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Moda Lingerie Show: Cleo, Sculptresse & Sport by Panache AW15 Collections

22 Mar

When Panache is a great staple for anyone entering the full-bust world, there are plenty of different choices inside the brand for different tastes and sizes. Today I am going to talk about the Panache sub-labels Cleo, Sport and Sculptresse which all have a very distinct look to them. Let’s start with Cleo which is probably one of your favourite brands as well – this sub-label caters to young Panache customers with quirky prints and cute colours. The sizes with Cleo go up to J-cup and some styles start now from B-cup

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Breeze (C-H cups), Mimi (C-H cups), Kali (D-J cups), Kali Babydoll (D-J cups), Marcie in Burgundy & Nude (B-J cups), Minnie (B-J cups) and Lottie (D-J cups).

Prints have always been Cleo’s strength and they didn’t disappoint me this season either. The shades were a bit darker than with spring season (obviously) but I did like the way they were used and combined to brighter colours, like with the new Lottie balconette. The Aztec print was quite different, and got big thumbs up especially from my fellow blogger Anna from Bras and Body Image. When it comes to prints though I like a more subtle look, so the cutesy Navy/Yellow Minnie was definitely a winner for me! I also really liked the splash of yellow which seems to be my ultimate favourite colour at the moment (ok who am I kidding, it’s my fave colour EVERY spring).

Even though subtle and playful prints are more my things, I found myself falling in love particularly with the Breeze longline which comes in a colour-clashing floral print. A piece someone like Rihanna would quite possibly wear! Also, I am a sucker for longlines, so what can you do. I am always up for one in my size! The Marcies and Kalis were again absolutely adorable and I love how Cleo keeps making the Kali in such bright neons season after season. The tangerine orange is a great shade but I do have to admit that the babydoll is soooo cute I could not choose either one over another – have to have them both in my drawers!

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Panache Sport Non-Wired in Grey and Wired in Coral and Pink

Well now is time for the one of the biggest announcements I will make on blog this spring! The Panache Sport Wired will go up to J-cup starting from next autumn! I am so proud of Panache for taking the feedback and making this happen as it has been highly requested by their customers. However, the only band sizes with J-cups will be 32 and 34, so they are starting slowly but surely with the bigger cups. The 28 and 30 backs will still be going up to H which is a shame but the 36 band will go up HH. I so hope this will make some of your lives a lot easier and that Panache will start adding biggers sizes to their smallest band sizes as well, when the demand gets higher and the bigger cups start to sell! The new shades of coral and pink are super cute and and will add a dash of colour to your autumn workouts.

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Chi Chi (D-HH cups), Charisse (D-J cups), Bunny (D-H cups), Flirtini (D-H cups + 34) & Kitty (D-HH cups)

When it comes to the Panache Sculptresse line I’m always a bit jealous. I mean, I can’t have all those pretty bras because dang they don’t come in my size. The Sculptresse line has so far been a range from 36 bands and up but luckily Panache has decided to add some 34 bands as well (still not helpful to me but ya can’t have it all!) with the Flirtini and Kitty styles, pictured above. I so hope that these band sizes will do good as well and Sculptresse will make some more 34 backs in the future!

When it comes to styling, I am a sucker for this flirty and girly range that is kind of sister label to Cleo more than the regular Panache range. Sculptresse range plays with the same vivid colours and interesting prints but to be honest, I like it’s out-of-box perspective even more than Cleo’s. This might be due to the mermaid vibes this collection sports alongside the regular Panache range – the teals, petrols, stars and scallops are my thing and will win my heart over anytime. If I needed to pick a favourite, the Charisse would be a lovely number to see in my size as well. All of the news styles, Bunny, Charisse and Kitty were nice additions to the original collection though and any of them would have a place in my bradrobe!

How did you like the new Panache sub-label collections – any favourites? I would love to know! Also, if you have any particular questions about sizes or anything else, do let me know in the comments. Note that these styles were not all Panache will be offering next season, as there will be some basic styles on offer as well 😉

Moda Exhibition – Preview of Panache’s Sculptresse and Masquerade AW14 collections

30 Mar

As a big Cleo by Panache fan I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with the other Panache collections as well but when browsing through the collections I was very pleasently surprised by so many lovely things I encountered in their Sculptresse and Masquerade lines. ImageImageImage
Masquerade is Panache’s more luxurious line, like an evening version of their Superbra line and caters with most of their styles to D-H cups. Even with a target on more mature women than myself I feel like they have found a way to my heart with their AW14 collection. I loved so many styles so I really can’t forgive myself only taking pictures of the two of them. Their loved Antoinette design will be released in a delicious Ruby shade and I am very keen to see how the style would work for my breasts, since it’s a bit of an unusual shape for a full-bust bra (a bandeau bra). Masquerade is also offering a tons of different options for us balconette-loving ladies. Best of which I picked to photograph the lovely Angie in Rasberry, a feminine set with an absolutely gorgeous lace and colour.

I loved how unusual the colours of the whole collection were; very sexy yet a bit quirky. Most of them reminded me of baroque in their rich tones of green, mustard and magenta. One of my favourites was the sumptuous new Aleah with a mustard detailing over a shiny silvery satin and lace. The detailing of Masquerade always manages to amaze me since it’s very elaborate and makes even a simple style such a balconette strapless a bit more exciting (hint: a style called Amelia in olive green with amazing detailing, just created by clever seaming!) All in all a big thumbs up for the whole Masquerade collection!

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Paradise, Flirtiny and May in their delicious candy shades

And now onto the very best bits! Honestly, I am so GUTTED that I don’t fit into Sculptresse’s size range since the collection is absolutely fantastic. This range is meant for the fuller figured customer with 36-46 D-HH(-J) bust. As talking about Sculptresse with the people of Panache they told me that this particular line had taken a whole new direction with its style which I’m personally very happy about, even though I’m not part of the target market. It was first clear to Panache that people in the plus-size range wanted basics and this is what they started producing when launching the Sculptresse collection. Then what happened? The collection went live and everybody was asking for the famous Panache colours! Learning from this Panache decided to give some more spicy attitude to the line and now we can see it as vibrant as ever. I hope retailers and customers are brave next autumn, since this collection is not for the shy!
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Pure Lace and Chi Chi

When it comes to colour schemes Sculptresse is pretty much in line with the rest of the Panache collections with some saucy shades of pinks. I loved how the raspberry tones were combined with another hit for the AW14 season – purple. The whole line stands out of the other collections by being a flirty fun option for fuller figures. I have always hated the way some fuller figure brands seem to stick to the old and safe and it’s very refreshing too something like this as a choice for young women wanting some more colour in their lives. Also crafting a babydoll for this collection? Genius! Again, I’m super-jealous. 

If you wanna know more about the sizing of some particular Panache collections or styles, just leave me a comment! Also leave me a comment about how you feel about the new collections, I would love to know xx

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