By ELLEN LEWIS
Here’s what I admire about the Chantelle brand: they understand the American consumer. As a 140-year-old French corsetry company, shifting gears from the brand’s signature elegance to our culture’s obsession with functionality could have been a huge obstacle. Instead, they successfully merged elegance with practicality, resulting in an array of beautifully executed styles that are fashionable as well as practical. And, they get the sizing issue, the fact that there is an extraordinarily large number of well-endowed women on this continent.… ...Read more
Manufactured with up to 70% recycled fabrics, Chantelle’s new sustainable collection, Motif, is made from fibers produced by purposing unused materials, which limits environmental impact and preserves quality. Materials such as tulle, lace, mesh and elastic are made of recycled polyester yarn that are composed of leftovers from production. This collection is certified by Oeko-Tex® to ensure the best level of quality and safety to our customers. The lace used in this collection comes from a Bluesign® certified lace supplier. Additionally, suppliers are GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.… ...Read more
This month Chantelle highlights their newest addition to their best-selling C Magnifique Minimizer collection, the C Magnifique Wirefree Full Bust coverage bra. Designed with Chantelle’s signature smooth matte and shine floral pattern and lined with a super soft jersey, this bra provides comfort and lift while reducing projection. Seamless with flexible side boning, higher sides, a taller back and a banded base construction insure extra support for sizes 34-42, C-G cups. A rare treat for a larger breasted woman, Chantelle’s C Magnifique styles assortment continues to gain momentum in the lingerie business.… ...Read more
Chantelle introduces another full cup design to their cadre of full coverage bras. Launching this month is the C Elegant Bra, a 4 part underwire shape with super support. A more open neckline detailed with a flat lace trim adds a sensual allure to this everyday style. The cups are lined on the side to enable lift and centering. Constructed in a super soft fabric with flat seams, it is incredibly smooth and functions well as a t-shirt bra. Available in sizes 32-40, D-H cups, C Elegant is a promise of all day comfort and confidence.… ...Read more
By ELLEN LEWIS
When I first saw the new Chantelle Logo, CL, I will admit, I was slightly confused. BUT, that was because it was so innovative that I needed a moment to absorb the vision behind it. Then it hit me, Chantelle was breaking free of traditional marketing rules to re-define itself for the contemporary woman. Under its corporate umbrella, four ‘states of being’ reside: Chantelle, Passionata, Chantal Thomass and Femilet.
In retrospect, the seeds of change were planted two years ago when Chantelle launched the Soft Stretch one size panty and changed the way underwear is perceived.… ...Read more
What becomes a woman most? The answer: self-confidence. This is Chantelle Lingerie’s mission: to empower women by freeing them from traditional underwear restraints. The newly launched Absolute Invisible Collection uses innovative engineering to provide weightless comfort in easy to fit shapes. A new flex foam pad is 50% smoother than the standard pad offering more flexibility as it embraces the breast. Covered with a fine brushed knit, it is 40% softer than a standard knit. This new pad is 2x more breathable, making it a perfect summer solution.… ...Read more
I think that the Chantelle soft stretch collection might just be a substantial contender for first place in my ongoing quest to find a panty that I personally love and can actually wear anywhere. On a personal note, it’s the brief that is expanding its presence in my underwear drawer. But my daughters who are half my age are big fans of the bikini and thong. That says a lot.
French Cut Brief
A multi-faceted daywear phenomenon, these panty, tank and bodywear pieces are silky soft layers that fit seamlessly on a woman’s body.… ...Read more