Next up is the second of the LF Intimates brands, Charnos! Charnos aims to provide pieces with a little more luxury and sophistication, with the Charnos AW16 collection featuring shades of raspberry, deep purple, ivory and gold, and plenty of options available up to a J cup!
Charnos Violet in Raspberry (pictures 1-2; 32 C-J, 34-38 B-J, 40 D-F) ; Charnos Sienna in Deep Purple (picture 3; 30 D-J, 32-38 B-J, 40 D-F)
The main fashion colours of this collection are raspberry and purple, used here in the Violet and Sienna. Both of these styles are available up to J cups, something I’m very happy about! Both of these are side support full cups, but while the Sienna features a rigid upper, the Violet instead uses stretch lace, which means that if one doesn’t work for you, it may be worth trying the other. Also, I really love these colours! I believe this is the first colourway of the Sienna which has used contrasting colours for the base and detailing, and I think it’s a great way to liven up a classic design.
Charnos Suzette in Black (30 D-J, 32-38 B-J)
Another J cup style, the Suzette. This has been released in ivory and scarlet so far, but I think this black colourway has to be my favourite. I know, I’m boring, but it looks like it’ll be a great basic piece, and I love how the black embroidery on the sheer upper cup really stands out against the skin.
Charnos Bridgette Full Cup Bra in Black/Gold (pictures 1-2; 30 D-J, 32-38 B-J) ; Charnoss Bridgette Chemise in Black/Gold (picture 3; S-XL)
Black and gold is a popular combination this season, and Charnos are using it for this new style, Bridgette! I believe this is a full cup style, featuring an inner support sling and a stretch upper cup. While this isn’t described as a plunge, the gore does look quite low (far closer to their plunges than their other full cups), so this is a style I’m definitely excited to try out myself!
Charnos Bailey Strapless in Ivory (pictures 1-2; 32-38 B-G) ; Charnos Bailey Padded Plunge Bra in Ivory (pictures 3-4; 32 C-G, 34-38 B-G)
Finally, the Bailey returns in a lovely new shade of ivory. There are some new additions to the line in the form of a strapless bra, suspender belt and separate garter, giving a great range of pieces to choose from. Obviously this will be a great new bridal option, but due to how pretty and versatile it is, I think it makes a great choice for a slightly more luxurious basic set, regardless of occasion.
Along with these, there were two new styles that I didn’t get a chance photograph: the Rosalind in Soft Pink (a ballet pink/blush shade), and the new Superfit Lace ‘Moulded Bra’, a moulded t-shirt style in Black/Nude, featuring solid black cups and lace appliqué on the band. Overall this is another small-but-sweet collection from Charnos, with some really lovely pieces throughout. I’m glad that, unlike Lepel, Charnos are continuing to produce and develop J cup designs, and I’m really looking forward to trying some of them out!
What do you think of the Charnos AW16 collection? Are you a Charnos fan? Have you tried out any of their H+ styles yet? Let me know any thoughts in the comments below!
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