After speaking with my wonderful Panache sales rep on Wednesday, I have some fantastic news for fans of the brand!
First, Panache will be debuting a new plus-size bra line within the next year or so, which specifically caters to women in the 40+ band size range. In addition to offering a beautiful selection of fashion-forward styles, the new line will be focusing on wearable everyday basics up to a K cup. Women who need larger cups rejoice! I know the selection for this size niche is limited, and it’s nice to see Panache branching out to offer better alternatives.
Furthermore, Panache will now be designing regular soft cup style bras as well as one with a smooth molded cup, possibly even for nursing moms. Bigger busted women who hate underwire have had to forgo Panache in the past (unless they want to buy their soft cup nursing bra), but the curve-friendly brand is listening to their customers and working on expanding their selection.
In the Cleo line, Panache will be offering the amazing Karen as a basic in the coming seasons (photo from Hourglassy):
When I saw the bra in person, my first thought was that seemed to be the fabulous love child of the Freya Deco plunge and the Panache Porcelain. The cups have the more rounded, youthful profile of the Deco, but there’s a little more center coverage a la the Porcelain. Not to mention, Panache recognizes that a thinner, less rigid foam cup can aid in finding a good fit with a t-shirt bra, and the Karen follows suit beautifully. When the core colors become available, check back with us as we plan on carrying this style in stock.
Lastly, I have some much anticipated news about the beloved Panache sports bra. In August, the bra will be available in a bright, saturated pink for all the women who feel the current black, white, and gray tricolor options are too bland for them. Moreover, Panache has resolved the shipping issues we were experiencing, so we will be replenishing our inventory. However, there is a catch. Starting June 15th, they begin their end of year housekeeping, which means orders won’t be processed for about four weeks. As a result, all Panache orders need to be placed by the end of next week if they are going to be entered and shipped soon. So, if you have been waiting to order one of the sports bras or know you want a new color, please email or call the store within the next week so I can get the your bra into the system. After July 15th, Panache orders should return to normal.
Are you excited for the upcoming changes? Are there any other things you’d like to see Panache do in the future?