marianne in Cobalt Blue

Blue is still going strong as an alternative for black and purple. I am also very much fancying the grey-ish blue tones that seem to also be making their way into basic colours this SS16 season. The new colour of the Destiny bra set would be beautiful on any redhead like myself – it also sports some luxurious satin and lace, which makes the set look far more expensive than it actually is. Both of the sets above come in 30-40 D-G. I am really hoping that at some point Parfait will expand their size range with some of their other styles in addition to Charlotte – I think that would make a lot of ladies super happy!

How do you feel about the new Parfait autumn collection? Do you like the dark brown options? Let me know in the comments below! xx

4 Responses to “SIL Tradeshow -Parfait AW16 Collection Preview”

  1. LTAB February 9, 2016 at 3:23 am #

    Autumn is probably my favorite season for fashion. Winter weather has got me down and so the bright spring collections are fun right now, but autumn has those sultry colors you can’t help but find alluring. I wish Parfait worked better for me. I often find their cups and wires too tall and I can’t predict my size from style to style. Maybe worth another try soon. Thanks for the post!

  2. Donna February 9, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    Love the bronze, ruby wine and merlot colours. Estelle looks like a good new addition to try.

  3. Scott wilkins February 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    I am in love with all these styles. My personal favorite would have to be the Estelle. I agree with you sophie is so feminine. love the color and the bra looks like it would hold the breasts and give a wonderful shape and profile. I have always love the extra coverage that high waisted pants give and the panties in all these sets are great. So pretty and feminine great for everyday wear.. thank you for the post.
    Scott

  4. Nádia Sepúlveda February 10, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    Oh, I know they were made thinking about nubian skin (which is AWESOME <3), but I'm dreaming about how that red-ish shade of Casey would look on me… (Oh, if only I still had red hair, hahaha, I would match with it!) I also enjoyed the grey-ish blue of Destiny…very romantic! ❤

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    Nádia
    My Fashion Insider

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