Itâ€™s been a Love Claudette-filled week for me. First flash sale website Ideeli.com had the brand on sale for a whopping 60% off! Then I found a sneak peek of Love Claudetteâ€™s August/Winter 2013 collection on LingerieInsight.com.
You can see Claudetteâ€™s soon to be released Spring 2013 collection in my post from last Augustâ€™s CurvExpo NY. As I noted there, while Claudetteâ€™s current offerings start at a 30 band, as of the spring collection, theyâ€™re going down to a 28. Additionally, in the near future (thereâ€™s speculation in the blogosphere that itâ€™ll be as early as fall 2013) theyâ€™ll go from offering maximum G cups up to K cups.
While there are plenty of items Iâ€™m interested in from the forthcoming spring collection, I still really, really want one of the neon bras from their first release, which start at 30 band and top out at G, even though I know the 30 will be too big on me. So I bought the neon green Dessous and neon turquoise En Dentelle from Ideeli. Unfortunately, the expected ship date isnâ€™t until at least January 29, so itâ€™ll be a month before I can review them. But in the meantime, Iâ€™ll drool over the gorgeous A/W13 offerings:
First up is this royal purple stunner. I believe itâ€™s the â€œSophiaâ€ bra, which I saw in â€œpapayaâ€ in August. If I was excited over the fiery orange-red back then, well now Iâ€™m double excited about this super saturated grapeâ€”especially with the black trim. It makes me think of an evil fairytale queen.
As a side note, Iâ€™m not really a fan of this â€œsexyâ€ theme going on in the photos. I much prefer Claudetteâ€™s fresh and airy-looking photo shoots of the past, without men or awkward posing.
Thereâ€™s also a balconette version with light purple details instead of black:
The other set that I absolutely must own, and which is different from anything Iâ€™ve seen from Claudette before, is this light pink and black choice:
The colors scream retro, but the lines and shape are so sleek and modern. I absolutely adore it, and Iâ€™m glad to see the brand expanding their looks. I did see some pale pink and seafoam pieces in the new â€œParamourâ€ range at the last CurvExpo, so this set may be part of that collection.
I canâ€™t wait for the next Expo in February, so I can see even more! If you want to view the complete A/W13 sneak preview, click the LingerieInsight link in the first paragraph.