I’m still catching up on the Curve Expo Spring/Summer 2018 (two months after it happened!). Apologies, readers, for my semi-absence within the last couple months. Work and obligations (weddings, etc.) have been relentless. I’ll be off next week, on vacation in Yosemite, but I’ve got one more Curve post and then a whole lineup of other topics after that. So enjoy this week’s post, and I’ll see you in a couple weeks!
This week, I’m catching up with the Panache family. The biggest news is that “Panache Black” line has been rolled into regular Panache, with the most popular “Black” styles sticking around. Additionally, the Cleo and Panache swimwear collections are now just “Panache Swim.” To be honest, I’m disappointed that Cleo Swim is no more. It really shows in this season’s offerings. It’s lacking the bright, youthful designs that appeal to me.
Well, let’s get to the highlights, starting with Panache regular:
Next up is the Sculptresse line, which had some really lovely additions this season. The whole collection has a level of maturity that’s somewhat rare among plus-size ranges, with no neons or animal print in sight.
Next we have the new sports bra colors, a black/pink/white painterly combo, grey/mango, and the wireless purple with black and pink trim:
Finally, we come to my old favorite, Cleo by Panache.
Lastly, we have swim, which to be honest didn’t exactly thrill me. Just…where are the bright colors, nautical styles, and graphic prints? I miss Cleo Swim!