Summer/Fall 2013 Fashion Preview: Cleo by Panache

Hello Ladies,

Panache finally released images of the upcoming fall fashion styles, which means I can begin my round-up posts!  Since I recently fell in love with the Cleo line, I’m exercising my supreme rights as blogger-in-chief to begin with this brand first.

The Ellis

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  • Style:  Three-section balconnet bra with a lace top cup
  • Matching Pants:  Thong and Brief
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-J
  • Price:  $55.00 for the Bra, $25.00 for the Thong, and $29.00 for the Brief
  • Ship Date:  July 16th

The Millie

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  • Style:  Three-section balconnet bra with a embroidered mesh top cup
  • Matching Pants:  Thong and Brief
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-J
  • Price:  $55.00 for the Bra, $28.00 for the Thong, and $29.00 for the Brief
  • Ship Date:   August 16th

The Lucy in Malibu Blue and Neon

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The Lori

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  • Style:  Three-section mesh balconnet bra with embroidered top cup
  • Matching Pants:  Brief
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-J
  • Price:  $55.00 for the Bra and $29.00 for the Brief
  • Ship Date:  August 16th

The Marcie in Candy Pink

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The Marcie Babydoll in Black

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  • Style:  Three-section mesh balconnet bra with embroidered top cup and polka dot bottom
  • Matching Pants:  Brief
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-J
  • Price:  $70.00 for the Babydoll and $29.00 for the Brief
  • Ship Date:  September 16th

The Maddie in Candy Pink, Black, and Beige

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  • Style:  Molded balconnet t-shirt bra
  • Matching Pants:  Short
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-H
  • Price:  $49.00 for the Bra and $28.00 for the Short
  • Ship Date:  August 1st for Black and Nude, August 16th for Candy Pink

The Darcy

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  • Style:  Molded balconnet bra with vertical seam
  • Matching Pants:  Brief and Thong
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-H
  • Price:  $53.00 for the Bra, $25.00 for the Thong, and $28.00 for the Brief
  • Ship Date:   July 16th

The Jessie

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  • Style:  Padded balconnet bra with vertical seaming
  • Matching Pants:  Brief
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-G
  • Price:  $55.00 for the Bra and $29.00 for the Brief
  • Ship Date:  September 16th

The Neve in Coral, Black, and Nude

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  • Style:  Molded plunge t-shirt bra (replacing Jude)
  • Matching Pants:  Brief and Thong
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-H
  • Price:  $49.00 for Bra, $25.00 for Brief, and $23.00 for Thong
  • Ship Date: August 1st for Black and Nude, August 16th for Coral

The Lily

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  • Style:  Three-section fabric balconnet bra
  • Matching Pants:  Thong and Brief
  • Sizes Available:  28-38 D-J
  • Price:  $55.00 for Bra, $29.00 for Brief, and $28.00 for Thong
  • Ship Date:  August 16th

After determining my fit issues with Cleo originated from poor sizing choices, I’ve become an avid fan of the brand, and I’m excited for the Fall offerings.  The Millie is hands down my favorite as I love the bold geometric print.  It’s edgy but still maintains that fun, quirky feel of the brand.  I also love both colorways for the Lucy as well as the Ellis and Lori.  Oh, and I may snag a Marcie babydoll.  Did I not say I was excited?  Which ones were your favorites?

Erica

P.S.  We do accept pre-orders on fashion styles which receive a 10% discount if you decide to purchase!

Erica
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Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.

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19 comments on “Summer/Fall 2013 Fashion Preview: Cleo by Panache
  1. Naira says:

    Finally!! Even though I have already seen the styles on other websites, I was still looking forward to your overview because you also publish release dates, available sizes and prices. Marcie worked out super well for me, so I will probably not be able to withstand the pink one, even though I don’t really like the color and already own a pink bra. Babydoll… If it wasn’t completely split in the back, I’d want it, but with the split, I am not sure, just not my cup of tea. I wonder if the babydoll material can be cut off to obtain a Marcie in black? :D I also love the color scheme of Millie, and love the detail and color on the Lori. Perhaps will get a Lucy in blue. Neon appeals to me, but I don’t like dealing with the upkeep of white bras, and this one is not even going to work as a “white” bra because of the contrast trim. I think I will pass, just too impractical for me though very appealing visually. I am also growing curious of the Nieve. Normally this style of bra does not work for me, but I really do need tshirt bras in continuity colors, so I might try one just to see how it fits.

    • Erica Erica says:

      Naira, I agree the upkeep on the Lucy in Neon may be tough. I like pure white bras because you can bleach them if necessary, but with the neon, you wouldn’t have that option. Have you ever tried the Jude? The Neve is supposed to be slightly modified version of this earlier style.

      • Naira says:

        I haven’t tried Jude, no. I might actually go for the Maddie instead, because I feel like it will offer my soft bust a bit more security, as I am fairly full in the middle and tend to bulge out of plunges. I am just a bit in love with the coral color of Neive… :)

        • Erica Erica says:

          Naira, if you’re more full toward the middle, I definitely recommend avoiding the Jude. It’s pretty shallow there, so I worry you’d really have issues with spillage on that one . . . unless of course they do some redesign work on the Neve.

  2. windiegardie says:

    I’m VERY excited for Maddie in basic colours. Seems boring, but I’ve been having a difficult time finding basic bras that fit properly. I was hoping the beige colour would be lighter to match my skin better, but you can’t win ‘em all! I’m also pretty intrigued by Lily, since it reminds me so much of my bird print Meg that no longer fits.

    • Erica Erica says:

      Windie, it’s been a longtime in the pipe to get the Maddie available in basics, but I’m glad they finally were able to offer it this season. Jude is the only molded cup option from the brand, and considering Cleo is one of the few offering 28 backs, I think it’s nice to see some variety.

  3. Omigosh! The Jessie!!! So cute!!!!!

  4. How cuuuute! Cleo just gets better every year! I love the Lily and I’m a sucker for floral prints (and the George cut) so the Ellis might end up in my drawer eventually, too. :)

  5. faustineli says:

    Maddie in continuity! Yay! I’ve always felt it was a nice happy ‘natural’-looking t-shirt bra that was kind to ladies full on the bottom…
    How is the Neve different from Jude? With Jude I could never fill out the apex of the cup without bulging elsewhere…

    • Erica Erica says:

      I haven’t seen the Neve in person yet, but as I understand it, they are supposed to have changed up the design a little. From the way it looks on the model, I’m not entirely sure it’s going to be all that different. The gaping issue at the top and spillage at the center may still be present for you. :(

      • faustineli says:

        Well, now that we have Maddie I won’t mourn Cleo’s lack of a t-shirt bra that fits! At least I hope the subtle striping won’t show through…

  6. OMG!!!!!! I love them ALL!!! I’ve never tried a Cleo bra, it looks like it’s time to do it!!

  7. Allegra says:

    Will the Darcy shown above still be released this season? I saw it on Figleaves a little while ago but now it has totally disappeared! It’s not on Panache’s site either :(

    • Erica Erica says:

      Allegra, as far as I know, they have not cancelled any of the styles. Having said that, they do seem to be running a behind the release dates posted. Perhaps the UK companies are getting theirs close to the 16th, but over in the states, I’ve found there to be about a delay anywhere from two to four weeks. Maybe the full debut hasn’t arrived yet?

      • Allegra says:

        I hope so. How do I pre-order items from your store? I’d love to visit in person, but I’m a bit farther away in North Carolina :)

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