Next up in my Moda previews, Parfait! Parfait generally cover 30-40 D-G, but there are a few styles going up to a K cup, which is always good news for me. Note that the below doesn’t include any continuity pieces, of which there are quite a few! This season from Parfait features lots of blues, bright pinks, and bridal whites.
The Charlotte Padded Bra is one of Parfait’s bras going to a K cup, and will be released for SS15 in this striking Ice Blue/Black colourway. I personally love this colourway! It’s probably one of my favourite Charlottes so far, and I will be very tempted to get it myself. This is the only K cup fashion piece – the other K cup pieces are the continuity Alexis babydoll and Sophia unpadded bra. Unfortunately, while this used to be available in 28-40 D-K, Parfait seem to have excluded 28 bands this season. I am very disappointed about this, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one. Padded bra available in 30-40 D-K, balconet bra available in 30-40 D-G.
The Casey unlined wired bra, a new cut to join the Casey collection (which currently comprises a moulded bra and matching separates). Both the moulded and unpadded styles will be released in this Blue colourway, a muted cornflower blue similar to the new Charlotte. Available in 30-40 D-G.
This is a new style, the Elena. This will be released as a moulded contour bra and an unpadded bra, both available in a French Blue and a Raspberry colourway. This style features brightly coloured lace overlaying a pale base, which is very eyecatching – the French Blue is definitely one of my favourites. This style in Raspberry actually reminded me a lot of the Elomi Bijou Soiree, and a bit of the Curvy Kate Temptress, so it seems to me that this sort of look is quite popular for SS15. Both styles available in 30-40 D-G.
The Jeanie moulded plunge in Ibis Rose. The colour came out slightly oddly on my camera, but in person this is a vibrant deep pink. Available in 30-40 D-G.
The Delphine in Spring Print. This is available in two cuts – a half-padded balconette (first picture), and an unpadded side support bra (second picture). The bright pink lace isn’t my favourite, but I like the contrast with the softer floral base, and I’m sure it will have its fans. Both styles available in 30-40 D-G.
Another new style for SS15, this is the Tess in Ivory, an unpadded wire bra. This bra definitely intrigues me – the wavy horizontal seam across the apex is both attractive and unusual, and I’d be interested in seeing whether this affects the fit. This is also available in a moulded contour bra, which I (unfortunately) didn’t get a picture of, though I will say it is essentially a moulded white bra with lace overlay on the upper cup. Both styles available in 30-40 D-G.
Parfait also seems to be launching something of a bridal collection for SS15, the Elissa in Pearl White. This collection comprises an unpadded babydoll, an unpadded longline, and multi-way/strapless moulded contour bra, which I think gives a nice range of options. All styles available in 30-40 D-G.
Finally, the last new style of the season is the Leigh in Cream Pink. This appears to be an unpadded full-cup style, featuring a pale pink lace for the base, with contrasting black detailing. This is quite possibly my favourite piece of the collection! I adore blush and black lingerie, and I adore piping, so this is so very me. This is one piece I am definitely hoping Parfait consider expanding to a K cup! Available in 30-40 D-G.
Overall I think this is a great season from Parfait. The colours are cohesive, and they are introducing quite a few new cuts and styles this season, which I am very pleased to see. I am sure their bridal Elissa collection will be very popular (particularly the longline), and I adore the Charlotte and Leigh.
What do you think of the collection? Do you have any favourite pieces? Any not-so-favourite pieces? Let me know any thoughts in the comments below!
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What? They cut out 28-bands completely?
Looks that way :/ IIRC the Parfait Charlotte used to be their only 28 band piece, covering 28-40 D-K, with other styles either covering 30-40 D-G or 30-40 D-K. This change is very, very disappointing.
do you have any all in one body
I’m so disappointed that they’ve cut out 28 bands
I love the Charlotte colourway and would totally have purchased it, had it come in a 28 band.
Having just looked at the Affinitas website… it appears that the new Charlotte apparently does come in a 28 band? Is it likely to be a typo on the site, or…?
That’s interesting. The brochure definitely states 30-40. I’ll try to find out which is right.
Do you know if any of the bras have stretch lace on the top of the cup?
Sad that they don’t have 28 bands. Grrrr.
The Delphine half-padded bra definitely does; I’m not 100% sure whether the Delphine side-support bra does, but I think it’s likely to. The removal of 28 bands is definitely disappointing :/
Yeah, I’ve been curious as to how the new Casey will fit. It looks like a great basic and Parfait’s Celine, which had stretch lace on top and looked similar, worked very well for me.
Yeah, Delphine seems to be quite similar to Celine construction-wise, I think. I’m not sure whether the unpadded Casey has a rigid or stretch upper, I’m afraid. I’ll see if I can find out