One of the biggest previews I’ll be doing this year, the Panache SS15 collection, including Panache Sport and Swim. This season from Panache primarily features lemonade yellow, crisp mint, and bright pink.
Let’s start with what I think is my favourite of the collection – the Floris in Ivory Multi. The last few Floris colourways haven’t really appealed to me, but this is absolutely divine. The bright and beautiful flowers on the crisp white base are so fresh and summery, and considering how much I love the Floris cut, this is definitely on my list. Available in 30-38 D-K.
The first of Panache’s yellow offerings, the Andorra full-cup in Lemonade. I adore this style and the soft, buttery yellow so much, I’m really wishing I fit into the size range! In addition to this colourway, the Andorra will also be available in Heather, a sort of soft mauve. Sadly, I believe the Andorra will only be available in the full-cup cut this year, not the plunge cut. Available in sizes 28-40 D-J.
Another yellow piece, the Tango balconette. The Tango is a tricky fit for some women, but for those who it does work for, I’m sure this delectable lemonade piece will be very popular! While the Tango plunge isn’t being discontinued, I believe the Tango plunge will only be available in continuity colours, so it won’t be available in this colourway. Balconette available in 28-40 D-K, 42 D-J, 44 DD-FF.
A very interesting design, the Fern in Floral Spot. This is a full-cup style, which isn’t always popular due to the amount of coverage it gives, but I think may yet appeal to a younger audience due to this cute dotty colourway. Available in 30-38 D-K.
Another of my favourite bras, the Envy! For SS15, this will be introduced in a new continuity colour of Ivory (first), as well as a fresh Mint (second). I don’t think the colour came out very well for the Mint, but it is a gorgeous shade, similar to the Rhapsody shown below. Sadly there won’t be a bodysuit version of the Envy this season, but there will be a new padded plunge version of the Envy, which I think will be a very interesting addition. Full-up available in 30-38 D-K, padded plunge available in 28-38 D-H.
Another lovely fresh pastel piece, the Rhapsody in Mint. I haven’t tried the Rhapsody before, but this soft icy colour combined with the swirled detailing is really appealing to me. Available in 28-40 D-K, 42 D-J, 44 DD-FF.
The Hepburn in Misty Jade. This picture has been colour corrected slightly, as the set looked quite blue in my photo, whereas in person there is definitely a green tint. I would describe this set as a muted teal colour. This is a new style, based on the Jasmine but with a non-stretch upper. So, if you find the stretch lace of the Jasmine to be too loose and/or unsupportive, you may get along better with the Hepburn! Available in 30-38 D-K.
This is the Porcelain Élan, a new version of the Porcelain t-shirt bra. While it’s obviously a basic piece, I was very interested to hear about all the improvements Panache have made between this and the original Porcelain. The Élan will feature padded hooks and a convertible back, and they have also improved the sewing/construction to make the underarm less bulky and the bottom of the cup smoother. I believe this style will gradually replace the original Porcelain, and with the improvements they’ve made to it, it’s not hard to understand why. Available in white, black and “nude” (i.e. beige), sizes 28-38 D-G. In addition to this, there will also be the Porcelain Grace in Watermelon (bright pink), and the Porcelain Viva in Duck Egg Blue, which (sadly) I did not get pictures of.
My other favourite piece of the collection, the Olivia in Apricot. This is a new style, constructed as a balconette with stretch upper. This is such a stunning basic! It is described as Apricot but it is more of a soft ballet pink, featuring polka dot detailing over the cups and lace panels on the band. This bra is so beautiful, soft and smooth – if it works for me, I can see it becoming a firm favourite of mine. I am so excited to try this style out! Available in 30-38 D-K.
Next up, the Clara, a style which has been around for a while. It is something of a more luxurious version of the Andorra, featuring a similar construction with satin panels and some added details. This will be available in two new continuity colours of Charcoal/Black (shown above) and “Nude” (i.e. beige), as well as the fashion colourway Sherbet (a bright watermelon pink). Available in 30-38 D-J.
A bit of a surprising colourway, the Jasmine in Black/Pink, featuring a houndstooth print over a bright pink base with black lace panels. I initially thought this was the Envy due to the houndstooth pattern, so this may be popular among those who like the look of the Envy, but find the all-over stretchy fabric doesn’t quite give them enough support. This is a very unusual colourway for Spring, but I think at least there will be an option for those who can’t stand Spring’s overload of pastels and florals. Available in 30-38 D-K.
Finally, the Jasmine‘s other colourway of Pink Floral. This features a large muted floral print on top of a bright pink base. Not necessarily my style, but as always, there will be some people who like it! Available in 30-38 D-K.
Next up, the Sport! The Panache Sport bra will be available in two shiny new colourways of Magenta Spot and Ultra Violet. The Magenta Spot is so eyecatching and cute! I’m not usually a fan of bright pink or orange, especially not together, but this really works for me somehow. I was also pleased to hear that Panache have improved the construction, to reduce the issue some people had of the wires popping out under the arms. Underwired sports bra available in 28-40 bands and B-H cups (lower cups not available in smallest or largest bands).
Onto the swimwear! My absolute favourite of the swim collection had to be this super retro Britt in Red/Navy. Just look at it!!! The Britt collection includes a halter bikini, bandeau bikini, a halter swimsuit, high-waisted brief, gathered brief and foldover brief, all of which I just adore. My favourites are definitely the high-waisted brief (which has a removable bow) and the swimsuit, which has an almost skirted kind of look. All available in 30-40 D-H.
The gloriously nautical Veronica swimsuit in Red/Navy, 30-38 D-K.
Savannah in Floral, a vivid floral in tones of pink, purple, orange and yellow over a black base. This style also has a matching kaftan available, which is great if you want to cover up a bit. Bandeau suit available in sizes 30-38 D-G, and I believe the balconette bikini is available in 30-38 D-H.
The Tallulah in Purple Leopard. I think this is really cute! It’s definitely a fun variation of leopard print. This is available in a balconette bikini, tankini and swimsuit. I am not 100% certain on the size range for this style, but I believe it is 30-38 D-J.
Finally, Eadie is a new style, featuring deep navy blue mesh over a white base. The Eadie collection includes some gorgeous pieces, including both an adorable swim skirt and a cover-up. This is definitely a bit more grown-up than most other options from this season, so hopefully there will be something for everyone this season. I believe the balconette bikini is available in 30-38 D-K, with the bandeau available in 30-38 D-G.
Overall I personally really love this season from Panache. I like the vast majority pieces, and I love their colour choices – yellow, mint and teal are all fairly unusual colours in lingerie, and I am so pleased to see more of them. I also really love the abundance of red, navy and purple in their Swim collection. I think my wishlist for this season might be quite long!
What do you think of the collection? Any pieces you’ve got to get? Anything you’re not so keen on? Let me know any thoughts in the comments below!
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